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After recently arriving back from a five month artist’s residency in McCarthy, Alaska, photographer, Paul Scannell has been travelling around Ireland, adding to his portfolio of beautiful landscape work. Drawn to misty, craggy, rainy places, his current series features Donegal, Galway, Kerry and Dublin and aims to capture the uniquely subdued, muted shading of the Irish experience.

Paul Scannell’s Photograph Exhibition can be viewed in KID Store, located on the Top Floor of the Centre.

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Marion Cuddy wishes to invite you to the Exhibition opening of EPOCH at the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre. 
A fashion photography exhibition by Táine King showcasing the designs of Polina Yokobson for Marion Cuddy Irish Designers Emporium.

Come and celebrate these amazing designs by Polina Yokobson and others at Marion Cuddy’s Irish Designers Emporium where we will be screening their full fashion from their shoot “EPOCH”. A evening not to be missed.

Date: Wednesday 26th of October 2016

Venue: 3rd Floor of Powerscourt Town House

Time: 7pm


Click the link to view the teaser: https://www.facebook.com/taine.king.1/videos/o.200987830324084/10153748214202676/?type=2&theater 

Irish Guide Dogs is celebrating their 40th anniversary this week and is proud to be partnering with the Powerscourt Centre. The week long presence will allow them to raise awareness of the organisation, their full range of services and take part in some fun and exciting fundraising activities.

We are hosting a “Dine in the Dark Event” on the evening of World Sight Day this Thursday 13th October and a Family Fun Day on Sunday 16th October, keep an eye on our website and Facebook for info and tickets.


This is a fantastic opportunity for clients and customers of the Centre to engage with this organisation, educate together and get to meet first hand the people who have benefited from their services.

We look forward to an exciting week, with lots of special furry guests, and creating a fantastic experience at the Powerscourt Centre.

Where: Powerscourt Townhouse, South William Street, Dublin

Date: Monday 10th October to Sunday 16th October

Emily Quinn, Fashion Photographer of The Year at Kerry Fashion Week, travelled to the four corners of Ireland to capture the stunning landscapes that inspired our designers for this unique Dublin Fashion Festival, in association with Galaxy, photo exhibition.


Each of the 12 shots were so special to shoot. They all have a story. I feel so very privileged to have the honour of working so closely with so many talented people, like my grooming pal, Susan Dahl, and getting to know the crew on the long drives, and getting to explore parts of Ireland that I never knew about and be blown away by the landscape and the talent that this island has to offer”. Emily Quinn

Emily Quinn – Photography Exhibition can be viewed in The Gallery at Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, Dublin 2. 

Flowers at the Powerscourt Centre

It’s impossible to miss the blossoming flowers that have sprung up to coincide with the wonderful warm weather we’re experiencing. Dublin is starting to resemble the Mediterranean thanks to all of the colourful blooms popping up all over the city. Last weekend saw the launch of Bloom Fringe at Powerscourt Townhouse, an initiative that sees dull and dreary parts of the city turn bright and cheerful thanks to floral spectacles created by Esther Gerrard and Marion Keogh of “Bláth Cliath”.

The Garden and The Bonsai Shop  in Powerscourt Centre helped to contribute to the gorgeous Bonsai themed displays in the Townhouse during the event. For The Garden, this was nothing new. They are renowned for enhancing some of Dublin’s landmarks with their stunning arrangements, including their additions to the Ha’penny Bridge for its 200th birthday in May this year. As well as decking out some of Dublin’s best known landmarks, The Garden also caters to private functions and weddings. Their foliage garlands and floral creations add a whimsical feel to any room when paired with candles and lights, making the perfect feature for a Summer banquet whether indoors or outside.

The Bonsai Shop is one of a kind in Ireland, being the only shop that deals exclusively in bonsai trees and accessories in the country. Having showcased a selection of their Irish-grown trees during Bloom Fringe, The Bonsai Shop offers a myriad of sizes to suit every occasion, perfect if you’re looking to add an oriental twist to your event or gift a botany enthusiast friend with something they’ll love. The trees are grown in Ireland over 35 years, making them modest by bonsai standards but unique from other species of the trees that are imported from the east.

We’re sure there will be plenty more to look forward to from these two over the summer months!

For the month of May, ‘In Sight’ Exhibition will be running to raise awareness about homelessness, and to raise funds to benefit the Dublin Simon Community. Over the past 12 months 45 people, who have recently or are currently coping with homelessness, were given disposable cameras to capture an insight into their daily lives and experiences. A selection of these photos will be exhibited in the Centre until 29th of May 2016. All photos from the “In Sight” project are on sale at the exhibition in the Centre and all funds raised will go to the Dublin Simon Community.


See the video below:

Join us in the Centre to view the costumes and props that were used in RTÉ’s Rebellion series.

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Did you know that Powerscourt Townhouse played a part in the War of Independence?

During 1916 and the Troubles, business continued as usual for Ferrier Pollock, Wholesale Merchants and Haberdashers, in 59 South William Street. However, we have discovered that revolvers were dispatched from Birmingham in shoe boxes to the Button Department at this address.

Leo Keegan who looked after incoming mail took charge of these boxes and he and Maureen Kennedy, who was a typist in the company, delivered them to the Headquarters of the Dublin Brigade in Gardiner Row. (Based on testimony from the Military Archives).

Based on these true facts and with a little fiction mixed in, we have written the story of the Button Department. Hope you like it!


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On January 21, 2016, An Post introduced the Eighth Definitive Stamp Series, 1916 – 2o16, to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising.

Large format prints and exclusive souvenir sheets will be displayed throughout the Centre, reflecting a chronological progression from the lead-up to the Rising through to its aftermath. It will be possible to scan the individual stamps on display with a smartphone with the free CEE App installed to access extra content and background information on the Rising.

Available from all Post Offices for one year only, these sixteen stamps have been grouped into four categories:


The Exhibition will run from 24th March to the 30th April and will take place on the first and second floors.

To compliment the Exhibition, we will also be exhibiting SIX of the old Irish flags in the steel circular rings in the Courtyard of the Powerscourt Centre.

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In July 2014, Actors Eoin Macken and Tim McDonnell travelled to Northern Mozambique to witness Sightsavers’ work in the field and captured their experience on film.

The photos they took were exhibited in October 2015 in the Centre on World Sight Day last year, and we are pleased to announce that the exhibition will return. The photographs are now available for viewing at the Centre until Sunday 31 January.

SightSavers Exhibition (1)

Not only can you visit the exhibition, Eoin and Tim have generously allowed us to sell these framed first editions with a limited print run of 50 to raise funds for their Million Miracles campaign.

A large print is €300 and a small print is €250.

As well as being an actor, Tim is also a professional photographer who works regularly with Sightsavers. “The images in this exhibition are not directly about Sightsavers’ work so much as trying to capture the circumstances in which that work takes place and the communities affected by it,” he explains, “Nampula Province is similar in size to Ireland and has a population of nearly five million: only three ophthalmologists serve this area.”


A Million Miracles is a three-year campaign launched on World Sight Day 2014 that aims to fund one million cataract operations to restore, save and protect people’s sight in some of the poorest parts of the world. It might seem like a huge number, but already nearly half a million miracles have been funded. If you would like to donate a miracle to our campaign or for further information, visit our Million Miracles website.

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