Tuesday 24 January 2017

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

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Published 27/02/2016 | 04:10

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.

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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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