What's on

  • Parent & Toddler Group

    This Event has been postponed until further notice.

    Family

    Child
    €11.00
    Killruddery Member Child
    €10.00
  • Parent & Toddler Group

    This Event has been postponed until further notice.

    Family

    Child
    €11.00
    Killruddery Member Child
    €10.00
    TIME
    10.00 - 11.00
    PLACE
    Grain Store
    Recommended age
    18 mths - 3 years

    Tactile learning and touch is essential for a child’s growth in physical abilities, cognitive and language skills, and even social and emotional development. Touch is not only imperative for short-term advancement with infancy and early childhood sensory experiences, but for long-term development within the child. Long-term effects of touch vary from educational results to social and emotional growth.

    This is a creative space to get messy with your little ones (without having to worry about cleaning up afterwards!) Our workshops encourage development and growth through tactile and sensory learning. Together, we explore textures and shapes through the mixed media including paint and clay. Weekly drop-in workshops facilitated by experienced art teachers in a safe and relaxed environment.

    Whilst there, parents can avail of what’s on offer at the newly refurblished Grain Store Café serving the best of Killruddery’s seasonal produce, coffee and refreshments for both parents and toddlers, as well as the wonderful Farm Shop and free parking on site.

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  • Falconry on the lawns

    This Event has been postponed until further notice.

    Family

    Killruddery Member
    COMP
    Adult
    €8.50
    Concession
    €7.50
    Child
    €3.00
  • Falconry on the lawns

    This Event has been postponed until further notice.

    Family

    Killruddery Member
    COMP
    Adult
    €8.50
    Concession
    €7.50
    Child
    €3.00
    Time
    13.30 - 16.00
    Place
    Formal Gardens

    *This is recurring SATURDAY event at Killruddery: 2nd May/ 6th June/ 4th July / 8th August / 5th September

    Newgrange Falconry descends on Killruddery Estate with 12 majestic birds of prey!

    Have you ever longed to meet the kings and queens of the bird kingdom? Join us for an unforgettable family experience at one of our interactive shows. Be introduced to some of Nature’s most fascinating winged predators, including owls, hawks and falcons and participate in our exhilarating static, handling and flying displays. 

    All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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  • Artist-in-Residence Session

    This Event has been postponed until further notice.

    Arts & heritage

    KILLRUDDERY MEMBER
    COMP
  • Artist-in-Residence Session

    This Event has been postponed until further notice.

    Arts & heritage

    KILLRUDDERY MEMBER
    COMP
    Time
    18.30 -19.30
    Place
    Entrance Shop

    Silent Soundwalk with artist-in-residence, Joseph Young

    (Followed by an informal discussion and listening session)

    Listening is at the heart of Artist-in-residence Joseph Young’s practice. Often, we deliberately cut ourselves off from the sounds of the environment around us, either with our ubiquitous smartphones or by losing ourselves in our own thoughts. A silent soundwalk allows to open our ears to the soundscape around us, to notice those everyday sounds that we often block out or ignore and to experience the world in a surprising and new way.

    https://artofnoises.com/?s=soundwalk

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  • Great Music in Irish Houses

    This Event has been postponed until further notice.

    Arts & heritage

    FROM
    €35
  • Great Music in Irish Houses

    This Event has been postponed until further notice.

    Arts & heritage

    FROM
    €35
    Time
    20.00 - 21.30
    Place
    The Orangery

    Irish and international musical talents return to Killruddery for extraordinary chamber music recitals.

    Book early to secure a ticket at this highlight event in the atmospheric setting of Killruddery’s Orangery.

