What’s On Guide
From ancient festivals in the Slieve Bloom Mountains to modern day merry-making, Laois has enjoyed a party more than most for thousands of years. With over 60 events happening each month , you are most definitely invited to celebrate with us.
And from major international music weekends to local fiestas covering everything from scarecrows and storytelling, to drama and literature, you’re sure to find your tribe. For the outdoor enthusiast there’s weekly guided walks, runs and cycles. Come join us as we celebrate the length and breadth of the county – morning, noon, and night…
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Twin Trees Festival | En Plein Air – Heywood Ballinakill
19th August @ 10:00 am - 21st August @ 5:00 pmPrices vary
Three days of tutored outdoor painting, in the wonderful setting of Heywood Gardens, the surrounding woodlands, and Ballinakill Village.
About this event
Our Tutored En Plein Air event, which is open to beginners and accomplished artists alike, takes place during Heritage Week 2021, from August 19th – 21st.
We are following Government Guidelines in relation to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, and are happy to provide you with a unique outdoor painting experience, in the beauty and tranquility of Heywood Demesne, and nearby Ballinakill Village.
We are also thrilled to welcome back our tutors, Jock Nichols and Bridgette Flannery, who oversaw 2019’s inaugural event.
Three Day En Plein Air
Day One, takes place on August 19th in the glorious surroundings of Heywood Gardens, designed in 1906, by Edwin Lutyens and planted by Gertrude Jekyll.
Day Two takes place on August 20th, in the magical woodlands of the Heywood Estate, which boasts woodland trails, lakeside walks and a huge diversity of wildlife and nature, all set in the most wonderful picturesque solitude.
Day Three, which takes place on August 21st, is set in the historical former Charter village of Ballinakill, with an abundance of subject matter on offer, from historic buildings to street views.
Include a Twin Trees T-Shirt
For those of you who wish to add a unique Twin Trees T-Shirt, please select the Ticket With T-Shirt option, and Twin Trees will contact you to check the garment size required. Available in Medium, Large and Extra Large.
The T-shirt will be available to you on the first day of this year’s En Plein Air, or any subsequent day, thereafter, should you not be attending on all three days.