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Programme of Events 2014


Killruddery House & Gardens Often described as a wonderful place to escape for a great day out, Killruddery has been home to the Brabazon Family (the Earls of Meath) since 1618. Conveniently located on the outskirts of the capital where Dublin meets Wicklow, here’s your opportunity to discover a hidden gem in our midst. There’s so much to see & explore. Nature has never been more relaxing with leisurely walks in one of Ireland’s most renowned gardens, filled with beautiful planting & wooded areas, water features and distinctive outdoor “rooms”. Delightful Tea Rooms & guided tours of one of Ireland’s Great Historic Houses are just some of the other treats on offer.


Opening times Gardens:

April - Weekends only, 9.30am - 6pm* May to September - Daily 9.30am - 6pm* October - Weekends only, 9.30am - 6pm* Late opening on î “ursdays, 9:30am - 10pm* *Last admission an hour before closing time

Farm Market: Every Saturday, 10am - 4pm House Tours: July, August & September, daily: 1pm - 4pm


Dear Friends of Killruddery, We met a man who told us he came to a Music in Great Irish Houses concert at Killruddery some thirty years ago. He explained how in the magnificent setting of the Orangery he heard trumpet music that was to be the inspiration for his own musical development, leading on to a career as a visual artist and finally to being a founding member and director of a successful creative hub for Art and Science. Now that is wonderful to hear! Our mission when creating our events programme at Killruddery is to offer hours or days of creative, playful, curiosity-filled opportunities to learn traditional skills, have fun and simply make time to be. We have replaced the previously one or two day Enchanted Garden event with a whole Enchanted Garden Programme that meanders its way throughout the Summer. ere are magical musical moments with Nico and Martin as this summers artists-inresidence, Paloma Faith and David Gray headlining Groove, Great Music in Irish Houses and more. is year the House tour is extended to give access to our Water Clock in its clock tower. Created in 1908 by Norman Brabazon, 13th Earl of Meath, we

will celebrate this clock on the 20th of July. Gardening, Ecology and Food feature frequently in our garden programme. Highlights include talks and demonstrations by author, gardener and honey bee activist Alys Flower, mushroom walks with Bill O'Dea, fermentation and foraging walks, talks with our Gardeners, cooking from the garden and tree climbing Summer Camps for kids. Our Walled Garden Project continues to develop providing produce for the Tea Room and Market, the Tea Room now offers a supper menu for ursday evenings latenight opening in the Gardens, all this and the Farm Market are important to us as we believe the root of all great cooking is in the ingredients. e market runs every Saturday and we explore several foodie themes on the first Saturday of every month. In general, we offer an oasis of peace and creativity and the pleasures of a Big House and Garden. Without your support none of this would be possible. On behalf of all the Killruddery Team and all the Brabazon Family, ank you and spread the word! Anthony & Fionnuala Ardee 1


THE ENCHANTED GARDEN

e Enchanted Garden, a Family Arts Festival was established in 2007 and has been held in Killruddery House and Gardens annually ever since. Over the years it has been two consecutive days of playful, musical, sculptural interactive performances often through collaboration between Artists, many of whom spent time in residence at Killruddery. In 2014, it will not be two days - it will be many more! e Enchanted Garden will become an informative force and energy behind many of our customers favourite days, like Fairy Tale day! Special Artists who have performed over the years in Killruddery will return, like Monkey Shine eatre. Artists will still take up residence at Killruddery and will share what they create during their stay, like Christina Mackey and Nico and Martin who are the Artists in residence at Killruddery for 2014. 2


The Enchanted Garden Programme 2014 20 April An Easter Hunt 25 April Losha Presented by Monkeyshine eatre 26th April Artist residency walking tour by Christine Mackey 29 June A Summer Dance 5 & 6 July e Enchanted Garden Kids Zone at Groove Festival 13 July SPACE 27 July Fairy Tale Day

Other Family Orientated Events 25 May Teddy Bears’ Picnic 4 July Kids' Gardening and Pesto Making Workshop 18 July Kids’ Gardening and Pasta Making Workshop 1 August A Brush with Bee-Keeping 26 & 27 October Halloween Seasonal Fun 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 December Visits with Santa Claus

