SO Fine Art Editions, one of Ireland’s leading contemporary art galleries, located on the second floor of the Powerscourt Centre, will be hosting the Dr Barbara Rae exhibition for one month from this Thursday 27th February until Thursday 26th March.
Bringing vibrancy into the dull month of February, the prolific Dr Barbara Rae, Royal Academician painter and master printmaker, will be exhibiting her recent works at SO Fine Art Editions in South William Street’s Powerscourt Centre. The exhibition includes works that summon the history of place, people and the passing of time with powerful, fluid brush strokes and outstanding colour.
During journeys to Ireland, Italy, France, Spain, Southwest USA and the Arctic, Rae’s exhibition accumulates her inspiration. Before beginning to sketch, she spent weeks meeting people in each particular location, researching local history and delving into the spirit of the place. She then brought that research back to develop it into prints and paintings in her Edinburgh studio. The exhibition will include screen prints, etchings and monoprints from such travels.
One notable example is Rae’s 2018 exhibition ‘The Northwest Passage’ which began in 2013, followed with a series of expeditions into the Arctic. The Orcadian cartographer and explorer Dr. John Rae inspired this journey, resulting in a series of works that were imbued with history while retaining the contemporary intensity that is a signature of Rae’s work. The exhibition premiered at the Royal Scottish Academy before travelling to the Pier Arts Centre, Orkney, and Canada House, London, in autumn 2018.
Barbara Rae studied at the Edinburgh College of Art. After some years as a secondary school art teacher, she went onto lecturing in drawing and painting at Charles Rennie Macintosh’s School of Art in Glasgow. Rae is a recipient of numerous awards, scholarships, and honorary degrees, her work is exhibited in national museums, and public and private collections the world over.
We at Powerscourt Centre are honoured to be showing this unique selection of Barbara Rae’s work in SO Fine Art Editions and encourage you to drop by before the month is out.
Only one more day until Valentine’s Day!
Love will be in the air tomorrow from 3pm-5pm as our Resident Pianist serenades shoppers with beautiful melodies. Pop by to enjoy and celebrate!
Don’t forget that we have over fifty shops and restaurants for you to choose the perfect gift for your loved one. If jewellery is what you are after, Powerscourt Centre offers more selection than you could ever imagine. With vintage antiques, bespoke hand-designs and brand new rings to name a few. Choose between CM Weldon, Commins & Co, Antiques Delphi, Matthew Weldon, Chupi, Corr’s Jewellers, The Silver Shop, Gollum’s Precious, Kish Jewellers, Michael Perry Jewellers and MoMuse. You will be spoiled for choice this Valentine’s Day.
Visit the iconic Powerscourt Centre tomorrow for lunch or dinner and have a romantic meal for two in the wonderful, heritage filled setting that is Powerscourt Townhouse Centre. Little Pyg, La Cucina, Farrier & Draper, Pygmalion and The Pepper Pot will be serving food tomorrow throughout the day.
Pick up a bouquet of flowers for the one you love from our resident florist, The Garden. Enjoy their wide variety of flowers, plants, containers and beautiful Valentine’s and writing cards.
Covet Boudoir will be kicking off their Valentine’s sale tomorrow morning at 10am. They have some stunning, one-of-a-kind dresses that would be perfect for either a Valentine’s or a GALentine’s night out. Also in the sale department, Ciara Bridal have launched their Valentine’s sale and have some beautiful wedding dresses at discounted prices available to purchase.
Powerscourt Centre is the place to be this weekend! For all things jewellery, clothing and dining, join us to celebrate the most romantic day of the year.
Finding the perfect wedding and engagement rings can be quite the challenge. Choosing the colour, the cut, the size, it can all get a bit overwhelming. Thankfully Powerscourt Centre offers more selection than you could ever imagine, with vintage antiques, bespoke hand-designs and brand new rings to name a few.
Delphi Antiques specialises in genuine antique jewellery, porcelain, silver and object d’art from the 18th-20th Century with an emphasis on original estate jewellery. If the idea of adding a piece of history to your wedding sounds like your thing, Declan is the best person to help you acquire a one-of-a-kind ring.
C.M. Weldon also specialises in antique and vintage diamond engagement rings, with four generations honing their expertise in rare gems from all over the world. In C.M. Weldon, every ring tells a story. Choose between new, custom and vintage rings and begin telling your story.
