Nov 01 2019
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Ballintubbert House and Gardens, Stradbally, Laois,
Spend an evening celebrating and exploring the rich and otherworldly Samhain in the gardens of Ballintubbert.
Samhain, the Irish embrace of the beginning of winter, darkness and the other world; this pagan holiday created wonderful traditions: playful and haunting, ancient and of the land. Ballintubbert, 'town of the wells', was once a site of ancient pilgrimage. Over the years, through the hands of various, and some fascinating owners the gardens of Ballintubbert have grown into being.
Spend a night in the Orchard, awakening ancient traditions and spirits. Feast on a five-course tasting menu, focusing around wild game and local produce, finished over the fire.
Wear a mask, don a costume and be something else, somewhere else for an evening. Delicious and fascinating, it is a rare opportunity to experience the customs of old, carefully crafted by new (and living) hands.
Come for the evening and feast. Or choose to stay on, for the night in the beautiful accommodation at Ballintubbert, and wake into the world of living (limited availability)