Forthcoming Events

Events 2018

FILM SCREENINGS: WATERMELON MAN

SATURDAYS THROUGH AUGUST, 3PM

Selected by artist Rashid Johnson, Watermelon Man is a 1970 American comedy-drama film, directed by Melvin Van Peebles. Written by Herman Raucher, it tells the story of an extremely bigoted 1960’s era white insurance salesman named Jeff Gerber, who wakes up one morning to find that he has become black. The premise for the film was inspired by Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis, and by John Howard Griffin’s autobiographical Black Like Me.

Free event, no booking necessary however seating is limited. Normal Garden admission applies. Screening room located beside main gallery.

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CURATOR'S TOUR OF THE EXPANDED FIELD EXHIBITION

SATURDAY 18 AUGUST, 2PM

Co-curated by Lismore Castle Arts and Askeaton Contemporary Arts, The Expanded Field is a group exhibition and culmination of a series of artist residencies, collectively exploring the multifaceted nature of the Irish landscape. Aiming to find new methodologies and reflections on the urgent issues it faces today, artists Stuart Whipps, The Center for Land Use Interpretation, Olivia Plender, The Domestic Godless, Superfolk and Filip Van Dingenen all debut new artworks at St Carthage Hall. Join us for a free tour of the exhibition.

Free event, no booking necessary. Meet at St Carthage Hall.
Exhibition continues: 15 July - 19 August at St Carthage Hall.

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CULTURE NIGHT & CATALOGUE LAUNCH

FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER, 7PM

Join us for Culture Night, and a tour from the Cotton Library at St Carthage’s Cathedral, where you will hear about this rarely seen collection of books, to Lismore Castle, to take in the Rashid Johnson exhibition and the official launch of the catalogue.

Free admission - please call to confirm places on tour. Places limited at St Carthage’s Cathedral. 058 54061. The tour begins at the Cathedral at 7pm.

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END OF SEASON PARTY

SUNDAY 14 OCTOBER, 3-6PM

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

Normal admission applies - drinks complimentary! No booking necessary.

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HALLOWEEN FILM SCREENING

A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT

FRIDAY 26TH OCTOBER, 7.30PM

The return of our ever popular Halloween Film night. We are delighted to host A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) - the rst Iranian vampire lm. Enjoy popcorn and a beer to make a night of it in the atmospheric Pugin Hall.

Booking Essential: €15, snacks & complimentary soft drinks included. Pay bar available for wine and beer. Over 18s event!
Friends Scheme Member price €12

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LECTURE - KATE BRINDLEY & CHARLES NOBLE

THURSDAY 15TH NOVEMBER, 7.30PM

Join Kate Brindley (Director of Exhibitions, Chatsworth House) and Charles Noble (Curator, Collections Documentation, Chatsworth), for a history of the restoration of Lismore Castle through photographs by Francis Edmund Curry and watercolours by Samuel Cooke. The lecture will be interspersed with letters and anecdotes from the time of the restoration held at the archives in Chatsworth House.

Booking essential: €15, includes complimentary drinks
Friends Scheme Member price €12

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WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP

WEDNESDAY 5TH DECEMBER, 10.30AM - 1PM or 2.30PM - 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: €30. Suitable for adults.
Friends Scheme Member price €25