Chupi has fast become a household name with their beautiful bespoke designs making waves throughout the industry. Whether it’s an engagement ring, or a pair of wedding rings you’re looking for, Chupi can design something unique that you’ll cherish for years to come.
COMMINS & CO
If it’s new rings you’re looking for, Commins & Co have a large selection of high quality diamond and precious stone rings. The specialists in Commins & Co can assist you in finding your dream wedding rings, no matter what your style or budget. Their website is updated regularly with up to date stock and prices. https://www.perfectring.ie/
Corr’s Jewellers are also specialists in both new and old rings. They offer the unique facility to add new life to dated settings and remodel old designs to add a modern flare to your favourite pieces. Call into their store on the First Floor of the Townhouse for more information.
Matthew Weldon has a collection of vintage, antique and estate rings that are sure to capture your imagination. All of Matthew’s rings are exceptional, rare, unique and intriguing. You are sure to find the perfect wedding and engagement ring with his expert advice and guidance.
January has arrived and with it we leave behind the madness that was the Christmas period. This month in Powerscourt Centre, we have endless activities, events and sales taking place that are sure to excite you. January blues no more! Choose between fashion, restaurants, bars, interiors, jewellery, beauty, antiques, arts & crafts, Irish design, history and culture. There is something for everyone in Powerscourt Centre, inside our famously beautiful 18th Century interior.
The incredible January retail sales are the highlight of every shopper’s year. The shops in Powerscourt Centre are currently sales galore!
Commins & Co Commins & Co have launched a massive jewellery sale with up to 70% off sale items. Due to a diamond supplier of theirs heading towards retirement, this sale is one of their best ever. There are incredible discounts on all jewellery items such as engagement rings, gem stone rings and antique rings, Drop in today or book an appointment by calling 01 4422472 or emailing email@example.com
Marion Cuddy Marion Cuddy Design Emporium currently have an in-store sale offering up to 70% off their luxury Irish designer wear. The sale will take place throughout the entire month of January.
From cashmere to bespoke headpieces, pick up a one-of-a-kind luxury fashion item for a bargain this month. Marion Cuddy, Irish Designer is a loved Powerscourt fashion retailer.
All Saints Situated on the ground floor of Powerscourt Centre, fashion favourite All Saints currently have an end of season sale running in store. Just this week, new lines have been added into the sale, which is offering up to 50% off all items included. The end of season sale will be running until February 2nd.
Alan Keville For Hair Powerscourt’s hair specialist, Alan Keville For Hair, is currently running some exceptional January offers that are not to be missed. Every Monday and Tuesday this month, they are offering 20% off a full head of highlights, half a head of highlights and balayage, including a haircut. Not only that, but they are also offering 20% off a full tint and a semi tint including a haircut. You can book online through www.kevillehair.com or call the salon on 01 6750022
KID KID Store are situated on the top floor of Powerscourt Centre. Currently in store, they stock a variety of hand made clothing items from children’s brand, Lollipops & Daydreams. They are currently offering 10% off a selection of the above mentioned items.
Abana Jewellers An additional jewellery sale taking place in the Centre this month is in Abana Jewellers. Due to relocation taking place on January 26th, there are discounts on every item in store. Minimum discounts begin at 25%. This is not a sale to be missed!
Design Centre Powerscourt’s Design Centre have launched an amazing Winter sale. They are offering up to 50% discount across all in-store designer collections. The sale will run throughout the month of January while stocks last. All Design Centre style assistants have a fashion background and clients can arrange to meet up with some of the Irish designers should a personal consultation be required.
The Pepper Pot Next Tuesday 14th January, The Pepper Pot will be bringing their evening barista classes into 2020. A 3-hour Introduction to Barista Skills class will take place at 7pm. Each class costs €125. To receive a 20% discount on the class, insert the promo code JAN2020 when purchasing tickets online at
This is Knit
Learn to knit or crochet at This is Knit’s taster-style Stitch Session from 2pm to 4pm tomorrow Saturday 11th. Are you curious about crochet or are keen to get knitting? Experts Anne and Joy will introduce you to the basics, while sharing their expertise and encouragement throughout the 2 hour class. Reserve your spot today at https://www.thisisknit.ie/classes-events/⠀
What an amazing year this has been for Irish Whiskey and the future looks bright. The Whiskey Trail in Powerscourt Centre have compiled a list of their 12 Best Irish Whiskeys of 2019 that have been tried, tasted and reviewed over the last year. They also have a 10% discount on any tours extended until the end of January using the discount code XMAS10!
