Festival Events

Twin Trees Heywood Festival.

August 19th – 22nd 2021.

We are delighted to confirm that this Twin Trees Heywood, Art & Culture Festival, will go ahead as planned, and we are really looking forward to welcoming you all to Heywood Gardens, Ballinakill, from August 19th – 22nd!
Unfortunately we have had to pare back our event this year, given the ongoing Covid-19 situation, but still have so much on offer, such as our three day Tutored En Plein Air Painting, a Guided Historical Walk, Fishing Competition, and of course Yoga In Heywood Gardens, with Simon Rogers, on Sunday August 22nd.

Your Safety

Heywood Estate is set on over 50 acres, comprising of formal gardens, woodland trails and lakes; and with limited numbers taking part in the event, we can guarantee social distancing, for all participants.

Event welcome and introduction, will be carried out with staggered arrival times for all attendees, where applicable.

All Government guidelines in relation to outdoor gatherings, will be adhered to, and therefore may be subject to change, in tandem with those guidelines.

Health & Safety instructions will be issued to all participants, prior to the event, once finalised in adherence to Government guidelines.


Three Day En Plein Air (Open Air Painting)

Thursday 19th – Saturday 21st August -With tutors Jock Nichols, Bridgette Flannery & Geraldine O’Reilly.

Day 1: Heywood Gardens

Day 2: The Woods

Day 3: The Village

Artist of all levels of ability and experience, are welcome to attend.


Fishing Competition

Saturday 21st August

This year’s Fishing competition takes place on Saturday 21st 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. For registration details please contact Norman Rothwell on 087 2879070.

This competition is run in conjunction with Ballinakill Angling Club.

Yoga In Heywood Gardens with Simon Rogers

Sunday 22nd August

We cannot think of a better way to spend a Sunday morning in August, than a calming Yoga class, in the stunning surroundings of Heywood Gardens. Our Yogi for the session, Simon Rogers, as well as being a passionate Yoga teacher, is also a Natural Health and Well Being Therapist, and is Facilitator at Blackhill Woods Retreat, which is a sanctuary of Nature, Yoga & Well Being, in Abbeyleix, Co. Laois.

Additional Instruction: Please bring your own Yoga mat!