    TICKETS

    From: €35

    Book direct: greatmusicinirishhouses.com

    FAQs

    For more information, please visit greatmusicinirishhouses.com

     

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  • Heritage Talk w/ Rosemary Raughter

    13 June 2020

    Arts & heritage

    Killruddery Member
    COMP
    Adult
    €8.50
  • Heritage Talk w/ Rosemary Raughter

    13 June 2020

    Arts & heritage

    Killruddery Member
    COMP
    Adult
    €8.50
    Time
    12.00 - 13.00
    Place
    Library

    Speaking For Herself: The LIfe of the 12th Countess of Meath, Philanthropist & Diarist

    Independent scholar and local historian Rosemary Raughter will provide a fascinating insight into Brabazon family history through the personal diaries of Lady Mary Maitland, who married Lord Brabazon in 1868. As wife of the 12th Earl of Meath, Lady Meath embarked on a busy family and social life in addition to a wide-ranging programme of philanthropy and social reform – with extensive travel to the US, the Antipodes and the Far East, as well as Europe and Africa. Rosemary specialises in women’s history and her publications include Religious Women And Their History: Breaking The Silence (2005) and The Journal of Elizabeth Bennis, 1749 – 1779 (2007). She has also authored numerous articles on the role of women in philanthropy, religion, domestic life, and political activism in both academic and local history journals. Rosemary is currently chairperson of Greystones Archaeological & Historical Society.

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  • Midsummer Long Table Supper

    21 June 2020

    Taste

    ADULT
    €50
  • Midsummer Long Table Supper

    21 June 2020

    Taste

    ADULT
    €50
    Time
    19.00 - 22.00
    Place
    The Orangery

    A charity long table supper hosted in the glorious Orangery, with a proudly home-grown menu, reminding us to celebrate the nourishing light of the Sun!

    At Killruddery, we pride ourselves on being able to offer you alternative ways to connect with the great outdoors. Watch a beautifully long day of the year unfold with views of the stunning Formal Gardens from our glorious Orangery.. Our team will serve a home-grown, four-course dinner designed by our Head Chef Rafal Lorys, as you soak in the balmy summer evening. This event is in aid of  a local charity close to our heart: Mary’s Meals.

    FAQS 

    Spaces are limited so we would advise to book as much in advance as possible to avoid disappointment. 

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  • Midsummer Garden Party

    5 July 2020

    Family

    KILLRUDDERY MEMBERS
    COMP
    ADULT
    €8.50
    CHILD (4-12 YEARS)
    €3.00
    CHILD (UNDER 4 YEARS)
    COMP
  • Midsummer Garden Party

    5 July 2020

    Family

    KILLRUDDERY MEMBERS
    COMP
    ADULT
    €8.50
    CHILD (4-12 YEARS)
    €3.00
    CHILD (UNDER 4 YEARS)
    COMP
    Time
    11.00 - 16.00
    Place
    Formal Gardens

    A family fun-day to picnic, play outdoors and heal your favourite teddies.

    We are delighted to announce that Mr and Mrs Bear will be staging their highly anticipated return to Kilruddery for the Midsummer Party! And we are told they will be bringing along lots of traditional games, giant chess and some medically trained friends, qualified to cure all teddy bear ails. Join us for a special family day and a heart-warming Killruddery BBQ.

    FAQS

    We will have a guest list on the day. The confirmation email on your phone is helpful but not necessary. You don’t need to print your confirmation – save the paper! This event is mostly outdoors please dress for the lively Irish summer….

    (All children must be accompanied by an adult)

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  • Friends of the Vocal Arts

    July 5th & 12th

    Arts & heritage

  • Friends of the Vocal Arts

    July 5th & 12th

    Arts & heritage

    Dates
    5th & 12th July
    Time
    15.00 - 17.00
    Place
    The Orangery

    Beautiful voices in a beautiful space.

    We are very lucky here at Killruddery to receive an annual summer visit from Friends of the Vocal Arts with a special line-up featuring rising stars and some of Ireland most established opera singers. Be transported in the opulent setting of the Orangery for a fundraiser in aid of the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition.

     

    Please purchase tickets directly from the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition. 

    Email: vdisc@griffith.ie  

     

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  • Thursday Pop-up Suppers at the Grain Store Café.

    Resuming on the 9th of July and on a bi-weekly basis thereafter

    Taste

    ADULT
    €45.00
  • Thursday Pop-up Suppers at the Grain Store Café.

