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St Brigid’s Day 2024 at Powerscourt Distillery

The Powerscourt Distillery Celebrates St Brigid’s Day with a Feast for the Senses

The Powerscourt Distillery is set to honour Ireland’s patron of brewing, healing, poetry and fire with an immersive St Brigid’s Day event on Sunday, 4th February, our third annual celebration of the feast. Taking place in the distillery visitor centre, it will encompass the spirit of Brigid herself; the day will be ablaze with cultural enrichment, from poetry readings to sessions with wellness experts and the spark of innovation from leading business and community figures.

Attendees will be treated to craft and food demonstrations, engaging tastings, enlightening talks, and hands-on masterclasses and workshops. In a symphony of live music, guests will also dip into the Irish language during the ‘Cupla Focal agus Fercullen’ session, craft St. Brigid’s crosses and witness weaving demonstrations. A series of tastings featuring Fercullen whiskey, mead, wine, and beer, along with expert led whiskey masterclasses, will ensure that the spirit of conviviality flows as freely as the spirit of Brigid on the day.

Curated by Santina Kennedy, Advocacy, Food and Beverage expert at The Powerscourt Distillery, expressing her enthusiasm, stating, “St Brigid’s Day is a celebration deeply rooted in our heritage. We’re bringing that essence into the experience with a menu that pays homage to the Saint’s connection with dairying, brewing, and bountiful hospitality. Expect a day where tradition meets taste, and every flavour tells a story.

Kennedy adds: “We’ve woven an event that’s not just about enjoyment, but also enlightenment – reflecting the legacy of St Brigid, who was renowned for her hospitality and generosity. It’s a day to savour the good things in life and ignite the passion within us all”.

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The event is free but please register here as places are limited
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Powerscourt & K Club Collaboration – Additional Event
In a first this year, The Powerscourt Distillery has created, in partnership with County Kildare’s The K Club, an exclusive dinner on Friday 2nd February in the resort’s acclaimed Barton Restaurant will be an intimate event.

Marking 1,500 years since the passing of Ireland’s foremost female saint, the extraordinary evening will commence with an elegant drinks reception at 6.30 pm serving up a dedicated Fercullen cocktail called St. Brigid’s Cloak.

Guests will then sit down to a three-course feast inspired by our patron saint. Adding to the roster of fascinating women, The K Club’s world-class sommelier Lisa O’Doherty will introduce the carefully selected wine pairings, whilst Powerscourt Distillery’s Santina Kennedy will introduce the connection with St. Brigid’s life and legacy, while the Powerscourt Distillery’s  Head of Brand – John Cashman will delve further into the links of Irish mythology and Whiskey throughout the Fercullen whiskey tasting.

The Powerscourt Distillery’s fine portfolio of whiskeys will prove the ultimate digestif with the penultimate cheese course and moreish petit fours plus cannelés to finish.  

Raise your glass to our country’s most inspirational feminist icon and lets joyfully feast in her honour.

    • Places at St. Brigid’s Feast cost €105 per person (excluding Booking Fee) – Book here
    • Stay overnight for €235 per person, including breakfast & St Brigid’s dinner – Book here

 

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