A Floral Celebration of Samhain at Glin Castle takes place this October

Samhain floral celebration
A  Floral Celebration of Samhain with masterclasses led by Emily Thompson and Shane Connolly will take place at Glin Castle this October. 
 
A Floral Celebration of Samhain at Glin Castle takes place this October
 
A floral celebration of Samhain at Glin Castle will take place Friday, October 2 to Sunday, October 4 in support of Glin Castle and Irish Women in gardening. Dominic West and Catherine FitzGerald invite you to her ancestral home, Glin Castle, to join renowned floral designers Emily Thompson and her dear friend, Shane Connolly, in a celebration of Samhain / All Hallows Eve as a master class in floral artistry.
samhain floral celebration

Emily and Shane will personally give masterclass sessions on modern floral installations and design, focusing on the latest trends in ecological floral concepts using flowers and foliage from the gardens and woods.

 Guests will enjoy the exquisite bedrooms, walled garden and grounds of Glin Castle.  Emily and Shane will personally give masterclass sessions on modern floral installations and design, focusing on the latest trends in ecological floral concepts using flowers and foliage from the gardens and woods.
Your host Catherine FitzGerald is the daughter of the 29th Knight of Glin (the Black Knight, the Knight of the Valley.)  Her family has lived on Glin land since the 12th century.  Catherine is a landscape gardener and trained horticulturalist inspired by the women who have loved and expanded the gardens of Glin over the centuries. 

Attendees at the Samhain at Glin Castle event will stay in beautifully appointed en suite bedrooms at Glin, arriving on Friday and leaving on Sunday.  Guests will enjoy workshops including floral installations, centerpieces, flower crowns, and floral fantasies all supplied from the extensive grounds and walled gardens of Glin Castle.  
 
samhain floral celebration

Catherine FitzGerald and Dominic West favourite room in Glin Castle, County Limerick. Entrance Hall.Photo: Tony Gavin 

Samhain at Glin Castle events will include gourmet food and wine and a masked dinner on Saturday night, a visit to the local village pub with live traditional music, a picnic tour of the grounds and gardens, a botanical cocktail session in the Greenhouse, and a lantern walk to a Samhain bonfire ( weather permitting) with ghost stories of banshees and changelings told by a local Shanachi, a traditional Irish storyteller. This weekend, in the tradition of Glin Castle, is a celebration of life, beauty, and gardening.  
 
The pricing for the event:
3250 euros per person sharing in a twin room.
4000 euros single occupancy (private room) 2500 euros per person sharing with King bed. This will include 3 days/2 nights of food, flowers, and All Hallows entertainment. 
 Additional days may be added before or after the event.  Professional colleagues or team members could be accommodated outside of the main house, or in local B & Bs if necessary.  Please enquire. 
 
To book please go to www.irishgirlinbrooklyn.com. For inquiries please contact Glin Castle or [email protected]com.
 
ABOUT GLIN CASTLE:
 
Glin Castle sits on 400 acres with breathtaking views of the Shannon estuary. The gardens are magical with ancient oaks, a tumbling stream, a productive walled garden,  and a collection of rare trees and shrubs. Charming Gothic follies ornament the demesne.  There are endless secret spots to be explored along with the wealth of fascinating original architectural and decorative features within the house.  These include a hidden room, a rare flying staircase used by the Cracked Knight to ride his horse up to the bed, and stories of visiting rock and roll royalty, poets, writers, and artists past and present. Inhabited by the FitzGerald family for eight hundred years, Glin castle has been graced by celebrities including Mick Jagger, Marianne Faithful,  and Seamus Heaney, as well as an ancestor who was the only female member of the infamous Limerick Hellfire Club. 
 
Traditionally the FitzGerald matriarchs of Glin have developed and cared for the great gardens. In keeping with this ideal, 10% of any after-tax profits from modern events are donated to charities centered around women and gardening. 
 

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