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  • Supper at the Grain Store

    Friday 24th June, Friday 8th July, Friday 15th July

    KILLRUDDERY FORAGED + FARMED SERIES

  • Supper at the Grain Store

    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 summer 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.

    Bookings for September’s Seasonal Supper Club dates will go live on Friday, 1st July. Please check back with us then.

    SAMPLE SET MENU FOR SEASONAL SUPPERS HERE

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  • BALALLY PLAYERS PRESENT - SHAKESPEARE’S ‘AS YOU LIKE IT’

    THURSDAY 30TH JUNE + FRIDAY 1ST JULY

    Arts & heritage

    ADULT
    €14
    CONCESSION/MEMBERS
    €12
    CHILD
    €7
    FAMILY
    €40
  • BALALLY PLAYERS PRESENT - SHAKESPEARE’S ‘AS YOU LIKE IT’

    THURSDAY 30TH JUNE + FRIDAY 1ST JULY

    Arts & heritage

    ADULT
    €14
    CONCESSION/MEMBERS
    €12
    CHILD
    €7
    FAMILY
    €40
    TIME
    20.00 - 22.00
    PLACE
    THE SYLVAN THEATRE

    Lord & Lady Ardee are delighted to invite you to an outdoor performance of Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’, performed by Dublin’s Balally Players Theatre Company in the enchanting surroundings of Killruddery’s Sylvan Theatre, under the direction of Karen Carleton.

    Pack your picnic, throw down your blankets and go back in time to follow along the tale of lovers Orlando + Rosalind who have been banished into the Forest of Arden and become involved in a story of mistaken identities, questionable poetry, laughter + cheer. Is it mere madness and folly, or will true love conquer all? All will be revealed with two evenings of captivating live performances of Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’ as the sun sets by Killruddery’s Sylvan Theatre.

    Drinks will be available to purchase from Killruddery’s Tea Room on arrival, attendees are asked to dress for the weather and prepare for a wonderful evening of theatre in a magical setting.

    ABOUT BALALLY PLAYERS:
    The Balally Players Theatre Company has been part of the amateur theatre movement in Ireland since its first performance in 1983. A vibrant group of passionate performers, most years the company produces two full length productions and a run of one-act plays in the Mill Theatre in Dundrum, a Christmas Variety show, competitive one-act plays for the drama festival circuit, and an outdoor Summer Shakespeare show.

    Balally Players started competing on the Drama Festival circuit in Ireland in the late 1980s. The group has enjoyed considerable success on the One-Act Festival Circuit. Members have taken plays to France, Denmark, Belgium, Canada and the USA.

    Balally Players Theatre Company is delighted to be back at the stunning venue of Killruddery House and Gardens with their Summer Shakespeare, and hope you enjoy the production of ‘As You Like It’ directed by Karen Carleton.

    FAQ:

    • Please wear warm clothing and dress appropriately for the weather
    • Please bring picnic blankets and low backed chairs
    • Performance will end at approximately 22.00
    • Please allow yourself plenty of time to arrive for the performance, park in Killruddery’s main carpark and follow signs to the performance
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  • SUMMER FESTIVAL OF OPERA AT KILLRUDDERY

    SUNDAY 3RD JULY + SUNDAY 10TH JULY

    Arts & heritage

    CONCERT ONLY
    €75
    CONCERT + TRANSPORT
    €85
  • SUMMER FESTIVAL OF OPERA AT KILLRUDDERY

    SUNDAY 3RD JULY + SUNDAY 10TH JULY

    Arts & heritage

    CONCERT ONLY
    €75
    CONCERT + TRANSPORT
    €85
    TIME
    15.00
    PLACE
    THE ORANGERY

    Lord + Lady Ardee are delighted to announce the return of the Summer Festival of Opera at Killruddery, presented by Friends of the Vocal Arts in aid of Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition on Sundays 3rd & 10th July 2022.

    Taking place each Sunday from 15.00, each concert will be a selection of popular operatic arias and ensembles featuring an exciting cast of singers including (subject to change): Karla Tracy, Caroline Behan, Ioana Pipelea, Imelda Drumm, Sean Tester, David Corr, Jade Phoenix, Laura Aherne, Megan O’Neill, Conor Prendiville & David Howes and Dearbhla Collins (pianist).

    Tickets are available from vdisc@griffith.ie or through the booking link below with tickets starting from €75 per person to include wine and canapés at the interval or €85 to include return bus shuttle service from Bray Dart Station. For more information visit the booking link below.

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  • WOODLAND FAERIE TALE DAY

    SUNDAY 10TH JULY

    Family

    ADULT MEMBER
    FREE
    CHILD MEMBER
    FREE
    ADULT
    €8.50
    CHILD (4 - 12 YEARS)
    €3
    CHILD (UNDER 4 YEARS)
    FREE
  • WOODLAND FAERIE TALE DAY

    SUNDAY 10TH JULY

    Family

    ADULT MEMBER
    FREE
    CHILD MEMBER
    FREE
    ADULT
    €8.50
    CHILD (4 - 12 YEARS)
    €3
    CHILD (UNDER 4 YEARS)
    FREE
    TIME
    11.00 - 16.00
    PLACE
    FORMAL GARDENS

    Tales in the Summer Gardens…Folklore and Legends; crafting, song and storytelling.

    For those who remember – our favourite annual Killruddery production is back putting Faerie Tales central to a day of mucking about in our Heritage Gardens. It’s a slow meandering sort of day; be prepared for a little mulling about, time to whistle a tune, be surprised and delighted by tall tales and far reaching songs all in an afternoon’s work.

    We invite you to come dressed as you imagine you might have done in times long ago – if you lived forever in a bramble hedge or an oak tree, roamed forests or lakes as a mythical creature. Whether they’re homemade, found, or shop bought, all costumes are welcome here today!

    During the day you will make woodland crafts and pinch pots with our partner Me + The Moon, tend the campfire with a local bushcrafter, hear stories and spin legends with Frances Kay and many more. Join Kate, Nico & Martin in a musical circle, follow them and other characters in a musical procession through the gardens to finish with a harmony of voices around 16.00.

    We hope you will join us on this special occasion. Please do bring your own rug and picnic hamper or alternatively, our Tea Room will be well-stocked with homemade treats throughout the day.

    FAQs

    • Please do come in your own costumes – but be warned they may get mucky!
    • Come along whatever the weather (faeries love the rain…)
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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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