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  • Supper at the Grain Store

    Friday 27th May, Friday 3rd June, Friday 17th June, Friday 24th June, Friday 8th July, Friday 15th July

    KILLRUDDERY FORAGED + FARMED SERIES

  • Supper at the Grain Store

    Friday 27th May, Friday 3rd June, Friday 17th June, Friday 24th June, Friday 8th July, Friday 15th July

    KILLRUDDERY FORAGED + FARMED SERIES

    Time
    19:00, 19:30, 20:00, 20:30
    Price
    €49.00 pp
    Place
    Grain Store Restaurant

    Killruddery’s Seasonal Supper Club is back with attendees enjoying a brand new, set, sharing plate style menu.

    Inspired by the abundance of Spring produce from our kitchen garden and farm, Head Chef Niall O’Sullivan and his team prepare a vegetable and estate reared meat focused sharing plate menu in our atmospheric 19th Century Grain Store.

    Join us by candle light, for an evening near our roaring log fire and enjoy a four-course set, sharing plate style menu.

    Please book a time slot to attend, as we are keeping numbers low, please allow 24 hours if you are unable to attend as we might have a wait list. Payment for your four-course set menu is taken upon booking. Should you be unable to attend, you will be given credit towards a future visit. Please note, this cost does not include wine and beverages which you will enjoy on the night.

    SAMPLE SET MENU FOR SEASONAL SUPPERS HERE

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  • 'I SEE YOU' - CRUINNIÚ na nÓG AT KILLRUDDERY

    SATURDAY 11TH JUNE + SUNDAY 12TH JUNE

    Arts & heritage

    FREE EVENT
  • 'I SEE YOU' - CRUINNIÚ na nÓG AT KILLRUDDERY

    SATURDAY 11TH JUNE + SUNDAY 12TH JUNE

    Arts & heritage

    FREE EVENT
    AERIAL SKILLS
    10.00, 1200, 14.00 EACH DAY
    CIRCUS SKILLS
    11.00, 12.30, 14.00 EACH DAY
    ME & THE MOON MURAL MAKING
    SATURDAY - 10.00, 11.30, 13.00, 14.30 SUNDAY - 10.00, 11.30, 13.00

    This June, a wave of creativity, innocence and imagination will descend upon Killruddery with a series of events taking place at the 17th Century House and Gardens for this year’s Cruinniú na nÓg. In collaboration with the Historic Houses of Ireland, Killruddery is delighted to offer ‘I See You’ – a weekend of art, culture and heritage for children of various backgrounds as part of the Historic Houses of Ireland’s ‘Heritage Habitats’ programme. 

    With thanks to funding from the Historic Houses Ireland and the Wicklow Arts Office, Killruddery is delighted to host 19 free workshops over two days to get children and young people involved with arts and heritage in historic spaces. This series of workshops will be lead by Aduantas Aerial, Me & The Moon and three individual circus performers and tutors – Ben Carpenter, Bróna Howard and Stephen McGinley.

    With Killruddery’s Artist in Residence Aduantas Aerial, young people can look forward to three 45 minute workshops per day where members of Aduantas Aerial will lead participating children through skills in rope, silks, trapeze, dance trapeze and hammock. Developing new skills in creative play, this immersive workshop is suitable for 14-18 year olds, and will take place in the Sylvan Theatre at Killruddery. To ensure each individual receives adequate attention, each workshop will be limited to 8 individuals. With workshops taking place at 10.00, 12.00 and 14.00 each day, booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

    With Killruddery’s partner Me & The Moon, children of all ages can look forward to a two-day workshop of technical and creative drawings. This weekend workshop will capture play all around Killruddery’s 17th Century gardens, including aerial artists and circus skills taking place as part of the Cruinniú na nÓg celebrations, while children immerse themselves in the outdoors, enjoying the flora and fauna of one of Ireland’s most beautiful historic houses and gardens. Over the weekend, all pieces will be collaged together to form a giant wall of drawing that will be exhibited within the Orangery of Killruddery. This workshop is suitable for all ages, registration is essential.

    Finally, children and young people can look forward to three one hour workshops per day with three exceptional circus performers and tutors – Ben Carpenter, Bróna Howard and Stephen McGinley. During these workshops, participating children will be lead through immersive workshops in circus skills such as juggling, hula hoops, objects manipulation and much more, with each workshop ending with a short show by their circus tutors! Developing new skills in circus skills and play, each circus skills workshop is suitable for those aged 1 – 14 years of age, and will take place on the lawns of Killruddery’s formal gardens. With workshops taking place at 11.00, 12.30 and 14.00, each workshop will be limited to 30 children per group with booking essential to avoid disappointment. 

