Calendar of Events

  • Wedding Showcase
    at Virginia Park Lodge

    19/06/2018 - 09/09/2018

    Virginia Park Lodge will host its Wedding Showcase on Tuesday the 19th of June between 4pm and 8pm
    Guests will have the opportunity to explore the house and grounds, view the accommodation & cookery school cottages, relax in the bar & lounge, walk through the woods and lake and take a sneak-a-peek at the luxurious bedrooms.
    Whether you are looking for intimate or extravagant, traditional or unexpected, Virginia Park Lodge is a truly individual place to celebrate the most memorable day of your lives.
    Additional Wedding Showcase dates on the 19th of July, the 29th of July, the 22nd of August adn the 9th of September
    Those interested in attending should register on the Virginia Park Lodge webste
  • Wedding Show
    at Castle Grove

    23/09/2018 - 23/09/2018

    Start planning you dream wedding day at Castle Grove Country House  at their Wedding Open Day, taking place on Sunday 23rd September FROM 2pm

    Sample delicious canapés on arrival with ingredients from the Castle Grove's own walled garden and sip on a glass of bubbly while enjoying some light entertainment

    Castle Grove's experienced wedding team will be on hand throughout the day to answer all your questions as well as a number of local wedding suppliers to help you create your ideal big day.

    Call Castle Grove on +353 (0) 74 915 1118
  • Desserts Cookery Demonstration
    at Ardtara Country House & Restaurant

    27/09/2018 - 27/09/2018

    Join Chef Patron Ian Orr at Ardtara Country House Hotel for our Dessert Cookery Demonstration. Ian shares his secrets for cooking delicious desserts which can be recreated at home.
    Tickets must be purchased in advance £34.95pp, includes 3 course meal.

    Overnight packages available
    Telephone Ardtara directly to book on +44 (0) 28 7964 4490
  • Biodiversity Blitz
    at Enniscoe House

    29/09/2018 - 30/09/2018

    On Staurday the 29th and Sunday the 30th of September, the team at Enniscoe House and the North Mayo Heritage Centre invite you to visit the estate and discover the rich biodiversity of the region. 
    Activities include bird watching walks with expert guides, discovering the wild mammals of the region, composting workshops and more. 
    This is a free event and open to all, starting at 11am on Saturday the 29th of September and 12 noon on Sunday the 30th.
  • 17th Annual Mushroom Hunt at Longueville House
    at Longueville House

    07/10/2018 - 07/10/2018

    Don your boots and wellies and hike around the estate iat Longueville in search of edible mushroom varieties, which are home-grown on the estate. With the guidance of mushroom experts Maria Cullen and Jim Fraser, discover the pleasure of this exciting activity. After the day’s activities, chef/proprietor William O’Callaghan will prepare a banquet of autumn mushrooms for guests to enjoy. A fun day out for all.

    For ticket information visit the Longueville House website or call the house directly on +353 22-47156

  • Beef & Oyster Club
    at Virginia Park Lodge

    07/10/2018 - 07/10/2018

    Some might call it Sunday lunch, but Virginia Park Lodge’s Beef and Oyster Club is rather more of a celebration.

    Doors open at 1.30pm for you to enjoy a drink at the bar and a chance to catch up with old timers and those new to the club.

    Start with a selection of hot and cold oysters, taste the delights of the estate’s fresh produce on the middle course and move to the majestic Hereford beef and a seasonal dessert.