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things we do every week!

ere are some things that are special and enjoyable to do, but not an “event” - just an everyday thing! At Killruddery we love food, we love to learn and we love traditional skills. e gardens are open from 9.30am to 6pm, with last admission at 5pm. Within that time, little things happen that can be a lovely addition the regular visitors week. At 9.30 every morning Frank feeds the chickens in the Walled Garden - why not join him? 4

Every Wednesday morning at 11am Jane hosts a knitting circle in the Tea Rooms - if you are working on a big project or just starting off, why not come along? Every ursday, the Gardens stay open until 10pm, last admissions at 9pm. Chef Seamus Hogan whips up a delightful seasonal supper that is served in the Tea Room, it is half price at the gate and blissfully quiet in the Garden. When the lawns are bathed in evening light, there is really nowhere nicer to spend a relaxed ursday evening.


Every Saturday in touring season (July - September), we run a special children's historical tour. It is short and sweet and so special to see the interest this big house sparks in young minds! î “ere is no additional charge for this tour, but children must be accompanied, spaces are limited and it is booked on a first come first served basis. Register on Saturday morning in the Entrance Shop. î “e Children's tour starts at 12 noon from July 12th. Every Saturday from 10am - 4pm, the Farm Market is held in the Grain Store and Horse Yard. Supporting local businesses and small producers is a good thing to do, but the delicious fresh food is even better! It is a beautiful environment, a good thing, an enjoyable activity and it reaps great rewards throughout the week. Follow the Farm Market on Twitter and Facebook so that you do not miss the occassional stall holders that may carry something that you really need! @killrudderyfm /KillrudderyFarmMarket 5


The Killruddery Food Chain Our Lamb, our beef & our rapeseed oil all travel up to our Kitchen from our farm – the 750 acres around the main demesne. Our vegetables & salads, apples for our apple juice, eggs for our cakes & fruit for our jams all come from our Walled Garden. Our chutneys, our cakes, our scones & salads, indeed our entire Killruddery Tea Room menu is made in the kitchen at the heart of Killruddery house. ey are created for you and brought to the Tea Room and Farm Market for your enjoyment. In the Tea Room you will find a menu 6

considerate of those who consider food: e soup is dairy free, gluten free, wheat free and delicious. e ingredients are carefully sourced: First we look to the Estate, then to the producers in our Farm Market and then to the county, the country, the continent and then the world! We also create our own products from the Estate for you to take home. Find them in the Entrance Shop and most especially in the Farm Market.


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Gardens open for Summer Season 2014 Killruddery Farm Market - A Poultry Market

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APR 10th

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S.S.A.F.A. Sale is sale of work has been a regular on the Killruddery calendar for years and is one of the Earl of Meath’s favourite events. Every year in the Spring this sale is held on the Killruddery Estate. A large variety of stalls will be in the sheltered Grain Store and Horse Yard. All proceeds from this sale go to the support of former service men and women at home and abroad. 8

Price: Adults: €6 Children under 12 years are free Bookings: No booking necessary


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THE ENCHANTED GARDEN:

An Easter Hunt Eggsplorers little and big from far and wide are invited to Killruddery on Easter Sunday! Each Eggsplorer will be set a series of challenges. For each challenge completed an eggsplorer will earn a stamp in their passport. A full compliment of stamps can be swapped for a ticket to Eggtopia. A ticket to Eggtopia admits eggsplorers to a maze filled with eggs. When the horn sounds the gates to Eggtopia will open for all little ones with tickets and their 10

accompanying adults. e dash to collect eggs will end when a second horn sounds! All can then take in the rest of the Gardens and Tea Rooms at their leisure. Eggsplorers can register for the games up until 3pm. e Gardens close at 6pm. Last admissions are at 5pm. Price: €12.50 per Eggsplorer Adventure Pack Bookings: Prior booking is advised


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Price: €10 per ticket Bookings: Prior booking is advised Book at www.killruddery.com

3pm and 6pm

Where do things go when you forget them? Losha is a magical creature that likes to collect things; small things, important things or things that have been forgotten. She shares half remembered stories and explores unexpected worlds where only secret dreams can take you. Set in a delicate world of light and shadows with objects and poetic dance, Losha is a sensitive tale made for family audiences. is special performance in the Grain Store by Monkey Shine eatre, will be a warm and cosy experience, with blankets on the floor and hot drinks available from the coffee dock. If you would like to bring a flask with you for this performance, please do. Suitable for 5 – 9 year olds and those young of heart.