    Resuming on the 9th of July and on a bi-weekly basis thereafter

    Taste

    ADULT
    €45.00
    Time
    19.30
    Place
    Grain Store Café

    Killruddery hosts a weekly series of ‘homegrown’ dining experiences. Head Chef Rafal Lorys prepares a decadent 3-course menu, showcasing Killruddery’s own seasonal, sun-kissed ingredients from our Walled Garden & Farm. With occasional pop-up guest chefs!

     

    On the 3oth April we welcome Rootsdinners

    Roots is a roaming food project established by partners Keith Coleman and Aisling Mc Hugh. After hosting a series of dinners in Fia, a café they co-managed a the time, the seed of what would eventually become Roots had been sown. Inspired by the wealth of produce this island has to offer, and the simple act of gathering people around the table to share a meal, Roots has grown into a unique dining experience. To date, the duo have hosted dinners in an array of interesting space; from The Fumbally Stables, to Hang Tough Gallery, and even in a Lawn Bowls Club. Roots has now found a home in Rossnaree House, in the heart of the Boyne Valley. The couple’s dream is to one day operate a small guesthouse with adjoining dining room and space to grow the food they serve.

    Roots doesn’t start with a menu. 

    It starts with exploration. Seasonal insight. Foraging. Sometimes a dinner idea emerges from a conversation with friends. Sometimes with a local producer or a passionate chef. From this, we uncover stories that we develop into pop-up dinners. For us, Roots is as much about our journey as it is about the dinners we create. It’s a celebration of culture, heritage and native produce. It culminates into an experience that fulfils our everlasting curiosity to understand food, and what it means to share it in beautiful places with wonderful people. 

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  • Gardeners Talk w/ Matthew Jebb

    12 July 2020

    Nature

    KILLRUDDERY MEMBER
    COMP
    ADULT
    €8.50
    CONCESSION
    €7.50
    CHILD
    €3.00
  • Gardeners Talk w/ Matthew Jebb

    12 July 2020

    Nature

    KILLRUDDERY MEMBER
    COMP
    ADULT
    €8.50
    CONCESSION
    €7.50
    CHILD
    €3.00
    Time
    12.00 - 14.00
    Place
    Formal Gardens

    Enter the fascinating world of Killruddery’s plants, seeds and flowers with Dr. Matthew Jebb. An alumnus of Oxford University and director of the National Botanic Gardens, Matthew will take you into the colony of plants that make up our world and provide food and oxygen to all of its inhabitants. Explore the living landscape of Killruddery’s gardens and learn how its plants and flowers gained their names, their folkloric connections and their countless uses. An enthralling excursion into an often-overlooked world.

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  • The Coronas

    Fri 31 July to Sat 01 August (Bank Holiday)

    Arts & heritage

    Adult
    €55.85
  • The Coronas

    Fri 31 July to Sat 01 August (Bank Holiday)

    Arts & heritage

    Adult
    €55.85
    Time
    16.00 - Late
    Place
    The Orangery

    THE CORONAS
    Present ‘Nowhere We’d Rather Be’

    We are excited to welcome Irish rock band The Coronas to Killruddery for the first time at an inaugural weekend of festivities in our historic Gardens. The Coronas will headline on both nights, joined by special guests including Tom Walker, Hudson Taylor, LYRA, Gabrielle Aplin, Aimée, Somebody’s Child, Thanks Brother and True Tides. Over the past eight months, The Coronas have headlined their own travelling festival, performed a run of special shows and released a live album – all while recording a brand-new album in London’s prestigious Eastcote studios. Produced by George Murphy (Ellie Goulding, The Specials), Rob Kirwan (Hozier, PJ Harvey) and Cormac Butler (Academic, All Twins) the new 3-piece band is gearing up to the new album release in May (‘Haunted’ is the most recent single release) and subsequently touring across Ireland and internationally.

    Adult – €55.85 including booking fee from Ticketmaster

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  • Love's Labours Lost

    13 August 2020

    Family

    ADULT
    €17.00
    STUDENT/OAP
    €14.00
    CHILD
    €7.00
  • Love's Labours Lost

    13 August 2020

    Family

    ADULT
    €17.00
    STUDENT/OAP
    €14.00
    CHILD
    €7.00
    Time
    19.30 - 22.00
    Place
    Sylvan Theatre
    FAQs
    This is an outdoor event please dress appropriately for the weather.

