Previous Events

Previous Events

TALK BY LEE BEHEGAN

WITH INTRODUCTION BY LADY BURLINGTON

WEDNEDSAY 8TH AUGUST, 7.30PM

Lee’s career at Lismore Castle Gardens began while he was still at school. He has been based at Lismore Castle Gardens full time for two years. Lee holds a Certificate in Horticulture from the Royal Horticultural Society and has recently interned at Chanticleer Gardens in Pennsylvania. Lee will talk about his work, his experience of working at Lismore Castle, his residency in the USA, his passion for photography and his plans for the future.

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CURATOR'S TOUR OF THE RASHID JOHNSON EXHIBITION

SATURDAY 28 JULY, 2PM

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Join us for curator Paul McAree’s tour of Rashid Johnson's No More Water exhibition across the gardens and gallery.

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SCYTHING WORKSHOP

FRIDAY JULY 6TH, 10AM - 4PM

Join the Garden Team on 6th July for a one-day Scythe Workshop.

The Garden Team will demonstrate all aspects of this skill, from caring for the blade, to scything techniques and environmental benefits.

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OPERA AT LISMORE CASTLE

L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI

MAY 29TH - JUNE 3RD

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.

Rossini’s fun and beguiling l’Italiana in Algeri takes centre stage at Lismore Castle, while Lismore Cathedral will ring with the sounds of award-winning pianist Máire Carroll. This year the festival have also teamed up with Irish Heritage, the RDS, and Garsington and Nevill Holt operas to create a truly exciting programme. Add international cellist Nadège Rochat, playing the music of Irish composer Ina Boyle at the newly-restored Dromore Yard, together with a full programme of chamber music to enjoy, and the newly-rechristened Blackwater Valley Opera Festival is a must for opera devotees and the musically curious alike.

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. Taking place from May 29th to June 3rd visit www.blackwatervalleyoperafestival.com.

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TOWERS AND TALES

THE LISMORE STORY FESTIVAL

SATURDAY MAY 5TH

Join us on Saturday 5th May as once again, the castle & historic town of Lismore 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.

www.towersandtales.ie
towersandtales@gmail.com

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PANEL DISCUSSION

SATURDAY APRIL 14TH, 2-3PM

Image: Timothy Schenck. Courtesy Rashid Johnson and Hauser & Wirth

2pm

Panel Discussion with Maeve Brennan, Gerard Byrne and Lucy Dawe-Lane. Chaired by Declan Long.
2pm, The Heritage Centre, Lismore. Free entry.

3 - 6pm

Exhibition previews, Rashid Johnson at Lismore Castle Arts and Maeve Brennan at St Carthage Hall. The exhibitions will be launched by Kate Brindley, Director of Collections and Exhibitions, Chatsworth House & Lismore Castle Arts.

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FRIENDS DAY

WEDNESDAY APRIL 11TH, 10AM

Specially for the Members of the Friends Scheme, join Lord 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.

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EASTER EGG HUNT

SATURDAY MARCH 31ST, 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. Successful adventurers who reach the end of the trail will receive a special chocolate reward.

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WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP

WEDNESDAY 6 DECEMBER, 10.30AM - 1PM

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Join the garden team for a hands-on festive workshop. Construct and decorate your own Christmas Wreath using foliage from the Castle Gardens. Materials will be provided. Mulled wine and seasonal treats included.

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ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

SATURDAY 28TH OCTOBER, 7.30PM

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Our annual pizza & beer film night is back with a bang. Come join us for a screening of this 1975 classic in Lismore castles Pugin Hall. Not to be missed……the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter is waiting for you.

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CULTURE NIGHT

FRIDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER, 6-8PM

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As part of Culture night 2017, the galleries will be open until 8pm with free access into the main exhibition and St Carthage Hall from 6-8pm. Enjoy the gardens, the exhibitions and a glass of wine while taking in these unique surroundings.

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TEA AND SCONES

SATURDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER, 2PM

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Join us for a wonderful sitting of tea and locally made scones served in the exclusive setting of Pugin Hall. Guests will also be treated to an historical account of Lismore Castle as told by Head Butler Denis Nevin and enjoy a stroll around Lismore Castle’s beautiful gardens.

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CATALOGUE LAUNCH

SATURDAY 22 JULY, 2PM

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Join Lismore Castle Arts curator Paul McAree for a tour of the exhibition and the launch of our Anthony McCall catalogue, which features texts by Ed Halter and Maxa Zoller, with install images of the exhibition at Lismore. The catalogue will be available at a special launch price of €15.

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Opera at Lismore Castle: L'Elisir d'Amore

JUNE 2ND & 3RD

Lismore Opera Festival 2017

Irelands only summer opera festival, The Lismore Opera Festival presents two performances of L'elisir d'amore by Donizetti at Lismore Castle stable yard. Both funny and touching, it will leave you uplifted and it is one of the most loved of all Donizetti's operas. It combines touching romance and hilarious comedy with beautiful music, including Nemorino's enchanting aria 'Una furtiva lagrima'. The opera's premiere in Milan in 1832 was a triumph and secured Donizetti's place as one of the leading opera composers of his day.

Booking info:
Tickets, dining and hospitality options are booked directly through Lismore Opera Festival
www.lismoreoperafestival.com
Box office, Main Street, Lismore, Co. Waterford
+353 (0)85 7460735

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FRIENDS DAY

APRIL 12TH, 10.30AM-1.30PM

Friends Day

Our Friends Day is FREE but exclusively for Members of the Friends Scheme. It presents a unique opportunity to join Lord Burlington for tea at the castle. Friends will also enjoy a private tour of the gardens and new exhibition in the gallery.
Booking Essential: Exclusively for Friend scheme Members

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PANEL DISCUSSION

APRIL 1ST, 3-4PM

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Panel discussion with Lizzie Carey-Thomas (Head of Programmes, Serpentine Gallery), Lisa Le Feuvre (Head of Sculpture Studies, Henry Moore Foundation) and Anthony McCall. Chaired by Anthony Haughey (Artist and a lecturer, Dublin Institute of Technology).

Location: The Heritage Centre, Lismore
Booking essential: Free