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History of Lisnavagh House & Gardens & Farmyard, Co. Carlow: Talk, Woodland Walk & Hedge Laying Workshop

12 August, 10am - 5pm

  • Lisnavagh House & Gardens
  • Rathvilly, Co. Carlow
  • R93 PX61
  • Co. Carlow

Built Heritage: The history of Lisnavagh House & Gardens
Welcome to Lisnavagh House for morning coffee and Emily’s delicious home-made organic scones, followed by a talk hosted by William McClintock Bunbury on the history of Lisnavagh House & Gardens and the Bunbury family.

Environmental Heritage: A woodland walk to the FarmYard & hedge-laying workshop

Join us for a woodland walk to the FarmYard from the House & Gardens where wood-fired pizza & organic salad from our gardens will be available at the FarmYard café.

Hedge-laying Workshop
Dr. Eoin Donnelly, a professional hedge-layer & master craftsman will give a presentation on the traditional skill and benefits of hedge-laying and the importance of protecting our environmental heritage. Share the workshop with like-minded people. Walk and talk hedgerows.

The Lisnavagh Timber Project
William Bunbury is the Director of the Lisnavagh Timber Project and Bunbury Boards. He will give a talk about his work at Lisnavagh, which he has managed since 2000. He has planted over 10,000 trees and has adopted a Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF) approach. In 2001, William launched the Lisnavagh Timber Project (LTP), to add value to the hardwood timber from the woodlands. In 2002, he developed a database traceability system, for every plank of timber, commission, or product, which is traceable back to the tree it originated from, In 2008, he launched his first product – “Bunbury Boards” – bespoke wooden chopping boards,

Booking in advance is essential

The FarmYard at Lisnavagh was built mid-1800s and in the Irish Farmers Gazette (1857) it was hailed as a shining example of innovation and renowned for its ethos and building design. Lisnavagh Estate is rich in architectural heritage having 9 structures identified in the Record of Protected Structures (CW367) in Co. Carlow Dvpt. Plan 2015-2021. The National Inventory of Architectural Heritage has deemed the buildings to be of Regional importance with both Architectural and Artistic significance.

Today, the FarmYard, Lisnavagh a living lab; a hub of innovation, resilience & sustainable living in Co. Carlow. People from all walks of life & all parts of the world come to the FarmYard to be inspired & to rethink their lifestyles by participating in events that explore the inextricable links and interdependencies between the arts, agriculture, biodiversity, community, innovation, technology, nature, the environment, health & wellbeing and climate action.

In a nutshell, the Farmyard, Lisnavagh promotes History, Heritage, Culture, Community Biodiversity, Climate, & Environment through transformational events & co-creative art & land-based programmes:

Arts: visual art exhibitions, film, music, poetry, photography, theatre, storytelling, live art performances, dance, creative workshops, podcasting

Climate: action camps, climate resilient communities & task force networks events

Community: festivals, gatherings, workshops, trainings, seminars, physical, emotional, spiritual health & wellbeing retreats, conferences, immersive experiences

Culture: history, heritage, crafts, healing arts, performances

Environment: biodiversity, nature, regenerative agriculture,organic farming, permaculture & renewable energy

Website https://www.thefarmyardlisnavagh.com/

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The FarmYard, Lisnavagh

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Heritage Council Grant

This event is part of a project supported under the Heritage Council's grants programme in 2023

Funded by The Heritage Council

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