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Ballymaloe House, the renowned Irish country house hotel and restaurant owned and run by the Allen family for over 40 years is famous for its outstanding hospitality and superb food. The 17th century house built onto a Norman keep is nestled in a 400 acre estate in rural East Cork. Ballymaloe House is only 20 miles from the historic city of Cork, and minutes from the breathtaking south coast.

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Rathsallagh House, Co. Wicklow

A Romantic Saturday Night in the Countryside.

Description: Get away from it all on a Saturday night  with a short romantic break at Rathsallagh House . Enjoy dinner, overnight accommodation and our award winning breakfast  with the Sunday newspapers. Afterwards take a long stroll in our extensive grounds in a Standard room.   *Late check out request can be made latest at time of check in - strictly subject to availability and not guaranteed as part of this offer. See some guest reviews here.   This packages includes: Dinner for two. . A box of Lilly O'Brien chocolates.  A VIP Kildare Retail Village Pass & a discount card for Newbridge Silverware. Why not up grade to a Superior room and get a late 2.00pm check out.  Blue Book Vouchers accepted as part of this offer.  View Child & Cancellation Policy

Valid From: 11.10.2014 To: 31.03.2015

From: €235.00 Based on Two People Sharing

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Rathsallagh House, Co. Wicklow

A Romantic Winter Weekend at Rathsallagh House

Description: Come and spend a Romantic Weekend at Rathsallagh House. Enjoy a long walk and afterwards relax by the log and turf fires in our kitchen bar or drawing rooms.  This packages includes our award winning breakfast each morning, dinner on the Friday Night  We will also give you a VIP Kildare Retail Pass and a discount card for Newbridge Silverware, all for € 299.00.   Available for the Weekends of the 10th & 11th October and the 7th & 8th November 2014.   See some guest reviews on Rathsallagh here.  This packages includes:  Two nights B&B in a Standard room.  Dinner on the Friday Night  A VIP Kildare Retail Village Pass &  discount card for Newbridge Silverware. Up grade to a Superior room and get a late check out to 2.00pm.

Valid From: 04.10.2014 To: 31.12.2014

From: €299.00 total stay

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Dunbrody House , Co. Wexford

Dunbrody 5 Day Cookery Masterclass

Description: The focus of this 5 day course is on all aspects of home cooking with a professional edge. It is intended that on completion of this course that the individual will be well-equipped with all the relevant information and technical skills to guide them effortlessly through all their future catering requirements. Our course will be broken down into different sections and the following are some of the main ones covered: Larder & Butchery Gourmet Breads, Savoury Scones & Yeast Breads Growing your own herb box Food Presentations Planning a Dinner Party Modern twists on classic dishes The art of preparing and cooking fish Preserves, Relishes, Condiments Pastries, Desserts, Celebration Cakes etc The course will be divided into a mix of demonstration and hands on tuition. Our plan would be that we would demonstrate the main items of importance such as the basic principles and stages of preparation and cookery. We would then envisage that on a number of mornings our group would be subdivided into smaller groups and would be given an amount of time in which to prepare, cook and serve a three course lunch based on what we would have covered/demonstrated the evening before. The course runs from Monday to Friday (9.30-4.30) and includes lunch each day, all produce, raw materials and ingredients and of course the recipies. Check in night before. 2014 Course Dates : (Check in night before or day of for 5 night package) 6-10 Feb incl, 31 Mar - 4 Apr incl, 6 -10 May incl, 2-6 June incl, 25-29 Aug incl

Valid From: 05.02.2014 To: 30.08.2014

From: €1250 pps from €1250 pps

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