A family fun day out • Music • Therapies • Dance • Demonstrations • Arts • Meditations • Intuitives • And lots more

We are delighted to present the festival in such a wonderful location. You are sure to enjoy it’s many beautiful and historic rooms from which we will be hosting specialised talks and therapies. We will have a full schedule of events posted shortly. Follow our rss feed and our social media to stay up to date, and don’t forget to like us on facebook

Ardgillan Castle and Demesne is situated in North County Dublin on an elevated coastline between Balbriggan and Skerries, 20 miles north of Dublin City.
The park consists of 194 acres of rolling open grassland, mixed woodland and gardens, overlooking the Irish Sea with views of Mourne Mountains to the north and Lambay to the south-east. Today the demesne is a stunning visitor attraction with a range of facilities the public can avail of, including;

Castle Tours
Tea Rooms (wheelchair accessible) and Playground Shop
State-of-the-art Children’s Playground
Magnificent Gardens
Spectacular Cycle and Walking Paths
Art Exhibitions
Picnic Areas
Public Toilets
Expansive Wide Open Spaces.
Free Car Parks
Disabled Parking

It really is the perfect location for The Essential Gathering Festival.
For more information about Ardgillan Castle you can visit their website here

How to get there

The route to Ardgillan Demesne is signposted from the M1.
Traveling north from Dublin exit at Junction 5.
Traveling south exit at Junction 6 (well sign-posted).

Bus Route

Bus No. 33 from Eden Quay in Dublin travels via Rush and Skerries and passes under the “Lady’s Stairs,” two miles north of Skerries. “The Lady’s Stairs” is a pedestrian footbridge over the road and railway line, which provides access to the demesne.

Sat. Nav. Co-ordinates

N 53° 35’ 11”

W 6° 09’ 36”

For telephone inquiries call Ardgillan Castle on 01 8492212


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