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 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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Crann guided woodland walk @ Belvedere House & Gardens

Free Guided Woodland Walk on Saturday 8th March 2014 at 2pm - 4pm, will be led by Diarmuid McAree, CRANN Director & former Chief Forestry Inspector with the Forest Service.  It shall include tree identification and forest ecology.

Belvederes Bat walks are in association with Bat Conservation Ireland

Next scheduled Bat walks is:
Saturday 5th April 2014 at 8pm
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.

Belvedere Easter Egg Hunt

Belvedere’s Golden Ticket Easter Egg Hunts are back on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday 2014.
Please note that : Children must be supervised at ALL times by a responsible adult.
Thousands of eggs over two days (one hunt per day at 12 noon) with Golden Tickets representing special prizes including 10 Belvedere Summer Passes for families; only one golden ticket per family.  This year there will be coloured ribbons for finding during the hunts; these ribbons once brought back to the Easter Bunny can be exchanged for easter eggs; to try to be fair to all participants only one ribbon per child.
 
The Egg Hunts start at 12 midday each day and there are three different trails, under 5’s, under 10’s and over 10’s . Advisable to be on site from 11.30 am.
 
Meet the Belvedere Easter Bunny at one of the largest Easter Egg Hunts in Ireland.
 
160 acres of parkland and ancient whispering woodland full of goodies to be discovered.
 

Normal entry prices apply, there is no extra charge for the Hunt.


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
 

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