Fairytale Festival at Shankill Castle

Fairytale Festival

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Beat 102-103 Fairytale Festival at Shankill Castle, Sunday 23rd July, 2017 It’s back and it’s even more magical than before! Beat 102 103 has teamed up with Kilkenny County Council to present the Fairytale Festival, one of the biggest family events in the South East. Following on from a successful launch last year, the Fairytale […]

Mary Reynolds at Shankill Castle

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Shankill Castle hosts Mary Reynolds for the Carlow Garden Festival, 2017 Ireland’s first gold medal winner at the Chelsea Flower Show, Mary Reynolds makes her first appearance at the Carlow Garden Festival. Turning her back on traditional garden design, Mary challenges you to re-imagine working with land in a different, more gentle way. This talk is a wonderful […]

Landscape by Phoebe Cope

Weekend Art Workshops

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Weekend Art Workshops June 2017 at Shankill Castle  Join us in June for a weekend workshop in drawing and painting led by Phoebe Cope Date: Saturday June 10th  & Sunday June 11th Time: 9.30am-4.30pm Place: Shankill Castle, Paulstown, Co. Kilkenny Price:     €90 for Saturday and Sunday               […]

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Spring Awakening

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Come and visit our snowdrops and spring bulbs. We are open from February 6th – 26th, 2-6pm. Ideal for a stroll through the formal and walled gardens and woodland to watch spring awakening at last. Entrance is €5. Pay on arrival at the honesty box outside the front door. For castle tours call or email […]

The most haunting tour this Halloween at Shankill Castle

ScareFest

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ScareFest Our Halloween Festival of ghastly proportions. ScareFest is not for the faint hearted! We have a great line up of ghost tours for the brave and bold, as well as a range of activities for children and all the family. See below for all the ScareFest events. Groups, parties and corporate bookings available on request. […]

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Harvest and Hallowe’en

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Harvest reflections at Shankill Castle Harvest time is looming. Evenings loose the lingering light and shops start to sell Hallowe’en garb. Children long for holidays again and lots of trick-or-treating. Here at Shankill Castle, not much has to be done in the house to make it spooky for ScareFest . The spiders do all the […]

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Flourish, a lavish festival of the Arts

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Flourish          August 7th – 14th, 2016 Flourish, a lavish festival of the arts takes place during Kilkenny Arts Week at Shankill Castle, Paulstown, Co. Kilkenny. This year sees the 24th year of Shankill Castle hosting an exhibition for the Kilkenny Arts Festival.   The festival includes paintings, prints, installations and performances in […]

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Helen Dillon Talk 27th July 3pm: The Carlow Garden Festival

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Helen Dillon leads visitors through the remnants of the 18th century lime tree allées, 19th century laurel lawns, the moated and walled garden as well as Victorian classics such as the now gigantic sequoias, and 20th century self-sown ash trees. An unmissable opportunity to tour this great garden in the company of one of Ireland’s […]

Snowdrops

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Snowdrops 6th and 7th February and 13th–21st February half term 2-6pm for snowdrop walks and castle tours. €5 Walk, €10 Castle Tour and Walk

Christmas Art Fair

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Christmas Art Fair For a very special Christmas gift, invest in art! Shankill Castle Christmas Exhibition and Art Sale in the Stable Yard with Elizabeth Cope and Sonja Horgan Tuesday 8th – Sunday 13th December 10am- 5pm or by appointment at other times. Featuring a Pop up cafe with homemade refreshments.