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Calendar of Events

  • Wedding Showcase
    at Virginia Park Lodge

    29/04/2018 - 30/05/2018

    Virginia Park Lodge will host its Wedding Showcase on Sunday the 29th of April between 2pm and 5pm
     
    Guests will have the opportunity to explore the house and grounds, view the accommodation & cookery school cottages, relax in the bar & lounge, walk through the woods and lake and take a sneak-a-peek at the luxurious bedrooms.
     
    Whether you are looking for intimate or extravagant, traditional or unexpected, Virginia Park Lodge is a truly individual place to celebrate the most memorable day of your lives.
     
    Additional Wedding Showcase dates on the 17th and 30th of May between 5pm at 8:30pm
     
    Those interested in attending should register on the Virginia Park Lodge webste
  • Summer Lovin' Wedding Evening
    at Tankardstown House

    15/05/2018 - 15/05/2018

    Celebrate the beginning of your beautiful journey together at Tankardstown House.

    They wil host their Summer Lovin' Wedding Evening on Tuesday 15th May, from 6-9pm.

    The perfect opportunity to see the venue beautifully dressed for a wedding with stunning summer florals. Enjoy music, canapes, and bubbly  while meandering through the Main House and Orangery. Amble through the beautifully manicured gardens and courtyards - the perfect backdrop to any wedding photograph.

    Chat to Tankardstown's expert team on the evening, who will help ease you through any thoughts or questions, to ensure that your day is the most special day of your life. 

    Summer Lovin’ Wedding Evening is by invitation only.  weddings@tankardstown.ie to join the guest list.

  • Prime Irish Roast Beef Lunch
    at Virginia Park Lodge

    20/05/2018 - 20/05/2018

    Visit Virginia Park Lodge on Sunday the 20th of May for their Prime Irish Roast Beef Lunch.

    Menu:

    Ricotta with Asparagus, Peas, Broad Beans & Elderflower
    Traditional Style Prime Roast Beef
    Provincial Style Strawberry with Lemon Curd

    The Lunch will take place at 1:30pm and tickets are priced at €48 for adults and €20 for children.
    Bookings can be made on the Virginia Park Lodge website

  • New Zealand Wine Pairing
    at Castle Grove

    24/05/2018 - 24/05/2018

    This May 24th, Castle Grove Counry House welcome James Leary, owner of the renowned Snapper Rock Vineyard to Castle Grove for an evening that food and wine lovers won't want to miss...
     
    A selection of Donegal's finest dishes will be expertly paired with carefully selected wines. Each wine will be introduced by Mr Leary himself and guests will be given a fascinating insight into the history of the vineyard and his passion for wine.
     
    The event will take place at Castle Grove Country House in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal on Thursday May 24th, from 7pm onwards.
     
    The event is priced at  €65 per person which includes a 7 Course Tasting Menu

    Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment: For bookings call +353 74 9151118

  • Sizzling BBQ Cookery Demonstration
    at Ardtara Country House & Restaurant

    31/05/2018 - 31/05/2018

    Join Chef Patron Ian Orr at Ardtara Country House Hotel for a Sizzling BBQ Cookery Demonstration. Ian shares his secrets for cooking delicious BBQ feasts which can be recreated at home.
    Tickets must be purchased in advance £34.95pp, includes 3 course meal.

    Overnight packages available
    Telephone Ardtara to book on +44 (0) 28 796 44490
  • Champagne Charlie Dinner
    at Dunbrody House

    31/05/2018 - 31/05/2018

    On Thursday the 31st of May Dunbrody House will be host to an elegant Champagne Charlie Dinner with Willem Pincon of Champagne Heidsieck.
     
    Featuring some of the best from Charles Heidsieck combined with an amazing Tasting Dinner from Kevin Dundon & new Head Chef Tom Spruce. €125 per person
    Combine this event with an overnight stay from €225 per person sharing
     
    Visit the Dunbrody House website for bookings or call Dunbrody House directly on 051 389 6000
  • Smokin' Hot BBQ Cookery Demo
    at Dunbrody House

    04/06/2018 - 04/06/2018

    Get ready to fire up your BBQs as this June Dunbrody House will be hosting a special Smokin' Hot BBQ Cookery Demonstration in their cookery school so attendees can learn to create perfect BBQ dishes at home.
     
    The event will take place on June 4th and the demonstration will be followed by dinner in the local pub.
     