    OFF THE GROUND THEATRE: LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST

    We are proud to present a new imagining of a Shakespeare classic Love’s Labour’s Lost by Off the Ground Theatre. A coming of age story, this comedy explores young love with an unexpected ending. With a cast of up to 18, Off the Ground Theatre’s big family shows feature dancing, swordplay, singing and great entertainment. Our exquisite outdoor theatre in the round offers an unforgettable communal experience, in the setting of a beautiful historic Irish garden.

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  • High Summer Fling

    16 August 2020

    Family

    KILLRUDDERY MEMBER
    COMP
    ADULT
    €8.50
    CHILD (4 - 12 YEARS)
    €3.00
    CHILD (UNDER 4 YEARS)
    COMP
  • High Summer Fling

    16 August 2020

    Family

    KILLRUDDERY MEMBER
    COMP
    ADULT
    €8.50
    CHILD (4 - 12 YEARS)
    €3.00
    CHILD (UNDER 4 YEARS)
    COMP
    Time
    11.00 - 16.00
    Place
    Formal Gardens

    Join us for the High Summer Fling – a light-hearted garden party at Killruddery.

    Roll-up, roll-up as we raise our glasses to a glorious summer holiday! Today we’ll be hosting traditional games and fun for all ages, including the egg-and-spoon, sack race and the classic wheelbarrow race. Who will win the famous Golden Welly in our traditional welly-throwing competition? The more energetic participants can continue orienteering the Little Sugar Loaf with our adventure partners Alive Outside – and for those who wish to relax, there will be food and drink aplenty. 

     

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  • Heritage Talk w/ Rosemary Raughter

    29 August 2020

    Arts & heritage

    KILLRUDDERY MEMBER
    COMP
    ADULT
    €8.50
  • Heritage Talk w/ Rosemary Raughter

    29 August 2020

    Arts & heritage

    KILLRUDDERY MEMBER
    COMP
    ADULT
    €8.50
    Time
    12.00 - 13.00
    Place
    Library

    A Habit of Usefulness: Lady Meath’s Philanthropic Career

    Independent scholar and local historian Rosemary Raughter returns to Killruddery to delve into the causes and initiatives with which Lady Meath’s name is associated. These include the Ministering Children’s League, which aimed to instil ‘a habit of usefulness’ in the young; the Girls’ Friendly Society, whose first Irish meeting took place in Bray in 1877; and the Brabazon Employment Scheme, designed to provide ‘interesting occupation for those…forced to pass the weary hours idly’ in workshouses and similar institutions. Rosemary specialises in women’s history and her publications include Religious Women And Their History: Breaking The Silence (2005) and The Journal of Elizabeth Bennis, 1749 – 1779 (2007). She has also authored numerous articles on the role of women in philanthropy, religion, domestic life, and political activism in both academic and local history journals. Rosemary is currently chairperson of Greystones Archaeological & Historical Society.

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  • Breathe - Contemporary Dance

    5 - 6 September 2020

    Arts & heritage

  • Breathe - Contemporary Dance

    5 - 6 September 2020

    Arts & heritage

    Time
    20.00
    Place
    Grain Store

    “A space to connect and feel understood in conversation with the dancers. A calm in the storm.”
    -Laura Valentine

    We are delighted to welcome Numinous Flux to Killruddery, a collective of contemporary artists based in Nashville, TN. Established in 2014 by Artistic Director and Choreographer, Laura Valentine, Numinous connects the human experience through expressive movement in performance and open community workshops and is dedicated to the exploration, education and expression of the art of contemporary dance. The group brings new show Breathe to Irish audiences, revealing the complexity of the struggle of mental health. The show aims to create a space to “hold your breath” in the midst of chaos, raising questions around the swift isolation that anxiety and depression brings, albeit such a widespread and shared human experience.

