Upcoming Events

AN EVENING OF TALKS AT LISMORE CASTLE GARDENS

SATURDAY 8 AUGUST 2020, 7pm

Join the Garden Team for an evening of talks to hear about the pioneering work the Lismore Castle Gardens team undertake in the maintenance of these prized gardens.

7pm:
Vick Ind, Gardener at Lismore Castle, on her research trip to South Africa.
7.30pm:
Lee Behegan, former Gardener at Lismore Castle, and horticulture student at Wisley, on his ongoing research into gardening.
8.15pm:
Darren Topps, Head Gardener at Lismore Castle, on maintaining the past and the vision for the future in Lismore.

€15 + booking fee, includes complimentary drinks.
Friends Scheme Members €10 + booking fee.
Advance booking essential.

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CULTURE NIGHT

FRIDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2020, 7PM

Join us for Culture Night and a tour from St Carthage Hall to take in Alicia Reyes McNamara’s exhibition to the main gallery at Lismore Castle to take in Light and Language.

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

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LECTURE - ROY FOSTER ON SEAMUS HEANEY

FRIDAY 9 OCTOBER 2020, 7.30PM

Roy Foster is Emeritus Professor of Irish History at the University of Oxford and Professor of Irish History and Literature at Queen Mary University of London. He has published widely on Irish political, social and literary history and is notably the author of the influential work Modern Ireland 1600-1972 as well as an acclaimed biography of W.B. Yeats in two volumes. He is currently preparing a publication on Seamus Heaney and will speak tonight about the poet’s commanding position in contemporary Irish literature as well as the unique relationship Heaney built up with his reading public - based in part upon his readiness to explore the darker sides of history, antagonism and identity in Ireland.

€15 + booking fee, includes complimentary drinks.
Friends Scheme Members €12 + booking fee.
Advance booking essential.

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END OF SEASON PARTY

CLOSING EVENT, SUNDAY 11 OCTOBER 2020, 3 - 6PM

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

Normal admission applies - complimentary drinks!
No booking necessary.

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HALLOWEEN FILM SCREENING - UNDER THE SKIN

FRIDAY 30 OCTOBER 2020, 7.30PM

From visionary director Jonathan Glazer comes a masterpiece of existential science fiction that journeys to the heart of what it means to be human, extraterrestrial--or something in between. A woman of unknown origin (Scarlett Johansson) combs the highways in search of isolated or forsaken men, luring a succession of lost souls into an otherworldly lair. Under The Skin examines human experience from the perspective of an unforgettable heroine who grows too comfortable in her borrowed skin, until she is abducted into humanity with devastating results.

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

€15 + booking fee, snacks & complimentary soft drinks included.
Friends Scheme Members €12 + booking fee.
Pay bar available for wine and beer. Over 18s event!
Advance booking essential.

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WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP

FRIDAY 4 DECEMBER 2020, 10.30AM - 1PM
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2ND WORKSHOP 2.30 - 5PM

Join the Lismore Castle Gardens 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.

€50 + booking fee.
Friends Scheme Members €45 + booking fee.
Suitable for adults.
Advance booking essential.