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  • SOLD OUT: Rufous Nightjar in Concert

    Friday 06 Aug

    Arts & heritage

    Members Only
    €15
  • SOLD OUT: Rufous Nightjar in Concert

    Friday 06 Aug

    Arts & heritage

    Members Only
    €15
    Time
    20.00 (doors open at 19.00)
    Location
    On the lawns of Killruddery House

    On the Lawns of Killruddery House,

    Killruddery Artists-in-Residence programme and on this occasion a Killruddery Members event only

    Tickets €15 and includes a glass of prosecco on arrival.

    The friendship of Branwen Kavanagh, Anna-Mieke Bishop and Zoé Basha, known collectively as Rufous Nightjar, came alive in a golden era of underground traditional and folk music in Dublin. The three were performers and musicians in their own right and took part in one anothers creative projects over the years. In the summer of 2018, their shared interest in traditional singing led the three to travel across Eastern Europe learning folk songs. During this trip they developed an intricate and harmonious dynamic which has led them to working together on a collaborative project. Having spent the lockdown composing a number of a cappella songs around the themes of mythology, folklore, landscape, loss and the otherworld, Branwen invited Anna-Mieke and Zoé to collaborate on arranging the songs for an upcoming album for three voices. After a development residency in Killruddery House in September 2020, they recorded an album together, to be released in 2022.

    This concert is outdoors and will play in any reasonable weather but we are singing for sun!

    Limited spaces.

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    • Picnics Welcome
    • Some seating is provided and you are welcome to bring picnic blankets space will be allocated for both to meet social distancing regulations.
    • In the case of severe weather warning we will cancel with six hours notice and refund.

     

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  • SOLD OUT - Hand Tied Bouquet Workshop

    08 August 2021

    Botanical Workshop Series

    Adult
    €95.00
  • SOLD OUT - Hand Tied Bouquet Workshop

    08 August 2021

    Botanical Workshop Series

    Adult
    €95.00

    Immerse yourself in the season of the most beautiful blooms grown here at Killruddery. Learn how to tame the wild and sooth your soul through creative flower arrangements.

    They say a well made bouquet stands up by itself! Learn how to arrange flowers using a spiral technique and leave with two different hand tied bouquets made by yourself using the bounty of Killrudderys cut flowers.

    Level: Suitable for absolute beginers or for those with some experience also.

    Included in this Workshop

    Guided Walk and Talk through our seasonal cut flowers boarder in the Walled Garden

    – Demonstration on the mechanics making a bouquet using the spiral technique, finishing and wrapping.

    – At the end of your workshop you will take home two Hand bouquets; Front facing tall hand tie and a round regular hand tie

    Refreshments: Killruddery Finger Food and Prosecco or Fruit Cocktail or Tea or Coffee

    – Workshop Location: Starts outside our Farm Shop – Flower Room.

    Duration: 2.5 hours, at a relaxed pace.

    95 per person

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  • Grow your own cut flowers with Fionnuala Fallon

    Sun 10 Oct 2021

    Botanical Workshop Series

    Adult
    €160
    Killruddery Member
    €150
  • Grow your own cut flowers with Fionnuala Fallon

    Sun 10 Oct 2021

    Botanical Workshop Series

    Adult
    €160
    Killruddery Member
    €150
    Time
    10.30 - 16.30
    Place
    Grain Store Courtyard

    A Floral Workshop, paired with Prosecco & light lunch as well as a welcome tea/coffee & scone.

    The Irish Times gardening columnist, National Botanic Gardens-trained horticulturist and flower farmer-florist Fionnuala Fallon @theirishflowerfarmer will share her tips on planning and propagating your own nature-friendly cut flower patch with lots of useful tips and practical demonstrations on how to grow cut flowers . Fionnuala Fallon has worked closely with the Killruddery garden team to propagate, plant and design our cut flower border through-out this year.

    Hosted by Flower Lady Ardee, this workshop is for anyone who wants to create a really productive cut-flower patch to give you lots of beautiful seasonal blooms to use in arrangements throughout the year. You will go home with a seed pack of several of Fionnuala’s choice verities to start you off!

     

    **Limited spaces so book early to avoid disappointment!**

    (Adults only)

    FAQS

    • All materials are supplied.
    • Please wear warm thick soled shoes, and dress to suit the days weather!
    • Please allow yourself plenty of time to get here, park in our main Car Park and follow signs to Killruddery Farm Shop.
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  • Become a member

    Find out more about becoming a Killruddery Member

    Nature

  • Become a member

    Find out more about becoming a Killruddery Member

    Nature

    Become a Killruddery Member: enjoy the very best of our annual event programme & unlimited access to our Gardens DURING OPEN SEASON.

    Discover the benefits of having an 800 acre estate as your own natural sanctuary: a place to walk, talk, imagine, forget & dream! Our Tea Room is reserved for our Garden Visitors and Members only – a place for relaxing with views across our 17th Century Formal Gardens to the Little Sugarloaf.

    Members can also avail of free and discounted events in our annual Programme which celebrates the magical outdoors at Killruddery. Each year we feature a series of garden and ecological talks, botanical workshops, family fun days and musical moments – and illuminating historical perspectives on our family line who first lived here in 1618!

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