KILLRUDDERY IS A GREAT HISTORIC HOUSE OF IRELAND.
THE MAGNIFICENT 800-ACRE ESTATE IN CO. WICKLOW IS A SUSTAINABLE, BIO-DIVERSE FARM THAT INCLUDES FLOWERING WOODLAND, PAINTERLY FORMAL 17TH CENTURY GARDENS, A HIGH-HEDGE SYLVAN THEATRE, LONG PONDS AND A WALLED GARDEN.
THE HERITAGE KILLRUDDERY YARD IS A SPACE TO SHOP, EAT, MAKE AND CELEBRATE THE SEASONAL BOUNTY OF KILLRUDDERY’S GARDENS - FREE PARKING + ADMISSION TO OUR YARD.
EVENT PROGRAMMEView event programme
Seasonal Supper Club at The Grain Store, our Botanical Workshop Series and much more
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Shop with us in store daily, and online.
THE GRAIN STOREBook a table
Open Tuesday - Sunday, 09.00 - 17.00 serving breakfast, lunch + our weekly Seasonal Supper Club.
PIZZA SHEDOrder a pizza
Open Thursday - Sunday, 12.00 - 21.00. Neapolitan style sourdough pizza topped with ingredients from our Walled Garden + Farm.
Our family has been living at Killruddery since 1618 and today we are very happy that three generations live here. Living heritage on Dublin’s doorstep!
Killruddery is a true celebration of the great outdoors and an authentic, bio-diverse space. We continue to meet long-standing Members who enjoy Killruddery as their own back garden; it is our delight to build a strong community here who are as passionate about conserving this estate as we are. We produce chemical-free vegetables, fruit, cut-flowers and free-range meats for our Farm Shop and all our ‘garden-to-plate’ menus for The Grain Store, Dairy Yard Coffee Shop, Killruddery Wood-Fired Pizza and Tea Room.
Over the past decade, we have responded to the challenge of preserving the House and Gardens by transforming Killruddery into a popular visitor attraction on Ireland’s Ancient East, a working farm and a private hire venue for weddings and corporate events. However, at the heart of this enterprise, we wish to protect Killruddery’s soul and unique character as our special family home.
You are most welcome. We hope you will enjoy your visit and return again and again.
Earl and Countess of Meath, Lord and Lady Ardee and the Brabazon family.
SUPPER AT THE GRAIN STORE
TIME: 19.00, 19.30, 20.00, 20.30
PLACE: THE GRAIN STORE
Killruddery’s Seasonal Supper Club is back with attendees enjoying a set, sharing plate style menu.
Inspired by the abundance of spring produce from our Walled Garden and Farm, Head Chef Niall O’Sullivan and his team prepare a vegetable and estate-reared meat focused menu for you to enjoy in our atmospheric 19th Century Grain Store.
Join us by candle light, for an evening near our roaring log fire and enjoy a four-course set, sharing plate style menu, complete with a glass of bubbles with botanical flourish from our Walled Garden.
Please book a time slot to attend, as we are keeping numbers low, please allow 24 hours if you are unable to attend as we might have a wait list. Payment for your four-course set menu is taken upon booking. Should you be unable to attend, we will do our utmost to reschedule you to another date, or process a refund should we be unable to.
Please note, this cost does not include additional wine and beverages which you will enjoy on the night. Bookings for our Seasonal Supper Club are limited to a total of 8 individuals per table.
SAMPLE SET MENU FOR SEASONAL SUPPERS HERE.
Date: Saturday 18th March, Friday 24th March, Friday 31st March, Thursday 6th April, Friday 14th April, Friday 28th April
Time: 19.00, 19.30, 20.00, 20.30
Place: The Grain Store at Killruddery
SOLD OUT - KILLRUDDERY CUT FLOWERS PRESENTS: PLAN + PROPAGATE YOUR OWN ECOLOGICALLY RICH, DELICIOUS + BOUNTIFUL VEGETABLE + FLOWER GARDEN WITH ALYS FOWLER
SUNDAY 26TH MARCH
ADULT MEMBER: €148.50
TIME: 10.00 - 16.00
PLACE: THE GARDEN ROOM + GRAIN STORE
We invite you to join us on Sunday, 26th March to learn how to plan and propagate your own ecologically-rich and sustainable edible garden with renowned food grower, Alys Fowler (@alysf), known for her previous presenting role on BBC Gardener’s World and gardening column in The Guardian Weekend Magazine.
