archive-ie.com » IE » S » STARTUP.IE

Total: 117

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • History of Knappogue Castle | Knappogue Castle & Walled Garden | Daytime Attractions - Shannon Heritage
    five hundred years later inspired the Andrews family of Houston Texas to breath life back into the then ruined building Knappogue Castle was built in 1467 by Sean MacNamara and is a magnificent example of a medieval tower house It has a long and varied history from a battle field to a dwelling place In 1571 the Castle became the seat of the MacNamara Clan Earls of West Clancullen Donagh MacNamara was a leader of the 1641 rebellion and Knappogue remained in MacNamara hands until 1659 when it was confiscated by Cromwell s parliament and granted to a Roundhead Arthur Smith However after the monarchy was restored in 1670 Knappogue was returned to its MacNamara owners The MacNamara Clan sold the castle to the Scotts in 1800 and they carried out major restoration and extension work In 1855 it was acquired by Lord Dunboyne who continued the restoration work In the early 20th century it served as the headquarters of General Michael Brennan and Irish Free State Army in Ireland s fight for freedom Restoration of Knappogue Castle In the 1920 s Knappogue passed into the hands of a local farmer and fell into disrepair It was purchased in 1966 by the Hon Mark Edwin Andrews of Houston Texas He and his wife a prominent American architect in collaboration with Shannon Development carried out an extensive and sensitive restoration returning the Castle to its former 15th Century glory while encompassing and retaining later additions which are a testament to the continuous occupation of the Castle Since then it has been the host to two Irish presidents as well as other heads of state including General de Gaulle The Andrews were the last occupants of the Castle Shannon Development purchased the Castle in 1996 with the intention of preserving this important

    Original URL path: http://www.startup.ie/DaytimeAttractions/KnappogueCastleWalledGarden/HistoryofKnappogueCastle/ (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive


  • - Shannon Heritage
    up of narrow streets flanked by old shops along the steep hill looking down over the 13th century cathedral THE BRIAN BORU EXHIBITION TRACES THE LIFE STORY OF IRELANDS GREATEST KING BRIAN BORU HERITAGE CENTRE The Brian Boru exhibition traces the life story of Irelands greatest King whose army defeated the invading Vikings at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014 While you are there visit Killaloe a charming little town made up of narrow streets flanked by old shops along the steep hill looking down over the 13th century cathedral THE BRIAN BORU EXHIBITION TRACES THE LIFE STORY OF IRELANDS GREATEST KING BRIAN BORU HERITAGE CENTRE The Brian Boru exhibition traces the life story of Irelands greatest King whose army defeated the invading Vikings at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014 While you are there visit Killaloe a charming little town made up of narrow streets flanked by old shops along the steep hill looking down over the 13th century cathedral THE BRIAN BORU EXHIBITION TRACES THE LIFE STORY OF IRELANDS GREATEST KING BRIAN BORU HERITAGE CENTRE The Brian Boru exhibition traces the life story of Irelands greatest King whose army defeated the invading Vikings at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014 While you are there visit Killaloe a charming little town made up of narrow streets flanked by old shops along the steep hill looking down over the 13th century cathedral THE BRIAN BORU EXHIBITION TRACES THE LIFE STORY OF IRELANDS GREATEST KING BRIAN BORU HERITAGE CENTRE The Brian Boru exhibition traces the life story of Irelands greatest King whose army defeated the invading Vikings at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014 While you are there visit Killaloe a charming little town made up of narrow streets flanked by old shops along the steep hill looking down over the

    Original URL path: http://www.startup.ie/DaytimeAttractions/BrianBoruHeritageCentre/ (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Events - Shannon Heritage
    to the divine for a successful harvest marking the first day of autumn and thus the start of the harvest season Join with us on this wonderful day of celebration for a unique programme of events Read more Traditional Harvest Day A highlight of the day is the vintage threshing machine in the haggard at the Folk Park You can watch the crew of farmers at work demonstrating the art of threshing as they separate the grain from the sheaves This is a highlight of the year at Bunratty Folk Park and a favourite with all the family Read more Halloween The ever popular annual Halloween Holiday Horror event at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park Co Clare takes place on Bank Holiday Monday October 26th 2015 from 12 00 pm to 6 00 pm You can expect to be thrilled and awed by packed programme we have in place this year Read more There s lots planned for King John s Castle this year On October 26th we have an amzing Ghost Tour Our servant will take you through the tour recalling scandals and tales from Medieval times You might also meet some ghostly figures on your way On October 27th our Halloween Camp will take place We invite kids to take part in all types of frightenly fun actvities Finally on Halloween we will be hosting our Family Fun Day Spooky tales face paitinga and bow and arrow demonstrations are just a few things planned for the day Read more about Halloween at King John s Castle here Santa at Bunratty You will be enchanted with the sights and sounds of Christmas as you always imagined it at Bunratty Castle Folk Park Mrs Claus a troupe of Elves and a host of other Christmas characters are to welcome you

