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  • Friday Suppers at Grain Store cafe

    Limited tickets remaining 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 29 Oct

    Taste

  • Friday Suppers at Grain Store cafe

    Limited tickets remaining 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 29 Oct

    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.

    OCTOBER  MENU

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

     

     

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  • Mushroom Hunts w/ Bill O'Dea

    Sun 17 Oct & Sun 24 Oct

    Nature

    ADULT
    €80.00
  • Mushroom Hunts w/ Bill O'Dea

    Sun 17 Oct & Sun 24 Oct

    Nature

    ADULT
    €80.00
    Time
    09.30 - 16.00
    Place
    Estate & Grain Store

    Ever secretly wanted to be a confident food forager? Join expert Bill O’Dea for a dedicated course to learn about one of Nature’s most underestimated mysteries…fungi.

    Hunt and forage on the Killruddery Estate with Ireland’s premier mycophagist, Bill O’Dea. Bill and his team will start with an introductory session. After they have briefed you, you will all go out on the hunt! Once you have gathered your mushrooms, you’ll return to base and take part in cooking your findings . Then, you get to sample your delights.

    We are also delighted to have award winning chef Pat McLarnon of Brooks Hotel helping with the identification and the cooking demonstration on the day. Pat is not only a great chef but also an avid mushroom enthusiast and forager. His use of mushrooms is broad and creative including preserving, infusions and powders.

    Includes lunch and coffee/tea and scones on arrival.

    9.30-10am Meet at venue. Tea, coffee and scones provided.

    10.00am Introduction to mushroom collecting – Bill O’Dea

    11.00am Pick and identify mushrooms

    1.30pm Lunch and cooking of some of the edible wild mushrooms

    After lunch Mushroom identification workshop. Typically we use a panel of experts and we would expect to identify 50 plus different types of mushrooms with the emphasis being on edibles.

    4.00pm approx Finish.

    Waterproof shoes are essential – dress weather appropriate!

     

     

     

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  • Halloween Fun at Killruddery

    Sat 23 Oct to Sun 31 Oct - This is an open event, no need to book tickets

    Nature

  • Halloween Fun at Killruddery

    Sat 23 Oct to Sun 31 Oct - This is an open event, no need to book tickets

    Nature

    Time
    10.00 - 18.00
    Place
    Grain Store, Farm Shop & Garden Centre behind Farm Shop

    Pick and carve a pumpkin from our patch in this annual celebration of Ireland’s most ancient festival.

    We are delighted to host an outdoor Halloween extravaganza this year for all ages to participate in a celebration of this ancient festival of Halloween or as it was known ‘Samhain’, the Celtic New Year, that marked the beginning of the long winter nights.

    Over two weekends at Killruddery, we want to celebrate the light days of summer and dark nights of winter. With pumpkin patches where you can select a pumpkin to bring home to carve or stay and carve your pumpkin at our carving stations set up near our Grain Store Cafe and Farm Shop

    Carving stations open Sat 23, Sun 24, Sat 30 & Sun 31 Oct.

     

    Calling all scarecrow makers; we DARE you to enter the Killruddery Scarecrow Competition (How to build a scarecrow), scarecrow starter kits can be purchased at the Farm Shop.

    Don’t miss a very special chance to unite with your family and get creative while you make your very own DIY scarecrow to enter into our Scarecrow competition.

    Bring your ready made scarecrow to Killruddery, entries will be displayed along the entrance avenue of Killruddery until judging. Register your scarecrow entry in our Farm Shop to be included in the competition.

    Competition entries welcome from 17th Oct last entries and judging 28th Oct at 2pm. Entry is free. 

    Get Creative, have fun!

    JUDGES: Julie Kelleher – Director Mermaid Arts Centre and Killruddery Farmer Tom Jenkinson will be  choosing winners on Thursday the 28th in the following categories:

    – Most creative

    – Scariest

    – Best in show (best made)

    Winners of the scarecrow competition will be announced on the 31st October over social media and on our website. Prizes can be collected from the Farm Shop.

    We would like to invite all you avid home bakers to enter our Pumpkin Pie Competition. Get busy baking in your kitchen to prepare your best pumpkin pie creation. Special category for vegan pumpkin pies.

    PLACE: Around Killruddery Grain Store Cafe, Farm Shop and Garden Centre

    This event is free of charge to attend – NO NEED TO BOOK TICKETS!

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  • Autumn Wreath Making w/ Aiva Veinberga

    Sun 24 Oct 2021

    Botanical Workshop Series

    Killruddery Member
    €95
    Adults
    €105
  • Autumn Wreath Making w/ Aiva Veinberga

    Sun 24 Oct 2021

    Botanical Workshop Series

    Killruddery Member
    €95
    Adults
    €105
    Time
    12.00 - 14.30
    Place
    TBC

    Welcome in Autumn with a Wreath Making Workshop with Prosecco & your own Wreath to take home.