With the release of so many great whiskeys this year, they couldn’t try them all, but they did try! This year really saw some exceptional releases such as the Redbreast Dream Cask series, Redspot 15 years old and a possible favourite, the Glendalough 13 Mizanara release. They looked back to some amazing drams that won awards this year, like the Irishman 17-year old and Sonny Molloy’s Redbreast.
This was a hard year to narrow it down to 12 as it was one of the most exciting years for Irish Whiskey.
Redbreast Dream Cask Birdhouse Limited Edition 32 Year Old
Redbreast Dream Cask 32 Year Old represents the perfect contribution of flavours through a careful maturation journey, rounded out by a particularly sublime sherry butt. This is a Redbreast Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey All Sherry Single Cask bottling.
As a Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey it has those wonderful spices that are so characteristic of single pot still distillate.”– Billy Leighton, Master Blender
This is a truly rare and unique whiskey, Redbreast Dream Cask is a dream that started 32 years ago, from the first parcel of Redbreast 21 ever laid down. Back in 2017 Dream Cask was unveiled by Redbreast Master Blender Billy Leighton to mark a special celebration of World Whiskey Day.
The Irishman 17 Year Old Single Malt
Crowned overall Irish Whiskey of the Year at the annual event, the accolade tops off what has been a fantastic year for The Irishman 17-Year-Old Single Malt. It was also named Best Irish Single Cask Whiskey at the Irish Whiskey Awards on top of taking home a Masters medal at the Irish Whiskey Masters earlier this year and being crowned Irish Single Cask of the Year by Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2019.
Sonny Molloys RedBreast 16 Year Old
This is a real contender for #1 this year. Aged in a 500 litre Spanish Oak sherry cask, only 570 bottles have been yielded. The result is a limited-edition and truly collectable whiskey. Just 200 bottles will be released for general sale by Sonny Molloy’s this Friday, November 16th, originally launched at the exclusive price of €345. Each bottle forms part of an exclusive gift set, featuring two specially engraved Galway Irish Crystal tumblers and a certificate of authenticity, signed by Master Distiller, Brian Nation. Read More…
Glendalough Mizunara 13 Year Old
The winner of World Best Irish Whiskey, was the first Irish Whiskey released with a Japanese minuzara finish. Extremely rare, and expensive, virgin Japanese mizunara, comes from Hokkaido, the rugged most northern island of Japan. The mizunara puncheon amplifies much of what is already there while layering on more vanilla smoothness, sandalwood notes and even a little coconut, or gorse flower if you’re from our neck of the woods. This is a whiskey that’s hard to make. It is unique in terms of what is being done with Irish whiskey and it is very limited. This is one to savour.
Red Spot 15 Years Old Single Pot Still
This one is special, Red Spot was Last seen 50 years ago, the re-imagining of Red Spot began in the early 2000’s when Marsala fortified wine casks were procured from the Florio winery in Sicily. In 2004, these were filled with a five-year-old Bourbon matured single pot still Irish whiskey.
Method & Madness Single Pot Still Whiskey In French Chestnut
This is quite a unique and special single pot still whiskey. Thanks to our Irish regulations our whiskey has to be aged in wood; making no one wood specific to us, hence the ability to play around. This is the main mantra for the Method and Madness range. This pot still is finished in chestnut casks sourced from the Isére region in France.
This a great example of a marriage between a good sherry bodega and whiskey producer. Enjoy and avoid adding water as it will dull it. Some Irish Whiskey is perfect straight from the bottle and this is a fine example;
Tullamore DEW 14 Year Old Single Malt
A triple-distilled Irish single malt that has been patiently aged for up to 14 years in ex-Bourbon barrels and then finished in 4 different cask types being old ex-Oloroso Sherry Butts, ex-Port Pipes and ex-Madeira Drums for a minimum of 6 months for a perfect balance and then bottled at 41.3%
This is a fan favorite on all of their tours, once you try it you’ll be a fan too. A really complex whiskey that is perfectly balanced. It is great paired with cheese!