    Original URL path: http://www.startup.ie/Events/AnnualEvents/ (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • - Shannon Heritage
    St Valentine s celebration FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN LOVE BUNRATTY CASTLE RESPLENDENT WITH MEDIEVAL TAPESTRIES IS AN ANNUAL FAVOURITE FOSSETT S CIRCUS AT BUNRATTY When Fossett s Circus comes to town you are in for a special treat Watch how the wonderful trapeze artists Russian bar act springboard jugglers French aerialists and contortionists of the Circus all perform their art BOOK NOW TRAPEZE ARTISTS RUSSIAN BAR ACT SPRINGBOARD JUGGLERS AERIALISTS AND CONTORTIONISTS BOOK NOW SANTA AT BUNRATTY At Christmas time the village street is decked with holly and the Christmas tree festooned with fairy lights because SANTA IS COMING You can meet all the Christmas characters including Santa s elves who wander the village street in search of mischief BOOK NOW AT CHRISTMSA TIME SANTA VISITS BUNRATTY MEET ALL THE CHRISTMAS CHARACTERS INCLUDING SANTA S ELVES BOOK NOW 1 2 PAGES IN THIS SECTION Events Annual Events Easter at King John s Castle Easter at Bunratty Easter at Craggaunowen Fossett s Circus at Bunratty Lughnasa Festival Traditional Harvest Day Halloween Santa at Bunratty Christmas Evenings at Bunratty Winter Music Festival Special Events You are here Home Events Annual Events Easter at King John s Castle NEWS SPECIAL OFFERS Memmingen

    Original URL path: http://www.startup.ie/Events/AnnualEvents/EasteratKingJohnsCastle/ (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Easter at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park | Events - Shannon Heritage
    Folk Park Easter Monday April 6th is a wonderful day for all the family at Bunratty Castle Folk Park With activities such as bouncy castles face painters balloon making juggler stilt walker fire eater and a puppeteer all on hand to create a magical atmosphere that families will enjoy Collect your Easter Clue Trail on arrival and take a magical journey throughout the Park Enjoy Song and Dance at our Easter Disco There will also be a chance for visitors to see the new Spring arrivals at the Park baby lambs and goats and our little chicks and meet with resident Irish Wolfhounds Fionn and Grainne as well as donkeys pigs sheep ponies and other farm animals Our visitors will enjoy the Easter festivities in the company of all your favourite cartoon characters who will join in the fun with hundreds of delighted children and their mums and Dads Other activities include an Easter Bonnet Competition starting at 3 30p m Back by popular demand is the train ride with the Easter bunny every 20 minutes Don t miss it Find out about Easter at Craggaunowen The event is from 1pm 5pm For more details see the Book Now page

    Original URL path: http://www.startup.ie/Events/AnnualEvents/EasteratBunratty/ (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Easter at Craggunowen | Events - Shannon Heritage
    Easter eggs to mark the end of the Lenten period DO YOU WANT TO SEE THE EASTER BUNNY THIS EASTER EASTER AT CRAGGAUNOWEN Do you want to see the Easter Bunny this Easter He is making a special guest appearance at Craggaunowen on Easter Sunday Don t miss seeing the wild boar the Iron Age Roadway and the Ring fort too You will have a fun filled day and the Easter Bunny has promised to give away hundreds of Easter eggs to mark the end of the Lenten period DO YOU WANT TO SEE THE EASTER BUNNY THIS EASTER EASTER AT CRAGGAUNOWEN Do you want to see the Easter Bunny this Easter He is making a special guest appearance at Craggaunowen on Easter Sunday Don t miss seeing the wild boar the Iron Age Roadway and the Ring fort too You will have a fun filled day and the Easter Bunny has promised to give away hundreds of Easter eggs to mark the end of the Lenten period DO YOU WANT TO SEE THE EASTER BUNNY THIS EASTER 1 2 PAGES IN THIS SECTION Events Annual Events Easter at King John s Castle Easter at Bunratty Easter at Craggaunowen Fossett s Circus at Bunratty Lughnasa Festival Traditional Harvest Day Halloween Santa at Bunratty Christmas Evenings at Bunratty Winter Music Festival Special Events You are here Home Events Annual Events Easter at Craggaunowen Easter at Craggunowen Easter Sunday at Craggaunowen is great fun for the whole family Our special guest the Easter Bunny always makes an appearance delighting all the boys and girls with Easter eggs Its a fun filled day for all the family and the Easter Bunny promises to give away hundreds of Easter eggs to mark the end of the Lenten period and the chocolate famine You are

