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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

Primavera

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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.

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

The most haunting tour this Halloween at Shankill Castle

ScareFest

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ScareFest Our Halloween Festival of ghastly proportions. ScareFest is not for the faint hearted! We have a great line up of ghost tours for the brave and bold, as well as a range of activities for children and all the family. See below for all the ScareFest events. Groups, parties and corporate bookings available on request. […]

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Harvest and Hallowe’en

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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 […]