St. Anne’s Rose Festival and the opening of the new tearooms at the Red Stables

On Thursday 16th July at 6.30pm, An tArdmhéara Críona Ní Dhálaigh will officially launch Dublin City Council’s St. Anne’s Rose Festival and open our new tearooms, Olive’s Room, at The Red Stables, St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5. The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohue will also be in attendance.

St. Anne’s Park Rose Festival will be held on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July 2015 from 10am to 6pm.

“The Rose Festival is a free family friendly event and I would encourage everyone to come along and enjoy the beautiful setting of St. Anne’s Park Rose Garden. There will be plenty of entertainment for all the family and an opportunity to browse a variety of stalls that will be set up for the weekend. I am delighted to be here to launch the Festival and to officially open our new tearooms, Olive’s Room, which I know will greatly enhance the experience of people visiting the park,” said An tArdmhéara.

Minister Donohoe said: ‘The St. Anne’s Rose Festival this weekend promises to be a great event with plenty of interesting things to see and do. The opening of the new tearooms too is a welcome addition and follows on from a number of other such recent ventures in parks around the city. Events such as this provide a great day out for families who will be treated to the gorgeous rose garden in full bloom at this time of year and to the very best of seasonal fare at Olive’s Room. I wish everyone the very best of luck with their endeavours and much success in the years ahead’.

The Fesitval will feature plant sellers, Nurseries, Garden Centres and Florists, master composters and bee keepers, recyclers and up-cyclers. There will be a good assortment of trade stands and the Farmers Market will be in full swing over the weekend.

Olive’s Room is part of a Dublin City Council initiative to enhance visitor’s experience by providing quality atmospheric tearooms in city parks where there is demand. The City Council opened a similar facility in Harold’s Cross Park last summer and in St. Patrick’s Park in May 2015 and has further plans to open another at Herbert Park this summer. The tearooms will open from 9.30am daily and will feature seasonal produce and home-baked treats.

Admission to the Festival is free and car parking is provided within the Park, weather permitting. Please note the entrance to the car park is from Sybil Hill Road. For all Festival information click on: http://bit.ly/1Ma0Xzs


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Notes to the Editor:

The following entertainment will take place at the Festival:

  • The Big Dig, Archeology Workshop
  • Biodiversity Village
  • Federation of Irish Bee Keepers
  • Living History Display
  • Free Horse and Carriage Rides
  • Falconry Exhibition
  • Dale Treadwells Ecologist
  • Carousel and Climbing Tower
  • Childrens Entertainment from Silly Billy
  • Library Bus and Tent
  • Extensive selection of hot and cold food vendors, arts and crafts exhibits and plant sales.


Music at the Festival

Saturday
Afternoon music and dance
12.00 – 2.00 Traditional Music
2.30 -3.15 Ballet Fusion
4pm – 6pm Prairie Dawgs

Sunday
Afternoon music and dance
12.00 – 1.00 Traditional Music
1.30 – 2.15 Ballet Fusion
3pm – 4.30pm The No. 1 Army Band
4.30pm -6pm Prairie Dawgs

  •      Set in the 270 acre historic park, St. Anne’s Park Rose Festival provides an enjoyable and entertaining fun day out for all the family. The Festival is held at the peak of flowering for roses and is a really special time to see them at their best.
  •       Olive’s Room is named for Lady Olive Ardilaun, because she and her husband Lord Ardilaun Arthur Guinness did so much to develop the parkland in the 19th
  •      Mongoose Tunes, a four piece band, will perform for the launch of the Festival and the opening of the tearooms.
  • Olive’s Room

‘Olive’s Room’ is the name of the new Tearooms in the Red Stables now operated by Michelle Moloughney and her husband Liam and sister Angela. The development of the tearooms is part of a Dublin City Council initiative to enhance visitor’s facilities in city parks where there is sufficient footfall. The City Council opened a similar facility in Harold’s Cross Park in 2014 and in St. Patrick’s Park in May 2015 and has further plans to open another at Herbert Park this summer.
From the people who brought you Moloughney’s, Clontarf and Woodstock, Phibsborough, Olive’s Room is passionate about the pursuit of ‘wellbeing’.They believe that this is the perfect reflection of the amenity of St. Anne’s – a place to play, relax and stay healthy!
Open every day for breakfast from 9.30am and for lunch from midday until 5.30pm on weekdays and 6.30pm on weekends and bank holidays, the menu features seasonal produce and home-baked treats.

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