Castle Oliver

Santa Claus is Coming to Castle Oliver

We have very exciting news, Santa Claus has been in contact with us here at Castle Oliver and has requested that he and Mrs Claus visit and spend a few days before the busiest Christmas ever!  He suggested that Mrs Claus and himself stay at the castle over the weekends running up to Christmas. They have asked for a Christmas market and also for the gardens to be lit up in various colours, to remind them of The North Pole. Bring the family for an unforgettable family experience and embrace the giving spirit of Christmas, with proceeds going to the Hope Foundation projects in Kolkata (Calcutta) and the continuing preservation of the Castle.

  • Visit Santa during his stay at enchanting Castle Oliver, including gift. Photographer available on request.
  • Enjoy Christmas activities with Mrs Claus and her elves in the Castle, including a tour
  • Savour a seasonal glass of mulled wine or tea/coffee to warm you up
  • Browse through the Christmas market featuring a variety of gift, arts, crafts and food stalls.
    If you would like to have a stall at the market please Click here to email Charlotte
  • Explore the Castle, trees and grounds which will come alive with magical lights in a unique rainbow of colours,
    kindly sponsored by lighting specialists LED Saver


Due to an unprecedented response to the opening of the Christmas market at Castle Oliver we have to ask anyone who is coming to visit the market to contact us to book your car parking slot. We will allocate these throughout the day from 12 to 7pm. To book your car allocation slot please call Charlotte on 087 3666937. There is a charge of 10 euro per car load so get as many people as legally possible into the vehicle. This €10 will go directly to our charity partner The Hope Foundation.

Seo Linn live at Castle Oliver

On opening night Saturday December 6th we are excited to announce that there will be an exclusive performance by online Youtube superstars of TG Lurgan band Seo Linn. Keith, Stiofán, Jenny, Daithí, Kevin, Conor and Cathal (Seo Linn) are multi instrumentalists playing modern trad with a large pop/dance influence meshing strong straight forward percussion beats and dance melodies with trad instruments including versions of bands such as Coldplay, Mumford and Sons, Coldplay to name a few.

They shot to fame last year when they became an overnight sensation after clocking up 2 million YouTube hits in just over a week with their stunning Irish version arrangement of TG Lurgan V Avicii - Wake Me Up and they are releasing their new single D'Aon Ghuth Amháin means Of One Voice and is Seo Linn's new single out November 14th 2014. As of today there are almost 5 million views of the Avicii video alone.

2014 has been busy for Seo Linn with TV appearances and a brace of sold out shows all over the country and in America, an album in production preceded by the single "D'Aon Ghuth Amháin" which will be available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Shazam to name a few.

For one very special evening and to welcome in the festivities at the Castle Seo Linn will perform a very intimate gig to a limited number of people in the Castle Ballroom in aid of The Hope Foundation. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy an incredible talent in a beautiful setting with the Christmas lights and trees all over the castle providing a once in a lifetime ambience. Speaking about their excitement to be back playing in Munster, band member and singer Stiofan O’Farrell said.

'Tá muid ar bís as cuireadh a fháil dlúthghig leithleasach a chasadh ag Caisleán Oliver ar an 6ú lá de mhí na Nollag. Tá muid ag tnúth go mór leis an gCaisleán álainn stairiúil a fheiceáil agus páirt a ghlacadh in ocáid fíorspeisialta! Ta clú agus cáil ar an Hope Foundation i ngeall ar an obair fhíormheasúil atá á dhéanamh acu ar chúlsraideanna suaracha Kolkata agus ba mhaith linn ár dtacaíocht a thaispeáint don dul chun cinn agus don fhorbairt daonna atá ar bun acu ann. Beidh sé ina oíche den scoth agus is fada linn ar fad é!'

"We are extremely excited to be afforded the opportunity the play a very intimate exclusive gig in Castle Oliver on the 6th of December. We are very much excited to perform in the ballroom of this prestigious castle, steeped in history. The Hope Foundation is famous for its reputable work in the slums of Kolkata and we are delighted to show our support for the development and progress achieved thus far. It will be a fantastic night and we are very much looking forward to it!"

To book tickets call Charlotte on 087 3666937. Enter our competition below for your chance to enjoy Seo Linn in style!

Would any good boys and girls be interested in visiting Santa Claus while he stays at Castle Oliver ???

Castle Oliver, Ardpatrick, Ballyhoura Mountains. Co.Limerick, Ireland.

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