Friendship Events at The Lafcadio Hearn Gardens | The Open Mind of Patrick Lafcadio Hearn—Coming Home
These gardens were just opened on 26th June 2015 in Tramore of Waterford City and County, Ireland. It was here that Hearn often visited as a boy with his grandaunt Sarah Brenane, and where he often listened to many Celtic folktales and legends. The landscape consists of nine subdivisions that express each phase of Hearn's life. Visitors will see clearly that these are not simply Japanese-style gardens. They are Irish-born gardens inspired by the spirituality of Hearn's Japan. Delegates from Japan and other countries will visit these gardens during the "Lafcadio Hearn Gathering in Tramore" to take place during the "Open Mind of Lafcadio Hearn" event this coming October. Welcome Reception invited by Waterford City and County Council hosted by the Mayor of Waterford date: Friday 9th October, 7pm venue: Waterford City Hall, Waterford Unveiling of a "Relief of Koizumi Yakumo" presented by Matsue City date: Saturday 10th October, 11am venue: The Lafcadio Hearn Gardens, Tramore Matsue