What's Happening at Lisnavagh

by Emily Bunbury

So, spring has finally sprung, and the team at Lisnavagh are very excited as we look ahead to events in the 2017 Season. We are delighted that we now cater for a range of events including yoga & mindfulness retreats, corporate events, self-catering breaks, bespoke client events, team building days and weddings, so we are busier than ever and we love it! Following on from our most recent project, the addition of The Garden Wing to cater for events all year round, we have thrown ourselves into a new project - the development of our wet weather option for outdoor events - The Brick Tank - a unique space in the woods with a natural amphitheatre sound providing new scope for event offerings at Lisnavagh. Our upcoming season is taking shape nicely and looks a little like this;

Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat Looking for some ME time? Retreat to Lisnavagh to learn practical tips and tools with yoga and mindfulness which will create space to reconnect with yourself. We go on retreat to rest and restore, which is a state of being that Lisnavagh magically encourages. This experience will permit deep rest and reintegration. Our Retreats are designed as a slowing down, drawing in, restorative time helping you to step away from any worries or stresses you may have. An oasis of calm Lisnavagh offers peace and tranquillity and woodland walks. All our food is freshly prepared with local and organic suppliers. Date: 24 - 26 March (25 March - Day only) A recent review of the Yoga Sleep Retreat by Daphne Abernethy www.irishnews.com

Self Catering Breaks Looking to escape to the countryside for the weekend? Why not retreat to one of our Farm Cottages or Courtyard Stables which are situated on the Carlow/Wicklow border about an hour or so from Dublin, with striking panoramic views of the Wicklow Hills, Backstairs Mountains and Mount Leinster beyond Lisnavagh Estate’s 600 acres of woods and farmland. There are lots of activities for families or groups in the area such as The Wicklow Way, visit The ‘Dying Cow’ pub (established 1798) nearby or spend a few hours discovering Rathwood & the Chocolate Factory. Visit the Tinahely Farm Shop or further afield play a round at the prestigious Coolattin Golf Club or Mount Wolseley Golf/Country club and the celebrated Vale of Avoca with the ‘Meeting of the Waters’ is just over the hill. Should you wish to maximise your time at Lisnavagh we can organise horse-riding, yoga and clay pigeon shooting to name a few. *Minimum numbers apply with some activities.

Upcoming Events at Lisnavagh and Key Dates to Remember…

The Garden Open Day Saturday 8th July 2017 – 1pm -5pm We have pleasure in inviting you to this year’s Garden Open day at Lisnavagh. Garden Tours and historical Talks will be part of Lisnavagh’ s Open Day charm along with traditional stands selling tea & coffee, homemade jam, cakes and ice cream made from fresh fruits of the walled garden. Guests are encouraged to bring picnics and rugs with them – and no finer place to picnic than Lisnavagh’ s 160 year old lawns against a sumptuous backdrop of the Victorian Gothic mansion, the famous gardens and some of the largest Irish Yew trees in the country.

The Open Air Theatre

July Date: Thursday 13th July 2017 August Date: Wednesday 16th August 2017

Show Details: Production Title "Pride" (Jane Austen’s 200 yr. Anniversary) Date: Thursday 13th July 2017 Time: Gates open at 6.30pm, show commences at 7:30pm Ticket Prices: Adult €19 / Child €14 / Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) €56. 10% discount for parties of 10 or more Production Company: Chapterhouse Theatre

Production Title “Around The World in 80 Days”. Date: Wednesday 16th August 2017 Time: Gates open at 6.30pm, show commences at 7:30pm Ticket Prices: Adult: €15, Concessions: €10, U21s: €7 Production Company: Off The Ground Theatre

Location: The Lawns @ Lisnavagh House, Rathvilly, Co Carlow. *Outdoor event. Bring a rug, picnic etc. In the event of wet weather an indoor space will be available. Hail, rain or snow the show will go on! Refreshments available for purchase through the coffee shop.

The Christmas Fair Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December 2017. 12:30pm – 5:30pm