Other Events

FRIENDS DAY

FRIDAY 27 MARCH 2020, 10AM

Specially for the Members of the Friends Scheme, join Lady Burlington and Head Gardener Darren Topps for tea in the castle, followed by a tour of the gardens, and see the many changes which have taken place over the winter.

Advance booking essential.
info@lismorecastlearts.ie, +353 (0)58 54061.

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EASTER EGG HUNT

SATURDAY 11 APRIL 2020, 10AM - 12PM

Children of all ages are invited to join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. Participants will be provided with a map to guide them around the gardens in search of sculptures and other landmarks.

Booking info: €5 + booking fee
Accompanying parents or guardians free of charge.
Advance booking recommended to avoid disappointment.

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TOWERS AND TALES

LISMORE STORY FESTIVAL

SATURDAY 2 MAY 2020

Join us on Saturday 2 May as once again, the castle & historic town of Lismore in Co. Waterford provide the enchanting and inspirational setting for a celebration of books, stories and illustration. The festival is designed to give young audiences unforgettable, creative and transformational experiences with books. The festival features a line-up of best-selling Irish & international writers and illustrators. There will be an array of free and ticketed events. Visit www.towersandtales.ie to sign up for the Towers and Tales mailing list and to keep up to date with line-up announcements and ticket sales.

For more information on the full programme and for details of our special schools’ programme contact towersandtales@gmail.com

www.towersandtales.ie

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GIANNI SCHICCHI / PAGLIACCI

OPERA AT LISMORE CASTLE

28 - 31 MAY 2020

This summer, the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival brings an unforgettable opera double
bill Gianni Schicchi and Pagliacci to Lismore Castle, and beautiful music to the Great
Houses of The Blackwater Valley through a series of recitals and concerts.
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.
Priority ticket booking for Friends of the Festival opens on 25 January 2020, with general
booking from 8 February.

For more information visit
www.blackwatervalleyoperafestival.com

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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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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.