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Loughcrew Music and Opera Festival 2016

The Loughcrew Music and Opera Festival is back again for 2016! This year we have two unique performances.

Loughcrew Opera

‘Pigalle ! Chansons de Paris’

Thursday 23rd June at 8 pm

Derby Browne: Chanteuse ~ David Wray: Clavier

Derek McKenna: Accordion ~ George Fleeton: Realisation

Derby Browne’s show ‘Pigalle!’ is packed with music from the cabarets and cafes of Paris; with romantic interludes from Parisian tea-shops, carnivals and market-places. Portraying the diminutive chanteuse’s life of poverty from the depths of Paris’ slums to worldwide fame and notoriety. Romance, poverty, success, murder and music – Pigalle has all of the ingredients to transport an audience back to the murky yet glamorous era of 1930’s/40’s Paris.

Tickets: €35

A Parisan Platter of  Cheese, Salad and Dessert will be available for €20 per person, pre booking essential.

Opera Festival 2016

Opera Festival 2016

Book below or call 049 8541356


An Evening of Love, Lust and Intrigue

A Gala evening featuring music from Mostly Mozart Operas including Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute.
Performed by Norah King, Elinor Rolfe Johnson, Jochem Van Ast and Andrew Mayor with Anthony Ingle on piano

Friday 24th & Saturday 25th June 8.0pm

You don’t have to head to Dublin’s seedy underworld for an evening of love, lust and intrigue. All the mystery and drama will be in plain sight on June the 24th & 25th when Opera A La Carte takes to the stage at the Loughcrew Opera Festival. For 2 nights only opera fans will be able to watch this spectacular Gala directed by Nicholas Heath, including some of Mozart’s most well-known operas such as Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute.

Tickets: €59

For Friday and Saturday nights a Mozart picnic will be available at €30 for 2 people

Book below or call 049 8541356

Loughcrew Opera Festival 2016 -‘Pigalle ! Chansons de Paris’

Loughcrew Opera Festival 2016 -An Evening of Love, Lust and Intrigue

Midweek Afternoon Tea

Loughcrew Gardens Coffee Shop is the perfect place to relax midweek. Whether you are catching up with friends, having a business meeting or resting while the kids are at school, our midweek afternoon tea is perfect for you.

Afternoon Tea Loughcrew

Our afternoon tea includes delicious sandwiches, a tasty selection of deserts and tea/coffee. The price for midweek afternoon tea is just €10 per person.

While you’re at Loughcrew, why not walk around the breathtaking 17th and 19th century landscape of Loughcrew Gardens or take an adventurous walk to Lough Creebh. 

There is also a small playground located at the Coffee Shop for the children to play and explore. This playground contains a mini climbing wall to give the children a taste of what is located in the adventure centre.

Afternoon Tea Loughcrew


Lough Creebh Lake Walk

Looking for somewhere new to take your dog for a walk? Or are you just looking for a place to explore with your family? Lough Creebh (also known as Lough Craobh) is one of the hidden gems in the North Meath hinterland where you might embark on your next adventure.

Located on the grounds of the historic Loughcrew Estate, Lough Creebh is hidden within the woodlands and out of view.

Lough Creebh
Local historian Malachy Hand leads a guided tour to Lough Creebh

Recently new signs and arrows have been erected in the small forest to guide you along your walk. The woodland is also home to a network of tunnels dating back centuries. The tunnels are still visible today.

Lough Creebh
Tunnels near Lough Creebh

The walk is quite a hilly one so be sure to bring some good walking shoes. When you get to Lough Creebh and the top of the woodland walk, the views are so rewarding!

Lough Creebh
View from Lough Creebh walk
Lough Creebh
View from Lough Creebh walk

The walk begins at Loughcrew Gardens and Coffee Shop. Entry to Loughcrew Gardens is just €6 for adults, inclusive of access to the lake walk. Once you have finished your walk, enjoy a nice warm beverage and a slice of cake in  Loughcrew Gardens Coffee Shop.