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Arts Festival Shankill Castle

Arts Festival at Shankill Castle

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We are delighted to be hosting our annual Arts Festival form the 9th to the 19th of August, during the Kilkenny Arts Festival. With a sculpture walk through the garden, poetry recitals, film and 6 exhibition spaces showing more than 30 artists from around the world. The official opening will take place on Sunday, August […]

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 […]

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Artists’ Notes 2017

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As usual it has been a productive year at Shankill Castle particularly for the artists in residence. Elizabeth Cope launched a monograph of her work ‘Seduced by the smell of paint’ alongside an exhibition in The Oriel Gallery in Dublin. Last spring Kramies, Dutch-American artist came to Shankill Castle to write a new EP. In […]

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.

Shankill Castle ScareFest (37)

Halloween in a haunted castle

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It is almost Halloween and we have a splendid line up of events, from the charming to the outright ghoulish, over the next 10 days with our annual ScareFest. Can you believe this is our 7th year of the ghastly festival?! This week children’s events start each day at 11am with the Wand Making Workshop followed by a […]

Transformance

Arts Festival at Shankill Castle

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TRANSFORMANCE, this years Arts Festival at Shankill Castle, is about the fluidity and transformation that comes from, not only the creative process, but also from the artists’ themselves, their world around them, how they depict it and how they capture these continuous changes. These transformations are akin to life long performances; transformances. As well as […]

Interior by Phoebe Cope

Arts Festival Workshop with Phoebe Cope

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Art Workshops and Drawing Marathon at Shankill Castle Join us in August for a Drawing Marathon led by distinguished artist Phoebe Cope during this year’s Kilkenny Arts Festival . Dates: Thursday 10th, Friday 11th, Saturday 12th, August  Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th August 2017 Time: 10am-3.30pm Place: Shankill Castle, Paulstown, Co. Kilkenny Price:  €35 per day, 10% discount for attendees […]

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 […]