Upcoming Events near Bloomfield House

 A Victwardian Escapade a remarkably different hen party

Take a step back in time to bygone plasures ... a delightful mix of below-stairs industriousness and upstairs luxury. 
On arrival, everyone dresses as servants to do some of the household chores, perhaps prepare a a dessert, have a chamber pot race, light the fire etc., with the emphasis very much on fun rather than work.
Then move to the dressing room and everyone changes attire to become ladies before moving upstairs to the drawing room for some parlour games, a dance and of course the inevitable photoshoot.
Finish with afternoon tea in the dining room - where you have the honour of being the guests at a rather grand tea party.
Situated at Clonard House, 10 minutes from Bloomfield House Hotel.
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Killbeggan Races

Friday 25th April (E) at 4.50pm 
Friday 16th May (E) at 5.40pm 
Sunday 1st June at 2.45pm 
Family Day Fun Day 
Monday 23rd June (E) at 6.00 
Friday 18th July (E) at 6.00pm 
Midlands National & Best Dressed Ladies Competition  
Saturday 9th August (E) at 5.30pm 
Best Dressed Ladies Competition 
Friday 22nd August (E) at 5.05pm 
Friday 5th September (E) at 4.35pm 
Admission Adults: €12
Students & OAP: €10
Children under 16: Free 
Special Family Discount Admission Package for €20: 2 Adults with Children under 16
PLUS Free Enterainment For All The Children
AND Special Discount for Groups
All prices include parking
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Belvederes Bat walks are in association with Bat Conservation Ireland

Next scheduled Bat walks is:

Saturday 14th September  2014 at 8pm
Saturday 1st November 2014 at 7.30pm
These Bat Walks begin with an illustrated talk on Bats, dispelling all of the myths and detailing just how marvellous these tiny mammals really are.  Followed by guided bat walk with use of Bat Boxes (which allows you to hear the bats, hunt, and communicate with each other) around Belvedere parkland.

Belvedere Heritage Week

26th - 30th August
The Following are Belvedere's Heritage Week Events:
The Sacred Tree Trail - Follow the Sacred Tree Trail to identify the noble trees of the forest and their mythological meaning.
The Remarkable Life of Lt. Col. Charles Howard-Bury Anglo Irish Soldier/Explorer - Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Lt Col. Howard-Bury at Belvedere House. Learn about the Colonels exploits 
in World War 1 and on The Mount Everest Reconnaissance in 1921 with a talk and guided tour of Belvedere.
Both of these events are free.

Belvedere Scarecrow Festival

Belvedere's 4th Scarecrow Festival will be held over Halloween week from 24th October to 2nd November 2014.
On Hallowe'en Weekend Belvedere hosts it's second Scarecrow Festival with local schools, 
groups and indiviuals competing for great prizes.
Traditional Harvest Figures
Humorous Scarecrows
Celebrity Scarecrows
Scary-Horror Category Scarecrow
Complete Scarecrows are to be in Belvedere by 4pm on Thurs 23rd October 2014.

Belvedere Spook Trail

Fri 24th, Sat 25th, Sun 26th & Mon 27th October 2014
Spook Walk in the Forest of Fear. Guided walks through ghostly scenarios along a 1.5km trail trough the ancient whispering woods, including;
ScareCrow Garden, Middle Earth, The Fog, Terrifying Tree House, Bad Fairy Garden, Victorian Warped Garden and finally the Haunted Belvedere House where the Wicked Earl has returned from the otherworld at the feast of Samhain.

Belvedere Trick or Treat

Sunday 26th & Monday 27th October 2014
On Bank Holiday weekend Sun and Mon at midday  Belvedere hosts it's Trick or Treat Trail through the ancient whispering woodland where thousands of goodies are hidden on the 160 acre estate but be careful not to disturb the Yeti.

Belvedere Bird Dusk Chorus & Bat Walk 

Saturday 1st November 2014
Bird Watch Ireland Join with Alex Copland of Bird Watch Ireland as he guides the last bird walk of 2014;
enjoy the Dusk Chorus where Alex will discuss native bird species and give advice on feeding garden birds over the winter… this is an excellent opportunity to ask an expert on how to help our feathered friends through the winter.

Belvedere Food & Design Winter Fair 

Belvedere will once again host the Food & Design Winter Fair on Sat 22rd & Sun 23rd November 2014.
Enjoy this tasteful Christmas market and soak up the festive atmosphere.  
Meet family and friends at this delightful event.  
Marvel at the unique Christmas decorations, jewellery, textiles, handbags, artisan crafts, candles and soaps.
Tempt yourself with delicious food and stock up on all your Christmas essential goodies.
The  Fair commences at 10.00am on Saturday morning and will close at 6pm each day.  
Entry to the Fair and Belvedere House and Gardens is free all week.

Belvedere Christmas Floral Demonstration by Richard Haslam 

Wednesday 3rd December 2014
Over the course of his career, Richard has become one the country's best-known designer florists, claiming gold medals at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show and Hampton Court Flower Show, as well as arranging flowers for the papal visit to Ireland and for visiting heads of state, 
including Presidents Clinton and Bush.
Door will open at 7.30pm for mulled wine reception; Floral demonstration will begin at 8pm. 
Bookings will open from 1st October 2014 on 044-9349060
Tickets are €12 each (€10 for Season Ticket holders)