During this workshop we will look at how to grow using polyculture methods, the art of growing a variety of different plants together, resulting in an intricate garden design that celebrates biodiversity as well as deliciousness. Alys’ approach is to create a permanent framework of trees, climbers, shrubs and perennials which will grow alongside a healthy harvest of vegetables, that you can rely upon year on year to fill a weekly vase of flowers.
To begin, Alys will guide you through the principles of polyculture growing focusing on suitable flowers that are either edible or can be used medicinally and still work as cut flowers. This will include looking at annual, perennial and bulb flowers and how to incorporate them to gain the maximum benefit for the wider ecology.
In the afternoon Alys will discuss soil health and fertility, which is the cornerstone of this form of gardening. This will include looking at mulches, composts and microbial-rich feeds to benefit all of the garden, foliar feeds for cut flower production and garden ferments to increase certain key nutrients required for good flowers and fruit formation. From here participants will learn about propagation and plant health, including making natural hormone solutions to improve rooting in cuttings and seedlings. Finally, we will look at various, simple solutions for plant supports to maximise both vegetable growing, cut flower production and create ecological niches to improve insect life.
With limited slots available to ensure the workshop remains intimate and each individual receives plenty of guidance throughout the day, all materials for this workshop are provided, and everyone will leave the workshop with Alys’ choice varieties of seed packs, along with an understanding of how to apply the knowledge gained during this workshop, in your own garden. You are encouraged to bring along plans and pictures of your own garden to help achieve this.
This workshop is hosted by Lady Fionnuala Aston-Ardee in our light filled Garden Room, with a welcome tea/coffee on arrival, a two-course lunch in The Grain Store with a menu designed by Head Chef Niall O’Sullivan using produce from our Walled Gardens, and a glass of bubbles or mocktail to toast to a beautiful day.
ABOUT ALYS FOWLER
Alys Fowler is passionate about gardening and food and combines this love to create ecologically-rich gardens that feed not just us, but all the wildlife too. She is a professional horticulturist who trained at New York Botanical Garden, RHS Wisley and the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew in London. She was the gardening correspondent for The Guardian Newspaper for over 12 years and presenter of BBC Gardener’s World, and writes regularly for Gardens Illustrated, The Financial Times, The Guardian and The Observer Newspapers. She has written eight gardening books and currently gardens on a hillside in Mid Wales.
WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?
- This workshop is for anyone who wants to create a beautiful edible garden with room for plenty of flowers
- This workshop is for complete beginners and intermediate practitioners and those looking to explore and expand the art of growing and cultivating edible and cut flowers
- Those looking to gain confidence in mixing both annual and perennial vegetables and flowers together
- Anyone looking to spend time with like-minded individuals doing something new and creative
- All materials are supplied
- Please wear warm thick soled shoes, and dress to suit the day’s weather
- Please allow yourself plenty of time to get here, park in our main car park and follow signs to Killruddery Farm Shop
Date: Sunday 26th March
Time: 10.00 - 16.00
Place: The Garden Room + Grain Store at Killruddery
EASTER TREASURE TRAIL + FAMILY WEEKEND ONCE MORE IN AID OF THE DSPCA
SUNDAY, 9TH APRIL + MONDAY, 10TH APRIL
KILLRUDDERY MEMBERS PRICES: CHILDREN - €13.50 ADULTS - €5
NON MEMBERS PRICES: CHILDREN - €15.00 ADULTS - €8.00
TIME: 10.00 - 15.30
PLACE: KILLRUDDERY GARDENS
We invite you to don your Easter bonnet, dress in your finest Easter inspired clothing, and join us at Killruddery this Easter weekend for two days of eggs-cellent family fun in partnership, once more, with the DSPCA.
