Thursday 23 February 2017

Lismore Castle will serve Devonshire cream tea - for one day only

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Lismore Castle's Butler, Denis Nevin. Photo: Patrick Browne
Lismore Castle's Butler, Denis Nevin. Photo: Patrick Browne

Ever dreamed of enjoying Devonshire cream tea at Lismore Castle? On March 20, an opportunity beckons.

Devonshire cream tea will be served during ‘Devonshire Day’ this year, the castle has announced, with a garden tour included.

The afternoon delight will be served in the Pugin Room under the guidance of the Duke of Devonshire’s Butler, Denis Nevin (above).

The Devon method involves splitting a warm scone in two, covering each half with clotted cream, with strawberry jam added on top.

Afterwards, guests can avail of a preview tour of the Spring Gardens with the Head Gardener - a personal touch not normally available to visitors.

Devonshire Day has become an annual tradition at the castle, which was once owned by Sir Walter Raleigh. The event is a fundraiser organised by the Immrama Festival of Travel Writing committee.

Tea and tours take place at 11.30am, 12.40pm, 1.50pm, 3pm and 4.10pm on March 20, with ticketed entrance costing €20pp.

For tickets, call 058 53803 or see lismorecastle.com.

The Immrama Festival takes place from June 16-19. Contact 058 53803 or 058 54975 or see facebook.com/lismoreimmrama for info.

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