Carlow Big Houses Festival at 

Huntington Castle

Talk with Kevin Myers: 

The Irish: D Day Landings and Normandy

Learn about the liberation of Europe 75 years ago this year, and hear the heroic stories of the many Irish who fought and tragically died during both world wars. Political and historical journalist Kevin Myers will take you right back to this very dramatic period in Europe’s history in his trademark insightful style.


Date: Saturday 19th October

Time: 3 p.m.

Admission: €12 Pre-booking essential

Long Table Candlelit Dinner with Kevin Myers:

Enjoy a special evening of dining in Huntington Castle’s wonderful barn theatre. This atmospheric three course meal, served with wine, features fantastic local produce including: O’Neill’s dry cured bacon, Gorse Farm organic Carlow salad, Malone’s Fruit Farm, Carlow Farmhouse Cheese and top quality, local Carlow Lamb. Includes a speech from journalist Kevin Myers.


Date: Saturday 19th October

Time: 7.30 p.m.

Cost: €65 pre-dinner speech by Kevin Myers and three course meal with wine. Pre-booking essential

Why not stay in this unique property – booking essential on 053 937 7160

Talk by Dr Kevin Whelan: Huntington Castle, Clonegal and Surrounding areas: 1600-1900

Listen to a lively illustrated talk from Dr Kevin Whelan, one of Ireland’s most widely published scholars and a lecturer at Trinity College. Learn about the fascinating historical secrets behind Huntington Castle and the surrounding areas in the 17th to 20th centuries.

Date: Sunday 20th October

Time: 3pm

Admission: €12 pre-booking essential at