Clockwork

20/07/2014

Sunday 20 Jul 2014 | 00:00

 

Clock tower before the scaffoldingKillruddery is home to a unique and famous clock. It was made by the 13th Earl of Meath – who was a great horologist with a passion for invention (a family trait that is still alive and well today). Last year, with the help of Failte Ireland we repaired the tower and with the persistence, determination and hard work of the current Earl of Meath and Industrial heritage expert Reggie Goodbody the clock has been restored. To celebrate, we are having a day all about clocks.

There will be a Clockify workshop run by the Science Gallery in the Grain Store. In this workshop children will get the chance to make their own clock, made from different odds and ends. On the day those that wish to participate in the Clockify workshop can register at the entrance way shop. Tickets are  €10 per child, €9 for members . (Bring your own clock face – something funky and flat and receive a discount to €7 per child or €6 for members).

Clock Tower tours with Reggi Goodbody are from 1- 4pm on the half hour and there will be a talk by Mary Mulvihill of Ingenious Ireland at 4pm.

Killruddery Members are invited to a special evening launch of our Clock Tower tours at 7pm in the Orangery. If you would like to attend this event please email info@killruddery.com with the subject line Clock Tower Launch.

Every Saturday it will be possible for a limited number of people to tour the Clock Tower. This tour will be at 2pm and is €3.00.  It is free to members and there is no additional charge for those who are taking a house tour later that day. It is on a first come first served basis and you can register for the tour at the entrance shop from 9.30 on Saturdays.

Regular admission to the House and Gardens apply.

There is no additional fee for the Clock Tower tours, registered on a first come first served basis at the Clock Tower.

Members only launch at 7pm, please email info@killruddery.com with the subject line Clock Tower Launch to be added to the guest list if you are a Killruddery Member.

Bookings: Prior booking for the workshop necessary at the entrance shop on the day. Tickets are  €10 per child, €9 for members . (Bring your own clock face – something funky and flat and receive a discount to €7 per child or €6 for members).

Here’s a video from The Irish Times that accompanied a recent article about the clock.