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Twin Trees 2021 Tickets Now On Sale

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Three Day Tutored En Plein Air  Day One  Takes place on Thursday August 18th in the glorious surroundings of Heywood Gardens, designed in 1906, by Edwin Lutyens and planted by Gertrude Jekyll.  Tickets for Day One – €40Three Day Ticket – €100Ticket prices subject to booking fee.BUY NOW Day Two   Friday August 20th, in the magical woodlands […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Yoga In Heywood Gardens with Simon Rogers

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Yoga in Heywood Gardens

Sunday August 25th @ 11am We cannot think of a better way to wind down gently (after the garden party on Saturday evening) than a calming yoga class with Simon Rodgers of Blackhill Woods Retreat. Reconnect with yourself in the stunning and peaceful gardens, the perfect location to give gratitude through yoga. Simon, an experienced and […]

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The Twin Trees of Ballinakill

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Toll Trees Ballinakill

Visitors to Ballinakill from the north side ( Abbeyleix) of the village, are met by a pair of very impressive twin trees. These common lime trees are considered ‘ Landmark’ trees, and are registered with the Tree Council of Ireland, due to the story of their existence, and are probably one of the most enduring […]

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Photographs From Around Heywood, Ballinakill

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A walk around Heywood Demesne A collection of photographs taken along the route from Heywood Gardens, and through the beautiful riverside walk that leads back to the village of Ballinakill.  This is the stunning setting for the inaugural Twin Trees Heywood Festival, which takes place during Heritage Week 2019, running from August 22nd – August […]

En Plein Air

Give the Gift of The Twin Trees Festival

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Twin Trees Heywood Festival 2019. Our Perfect Mothers Day Gifts. En Plein Air LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT MOTHERS DAY GIFT?Something unique? Something different? Something she’ll remember forever?Then our En Plein Air (Outdoor Painting) Event, at the inaugural Twin Trees Heywood Festival, Ballinakill, may just be that perfect gift! Tutors for this event are two exceptional […]

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Yoga In Heywood Gardens with Simon Rogers

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Twin Trees Heywood 2022 Yoga in Heywood Gardens with Simon Rogers. We cannot think of a better way to spend an August Sunday morning, than a calming yoga class with Simon Rodgers of Blackhill Woods Retreat. Reconnect with yourself in the stunning and peaceful gardens, the perfect location to give gratitude through yoga. Simon, an experienced […]