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Due to a cancellation beautiful  Belle Isle Castle  is available from 24th to 31st July, for one week only in 2017.

A stunning castle set on its own private island, on the shores of Lough Erne in County Fermanagh.  At the heart of this 470-acre estate the 17th-century Belle Isle Castle, once home to generations of nobles, welcomes groups of up to 26 guests.

Belle Isle Estate has been designated a Special Area of Conservation and the castle itself is a fantastic 17th Century Country House. The strong stone walls, huge solid wood doors and sculptural window surrounds are encased in a sea of ivy leaves and traditional planting. The sunken garden makes the perfect space for gatherings, impromptu or otherwise. Beyond the castle a lake view beckons you further into the estate, through grassy banks and wild flowering meadows past rope swings swaying from mature trees. A formal walled garden tempts your eye but you glance back towards the castle and wonder what lies behind that imposing door.

Belle Isle Castle has been hosting events since 1740 so they know a thing or two about looking after guests!  What are you waiting for?

 http://www.elegant.ie/details/fermanagh-lakeland-castle-co-fermanagh-FH01

Contact us for more information: info@elegant.ie

 

Castlecoote House County Roscommon

Besides being a stunning period house which is available to rent for short periods of one week or more  Castlecoote House is the venue for an exciting series of lectures which is designed to open and develop interesting topice such as The Ministery of Women in Emerging Communities; Science and Religion; From Passover  to Pascha/Easter and Emerging Communiteis and their Style.

Tuesday, 21st February 2017

The ministry of women in emerging communities by Dr Camillus Metcalfe

Dr Cammilus Metcalfe is an organisational consultant, coach, creative arts therapist, lecturer and writer. She studied psychoanalysis at the Tavistock Institute, London. For ten years she lectured in NUI Maynooth and now works in private practice. She has a special interest in the lives of women. She has writen about women in religious life, where she spent 40 years, and is currently researching Irish women’s life stories.
 
 
Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

Science & religion, Celtic spirituality and the Tao: in search of the lost chordm by Dr John Feehan

 
Dr Feehan studied natural sciences and geology at TCD and was a Senior Lecturer at UCD for 20 years. He has writen extensively on the natural and cultural heritage of the Irish landscape. He advocates community-supported agriculture and the integration of mixed farming as means of maximising the natural capital of land and sustenance of the rural community.
 
Thursday, 13th April 2017

From Passover to Pascha/Easter by Dr John Scally

Dr. Scally is the Beresford Lecturer in Ecclesiastical History in the School of Religions and Theology at TCD and  author of over 40 books.

Friday, 19th May 2017

Emerging communities and their styles by Dr Kieran O’Mahony OSA

Dr. Kieran O'Mahony is a biblical scholar who studied philosophy and systematic theology. He has an interest in a contextual reading of letters of St Paul with an emphasis on the popular philosophies of the times. His interests also include archaeology and the cultural background essential for reconstructing the resonances of writings from the distant past.

To enquire about or reserve tickets for the lectures please visit  http://www.castlecootehouse.com/lecture

To enquire about or rent Castlecoote House  for your exclusive use please visit  http://www.elegant.ie