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We have an amazing line-up for you to enjoy this coming Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th July, all of which will be streamed on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

If you aren’t able to tune in at the time, everything will be available on catch-up on here on this website, as well as on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram, for you to watch at your leisure!

Enjoy the Show!

Saturday

10:50 am Welcome from GWEN KENNY and ADELE ROCHE

View on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Supported by: SONAS Bathrooms & Albany

11:00 am In Conversation with HUGH WALLACE

Award winning architect and television personality Hugh Wallace discusses his career as an architect and television personality and shares some behind-the-scenes stories from RTÉ’s Home of the Year. Hugh’s talk will be followed by a live Q&A.

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11:45 am Designing the kitchen of your dreams

Carton Interiors Design director Jackie Carton talks about the things you need to consider when creating the kitchen of your dreams.

View on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Supported by: Cosentino

12:05 pm Kitchen Q&A with Carton Interiors design director Jackie Carton

Jackie Carton answers your kitchen questions.

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12:25 pm In conversation with Ciaran Mc Coy, A.K.A Pigsy

We chat about art with architect Ciaran McCoy who has made a name for himself as an artist using his alter-ego, Pigsy.

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12:45 pm Lunch with Andrew Rudd

Celebrity chef and restaurant owner Andrew Rudd prepares some of his favourite lunch dishes.

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12:55 pm In conversation with Andrew Rudd

Celebrity chef and restaurantowner Andrew Rudd talks about his career and food philosophy with Gwen Kenny.

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1:15 pm Behind the door of Markree Castle

In 2015 the Corscadden Family acquired Markree Castle which is situated in 225 acres of beautiful parkland in County Sligo. This was the first time that Markree Castle had changed hands since it was gifted to the Cooper family by Cromwell in the mid-17th century. We take a behind-the-scenes look at the extensive renovation work that has taken place to protect and restore the character and history of Markree, including furniture and original architectural features that have been painstakingly rebuilt and reclaimed.

View on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Supported by: Pieces.ie

1:35 pm In conversation with Bhagya Barrett of Rebel City Distillery

Keralan born Bhagya Barrett is the co-founder of Rebel City Distillery, the first new distillery in Cork city in almost fifty years. She talks to us about establishing the distillery and the inspiration and process behind their its first release, Maharani Gin which celebrates a fusion of Cork and Keralan cultures and is an homage to Keralan women who are known for their strength and importance in society.

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2:00 pm ALL THINGS BATHROOMS

Award winning interior designer and SONAS Bathrooms Ambassador Gwen Kenny joins SONAS Bathrooms managing director Richard Sloan to talk all things bathrooms.

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2:20 pm Bathroom Q&A

Award winning interior designer and SONAS Bathrooms Ambassador Gwen Kenny and SONAS Bathrooms managing director Richard Sloan answer your bathroom questions in this live Q&A.

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2:45 pm Colour your surroundings

Specialist colour consultant Adele Roche talks about the psychology of colour and how the colours we choose for our home can have a huge effect on our behaviour and sense of wellbeing.

View on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Supported by: Acres Hall

3:05 pm Colour & Paint Q&A with Adele Roche & Keith from Butler and Dunne

Specialist colour consultant Adele & Keith will answer all your colour & paint questions.

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3:35 pm Gardens with Paul Smyth

Carlow-born horticulturist Paul Smyth, who now works as chief propagator for Crug Farm Nursery, the internationally-respected nursery in north Wales established by plant hunters Sue and Bleddyn Wynn-Jones will talk to us about planting your garden for colour and blooms which you can cut to display in your home. Paul Smyth is passionate about plants, and his job at Crug Smyth has taken him on plant-hunting expeditions to North Vietnam and seen him create award-winning nursery displays for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

View on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Supported by: Johnstown Garden Centre

4:00 pm Flower arranging with Jenny Murphy

RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winner Jenny Murphy shows us how to arrange flowers freshly cut from the garden.

View on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Supported by: Johnstown Garden Centre

4:25 pm Gardening Q&A

Horticulturist Paul Smyth, florist Jenny Murphy and Johnstown Garden Centre’s horticulturist, Ciaran Burke will answer your flower and gardening questions.

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4:40 pm The (River)Dancing Doctor

We chat with Doctor Shona Cobbe about life as a mum, doctor and Riverdance cast member.

