Malahide Castle and Gardens is launching a new fairy trail next weekend – with a real-life fairy princess set to enchant its first ever visitors.
Little Hannah May Carroll will officially open the fairy trail, thanks to the Share a Dream Foundation and the Malahide business community.
The brave seven-year-old – who lives with a life-threatening heart condition and has had six major surgeries – has always dreamed of being a fairy princess.
On Saturday, June 23, she will be the centre of attention in the seaside town as she and her entourage – including a surprise fairy godmother – tour the new trail.
Everything a fairy princess needs will be provided, from the dress and make-up right down to the flowers and a feast fit for royalty.
Visitors to the fairy trail, which is a new permanent fixture, will be given an activity booklet as well as some special magic fairy dust and invited to explore to their heart’s content.
Organiser Joanne Pollard said: “All of us here at Malahide Castle and Gardens are in awe of Hannah May’s bravery at such a young age, and we couldn’t wish for anyone better to launch our new fairy trail.”
Shay Kinsella of the Share a Dream Foundation added: “For special angels like Hannah May, we move heaven and earth to make their fondest dreams come true.”
Proceeds from the launch date will go to Share a Dream Foundation and tickets can be booked online at www.malahidecastleandgardens.ie /fairytrail.
That’s one fairy tale with a happy ending.