Snowdrop Festival

Primavera

Posted · Add Comment

As part of the Carlow Snowdrop Festival, Shankill Castle hosts Primavera, a spring fair on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th February 2018, to celebrate the first signs of the new season. The family friendly fair includes a snowdrop and sculpture walk, arts and crafts and delicious artisan food. Book your early bird tickets soon.

Shankill Castle ScareFest (37)

Halloween in a haunted castle

Posted · Add Comment

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 […]

Fairytale Festival at Shankill Castle

Fairytale Festival

Posted · Add Comment

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

Posted · Add Comment

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 […]

Wedding Day

Harvest and Hallowe’en

Posted · Add Comment

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 […]