Halloween Fun at Charleville Castle 2016

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Monday, October 31st from 3-6pm

Zombie dancing, treats, spooky crafts and more!

To all your little Ghouls and Boys – come and experience Charleville Castle, Tullamore at its spookiest this Halloween at a special kid’s Zombie Dance Party!

For years, Charleville Castle has been investigated by numerous paranormal investigators and psychics from around the world. Charleville Castle appeared on Living TV’s Most Haunted and ABC Family’s Scariest Places On Earth, as well as on Ghost Hunters International.  Many have heard or know about the castle’s resident ghost among many named Harriet, youngest daughter of the third Earl of Charleville, who died tragically in the main staircase of the building at the age of 6 in April 1863. Her presence in the castle has been reported many times by many different people, that she is still haunting the castle and its grand staircases to this day.

Ireland’s Celtic past has been reputed to be where Halloween or ‘All Hallow’s Eve’ first originated over the tradition of Halloween, calling itself the Festival of Samhain, the time when the souls of the departed would return to their former homes and when potentially malevolent spirits were released from the Otherworld and were visible to mankind.   Charleville Castle is also situated in Ireland’s most ancient primordial oak woods, once the haunting grounds of Ireland’s druids.  As if Offaly’s most famously haunted castle isn’t spooky enough – we will continue to celebrate these Celtic traditions by inviting all goblins, monsters and ghosties great and small to come and join us in a spook-tastic Zombie dance party full of witchy activities, performances, treats and delights!


Taking place from 3-6pm inside the Grand Ballroom of Charleville Castle, children from 2-10 years of age will be entertained with Spooky Halloween Arts and Crafts, an energetic Zombie dance routine to as their ‘trick’ while Tricking and Treating, a Ghoulish Circus Show, Witch and Ghost stories, and a special treat bag to take home!  Kids will also revel in our Zombie Disco to end the afternoon, with lots of bubbles and Halloween music to let loose to.

Dressing up is very encouraged – we will be holding a Halloween Costume competition of Best Dressed and also Best Home-Made Costume with great prizes to be had!

Doors open at 3pm and the party finishes by 6pm – advanced tickets are €8 per adult, and €5 per child, or Family Passes such as 1 adult and up to 3 kids for €18 or 2 adults and up to 3 kids for €24 that are available at K&G Kids on Patrick Street, Tullamore, or contact Sandra on 0833344334.  Tickets are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.  Please also bring your younger Goblins and Ghosties – babies and toddlers 0-2 years are free!  Parents will enjoy complimentary refreshments.

Klassika – American Classical Crossover Trio



On Friday, September 9th

Charleville Castle Ballroom

     Charleville Castle, Tullamore (Ireland) presents an intimate evening with the American Classical Crossover Quartet, Klassika! The four musicians blend the musical genres of pop, musical theatre and classical to create their signature Klassika sound.

     With their unique crossover style Klassika performs all-time favorites such as I don’t Want To Miss A Thing, Somewhere, My Heart Will Go On, You Raise Me Up to more current hits such as Just The Way You Are, All Of Me, Writing’s On The Wall and many more!

Admission: 15 Euro per person available at the door.

Violetta Curry NuSoulJazz

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Friday 30 September 2016 at 8pm
Venue: Charleville Castle
Tickets:  €15    honoringmyroots@gmail.com

Originally hailing from Philadelphia and now resident in Barcelona, Violetta brings her unique vocal style to Ireland, accompanied by the acclaimed Catalan jazz pianist, composer and arranger Jaume Vilaseca, along with Dick Them on bass and renowned Irish drummer Kevin Brady. “This concert honours the women who have inspired me all through my career. But more than just historical figures, many of these giants of 20th century music were family friends, names that were familiar to me as a child growing in Philadelphia, the daughter of well-known pianist Paul Curry. My father was a working musician, a session man who never pushed to the front or grabbed the spotlight. A natural talent, he was respected and sought after, as an arranger and accompanist.

Best known for his work with Hines, Hines and Dad, he also shared the stage with many of the greats, such as Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. I remember answering the phone to both of these great ladies on many occasions when very young, not realising until years later who exactly I had been speaking with.” Violetta Curry ‘Master of the essence of Black music’: La Boite ‘Gifted’: AND “Violetta is soul-oriented, with strains of Stevie Wonder and Dione Warwick in her lithe, improvisatory vocals” Cormac Larkin, Sunday Tribune

Culture Night 2016

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Music & Dance 

On Friday, September 16th

Charleville Castle Ballroom

Culture Night is upon us once again this year and Rahan Comhaltas are raring to host this special cultural variety night full of energy, song, dance, refreshments and as always, lots of craic!

Also expect to take in the colourful sights and sounds of Oriental and Tribal dance, and African/Reggae music from Olaconga.  Every year is a full house so come before 8pm to avoid disappointment! Venue is free entry 🙂


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The Explorers Museum Summit Weekend

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The Explorers Museum Summit Weekend

Dates: June 24 – 26, 2016

Location: Charleville Castle – Global Expedition Base

Tullamore, Ireland




Exploration has changed. In the early days, discovery was mostly about filling in the blanks on the map. Since then the earth’s lands have been charted, many mountain ranges summited, forests wandered, labyrinths of caves unravelled, rivers and seas voyaged upon and peered within.  Certainly planet Earth still holds many mysteries, and our glimpses through space reveal infinitely more territories as yet unknown, however as science begins to unravel these it is clear that the nature of exploration has transformed.  As explorers today we pursue purposeful discovery. Beyond preservation and sustainability, exploration seeks to foster kinship with the planet, its species and resources, even as we continue to open the vast realms beyond planet Earth.

This weekend you will meet a number of scientists, conservationists, film producers, authors and humanitarians, all who are involved in exploration and furthering discovery. It is by meeting these individuals, hearing their talks and watching the films that are on offer this weekend, that will help to redefine and clarify exploration and its ever expanding realm and importance in today’s terms.  The weekend will also focus on “The Essence of Water”, the most vital of the Earth’s resources. It is this precious natural asset that provides the safety habitat, means of transportation, and enables all forms of life.

Charleville Castle – Global Expedition Base of The Explorers Museum sits at the crossroads of all that exploration today represents, a site for historic firsts, connectivity with the surrounding land, as well as a unique biodiversity, and primordial forests that offer opportunity for many new discoveries.


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For full schedule, please click HERE


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