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  • Walk & Talk w/ Dermot Carey

    6 September 2020

    Nature

    KILLRUDDERY MEMBER
    COMP
    ADULT
    €8.50
    CONCESSION
    €7.50
    CHILD
    €3.00
  • Walk & Talk w/ Dermot Carey

    6 September 2020

    Nature

    KILLRUDDERY MEMBER
    COMP
    ADULT
    €8.50
    CONCESSION
    €7.50
    CHILD
    €3.00
    Time
    12.00 - 14.30
    Place
    Walled Garden

    Take an opportunity to walk & talk with expert grower Dermot Carey who has developed some of the most successful and productive kitchen gardens in Ireland. If you are interested in learning about seasonal outdoor growing and better understanding seed behaviour, soil maintenance and top tips on planting & harvesting (and keeping your larder full!), Dermot will be able to take you through his environmentally and sustainable approaches to growing your own food.

    (All children must be accompanied by an adult)

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  • Culture Night

    18 September 2020

    Arts & heritage

  • Culture Night

    18 September 2020

    Arts & heritage

    Time
    18.00 - 21.00
    Place
    House & Formal Gardens

    This is a chance to learn more about a unique heritage house and a family whose ancestors first lived there in 1618!

    Celebrate with us at Killruddery for a splendid Culture Night 2020, returning for its fifteenth year. We will open our doors to celebrate the rich heritage of a stately home that has evolved into a prominent tourist attraction in Co. Wicklow. Keep your eye on our social media for a confirmed programme of the free late-night entertainment in keeping with this exciting all-island celebration of arts, heritage and culture.

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  • Harvest Wreath Making

    20 September 2020

    Craft

    Members
    €108
    Adults
    €120
  • Harvest Wreath Making

    20 September 2020

    Craft

    Members
    €108
    Adults
    €120
    Time
    12.00 - 15.00
    Place
    Shoot Room

    Join us for a wonderfully relaxing, seasonal, wreath making session at Killruddery. The workshop will take place in our cosy firelit Shoot Room and  will instruct you on the basics of making a wreath – in time for further seasonal wreath experiments this Christmas! Enjoy a glass of Prosecco and edible flower treats during an interval – and your own floral masterpiece in a goodie bag to take home.

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

    (Adults only)

    FAQS

    All plant material, frames and tools are supplied but if you have something special you want to add to your wreath, we encourage you to bring it along.

    Please wear warm thick soled shoes, and have an extra layer on, depending on the weather the orangery might not be as warm as we would like.

    Please allow yourself plenty of time to get here.

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  • Harvest Moon Ball

    3 October 2020

    Ball

    Tickets
    €103
  • Harvest Moon Ball

    3 October 2020

    Ball

    Tickets
    €103
    Dress code
    Formal

    We are delighted to bring you our third annual Harvest Moon Autumnal Celebration at the beautiful Killruddery House and Gardens. We will welcome our guests in their formal or black tie apparel with a champagne reception from 7:00pm followed by a delicious homegrown meal and dancing into the night with the one and only Malpractice Band! Proceeds go to the expanding children’s cancer services of Tanzania and TLM’s mission to reach each child with free and curative treatment on time, every time. Curing kids cancer in Tanzania …together we can!

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  • Mushroom Hunts w/ Bill O'Dea

    Sun 4th October & Sun 11th October

    Nature

    KILLRUDDERY MEMBER
    €72.00
    ADULT
    €80.00
  • Mushroom Hunts w/ Bill O'Dea

    Sun 4th October & Sun 11th October

    Nature

    KILLRUDDERY MEMBER
    €72.00
    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.

     

    In an illuminating introductory session, Bill O’Dea – one of Ireland’s foremost Mycologists – will brief you on mushrooms, which are neither plants or animals by category, before you are let loose into Killruddery’s wilderness. Keep a watchful eye for precious little mushrooms lurking in unexpected places! Once you return to base, it’s time to identify and cook (or discard) your findings. Expect to identify 50+ different mushrooms from the foraging expedition. There will be tea and scones provided upon arrival and a delicious locally-sourced lunch included.

    FAQS

    Waterproof shoes are essential – dress weather appropriate!