    The next Beef and Oyster Club event takes place on Sunday the 7th of October and tickets are priced at €55

    Visit the Virginia Park Lodge website to book

  • Funky Fashion Frolics, Live Excellence in Style Fashion Show
    at Tankardstown House

    09/10/2018 - 09/10/2018

    The very first Funky Fashion Frollics Live show will be brougth to Tankardstown House on October the 9th. The show will feature international collections from Philip Treacy, Umit Kutluk Designer, Jen Kelly Design and more.. 
    The evening will include a drinks reception a chrity raffle in aid of Aoibheann's Pink Tie and a fabulous gift bag for each guest,
    Tickets are available for €50 from the House of Paul salon in Slane on 041 988 4097 or by emailing 
  • Stellenbosch Wine Tasting Dinner
    at Ghan House

    10/10/2018 - 10/10/2018

    Ghan House and James Nicholson's Wines are very excited to welcome Tom Hanson-Smith friom Jounrey's End in South Africa to guide us through 4 wines from the renowned wine-region of Stellenbosch to be enjoyed alongside a 5 course tasting menu at Ghan House.

    Tickets are priced at €65 and include a 5 course tasting menu including wines
    An accomodation, wine, dinner and breakfast package can be booked for €135 pps
  • Wedding Fair
    at Liss Ard Estate

    14/10/2018 - 14/10/2018

    Are you planning a weddiing, and looking for something a little more unique, personal, handmade or vintage? Then the Liss Ard Estate wedding fair is most certainly for you.

    This event will take place on the 14th of October from 12pm to 5pm and will give you the chance to explore this stunning 163 acre estate, meet with Liss Ard's expert wedding planner and local vendors, and sample what Liss Ard Estate has to offer.

    There will also be some amazing offers available on the day.

    Contact Liss Ard Estate directly on 028 40000 for more information

  • Wedding Showcase
    at Marlfield House

    14/10/2018 - 14/10/2018

    Marlfield House will host their Wedding Showcase event on 14th October. Couples are invited to come and view Marlfield and enjoy canapes and bubbly while meandering through the reception and staterooms. The Conservatory will be dressed for a wedding reception with flickering candles and floral displays. Step out into the gardens and view a ceremony set up under the trees overlooking the house. Take a peek at The Duck Restaurant perfect for pre or post wedding parties, bbq's and dinners and a stroll through the romantic gardens full of picture-perfect scenes.

    The dedicated wedding team will be here to answer all your questions, show you different options and take you through the wedding day. Large or Small, Winter or Summer, Marlfield's charm is captivating. 
    Visit the Marlfield House website for more information and to register for the event
    Experience the Magic of Marlfield and help make all your dreams come true!
  • Champagne Dinner
    at Ardtara Country House & Restaurant

    19/10/2018 - 19/10/2018

    For an elegant evening out, head along to Ardtara's fabulous Champagne Dinner. Enjoy Champagne on arrival and a five course tasting menu perfectly paired with a range of Champagnes; a wonderful dining experience and a delight for foodies and Champagne lovers.

    Tickets must be purchased in advance £85pp 

    Overnight packages available
    Telephone Ardtara directly to book on  +44 (0)28 7964 4490
  • Relax and Unwind Yoga Retreat
    at Marlfield House

    21/10/2018 - 22/10/2018

    Indulge your mind and body with an overnight stay and Yoga Retreat in the beautiful surroundings of Marlfield House. Arrive on Sunday and take a stroll in the gardens before a two hour Hatha Yoga session in the afternoon with the expert Yoga Teacher Liz Richards of The Ananta Yoga Studios Wicklow. Following a bubble bath and a nap enjoy delicious dinner in The Duck Restaurant and luxurious slumber. Awake to our delicious country house breakfast and enjoy your second yoga session. Following lunch float home feeling totally revived!

    Suitable for all levels of yoga experience from the complete beginner to seasoned practitioner
    For €199 you will get one night B&B at the  beautiful Marlfield house, a three-course dinner in the Duck restaurant , light lunch on Monday, and two 2 hour yoga sessions.
    Click here to book, or call Marlfield House directly on 053 94 21124
  • The Countess' Salon
    at No.1 Pery Square

    21/10/2018 - 16/12/2018

    The Opera Workshop are delighted to bring their production of the Countess de la Rose with her entourage of familiar friends (and enemies) back, to the gorgeous setting of the Georgian Room at No 1 Pery Square. The Countess will introduce some new faces, deliver a wonderful programme of opera, song and musical favourites and guarantees an evening of superb entertainment. 

