Killashee is alive with the history of the people who lived here, from the day the first ground was broken in the 5th century to its time as a flourishing boarding school. We continue to be inspired by the incredible legacies of those who made our beloved estate what it is today. That’s why we’re committed to supporting worthy causes. Here’s a look at some of the initiatives we’ve supported over the years.
Opened in 2012, Emma’s Butterfly Garden was the brainchild of Emma Fogarty, Patient Ambassador with Debra Ireland. It was her dream to have a beautiful butterfly garden in a location where those affected by EB could go to enjoy peace & tranquility. The magnificent fountain draws people to it, and every coin thrown in goes to Debra Ireland.
To find out more about Debra Ireland and EB please click here.
Jack & Jill Children's Foundation
In 2013 we partnered with the Jack & Jill Children's Foundation, the Kildare Growers Association, Peter O’Brien Landscapes & Bord na Mona to create a very special garden. Our garden was represented at ‘Bloom in the Park’ in Phoenix Park and won a much-coveted silver medal in the ‘large garden’ category. After the event, we found the perfect home for this garden back at Killashee. We’d love you to take some time out and enjoy it while you’re here. For more info click here
2FM Toy Appeal
We’ve been supporting the annual 2FM Toy Appeal for St Vincent de Paul for the last few years and are a drop-off point for toys and gifts. We actively encourage people to donate toys and gifts. They’re placed under our Christmas tree at Reception ready for collection and distribution to children all over Ireland.
The Irish Cancer Society is a charity that is very close to our hearts. Every year On Daffodil Day, we organise a collection within the hotel with all proceeds going to this worthy cause.