     

     

     

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  • Floral Workshop w/ Fionnuala Fallon

    17 October 2020

    Nature

    Adult
    €150
  • Floral Workshop w/ Fionnuala Fallon

    17 October 2020

    Nature

    Adult
    €150
    Time
    10.30 - 17.00
    Place
    The Orangery & Grain Store

    How To Do The Flowers

    Join us for a special one-day practical workshop with the Irish Times garden writer, flower farmer and floral designer Fionnuala Fallon (@theirishflowerfarmer) with special emphasis on sustainability. Fionnuala will be showing participants how to make planet-friendly, foam-free vase/urn arrangements, hand-tied bouquets and large-scale installations using seasonal flowers and foliage, utilising simple materials such as chicken wire, jam jars and floral buckets. Fionnuala will also give a slide-show featuring her 2020 choice floral designers and share useful tips on colour, texture and form that work in combination to create natural, garden-inspired arrangements. Included on the day: a delicious 2-course lunch in The Grain Store Café + all participants will take home their own generous seasonal bouquet!

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  • Halloween Seasonal Fun

    Sat 24th, Sun 25th & Mon 26th October

    Family

  • Halloween Seasonal Fun

    Sat 24th, Sun 25th & Mon 26th October

    Family

    Time
    11.00 - 16.00
    Place
    Walled & Formal Garden

    Seasonal Halloween Fun! 

    Pick and carve a pumpkin from our patch in our annual fun day celebrating Ireland’s most ancient festival.

    We are delighted to host a pick and carve pumpkin extravaganza this year for all ages to participate in an outdoor celebration of this ancient festival – a potion of pagan and Christian meanings, lore and legend! The earliest form was an end-of-summer festival, ‘Samhain’, often known as the Celtic New Year, to mark the beginning of the long winter nights. This weekend at Killruddery, we want to celebrate the light days of summer and dark nights of winter with our activity partners including Me And The Moon & The Cool Food School and host some fantastic seasonal workshops. Don’t miss our very special DIY Scarecrow Competition and the chance to unite with your family and get creative outside!

    TICKETS

    Non-members

    Pumpkin Family Ticket €35.00*

    (Garden entrance for 2 adults, 2 Children and 2 pumpkins)

    Additional Child €3.00

    Additional Adult €8.50

    Additional pumpkin €6.00

    *Individual tickets can be purchased under the Additional ticket section.

    Scarecrow Family Ticket €40.00*

    (Garden entrance for 2 adults,2 Children, 1 scarecrow patch and materials)

    Additional child 3.00

    Additional Adult 8.50

    Additional Scarecrow €20.00

    *Individual tickets can be purchased under the Additional ticket section.

    *Booking fee applies

     

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  • Yarn Storytelling Festival

    Sat 07 November & Sat 14 November

    Arts & heritage

  • Yarn Storytelling Festival

    Sat 07 November & Sat 14 November

    Arts & heritage

    Time
    14.00 -15.00
    Place
    Shoot Room
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  • Christmas Wreath Making

    Sat 05 & 12 December & Sunday 13 December

    Craft

    KILLRUDDERY MEMBER
    €90
    Adult
    €100
  • Christmas Wreath Making

    Sat 05 & 12 December & Sunday 13 December

    Craft

    KILLRUDDERY MEMBER
    €90
    Adult
    €100
    Time
    11.00 - 14.00 each day
    Place
    Shoot Room

    Participants will make a traditional Christmas wreath in the cosy firelit Shoot Room. This workshop is all about rejoicing, relaxing, & creative crafting – with lovely mulled wine and mince pies to make sure all our Christmas spirits are kept toasty warm and burning bright. Take home your own floral masterpiece to hang with pride on your door!

    (Please note that you must present your membership card on the day of the event)

    FAQS

    All plant material, frames and tools are supplied but if you have something special you want to add to your wreath, we encourage you to bring it along.

    Please wear warm thick soled shoes, and have an extra layer on, depending on the weather.

    Please allow yourself plenty of time to get here.

    The Christmas Farm Market will be on in the Grain Store and Horse Yard, so do allow time to visit that after the class!

    Book now