Programme of Events for Russborough House & Parklands


Sunday, 18th March 2018 @ 10:00am-3:00pm

Leinster Scouts Founders Day

Founders day events followed by the awards ceremony.

Various dates, April-November 2018

Children's Art Workshops

Artist Kate Dick leads themed workshops inspired by Russborough on Sunday mornings for children ages 4-14. Full details and booking on our Education page here

 €10 per workshop

Sunday, 29th April 2018 @ 10:00am

5km Run For Gaelscoil Na Lochanna

The annual 5km fundraiser for the local Gaelscoil with hundreds of participants running around the parklands.

Monday, 7th May 2018 @ various times

Norse Tools Wicklow Raid

A Classic Car Run with a difference - Raid Wicklow and collect your treasure along the way - Registration:

Sunday, 13th May 2018 @ 11:00am

Teddy Bear Picnic and Woodland Walk

In aid of Blessington Educate Together N.S. - a fun day out for all the family.

17th-20th May 2018 @ various times

West Wicklow Music Festival

Four days of world class music featuring a host of international and Irish talent with concerts of classical chamber music being held in the House.  On Sunday 20th there is a free children’s music trail event at 10.00am and concert at 12.00 noon. Full programme and booking at West Wicklow Festival 

Tickets Free-€38 | Festival Ticket €130

Saturday, 19th May 2018 @ various times

Wicklow Mountains Cycle Challenge

In aid of St. James's Hospital - starts and finishes at Russborough House - 50KM and 100KM Routes - includes souvenir Cycle Jersey - full details and registration at 

Sunday, 20th May 2018 @ 9:30-11:00am

Veteran & Vintage Car Rally Spring Run

Veteran and Vintage car club gather in front of the Main House before heading out on their 'Spring Run’.

Free Event

Saturday, 23rd June 2018 @ 9:30-1:00pm

Wicklow LSP Parkrun & Childrens Fun Day 

5k Walk/Jog/Run - Fun Games - Smoothie Bike - Maze - Facepainting

 Wicklow LSP: 0404-20100 -

Free Event

Saturday, 30th June 2018 @ 2:00pm

Tea Dance with the Ballymore Brass & Reed Band

Part of Blessington’s Ninette De Valois International Dance Festival.

Hippodrome | Free event 

Saturday & Sunday, 7th-8th July 2018 @ 3:00-6:00pm

RHSI Russborough Flower Show 

Stunning flower arrangements displayed in the opulent surroundings of Russborough's Principal Rooms.

Adults €5 | Children free

Sunday, 29th July 2018 @ 10:00am-5:00pm

RHSI Russborough Garden Show

The second annual RHSI Russborough Garden Show with stall holders , talks, exhibits and tours of the original 18th century Walled Garden

Adults €10 | Children free

Tuesday, 31st July 2018 @ 1:00pm

Harry Potter Quiz

Calling all muggles! Return of the popular Potter books quiz- Spot Prizes - Best Costume - Best Team Name - Best/Worst Answer - See Real Owls - Doors Open Noon - Book early, last year sold out! Tickets online:

Teams of 4: €40 | At least one Wizard per team must be 16 or over 

Friday, 10th August @ 10:00am

32 Marathons, 32 Counties, 32 Days

Russborough has been chosen as the Wicklow leg of this charity event.  Come and cheer on the three guys completing this grueling challenge for charity, accompanied by the Blessington Striders

18th-26th August 2018

National Heritage Week

Discover The Demesne with Joan Griffith - Outdoor Walking Tour. Wear outdoor clothing and walking shoes. Tours meet in the Courtyard near the Shop and Tearooms @ 2pm on the 19th, 22nd & 26th of August.  

Free Event

Sunday, 2nd September 2018 @ 9:30am-3:00pm

Reservoir Cogs Annual Sportive

Annual cycle event fundraiser for local charities and to improve facilities and amenities in the Blessington area. Full details and booking here

Sunday, 9th September 2018 @11:00pm-4.00pm

Nissan Art Car Boot Fair 

An art fair like no other, buy unique artworks and collectibles from Ireland's most talented artists in this creative take on the traditional car boot sale.

Link for advance tickets

Adults €10 | Children free

Sunday, 9th September 2018 @ various times

Children's Art Workshops 

Artist Kate Dick runs two workshops for kids: The Magic Tree for younger ones and Parkland Nature for 9-13 year olds.  For full details of times and booking please click on the link below.

Price €10 per child

Sunday, 16th September 2018 @ 9:30am-11:00am

Veteran & Vintage Car Rally Autumn Run

Veteran and Vintage car club gather in front of the Main House before embarking on their 'Autumn Run’.

Free Event

Friday, 21st September 2018 @ 8:00pm 

Culture Night Concert

International pianist Fiachra Garvey performs a special free concert in Russborough's Entrance Hall with opera star mezzo-soprano Rachel Kelly

Doors Open 7:45pm 

Free Event

Saturday, 29th September 2018 @ 8:00pm

An Evening of Popular Song with James Nelson and Mary Callan Clarke

Join James and Mary in the wonderfully atmospheric Saloon at Russborough for an intimate acoustic evening. 

Booking 045 865239 

Sunday, 14th October 2018 @ various times

Children's Art Workshops

Artist Kate Dick runs two great workshops for children: the Milltown Workshop @ 3.30pm for 5-8 year olds, the Beit Workshop for 9-14 year olds @ 2pm.  For full details of times and booking please click on the link below.

Price €10 per child  

Sunday, 28th October 2018 @ 6:00pm-8:00pm

Candlelight Walk

Annual fundraiser for St Mary’s Church, Blessington and other nominated charities, taking in the beautiful parklands by magical candlelight.  

€5 per person | €20 per car

27th-31st October 2018

Halloween Poisonous Pantry

Join us for Spooky Stories and Cookie Decorating fun in the Tea Rooms.

Booking essential - call 045 857497

Price €7.50 per child 

Sunday, 11th November, 2018 @various times

Children's Art Workshops

Artist Kate Dick runs two great workshops for children: the Milltown Workshop @ 3.30pm for 5-8 year olds, the Beit Workshop for 9-14 year olds @ 2pm. For full details of times and booking please click on the link below.

Price €10 per child

Sunday, 11th November 2018 @ 8:00pm

Hugh Tinney Piano Recital

Internationally renowned Irish pianist Hugh Tinney plays in the magnificent surroundings of the Saloon at Russborough. An event not to be missed for classical music enthusiasts. 

Booking 045 865239 or call into the Shop

Sunday, 18th November 2018 @ 9:00am

Bike 7 Supercross Cup - Round 4

Youth Off-Road Cycling Event - 9am: Registration - 10am: Kids Races - 11.30am: Ladies Race - 12.30pm: B Race - 2pm: A Race

Price €5 per entry

Sunday, 10th November - Saturday 22nd of December

Christmas at Russborough

For a unique Christmas experience, see Ireland's most beautiful house decked out in Yuletide finery .  Enjoy mulled wine & mince pies or cookies & hot chocolate after a magical tour of the house at its festive best. 

Weekdays: On the hour from 12 noon, Twilight Tour 4:00pm

Weekends: On the hour from 11.00am, Twilight Tour 4.00pm

Booking is necessary for Twilight Tour only:

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