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Marymass Festival 2017


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The Marymass Festival Irvine

From fireworks to folk music, crowning to comedy, racing to rock music and horses to history - Irvine, Ayrshire is the place to be every August for the annual Marymass Festival.





About Marymass Festival

The Festival is steeped in local history and retains many of its ancient traditions dating back to the 17th century.  Marymass has its origins with the worship of Mary, mother of Jesus.  Irvine’s church was dedicated to her and the town’s main annual fair was celebrated on the 15th August, the day of her assumption.

Today, the Irvine Carters’ Society, one of the last remaining Carters organisation in Scotland, are committed to keeping these traditions alive. This is in part due to the legend that they rode from the town to fight for Mary Queen of Scots at the Battle of Langside in 1568.

This, coupled with a modern twist, makes it a must see festival for the whole family..


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