Green Spot Château Léoville Barton
Two very distinguished and admired families come together and marry their talents. Mitchells and Léoville Barton. This whiskey is aged in Cabernet Sauvignon Casks from Château Léoville Barton.
On the nose this pot still whiskey sings beautifully. With apricots mingling among the wild strawberries and ripe autumnal fruits. It leads you on to some earthy notes to floral & spicy touches with a hint of vanilla. It has quite a seductive nose.
On the palate you get this delicious hit of honeyed fruits but with the fresh floral and berry note. It tastes full but not heavy. The vanilla and spicy tones join in to give it another dimension. Add some bramble and barley giving you quite an elegant whiskey that will captivate you from the first sip. It does soften out a bit with the water try it out soon as this edition might disapper from our shelves before you know it. Château Léoville Barton.
Egan’s Legacy Reserve 2
The new Egan’s Legacy Reserve 2, has been aged for 16 years in ex-American bourbon barrels. It was then finished in ex-Banyuls casks, which were used to age a sweet wine made from old vine grapes on the slopes of the Catalan Pyrenees in France. The production process, known in France as mutage, is similar to that used to make Port. Alcohol is added to the must to halt fermentation while sugar levels are still high, preserving the natural sweetness of the grape. The wines are then matured in oak barrels. The resulting flavor profile has a chocolate nose and a sweet and fruity palate that concludes with a slight cassis finish.
Jameson 18 Cask Strength Bow St
Jameson 18 Year Old Bow Street Cask Strength was launched earlier this year to much excitement; this whiskey is a rare release and is bottled only once per year, at cask strength. It is a unique blend of rare pot still and grain Irish whiskeys produced at the Midleton distillery. These whiskey’s were aged in a mix of sherry and bourbon barrels. They were married in the Midleton distillery in county cork before their final finishing of at least 6 months in fresh Bourbon barrels at the Jameson Distillery Bow Street in Dublin. You have to visit Bow Street to really taste every element…
Midleton Very Rare 2019
The 36th edition in the renowned and highly collectable range has been masterfully blended from whiskeys laid down at Midleton Distillery, Co Cork, over the past four decades. Crafted by Master Distiller Brian Nation, Midleton Very Rare 2019 combines only hand-selected single pot still and single grain Irish whiskeys. This is Irish Whiskey of exceptional quality and rarity within the Midleton inventory. With each whiskey having been matured exclusively in lightly-charred ex-bourbon American oak barrels for between 13 and 34 years. 2019 marks the oldest collection of casks used to create a Midleton Very Rare.
Pearse Lyons 5 Year Old
And now for last place on the 12 Best Irish Whiskeys of 2019. They choose the first new five-year age statement Irish whiskey in Ireland in more than 25 years. Gearoid Cahill, Head Distiller at the Pearse Lyons Distillery said, “The release of the Pearse Single Malt 5-Year-Old Irish Whiskey marks a historic milestone in the re-evolution of the Irish Whiskey distilling industry. Using Irish malted barley and our own special yeast strain, the whiskey spirit was produced on Pearse Lyons unique copper pot stills whose unusual design is credited with giving the whiskey a special character.”
So lets raise a glass to Pearse Lyons, Irish Whiskey and the amazing future that lies ahead!! Sláinte
Every Whiskey Tells a Story, What Will Yours Be?Sláinte from The Whiskey Trail
This Thursday 5th of December, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre will see the Simon Community House of Lights Campaign on the façade of the centre from 5pm -8pm. The event will showcase special guests and performers including the cast of Oliver and the Lucan Gospel Choir.
Festival Productions returns to the Simon House of Light at Powerscourt Townhouse Centre with another stunning performance for this charitable event in aid of the Simon Community – the ever popular Oliver! The team that brought The Wizard of Oz, Annie and The Sound of Music to the stage has a treat in store for all in attendance this Thursday with their fantastic production of the all-singing, all-dancing classic that is much loved by Irish audiences.
The incomparable Tony Finnegan returns as Fagin in a performance acclaimed by critics and loved by audiences. Irish musical theatre star Roisin Sullivan reprises the role of Nancy and the famous role of Oliver is yet to be announced. They will be supported by over 100 singers, dancers and street urchins in a performance that will be no doubt bursting with colour and energy.
The Centre will be filled to the brim with late-night shoppers enjoying the buzz of the festive activities and delicious complimentary mulled wine.
