A Day with the Ducketts in September

Reel in the years and take yourself back to the early 1900s

Darren Hassett

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Two days of nostalgia bringing visitors back a century at the magical location of Duckett’s Grove in Carlow.

The rambling old ruin of Duckett’s Grove mansion will be brought back to life with a bustling and vibrant recreation, as it was for family and estate workers more than a century ago.

Reel in the years and transform yourself back to the early 1900s and take this opportunity to see Duckett’s Grove Estate as it may have been in all its glory.

Observe a fully functioning labourers cottage, servant basement quarters, blacksmith and stable area and demonstrations of basket making, bread making, weaving, butter making, poaching and old time games.

See the return of horse drawn carriages, stabled horses, ponies and traps and cars used by the Duckett family.

Peel away the layers of history associated with this magnificent house in an exhibition of rare photos and family papers recalling the lives of the Ducketts, their scores or workers including gardeners, grooms and household and kitchen staff: and the unhappy and tragic end of the Duckett era.

This special event takes place on September 8 and 9.