Helen Dillon at Shankill Castle
A new addition on the Carlow Garden Trail, the gardens at Shankill are an oasis of tranquillity and natural beauty. Helen Dillon leads visitors through the remnants of the 18th century lime tree allées, 19th century laurel lawns, the moated and walled garden as well as Victorian classics such as the now gigantic sequoias, and 20th century self-sown ash trees. An unmissable opportunity to tour this great garden in the company of one of Ireland’s greatest gardeners.
Shankill Castle is a living museum in Ireland’s Ancient East. Wander through time and explore its unique heritage and culture on a guided tour around the Castle when you will learn about the history of the house as well as view the exquisite antique collection and its eclectic contents juxtaposed against vibrant contemporary art work.
Venue: Shankill Castle, Paulstown, Co. Kilkenny
GPS: 52.686529, -7.021772
Time: 3 p.m.
Admission: €8. Tour of house €5.
Tea, coffee and light snacks available.
Contact: 059 972 6145
w: www.shankillcastle.com online booking