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, […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]