    Over this weekend, all workshops will be taking place outdoors in the gardens, please ensure you’re dressed suitably for the activities on the day as well as the weather. Each child who is booked in and one guardian may enter the gardens for free for the workshop. 

    ABOUT CRUINNIÚ na nÓG:

    A free weekend of creativity for children and young people, Cruinniú na nÓg is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme’s Creative Youth Plan, to enable the creative potential of children and young people. Since 2018, young people and families have come together to enjoy a wide range of creative activities including workshops and tutorials, to recitals and readings in every city, town and village across Ireland.

    FAQ:

    • All materials for these workshops are supplied
    • Please wear comfortable clothing and dress for the weather and the day’s activities
    • Please allow yourself plenty of time to get here, park in our main Car Park and follow signs to our Entrance Shop and follow signs to each individual workshop
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  • KILLRUDDERY CUT FLOWERS PRESENTS SKETCHING IN THE GARDEN WITH YANNY PETTERS

    SUNDAY 24TH JULY

    Botanical Workshop Series

    ADULT
    €160
  • KILLRUDDERY CUT FLOWERS PRESENTS SKETCHING IN THE GARDEN WITH YANNY PETTERS

    SUNDAY 24TH JULY

    Botanical Workshop Series

    ADULT
    €160
    TIME
    10.00 - 17.00
    PLACE
    THE ORANGERY, KILLRUDDERY HOUSE & GARDENS

    A nature sketch book is a very enjoyable way of recording your garden, holidays or just keeping visual notes. On 24th July, we invite you to a workshop with botanical artist Yanny Petters, where you will spend the day in the beautiful surroundings of The Orangery at Killruddery and surrounding gardens, drawing and painting while being inspired by the flowers and trees in this very special place.

    With limited slots available to ensure the workshop remains intimate and each individual receives plenty of guidance throughout the day, during this workshop, Yanny will demonstrate how you can capture a scene, or make a pleasing flower study while honing your observational skills and just having a relaxing day. Students will be advised on what equipment to bring upon booking.

    Hosted by Lady Fionnuala Aston-Ardee with a welcome tea/coffee on arrival, two-course lunch in the Grain Store Restaurant with a menu designed by Head Chef Niall O’Sullivan using produce from our Walled Gardens, and a glass of bubbles or mocktail to toast to a beautiful day.

    ABOUT YANNY
    Yanny Petters paints Irish wild plants. Through her work Yanny raises awareness of the wonders and fragility of wild habitats in a time of climate change. Collections which include her work are Dr. Shirley Sherwood Collection, London, the Office of Public Works, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin and The Watercolour Society of Ireland.
    A member of the Irish Society of Botanical Artists, Yanny is represented by the Olivier Cornet Gallery in Dublin. She teaches watercolour technique at the Schoolhouse for Art in Enniskerry and exhibits regularly with the Watercolour Society of Ireland and the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club. Yanny is delighted and honoured to have had two of her works acquired for the Irish nation by the National Museum of Ireland and the National Gallery of Ireland.

    WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?
    • This workshop is for complete beginners & intermediate practitioners
    • Those looking to explore and expand the art of watercolouring painting and nature drawing

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  • KILLRUDDERY KITCHEN PRESENTS WILD FOOD WITH NÁDÚR COLLECTIVE

    SUNDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER

    KILLRUDDERY FORAGED + FARMED SERIES

    ADULT
    €150
  • KILLRUDDERY KITCHEN PRESENTS WILD FOOD WITH NÁDÚR COLLECTIVE

    SUNDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER

    KILLRUDDERY FORAGED + FARMED SERIES

    ADULT
    €150
    TIME
    10.00 - 14.00
    PLACE
    Killruddery Farm & Gardens

    We invite you to join us in the art of foraging with Killruddery’s Head Chef Niall O’Sullivan, and fellow founder of Nádúr Collective, Paul Quinn, to identify, collect, discuss and eat wild plants in the beautiful surroundings of our 800 acre estate.

    A valuable opportunity for those wishing to on-board or develop their practical skills in cooking and preserving the plants, herbs and bounty that are found wild in our countryside, during this workshop you will spend the morning exploring + foraging from the enchanting woodlands and Gardens of Killruddery with Niall and Paul. This will be followed by a woodland toast; bubbles or mocktail while you engage with a cooking demonstration which will turn into a light alfresco lunch incorporating items foraged on the day.

