11:00 - 16:00, Saturday 1 June 2013 - Sunday 2 June 2013
Special Titanic themed re-enactments will be a key focus of the Ulster American Folk Park’s bank holiday weekend activities.
Ticket for Titanic will highlight the true life story of young Mary McGovern from County Cavan – who travelled aboard Titanic but survived.
She left home in early April 1912 to travel to Queenstown, near Cork, to board the famous ship to travel to a new life in New York.
Visitors can journey back to 1912 and meet Mary as she comes into town to say her goodbyes to friends and make some last minute purchases for her journey.
You can also stroll down Ulster Street with Mary and her travelling companions and experience the sights, smells and sounds typical of a busy market day in any major Irish town during the early twentieth century.
Have a chat with the emigrant agent about how passage across the Atlantic could be arranged, while other costumed characters including shopkeepers, travelling journeymen, musicians and a variety of characters will share stories about the ship.
The Ticket for Titanic re-enactments take place on the Ulster Street at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm on Saturday and Sunday with the array of Fair Day characters providing continual entertainment throughout opening hours each day.
Image above: Visitor guides at the Ulster American Folk Park re-enact Mary's story. Click to enlarge.