THE ENCHANTED GARDEN:

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THE ENCHANTED GARDEN:

Artist's Residency Walking Tour by Christine Mackey

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Christine Mackey will give a walking tour in the Gardens of Killruddery during her artist’s residency. During this short walk Christine will describe how she has utilised the Gardens as a creative laboratory, exploring in close detail localised patterns, colours and forms that she has studied in relation to the history of the Gardens. During her residency Mackey is making a type of ‘portrait’ of Killruddery Gardens using scientific methods of distilling plant material to produce different colour samples that represent the various plants. is ‘portrait’ will be exhibited as part of a group exhibition at Mermaid Arts Centre from the 10th May 2014. Christine Mackey’s research-based practice is rooted in environmental concerns and the development of meaningful participation. Employing diverse disciplines, subject matter and tactics, Mackey creates work that can generate different kinds of knowledge of place - their hidden histories and ecological formations.

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MAY 3rd

1.30 - 4.30pm

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Falconry In essence this event is about 12 beautiful birds, including hawks, owls and falcons, on the lawns of Killruddery. During the course of an afternoon, the audience is invited to get involved in flying displays in this interactive show. î “is family friendly afternoon is brought

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Step into the gardens at Killruddery in the early morning and experience the Dawn Chorus with Eanna O Flynn. As you walk on the Estate Eanna will help you identify individual bird calls from the symphony. If you are a member of Killruddery, register for this event and you will never miss it again. It is well worth the early start - the early bird catches the worm! FRI

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Falconry/ Killruddery Farm Market - A Craft Beer and Cider Market

Price: Killruddery Members only - Free Booking: www.killruddery.com

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MAY 11th

10am - 5 pm

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The Rare and Special Plant Fair

With over 40 stalls of rare and special plants, with expert advise from growers, a free plant creche, free parking, half price guided house tours and lots of lovely food this is the ideal place to spend a Sunday for plant lovers, those only learning gardening or someone just looking for a fun and informative day out! Price: Adults: â‚Ź6.50 Children under 12 years are free Bookings: No booking necessary

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A Taste of Killruddery with the

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Nádúr Collective Walk with Nádúr through Killruddery and learn traditional foraging skills that will reconnect you with nature from a cooking perspective. Taste what you find and discover a forager's kitchen tricks, preservation methods and take home a new knowledge of what is supplied for you by nature. Nádúr Collective is a collaboration of 3 like-minded Chefs with over 60 years of combined professional cooking experience. ey aim to use traditional food production methods with as many wild, natural or found ingredients as possible. Keep up with Nádúr on twitter.com/NadurCollective. Price: €35 Bookings: Prior booking is advised Book at www.killruddery.com

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Step into the gardens at Killruddery in the early morning and experience the Dawn Chorus with Eanna O Flynn. As you walk on the estate Eanna will help you identify individual bird calls from the symphony. If you are a member of Killruddery, register for this event and you will never miss it again. It is well worth the early start - the early bird catches the worm! FRI

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A Taste of Killruddery with the Nadur Collective/ Killruddery Farm Market

Price: Killruddery Members only - Free Booking: www.killruddery.com

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may 25th

9.30am - 6pm

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Teddy Bears' Picnic î “e Teddy Bears' Picnic is just that! On a Sunday in early Summer, Teddys come together to lunch, laugh and lay about on the Killruddery Lawns. Musicians roam the Gardens from late morning to late afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Bear walk amongst the children and their own bears. Traditional toys are there for kids to play with hula hoops, balls, gaint chess, connect four and more! And for those teddys not well enough to be dragged through the woods, down the long ponds and back again, we provide a free teddy 20

bears' hospital where our qualified nurses and doctors will do their best to make all teddys as happy as the day they were born. It is a wonderful day for young and old, teddys and humans and it is a day Killruddery loves to host. It's one of the first events in the calender every year and certainly one of the best for those entertaining little ones on a budget. Price: Regular admission fees apply Bookings: No prior bookings necessary