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5:00 pm Sinead Kavanagh’s top summer beauty products

The Beautiful Truth blogger and beauty guru Sinead Kavanagh talks us through her top summer beauty and hair products.

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5:25 pm Shining a light on smart home lighting

Learn all about lighting your home to suit your lifestyle, including all the latest lighting technology.

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5:50 pm Thank you from Gwen & Adele

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Sunday line-up

10:55 am Welcome from Gwen Kenny and Adele Roche

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11:00am In conversation with Dermot Bannon

Architect and star of RTÉ’s Room to Improve, talks about some of the projects he has worked on. He will also share some insider tips for people thinking of extending their own home and talk about adding not just additional space, but extra value to a property.

View on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Supported by: Albany

11:40 am Inside Bellingham Castle

Set on the banks of the glistening River Glyde, Bellingham Castle is an elegant and spacious 17th Century Irish castle bursting with rich history, splendour and old-world luxury. We take a whistle-stop tour of the castle and its gardens, including the Downtown Abbey-inspired ‘downstairs’.

View on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Supported by: Pieces.ie

12:00 noon Feng shui – harmonise your home, harmonise your life

Feng Shui Expert, Author of the Happy Home, A guide for creating a happy, healthy, wealthy life and creator of Feng Shui Mastery Patricia Lohan talks to us about bringing harmony not just into your home, but also into every aspect of your life.

View on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Supported by:Pieces.ie

12:45 pm Spotlight on lighting

Tips for lighting your home with Eames .

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12:45 pm Lighting Q&A

Award winning designer Gwen Kenny of and Shane Crowley of Eames answer your lighting-related questions.

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1:00 pm In conversation with Aisling Larkin

Children’s food expert, mindful eating specialist, broadcaster and presenter Aisling Larkin talks to us about mindful eating for the whole family, her career and life in general.

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1:30pm In the kitchen with Aisling Larkin

Celebrity chef Aisling Larking prepares a fabulous Moroccan mezze platter, ideal for casual summer lunches.

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2:00pm Wine Talk with one half of The Wine Pair

We talk all things wine related with Canice McKee, co-founder of The Wine Pair, a wine bar and shop located on Dublin’s Clanbrassil Street.

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2:30pm Cathy Kelly chats about life

Best-selling author Cathy Kelly joins us to chat about her 20+ year-long career and life in general.

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2:50 pm Mary’s Organic Garden

Mary Fitzgerald take us on a tour of Mary’s Organic Garden which supplies their four-star Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel & Spa in the picturesque village of Adare, Co. Limerick with a host of fruit, vegetables, herbs and edible flowers.

View on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Supported by: Johnstown Garden Centre

3:10 pm Organic gardening Q&A

Mary Fitzgerald of Mary’s Organic Garden will be joined by head gardener Caoimhin Brosnan to answer your organic gardening questions.

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3:30pm Hair highlights with Lisa Eccles

Owner of Zinc Hair and Beauty and vice-president of the Irish Hairdressers Federation, Lisa Eccles shares her expertise and top tips for maintaining your mane.

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4:00 pm Noel Cunningham’s Donegal

National treasure Noel Cunningham takes us on a tour of the beautiful gardens at Harvey’s Point located on the shore of Lough Eske.

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4:15 pm Noel Cunningham’s Modern Irish Manners

Noel Cunningham chats to us about his book Modern Irish Manners.

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4:40 pm Cocktail Making with the Gourmet Food Parlour

Learn how easy it is to whip up three very different cocktails at home with hints & tips from the fabulous Mixologist in Gourmet Food Parlour.

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5:00 pm The Facts about Flooring

Flooring specialist Fergal from Grain & Groove, Navan will share with you the facts about flooring for your home.

