For the first time ever this year Strokestown Park will run not one, but two family-friendly Hallowe'en events to take place in the mid-term break.
On Saturday 28th October 2017 'Bake a Barmbrack' is a family-oriented baking workshop in which participants can mix the batter for their own barmbrack, all under the supervision of a professional chef. While the barmbracks are in the oven there will be a tour of the galleried kitchen of Strokestown House. Participants can then tuck into a delicious hot buttered slice of their own homemade barmbrack, or take it home to share.
On Tuesday 31st October 2017, at 4.30pm, children of all ages are invited to come along in their finest costumes to take a guided walk in a 'Lantern Parade' through the grounds of Strokestown Park as dusk falls on All Hallows Eve. This promises to be seasonally atmospheric twilight adventure, to get in the mood for the night's trick or treating!
Booking information is available at www.strokestownpark.ie
Happy Hallowe'en from Strokestown Town Team.
If you're out tonight:
1) stay dry!!
2) have fun ...
3) be safe.
Did you attend Scoil Mhuire??
Scoil Mhuire celebrates its' 50th Anniversary over Friday 20th and Saturday 21st October 2017.
There's a golf fund-raising classic over both days. The School event itself starts with Mass in church on Friday evening, at 7.30pm ... all are invited back to school after for tea and nibbles.
All through Saturday the school will be open displaying plenty of old memorabilia and photos ... tea and pastries will be served.
So ... if you're a former pupil put this in your diary for a trip down memory lane ... Get your classmates involved!!
Feile Strokestown is in town over this weekend.
The internationally recognised festival sees musicians gather from all parts of the country along with visitors arriving from all around the world.
Want to know more??
A huge THANK YOU from Strokestown Town Team to everyone who gave their personal time towards today's Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town event.
This was an occasion full of colour and life -- a fantastic representation of everything positive about Strokestown and the local community.
Especial gratitude to all at The Percy French Hotel for hosting this, and for their ongoing support to the Town Team.
A selection of vibrant images from the event are attached ... WELL DONE to everyone!!
Over Thursday 5 October and Friday 6 October 2017 join Nuala O'Connor (Joyride to Jupiter), Marita Conlon McKenna (Under the Hawthorn Tree, Rebel Sisters), Jessamine O'Connor (The Hermit Collective), Luke Gibbons (Maynooth University) and more for #IrishWomeninLiterature.
More details are available on: www.strokestownpark.ie