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june 7th

1.30 - 4.30pm

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Falconry

In essence this event is about 12 beautiful birds, including hawks, owls and falcons, on the lawns of Killruddery. During the course of an afternoon, the audience is invited to get involved in flying displays in this interactive show. î “is family friendly afternoon is brought to us by Newgrange falconry and it is extremely popular with our regulars. Price: Regular admission fees apply Bookings: No booking necessary

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Killruddery is a House and Gardens, it is a Tea Room, Farm Market and more, it is many things to many people, but the estate land on the whole, is a working farm. For the most part, we keep sheep. Once a year, those sheep need to be shorn as their coats become too heavy because the days are getting warm and long. Sheering sheep is a great skill and a sight to behold. Come down and see where your winter woollies start o! Blossom Crafts Cooperative, a regular at the Killruddery Farm Market, will be spinning, carding, dying and knitting wool to demonstrate the process. Come early, last admission to the garden is at 5pm, but there is a little walk from the entrance to the farm shed and you should give yourself time to see the masters at work before quitting time! Please note that this event is heavily dependant on the weather. Keep an eye on the website, Facebook and Twitter to ensure you know if the farmer has had to reschedule this big job!

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sheep shearing Price: Regular admission fees apply Bookings: No booking necessary

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Falconry (see p.22)/ Killruddery Farm Market - A Flower & P lant Market

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Music in Great Irish Houses

KBC Music in Great Irish Houses returns to Killruddery on June 10th See www.killruddery.com for more details.


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june 21st

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Kitchen Garden Talk with Frank Jesper

Composting! Frank will discuss the do’s and don'ts of composting and the differences between compost, manure and leaf mould. He will also give you a history of the Killruddery Pit House*, as well as discussing the varieties he has selected for planting in this greenhouse and greenhouses in more general terms. ere will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the talk. *Pit House is the name for this specific type of greenhouse Price: Regular admission fees apply Bookings: No prior booking necessary

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5pm - 8pm

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The Enchanted Garden:

A Summer Dance!

Dance in the Summer with DJ happy martin, shake off your school shoes and jump into the summer! e Grain Store will be filled with playful, fun, child orientated music, local artisan suppliers will be there with pizza and crepes for Tea and the killruddery dock will be serving refreshments to suit young and old – come on over and enjoy yourself! 30

Price: €5 per person Bookings: www.killruddery.com


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july 4th

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Kids' Gardening and Pesto Making Workshop Kids love to pick, prepare and eat their own food. Let Frank our Gardener, Seamus our Cook and some of the other members of the Killruddery Team accompany them on their journey from garden to table. î “roughout the day the kids will sow and pick their own salad and herbs, prepare a salad, make a pesto and some salad dressings. With a lovely class inspired lunch, games in the garden, elevenses and afternoon snacks, it 32

will be a day of fun and food! Little Chefs and Gardeners should bring along an apron, a chopping board and a knife and they will bring home pesto, dressings, recipes and garden salad trays that they have made themselves. Price: â‚Ź35 per person Age group: 6 - 8 years, 9 - 11 years Bookings: www.killruddery.com


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The Enchanted Garden: SPACE with Nico & Martin

Like most people Nico and Martin have never been to space but that's just where they are heading! Join them in the Orangery for an imaginative journey to the stars, with orbiting instruments, galactic games, original songs and an encounter with... aliens? Nico and Martin are renowned for their work with children and families and specialise in creating the atmosphere for imaginative 36

musical journeys. Set the controls for gentle energy, imaginative soundplay, unusual instruments... and a little bit of chaos! All SPACE ticket holders will gain access to the garden for free on the day of this event. Price: â‚Ź10 Bookings: www.killruddery.com


