The internationally renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School run by Darina Allen is located just 5 minutes from Ballymaloe House. Its beautiful gardens are open to the public from Easter to October, highlights include a maze and shell house. There is a huge variety of short courses available ranging from half a day to 5 days. Cookery demonstrations take place almost every weekday at the School from 2.00pm to 4.30pm. People who cannot spare the time to take an entire course often enjoy attending a demonstration session to see and taste the magic of creating Ballymaloe food.
Dunbrody Cookery School has been designed to cater for all levels of cooks, from budding enthusiasts (Back to Basics) to the experienced gourmet (specialised courses). All of the courses at the Dunbrody Cookery School have been personally designed by Celebrity Masterchef Kevin Dundon. The emphasis at Dunbrody Cookery School is on freshness and sesonality of locally-sourced ingredients and utilising these to achieve fabulous dishes without the worry of overly-complicated recipes. Courses range from a variety of one day courses to the ever popular two day "Dinner Parties for Six course".
Ghan House Cookery School was established over 20 years ago in 1993, and was the 3rd such Cookery School in Ireland started by proprietor Joyce Carroll. If you would like to improve your skills at baking, seafood, entertaining your family and friends or simply wish to watch the experts show you how, then there will be a course to suit you. Guest chefs include former head chef Paula McIntyre featured on a number of BBC cookery shows, and Ursula Ferrigno, a specialist in Italian cuisine. Special events are hosted throughout the year such as Gourmet nights, wine tasting, Georgian Banquets and midwinter solstice night.
The Tannery Cookery School is a gorgeous space – a chic, naturally-lit series of rooms custom-designed by Paul and Máire to cater for up to 14 participants at practical classes, or 30 at cookery demos. Paul and his roster of guest tutors run courses every weekend, offering fun and informative days in the kitchen for anyone with a casual interest in cooking. Don’t worry about your culinary skills… small groups, hen parties, corporate off-site events and closet master chefs are all welcome at an award-winning school renowned for Paul’s down-to-earth advice and encouragement. Check out our courses, and you could soon bring a taste of the Tannery to your kitchen table!