Immrama Returns On The 16th – 19th June, 2022

Immrama will be back this year on the 16th – 19th June, 2022. We hope to announce the lineup shortly.

In the meantime, we have our Devonshire Day at Lismore Castle on March 27th 2022. Devonshire Cream Tea will be served & followed by a talk on the history of Lismore Castle and a tour of Lismore Castle Gardens.

Book Your Ticket For Devonshire Day

Devonshire Day – Mother’s Day Sunday, March 27th 2022

Book Your Ticket For Devonshire Day

Devonshire Cream Tea will be served for ‘Devonshire Day’ on Mother’s Day Sunday, March 27th, 2022 at Lismore Castle in County Waterford. The event has become a perennial at the castle, with guests served Devonshire cream tea in the Pugin Room under the guidance of the duke of Devonshire’s butler, Denis Nevin, who will also give a talk on the castle’s history. This will be followed by a guided tour of the gardens by the head gardener.

Booking Details
Devonshire cream tea and tours take place at 11.30am, 12.40pm, 1.50pm, 3.00pm and 4.10pm. Entrance is by ticket only.

Tickets cost €25 (booking fee not included)

Devonshire Day

Devonshire Day – Mother’s Day Sunday, March 22nd 2020

Devonshire Cream Tea will be served for ‘Devonshire Day’ on Mother’s Day Sunday, March 22nd 2020 at Lismore Castle in County Waterford. The event has become a perennial at the castle, with guests served Devonshire cream tea in the Pugin Room under the guidance of the duke of Devonshire’s butler, Denis Nevin, and also given a guided tour of the gardens by the head gardener.

Booking Details
Devonshire cream tea and tours take place at 11.30am, 12.40pm, 1.50pm, 3.00pm and 4.10pm. Entrance is by ticket only.

To make enquiries or bookings, contact Donal: 058 53803

Tickets cost €25

Garden Highlights
The Lower Garden was formerly known as the ‘Pleasure Grounds’ and is spectacular in the springtime. A number of camellia, rhododendron‘s and some particularly magnificent magnolias can be found here. There has been extensive planting over the last number of years and the gardens are being constantly refined and improved. The walls surrounding the garden date from the early 18th century and have been planted with roses such as Francis E, Lester, Bobbie James, Rambling Rector to name but a few. The Lower Garden also boasts some spectacular sculptures by well-known artists Eilis O’Connell, Anthony Gormley and Marzia Colonna.

The Upper Garden is one of the few Jacobean gardens to survive in anything like its original form. The first Earl of Cork helped by his gardener John built a high surrounding wall and a raised terrace terminated at either end by turrets. The Central Walk, which is between the herbaceous borders, is backed by yew hedges and was laid in dramatic alignment on the Pain spire of the Anglican Cathedral. The hedges provide a suitable background for the herbaceous borders as one walks towards the top terrace. Located here are some artistic works by Bridget McCrum, Simon Thomas, Emily Young and Edwin Whitney Smith.

The fundraiser is organised by the Immrama Festival of Travel Writing committee. The use of the castle and gardens for the fundraiser is by permission of the owner of Lismore Castle, the Duke of Devonshire.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we won’t be holding an Immrama Festival in 2020. We expect to be back in action in 2021.

The Immrama Committee want to let you know  due to unforeseen circumstances, we won’t be holding an Immrama Festival in 2020. We expect to be back in action in 2021.

We will be holding our Immrama Annual Quiz and Devonshire Day. Your support for these events would be greatly appreciated.

Devonshire Day – Sunday March 22nd, 2020

The annual tradition of taking Devonshire cream tea in one of the country’s most renowned castles resumes in the month ahead when guests will have a chance to enjoy afternoon tea and tour award-winning gardens.

This year’s Devonshire Day takes place at Lismore Castle on Sunday March 22nd, 2020, surrounded by the landmark’s spring gardens.

Fundraising Table Quiz – Friday January 24th 2020

A fundraising table quiz will take place at Ballyrafter House Hotel on Friday January 24th 2020 at 8.30pm. Tables of four, €40 per table. You can book a table by emailing: info@lismoreimmrama.com or Contact: Niamh +353(86)3618264 or just turn up on the night.

Devonshire Day – March 31st, 2019

The annual tradition of taking Devonshire cream tea in one of the country’s most renowned castles resumes in the month ahead when guests will have a chance to enjoy afternoon tea and tour award-winning gardens.

This year’s Devonshire Day takes place at Lismore Castle on Sunday, March 31st, surrounded by the landmark’s spring gardens

Fundraising Table Quiz – January 25th 2019

A fundraising table quiz will take place at Ballyrafter House Hotel on January 25th 2019.

Devonshire Day March 25th 2018 – Cream Teas and Garden Tours

Conor Kane – Irish Examiner
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The annual tradition of taking Devonshire cream tea in one of the country’s most renowned castles resumes in the month ahead when guests will have a chance to enjoy afternoon tea and tour award-winning gardens.

This year’s Devonshire Day takes place at Lismore Castle on Sunday, March 25, surrounded by the landmark’s spring gardens.

Tea and tours take place on March 25 at 11.30am, 12.40pm, 1.50pm, 3pm and 4.10pm and entrance is by ticket only, available from the Immrama office and Lismore Heritage Centre at €25 each. The Lower Garden at Lismore Castle was formerly known as the Pleasure Grounds and a number of camellia, rhododendron, and magnolias can be found here.

 

Terry Waite speaks to Pat Kenny on Newstalk

Terry Waite spent 5 years as a hostage held in Lebanon. In advance of his appearance at the Immrama Festival he spoke to “The Pat Kenny Show” about that experience, and about living a full life after his release. The podcast of the interview is available in the Newstalk Archive.

Pat Kenny interviews Terry Waite
Thu, 20 April 2017

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About Lismore Immrama

Immrama is held in Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland, on a weekend in June each year since 2003. Immrama has been dedicated to the art of Travel Writing, Good Music, and Fine Entertainment since its inception. Over the centuries many people have made journeys to and from Lismore and we hope that you will enjoy your lmmram in Lismore.

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