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Dates: – Weekends in December 1st+2nd, 8th+9th and 15th+16th. 2018
Christmas at Huntington Castle is a special event with a Christmas Food and Tree Fair featuring artisan food and local craft producers and a Christmas Tree Walk with an expert tree grower. Meet Father Christmas in the magical atmosphere of the Tapestry Room as he gets ready for Christmas. Location:- Huntington Castle, Clonegal, Co Carlow.
Christmas Fair at Delta Sensory Gardens – …… 2018
Rathwood Chistmas Santa Train –…….. December 2018
Location:- Huntington Castle & Gardens, Clonegal, Co. Carlow
Christmas at Duckett’s Grove ——– 2018
On Sunday December 8th the historic surroundings of Duckett’s Grove House and Estate will be transformed into Carlow’s own Winter Wonderland when it hosts its Annual Christmas Fair. A magical grotto of traditional Christmas activities featuring a large craft and food market featuring over 70 stands and musical entertainment awaits all visitors in the courtyard area adjacent to the main house. Featuring ceramics and knitwear, hand crafted enamels, art, jewellery, embroidery, Christmas cards and decorations, this fair is guaranteed to appeal to anybody seeking a special gift or those who just want to browse and soak in the Christmas atmosphere.
The magic and fun of Christmas can be enjoyed in this unique setting, just 10 minutes from Carlow and Tullow off theR418 Castledermot/Tullow Road, theR726 Carlow/Hacketstown Roadand theR448 Castledermot/Carlow Road. Visitors travelling fromDublinand the South should exit the M9 motorway at junction 4 and follow signs for Castledermot and theR418 Castledermot/Tullow Road.
Official website : www.huntingtoncastle.com
Christmas is also a time when we tend to think more about food and drink as we like to treat our family and friends when they come to visit, but have you ever thought about what foods are traditional in other countries of the world? Why not take a look at the page below and see what other nationalities are cooking up this Christmas. Christmas is also a time for trying out traditional and new ways of cooking meals, cakes, snacks…….. the list goes on, here we have a selection of Christmas recipes from around the world for you to take a look at, and maybe try out … and if you have a special recipe that you would like to share with the world, then you can send it in to us for others to try out to World-wide Christmas Recipes. Who are the most important people at Christmas? yes, of course, its the CHILDREN and we have not left them out, there is a page packed full of Christmas activities to keep them busy ( and Mums everywhere heave a sigh of relief ! ) … take a look at this page and download the information Children’s Christmas page Read about the Christmas Customs and Traditions of the nations of the world and how they differ, or are maybe the same as, ours. … What is the feast of the “Epiphany” or that of “St Lucia“ which countries are these important too? See here the origins of the most beautiful of all the Christmas Carols “Silent Night“, where it came from, who wrote it and listen to the song itself ( look to see which very famous person is singing it!) Have a look at the main Christmas page and see who Father Christmas is, where did he come from, where is he now, and who is St Nicolaus? Send him a letter from the children, browse through some Christmas Market Tours or listen to a new Christmas song on the page there is so much to see and read, so why not do it !! For those of you who want to travel a little further than the local shops this year have a look at Father Christmas in Lapland or maybe (the ultimate treat for Mums – Dads take note ! ) Shopping in New York we have it all right here for you. As Christmas approaches we also think of snow and with that thought comes skiing, skating, sledging and all manner of “Fun in the Snow” things to do which will last for weeks after Christmas time has been and gone. Around Europe there are many places to visit where you can enjoy the winter activities, whether it is before, during or after Christmas. Below you will find a sample of activities and places to look at which you may find will interest or even surprise you. Please take time to have a look.
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