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Heritage Week Apple Pressing

heritage week banner resHeritage Week is Ireland’s annual celebration of our built, natural and cultural heritage. This year it takes place from the 20th to the 28th of August. There is something for everyone to enjoy; exhibitions, activities, talks, demonstrations, tours and more. Check out what’s happening near you by clicking here.

In cooperation with Future Proof Kilkenny and the Kilkenny Fruit Tree Project, Rothe House and Garden are holding an Apple Pressing on Wednesday 24th August from 12pm to 3pm. We will be demonstrating how to create apple juice the traditional way using a cross-bar hand-operated press. Everyone is invited to bring their own apples and containers and our volunteers will happily turn them into fresh, delicious fruit juice. Entry to the garden will be through the gate on New Building Lane and will be free of charge for the duration. Why not take the opportunity to visit our Tudor walled garden and chat with our gardener? You’ll get to see how we grow vegetables, herbs and fruit including our fine selection of Irish heritage apple trees. For more information on apple pressing events this autumn follow @apple_pressing

We have three other ‘top picks’ from the Kilkenny Heritage Week Event Guide that shouldn’t be missed:

Kilkenny Book Fair Saturday 20th 11am – 5.30pm, Club House Hotel, Patrick Street. A mecca for the collector with booksellers from all over Ireland exhibiting. Book lovers welcome!

The Black Death in Ireland Tuesday 23rd 7pm, Castlecomer Library. A book launch and talk by author and broadcaster Finbar Dwyer.

Walking Tour of Parliament Street Wednesday 24th 7pm, meeting at the carpark by the old Mayfair Building. A guided walking tour along this most historic street will be lead by President of Kilkenny Archaeological Society, Seamus Brennan.

National Heritage Week

Medieval & Tudor Re-enactments

Saturday 20th August
In the Garden from 11am – 4 pm

Children’s Activities

Monday 22nd August
‘Dig-it Kids’ workshops (booked out)

Thursday 25th August
Children’s Workshop 10.30 – 12.30
Clay modelling, tile and jar painting and much more (6-12 years), €5 per child. Book at 056 7722893.

Friday 26th August
Children’s Workshop 10.30 – 12.30
Clay modelling, tile and jar painting and much more (6-12 years), €5 per child. Book at 056 7722893.

Family History

Tuesday 23rd August
One-to-one sessions (20 mins). Learn to access family records through www.rootsireland.ie. Book at 056 7722893

Wed. 24th August
One-to-one sessions (20 mins). Learn to access family records through www.rootsireland.ie. Book at 056 7722893

Saturday 27th August
At McDonagh Junction One-to-one sessions (20 mins). Learn to access family records through www.rootsireland.ie. Book at 056 7722893

Kilkenny Archaeological Society

Sunday 21st August
KAS Library open to the public from 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm.

Wed 24th August
Talk by Dr. Adrian Empey in St. Canice’s Cathedral (Notable Irish Bishops). Followed by a social evening in Rothe House.
All events free of charge (except Children’s Workshop €5 per child)