Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Devonshire Day at Lismore Castle Sunday 22 March 2015

The annual 'Devonshire Day' at Lismore Castle will take place on March 22, 2015, guests to Lismore Castle on this day can take a unique opportunity to enjoy afternoon tea served by the castle Butler in the Pugin Room and experience a tour of Lismore Castle's Spring Gardens with the head gardener.

Devonshire Day is now an annual traditional at the Castle; guests are served Devonshire Cream Tea by the Duke of Devonshire's Butler in the Pugin room and are then offered a guided tour of the Castle gardens under the expert guidance of the Head Gardener an opportunity not normally available to visitors.

Devonshire Day is a fundraiser organised by the 'Immrama Festival of Travel Writing' committee. The Immrama Festival takes place this year for the 13th year in Lismore from June 11 to 14, 2015.

Commenting on the launch of Devonshire Day Jan Rotte, Event Manager of Immrama said, "We are delighted to host Devonshire Day at Lismore Castle, this is a really unique experience, to enjoy Devonshire Cream Tea at the Irish home of the Duke of Devonshire. We understand that Devon have recently applied for Protected Geographical Status for Devonshire Cream Tea but we are sure it will always be available to be served at Lismore Castle for guests to enjoy each year at Devonshire Day.

After enjoying tea visitors can experience a guided tour of Lismore Castle Gardens, which are set in seven acres within the 17th century outer defensive walls and have spectacular views of the castle and the surrounding countryside.

Tea and Tours take place at 11.30 a.m., 12.40 p.m., 1.50 p.m., 3.00 p.m. and 4.10 p.m. Entrance is by ticket only, Children under 10 go free but must be pre-registered with the ticket office. Tickets are available from the Immrama office and Lismore Heritage Centre and cost €20.00. For further enquiries and bookings contact 058-53803 or 058-54975 or see www.facebook.com/lismoreimmrama

Immrama Festival of Travel Programme 2015 will be launched on April 22.

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