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5:35 pm In conversation with Denise O’Connor from Optimise Design

Architect Denise O’Connor talks to us about the questions she is asked most frequently by people and why it is important to be upfront about budget. She also and explains how Optimise Home, their design service created specifically for homeowners works and shares some top tips for people planning a project on their home

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6:00 pm Thank you from Gwen & Adele

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Dermot Bannon

With a decade of experience on projects ranging from major public buildings to home extensions, Dermot Bannon is the leading voice in modern Irish architectural design.  He is also the star of RTÉ’s Room to Improve, and has helped transform the homes and lives of hundreds of clients.

www.dermotbannonarchitects.ie

Hugh Wallace

Architect and television personality Hugh Wallace is a founding director Douglas Wallace.  A member of the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland, Hugh is also a past president of the Institute of Designers in Ireland.  Since starting the company in 1982, Hugh has guided it’s growth to become one of Ireland’s leading architecture and design companies. Hugh is also a judge on the highly popular RTÉ Home of the Year.

www.douglaswallace.com

Adele Roche

Specialist colour consultant Adele Roche has studied many forms of design from graphics and advertising to interiors and colour psychology, all of which have helped her understand how colour in the home effects each individual differently.

Colour is nature’s own powerful signalling system – a universal, non-verbal language. It is an extremely useful and important tool that enhances mood and reflects our character.  Scientifically, it is the first thing our brain registers when we are seeing objects or spaces.

By using her interior knowledge, combined with colour psychology, Adele is able to work with each client to create the perfect environment and set the right mood for their home or workplace.

www.adeleroche.ie

Gwen Kenny

Gwen Kenny, is a multi-award winning, acclaimed professional and is one of the most experienced interior designers in Ireland. She is renowned for her personal approach and exacting attention to detail.

Her pursuit of excellence and sustainability in design, distinguish her from her peers, making her a sought-after name by prominent businesspeople, successful professionals and other discerning clients. She has an unparalleled depth of experience and skill, honed over more than 25 years in the industry alongside a wealth of qualifications, including her Masters in Professional Design Practice.

Gwen also lectures upcoming interior designers in Griffith College Dublin in Interior Architecture and Design

www.divinedesign.ie

Jackie Carton

Carton Interiors Creative director Jackie Carton is an interior architect specialising in residential interior design. She has ten years experience in delivering full design schemes – from modern and colourful to classically elegant.

With a background in art publishing and graphics, her love of art and colour is evident throughout her work and she believes that a well designed home should reflect its owners personality.

Jackie is known for her open and friendly yet professional approach. She collaborates with a number of architects and building contractors to see each design through to completion.

www.stylemyroom.ie

Patricia Lohan

Feng Shui Expert, Author of the Happy Home, A guide for creating a happy, healthy, wealthy life and creator of Feng Shui Mastery Patricia Lohan is a passionate entrepreneur who has shaped her dream life.  She has ended up on her path because she has seen first hand the power of the mind, surroundings and inner healing, clearing and aligning everything so it works holistically.  Patricia firmly believes if you’re not as happy, wealthy, or healthy as you want to be, then your home might be holding you back and that it’s not just about how hard you work or how much personal development you’ve done, it’s about the environment your doing it in.

www.patricialohan.com

Jenny Murphy

Jenny Murphy is an award winning floral designer who works in the family business, Flowers by Moira.  She is a keen and highly successful competitor and has won the coveted title of RHS Chelsea Florist of the Year.

Jenny is not afraid of large scale work and took part in the Singapore Garden Festival where she was awarded a Bronze Award. She thrives on meeting other florists in a learning environment and when she demonstrates, her audiences take her to their hearts.  Jenny creates large-scale floral arrangements for parties and other functions, dreaming up memorable decorations.

www.flowersbymoira.ie

Markree Castle

In 2015 the Corscadden Family acquired Markree Castle which is situated in 225 acres of beautiful parkland in County Sligo.  This was the first time that Markree Castle had changed hands since it was gifted to the Cooper family by Cromwell in the mid-17th century.  We will be treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the extensive renovation work that has taken place to protect and restore the character and history of Markree, including furniture and original architectural features that have been painstakingly rebuilt and reclaimed.

www.markreecastle.ie

Bellingham Castle

Set on the banks of the glistening River Glyde, Bellingham Castle is an elegant and spacious 17th Century Irish castle bursting with rich history, splendour and old-world luxury.  The Corscadden family will give us a whistle-stop tour of the castle and its gardens, including the Downton Abbey-inspired ‘downstairs’.

www.bellinghamcastle.ie

Andrew Rudd

Owner of Medley, chef Andrew Rudd, has turned a lifelong passion for food into a successful and expanding career, primarily providing cookery demonstrations, private catering and fine dining to food lovers nationwide, featuring on both TV and radio. His effortlessly stylish joint curates bespoke menus, no matter what the occasion, or the event.

www.medley.ie

Mary’s Organic Garden

Mary’s Organic Garden holds a special place in the hearts of the Fitzgerald family.  Located within the grounds of Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel & Spa, Adare, Mary’s Organic Garden supplies the hotel’s kitchens with many of the seasonal ingredients found on the menus of its two restaurants.  It also provides the hotel’s bar with the herbs, edible flowers and other garnishes they use for cocktails and other drinks.