Whether you come to enjoy the live performances, to do your shopping or to eat in one of our eateries, the Powerscourt Centre is a Centre like no other for the whole family this Christmas.
Simon House of Light event will begin at 5.00pm on Thursday 5th December 2019 at Powerscourt Townhouse Centre.
Home to “Dublin’s Most Authentic Father Christmas”, the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre is the perfect place to experience the true magic of Christmas this year! At 12 noon this Saturday 30th November, Powerscourt Centre welcomes back the main man himself, Dublin’s most popular Father Christmas. Arriving to the joyful melodies of Piccolo Lasso Children’s Choir alongside Mrs. Claus and the playful elves.
Filled with 18th century charm, Father Christmas’ workshop is a must see for all the family. Greeted by a toasty fire and twinkling lights, you will really feel like you have just landed in the North Pole. For the first year ever, here at Powerscourt Centre, we are selling all Father Christmas tickets online! Buy your Father Christmas tickets from the comfort of your own home this year. Tickets available here: http://www.powerscourtcentre.ie/father-christmas-workshop-powerscourt-centre/
We will be holding a series of events over the Christmas period in Powerscourt Centre, including the annual Simon House of Light, where a festive themed light projection show will take place on the façade of the Centre on Thursday the 5th of December.
With its beautiful Georgian setting, filled with the most exquisite Irish designers, the Powerscourt Centre is a truly magical location to visit this Christmas with the whole family, so why not join in on the festive fun, enjoy live performances and do some Christmas shopping.
We look forward to seeing you this Saturday!
Powercourt’s newest restaurant Little Pyg has opened its doors in the Centre today. Three chefs from Pygamlion’s new sister restaurant spent the last three months living in Naples and training with pizza ‘Maestro’ Enzo Coccia. Enzo, known as one of the greatest experts of the Neapolitan pizza runs the first pizzeria ever to be recommended by the Michelin Guide and fork award, called La Notizia. Neapolitan pizza itself made headlines in 2017 by gaining UNESCO World Heritage status, and now, it’s coming to Dublin. The newly trained chefs are bringing back everything they learned about the art of Neapolitan pizza and joining them for the launch is Enzo Coccia himself. Dublin’s newest restaurant was designed by Nine Crows with the outdoors in mind and will feature a large amount of greenery, and even a tree coming in early 2020.
Make sure you head into Little Pyg in Powerscourt Centre and taste the legendary pizza for yourself!
This Thursday October 10th, Powerscourt Centre are delighted to host The Face of Resistance exhibition. The exhibition will run for the month of October. The Face of Resistance is a photographic exhibition being held by Trócaire which focuses on celebrating the courage and determination of those both overseas and in Ireland, who have acted in support of a safer and cleaner world.
The exhibition is part of Trócaire’s Making a Killing campaign which is calling for an international treaty on Business and Human Rights to help protect communities from abuse. Across the world, both women and men are challenging the activities of big business. These activities often destroy lives, damage the environment and violate human rights.
Creating a cleaner environment, improving lives and ensuring equal human rights for all are themes that will be seen across the exhibition. The Centre is proud to host such an inspiring and impactful exhibition.
This event is free of charge and will be open to the public.
For more information and to take action on this campaign, visit: trocaire.org/business-and-human-rights
03 10 2019
Next Saturday October 12th, from 4pm to 5.30pm, Carol Feller will be in This is Knit to celebrate the launch of her new book Cosy Knits. Join Carol (@feller.carol,) and two special guests, Jimenez Joseph (@jimiknits) and Eimear Earley (@playingwithfibre), for a chilled-out afternoon of crafting, tasty nibbles and great company as a closer look is taken at her latest book.
Across the afternoon, Carol will be introducing the designs and creators behind her nine stunning pieces along with the inspiration and techniques used to create Cosy Knits. She will also be taking a ‘behind the scenes’ look at how Cosy Knits evolved from concept to print before finishing with an open Q&A session. On the day, there will lots of amazing spot prizes to be won, 10% off Cosy Knits and the Nua Yarn ranges, freshly baked pastries from The Pepper Pot Café and the chance to get up close and personal with some stunning new samples.
Interested in attending this unique book launch?
If this sounds like a gathering that you would like to be part of, then all you need to do is reserve your spot using the link below. As space is limited, there is a small fee to secure your place, but it will be worth it as we have a fantastic afternoon in store for you!