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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 
 
Prices
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 10th May 2014 at 8pm
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.

Tullynally Castle & Gardens Tree Walks

Saturday May 10th
Tree walk led by Thomas Pakenham at 12am and exhibition of “Green Men” 
carvings  by Antoine Pierson. Entry 10 euros.Children free. 

Rare & Special Plant Fair @ Tullynally Castle

Sunday May 18th
Rare & Special Plant Fair in the Castle Courtyard, 11 am – 6pm.
Entry 12 euros per car (to include access to Castle Gardens)

Mullingar Country Fayre & International Horse Festival 2014

30th May - 2nd June 2014

Mullingar Country Fayre & International Horse Festival 2014 combines all things equestrian with interactive side shows and a retail and food village in a unique purpose built venue, near Mullingar Town. 
 
This popular festival, running for over twenty years, has something to attract all ages. There are four show jumping arenas in action each day catering for everyone from tiny tots to international show jumpers. Highlights of the weekend include the €23,500 Grand Prix on the final day, Sunday's Puissance, Working Hunter and Hunt Chase, a lively shopping and food village, kids' zone, carnival, outdoor pursuits, pony rides, a pet corner, dog show and a world record dog high jump competition. 
 
This is all complemented with on-site catering, a picnic area and live music zone. Facilities include all weather areas, raised banks, plenty of seating, picnic areas, on-site catering, a live music zone, ample parking and easy access.
 
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Life Fest 2014

Belvedere House Gardens and Park is hosting Life Music Festival over weekend of Fri 23rd, Sat 24th , Sun. 25th May and Monday 26th for take down
 
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Scruffs Dog Show 

Sunday 8th June 2014 at 1pm 
 
Scruffs Dog Show in aid of and in association with ISPCA  
10 Fun Classes for all to enjoy - All entry fees go to the ISPCA.
In Belvedere Scruffs Dog  Show we are judging for Happy Healthy Well adjusted & Loved dogs regardless of lineage or ancestral line!!!
One person is allowed in free of charge with a dog to be entered into the Scruffs Dog Show Otherwise Belvedere normal admission rate applies.

Tullynally Castle Summer Concert

Saturday June 28th
Summer concert in the Great Hall at 8pm sponsored by the Derravaragh Music Association -Vladimir Jablokov and his Quartet. 
For ticket and program details, see www.derravaraghmusic.ie.
Guests may book pre-concert suppers in the Castle tearoom at tullynallytearoom@gmail.com or picnic in the Gardens from 6pm.

Lenister Fleadh Ceoil - Moate

11th July - 13th July 2014
 
Westmeath County Board of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, in association with Leinster Council of Comhaltas, has chosen the town of Moate, Co. Westmeath as the host venue for the 2014 Leinster Fleadh.
 
The Leinster Fleadh will be held on the weekend of the 11th, 12th and 13th of July 2014, in Moate, and will be hosted by Westmeath County Board.
 
Following on from the success of Edenderry in 2013, the 2014 Leinster Fleadh will feature top class Traditional Irish entertainment over the weekend of the 11th, 12th and 13th of July 2014 
and the week leading up to it, including live street entertainment, gig-rigs, a Session Trail, Céilithe, Recitals, Sean Nós Dancing, and a Fleadh Concert.
 
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Mullingar Agricultural Show

Sunday 13th July 2014
 
Mullingar Show is run by the Committee of the Westmeath Show Society Limited, a not-for-profit company and registered charity, on their showgrounds at Culleen, Mullingar and attracts entries from across Ireland.
Mullingar Show has a large trade stand area, indoor and outdoor, with stands reflecting all aspects of country and town life and living - from jodhpurs to jewelery, wellies to wine, food to fire extinguishers.
 
As always at Mullingar, there is entertainment for all the family.
 
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Lilliput Legend

19th July 2014
 
Kayak across peaceful & tranquil Lough Ennell.
Cycle through the splendour of the Eskerida & The Bog of Allen.
Run, jog, walk, climb, over the extinct volcano that is Croghan Hill to one of Ireland’s greatest view points.
 
The whole event is based from Lilliput Adventure Centre where there will be
Camping Facilities, Parking Facilities, Showering Facilities and Dining Facilities ALL FREE
Arrive, park, register, rack your bike & off you go. That simple.

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Joe Dolan Festival

1st Aug - 4th Aug
 
The Joe Dolan Festival is a midsummer mix of Concerts, Theatre Shows, Dancing, and Family Entertainment.
 
The festival includes a mix of live bands, the Joe Dolan Impersonator contest, a free guided tour taking tourists on the Joe Dolan Trail and more.
 
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Tullamore Show

10th August 2014
 
The Tullamore Show and AIB National Livestock Show is the ultimate country lifestyle event, 
providing a truly authentic cultural experience and which has something for everyone. 
The 600 trade stands provide hours of opportunity to see the latest in inventions, products, services, food and refreshments.
Agriculture was originally the Shows’ main focus, but this has broadened considerably over the years to evolve with Ireland's changing culture, with entertainment, food, crafts, lifestyle, pets corner, fun etc, the order of the day.
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.
 
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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.
 
Categories:
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)