    Original URL path: http://www.startup.ie/Events/AnnualEvents/EasteratCraggaunowen/ (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Fossett's Circus at Bunratty Castle | Annual Events - Shannon Heritage
    NOW FOSSETT S CIRCUS AT BUNRATTY Send in the Clowns Bunratty Folk Park comes alive when Fossetts Circus comes to town You can enjoy Fossetts Circus and of course the bouncy castles face painters and funfair rides at Bunratty Folk Park a great festival atmosphere for all the family BOOK NOW BUNRATTY FOLK PARK COMES ALIVE WHEN FOSSETTS CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN BOOK NOW FOSSETT S CIRCUS AT BUNRATTY Send in the Clowns Bunratty Folk Park comes alive when Fossetts Circus comes to town You can enjoy Fossetts Circus and of course the bouncy castles face painters and funfair rides at Bunratty Folk Park a great festival atmosphere for all the family BOOK NOW BUNRATTY FOLK PARK COMES ALIVE WHEN FOSSETTS CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN BOOK NOW 1 2 PAGES IN THIS SECTION Events Annual Events Easter at King John s Castle Easter at Bunratty Easter at Craggaunowen Fossett s Circus at Bunratty The Story of Fossett s Circus Lughnasa Festival Traditional Harvest Day Halloween Santa at Bunratty Christmas Evenings at Bunratty Winter Music Festival Special Events You are here Home Events Annual Events Fossett s Circus at Bunratty Fossett s Circus at Bunratty Castle Folk Park Come and join us for all the fun of the circus at Bunratty Castle Folk Park on Saturday June 20th Sunday 21st 2015 Bunratty and Fossett s Circus will roll out the most famous Big Top in Ireland The ever popular annual event with Fossett s Circus is once again taking place this June There are two shows daily at 1pm 5pm You can enjoy free rides on Victorian Carousels Swing Boats more If you haven t been before now is chance you and the family will love it The Circus acts include Romanian Springboard Foot Juggling Double Trapeze DUO Santus French Bicycle

    Original URL path: http://www.startup.ie/Events/AnnualEvents/FossettsCircusatBunratty/ (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Story of Fossett's | Fossett's Circus at Bunratty Castle | Events - Shannon Heritage - Shannon Heritage
    was the youngest son of Sir Robert Fossett 2nd and circus proprietor Mary Francis a Wexford woman both were renowned equestrian riders In fact in 1890 Robert Fossett was judged best bareback rider in the world His grandfather also Robert Fossett was the founder of the family circus in 1852 Edward upon meeting Mona Powell daughter of Dr Powell who at this time was also a noted equestrienne fell immediately in love With their mutual love of horses and circus they were an instant match and were married in 1922 Edward never left Ireland again They had six children Robert known as Bobby Mary Edward known as Teddy Amy John known as Johnny and Mona They all followed in the family tradition and became excellent bareback riders and circus performers Bobby went on to become one of Ireland s best loved clowns as Bobo This was in keeping with another tradition there has been a clown in seven generations of the Fossett family Edward and Mona continued to run the circus with Dr Powell until he retired By 1927 it was called Edward Fossett and sons In the 1930 s they toured successfully for a number of years as Heckenberg s Berlin Tower Circus By 1940 it was again Edward Fossett and Sons Mona Fossett Powell died young on the 7th June 1946 aged only 41 and Edward passed away five years later on Sep 7th 1951 aged 53 It made Bobby Teddy and Johnny the youngest circus proprietors in the world as they took over the running of the show and they were only in their 20 s For the 1952 season the first without their father the name was changed to Fossett s Circus 1952 was also an important year for Teddy as history repeated itself when a young circus artiste came as top of the bill her name Herta Bhorsky part of the three Lordini Perch Act It was love at first sight and they married in 1953 In the following years Bobby married Susie Delaney Mary married Antonio Garcia Amy married Louis Garcia Mona married Michael Gerbola Johnny was not married when he died unexpectedly in 1989 Of the boys Teddy was the only one to have children Edward Robert Marion Angela and Mona Marion continues to tour with the show and is Ireland s most famous Ring mistress Anglea is married to Europe s greatest clown Fumagalli Mona is married in France to Alain Santus Their mother Herta still tours with the circus and plays an important part in the day to day running of the show In the 1960 s the show became Fossett Bros Circus which is still the company name to this day The circus is now known world wide as Fossett s Ireland s National Circus Johnny Teddy and Bobby stayed with the show until their deaths leaving it in the hand of another generation of Fossett Brothers Edward and Robert to bring the show into the new century Recent years

    Original URL path: http://www.startup.ie/Events/AnnualEvents/FossettsCircusatBunratty/TheStoryofFossettsCircus/ (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive