Events in June

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The sixth edition of The Borris House Festival of Writing & Ideas takes place June 9th to 11th. Each year we gather together fiction writers, historians, journalists, broadcasters, filmmakers, photographers, war correspondents and musicians for a riveting weekend of dialogue and discussion. Over 60 speakers will descend on the idyllic village of Borris, County Carlow for […]

Events in May

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Borris House is open! Visitors can take a tour of Borris House during their visit.  The tour covers all aspects of the history of the house, from the original 15th century castle, through its many subsequent changes and alterations, right up to the present day.  The tour also takes in the rich history of the […]

Events in April

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The Barrow River Arts Festival is taking place in Borris House, Co. Carlow. There will be a selection of arts exhibitions, live music and readings. 21-13 April 2017 http://www.barrowriverartsfestival.com/

Heritage Week 2016

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We are open every day during Heritage Week and have the following events planned: Saturday 20th of August and Sunday 21st of August: Graveyard tour with Amanda Pitcairn “The tour consists of a walk through the woods to the graveyard where I will give you a short talk about some of the people who are […]

The Borris House Festival of Writing and Ideas

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The Borris House Festival of Writing and Ideas (June 10 – 12) plays host for the fifth year to one of the most unusual and intimate festivals in the country. It promises a weekend of stimulating dialogue and discourse, gathering together intriguing minds from all over the world and inviting them to spend a few days in […]

Heritage Week 2015

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Visit us during Heritage week for a Graveyard Tour, an Industrialisation Tour or a House Tour. The Industrialisation Tour includes a talk of the part played by the McMorrough Kavanaghs in the industrial heritage of Borris demesne. During this talk you will learn about Boris House and its role as a core estate, which was […]

Dates For Your Diary

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2015 28 February – Blackstairs Film Society. 25 April – Blackstairs Film Society. 4 May – Borris House is open for tours, Mon – Thurs, May to Sept. 15-17 May – Barrow River Arts Festival. 5 June – The History Festival. 6-7 June – The Festival of Writing & Ideas. 23-28 August – Heritage Week