Welcome to Lavistown House – Centre for Creative Living 

From a beautifully restored barn on the grounds of our Georgian farmhouse built in 1810, just three miles from Kilkennny city, we present one and two day courses in a range of creative pursuits throughout the year. We are passionate about learning, trying new things and living a full & creative life. Our centre opened in 1980 when we were the pioneers in teaching people how to garden, make bread, weave a basket, find mushrooms and harvest nature’s bounty from the hedgerows.

Today we continue to offer the pleasure of learning to live a little more creatively, of doing something for the pleasure of doing it, of learning a new skill and taking some time out of our busy lives just for ourselves. We promise a warm welcome, great teaching and the pleasure of learning at a relaxed pace and lots of fun! We also promise great coffee, home baking and delicious homemade food. Our two acres of gardens, currently being restored offer the perfect place to relax. Join us for a day away from it all and see a different side of life. 

We're just about finished our 2014 courses but will be presenting a new schedule of courses in January 2015. Keep in touch by signing up to our mailist to get a schedule right to your inbox or follow us on Facebook. Look forward to seeing you soon!