    Tickets are prices at €45 per person. Call Dunbrody House directly on 051 389600for more information and bookings 
  • Summer Seasonal Lunch
    at Virginia Park Lodge

    10/06/2018 - 10/06/2018

    It’s white peach season at Virginia Park Lodge and to celebrate the fruits of their labour, Chef Corrigan is preparing a 3 course seasonal lunch to include a main of succulent Pork with White Peach & Jalapeños.

    The lunch will take place on Sunday, the 10th of June at 1:30pm and tickets are priced at €48 for adults and €20 for children.
    Bookings can be made on the Virginia Park Lodge website
  • Opera in the Garden
    at The Merrion Hotel

    13/06/2018 - 14/06/2018

    In a partnership between one of the world's leading hotels and Wexford Festival Opera, audiences will enjoy an exhilarating evening of the music of Leonard Berstein, in an open-air performance of Bernstein á la carte. Bernstein's opera  and musical theatre credits include West Side Story, Candide, Wonderful Town, On the Town, and On the Waterfront.
     
    5:30pm - Champagne Reception
    6:15pm - Performance
    7:30pm Dinner Commences
     
    Tickets are prices at €285 per person. This is a Black Tie event
    The event will take place on the 13th and 14th of June
  • Chef's Choice & Sommeliers Selection
    at Tankardstown House

    14/06/2018 - 14/06/2018

    Brabazon Restaurant at Tankardstown House will host their annual Boyne Valley Food Series event of 2018 on Thursday 14th June, this year it's the Chef's Choice & Sommeliers Selection.

    Commencing at 7pm, guests will enjoy a set Dinner along with paired wines. The menu will be based primarily on Boyne Valley Food, paired with Wines from some of the finest valleys in Europe and beyond.

    Priced at €60 per person including food and wine.

    To book call Tankardstown directly on 041 9824621 or email info@tankardstown.ie
  • Father's Day Beef and Oyster Club
    at Virginia Park Lodge

    17/06/2018 - 17/06/2018

    Some might call it Sunday lunch, but Virginia Park Lodge’s Beef and Oyster Club is rather more of a celebration.

    Doors open at 1.30pm for you to enjoy a drink at the bar and a chance to catch up with old timers and those new to the club.

    Start with a selection of hot and cold oysters, taste the delights of the estate’s fresh produce on the middle course and move to the majestic Hereford beef and a seasonal dessert.

    Tickets are prices at €55 per adult and €20 per child and bookings can be made on the Virginia Park Lodge website

  • Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition Midsummer Launch
    at Ballymaloe House

    21/06/2018 - 21/06/2018

    Richie Scott, Artistic Alliance, will be launching the 5th Ballymaloe open-air sculptural exhibition on midsummers evening - Thursday 21st June 2018 from 6 to 8pm. 

    This will be the 5th year that Richie has curated and physically created a spectacular outdoor sculptural trail/exhibition here on the grounds at Ballymaloe House. 

    Richie gathers some of Ireland's finest sculptural artists including Eileen MacDonagh, Michael Quane, Patrick O'Reilly, Martha Quinn, Ester Barrett. 

    On this launch evening, guests are invited to enjoy a guided tour of the exhibition with a glass of wine and mingle with some of the artists themselves and discuss their individual pieces.

    The exhibition will be available to view until September and Richie Scott and Hazel Allen will be hosting 1 hour guided tours of the exhibition at 6pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout the summer.
  • New Zealand Wine Dinner
    at Ardtara Country House & Restaurant

    22/06/2018 - 22/06/2018

    For an evening out with a difference, head along another in the series of Ardtara's fabulous Wine Dinners - this June, enjoy a celebration of the finest New Zealand Wines. Indulge in sparkling wine on arrival and a five course tasting menu with perfectly paired wines; a wonderful dining experience and a delight for foodies and wine lovers.

    Tickets should be purchased in advance and are available for £79.95pp with wine or £49.95pp without wine

    Overnight packages are also available
    Telephone Ardtara directly to book on +44 (0) 28 7964 4490
  • It's a Gin Thing
    at Dunbrody House

    01/07/2018 - 01/07/2018

    The perfect event for any gin lover is taking place at Dunbrody House on the 1st of July.

    Dunbrody's gin expert will lead you through a day filled with gin-themes activities, including foraging in the herb and kitchen gardens for all the ingredients to distill your own gin.  Followed up by tastings and Gin cocktails with a Gin-themed dinner afterwards.

    Tickets are priced at €95 per person. Call Dunbrody House directly on 051 389600 for bookings and more information
  • Strawberry Festival
    at Castle Grove

    07/07/2018 - 07/07/2018

    On the 7th of July this year Castle Grove Country House will host their sumptuous Strawberry Festival for the second time, in partnership with the Donegal Food Initiative
     
    Last year's festival proved a huge success drawing over 600 guests who enjoyed live music, cookery demonstrations, garden tours and, of course, delicious treats and refreshments.
     
