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Calendar of Events

  • Marvellous March
    at Castle Grove

    15/03/2018 - 30/03/2018

    Celebrate Marvellous March with Castle Grove, offering a delicious set 35E menu created by Chef Brady using the best of local ingredients. To Celebrate, Castle Grove is offering a Complimentary Cocktail to each person.
    Thursday 15th March
    Friday 16th March
    Thursday 22nd March
    Friday 23rd March
    Thursday 29th March
    Friday 30th March
    Call Castle Grove directly on 074 91 511 18 for more information and bookings
  • A Taste of Spring Cookery Demonstration
    at Ardtara Country House & Restaurant

    22/03/2018 - 22/03/2018

    Join Chef Patron Ian Orr at Ardtara Country House Hotel for a Taste of Spring Cookery Demonstration.

    Ian shares his secrets for cooking delicious meals which can be recreated at home.
    Tickets must be purchased in advance £34.95pp, includes 3 course meal.

    Overnight packages available
    Telephone Ardtara to book on +44 (0) 2879644490
  • Residential Irish Cookery Weekend
    at Killadangan House

    23/03/2018 - 25/03/2018

    A special weekend of Irish Country House Cooking in the beautiful setting of Killadangan House in Westport. You will be in the expert hands of Chef Áine Maguire who will teach you to prepare Irish Country House essentials such as scones and bread and jam; the perfect pastry; you will learn how to make a terrine, seasonal main courses and simple desserts. All meals outside the classes will also be prepared by Chef Áine so you are in for a superb gourmet experience!

    This weekend will be fun and informative and possibly 'something different' for you and a friend. Residential only, and limited to just ten places. Tickets cost €475 per person sharing (there are two doubles and three twin bedrooms with shared shower rooms). 

    The weekend will start at 4pm on Friday 23rd March and conclude on Sunday 25th March at

    Contact Killadangan House directly on +353 (0) 87 1650570 or with any questions or to reserve your place
  • Bread Making for Kids
    at No.1 Pery Square

    29/03/2018 - 29/03/2018

    Due to the recent shortage of availability of bread in our supermarkets due to Storm Emma and the Beast from the East, the team at No.1 Pery Square thought it would be a good idea to show kids the simplicity of baking bread!

    Join the chefs of No.1 Pery Square this Easter with your child and learn about the simple yet practial art of breadmaking. Watch a live demo from the chefs, showing the little ones how easy and satisfying it is to be able to make your own breads. Let them join in on the fun (messy as it may be!) and help the chefs roll out the dough, shape the breads which they get to take home along with our special secret bread recipies.

    This event is suitable for children aged 7 to 10 years old. Children will also be supplied with chefs hat and apron. There are limited places so booking in advance is advised. Contact No.1 Pery Square on 061 402402

  • Easter Afternoon Tea
    at Glenlo Abbey

    30/03/2018 - 02/04/2018

    A special Easter Afternoon Tea will be available at Glenlo Abbey from Friday 30th March to Monday 2nd April., served daily from 1pm - 5pm.

    Dainty assortments include freshly baked scones, hot cross buns, seasonal sandwiches, and decadent pastries and cakes served with loose leaf tea, herbal tea selection or freshly brewed coffee.

    On Easter Sunday itself guests can enjoy an Easter themed Afternoon Tea in the elegant surroundings of the River Room Restaurant with our resident pianist for the afternoon, followed by a Falconry Show for all the family in the Walled Garden at 3pm. 

    PRICE; €26.00 per person. 

    Bookings in advance is nescessary. Contact Glenlo Abbey directly on 091 519600 or
  • Wild Atlantic Weekend
    at Killadangan House

    30/03/2018 - 02/04/2018

    A full three night experience of exciting activities and gourmet food awaits on Killadangan's Wild Atlantic Weekend! By day you will face the challenge of a (guided) climb of Croagh Patrick, cycle 42km through untouched beautiful countryside along the Great Western Greenway, learn about the wealth of history through The Lost Valley and be entertained by a truly unique Star Gazing tour with Terra Firma Ireland. By night you will be taken to some of the superb restaurants in Westport and Murrisk and on the Saturday night you will be treated to a 5 course Wild Atlantic Feast by Chef Aine Maguire at Killadangan. By night you can collapse into Killadangan's supremely comfortable beds after hot toddies by the fire. A truly unique Wild Atlantic Experience for just 10 guests.

