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A Victorian Midsummer's banquet at Kilruddery

 

Killruddery House and Gardens will host a Victorian Midsummer Banquet on Friday, 29th June 2012. This wonderful evening combining both a love of history and food, will take place in the unique surroundings of the 18th Century Orangery.

Often described as a wonderful place to escape for a great day out, Killruddery has been home to the Brabazon Family (the Earls of Meath) since 1618. Conveniently located on the outskirts of the capital where Dublin meets Wicklow, here’s your opportunity to discover a hidden gem in our midst.

It’s a little known fact that the standard three course meal known today really only became the norm at the turn of the century. Until then, banquets comprised a table laden with sweet and savoury dishes and diners would choose to eat the food as their palate dictated.

Diners attending the Victoria Midsummer Banquet will include a spectacular setting of the glass domed 18th century Orangery with a long communal table set with crisp linens and dressed with Killruddery decorations.

Victorian dressed servers will present diners with an array of delicious treats from local food producers including our own very special wood fired, spit roasted Killruddery mutton served with kitchen garden vegetables, an Ox Tongue pâté and a whole dressed salmon.  We’ll also be serving our infamous 'Punchy Punches' – a Victorian drink favourite that has also proved a big hit with modern day guests.  

Tickets for this event are €55 per person and can be secured by visiting the Killruddery website at http://www.killruddery.com/whats-on/a-victorian-midsummers-banquet/ .

Keep up to date by visiting www.killruddery.com and seeing what’s on or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Killruddery . The annual programme of events has everything from Falconry to Bees, the Dawn Chorus to outdoor concerts, picnic and kids events plus the launch of the Walled Garden. You’re spoilt for choice with lots to do for Mums, Dads and Kids. And anyone with a love of the outdoors will find lots to enjoy.                                                                                                     

Visitor Information / Opening hours:

Killruddery Gardens 2012

May to September, daily 9.30am – 5pm, (last Entry at 4.30 pm) April & October Weekends only, 9.30am-5pm

Killruddery House 2012

Guided tours, open July, August, September, daily, 1pm – 5pm. Or by Appointment for groups throughout the year.

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