What’s on in Killruddery

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Archery Festival & The World Archery Field Championships

Sat 1 Oct 2016 until 2 Oct 2016 | 10:00 | Family

The festival is a continuation of the previous weekend’s events and will once again include exhibits, competitions and plenty of “have a go” events for the beginners amongst us!

The highlight of the festival is the World Archery Field Championships where the world’s top archers will compete. Archers from Ireland and overseas will participate in this exciting contest.

The festival also features stalls and workshops where you can learn about the sport and hear advice from archery professionals. A highly informative entertaining day for all the family and for experienced and novice archers alike!

Killruddery barbecue will be available on both days along with all the usual treats from the Tea Room.

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Tickets: Day Adult €10, Weekend Adult €15, Weekend Family Ticket €45, Child Day (under 12) €5 . This event is free to Killruddery Members.

There is no separate/general entrance for those that just wish to visit the Garden this event is taking place throughout. These charges will apply to all visitors this weekend, with the exception of Killruddery Members for whom entrance is free. 

A Mushroom Hunt with Bill O'Dea

Sun 2 Oct 2016 | 09:30 | Food

 

Mushroom Hunt Bill O'DeaGo foraging for marvellous mushrooms on Killruddery’s estate with Ireland’s premier mycologist, Bill O’Dea. The day will start with an introductory session from Bill and his team, where you will learn which mushrooms are safe to pick and which ones should be left alone. After your briefing, it’s time for hunting and gathering! Then head back to base with your haul and cook your findings with Bill and the Killruddery cook, Séamus.

mushroomsAfter you’ve sampled your delights, Bill will give a more detailed talk on mushrooms. He and his team will also be available for questions at the end of the day.

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Tickets: €70, €63 for Killruddery members. Booking is required.

Firefox Bushcraft present Woodcraft ‘n’ Whittling Workshop

Sun 2 Oct 2016 | 10:00 | Crafts

Firefox Bushcraft 3Adults can discover whittling and all the ways of wood at Heath’s wildwood camp! A three-hour workshop of wood crafting and a safe, practical introduction to using bushcraft tools. You will take home your crafted items. Whittling, cowboy coffee and pancakes around the campfire included.

This is the outdoor event please dress for the weather and we recommend waterproof footwear.

BuyTicketsButtonWoodcraft ‘n’ Whittling tickets: €40, €36 for members. This event is suitable for the over 16s.

Firefox Bushcraft present Family Adventure - Sold Out

Sun 2 Oct 2016 | 14:00 |

Firefox Bushcraft 2This session is sold out and we are looking in to organising a second, please keep an eye out here and we will let you all know. All the family can join Heath on an exciting bite sized adventure to master the wild world of wilderness! You’ll be given expert guidance in handy skills like animal tracking, shelter building and wood crafting. A great confidence builder and an ideal bonding experience, in fact you might just end up wanting to stay.

This is an outdoor event please dress everyone for the weather, we recommend waterproof footwear.

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Non-members – Adult & child €20, adult & two children €25
Killruddery members – Adult & child €18, adult & two children €23 This event is for children under 16, who are accompanied by an adult.

A Mushroom Hunt with Bill O'Dea

Sun 9 Oct 2016 | 09:30 | Food

 

Mushroom Hunt Bill O'DeaGo foraging for marvellous mushrooms on Killruddery’s estate with Ireland’s premier mycologist, Bill O’Dea. The day will start with an introductory session from Bill and his team, where you will learn which mushrooms are safe to pick and which ones should be left alone. After your briefing, it’s time for hunting and gathering! Then head back to base with your haul and cook your findings with Bill and the Killruddery cook, Séamus.

mushroomsAfter you’ve sampled your delights, Bill will give a more detailed talk on mushrooms. He and his team will also be available for questions at the end of the day.

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Tickets: €70, €63 for Killruddery members. Booking is required.

Santa Claus at Killruddery - Tickets

Mon 10 Oct 2016 | 09:30 | Family

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Santa Claus will be returning to Killruddery this Christmas!

 

Tickets for this very special event will become available exclusively through our website:

Santa Tickets on Sale

Monday 10th  October at 9.30am

We recommend that you book as early as possible as this very popular event always sells out quickly.

Alys Fowler’s Garden of Eden

Sun 16 Oct 2016 | 12:00 | Sunday Noontime Gardener's Talks

Alys FowlerDid you know the humble apple has its origins on the other side of the world? Alys Fowler travelled to Kazakhstan to visit the home of one of our favourite fruits, and learned of the danger the species now faces.

Kazakhstan is the birthplace of the original wild apple, making it something of a Garden of Eden in its own right, but its native fruit is now under threat. Officially classified as a vulnerable species, the wild apple is the ancestor of the very ones sitting on your kitchen table, and its genes could be the key to solving the problems of pests and disease we find in our own domestic apples.

Location: The Library
Time: 12pm
Tickets: Regular garden admission applies, free to Killruddery members

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.

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Non-members
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 | 00:00 | Family

YarnYARN Storytelling Festival returns to Killruddery on the 12th & 19th of November with storytelling sessions for all the family in the Shoot Room.

For more information visit  www.mermaidartscentre.ie  later in the year.

Tickets: Book at www.mermaidartscentre.ie

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.

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

Tickets: €50, Killruddery Members €45