Wake The Giant Warrenpoint 2019 (2020 Update: CANCELLED)

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UPDATE: Wake the Giant 2020 CANCELLED

CANCELLED Wake the Giant 2020

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Due to the ongoing Government guidelines in relation to the…

Posted by What’s The Point? on Monday, July 27, 2020

Wake The Giant 2019 FULL LIVE SHOW VIDEO!


Wake The Giant LIVE

Posted by What’s The Point? on Sunday, August 25, 2019

Wake The Giant returns to Warrenpoint on the 24 and 25 of August 2019

Be sure to book this Giant Warrenpoint Date in your diary.

Wake the Giant is now in it’s 4th year!

1000’s of people have come to Warrenpoint for a weekend of magic and legend in previous years and we expect GIANT crowds in Warrenpoint in 2019!

Wake the Giant Warrenpoint 2019


Saturday 24 August 2019

Wake The Giant Moving Theatre

Venue: Warrenpoint Town Centre

Time: 4pm

Wake The Giant Parade 2019

Finn will travel through Warrenpoint Town Centre led by The Point Man.

The magical moving theatre will make it’s way through the centre of the town on the Saturday (24 August) starting at 4pm

Check out the route Finn will take through the town!

(đź””GIANT NOTICE!!! Come early! Give yourself time to get parked and secure your spot along the route!)

Check out what happened last year in the What’s the Point? video below!

We want to see as many people as possible line the streets and make as much noise as possible to try and wake him.

The Point Man will be stopping off along the route to see if he can get help from some of the local businesses to Wake The Giant!

The Point Man Wake The Giant Warrenpoint

Artisan Market

Venue: Warrenpoint Municipal Park

Town Centre Time: 12pm – 6pm

Artisan Market Warrenpoint Park

An Artisan Market will take place in Warrenpoint Municipal Park on Saturday from 12pm-6pm.

There will be lots of food from local businesses available.

Live music during the afternoon From The Bandstand from various local artists.

Sunday 25 August 2019

Wake The Giant Performances

Wake The Giant Warrenpoint Clonallon Park

Venue: Clonallon Park

Time: 2pm & 4pm

On Sunday, there will be two theatrical performances to Wake the Giant at Clonallon Park.

The story of Finn unfolds through two performances at 2pm and again at 4pm. 

According to folklore there will be some BIG and SMALL surprises along the way. 

Family fun entertainment in Clonallon Park from 1pm – 6pm including slime workshop, balloon modelling, falconry display, live music, face painting, circus performers, arts & crafts, Food Village and so much more! 


Please follow the yellow AA road signs on route into Warrenpoint from all directions.

We advise to get to Warrenpoint early and make the day of it! It’s your last chance to #WakeTheGiant until summer 2020 after all!

– Park & Walk at Mary Queen of Peace (300 spaces) located opposite the main Clonallon Park entrance on Clonallon Road, Warrenpoint

– Park & Walk at St. Dallans Primary School (200 spaces) located opposite the main Clonallon Park entrance on Clonallon Road, Warrenpoint


Theatrical Performances to Wake the Giant at 2pm and 4pm

Lots of family fun from 1pm – 6pm with Live music acts performing throughout the afternoon.

Food and refreshments will also be available on site in Clonallon Park.

Free Parking will be available at St Dallan’s Primary School and Mary Queen of Peace Church from 1pm!

Grab a Mini Finn!

WATCH OUT… Mini Finn is on the loose!đź‘€

Magical mini Finn’s, with secret powers will be handed out throughout the Wake The Giant festival this weekend in Warrenpoint.

Mini Finn is a LIMITED EDITION collectable and any child lucky enough to get one may have to harness the powers of the mini Finn to help Wake The Giant!

Keep an eye to the characters across the weekend for your chance to grab a mini Finn!

*NB Mini Finn is only suitable for children aged 3 and up*

Wake The Giant: The Production

Dan Gordon Wake The Giant Warrenpoint
Dan Gordon, Ian McElhinney and cast Wake the Giant 2018 Warrenpoint

What has Derry Girls, Game of Thrones, Give my Head Peace and Soft Border got in common with Wake The Giant?

Wake The Giant show producer Dan Gordon played Red Hand Luke in the successful Northern Irish comedy Give My Head Peace.

Red Hand Luke Dan Gordon Wake The Giant Warrenpoint

The voice of the Giant Ian McElhinney played Barristan Selmy in the worldwide smash Game of Thrones and Grandad in Derry Girls.

Ian McElhinney Wake The Giant Warrenpoint

The Point Man, Keith Singleton, stars in comedy Soft Border.

Keith Singleton Wake The Giant Warrenpoint

Renowned playwright and actor Dan Gordon has written a specially commissioned script to bring the story to life this year.

He said:

“Local legend has it that there is a giant sleeping in the Cooley Mountains on the far shore of Carlingford Lough, overlooking Warrenpoint.

This Festival is a brilliant way to keep local folklore alive by spinning the old yarns for a new generation.

The story sees the enormous Finn McCool sleeping (and we hear his snores roaring across the town!)

Finn’s mum, desperate to wake him, calls upon her grandson, Oisin, the greatest poet in Ireland, for help.

Together with his granny, Oisin must do battle with the mythical Hag Witch, Calliagh Berra, who, it is fabled, has come to steal away the youth of the children of Mourne.

This Festival calls for the whole population of the town of Warrenpoint to do whatever it takes to help Wake the Giant before the spell takes hold for ever!” 


We shot this video live from the procession through the town – you can see the tremendous fun everyone had!

We want to make 2019’s procession the biggest and baddest in all of the land of Giants!

Are you in???

It was so mush fun led by the hilarious Point Man (he’s mad but lovely!)

Everyone who seen him last year loved him …and yes He’s BACK THIS YEAR!

The video below shows Finn coming across Carlingford Lough on a ferry!

We wonder how he intends to arrive in Warrenpoint this time – perhaps he will just appear…like magic (he is a giant…and a legend…so he can do all sorts of marvellous things!)

Wake The Giant returns to Warrenpoint on the 24 and 25 of August 2019.

Finn is dozing again! But how did we wake him on 2018 – scroll below to watch the show!

Check out the Wake the Giant show at Clonallon Park in Warrenpoint in August 2018 in the video below.

Clonallon Park was the perfect venue to host this wonderful extravaganza – it will host the 2019 show this year again!

We all know the story of Finn’s epic battle with the giant Ruscaire! (but just in case you need a reminder…)

The battle between the two giants raged across the Mournes, Cooleys and Carlingford Lough for days.

Finn lifted a huge stone and flung it at Ruscaire, it struck the evil Giant on the head and buried him into the ground!

The stone Finn threw, we now call Cloughmor and legend has it that The Big Stone is the final resting place of Ruscaire, The Giant of Snow and Ice!

But beware folks…these stories are not a thing of myth and legends of long ago but alive and well in 2019

Take a virtual walk to Cloughmor…

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