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June 2017
€8 - €10

Mystics in Balscadden – Jeannette Byrne

June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Howth Castle – Lutyens Library, Howth Castle, Howth Demesne
Dublin, Dublin Ireland
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W.B Yeats, JP Donleavy, Lobsang Rampa , Churchill? What is the connection?  The answer is Balscadden Bay. Balscadden Bay Howth has been a popular tourist destination since Victorian times. The bay lies on the southeast corner of Howth Harbour underneath the Martello tower at the east pier: Stunningly beautiful, it can be cold, bleak and windy. The Islands of Ireland’s eye and Lambay appear Brigadoon like through the morning mists. How could one not be inspired to create with such…

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Roisin Fitzpatrick

June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Internationally acclaimed artist and best-selling author, Roisin Fitzpatrick, takes the audience on a remarkable journey sharing how her childhood growing up near the grounds of Howth Castle with the Neolithic cairn known as “Aideen’s Grave” influenced her life and to this day still provides a key source of inspiration for her work. After graduating from Trinity College Dublin and the University of Geneva, Roisin pursued a career at the European Commission, United Nations and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.…

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Shane’s Howth Hikes – Howth Literary Festival Stroll

June 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  Enhance your creativity and embed the learnings more deeply with a guided stroll around the grounds of Howth Castle and the glorious and luminescent Rhododendron Gardens. Meet in the courtyard of Howth Castle and wander through the landscape that inspired Yeats, Dean Swift, Samuel Ferguson James Joyce and HG Wells among others. Experience the summer blooming of the Rhododendron Gardens. See and feel The Dolmen and hear the legend of Aideen’s Grave that inspired Samuel Ferguson to write The…

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Irish Demesne Landscapes, 1660–1740 Vandra Costello

June 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Howth Castle – Lutyens Library, Howth Castle, Howth Demesne
Dublin, Dublin Ireland
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This book charts the history and development of formal gardening in Ireland in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, and in particular the grand geometric style that was fashionable between 1660 and 1740. It examines the people who created these gardens, the influences that affected them, the materials that they employed and the uses of landscapes interventions. Using a wide range of sources, including several previously unpublished, this is the most extensive survey of early Irish gardens to date.…

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Shane’s Howth Hikes – Howth Literary Festival Stroll

June 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Enhance your creativity and embed the learnings more deeply with a guided stroll around the grounds of Howth Castle and the glorious and luminescent Rhododendron Gardens. Meet in the courtyard of Howth Castle and wander through the landscape that inspired Yeats, Dean Swift, Samuel Ferguson James Joyce and HG Wells among others. Experience the summer blooming of the Rhododendron Gardens. See and feel The Dolmen and hear the legend of Aideen’s Grave that inspired Samuel Ferguson to write The Cromlech…

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Mary O’Malley & Paula Meehan in conversation with Nerys Williams

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Howth Castle – Lutyens Library, Howth Castle, Howth Demesne
Dublin, Dublin Ireland
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Mary O’Malley was born in Connemara in Ireland, and educated at University College Galway. She lived in Lisbon for eight years and taught at the Universidade Nova. She served on the council of Poetry Ireland and was on the Committee of the Cuirt International Poetry Festival for eight years. She was the author of its educational programme. She taught on the MA programmes for Writing and Education in the Arts at NUIGalway for ten years, held the Chair of Irish…

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