    No 1 Pery Square are offering a pre-opera 3 course special menu from €35 pp. Dinner reservations must be booked directly with the hotel by calling 061 402402 or emailing 

    Tickets cost €20  for performances of The Countess’ Salon must be pre-booked on

    Sunday 21st October
    Sunday 18th November
    Sunday 16th December
    At 8pm on each evening
  • The Best of Game
    at Virginia Park Lodge

    28/10/2018 - 28/10/2018

    Wild game is what Chef Corrigan does best.

    Richard has cooked all his life and he is a vehement supporter of British and Irish produce and small independent suppliers. Richard only use wild game, wild sustainable fish, and produce such as butter, cheese and charcuterie is sourced mostly from family run independent businesses in Ireland.

    This lunch will celebrate all things game and all things local

    The event is priced at €48 and can be booked on the Virginia Park Lodge website


  • Spookling Afternoon Tea
    at Tankardstown House

    27/10/2018 - 29/10/2018

    Spookling Afternoon Tea will be served in The Tea Garden at Tankardstown on Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th and Monday 29th October 2018.

    Served between 1-4pm, guests will be treated to a special Halloween Themed Afternoon Tea, complete with a glass of ‘Spookles’.

    Freshly baked Bones, Scones, and Blood red jam, Boo Bakes, and evil edibles, all enjoyed in the spooky surrounds of The Tea Garden……

    Cost: €30 per adult. This is an adult only event. Pre-booking essential call 041 9824621 or email

  • Jazz Brunch
    at Hayfield Manor

    29/10/2018 - 29/10/2018

    On the October Bank Holiday Jazz Weekend, relax at Hayfield Manor with some gentle live jazz music and delicious food- the perfect combination! Their annual Jazz Brunch will begin at 12.30pm on Sunday 28th October, with musical entertainment creating the perfect atmosphere with timeless jazz classic. Brunch will take place in Hayfield Manor's signature restaurant, Orchids, and will include delicious breads and pastries, a selection of made-to-order hot dishes, and some delicious desserts

    Jazz Brunch is priced at €59.00 per person.

    To book, please contact Hayfield Manor's Events Team on + 353 21 4845900 or email

  • Halloween Afternoon Tea Aboard the Wizard Express
    at Glenlo Abbey

    29/10/2018 - 01/11/2018

    Magical happenings are afoot at Glenlo Abbey Hotel & the Wizard Express is ready for departure.

    If you and your little muggles dream of being witches and wizards for a day then why not come and join us here at Glenlo Abbey Hotel for a Halloween Themed Afternoon Tea Experience.

    Board The Wizard Express in our Pullman Train carriages where spooky treats await followed by your favourite wizard on the big screen in the Abbey Movie Theatre.

    Includes: Traditional Afternoon Tea with spooky treats & Magical Movie Screening.
    Price: Adult: €35.00 Child: €20.00
    Dates: 29th October 2018.. More dates may follow!

    Sittings at 1pm followed by the movie at 5.30pm

    Contact Glenlo Abbey directly on 0 91 519600 for more information and to book 

  • Shaken not Stirred
    at Dunbrody House

    02/11/2018 - 02/11/2018

    On Friday the  2nd November Dunbrody House will host a special James Bond night of martinis, glamour, fine dining with the West End's David Shannon singing live in the Harvest Room...all your favourite songs from all your favourite 007 movies.

