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Irish Cookery Schools & Cooking Classes
Cookery Schools & Cooking Classes
If you're a foodie, budding chef, love to cook... or a novice wanting to learn how to cook, consider visiting one of Ireland's state-of-the-art Cookery Schools where culinary delights await — fun for couples, families, groups, and friends!
Enjoy a full range of cookery courses — private cooking lessons, "hands-on" group classes, weekend courses, specialized team-building events, cooking demos... and more! Check out some of Ireland's most popular Cookery Schools below.
Ballyknocken Cookery School
The award-winning Ballyknocken is located on a 350-acre farm in County Wicklow, just one hour south of Dublin. Bollyknocken is part B&B, part Restaurant, part Farm and part Cooking School. The state-of-the-art Cooking School offers guests a range of hands-on cookery classes and cooking demos with an emphasis on local and seasonal produce.
Ballymaloe Cookery School House
@ Ballymaloe House & Restaurant
Ballymaloe Cookery School is the only cookery school in the world located in the middle of its own 100-acre organic farm!
The historic Ballymaloe House is nestled in a 400-acre estate in rural East Cork, approximately 20 miles from the historic city of Cork. Country house accommodations vary from a 15th century Norman tower to modern luxury rooms. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Spa treatments are also available. It's a great place for hosting special events and weddings.
Belle Isle Castle
& Cookery School
Belle Isle Castle & Cookery School sits on a 470-acre country estate (with kitchen garden) in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. The 17th century castle is one of Ireland's most popular retreats and cooking schools. Its beautiful Irish country setting and state-of-the-art cookery school makes it a perfect romantic getaway destination, especially for guests who love to cook — also fun for families, groups, and corporate team-building events.
Berry Lodge Cookery School
@ Berry Lodge Restaurant & Guesthouse
Berry Lodge Cookery School is located on the West Coast of County Clare. Combine your visit to Ireland with a Fun Cooking Class. The Cookery School offers a variety of courses — Individual Courses, Special Morning Courses, Evening Hands-On Courses, and Weekend Courses.
Dunbrody Cookery School
@ Dunbrody Country House & Restaurant
Drubrody Cookery School is located in Wexford, on Ireland's south coast. Cooking courses range from a variety of 1-day Classes, 2-day Dinner Parties for Six courses), and Masterclass 5-day courses.
Good Things Café Cookery School
Good Things Café Cookery School is located in Durrus, near Bantry in West Cork. Enjoy "hands-on" cooking classes (using local, seasonal, fresh, organic ingredients). Morning, day, weekend and week-long cooking courses (and demos) are offered throughout the year — ideal for novices, foodies, and experienced chefs alike!
Island Cottage Cookery School
@ Island Cottage
Island Cottage Cookery School is located in Hare/Heir Island, Skibbereen, West Cork. Touted as the "smallest cookery school in the world," Island Cottage specializes in 2-day Cookery Classes with two people and an overnight stay. Special summer classes and demos are also offered.
Pangur Bán Catering & Cookery School
Pangur Bán Catering & Cookery School is located in the Connemara Village of Letterfrack in County Galway. Set in a beautifully-restored 300-yr-old thatched cottage (yes, really), the Cookery School offers personalized weekend cooking classes (during certain months only) for all levels.