Charles-Dowding

No dig gardening with Charles Dowding

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The Carlow Garden Festival at Shankill Castle This year we are thrilled to have “no dig” expert Charles Dowding leading our Garden Festival talk and workshop in the Walled Garden. Charles explains the principles of a no dig approach, (that’s right, gardening without the digging!) and demonstrates how to do it in the Walled Garden at […]

Francis Brennan at Shankill Castle, Paulstown

At your service, Francis Brennan at Shankill Castle

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From April to August 2017, we planned, designed, created and opened The Coach House Café in the stableyard of Shankill Castle. During this time we had the pleasure of being advised and mentored by renowned hotelier Francis Brennan of the five-star Park Hotel, Kenmare. Our journey was documented for the reality TV show ‘At Your […]

Snowdrop Festival

Snowdrops

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As part of the Carlow Snowdrop Festival, Shankill Castle will be open on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th February 2018, to celebrate the first signs of Spring. Garden entrance is €5.

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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 […]

Wedding Day

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 […]