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The Beechworth Celtic Festival

Gala Celtic Dinner – Friday 7th November, 2014, at 7:30 pm

On Friday night, 7th November 2014, the festival opens with the Gala Celtic Dinner. To be immersed in a traditional Highland evening will touch every drop of Celtic blood in your veins. This year, the Gala Celtic Dinner will be held in the historic Concert Hall at The Old Priory, Beechworth.& The buildings were established as a convent & school in 1887 by 4 Irish Brigidine nuns. Intricate turn of the century architecture has been restored and preserved, yielding a fascinating venue with a well-spring of Beechworth history.

The Old Priory reception will open at 6:30pm, & with full bar facilities you are invited to get into the festive Celtic spirit, with drinks available in the beautiful gardens. Dinner will commence at 7:30pm with the Haggis Ceremony, featuring the traditional piping in, followed by Robert Burns' 'Ode To The Haggis' in broad Scottish brogue. The Celtic feast will consist of three courses of hearty fare, and you will be entertained in true Celtic style throughout the evening with a range of performances from pipers, musicians & Irish dancers. The Gala Auction is always good fun, and, if the Luck of the Irish is with you, you may even score a win with one of the raffles or door prizes!

Tickets can only be pre-purchased through the Beechworth Visitor Information Centre. Cost is $55 per Adult, & $30 per Child Under 12. Seating is limited and ticket sales will close at COB Friday 31st October 2014, so we suggest you pre-book your tickets for this event.

For more information and to view the delicious menu click the link:




Dinner-Flyer.pdf Dinner-Flyer.pdf (426kB)

The Old Priory Guest House - Beechworth

Nestled amongst the grandeur of old world gardens, bathed in an atmosphere created by man’s quest for gold, stands The Old Priory – unique, almost willing you inside with it’s faint charm and hidden mystique.

The Old Priory welcomes you to a unique and wonderful experience linked directly to the Gold Era of The North East in which an atmosphere of learning and enchantment are sure to both overwhelm and intrigue you.

Centrally located on 3 acres in historic Beechworth, overlooking the famous Beechworth Gorge. The Old Priory is an ideal base for an in-depth study of Beechworth and of North East Victoria, including the Snowfields.

Clean, comfortable share facilities, wholesome country cooking, study, sporting and recreational amenities accompanied by detailed education programs and students worksheets make it an ideal School Camp facility.

Our deluxe ensuite miner’s cottages offer a Bed and Breakfast escape and our self – contained unit gives the flexibility for a family holiday.