Mary’s Organic Garden was developed by proprietor Mary Fitzgerald in memory of her late husband, Dick (RIP).  Mary and Dick started out married life farming the land on which the resort now sits.  And the resort is now a happy marriage of hospitality and organic farming, each supporting the other.

Guests are welcome to visit Mary’s Organic Garden and chat to the gardeners tending the seasonal produce being grown exclusively for their enjoyment.  Gardening tips are always welcome and are also freely offered!

www.woodlands-hotel.ie

Aisling Larkin

Aisling Larkin is co-founder of Foodoppi, food writer, media broadcaster and can be seen each week on Virgin Media One’s Six O Clock Show.

Having founded and run her cookery school at the Cliff at Lyons (formerly the Village at Lyons), spoken and demonstrated at a most of Ireland’s top festivals and undergone training in molecular gastronomy in the UK, Aisling has a passion for flavour and believes in a multi-sensory approach to food.

She designs and develops online food education teacher training for the Department of Education‘s summer courses programme and continues to develop her own mindfulness practice and teaching skills though workshops, retreats and teaching others.

www.foodoppi.com

Noel Cunningham

Donegal Person of the Year, TV personality, showbiz guru, author and hotelier Noel Cunningham has a long and distinguished career in hotel catering and tourism.

An iconic member of the Harvey’s Point family, Noel has travelled the world over, meeting film stars, royalty, politicians and people from all walks of life along the way.

He was taught from a young age that ‘manners will bring you around the world’, a lesson he shares with readers of his popular book The Guide to Irish Modern Manners.

www.harveyspoint.com

Dermot Bannon

With a decade of experience on projects ranging from major public buildings to home extensions, Dermot Bannon is the leading voice in modern Irish architectural design.  He is also the star of RTÉ’s Room to Improve, and has helped transform the homes and lives of hundreds of clients.

www.dermotbannonarchitects.ie

Hugh Wallace

Architect and television personality Hugh Wallace is a founding director Douglas Wallace.  A member of the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland, Hugh is also a past president of the Institute of Designers in Ireland.  Since starting the company in 1982, Hugh has guided it’s growth to become one of Ireland’s leading architecture and design companies. Hugh is also a judge on the highly popular RTÉ Home of the Year.

www.douglaswallace.com

Adele Roche

Specialist colour consultant Adele Roche has studied many forms of design from graphics and advertising to interiors and colour psychology, all of which have helped her understand how colour in the home effects each individual differently.

Colour is nature’s own powerful signalling system – a universal, non-verbal language. It is an extremely useful and important tool that enhances mood and reflects our character.  Scientifically, it is the first thing our brain registers when we are seeing objects or spaces.

By using her interior knowledge, combined with colour psychology, Adele is able to work with each client to create the perfect environment and set the right mood for their home or workplace.

www.adeleroche.ie

Gwen Kenny

Gwen Kenny, is a multi-award winning, acclaimed professional and is one of the most experienced interior designers in Ireland. She is renowned for her personal approach and exacting attention to detail.

Her pursuit of excellence and sustainability in design, distinguish her from her peers, making her a sought-after name by prominent businesspeople, successful professionals and other discerning clients. She has an unparalleled depth of experience and skill, honed over more than 25 years in the industry alongside a wealth of qualifications, including her Masters in Professional Design Practice.

Gwen also lectures upcoming interior designers in Griffith College Dublin in Interior Architecture and Design

www.divinedesign.ie

Jackie Carton

Carton Interiors Creative director Jackie Carton is an interior architect specialising in residential interior design. She has ten years experience in delivering full design schemes – from modern and colourful to classically elegant.

With a background in art publishing and graphics, her love of art and colour is evident throughout her work and she believes that a well designed home should reflect its owners personality.