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july 18th

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Mix it! Kneed it! Roll it! Pound it! Press it! Make it! Kids' cooking fun at its best! e Kids will prepare their own fresh pasta from scratch, getting involved in the whole process from beginning to end. ey'll taste it themselves and bring some home for you to taste. To compliment their pasta, kids will learn how to sow and pick their own herbs. ey'll also learn about Killruddery rapeseed oil, the final ingredient in their masterpiece! With a lovely class inspired lunch, games in the garden, elevenses and afternoon snacks, it will be a day of fun and food! Little Chefs and Gardeners should bring along an apron, a chopping board and a knife and they will bring home Pasta samples, a herb tray and care instructions they have made themselves. Price: €35 per person Age group: 6 - 8 years, 9 - 11 years Bookings: www.killruddery.com

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Price: Clockify Workshop: €10 per child €9 for members . (Bring your own clock face - something funky and flat and recieve a discount to €7 per child or €6 for members). Regular admission to the House and Gardens apply. Free clock tower tours, registered on a first come first served basis. Members only launch at 7pm. Bookings: Prior booking for the workshop necessary, recommended for 7 yrs +. Admission to the gardens on the day. Free tours on a first come, first served basis. Various activities all day.

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Killruddery 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 presistance, determination and hard work of the current Earl of Meath and Reggie Goodbody the clock has been restored. To celebrate, we are having a day all about clocks. Furthermore, from this day forth, the clock tower shall be incorporated into the Killruddery House tour during the tour season, from July to September. ere will be a clockify workshop run by the Science Gallery in the Grain Store, clock tower tours from 1- 4pm, talks by Mary Mulvihill of Ingenious Ireland and Reggie Goodbody and if you are a Killruddery Member you are cordilly invited to the launch at 7pm. See www.killruddery.com for more details.

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The enchanted garden:

Fairy Tale Day

Come and play! On Fairy Tale day, in the garden, at the foot of the little sugar loaf mountain, by the big house, folks of lore will wander the grounds. Bring your little ones, in fancy dress. We invite all knights and princesses, fairies and trolls, dragons and wyverns to the garden! It is a wonderful day for young and old, real and pretend, and it is certainly a great event for those entertaining little ones on a budget. Price: Regular admission fees apply Bookings: No prior booking necessary

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Walk and Talk with The Head Gardener Daragh Farren

Go on a walk with Head Gardener Daragh Farren; enjoy a leisurely relaxed stroll around the intricate network of the formal gardens, hear a little about the history of this unique 17th century garden and gain information about how the garden is kept and what plants and arrangements Daragh considers special. 42

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In the week of honey in Killruddery (July 28th -August 3rd), we invite children to become apprentice Beekeepers for a day. ey will go out to check the hives with Killruddery BeeKeeper, Liam McGarry, keeping a safe distance. Back at Honey HQ, they will see the bees at work in an observation hive (an active hive in a glass observation unit). e junior beekeepers will then walk and talk with Honey Bee Activitist, Alys Fowler. Alys and the kids will identify pollinator insects and partake in fun activities that will help the kids learn the role of pollinators in the food chain and in nature. Knowing where honey comes from and how it gets there in the first place, the apprentice bee keepers will take part in the extraction process. ey will finish the day by heaping the honey that they have just extracted on fresh bread! With a lovely class inspired lunch, games in the garden, elevenses and afternoon snacks, it will be a day of fun and food! Whether you have a budding beekeeper, chef, entomologist, nutritionist, zoologist or just a kid that loves food - this will be a good day for all!

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Falconry

In essence this event is about 12 beautiful birds, including hawks, owls and falcons, on the lawns of Killruddery. During the course of an afternoon, the audience is invited to get involved in flying displays in this interactive show. î “is family friendly afternoon is brought to us by Newgrange falconry and it is extremely popular with our regulars. Price: Regular admission fees apply Bookings: No booking necessary

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Meet the Killruddery Beekeepers and Bee Activist Alys Fowler and explore the lives of bees through talks and demonstrations. See a live hive, learn how honey is made and how honey, pollinators and native black bees impact on the entire ecosystem. î “e story of the Native Irish Bee is a great one, come and hear it told.

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Talk to the Killruddery Beekeepers between 11am and 4pm, and walk and talk with Alys Fowler at 12pm & 2pm.

