Category: Games

Bronze gargoyle located on a ledge

Gargoyles and Angels in Armagh

On my recent visit to Armagh, I spied a wonderful little gargoyle hidden in a boot-scrapper outside a bank. I stopped to take a look, but as no one else seemed to notice it I moved on quickly to avoid any questioning stares. As I turned the corner I did a double take when I spied an angel playing a Loughnashade trumpet perched above a doorway. I was intrigued and headed to the tourist office to find out more. There I was told that  22 bronze angels and gargoyles had been placed around buildings in Armagh City as part of the council’s urban regeneration programme.

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Screengrab from Siege! at Carrickfergus Castle app

Download Siege! at Carrickfergus Castle App

The Siege! at Carrickfergus Castle App is now available to download for free for Android and Apple mobile devices. The Siege! app contains a mission-style game and an interactive map that explores Anglo-Norman military strategy and the defensive architecture of the Carrickfergus Castle.  The game is best played on location at the castle and uses interactive role-play and atmospheric video to bring the 1315-16 Bruce siege to life.

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