Autumn Excursion: Inistioge and Woodstock, Co. Kilkenny

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE FROM 14 to 28 September 2019.

We are now taking bookings for our Autumn Excursion, which will visit Woodstock Gardens and the nearby village of Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny.

The coach will depart from Society House at 9.00am and go directly to Woodstock Gardens, Co. Kilkenny, where we will be met by Mr John Kirwan, Archivist and Historian. After a short coffee break, we will visit the restored gardens and view the ruined house. After lunch, we will depart for Inistioge, where we will visit a church and priory remains with cloister fragments and the mausoleum of Mary Tighe, the poet. Our coach will return to Merrion Square by approx. 6pm.

The cost of the excursion is €60 for members and €65 for guests to include cost of coach, tours and lunch.

Please note: the charge for excursion is non-refundable.

This excursion is now fully booked.

Spring Excursion: Townley Hall and Knowth

We are now taking bookings for our Spring Excursion to Townley Hall, Co. Louth  and Knowth, Co. Meath.

The coach will depart from Society House at 9.30am. Upon our arrival at Townley Hall, we will be greeted with tea and coffee before embarking on a tour of the house. Townley Hall is a magnificent Georgian mansion built just over 200 years ago on a hilltop setting. Today it is surrounded by 60 acres of rolling parkland overlooking the Boyne Valley. The house is an architectural jewel. It is renowned for its exquisite interior, wonderful proportions, the quality of the materials and craftsmanship used in its construction and, in particular, its magnificent staircase.

After lunch, Dr Geraldine Stout will welcome us at Knowth – a Neolithic passage grave and an ancient monument of the World Heritage Site of Brú na Bóinne.

The cost the of excursion is €60 for members and €65 for guests to include cost of coach, tours and lunch.

Please note: the charge for the excursion is non-refundable.

 

THIS EXCURSION IS NOW FULLY BOOKED