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BEE DAY

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AUG 10th

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The Enchanted Garden:

CLASSICAL KIDS

Bring your little ones to a concert in the Orangery where they can hear great masters, in comfort; at a concert made for them, with colouring and music games. î “ere will be time for them to go and investigate the instruments, to touch feel and pluck! Classical Kids gives children a chance to enjoy

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classical music in a setting that allows them to learn, feel and express themselves. All Classic Kids ticket holders will gain free entrance to the gardens on the day of the event. Price: â‚Ź10 Bookings: www.killruddery.com

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A Taste of Killruddery with the

AUG 10th

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Nádúr Collective Walk with Nádúr through Killruddery and learn traditional foraging skills that will reconnect you with nature from a cooking perspective. Taste what you find and discover a forager's kitchen tricks, preservation methods and take home a new knowledge of what is supplied for you by nature. Nádúr Collective is a collaboration of 3 like-minded Chefs with over 60 years of combined professional cooking experience. ey aim to use traditional food production methods with as many wild, natural or found ingredients as possible. Keep up with Nádúr on twitter.com/NadurCollective. Price: €35 Bookings: Prior booking is advised Book at www.killruddery.com

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kitchen Garden talk

with frank jesper

Preparing for the harvest: In this talk Frank will discuss Summer crop-care & harvesting, storing and preserving vegetables and pest management. If you want to know when to harvest, what to harvest and how to store what you've harvested, this is the talk for you! Price: Regular admission fees apply Bookings: No prior booking necessary

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august 2014 11

14

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Kitchen Garden Talk with Frank Jesper/ Killruddery Farm Market

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aug 23rd

2pm

SAT

Price: €20 per person. Prior registration necessary Bookings: www.killruddery.com

Seed Saving with Madeline McKeever founder of Brown Envelope Seeds

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e Aim of the course is to enable participants to save seeds of a wide variety of vegetables and herbs. By the end of the workshop participants will be able to: • Describe the process of plant reproduction. • Describe the difference between selfpollination and cross-pollination. • Establish which vegetables cross with each other • Describe in-breeding and out-breeding and the importance of having an appropriate population of plants for seedsaving. • Determine when seeds are ready to harvest. • Dry seed plants in preparation for threshing. • resh by hand, and using simple tools. • Clean seeds using screens and by winnowing. • Extract seeds from wet fruit such as tomatoes and cucumbers. • Describe the importance of labelling and record keeping. • Carry out germination tests. • Dry and store seeds. Madeline McKeever is one of Ireland's leading experts in this field. Find out more about Madeline at www.brownenvelopeseeds.com


august 2014 18

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Seed Saving with Madeline McKeever Killruddery Farm Market

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2pm

aug 31st

Sun

the enchanted garden: the last of the summer fling

We have a lot of clever little guests! is is one for them! Bring something - you can have found it or made it - and throw it from the marked point on the lawns. e thing that goes the longest distance wins. e item must be powered by the strength of the competitors arm only. is is a competition for 16 years and under only. Visitors of 17 years and over can take part in a welly throwing competition on the same day ! And as this is the last day of the summer, anyone with an entrance ticket dated from an event day in the gardens in 2014 will be welcomed into the garden free of charge! Price: Regular admission fees apply Bookings: No booking required

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august 2014 25

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Killruddery Farm Market

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sept 6th

1.30 - 4.30pm

SAT

Falconry

In essence this event is about 12 beautiful birds, including hawks, owls and falcons, on the lawns of Killruddery. During the course of an afternoon, the audience is invited to get involved in flying displays in this interactive show. î “is family friendly afternoon is brought to us by Newgrange falconry and it is extremely popular with our regulars. Price: Regular admission fees apply Bookings: No booking necessary

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september 2014 1

4

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thurs

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weds

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Falconry/ Killruddery Farm Market

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sept 21st

11am

SU N

Berry Foraging and Traditional Jam Making with Ed Hick We are delighted to exclusively offer Killruddery and Slow Food Members the extraordinary opportunity to join Slow Food Guru, Ed Hick on a jam making expedition. Ed Hick will lead a small group of 30 people on a walk to find, identify and pick a range of wild berries on the Killruddery Estate. Blackberries, Rowan berries, rose-hip, elder, haw and many more are known to grow on the Estate. After the walk, on which everyone will pick their own berries, the group will be invited to the Stable Studio for a demonstration in traditional jam making. In the studio, everyone will contribute a portion 56

of their berry collection to the big jam making pot! Ed will then demonstrate over an hour and a half how jam is made. Once poured and set, a pot of jam with a commemorative label will be given to each of the attendees. Registration is €10 per person and spaces are limited. Don't forget a vessel in which to keep your berries. Price: €10 per person Bookings: Members of Killruddery and Slow Food only Book at www.killruddery.com


september 2014 8

mon

11

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10

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fri

13

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Hell and Back - Titan (see p66) Killruddery Farm Market

