It’s that time of year again when we have our open day on the Monday of the August Bank Holiday weekend. On Monday 3rd August from we give children an oppurtunity to throw a pot on the wheel make felt and do some painting. So come along and have some creative fun.



The Estate Yard has two units currently for rent. A large space of 800sqft and a smaller one of 2oosqft. Contact Erol Delaney for more details. 0872626488


Welcome to the new Visitor Centre which comes under the heading of The Discovery Park and houses the exhibition “Footprints in The Coal”. This tells the story of coalmining in Castlecomer and the evolution of plants and animals discovered in the fossils which were unearthed in this area. The Visitor Centre also has the Jarrow Cafe which is run by Anna and Evan Stewart. Sit and have coffee and choose from the many delicous homemade delights and enjoy the open space of the oak timber frame foyer . For more information on the Discovery Park go to


Lucy McKenna is our new artist in residence. A local Castlecomer girl who has made the Yard her home , studio and gallery. Visitors are welcome to veiw her work.

Just arrived from Miami, Florida is Tia Vellani who is the jeweller behind Artist by Night Jewellry. She creates a wide range of designs to suit any occasion.


Due to the greater number of artists and craft workers our opening hours can vary. To avoid dissapointment it would be advisable to ring before hand to make sure the workshop you would like to visit is open.