Santa’s Secret Garden

Santa’s Secret Garden will be running daily at the Eldon Hotel from December 5th to 23rd and aims to be a feature attraction in Skibbereen over the Christmas period, with already over 200 people booked in!

albxmas2On Saturday December 13th and 20th there will be an opportunity to ‘Breakfast with Santa’ from 10am to 11.30am in Albergo Restaurant.  Parents can bring their kids along where breakfast: pancakes, hot porridge, cakes, scones, hot chocolate etc. all freshly home made, will be served.  They will also meet Santa for games, activities and story telling. This is fully supervised by qualified child minders so parents can (if they wish) leave and do some Christmas shopping in Skibbereen.

Bookings now being taking for Christmas parties in ‘Santa’s Kitchen’, part of Santa’s Secret Garden in a specially set up dining area for private parties with a Christmas theme. 2/3 Course meal options available including mulled wine & a tour of Santa’s Secret Garden from €25 per person. Santa’s Kitchen is available from November 21st (Nov 29th & Dec 7th are booked out) so Book Now at 028-51782

So why  not make Skibbereen your West Cork shopping destination this year?


Memoir Writing Workshop – Lis Ard Country Estate 21st – 23rd March

Irene Graham Creativ#2CB72EIrene Graham, Author of The Memoir Writing Workbook, facilitates a Memoir Writing Workshop at Lis Ard Estate Fri 21 to Sun 23 March. Her workshops, renowned internationally, use right-brain/left-brain learning techniques that show the writer how to translate their life experiences into engaging stories.

Starting with dinner at 6pm Fri evening, this workshop provides exercises that tap into creativity and trigger life experiences. Participants also learn how to weave family history into memoir and story.  The workshop also provides writer with a bedrock of material that can be used in fiction writing.

Throughout the weekend participant’s focus, develop and structure a short memoir. Workshops participants are also welcome to develop a memoir they are currently working on.

Open to writers at any stage of the writing process.

Enjoy this special space in the heart of Lis Ard County Estate, Skibbereen and write your memoirs overlooking the serenity of the lake!

Weekend includes:

  • Workshop – Fri to Sun
  • Non-Residential: €325 includes Dinner Fri to Lunch Sun
  • Residential: 2 x nights private room en suite: €200




Tel: 353 (0)86 2523428