Events

Events 2019

 

OPERA AT LISMORE CASTLE - DON PASQUALE

MAY 28TH - JUNE 3RD 2019

This summer, the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival brings unforgettable opera to Lismore Castle, and beautiful music to the Great Houses of The Black Water Valley through a series of recitals and concerts.

Presenting Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti, a tale of love, intrigue, money and some
artful manoeuvres at Ireland’s most beautiful summer music festival.

The Festival is also a great social occasion, as visitors dine in the Castle gardens, and
enjoy the hospitality of the Blackwater Valley’s many wonderful restaurants and houses.

www.blackwatervalleyoperafestival.com

Image: The Opera at Lismore Castle, 2017.

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ARTIST TALK WITH NIAMH O’MALLEY AND ISOBEL HARBISON

SATURDAY 1 JUNE, 3.30PM

To coincide with the launch of Niamh O'Malley's exhibition at St Carthage Hall, we will host an artist talk with Niamh O'Malley and Isobel Harbison. Dr Isobel Harbison is an art critic, and Lecturer in the Department of Art, at Goldsmiths, University of London.

ARTIST TALK WITH NIAMH O’MALLEY AND ISOBEL HARBISON, 3.30PM
OPENING RECEPTION, ST CARTHAGE HALL, 4-6pm

Free event, no booking necessary.

Image: Niamh O'Malley, Shelf, 2017, Oil on glass, coloured glass, beech, courtesy the artist.

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CATALOGUE LAUNCH & EXHIBITION TOUR

SATURDAY 15 JUNE, 2PM

Join LCA curator Paul McAree for an informal tour of the Palimpsest exhibition across the gardens and gallery, followed by the catalogue launch.

This event is part of the IMMRAMA festival, the Lismore Travel Writing festival weekend.
For more information about IMMRAMA visit www.lismore-immrama.com.

Free event, no booking necessary.
Meet in gallery reception area.

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PUBLIC TOURS: DOROTHY CROSS - EYE OF SHARK

SATURDAY 6 JULY & 3 AUGUST, 2PM

First exhibited at St Carthage Hall, Lismore in 2014, and now permanently housed at Lismore Castle, join Lismore Castle Arts curator Paul McAree for a tour of the installation in its new home.

In Eye of Shark, twelve reclaimed cast-iron baths, each lined with gold along the scum line, where the dirt normally accumulates, suggests an alchemical transformation from dirt to gold. This line of gold lies at the place where air meets water and beneath the surface of water, below the depths, is home to shark.

For a decade Cross has used representations and the skins of sharks as a recurring theme in her practice. The presence of the animal acts as a metaphor for an alternative vision, the literal eye of a shark is housed within the walls gazing upon the viewer, yet hidden from view within a gilded vessel.

Booking Essential - limited spaces available.
Free event, normal garden admission applies.
Meet in gallery reception area.

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LECTURE: LADY BURLINGTON - Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth & Lismore

FRIDAY 6 SEPTEMBER, 7.30PM

Join Lady Burlington for a an illustrated talk celebrating Chatsworth and Lismore’s fashionable history and revealing the cast of characters to grace the rooms of Chatsworth and Lismore over 500 years.

The talk will present show-stopping ensembles by the most celebrated designers of the day, from the Victorian era’s Jean–Philippe Worth to Alexander McQueen,and also features historic examples of ceremonial, military, court costume, fancy dress, and estate liveries, as well as clothing worn by members of the family.

Booking info: €15 + booking fee, includes complimentary drinks.
Friends Scheme Member price €12 + booking fee.
058 54061 / info@lismorecastlearts.ie

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GARDEN DRINKS, BUFFET DINNER IN THE CASTLE & ILLUSTRATED TALK BY LADY BURLINGTON

SUNDAY 8 SEPTEMBER, 7- 9.30PM

Join Lady Burlington for a very special evening in aid of the Lismore Welcome Project. All funds raised on the evening will go to this cause.

Join Lady Burlington for a walk through the gardens, followed by dinner and an illustrated talk celebrating Chatsworth and Lismore’s fashionable history and revealing the cast of characters to grace the rooms of Chatsworth and Lismore over 500 years.

The talk will present show-stopping ensembles by the most celebrated designers of the day, from the Victorian era’s Jean–Philippe Worth to Alexander McQueen, and also features historic examples of ceremonial, military, court costume, fancy dress, and estate liveries, as well as clothing worn by members of the family.

Booking essential: €65 + booking fee, includes tour, dinner and talk.
058 54061 / info@lismorecastlearts.ie

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CULTURE NIGHT

FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER, 7PM

Join us for Culture Night, and a tour from St Carthage Hall to take in Oisín Byrne’s
exhibition to the main gallery at Lismore Castle to take in Palimpsest.

Free admission - please join the Lismore Castle Arts team at St Carthage Hall at 7pm.
No booking necessary.

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FILM SCREENING: HALLOWEEN FILM NIGHT - THE WITCH

FRIDAY 4 OCTOBER, 7.30PM

The return of our ever popular Halloween Film night. We are delighted to host The Witch, a 2015 period supernatural horror film written and directed by Robert Eggers in his directorial debut. The film stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger and Lucas Dawson. The Witch follows a Separatist family encountering forces of evil in the woods beyond their New England farm, forces that may be either real or imagined.

Enjoy popcorn and a beer to make a night of it in the atmospheric Pugin Hall.

Booking info: €15, snacks & complimentary soft drinks included.
Friends Scheme Member price €12
Pay bar available for wine and beer. Over 18s event!
058 54061 / info@lismorecastlearts.ie

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END OF SEASON PARTY

SUNDAY 13 OCTOBER, 3-6PM

With music, food, and drinks, join us to celebrate the last open day of the gardens and the Palimpsest exhibition.

Normal admission applies - drinks complimentary!
No booking necessary.

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WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP

FRIDAY 6 DECEMBER, 10.30AM - 1PM & 2ND WORKSHOP 2.30 - 5PM

Join the garden team for a hands-on festive workshop - choose either a morning or afternoon session. Construct and decorate your own Christmas Wreath using foliage from the Castle Gardens.

Materials will be provided. Mulled wine and seasonal treats included.
Booking essential. Suitable for adults. €50 per person.
Friends Scheme Member price €45.
058 54061 / info@lismorecastlearts.ie