Throughout this weekend, children big and small will be given the opportunity to eggs-plore the beautiful grounds of Killruddery with a very special Easter themed treasure trail and family event.
There will be a raffle where you can purchase tickets in The Orangery (winners will be announced at a later date), Spring Stories in The Orangery, a goodie bag (per family), baby animals to visit, traditional garden games and much more! With a card which will be stamped at each location, look forward to eggs-cellent lawn games, questions and clues on our Easter treasure trail.
The funds raised from this event will go directly to support the DSPCA's cause to purchase a blood diagnostic machine for the DSPCA Veterinary Department, significantly decreasing the amount of time to receive blood test results from 3-6 days, to 12 minutes - a truly life saving change for the animals that arrive to the shelter and increasing productivity for the vet team.
ABOUT THE DSPCA:
The DSPCA was established over 180 years ago in 1840. Over the years the DSPCA has grown to be the leading animal welfare charity in Ireland, existing uniquely to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome sick, injured and cruelly treated animals - both domestic and wild. The DSPCA is supported and enhanced by a dedicated team of staff and volunteers who help save lives everyday.
The DSPCA is delighted to be hosting their second annual Easter Event with Killruddery. The work that the DSPCA does in the community is very important and so this event will allow the charity and volunteers to meet new people and raise awareness of the many programmes and initiatives that the DSPCA does to help animals and people.
WHO IS THIS EVENT FOR?
- This Easter family weekend at Killruddery is suitable for all the family
- Those wishing to explore the grounds with a day of family fun, in the beautiful surrounds of Killruddery
- Those wishing to help raise funds for a wonderful cause
- Car parking is free
- All materials are provided
- Please dress for the day's weather - Easter inspired outfits and Easter bonnets are welcomed!
- Please allow yourself plenty of time to get here, park in our main customer car park and follow signs to Killruddery's Garden Entrance Shop
- Dogs are not permitted into our Gardens, with exceptions made for guide dogs and other assistance dogs only
- Spring Stories will take place in The Orangery at 11.00, 12.30, 14.30 and 16.00 - please keep this in mind when booking your time slots, should you like to attend
- When purchasing a ticket, please review all of the ticket information to ensure you are selecting the correct ticket types and time slots
Date: Sunday, 9th April + Monday, 10th April
Time: 10.00 - 15.30
Place: Killruddery Gardens
KNOW YOUR BIRDS WITH JUSTIN IVORY
SATURDAY 29TH APRIL
MEMBERS - FREE
ADULT NON-MEMBER: €8.50
CONCESSION NON-MEMBER: €7.50
CHILD NON-MEMBER (4 - 12 YEARS OLD): €3.00
TIME: 10.00 - 11.00
PLACE: THE GARDEN ROOM
Justin Ivory’s enthusiasm for birds and wildlife in general is contagious. This illuminative talk is for those curious to learn about the birds who share our Irish gardens. Do you wake in the morning to the sound of birdsong and wonder from which beak it sounds?
Justin will outline the who, what, where, why and when - with special focus on the ten most common calls in our local vicinity. A great session to attend in advance of our International Dawn Chorus Walk on the 7th May. Aim to begin or add to the repertoire of bird calls you recognise!
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to identify a bird simply by hearing a few notes of their song?
WHO IS THIS TALK FOR?
