Welcome to Lavistown House-  Centre for Creative Living

Lavistown is a restful and inspiring place where you can focus without day-to-day interruptions; it is a perfect venue for running or attending courses. There is a workroom and lunch room for 10-15 people and a small kitchen for food preparation. We provide free tea and coffee; there is wifi and the centre is wheelchair accessible. You can also enjoy the newly planted gardens and share in their development

It is only 5 kilometres from Kilkenny and within easy reach of motorways and rail services. 


Our Courses & Events


Autumn Mindfulness Courses

For Autumn 2016 we offer Mindfulness Meditation Courses onTuesday nights which you can book through our partners at Mindfulness Kilkenny www.mindfulnesskilkenny.ie

The dates for Autumn are 
7pm – 9.30pm, 13th September, 20th September. 27th September, 4th October, 11th October, 18th October, 22nd October, 25th October, 1st November

There are also two Mindfulness courses starting January 2017. Details to come.

Monthly Garden Workshops

A monthly Garden Workshop allows you learn to garden with a like-minded group of fellow gardeners – all levels welcome. The aim is to have a social, fun group while taking part in hands-on demonstrations, Q&A sessions and getting to see the development of the gardens at Lavistown. The dates for 2016 are shown below. The cost is €30, pay on the day. The course starts at 10am and finishes at 1pm with lunch and handouts included in the cost. Please email info@lavistownhouse.ie to book a place.

Remaining Garden Workshop Dates:  October 15th, November 19th, December 11th.

Biodiversity Centre – we have an ongoing relationship with the National Biodiversity Centre in Waterford who run some of their courses here during the year. See www.biodiversityireland.ie for more information.

Mushroom Course

Our long established Mushroom Hunt led by Roger Goodwillie will take place on Saturday 15th October from 10am to 5.30pm. We will spend most of the time out searching for fungi in all their variety of shape and colour but then will cook and taste the edible ones. There are 16 places on this course which sell out fast so book a place below. Each place costs €80

This year we have linked up with Croan Cottages (www.croancottages.com) who will provide lunch for us in their lovely centre near Castlemorris Woods. They also offer self- catering accommodation if you wish to stay longer.