Special Events

  • crows

    Date: 22 October 2017

    Posted by author: Roundwood

    The Secret Life of Crows

    Library of Civilisation, Roundwood House

    On Sunday November 5th, 2017 at 6pm

    Tickets: Free

    Donations to Bird Watch Ireland Welcome

    Please book your place by emailing info@roundwoodhouse.com as space is limited.

    Join us for The Secret Life of Crows – a fascinating lecture that looks at crow society and intelligence by Ricky Whelan, author, ornithologist and wildlife expert.

    Click here to read an article about this talk in the Leinster Express.

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  • dorothy parker

    Date: 3 May 2017

    Posted by author: Roundwood

    The Whistling Girl

    Featherhead Productions and Roundwood House present



    An Evening of Music

    Inspired by the lyrics of Dorothy Parker



    Roundwood House, Mountrath, Co Laois.

    On Sunday, May 21st , 2017 at 6pm.

    Preceded by tapas treats.

    Tickets: €40  Booking: 057 8732120


    The acclaimed Irish duo of singer and actress Honor Heffernan and composer/keyboard player Trevor Knight proudly present their new Speakeasy Cabaret show The Whistling Girl, featuring musical settings of the poetry of the great American wit, civil rights activist and author Dorothy Parker.

    Expect to encounter an evening with a darkly theatrical atmosphere in which Parker’s droll and sometimes heart-rending lyrics are transported into the 21st through newly composed songs and music. They are joined by the legendary Irish guitarist Ed Deane.

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  • News-Brahms-435x290

    Date: 14 February 2017

    Posted by author: Roundwood

    Romantic Turmoil: An Evening of Brahms

    Roundwood House and The Delmaine String Sextet present 

    Romantic Turmoil  

    A performance of the Sextet No. 2 in G major

    Accompanied by readings from the letters and journals of Johannes Brahms, Clara Schumann and Agathe von Siebold


    Performed by the Delamaine String Sextet

    With Michael James Ford, Bairbre Ni Chaoimh

    and Ava Dodd ( soprano).

    On Sunday, March 12thth , 2017 at 6pm.

    Preceded by a gourmet buffet.

    Tickets: €40  Booking: 057 8732120

    Brahms Second Sextet is a rich, romantic and complex work which reflects the composer’s confused emotional life in the preceding years. This special performance is accompanied by readings which explore Brahms’ lifelong struggle to escape loneliness and to find love. It also features two of Brahms’ achingly beautiful songs of unrequited longing.

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  • Christmas Carol 10

    Date: 28 April 2016

    Posted by author: Roundwood

    Antelope Productions and Roundwood House present a Christmas Carol

    Antelope Productions and Roundwood House present

    A Christmas Carol

    By Charles Dickens

    On Sunday, December 18thth , 2016 at 7pm.

    Preceded by festive gourmet platters.

    Tickets: €40  Booking: 057 8732120


    This highly theatrical adaptation of A Christmas Carol brings the colour and vivacity of the greatest of all Christmas stories to the intimate setting of Roundwood’s Library of Civilisation. Three outstanding actors will take you on Scrooge’s ghostly journey to redemption, accompanied by a richly atmospheric live musical score. A sell-out hit at the Viking Theatre last year, it is the perfect way to experience Dickens’ masterpiece and to share his world of phantoms, darkness, merriment, and everlasting goodwill.


    Performed by Michael James Ford , ( veteran of the Gate and Abbey  Theatres) Helene Montague ( composer, pianist and founding member of Rough Magic Theatre Company ) and Ruairi Heading ( RTE’s Rebellion and Gaiety Theatre’s Borstal Boy )










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  • Foraging

    Date: 15 April 2016

    Posted by author: Roundwood

    An Afternoon of Foraging with Wild Food Mary

    Join Mary Bulfin, forager, chef, and lover of all good food that nature has to offer, on a wonderful walk around the grounds of Roundwood House. Collect wild foods and then gather in the library to find out their many uses as fresh ingredients but also how to preserve them, discover which mushrooms are edible (and which will invoke a long and painful death!), and learn how to make delicious liqueurs, wild garlic pesto and more.

    All this to be followed by a four course meal prepared by Paddy using ingredients from the days foraging, as well as Mary’s larder. To book, call 057 87 32120 or email info@roundwoodhouse.com. See you in the woods!

    155 euro per person sharing, includes B&B, dinner, the forage and a few treats along the way. To reserve a place call 057 8732120 or email info@roundwoodhouse.com

    A minimum of 4 is necessary to avail of this offer.

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