Trad Fest 2013 runs from 22nd to 27th January
The 30th Annual Rose Trials are the central part of this Festival. Set in the 270 acre historic St. Anne’s Park the Festival provides for an enjoyable and entertaining fun day out for all the family.
Admission to the Festival including car parking is free of charge. The Festival runs from 10.30 am to 6.00 pm on both days with exhibitions and trade stands.
For the first time this year people can visit the HerbBís Project. This initiative aims to educate and provide information on the use of herbs and plants for their medicinal and therapeutic application in modern day Ireland as has been done for thousands of years.
Another new addition this year at the Rose Festival will be a Homeopath who deals with plant health using methods that are totally earth friendly, something that will be of interest to all gardeners. The Subject of homeopathy for plants will be explored and discussed by all who are interested throughout the Festival a relatively new departure in plant health.
A variety of entertainment will be provided including live music on both days. Sunday is ‘Family Activity Day’ with children’s entertainment, outdoor climbing wall, face painting, puppet shows and T-shirt competitions.
Exhibitors include Crafts people, Garden Centres, Nurseries, Horticultural Societies and Environmental Groups.
Included in the Rose Festival there will be a Viking Village with a replica long-ship on display and groups of ‘Vikings’ will give displays of falconcry and battle re-enactments.
For further information contact Noël McEvoy, Executive Parks Superintendent,
Parks & Landscape Services Division, Dublin City Council. Tel: 01 2223401
St Anne’s Park on Saturday 21st April 2012
Length: 4km (1Lap) and 8km (2 Lap) options
Start Time: 11.00am for 8k race
Start Time: 11.25am for 4k race
The shorter 4k race is primarily aimed at those new to running.
Regular club runners should do the longer 8k race
Registration at Tir na nOg Caife at The Red Stables: From 9.30 to 10.30am
Click here to Enter The St Annes Race for €15
On line Reg Closes at 12 noon on Wednesday 18th April or earlier if race quota has been filled
Sunday April 1st, 2012
Sybil Hill Entrance, St. Anne’s Park, Raheny
Join us for a fun filled family day and walk a mile for Blossom.
Face-Painters, music, goodie bags and more!
Registation is from 1pm, walk starts at 2pm. Only €10 per family.
Tir na nÓg Caife at the Red Stables Clontarf will give 1 FREE ICE CREAM to each child that participates in the Blossom Ireland walk.
The Red Stables in St. Anne’s Park, Clontarf will host a Rare Plant Exhibition this Saturday, 24th March 2012 from 10am to 4pm . Many Ireland’s leading specialist nurseries will be offering different, rare and unusual plants for your garden.
List of nurseries and associates participating this weekend at the ISNA plant Fair:
A new Chinese “Suzhou” Garden has opened in Dublin to celebrate the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival.
Suzhou is a city in China that is known as “The Garden City” or “The Venice of the East“.
The garden is located within the “Clock Tower Model Gardens“, off the Main Avenue in St. Anne’s Park, and it can be accessed from the Garden for Patio & Miniature Roses, via the Herbaceous Borders (see the Map of St. Anne’s Park for details). Continue reading
Unfortunately, St. Anne’s Park does not have any “official” trails. You are offered a great number of different paths, each one will offer you a surprise of a pond, a stream, a rose garden garden, or an “old ruin” – one of the ten garden follies.
One “unofficial” trail has been recommended by J. Shannon, the Park’s Superintendent – The Saint Anne’s Trail (detailed information on this trail is published on Clontarf Online website).
The map above will help you orientate yourself (click on the picture below to view and print a large map of Saint Anne’s park).
In 1835, brothers Arthur and Benjamin Lee Guinness, the grandsons of Arthur Guinness, the famous founder of St. James Gate Brewery, purchased this house and 52 acres from John Venables Vernon of Clontarf Castle.
In 1837, Benjamin Lee Guinness renamed the estate St Anne’s, inspired by an ancient holy well known as St. Anne’s Well. He also constructed numerous follies throughout St Anne’s: Continue reading
Tirna nÓg band was formed by Leo O’Kelly & Sonny Condell in Dublin in early 1970.
For over 40 years they have been enchanting their audiences with beautiful original songs, typically featuring intricate acoustic guitar playing and close harmony singing.
They toured Britain and Europe with Jethro Tull and Procol Harum before releasing their first album, entitled simply, Tír na nÓg.
If you would like to learn more about the duo, here is the link to their website -Tír na nÓg.