14

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An Evening of Light

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sept 19th - 21st

We are hosting an evening of light in Killruddery Garden as part of Culture Night on Friday, 19th September 2014. î “e house and gardens will be immersed in a variety of light forms and colours, creating a unique visual experience for visitors to the Gardens. Time: From 7pm Price: Free with prior registration

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Killruddery Film festival Time: See film festival schedule here: killruddery.com/KFF2014 Film tickets: From â‚Ź10 - see killruddery.com/KFF2014 Bookings: www.killruddery.com/KFF2014

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An Evening of Light & Killruddery Film Festival

20

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Killruddery Film Festival

Old films, classic films, silent films, accompanied films, kids films - and maybe your new favourite film - will be screened in Killruddery House over these two days. Curated by Killruddery Arts, this programme of films will be launched on Culture Night ( Friday September 19th) in An Evening of Light. î “is full and exciting two day programme includes workshops covering various aspects of film making, such as animation, sound design, music and foley art, helping enthusiasts understand and appreciate this amazing art form. Every evening the gardens will stay open, lanterns will be lit, wine will be opened and good times had as the Tea Room stays open in celebration of this long run staple in the Killruddery programme! #KFF2014

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sept 23rd

3pm

TUE

Walk and Talk with The Head Gardener Daragh Farren

Go on a walk with Head Gardener Daragh Farren; enjoy a leisurely relaxed stroll around the intricate network of the formal gardens, hear a little about the history of this unique 17th century garden and gain information about how the garden is kept and what plants and arrangements Daragh considers special. 60

Price: Regular admission fees apply Bookings: No booking necessary


september 2014 22

mon

23

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27

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Walk and Talk with The Head Gardener, Daragh Farren

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Killruddery Farm Market

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9.30 - 4.30pm

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A Mushroom Hunt with Bill O'Dea

Hunt and forage on the Killruddery Estate with Ireland’s premier mycologist, Bill O’Dea. Bill and his team will start with an introductory session. After they have briefed you, you will all go out on the hunt! Once you have gathered your mushrooms, you’ll return to base and take part in cooking your findings with Bill and the Killruddery cook, Seamus. en, you get to sample your delights! After lunch, Bill and his team will be available for questions and Bill will talk on mushrooms in more detail.

Price: €65 per person Bookings: Prior booking necessary Book at www.killruddery.com

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october 2014 29

mon

30

tues

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4

sat

Killruddery House and Gardens now open weekends only for October

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Killruddery Farm Market A Foragers' Market & Apple pressing day!

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3pm

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kitchen Garden talk with frank jesper

î “e Lessons of a Kitchen Gardener: As the Autumn comes to a close, Frank will discuss putting the garden to bed for the year, seed lists, planting plans, good record keeping, learning experiences and the preservation of late season crops. 64

Price: Regular admission fees apply Bookings: No prior booking necessary


october 2014 6

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10

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Kitchen Garden Talk with Frank Jesper / Killruddery Farm Market

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Hell & Back - Titan September 13th & 14th See www.hellandback.ie 66


october 2014 13

mon

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thurs

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fri

15

weds

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Killruddery Farm Market

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Halloween Seasonal Fun

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oct 25th/26th

20

9 .30 am – 6 p m

As scary ghouls knock at your door, escape to some nice, bright, seasonal fun at Killruddery. Go to the pumpkin patch in the Walled Garden and pick your pumpkin with the farmer. Design your pumpkin and let a master craftsman carve it out! en why not head off to the scarecrow plots and take part in the scarecrow competition. Design and build your own scarecrow! Scarecrow architects and engineers can make their creations’ heads in advance and bring them along on the day. Tights to shape legs, arms and torsos are provided, as are straw, scissors, twine and a helping hand. It is a great day out for the family before the Winter sets in! Seize the last days before it gets cold and let your kids get creative with the holiday!