    This year's festival is set to include strawberry-themed cocktail demonstrations, a BBQ (weather permitting) as well as fun activities for kids. 
     
    The event takes place from 1pm to 5pm on Sunday July 1st and admission is free for all.
    The perfect summer day out!
  • Lobster Lunch
    at Virginia Park Lodge

    01/07/2018 - 01/07/2018

    Visit Virginia Park Lodge on Sunday the 1st of July for their very special Lobster Lunch.

    Starting with Oysters and Champagne in the main Lodge, guests will then move to one of the estate’s greenhouses to dine under a canopy of grape vines and apricot trees.

    This cold lunch hosted by Richard Corrigan will include his seafood classics such as whole poached lobsters, seafood gazpacho, roots, shoots & leaves from the gardens and the first of our new potatoes – finishing with fresh summer berries foraged from the orchard.

    The lunch will take place at 1:30pm on Sunday the 1st of July and tickets are priced at €75 per person.
    Bookings can be made by visiting the Virginia Park Lodge website

  • Theatre on the Lawn
    at Rathmullan House

    13/07/2018 - 13/07/2018

    Chapterhouse Theatre Company on the Lawn at Rathmullan House

    Every Summer Rathmullan House welcome the fantastic Chapterhouse Theatre Company to the front lawn.. Guests can watch theatre classics with family in this idyllic location with perhaps a summer picnic and a glass of wine!

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - July 21st

    Take a trip down the rabbit hole and join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful characters. From the unforgettable White Rabbit and the madcap Mad Hatter to the terrifying Queen of Hearts, Alice's journey couldnt be filled with more adventure.

    Adult €17 / Child €10 / Family (2 Adults & 3 Children) €52

    For ticket sales or information contact: Rathmullan House on (074) 915 8188

  • Italian Cookery Demonstration
    at Ardtara Country House & Restaurant

    22/07/2018 - 22/07/2018

    Join Chef Patron Ian Orr at Ardtara Country House Hotel for an Italian Cookery Demonstration. Ian shares his secrets for cooking delicious meals which can be recreated at home.
    Tickets must be purchased in advance £34.95pp, includes 3 course meal.

    Overnight packages are available
    Telephone Ardtara to book on +44 (0) 28 796 44490
  • Mad Hatters Tea Party
    at Dunbrody House

    06/08/2018 - 06/08/2018

    On Monday 6th August , Dunbrody will Host a Mad Hatters Tea Party in their grounds of the property, in aid of the Three Musketeers Childrens Fund 

    A garden party with a few twists and turns through the woodland walk at Dunbrody House.  Finishing up with afull Afternoon Tea with Bubbles.  Don't forget your Hat!

    Tickets are prices at €50 per person - all proceeds going to the Three Musketeers
    For bookings and information contact Dunbrody House on 051 389 600
  • French Wine Dinner
    at Ardtara Country House & Restaurant

    07/09/2018 - 07/09/2018

    For an evening out with a difference, head along to the fabulous French Wine Dinner at Ardtara Country House Hotel. Enjoy sparkling wine on arrival and a five course tasting menu with perfectly paired wines; a wonderful dining experience and a delight for foodies and wine lovers.

    Tickets must be purchased in advance and are priced at £79.95pp with wine, or £49.95pp without wine

    Overnight packages available
    Telephone Ardtara directly to book on +44 (0) 28 7964 4490
  • Desserts Cookery Demonstration
    at Ardtara Country House & Restaurant

    27/09/2018 - 27/09/2018

    Join Chef Patron Ian Orr at Ardtara Country House Hotel for our Dessert Cookery Demonstration. Ian shares his secrets for cooking delicious desserts which can be recreated at home.
    Tickets must be purchased in advance £34.95pp, includes 3 course meal.

    Overnight packages available
    Telephone Ardtara directly to book on +44 (0) 28 7964 4490
     
  • 17th Annual Mushroom Hunt at Longueville House
    at Longueville House

    07/10/2018 - 07/10/2018

    Don your boots and wellies and hike around the estate iat Longueville in search of edible mushroom varieties, which are home-grown on the estate. With the guidance of mushroom experts Maria Cullen and Jim Fraser, discover the pleasure of this exciting activity. After the day’s activities, chef/proprietor William O’Callaghan will prepare a banquet of autumn mushrooms for guests to enjoy. A fun day out for all.

    For ticket information visit the Longueville House website or call the house directly on +353 22-47156

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