- Those wishing to learn more about songbirds and recognise their call
- This talk is for complete beginners and those wishing to develop their ornithology
- Anyone wishing to spend time with like minded individuals while learning something new
- No need to bring anything but yourself
- Please allow yourself plenty of time to get here, park in our main car park and follow signs to Killruddery Farm Shop where you will be directed to our Garden Room
- Pre-booking is essential
Date: Saturday 29th April
Time: 10.00 - 11.00
Place: The Garden Room
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APRIL & OCTOBER: Tuesday to Sunday : 9.30 – 17.00 (last entry 16.00)
MAY – SEPTEMBER: Tuesday to Sunday : 09.30 – 18.00 (last entry 17.00)
Closed Mondays for essential maintenance (With the exception of Bank Holiday Mondays)
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KILLRUDDERY YARD - FREE ADMISSION + PARKING
THE GRAIN STORE - Open Tuesday - Sunday, 09.00 - 17.00 - Breakfast 09.00 - 11.30 | Lunch 12.00 - 16.00
PIZZA SHED - Open Thursday - Sunday, 12.00 - 21.00
DAIRY YARD COFFEE SHOP - Monday - Sunday, 09.00 - 17.00. Serving takeaway coffee, pastries, sandwiches and soup
FARM SHOP - Monday - Sunday, 09.00 - 17.00. SHOP ONLINE
FARM ROADS OPEN TO MEMBERS - Daily from 07.00 – 21.00. Closed Wednesday and Saturdays Nov – Feb inclusive. Dogs can be walked on a lead by Members on the farm roads.
KILLRUDDERY FARM MARKET - Every Saturday, 10.00 - 16.00
HOUSE & GARDENS - PAID ADMISSION
GARDENS – REOPENING SATURDAY, 1ST APRIL
Open April + October Tues – Sun – 09.30 – 17.00 (last entry 16.00)
Open May – September inclusive, Tues – Sun – 09.30 – 18.00 (last entry 17.00)
Dogs are not permitted in the formal gardens
TEA ROOM - REOPENING SATURDAY, 1ST APRIL
Tea Room opening hours are linked to our Gardens Open Season
House tours are linked to Gardens Open Season and will return in April. Open Tuesday – Sunday (always check here as we close tours on Wedding days).
ONline Farm ShopStart shopping
Shop our range of hampers, gifts, Killruddery Memberships, workshops, Killruddery Cut Flower bouquets and more. Orders placed by 20.00 are available for collection from 11.00, with postal + delivery options also available.
MembershipsExplore our Membership options
A Killruddery Membership gifts a garden! As a Killruddery member, enjoy the very best of our annual Event Programme + unlimited access to our Gardens during Open Season.
We are delighted to host beautiful wedding celebrations and bring to life your shared dreams. We pride ourselves on offering unique access to an exceptional heritage House and world-renowned Gardens – with intimate, surprising venues around the estate for an unforgettable party.
Private HireEnquire now
Killruddery is the most prestigious privately-owned historic estate in Ireland, offering a wide range of environments and surprising spaces for corporate events, weddings, private dining and team building.
Farm MarketVisit our Farm Market
Our Farm Market takes place in Killruddery Yard – an ever-evolving food and shopping space that we continue to co-pioneer with a passionate collective of local producers + makers. Taking place each Saturday, 10.00 - 16.0. Free parking + admission!
Our GardensExplore our Heritage Gardens
Killruddery’s 17th century gardens include flowering woodland, cut flower gardens, high-hedged pathways, a natural amphitheatre area, the Long Ponds and a Walled Garden.
Beautiful house and gardens, lots of variety with the farm road walks around the back of Killruddery and great food. Had an excellent house tour today with Barbara. I regularly visit the gardens and farm roads and would highly recommend a visit to both the house and gardens for anyone.
Loved the magnificent gardens and the great tour we had of the house with guide Sarah. Lovely lunch options in the courtyard. Great picnic area for families.
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KNOW YOUR BIRDS WITH JUSTIN IVORYRegular price €8,50 EUR€8,50 EUR Regular priceUnit price per
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SONGS TO THE MOON WITH SOPRANO, CATHERINE REDDING + HARPIST, AISLING ENNISRegular price €18,00 EUR€18,00 EUR Regular priceUnit price per
KILLRUDDERY CUT FLOWERS PRESENTS: SKETCHING IN THE ORANGERY WITH YANNY PETTERSRegular price €165,00 EUR€165,00 EUR Regular priceUnit price per
KILLRUDDERY CUT FLOWERS PRESENTS: BLOCK PRINT YOUR SUMMER TABLE WITH LIZ WALSHRegular price €150,00 EUR€150,00 EUR Regular priceUnit price per