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At The Manor is a unique, boutique summer festival series on the picturesque grounds of Palmerstown House Estate, Co. Kildare.


At The Manor is a unique summer festival that is sure to be one of the best days out of the year. 'At The Manor' features a series of both our own and guest events. The festival-ready venue can be hired by promoters and corporates for private summer parties.

Our very own 'Picnic At The Manor' is back August 2024 hosting Ireland’s best party bands and tribute acts, accompanied by sumptuous cuisine from top food trucks as well as a full bar of delicious summer drinks.

Located on the picturesque grounds of Palmerstown House Estate, Johnstown, Kill, Co. Kildare Eircode: W91 FK10


August 2024


Tickets on sale now!
For all event info and other events, please visit the Events page for details



We have implemented the following steps to help reduce our environmental impact:

  • Our beautifully designed reusable souvenir cups will return as we do our bit in reducing single use plastic. A deposit system will be in place.

  • All food vendor packaging will be biodegradable. 

  • We use paperless ticketing - tickets can be scanned on your phone, there is no need to print off

  • We encourage carpooling and the use of public transport where possible

  • We provide drinking water points, please bring your own reusable water bottles and feel free to make use of these

  • We use a 3-bin system: Compost, Recycling and General waste - please take care in using the correct bin which will be clearly labelled for your waste

  • Please use our dedicated smoking area and the cigarette bins provided for your butts



  • How do I get there?
    Please see our contact page for map & directions. We have drop-off and collection zones on site. There will be car parking available within a 5 minute walk. The nearest train station is Sallins & Naas - a 50 min walk or 8 min taxi ride from the site. We recommend you pre-arrange your transport in advance including pre-booking taxis.
  • How much are tickets?
    PICNIC AT THE MANOR: General admission: Tickets are €30 per person plus booking fee. There will be an Early Bird offer available for a limited time, with tickets at €25 per person plus booking fee. Premium Tickets: Tickets are €45 per person plus booking fee. This ticket provides entrance via a separate entry queue and access to a reserved area with a bar, shared sitting area and dedicated toilets. These tickets are very limited! PLEASE NOTE RE TABLES - there are no table tickets available to purchase this year, there will be tables in the arena and they can be used on a first come, first serve basis. Premium ticket holders will have access to an area with separate seating available to them, but tables will not be assigned. We cannot reserve tables in advance. D8 IN THE GARDEN For our guest event pricing, such as 'D8 in the Garden', please visit the links to the event on this page for more info
  • What time can we arrive on the day?
    Please aim to arrive at the start of your session time which can differ between sessions and is subject to change. Please double check the starting time on your ticket before you arrive, and keep an eye out for any communications from the organisers. You can only gain access to the site for your particular session time and must vacate the estate premises after this. Further info will be emailed to all ticket holders.
  • Why is there a booking fee added?
    There are charges passed on to us by 3rd party services used to process ticketing fees, transfers and credit/debit card transactions, also for the installation and maintenance of systems and software and all other costs associated with our ticketing system and its delivery. Please note that refunds under any circumstances, only apply to ticket prices and not to booking fees. Booking fees are charged at the start of a transaction for services and cannot be refunded by the operator.
  • Can I reserve a table?
    No - tables cannot be purchased or reserved in advance, this year all ticket holders will have the opportunity to avail of the picnic bench & tables on a first come, first serve basis. Please arrive early on the day if you would like to use one. Tables are limited and can not be held. For health and safety reasons, bringing your own portable furniture is not permitted in the Walled Garden Arena. However, guests with mobility issues are invited to bring small fold up garden chairs to the event. For everyones health and safety these items are welcome in the open picnic areas but not under the arena cover. We ask you to be considerate of other guests and avoid blocking exits or walkways.
  • Will there be food & drinks? Can I bring my own?
    Yes, we will have delicious food stalls and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks on sale at our festival bars. BYO food & drinks is not permitted unless it is for specific dietary / medical needs. Strictly no alcohol can be brought into the venue. We will be using the ‘Challenge 21’ policy at the bars, meaning ID is required if you are lucky to look under 21. Personal belongings will be searched on arrival and any alcohol found will be confiscated on arrival. Any guests found with alcohol not purchased on the premises could face eviction from the event.
  • Will the event still go ahead if it rains?
    Yes - 'At The Manor' is an outdoor festival event embracing the Irish summer whatever it throws at us. In 2023 we introduced a new transparent covering over a section of the main arena providing limited cover for guests, this will be returning for 2024. Last year we had some very warm, sunny days - sunscreen and hats were needed. We will be going ahead rain or shine so we encourage guests to check the forecast and be prepared. Bring your rain gear, boots, hats and hoods and / or sunscreen, sun hats and something warm for when the sun goes down so that you can be comfortable and make the most of the day. most of the day. Unfortunately, as with most outdoor music festivals, umbrellas, parasols and table coverings are not allowed for the health and safety of all.
  • Is there accommodation available?
    We do not have overnight accommodation available on site at the moment unfortunately. No camping / caravans are permitted overnight. See our Accommodation Recommendations section here for more info on nearby hotels.
  • Are children allowed at this event?
    Children and U18's are permitted but they must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times. Children above 2 years old also must be accounted for in your numbers. This event is aimed at adults and there will be alcohol served - we will be using the 'Challenge 21' policy - I.D. will be required if you are lucky enough to look under 21.
  • Can I leave my car overnight?
    Yes, cars may be left at our on-site carpark overnight to be collected the next morning but are left at the owner's risk. No camping / caravans are permitted overnight; all guests must vacate the venue once their session has ended.

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We offer a reusable cup and deposit system at our festival to help cut down on waste and be more world friendly!



Our food village will host a selection of high-end food vendors featuring flavours from around the world - more info to come on 2024


Making pizza how it's meant to be made, their hand made sourdough pizzas are created using locally sourced ingredients and cooked in a woodfired oven.


Los Chicanos Taco menu is inspired by the flavours and techniques of Mexican cooking melded with the urban, funky and edgy street food truck culture of Los Angeles.

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Mully's coffee will be offering their delicous range of hot drinks. They'll be serving their range of speciality coffee made with beans roasted in Dublin 8.



Lawlor's boutique hotel has been welcoming guests to Naas, the county town of County Kildare, since 1913.

Discover great value packages with Dinner and B&B at Lawlor's of Naas and get discounts at local attractions and boutiques.  Explore Kildare & Wicklow from Lawlor's of Naas, Golf in Kildare or shop till you drop with our Kildare Village VIP shopping experience.

To book, please visit:

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Nestled in the County Kildare village of Clane, the Westgrove Hotel is a mere 14 minutes from Palmerstown house.

Boasting 96 well appointed bedrooms,with a variety of room types available, including family rooms, Apartments and a choice of individually styled & decorated Suites the Westgrove Hotel has the perfect accommodation option for families, couples and groups alike.

To book, please visit:

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Kilashee Hotel is situated just 2km outside of Naas town centre


Killashee Hotel provides a sanctuary for the business, event, couple, family travellers alike when staying in Kildare boasting 141 Luxurious Bedrooms, 20 meeting rooms, 3 conference and event ballrooms, 2 weddings venues, fully equipped state of the art gym, Leisure Club with 25 metre swimming pool & our Award- Winning Spa.

To book, please visit:

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