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Day trip to Lafcadio Hearn Japanese gardens in Tramore

On 9th September 2018, Ireland Japan Association organised a day trip for its members and friends to Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens in Tramore, Co. Waterford.

We were happy to see so many IJA members, families and friends joining us and it definitely was a wonderful day spent together outdoors learning about the history of the gardens and exploring its beauty.

The Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens are set in the beautiful seaside town of Tramore and reflect the life of Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (Koizumi Yakumo), who grew up in Ireland, and whose life journey embraced several parts of the world.

Japanese gardens feature many Japanese plants and Japanese architectural features and are a haven of beauty and tranquility for all who visit. You will also find a beautiful traditional Japanese Tea Garden, a Stream Garden, ponds, a waterfall and an extensive woodland area. Children are introduced to these magical gardens through a special children’s discovery trail, secret pathways, woodlands and Lafcadio Hearn’s fairytales and folklore.

After the walk through the gardens, we were treated to a delicious Japanese lunch provided by Yamamori restaurants.

IJA would like to thank everyone who joined us for this amazing trip, everyone at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens for hosting and guiding us through the gardens, and Yamamori Restaurants for providing us with delicious Japanese Bento lunchboxes.

*Information about the gardens from: Lafcadiohearngardens.com

Christmas Experience: Day Trip to Santa’s Grotto | Causey Farm

We are delighted to announce that this year we will be organizing Family Christmas Event and we hope you will join our magical day trip to Santa’s Grotto in Causey Farm, Co. Meath together with your family and friends.

Date: Sunday, 25th November 2018
Time: 9 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Venue: Causey Farm, Co. Meath

Ticket Price:
€50 IJA Members | €65 Non-Members
* Prices are per adult or child. Children under 2 years old go for free.

Ticket will include:
* Comfortable return bus trip from/to Dublin
* Entrance fees to Santa’s Grotto at Causey Farm
* Delicious lunch at The Station House Hotel, Kilmessan
* Visit to famous Hill of Tara

Discount allowed (€10 per person) if you can arrange your own transport (takes up to 60 min by car from Dublin city centre to Causey Farm – no public transport available).

If you would like to join our trip, please RSVP with payment by Friday, 9th November by email: info@ija.ie or call: 01-6787008.

* Cancellation charge €25 per ticket after 9th November. Non refundable within 48 hours prior event.

Photo: Causey Farm

Origami Workshop

You are invited to join Japanese Origami Workshop and learn origami folding and paper sculpture making together with amazing origami teacher Akiko who will make sure that during the workshop you learn also some simple  Japanese words.

Origami is the Japanese word for the art form of paper folding. It uses many techniques and various objects can be created, such as animals, birds, fish, flowers and other shapes. Objects are made of origami paper, which is specially made for folding and staying in shape.

Date: Sunday, 21st January 2018
Time: 2 – 2.45 p.m.
Venue: Hiro Ino & Co. Solicitors, 92/93 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

* Free for IJA members (please email: info@ija.ie to reserve your place)
* €10 for non-members (please book your ticket below)

Spaces are limited and early booking is advised.
Workshop is suitable for all ages 6+
All materials will be provided at the workshop.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, 17th January 2018.
Please note that cancellations should be made at least 48 hours in advance.

For more information, please email: info@ija.ie


*You can register your details with us for the waiting list in case there are any cancellations.


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