    Tickets are available from €95 per person.
    Contact Dunbrody House for on 051 389600 for more details and bookings or visit their website
  • A Night with the Phantom
    at Dunbrody House

    03/11/2018 - 03/11/2018

    On Saturday 3rd November the phantom returns to the Harvest Room at Dunbrody House. With champagne cocktails before dinner and a fabulous Opera themed menu to match the live performance with David Shannon, featuring songs from the Phantom and few other favourites to finish the evening as well.
    Tickets are available from €135 per person
    Contact Dunbrody House directly on 051 389600 more more information and bookings or visit their website
  • Murder Mystery Dining Experience
    at Ballymaloe House

    08/11/2018 - 08/11/2018

    Join us for something a bit different this November... a Murder Mystery Ballymaloe House dining experience hosted by professional actors. Encourage 'your mob' to embrace the theme and dress in mobster fashion or simply enjoy solving the mystery over an especially prepared delicious set menu in a beautiful setting of Ballymaloe House. 

    Setting the scene: 
    The Godfather Tony Soprano Snr. is dead! Was it a whack job, or was it natural causes? All the mafia families have gathered for the funeral, but more importantly to find out who will succeed him as the next mob Godfather. 

    His sons have no love lost between them, his widow is screaming for revenge. The other families just wait and see who's going to bump off who. Maybe it's time to send for 'The Cleaner'?! Join us and find out / help solve the mystery. 

    €195 per person includes: 
    3-course set menu
    Murder Mystery experience

    To book the Murder Mystery Dining Experience without accommodation will cost €100 per person
    Please call Ballymaloe House directly on 021 465 2531 to secure your place. 

    Please note: This event is limited to only 40 dining places so please book early and pay to secure your place. Drinks and wine are not included.
  • Wild Game and Rhone Wine Dinner
    at Gregans Castle

    15/11/2018 - 15/11/2018

    Gregans Castle Hotel, in association with Cassidy Wines and Gourmet Game are excited to host a Wild Game and Rhone Wine evening on Thursday November 15th.

    Wild game will be sourced from Eamon Giblin of Gourmet Game in East Clare and will feature Venison, Partridge, Duck and Pheasant. Cooking will be by Head Chef Robbie McCauley and each dish will be carefully paired with wines from Maison Brotte in the Rhone valley, a family wine maker with 3 estates in
    Chateauneuf du Pape, Laudun and Cairanne.

    The evening will commence at 7.15pm with a Champagne reception in The Corkscrew Bar followed by a 9 course Tasting Menu at 8.00pm.

    Champagne reception, 9 course Dinner and Wines €120.00 per person. or €229 per person if including an overnight stay

  • Ballymaloe Craft Fair
    at Ballymaloe House

    16/11/2018 - 18/11/2018

    The Ballymaloe Craft Fair is returning for its 9th year, bringing you the best array of craft stalls, food and family fun. Get all your Christmas shopping done, enjoy lunch and soak up the atmosphere.

    The fair will take place on the 16th, 17th and 18th of November and entry is just €5 with children under 16 going free

    Visit the Ballymaloe website for more information
  • Cooking for Christmas
    at The Tannery

    17/11/2018 - 17/11/2018

    Cooking for Christmas doesn’t just mean the traditional roast turkey. Why not shake things up a bit with The Tannery's Cooking for Christmas course, to make sure your Christmas spread is the envy of all your friends and family over the festive season?

    Learn how to cook Paul’s favourite seasonal recipes, perfect for entertaining and also for your own family. This is a mixed demo and practical course followed by lunch.

    Visit the Tannery website for more information and for bookings.
  • Festive Afternoon Tea
    at The Merrion Hotel

    01/12/2018 - 31/12/2018

    The perfect recovery after a busy day of Christmas Shopping in Dublin has to be a festive afternoon tea in the elegant 5 Star Merrion Hotel's Georgian Drawing Rooms, surrounded by the hotel's priceless collection of art and antiques. 
    Delicate finger sandwiches, gingerbread, Viennese bridge rolls, meringues, mince pies, gateaux and more will be on offer from the 1st to the 31st of December.
    On the 2nd, 9th and from the 16th to 23rd of December, the festive afternoon tea will be accompanied by Christmas Carols. 
  • Festive Afternoon Tea
    at No.1 Pery Square

