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  • Online Introduction to Birdsong with Justin Ivory

    25 April 2021

    Nature

    KILLRUDDERY MEMBER
    COMP
    ADULT
    €8.50
  • Online Introduction to Birdsong with Justin Ivory

    25 April 2021

    Nature

    KILLRUDDERY MEMBER
    COMP
    ADULT
    €8.50
    Time
    11.00 - 12.00
    Place
    ONLINE

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful to identify a bird simply by hearing a few notes of their song? 

     

    Justin Ivory’s illuminating talk is an unmissable event for those curious to learn about the birds who share our Irish gardens. Do you wake in the morning to the sound of heavenly birdsong and always wonder from which beak it sounds? This workshop will outline the who, what, why and when –  with special focus on the ten most common calls in our local vicinity. A great session to attend in advance of the National and International Dawn Chorus.

    This event will be hosted online over ZOOM.

    Once booked a zoom invitation link will be sent the week of the event.

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  • International Dawn Chorus with Justin Ivory - Booked Out

    2 May 2021

    Nature

    ADULTS
    €15.50
    KILLRUDDERY MEMBER
    €10.50
    CHILD
    €6.50
  • International Dawn Chorus with Justin Ivory - Booked Out

    2 May 2021

    Nature

    ADULTS
    €15.50
    KILLRUDDERY MEMBER
    €10.50
    CHILD
    €6.50
    Time
    04.00 - 07.30
    Place
    Estate
    FAQ
    Please wear weather appropriate clothing. Meeting point Forecout between 04:00 & 04:30. Breakfast served at 07:30 

    Nature calls! Set your alarm for a mystical morning filled with birdsong at Killruddery.

     

    Guests are invited to find out and experience the may magic of the dawn chorus in our beautiful Formal Gardens. Listening to the birds singing at daybreak will both soothe and enrich the mind. This event is hosted by one of Ireland’s expert ornithologists, Justin Ivory, who will help you identify the soloists and prolific performers in one of Nature’s greatest orchestras. Afterwards, be treated to a complimentary local-produce breakfast in our Tea Room. 

    Meeting in the Forecourt at the front of the house at 04.00, the walk will start at 04.30

    Dependent on COVID restrictions

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  • National Dawn Chorus with Justin Ivory

    9 May 2021

    Nature

    KILLRUDDERY MEMBER
    €10.50
    CHILD
    €6.50
  • National Dawn Chorus with Justin Ivory

    9 May 2021

    Nature

    KILLRUDDERY MEMBER
    €10.50
    CHILD
    €6.50
    Time
    04.00 - 07.30
    Place
    Estate
    FAQ
    Please wear weather appropriate clothing. Meeting point Forecourt between 04:00 & 04:30. Breakfast served at 07:30

    Nature calls! Set your alarm for a mystical morning filled with birdsong at Killruddery.

     

    Members are invited to find out and experience the may magic of the dawn chorus in our beautiful Formal Gardens. Listening to the birds singing at daybreak will both soothe and enrich the mind. This event is hosted by one of Ireland’s expert ornithologists, Justin Ivory, who will help you identify the soloists and prolific performers in one of Nature’s greatest orchestras. Afterwards, be treated to a complimentary local-produce breakfast in our Tea Room. 

    Meeting at the Forecourt at the front of the house from 04.00, the walk will begin at 04.30

    Dependent on COVID restrictions

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  • Midsummers Flower Crown Workshop

    20th June, 12pm

    Botanical Workshop Series

    Adult:
    €95.00
  • Midsummers Flower Crown Workshop

    20th June, 12pm

    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 arrangments.

    A flower crown an ancient symbol of the sun wowen by women throughout history, join us to continue the magic. This flower crown workshop marks the Summer Solstice.

    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 of making a flower crown

    – One to one help designing your own unique floral head piece

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

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

    Duration: 3 hours, at a relaxed pace.

    – €95 per person

    All our workshops will run at a relaxed pace letting you enjoy making and connecting. These workshops are also available as private workshops for small groups. Prices and availability for groups on Inquiry.

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  • Bridal Bouquet & Boutonniere Workshop

    4 July 2021

    Botanical Workshop Series

    Adult
    €170
  • Bridal Bouquet & Boutonniere Workshop

    4 July 2021

    Botanical Workshop Series

    Adult
    €170

    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.

    Learn to make your own bridal flowers and a matching Boutonniere using stems grown here at Killruddery.

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

    Included in this Workshop

    Our demonstration begins with a talk about selecting your bridal flowers

    we demonstrate

    – the Spiral technique for making your bouquets.

    – Making of a traditional domed posy

    – Making of a loose style naturalistic bridal bouquet

    – Finish using ribbon

    – Mechanics of making a buttoniere

    – You will make and take home two bridal bouquets and a buttoniere

    – Refreshments: Killruddery Finger Food and Procecco or Fruit Coctail or Tea or Coffee

    Durations: 4.5 hours

    Price per person: 170 per person

     

    OPTIONAL FOLLOW THROUGH:
    *
    An Armful of Bridal Killruddery Cut Flowers:

    After completion of this workshop we can assist you in selecting a delivery of cut flower stems available from our garden, picked especially for you and ready for you to arrange before your big day.

     

     

     

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  • Hand Tied Bouquet Workshop

    11th July, 12pm

    Botanical Workshop Series

    Adult
    €95.00
  • Hand Tied Bouquet Workshop

    11th July, 12pm

    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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  • 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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