The Ghosts of Heywood Ballinakill

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A Tale from the Schools’ Collection It seems the fascination with Heywood, Ballinakill, is not just a  modern conviction!  In the late 1930’s, a primary school student, named Nicholas Delaney, from Bray, Co. Wicklow, wrote of Heywood, for a schools project. His information had been sourced from Mr. Thomas Delaney, living at the same address […]

En Plein Air

Twin Trees Festival – Our En Plein Air Tutors

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A Brief Introduction The tutors for the ‘En Plein Air’ event are two exceptional and experienced artists, Bridget Flannery and Jock Nichol. Bridget and Jock tutored at last 2019’s inaugural event, and we are really looking forward to welcoming them both back for our 2021 event. Bridget Flannery Since 1995 Bridget Flannery has taken part […]


Gardens Open 2020 Guide

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The good news is that gardens available for public visiting are once again… open, following the lifting of pandemic restrictions on movement, including our very own Heywood Gardens. In a new digital format, the attached GARDENS OPEN 2020 GUIDE lists 100 gardens, both pubic and privately owned, that are open to visitors this year. Particularly […]

Floral Artistry

Floral Artistry 2019

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Below are some photographs, from last year’s Floral Artistry exhibition, which was held at All Saints’ Chuch, Ballinakill. The festival of flowers depicted architectural designs by Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944), as our festival celebrated his 150th birthday. All exhibits were expertly created by members of the Durrow & Cullohill Flower and Garden Club, and Kilkenny Flower […]