Jackie is known for her open and friendly yet professional approach. She collaborates with a number of architects and building contractors to see each design through to completion.

www.stylemyroom.ie

Patricia Lohan

Feng Shui Expert, Author of the Happy Home, A guide for creating a happy, healthy, wealthy life and creator of Feng Shui Mastery Patricia Lohan is a passionate entrepreneur who has shaped her dream life.  She has ended up on her path because she has seen first hand the power of the mind, surroundings and inner healing, clearing and aligning everything so it works holistically.  Patricia firmly believes if you’re not as happy, wealthy, or healthy as you want to be, then your home might be holding you back and that it’s not just about how hard you work or how much personal development you’ve done, it’s about the environment your doing it in.

www.patricialohan.com

Jenny Murphy

Jenny Murphy is an award winning floral designer who works in the family business, Flowers by Moira.  She is a keen and highly successful competitor and has won the coveted title of RHS Chelsea Florist of the Year.

Jenny is not afraid of large scale work and took part in the Singapore Garden Festival where she was awarded a Bronze Award. She thrives on meeting other florists in a learning environment and when she demonstrates, her audiences take her to their hearts.  Jenny creates large-scale floral arrangements for parties and other functions, dreaming up memorable decorations.

www.flowersbymoira.ie

Markree Castle

In 2015 the Corscadden Family acquired Markree Castle which is situated in 225 acres of beautiful parkland in County Sligo.  This was the first time that Markree Castle had changed hands since it was gifted to the Cooper family by Cromwell in the mid-17th century.  We will be treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the extensive renovation work that has taken place to protect and restore the character and history of Markree, including furniture and original architectural features that have been painstakingly rebuilt and reclaimed.

www.markreecastle.ie

Bellingham Castle

Set on the banks of the glistening River Glyde, Bellingham Castle is an elegant and spacious 17th Century Irish castle bursting with rich history, splendour and old-world luxury.  The Corscadden family will give us a whistle-stop tour of the castle and its gardens, including the Downton Abbey-inspired ‘downstairs’.

www.bellinghamcastle.ie

Andrew Rudd

Owner of Medley, chef Andrew Rudd, has turned a lifelong passion for food into a successful and expanding career, primarily providing cookery demonstrations, private catering and fine dining to food lovers nationwide, featuring on both TV and radio. His effortlessly stylish joint curates bespoke menus, no matter what the occasion, or the event.

www.medley.ie

Mary’s Organic Garden

Mary’s Organic Garden holds a special place in the hearts of the Fitzgerald family.  Located within the grounds of Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel & Spa, Adare, Mary’s Organic Garden supplies the hotel’s kitchens with many of the seasonal ingredients found on the menus of its two restaurants.  It also provides the hotel’s bar with the herbs, edible flowers and other garnishes they use for cocktails and other drinks.

Mary’s Organic Garden was developed by proprietor Mary Fitzgerald in memory of her late husband, Dick (RIP).  Mary and Dick started out married life farming the land on which the resort now sits.  And the resort is now a happy marriage of hospitality and organic farming, each supporting the other.

Guests are welcome to visit Mary’s Organic Garden and chat to the gardeners tending the seasonal produce being grown exclusively for their enjoyment.  Gardening tips are always welcome and are also freely offered!

www.woodlands-hotel.ie

Aisling Larkin

Aisling Larkin is co-founder of Foodoppi, food writer, media broadcaster and can be seen each week on Virgin Media One’s Six O Clock Show.

Having founded and run her cookery school at the Cliff at Lyons (formerly the Village at Lyons), spoken and demonstrated at a most of Ireland’s top festivals, and undergone training in molecular gastronomy in the UK, Aisling has a passion for flavour and believes in a multi-sensory approach to food.

She designs and develops online food education teacher training for the Department of Education‘s summer courses programme and continues to develop her own mindfulness practice and teaching skills though workshops, retreats and teaching others.

www.foodoppi.com/

Noel Cunningham

Donegal Person of the Year, TV personality, showbiz guru, author and hotelier Noel Cunningham has a long and distinguished career in hotel catering and tourism.

An iconic member of the Harvey’s Point family, Noel has travelled the world over, meeting film stars, royalty, politicians and people from all walks of life along the way.

He was taught from a young age that ‘manners will bring you around the world’, a lesson he shares with readers of his popular book The Guide to Irish Modern Manners.

www.harveyspoint.com

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