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23

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Time: 9.30am - 6pm. Scarecrow competition winners are awarded at 3pm on Sunday 26th 2014. Price: Regular admission fees apply Pumpkin an additional €5. Scarecrow plot an additional €20 (early bird prices: €15) 10% members discount applies. Free entrance from 3pm to those attending judging on the 26th that have paid entrance on the 25th. Bookings: www.killruddery.com

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25

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Halloween Seasonal Fun/ Killruddery Farm Market

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nov 2nd

1pm - 5 p m

sun

Price: €65 per person Bookings: Prior booking necessary Book at www.killruddery.com 70

Culture & Fermentation Masterclass with Dearbhla Reynolds

e Culture Club, owned and run by Dearbhla Reynolds, is reviving a nearly lost tradition of cultured and fermented foods. ese Superfoods have been around for hundreds of years and this November Dearbla will be teaching us how to put them back in our diet! In this master class you will learn to: • Make a variety of probiotic beverages. • Make probiotic condiments. • Culture your milk to create many things including cheese. • Ferment nearly any kind of food. • Save time, money and reduce food waste in your kitchen. Learn about all that these microbes can do for you. Rediscover the taste which our palates have forgotten. Add together all of your new knowledge and the starter kit that Dearbhla will give you to take home and you are well on your way to filling your fridge with your own fermented produce! You will learn about water kefir, kombucha, milk kefir and fermented food in this class.


october 2014 27

mon

28

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Last day of Killruddery House and Gardens open season Bank Holiday

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Killruddery Farm Market A Fermentation Market

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The Gardens have now closed for the Season. The Farm Market is still open every Saturday from 10am - 4pm.

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november 2014 3

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fri

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Killruddery Farm Market

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Your market at Killruddery, for community shopping at its best! Locally sourced fine food, produce & crafts. Come & meet your local food heroes every Saturday, 10am to 4pm, all year round. Bring the family or meet friends, enjoy hot food, music and seasonal themes in the sheltered Horseyard & Grainstore. Free parking and admission to the Killruddery Farm Market

Killruddery's î “emed Farm Markets February 1st: March 1st: April 5th: May 3rd: June 7th: July 5th & 6th: August 2nd: September 6th: October 4th: November 1st: December:

A Local Business Expo A Seeds and Gardening Market A Poultry Market A Craft Beer and Cider Market A Flower and Plant Market Closed for Groove Festival - open to ticket holders only A Honey Market A Mushroom and Potato Market A Foragers' Market & Apple pressing day! #bringyourownapples A Fermentation Market î “e Killruddery Farm Christmas Market Every Saturday and Sunday in December!

To apply for a stall in the killruddery farm market contact market@killruddery.com 74


november 2014 10

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Killruddery Farm Market

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november 2014 17

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november 2014 24

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Killruddery Farm Market

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Santa Claus at Killruddery Visit www.killruddery.com for details and to book. Booking is required.

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december 2014 1

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Visits to Mr. Claus and The Killruddery Christmas Farm Market

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Killruddery Farm Christmas Market Open December 6th & 7th, 13th & 14th and 20th & 21st. For the ultimate Christmas Community Shopping experience! Over three weekends, on Saturdays & Sundays, the Farm Market, will open with a Christmas flair! Stock up with produce & gifts from local businesses, meet the makers & enjoy some Christmas cheer! We have a wide range of artisan producers, award-winning cheese, a selection of cakes and breads, fresh fish and meat, including Christmas Turkeys and hams or Killruddery lamb to order, vegetables, hand-crafted jewellery and knitware, tableware and decorations, books and other unique gifts! î “ere will be festive music, face painting & a play area to help you enjoy the atmosphere!

All are welcome! 80


december 2014 8

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Visits to Mr. Claus and The Killruddery Christmas Farm Market

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Visits to Mr. Claus and The Killruddery Christmas Farm Market

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Killruddery Farm Market closed. Opens again January 10th and stays open all year round! notes

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Programme of Events 2014