“3 in the Bed” At Your Service TV show Comes to Loughcrew
The Brennan Brothers ever popular TV show “At Your Service” approached Emily Naper of Loughcrew Estate in Co. Meath last year to be featured as a business in need of advice from the dynamic duo. Having established a unique Gilding School back in the 1990’s, Loughcrew Estate inadvertently became an alternative wedding destination for couples looking for “something different”. After hosting several very successful gilding workshops over the years Emily turned her focus to developing the estate into the bohemian backdrop for ceremonies and wedding parties for both Irish and international couples that we have today.
Throughout the filming which took place last Summer over 3 months saw the brothers visiting on 3 separate occasions, setting tasks for Emily and the Loughcrew team to develop certain areas. The main focus for the brother’s re-establishing Emily’s gilding studio space off the Courtyard in order to offer another facet to the business. They were keen for her studio to be brought back to life and to play host to guests once again. Another major task was developing the old stables that had become a storage space over the years, although they had been painted by muralist Michael Dillon at some stage during the Naper’s rebuilding of the house and yards.
The major work was undertaken by the entire team and it soon became apparent the enormity of the task that lay ahead. Working to tight deadlines with filming scheduled for particular dates it was a major team effort that got (nearly!) all tasks complete.
The final filming happened at the end of September last year with running around happening up until the very last minute! The brothers were impressed with the amount of building, decorating, cleaning and tidying that happened over the short time frame. The Loughcrew Team managed to redecorate the Bridal Suite, re-establish the gilding studio, and create a brand new reception room for weddings in just a few short months.
We have come a long way in the last few months and our progress can be followed on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
The Loughcrew Estate episode of “At Your Service” will air at 8.30pm, Sunday May 5th on RTÉ One.