    To mark the season we invite you to join us weave autumn’s colourful abundance into a beautiful natural style Harvest wreath.

    All materials are supplied, sourced from our extensive cut flower beds in the Walled Garden and from the woodlands and hedgerows of Killruddery to best represent this time of year and seasonality.

    The workshop is led by Killruddery’s in house florist Aiva Veinberga and hosted by Flower Lady Ardee . At the end of the workshop you will go home with a wreath made by your own hands ready to decorate your door or house.

    This workshop is for anyone who wants to enjoy creating using lots of beautiful seasonal material.

    Enjoy a glass of Prosecco and sweet treat on arrival – and your own floral masterpiece to take home

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

    (Adults only)

    FAQS

    • All materials & tools are supplied.
    • Dress to suit the days weather!
    • We will be adhering to Covid 19 guidelines and social distancing and tickets are fully refundable if we cancel due to further Covid related restrictions
    • Please allow yourself plenty of time to get here, park in our main Car Park and follow signs to Killruddery Grain Store.

     

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

    (Adults only)

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  • Christmas Wreath Making w/ Aiva Veinberga

    Sun 28 Nov, Sun 05 Dec, Sun 12 Dec

    Botanical Workshop Series

    MEMBER
    €135
    Adult
    €150
  • Christmas Wreath Making w/ Aiva Veinberga

    Sun 28 Nov, Sun 05 Dec, Sun 12 Dec

    Botanical Workshop Series

    MEMBER
    €135
    Adult
    €150
    Time
    10.00 - 16.00 each day
    Place
    Orangery

    Join us this Advent in a Christmas Wreath Making Workshop with mulled wine and lunch & your own wreath to take home.

    We invite you to join us to weave seasonal cheer into a natural style wreath which will bring joy to you and your visitors on your doorstep this Christmas.

    All materials are supplied from our cut flower boarder, woodlands and hedgerows of Killruddery to best represent this time of year and seasonality.

    This workshop is led by Killruddery’s in-house florist Aiva Veinberga and with welcome from Fionnuala, Lady Ardee. At the end of the workshop you will go home with your wreath to decorate your door or any place you choose.

    This workshop is for anyone who wants to enjoy creating using lots of beautiful seasonal material.

    Enjoy a mulled wine with mince pie on arrival near our Cut Flower Room, a woodland walk, the workshop will be held in our Victorian Orangery and lunch will be served in the Grain Store Cafe. (*Dietary preferences are observed.)

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

    (Adults only)

    FAQS

    • All materials & tools are supplied.
    • Dress to suit the days weather – Shoes for woodland walk!
    • We will be adhering to Covid 19 guidelines and social distancing and tickets are fully refundable if we cancel due to further Covid related restrictions
    • Please allow yourself plenty of time to get here, park in our main Car Park and follow signs to Killruddery Grain Store.

     

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

    (Adults only)

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  • Christmas Table Centre Piece workshop w/ Aiva Veinberga

    Sun 19 Dec

    Botanical Workshop Series

    Killruddery Member
    €135
    Adult
    €150
  • Christmas Table Centre Piece workshop w/ Aiva Veinberga

    Sun 19 Dec

    Botanical Workshop Series

    Killruddery Member
    €135
    Adult
    €150
    Location
    Killruddery Cut flower room & Orangery

    Join us the week before Christmas in a Table Centre Piece Workshop with mulled wine and lunch.

    We invite you to join us to develop your scene setting skills with a natural style, bringing joy to your Christmas Celebrations.

    Materials are supplied from our cut flower boarder, woodlands and hedgerows of Killruddery to best represent this time of year and seasonality, with some additional materials from our selection at Killruddery Farm Shop.

    The workshop is led by Killruddery’s in-house florist Aiva Veinberga and with welcome from Fionnuala, Lady Ardee. You will go home with all you need to decorate your Christmas table.

    Enjoy a mulled wine with mince pie on arrival near our Cut Flower Room, a woodland walk, the workshop will be held in our Victorian Orangery and lunch will be served in the Grain Store Cafe. (*Dietary preferences are observed.)

    This workshop is for anyone who wants to enjoy creating using lots of beautiful seasonal material.

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

    (Adults only)

    FAQS

    • All materials & tools are supplied.
    • Dress to suit the days weather – Shoes for woodland walk!
    • We will be adhering to Covid 19 guidelines and social distancing and tickets are fully refundable if we cancel due to further Covid related restrictions
    • Please allow yourself plenty of time to get here, park in our main Car Park and follow signs to Killruddery Grain Store.

     

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

    (Adults only)

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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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  • 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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