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Solstice Serenade: Charleville Castle’s Midsummer Tale

Hello everyone,

It’s been a 'wee while since I’ve written a blog post, and I’m thrilled to share some exciting updates from Charleville Castle. As we enjoy the Irish summer, let’s dive right in!


Film Productions:

Last September, we retreated for the winter, but that didn’t mean we were idle. Charleville Castle played host to a film production called “The Faceless Lady,” written by Jerome Velinsky and directed by John William Ross. The show premiered on Meta Horizon Worlds and is also available on Crypt TV’s Facebook page for non-VR viewers. While I haven’t mustered the courage to watch it yet, the reviews have been promising. From what I can tell it’s a camp, spooky horror 6-piece show. It uses a 180-degree view to immerse the viewer. Perhaps we can have a VR device one day displaying the show.


And that’s not all! Last month, we had another film production, and we’re eagerly awaiting the moment we can reveal all the juicy details. Stayed tuned.


Road to Restoration:

Thanks to your incredible support, our “Road to Restoration” GoFundIt campaign has made significant progress. We successfully repaired the avenue, breathing new life into it. While a full restoration remains a costly endeavour, your continued support ensures we stay on top of its upkeep. Every contribution matters, and we’re immensely grateful. We’re considering an update to the campaign and for the time being, we’ll leave the donations open to be prepared for the return of the pot-hole goblins.


Tullamore Gramophone Society:

This weekend, we’re delighted to host Sarah Sew, RIAM’s Head of Chamber Music, as one of our performers. The castle’s halls will resonate with beautiful melodies, and we invite you all to join us.


Volunteer Applications:

As always, we welcome proposals for events and tours. Our dedicated team of volunteers plays a crucial role in maintaining Charleville Castle. If you’re passionate about preserving history and want to contribute, consider joining our volunteer family. Patience is key as we navigate inquiries—we’re volunteers ourselves, after all!


Kings Tower Restoration:

Lastly, I’m thrilled to announce that we’re nearing completion of the Queens Tower restoration. This octagonal tower holds immense historical significance, and I look forward to sharing a detailed report once it’s fully restored.


Thank you for being part of our journey. Together, we’re weaving the threads of Charleville Castle’s story, ensuring it remains a beacon of heritage and community spirit.


Stay tuned for more updates, and until then, keep the castle in your hearts.


Warm regards,


and the Charleville Castle Heritage Trust


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