RHA Friends Trip to Kilkenny Arts Festival and Studio visit with Donald Teskey RHA

RHA Friends

On 13 Aug, 2023

We're delighted to bring the Friends on a trip to the Kilkenny Arts Festival and a studio visit with Donald Teskey RHA in the Tony and Jane O'Malley Residency in Callan.

Booking essential / Small number of places left

Kilkenny Friends Trip Itinerary

9.10am – Train departs – Dublin Heuston (Friends book their own tickets here)

10.45am – Train Arrives Kilkenny

10.55am – Coach leaves for Callan

11.15pm – Arrive Callan – Donald Teskey RHA Studio visit in Tony and Jane O’Malley Residency, Callan

12.05pm – 2 min walk to KCAT Arts Centre

12.10pmKCAT Arts Centre  – View festival exhibitions with a short guided tour

12.35pm – 2 min walk to Fennelly’s Café

12.40pm – Lunch Fennelly’s Café – for Lunch and Sweet/Teas/Coffees

1.30pm – Coach back to Kilkenny

1.50pm – Kilkenny Castle – Timisien (explore outdoor installation in Kilkenny Castle parklands – entrance fee covered)

2.25pm sharp – Meet in front of Kilkenny Castle and 2 min walk to National Design & Craft Gallery

2.30pmNational Design & Craft Gallery – Curator tour of exhibition – An exhibition of skilled craftsmanship by the 28 members of the MADE in Kilkenny collective

3 – 3.50pm – Free time for Friends to explore // Option to go to Design Centre Food Hall for snacks/tea/coffee where there will be a table reserved (please note this is self-service and not included in the fee)

3.50pm – Meet at entrance to Design Centre Food Hall. Short walk to Butler House Garden‘s Stone Circle for Secret Music Series

4 – 4.15pmSecret Music Series bringing a stellar (but unannounced) line-up of musicians to perform a series of short pop-up concerts.

When performance finishes we will walk to Butler Gallery together

4.35pmButler Gallery – Tour with Director Anna O’Sullivan

5.15 – 6.25pm – Free time for Friends to wander around Kilkenny or perhaps grab food or drinks in River Court Hotel on the water just 4 mins walk from the Butler Gallery and 10 min walk to the train station (please note this is self-service and not included in the fee)

6.25pm – Walk together to the train station if at River Court Hotel (12 min walk) , or meet rest of Friends at train station before departure.

6.45pm – Train Departs Kilkenny Train station to Dublin Heuston

8.21pm – Train Arrives to Dublin Heuston

Fee €70* per person – covers day’s events, coach transfer to and from Callan, two course lunch, teas/coffees in Fennelly’s cafe, tours, Timisien entrance fee. It does not cover train or other snacks/meals during day.

*please pay a fee of €76 if you wish to have a glass of wine at lunch.

Fee must be paid by this Friday, 4th August to secure your place. You must have previously booked your place online before paying this fee. Fee non-refundable past 12pm, 7th August.

If you need to contact me on the day my number is 0871311013.

Transport to and from Kilkenny will be by train and the RHA Friends need to book this themselves.

This tour is exclusively for the RHA Friends only. Join the RHA Friends HERE

Image: Tony and Jane O’Malley Residency Garden and House, Callan

  • Date:

    13 Aug, 2023
  • Price:

    €70 fee for the trip
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