    This workshop is part of Killruddery Kitchen’s Foraged + Farmed series and begins with a welcome tea/coffee and bake on arrival near The Grain Store Restaurant, and includes a long table lunch where we will toast the day. You will leave with an increased knowledge of wild-food identification and foraging skills, along with Nádúr Collective’s recommended book on edible plants.

    ABOUT NÁDÚR COLLECTIVE:
    Niall and Paul, both chefs, began working together over 20 years ago. Having then moved on to work independently in many other restaurants in Ireland and around the world, in 2012, the idea for Nádúr developed, with both chefs deciding to follow a wild food path, using their cooking experience and plant knowledge to share, explore and teach.

    Having hosted wild food talks, pop-up dinners, workshops, lectures in schools, clubs and universities, Nádúr Collective has worked with different groups within the community. Through years of exploration, Niall and Paul from Nádúr Collective have realised that education is key, and teaching is their passion – they want to share their wild food knowledge with you.

    WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?
    • This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn or develop their skills of plant identification and foraging, in the beautiful surroundings of Killruddery
    • This workshop is for complete beginners & intermediate practitioners and those looking to explore and expand the art of foraging wild foods in Ireland
    • Those looking to gain confidence with a new creative outlet
    • Anyone looking to spend time with like-minded individuals doing something earthbound and primitive in all good ways.

    FAQ:
    • All materials are supplied
    • Please wear warm, thick soled shoes, and dress to suit the day’s weather
    • Please allow yourself plenty of time to get here, park in our main Car Park and follow signs to our Farm Shop and ‘Killruddery Kitchen Farm and Foraged Series: Wild Food with Nádúr Collective’.

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  • KILLRUDDERY CUT FLOWERS PRESENTS WILLOW WORKS WITH SARAH JENKINSON

    SUNDAY 16TH OCTOBER

    Botanical Workshop Series

    ADULT
    €150
    ADULT MEMBER
    €135
  • KILLRUDDERY CUT FLOWERS PRESENTS WILLOW WORKS WITH SARAH JENKINSON

    SUNDAY 16TH OCTOBER

    Botanical Workshop Series

    ADULT
    €150
    ADULT MEMBER
    €135
    TIME
    10.00 - 16.00
    PLACE
    DAIRY YARD

    Join Killruddery Cut Flowers this Autumn and learn the craft of willow weaving with master basket weaver Sarah Jenkinson, as you weave a bird feeder for your garden and discover the species of birds with whom you share your habitat. This workshop is a good introduction to working with willow and you will be shown a variety of traditional weaves and basket making techniques.

    With limited slots available to ensure the workshop remains intimate and each individual receives plenty of guidance throughout the day, all materials for this workshop will be provided by Sarah Jenkinson and the Killruddery team, and everyone will leave the workshop with a woven bird feeder to bring home with them. This workshop also includes a welcome tea/coffee and scone, glass of bubbles and light lunch in the Grain Store Restaurant.

    To ensure high quality tuition and support numbers for this workshop will be maximum 12 people.

    ABOUT SARAH JENKINSON

    Sarah Jenkinson lives and works in Galway city as a full time basketmaker. Sarah made her first willow basket a few years ago and instantly fell in love with the uniquely spiced aroma and texture of willow, and the ancient craft of basketmaking. Having been given the opportunity to work as an apprentice with Ciaran Hogan at his workshop and shop at the Spiddal Craft Centre, it was here that Sarah developed her skills and love for traditional Irish basketmaking along with attending basketmaking residencies all over Europe where she learned new basketry skills from many talented basketmakers.

    Sarah loves weaving with willow and she has found that the ancient craft of basketmaking has rooted her in a very special place, deeply connected to the earth. Sarah weaves baskets with barked willow allowing the stunning natural colours and the uniquely spiced aroma of the willow varieties to shine through on each basket. Sarah also grows various willow varieties in a small Salley Garden in Connemara from which she harvests willow every winter for use in her baskets.

    WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?

    • This workshop is for complete beginners & intermediate practitioners
    • Those looking to explore and expand the art of willow weaving and craft making
    • Those looking to gain confidence with a new creative outlet
    • Anyone looking to spend time with like-minded individuals doing something new and creative

    FAQ:

    • 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 Cut Flowers
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