Ballinakill

Guided Historical Walk

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11am Saturday 22nd AugustBallinakill Village Photo from AskAboutIreland.ie On Saturday 22nd August at 11am, our Guided Historical Walk of Ballinakill takes place, departing from the Village Square. 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, and there is a […]

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 2020

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Details of this year’s Floral Artistry Exhibition will be updated, as soon as possible. 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 […]

En Plein Air

Twin Trees 2020 Tickets Now On Sale

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En Plein Air 2020. Event Confirmed! We are delighted to confirm that this year’s Three Day Tutored En Plein Air event, will go ahead as planned, and we are really looking forward to welcoming you all to Heywood Gardens, Ballinakill, from August 20th – 22nd! With every consideration of the ongoing Covid-19 situation studied, in […]

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Lutyens & Heywood In Context, by David Averill

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David Averill, Lutyens Trust, at the Twin Trees Festival

Lutyens & Heywood In Context A Talk by David Averill FRIAI As part of our Tours, Talks & Afternoon Tea package, at this year’s Twin Trees Heywood Festival, David Averill delivered a wonderful talk, entitled ‘ Lutyens & Heywood In Context.’ In the idyllic setting of Ballinakill’s All Saints’ Church, David held the sell out […]

Festival 2019

Map from Heywood Gardens to All Saints’ Church

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The maps below outline both driving and walking routes, from Heywood Gardens, to All Saints’ Church in Ballinakill Village. We highly recommend the scenic walk, to Ballinakill Village, which is just a little over a mile, from either the upper or lower carparks. Again our recommendation is to start you walk from the upper carpark, […]

En Plein Air

Twin Trees Heywood – En Plein Air 2020

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Such has been the enthusiasm and positivity, for our Twin Trees Heywood Festival, Three Day Tutored En Plein Air, that we have already set the date for next year’s event. Set in the stunning environs of Heywood Gardens, the beautiful surrounding woodlands, and picturesque Ballinakill Village, our En Plein Air 2020, will take place from […]

Ballinakill

Great News For Ballinakill

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Funding Acquired! Ballinakill Community Development Committee has secured two grants, totalling €25,482 from Laois Partnership Company & LCDC. Firstly, to conduct a feasibility study into developing a multi-functional sports and community facility at Heywood Demesne, Ballinakill (Swimming Pool site), and secondly to promote the Twin Trees Heywood Art and Culture Festival. Thank you to the […]