Downton Abbey Parties

Hen Parties

Special Birthdays

Team Building

As a family of seven girls, we have often looked for events that would suit for birthdays, cousins get togethers, girls nights out etc. And of course we have been thoroughly enjoying the glamour and dated charm of Downton Abbey, and other period dramas.

When Clonard House came on the market in the midst of a property crash and we could almost afford what we might never have dreamed of, we put our heads together to come up with the type of event we would love to attend.We are the sort of girls who like a good laugh, a little luxury and delicious food. Add in beautiful old clothes, parlour games, and a variety of things vintage in splendid surroundings and Victorian Escapade was born.

While we would all like to think our ancestors were gentry, the majority might just have worked downstairs. Victorian Escapade gives everyone a chance to experience the happenings of both Upstairs and Downstairs.


I want to say what a fantastic afternoon we had in Clonard House- what a magnificent idea. Afternoon tea was delicious – all food was so fresh. We had great craic with Dermot and Maria our cook. It was lovely to meet Deirdre and the rest of the team and I want to wish her the best of luck with the venture!
Anita Deignan, November 21, 2015
We had a brilliant time in Mullingar, both the staff at the Victorian Escapade and in the Annebrook House Hotel could not have been nicer. All of the girls commented on how well everything was organised!
Thank you very much for your help in organising the hen, Paula and all of the girls had an amazing time!!
Paula McAleer, November 7, 2015
Just wanted to say a big Thank You to you and all the team at the Victorian escapade . We all had a great time, lots of Fun and the food was lovely. I would thoroughly recommend to others.
Clodagh Harmon, October 10, 2015