Heywood

Heywood Gardens – Tutored En Plein Air Painting

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Welcoming our En Plein Air Artists Heywood Gardens and Estate is a place of immeasurable beauty; somewhere to find a sense of history, tranquility, solitude and awe, and is the setting for Day One of this year’s  Twin Trees Festival’s En Plein Air painting. We cannot wait to welcome our artists to this year’s event, […]

Fishing

Fishing Competition 2022

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Gills Pond, Ballinakill, Co. Laois

Saturday 20th August 2022, from 10am Our Fishing competition, for the Lutyens Cup, takes place on Saturday 20th August, beginning at 10am with a draw for fishing spots. The angling will begin at Gills Pond at 11am and will conclude at 4pm. A fee of €10 applies to all participants and places are limited. Registration […]

Twin Trees 2020

KCLR 96FM – Interview with Sue Nunn

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In Conversation with Sue Nunn We were thrilled to be invited to speak, with the wonderful Sue Nunn of KCLR 96Fm today, on her show, The Way It Is.For those of you who may have missed the interview with Twin Trees Art & Culture Festival committee member, Caragh Burns-Sharma, you can catch up, and listen […]

Ballinakill

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 […]

Ballinakill

Guided Historical Walk of Ballinakill

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11am Saturday 20th August Ballinakill Village Photo from AskAboutIreland.ie On Saturday 20th August 2022, our Guided Historical Walk of Ballinakill and Heywood takes place, departing from the Village Square, at 11am. Our Guide for the walk is local historian, and co-author of Ballinakill A Journey Through Time, Ger Dunphy. The walk will avoid busy roads, […]

Heywood

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 […]