Snowdrop Month

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As part of the Carlow Snowdrop Festival, the grounds at Shankill Castle will be open every weekend in February. Enjoy the first signs of spring on our garden and woodland walks through snowdrops, hellebores and other early spring plants. GARDEN OPENING TIMES Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd Feb, 11am–4pm Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th Feb, […]

Arthur Shackleton Garden Talk

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Designing and Planting your Garden with Arthur Shackleton 4pm, Saturday 8th September, 2018 Arthur Shackleton will give a talk on his passion and great gift of gardening. He will also offer advice and answer your questions on designing and planting your own garden. The talk will take place in the Studio at Shankill Castle. Tickets are […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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               […]

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 […]

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.