    01/12/2018 - 30/09/2018

    Served in the Drawing and Park Rooms located at the heart of the house with grand old original marble surrounds and burning turf fires and with echoes of festive music. 
    No.1 Pery Square's Festive Afternoon Tea will include delicious treats such as Turkey Ballontine with Cranberry Jam, Festive Pidgtown Pork and Herbs Pies, and No.1 Mince Pies with Fresh Cream
    Afternoon Tea is served daily from 1pm to 6pm and can also be served in Sash resaurant on request. Reservations are essential. Call (061) 402 402 to make a reservation
  • Irish Harp and Afternoon Tea
    at No.1 Pery Square

    02/12/2018 - 02/12/2018

    No.1 Pery Sqaure are hosting a vert special Afternoon Tea event this December 2nd, with music from Limerick Harpist Fiana Ni Chonaill. Fiana will perform a selection of seasonal music on the Irish Harp to help put you in the holiday spirit - including traditional carols and other Christmas favourites.
    Sitting are available at 3pm and 4pm and tickets are priced at €39 for adults and €19 for children.
    to book, please email
  • Celebration of a Carlingford Christmas
    at Ghan House

    02/12/2018 - 02/12/2018

    Sunday 2nd December 2018 ~ 12noon to 5pm ~ Free admittance all day

    On Sunday 2nd December Ghan House will host their 8th annual Christmas Fair which will be a celebration of everything that the local area has to offer at Christmastime, including live festive music, wine and ale tasting and kids' christmas cupcake and gingerbread biscuit decorating workshops with Santa

    Local businesses, crafts people and Artisan food and drink producers will be on hand throughout the day to purchase gifts and vouchers as well as Ghan House itself offering homemade jams, chutneys, breads & gift vouchers. There is also wine-tasting with Owen from Wines Direct in our bar area along with Des from the fabulous Carlingford Brewing Company offering information on his locally brewed ales.

    Call +353 (0)42 937 3682 or visit their Facebook page for further information

  • Christmas Movie Evenings
    at Bushmills Inn

    03/12/2018 - 20/12/2018

    This December, why not get away for an evening and enjoy a delightful movie evening with a festive twist at Bushmills Inn.
    First up is a delectable 4 course Christmas Banquet, followed by a screening of a classic Christmas film in their intimate Still Room Cinema.
    And popcorn if, of course, included. 
    2018 Scehdule:
    3rd December - Its a Wonderful Life
    5th December - Love Actually
    6th December - The Holiday
    10th December - Office Christmas Party
    12th December - It's a Wonderful Life
    13th December - The Holiday
    17th December - Trading Places
    19th December - Love Actually
    20th December - It's a Wonderful Life
    For bookings, call +44 (0) 28 2073 3000
  • Christmas Opera Dinnner at Sash
    at No.1 Pery Square

    23/12/2018 - 23/12/2018

    No.1 Pery Sqaure is delighted to welcome The Opera Workshop foran evening of festive fun in the Drawing Room of this beautiful Georgian hotel. 
    Enjoy a delicious pre-theatre dinner in Sash restaurant from 5pm.
    Bookings are recommended. Call No.1 Pery Square directly on (061) 402 402 to book
  • New Year's Gala Dinner
    at Bushmills Inn

    31/12/2018 - 31/12/2018

    Ring in the bells of 2019 with a stylish evening celebration at the Bushmills Inn provate house party, exclusive to residents and dinner guests.
    Indulge in an extravagant 7 course tasting menu, linger at your table which is yours for the entire evening and enjoy the outstanding cuisine, intuitive service and entertainment in the atmospheric Gas Bar. 
    Start the New Year in style at Bushmills Inn
    The New Years Gala Dinner is priced at €120 per person. Call directly for reservations +44 (0) 28 2073 3000

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