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


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: December 10th. Check back for 2017 dates – online in January.

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.