It’s a fairy good way for ‘princess’ to help town

by Sylvia Pownall

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.

Hannah May Carroll.

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.”

The Fairy Trail.

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.

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