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 […]

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 […]

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 […]