Shanbally House & Gardens | introduction
Shanbally House & Gardens is situated on 200 acres, located just outside Toomevara Co, Tipperary. Shanbally’s ethos is all about celebrating health through nature and a visit to Shanbally is certainly a sensory experience.
Opening in Spring 2020, visitors will have the opportunity to walk through our landscaped herbal gardens and take in the scent and the array of colors at various time of the year. Each visit will bring a different herbal experience. One of the most charming features, is our Walled Garden which hosts an eclectic array of both medicinal and culinary herbs, fruit trees, flowers and organic vegetables.
Exploring Shanbally House |
Is a must, walk through the rooms on the ground floor that have been restored and furnished in keeping with the Georgian period. Each room has been tastefully decorated, while also displaying artefacts relevant to herbal medicine, with storyboards explaining Shanbally’s link to herbal medicine. The basement of Shanbally house, has more of an Apothecary feel and visitor’s will get the opportunity to see, smell and learn about the herbs we grow on our organic farm. Explore the ‘Devlin Room’, that hosts a variety of medicine cabinets displaying cures, medicines and medical documents.
Located in the adjoining courtyard is our Education space that can accommodate up to 100 people, hosting 4 meetings rooms, reception and retail shop and a dedicated catering venue, serving a plant based menu to complement each event using fresh produce from our organic farm. Our calendar of events include a variety of interactive workshops, seminars, talks and conferences, catering for not only Herbalists and Practitioners in general but also for the general public that have an interest in health related topics. Visit our education page to view the calendar of upcoming events. It is also possible to hire these rooms for corporate events, receptions and meetings. If you are looking for a unique venue for a special event, we can work with you to tailor the event for your needs.
The next courtyard is home to the Herbal Rooms, a multidisciplinary clinic with experienced Practitioners specialising in up to 12 different modalities including but not limited to herbalists, homeopaths, nutritionists, massage therapists and reflexologists. On the other side of this courtyard, is the Shanbally Haybarn, where clients can avail of our infrared saunas and herbal baths to complement their appointments.
Shanbally Farm, currently grows up to 150 different types of herbs and vegetables which are harvested for use in the Irish Herb Dispensary. However, visitors to Shanbally will have the opportunity to purchase these herbal plants and organic grown vegetables in our retail area. Throughout the year, Shanbally Farm hosts volunteer days and practical continuous professional days for practitioners. Please see the Shanbally Farm page for more details.
Irish Herb Dispensary
Located 1 mile from Shanbally House & Gardens, is the Irish Herb Dispensary. It is here where the herbs harvested from the farm are processed, resulting in powders, dried herbs and tinctures that are then sold online to Herbalists both in Ireland and internationally.