Lords & Luncheon: Dine at Birr Castle with the Earl and Countess of Rosse
Birr Castle Demesne in County Offaly is still home to the family that originally built it – they’ve lived here for some 14 generations. Brendan Parson, Seventh Earl of Rosse and brother-in-law of Queen Elizabeth, is the current resident and your gracious host for lunch. You’ll dine in an elegant room where the place settings are family heirlooms before Lord Rosse personally escorts you on a tour of the gardens.
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Irish Céiligh: Prepare for a thrilling evening of traditional music, dancing and entertainment as you arrive at your beautiful 18th century venue with its homely surroundings near the cultural quarter of Dublin. Your delicious three-course dinner is served as All Ireland Champion musicians and dancers perform traditional tunes and steps at their authentic best, and lively presenters enthral you with amusing anecdotes and tales about Dublin and its unique characters.
Horses & Horticulture: Meet some of horse racing’s greatest equine athletes and visit world-renowned Japanese gardens during your day in County Kildare. In the United Kingdom, steeplechase is the race of choice and five of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Classic winners were bred here at the Irish National Stud. You’ll have the chance to meet many of these equine superstars and tour the fascinating Horse Museum. The beautiful grounds also include exquisite Japanese gardens, among the most loved of all of Ireland’s gardens.