What’s on in Killruddery

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Halloween Seasonal Fun

Sat 29 Oct 2016 until 30 Oct 2016 | 11:00 | Family

Halloween stripIf ghosts and ghouls aren’t your kind of thing this Hallowe’en, bring the family to Killruddery for a weekend of bright and seasonal fun! Go to the pumpkin patch in the Walled Garden and choose a pumpkin of your own with help from our farmer. Then you can design it and have it carved out by a master craftsman!

Halloween Scarecrow 3 (Nico Muller)Afterwards, head over to the scarecrow plots, where we’ve got all the materials you’ll need to design and build your own scarecrow to enter in the scarecrow competition! Scarecrow architects and engineers can make their creations’ heads in advance and bring them along on the day.

An ideal day out for all the family and a great chance for the children to get creative outdoors before winter sets in.

pumpkin patchBuyTicketsButtonTickets:
Scarecrow Plot €30 (includes one scarecrow plot and garden entrance for 2 adults & 2 children),
Pumpkin Carving €15 (includes one pumpkin and garden entrance for 2 adults & 2 children).
Additional pumpkins €10. (For if you want some extra or if you are scarecrow making and want to pumpkin carve too!)
Additional adult entrance fee €6.50, additional children entrance fee €2
Killruddery members
Scarecrow Plot €20,
Pumpkin Carving €10

YARN Storytelling Festival at Killruddery

Sat 12 Nov 2016 | 14:00 | Family

storytellerin-nuala-hayesStorytelling with Nuala Hayes – Saturday 12th November at 2pm

The Shoot Room, Killruddery Farm Market

Join renowned Irish storyteller Nuala Hayes who will share stories from her travels around Ireland and further afield. Stories of Cailleachaí, Witches, Sea Creatures who live on land, and Balor of the Evil Eye who was defeated by his grandson, Lugh Lámh Fhada…

Nuala is an actor, storyteller and broadcaster. She was founder/director of Scéalta Shamhna, Dublin’s Storytelling Festival, which she ran for 10 years. She has performed at many arts and storytelling festivals throughout the world. Nuala will captivate from the word go…


Storytelling with Máirín Mhic Lochlainn – Saturday 19th November at 2pm

The Shoot Room, Killruddery Farm Market

Coming from Connemara, Máirín Mhic Lochlainn has many stories about the sea, and she will take you on a trip to the bottom of the ocean with her story about The Little Mermaid, and she has her own version of the Grimm Brothers The Frog Prince, and she will take you on a voyage with the fairies in her story about The Magic Dance, and after that you never know where you might end up. Just let your imagination lead you on some magic voyage, like she used to do as a kid, when her father was telling herself and siblings stories by the fireside.


Both events are suitable for anyone over the age of 5 years old. 

Admission is free to both events and no booking is required

Christmas Wreath Making with Sally Horn

Sun 4 Dec 2016 | 00:00 | Crafts

Wreath Making ImageWhat could be more lovely than to welcome all your Christmas guests to your home with the perfect festive wreath made specially by you?

Sally Horn, whose beautiful creations you can see every Saturday at Killruddery Farm Market, will assist you in making your vision come to fruition.

BuyTicketsButtonThis will be a fun and relaxing class with mulled wine and mince pies.

There will be two sessions for this class. You can attend from either 11am – 1pm or  2pm – 4pm.

Tickets: €50, Killruddery Members €45