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  • Irish Hospice Foundation Compassionate Culture Network

    6th, 13th, 20th, 27th January, 3rd, 10th, 17th February

    Nature

    This is a free event
    Registration Essential
  • Irish Hospice Foundation Compassionate Culture Network

    6th, 13th, 20th, 27th January, 3rd, 10th, 17th February

    Nature

    This is a free event
    Registration Essential
    Location
    Killruddery Gardens & Grain Store Restaurant
    Time
    10:30 - 12:30

    In Winter, when we talk of loss

    Might small hope take seed”

    This winter Killruddery House and Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) invite you to walk, talk, move and explore what might be created from loss.

    In 2016 Irish Hospice Foundation carried out a national survey where people living in Ireland said they’d like more places to talk about death and bereavement. This second pandemic winter Killruddery House wants to offer this sanctuary.

    While the gardens are closed to the public we invite a small group to take a journey of discovery. It is an offer to those who are affected by loss, be it large or small, a disruption or a bereavement.

    We hope you might join for all sessions, though you are very welcome to come and see if it’s for you. Or perhaps it’s something that you might bring a friend in need to?

    This Killruddery House project is part of a larger nationwide IHF initiative, the Compassionate Culture Network supported by the Creative Ireland Programme – for details see the Arts pages at www.hospicefoundation.ie

    Walks take place on Thursday morning’s, starting November 11th. Led by Andrea Scott of theatre company Floating World Productions. Free to take part in. Places are limited. Registration in advance is required. To register Killruddery.com/programme

    Each session will start at under the eaves in Killruddery Horse Yard and involves walking, talking, moving and collaborating with the natural environment through creative exercises. There will be a mix of indoor and outdoor activities. Masks are required for indoors. Please wear weather appropriate clothing and footwear.

    The project in Killruddery House is part of a larger nationwide IHF initiative, the Compassionate Culture Network supported by the Creative Ireland Programme whose aim is to use creative practice to establish opportunities for people to talk about loss.   For details see www.hospicefoundation.ie/ccn

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  • Supper at the Grain Store

    Friday 4th February, Saturday 12th February, Friday 25th February

    Taste

  • Supper at the Grain Store

    Friday 4th February, Saturday 12th February, Friday 25th February

    Taste

    Time
    19:00, 19:30, 20:00
    Place
    Grain Store Cafe

    Killruddery Suppers are back with a fresh new vibe!

    Inspired by the Autumn abundance of our kitchen garden and farm, head chef Niall O’Sullivan and team prepare a vegetable focused sharing plate menu in our atmospheric 19c Grain Store.

    Join us in candle light, for an evening to remember near our roaring log fire.

    This is a sharing plate style menu, accompanied by a wine list of organic, bio-dynamic and natural wines. 

    Please book a timeslot to attend – as we are keeping numbers low please do let us know with 24 hours notice if you are unable to attend as we may have a wait list.

    FOR TABLES OVER 4 PEOPLE A BOOKING DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED – WE WILL BE IN TOUCH AFTER BOOKING IS RECEIVED TO ARRANGE PAYMENT.

    SAMPLE  MENU

    THIS BOOKING IS JUST TO RESERVE YOUR TABLE – PAYMENT WILL BE MADE ON THE EVENING

     

     

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  • Botanical Dye Workshop w/ Kathryn Davey

    Sun 01 May 2022

    Botanical Workshop Series

    ADULT
    €150.00
  • Botanical Dye Workshop w/ Kathryn Davey

    Sun 01 May 2022

    Botanical Workshop Series

    ADULT
    €150.00
    Time
    10.30 - 15.00
    Place
    Grain Store
    Join us this Lá Bealtaine for a Natural Dye with Kathyrn Davey. Kathryn will guide you through the process of natural dyeing from undyed fibre to beautifully finished naturally dyed textiles. We will start with a stroll along our Cut Flower boarder and around the stunning gardens of Killruddery to gather plants to add to our dye pots. Kathryn will guide you through the process of preparing your fibres for dye through cleaning & mordanting (an ingredient added to ensure the dye binds to the fibre for long-lasting colour). We will then create numerous pots of natural dye from our foraged materials, learn how to extract the dye & dye natural fibres.
    Kathryn will provide all the necessary materials along with a prepped and mordanted item for you to dye and take home. Participants will have the opportunity to dye various fibres in a wide range of colours & experiment with expanding their palette. Students will leave with their own natural dye swatch book from samples created during class & a finished naturally dyed piece. Everyone will leave with an understanding of this ancient practice & the skills necessary to create and apply colour to textiles. This workshop will enrich your appreciation of the natural world while opening your eyes to a world of colour that lies beneath the everyday plants of our life.
    Coffee is served on arrival with prosecco and lunch at interval. (*dietary preferences observed.)

    About Kathryn 

    Kathryn Davey is a natural dyer & author based in Dublin. Kathryn works with pure fibres & natural plant dyes to create colour that is soothing to our senses and gentle on our Earth’s valuable resources. Finding inspiration in nature and the colours of her surrounding landscape, Kathryn is drawn to the tones of each passing season which is reflected in her work and the fibres she dyes. Passionate about the history, heritage and magic of the craft, Kathryn loves to share this process with others, showing how simple and satisfying it can be to work with plants & bring a rainbow of natural colour into your life.
    Who is this workshop for? 
    There is no experience required for this class.
    • This workshop is for complete beginners & intermediate practitioners.
    • Those wanting to explore plant dyes & unsure where to start.
    • Those that may have experienced challenges or felt overwhelmed by the process.
    • Anyone interested in the sources of natural colour available to us.
    • Those looking to understand the process of this ancient practice.
    • Those looking to gain confidence with a new creative outlet.
    • Anyone looking to spend time with like-minded individuals doing something new and creative.

     

     

     

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