To take an informal approach to learning is a real possibility when booking a mini break in one of our properties. An Irish Landmark holiday offers the chance to brush up on a range of subjects including architecture, conservation, history and the potential to delve into personalities from the past directly associated with specific buildings. Of course, outside the properties themselves is the chance to engage with plenty of exciting festivals and events.
Staying in Clomantagh Castle, which is only 20 minutes from the city of Kilkenny, provides such an opportunity. It also provides an opportunity to beat the back to school stress!! Clomantagh castle sleeps up to ten people and sits against the backdrop of a medieval tower house. Resting up here and spending a day at Irish Conker Championships on Sunday October 30th makes for a very creative package. The locally adored Conker Championship is one of Ireland’s most original events and will surely reignite those schoolyard passions of old.
It is an added treat that the Conker Championship is being held in the same location as Savour Kilkenny from the 28th to 31st October 2016 one of Ireland’s most enjoyable food festivals and celebrates its tenth anniversary this year.
For those with a keen interest in economics but also not afraid to have a laugh, an economic summit with a difference called ‘Kilkenomics’ is running from the 10th to the 13th November. Dubbed as ‘Davos with Jokes’ it brings together some of the world’s leading economists, media representatives and comedians in a bid to take economics out of the boardroom and make it fun.
You can find more information about staying in Clomantagh Castle here. Given the glorious backdrop and the warmth of the kitchen range, don’t be surprised if you find yourself postponing all external pursuits and simply retreating to the living room to put your feet up in front of the fire. After all even the great Mark Twain needed a rest from learning.