SOURCE: Ritz-Carlton


May 17, 2012 13:55 ET

Luxury Hotel in Ireland Partners With Art Impressions, Offering a Creatively Inspiring Reason to Visit the Hotel

Relax and Uncover Your Inner Artist at The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt -- a Treat Yourself Day With a Difference

ENNISKERRY, IRELAND--(Marketwire - May 17, 2012) - Yearning for the ability to decipher any painting in an art gallery at home or abroad? Develop skills which will bring paintings to life and all in one day, in wonderful surroundings! The Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt has partnered with Art Impressions, run by Cathy Roche, offering attendees a visit to the hotel in Dublin with a creative twist. Guests have the opportunity to unlock their creative sides (even for those who think they lack a creative bone in their body!) and surprise themselves as they partake in a half day tour of the National Gallery in Dublin, returning to the hotel for lunch and a painting session with artist Karen Ebbs.

Cathy is a freelance guide who set up Art Impressions, specialising in art tours in her native city of Dublin. Cathy is both educated in and passionate about art but is more passionate about making art accessible to those she works with. Forget feeling inadequate or uneasy whilst in the galleries of Dublin, as Cathy has a wonderfully informal approach to explaining famous works of art. Following the tour, guests return to a delicious lunch at The Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt. Here they can experience the breath-taking scenery of the Powerscourt Gardens, offering food for thought for their afternoon painting class.

The afternoon will be spent with Karen Ebbs who is not only a very successful artist but is also an excellent tutor who believes painting should be fun. Karen's relaxed approach will release inner creativity and introduce attendees to the enjoyment of using colour on canvas. Guests at the Ireland resort are encouraged to relax, enjoy and learn whilst trying different brushes or a palette knife to create their own painting to take home. The next Art Impression Tour Date will take place on Saturday 28th July 2012. Discover your inner artist but more than that get to relax, push your boundaries, meet new people and try something new which can be shared or shown off to family and friends. A full day starts from EUR 135 per person, maximum groups of 10 people.

For more information about the Art Impressions tours, please email Cathy Roche on or see for details.

About The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt, County Wicklow

A 200-room resort showcasing Palladian style architecture, The Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt offers many other attractions including two championship-calibre golf courses on the grounds, a 30,000 square foot (2,788 square meter) ESPA spa, a Gordon Ramsay signature restaurant, a traditional Irish pub and the most spacious guestrooms in the country with panoramic views over the estate. With 2,500 square feet (232 square meters) the Presidential Suite includes two bedrooms, a private dining room, secluded rooftop garden and a plunge pool. The destination resort offers the ideal Ireland venue for corporate events and special occasions, featuring 10,168 square feet (945 square meters) of dedicated meeting and conference space and a unique private outdoor Secret Garden. For more information please visit, call the hotel at +353 (1) 274 8888 or email:

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Sinead Cox
    Public Relations Manager
    The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt, County Wicklow
    Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry
    Tel: +353 (1) 274 9606
    Fax: +353 (1) 274 9999
    Email: Email Contact