Programme of Events for Russborough House & Parklands


Throughout 2019

Children's Art Workshops with Me and the Moon

Monthly pop-ups fostering creativity through workshops inspired by the spectacular setting of Russborough. The workshops are a fun day out, and rich learning experience for children of all ages.

Full details and booking

Saturday, 4th May 2019 @ 8pm

Bray Jazz Festival On The Road Series: Solo & Indré

Tickets €15/€12 

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Sunday, 5th May 2019

Teddy Bears' Picnic

Educate Together schools in the Blessington area have their annual Teddy Bears' picnic.  All are welcome to join in the fun.

Wednesday, 8th May 2019

Tug of War Schools Challenge

Wicklow County Council annual schools challenge, heave away!

Sunday, 12th May 2019

Rith na Lochanna 

Annual 5k run and fund-raiser for Gaelscoil Na Lochanna - hundreds of participants will throng the Parklands for this fun fitness event.

 15th -19th May, 2019 @ various times

West Wicklow Music Festival 

Five days of world class music featuring a host of international and Irish talent inspired by founder and Artistic Director, Fiachra Garvey. 

Full programme and booking

Saturday 18th May, 2019 @ various times

Wicklow Mountains Cycle Challenge

In aid of St. James's Hospital - starts and finishes at Russborough - 50KM and 100KM routes -

Sunday, 19th May 2019 @ 9:30-11:30am

Spring Veteran & Vintage Car Rally

Veteran and vintage cars from the Blessington Car Club gather on the carriage sweep before their annual "Spring Run" 

Free Event

Sunday, 19th May to June 3rd inclusive, 2019

Art in the Garden Sculpture Exhibition 

Russborough will act as the perfect backdrop for the finest collection of sculpture to ever to be displayed in Ireland. The exhibition by Gormley's Fine Art will include large outdoor and indoor works by the best known Irish and International sculptors, including fourteen works by Salvador Dali.

Saturday, 1st June 2019

Gordon Bennett Vintage Car Rally

Up to 200 veteran and vintage cars congregate in front of Russborough for some motoring mayhem.

Saturday, 15th June 2019

Cruinniú na nÓg

A day of free creativity for children and young people. Full details to follow.

Saturday, 22nd June 2019

Celtic Tenors in the Hippodrome

Midsummer concert in the 200 year old Hippodrome.

Friday 28th-Sunday 30th, June 2019

Kaleidoscope Music & Arts Festival for Families & Friends

Ticketing info and line-up coming soon!

Please note there will be no access to the estate other than for festival ticket holders on these dates

Sunday, 28th July 2019

RHSI Garden Show

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

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18th-26th August 2018

National Heritage Week

Join us to explore Russborough's great outdoors. 

18th Century Walled Garden Tour

12:00 pm Saturday 17th | 2:30 pm Wednesday 21st | 2:30 pm Saturday 24th. 

Parklands Tour

2:30 pm on each of the following: Sunday 18th, Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th, Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd, Sunday 25th

Free Events | Booking not required 

Meet your Guide at the Ireland's Ancient East sign in the East Wing Courtyard 

Sunday, 8th September 2019 @ 11:00 am

Art Car Boot Fair 

Ireland's leading artists display their work for sale in this creative blend of the car boot sale with the contemporary art fair. 

Participating artists include Gabhann Dunne, PJ Lynch, Gillian Lawler, Blaise Smith RHA, Ann Quinn, Sean Molloy, Joe Dunne RHA, Margaret Corcoran, Helen Blake and many, many more. 

Eventbrite advance ticket holders get the early bird entrance time of 10:30 am. Gates open to the general public at 11 am. 

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Sunday, 15th September 2019

Reservoir Cogs Annual Cycle Event

Annual cycle race takes place as a fundraiser for local charities and to improve facilities and amenities in the Blessington area.

Sunday, 15th September 2019 @ 10:00am-12:00 noon

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, 20th September 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Culture Night Concert: Isata Kanneh-Mason piano

The West Wicklow Festival and Russborough present highly acclaimed pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason for a recital of music by Clara Schumann and Brahms. 

Free Event | Booking: 045 865239

Max 4 tickets per booking 

Sunday, 27th October 2019

Candlelit Walk of the Parklands

The annual fundraiser for St. Mary's Church, Blessington and other charities takes place on the last Sunday of October every year and is a wonderful stroll through the Parklands by magical candlelight after dark.

26th-31st October 2019 @ various times

Halloween in The Tearooms

Brambles annual cookie creations and stories have become very popular with the young children at this time of year!  

Sunday, 3rd November 2019

Finghin Collins Piano Recital

Internationally renowned Irish pianist Finghin Collins plays in the wonderfully atmospheric Saloon at Russborough.  Not to be missed for classical music enthusiasts! 

 November - 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. 

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