    Whats included ?
    Three nights accommodation in a double or twin bedroom with Breakfast next morning
    Lunch in Killadangan House and the Mulranny Park Hotel
    Picnic lunch of fresh local food at The Lost Valley
    Dinner at the Tavern, Murrisk
    Aine Maguire's 5 course Wild Atlantic Feast
    Dinner in Westport town 
    Terra Firma night tour
    Lost Valley guided tour
    Guided climb of Croagh Patrick
    Bike hire and transfers

    Price €965 per person sharing.

  • Easter Egg Hunt
    at Enniscoe House

    01/04/2018 - 01/04/2018

    The North Mayo Heritage Centre at Enniscoe House has been selected as one of the 8 locations in Ireland for the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt this year. This event is aimed at raising funds for the childrens charity, Barnardos.

    The event will take place on Sunday the 1st of April at 2pm and entry to the event will cost €5 per child. 

    Tickets will be available from Wednesday 21st of March and can be paid for in advance from The Heritage Centre reception, or by calling 096 31809.

  • Easter Sunday Lunch
    at Belleek Castle

    01/04/2018 - 01/04/2018

    Belleek Castle will be hosting Easter Sunday Lunch at the Library Restaurant on 1st of April 2018. The team will be serving an excellent 3 course dinner menu with sittings at 1pm & 3pm. Experience some excellent modern Irish cuisine from one of the best restaurants in Connaught.

    The elegance and splendour of the Library Restaurant in the setting of a 19th Century Manor House is the perfect place to ejoy a delcious lunch this Easter Sunday. If you would like to book a table at the Library Restaurant please contact Belleek Castle on 096 22400 or email
  • The Ultimate Easter Lunch
    at Virginia Park Lodge

    01/04/2018 - 01/04/2018

    Easter is an important to get family and friends together to enjoy some good spring seasonal delights and who better to take the stress away from cooking and hosting than Richard Corrigan himself. Bring the family, bring your friends and bring the children for the ultimate Easter Sunday lunch.

    This very special 4 course Easter Lunch will be served at 1pm on the 1st of April and an Easter Egg Huny is organised post lunch to work off those calories!

    Visit the Virginia Park Lodge website for bookings

  • Easter Sunday Lunch and Egg Hunt
    at Castle Grove

    01/04/2018 - 01/04/2018

    Enjoy a very special Easter Sunday with the whole family at Castle Grove Country House.

    Enjoy Chef Brady's traditional lunch dishes, and later, children are invited to gather in the garden to hunt for eggs with the Easter Bunny.
    Lunch is served from 12.30 with Egg Hunts at 2pm and 4pm.
    Booking in advance is essential. Call Castle Grove directly on 0749151118.
  • 5 Course Dinner with Songs from Eve Bourton
    at Ghan House

    06/04/2018 - 06/04/2018

    The award winning team at Ghan House teams up yet again Evelyne Bourton who is described as "having the voice of an Angel" for an evening songs from musicals & movies sung by Evelyne interwoven around a 5 course candlelit dinner.

    This is the 5th special evening by Evelyne – a magical, unique evening set in the elegant and timeless surrounds of Ghan House that tantalises all the senses & leaves lasting memories to be treasured.

    Early booking is essential. Call Ghan house on 042 937 3682 for more information or to book

  • Chamber Philharmonic Europe
    at Ballymaloe House

    12/04/2018 - 12/04/2018

    The Chamber Philharmonic Europe was founded 2006 in Cologne, Germany and engages talented young musicians from 18 European nations. Its outstanding high artistic level was confirmed by many concerts and festivals which the orchestra played throughout the continent as well as press and critics. They bring nine talented chamber musicians to Ballymaloe Grainstore including soloists Cyrill Gussaroff (trumpet) and Pawel Zuzanski (violin).
    The programme in Ballymaloe Grainstore will be:

    A. Vivaldi - Concerto in g minor, F.XI. no 21
    J. N. Hummel - Concerto for Trumpet and orchestra E-flat Major
    J. S. Bach - Violin Concerto In E Major BWV 1042

    - Interval -

    C. Nielsen - Little Suite for Strings, Op.1
    G. Faure - Pavane Op. 50
    W.A. Mozart - Divertimento F Major KV.138

    Tickets €22. Visit the Ballymaloe House website for more information
  • Real Bread with Patrick O'Reilly
    at Killadangan House

    14/04/2018 - 14/04/2018

    On Saturday the 14th of April, Killadangan House will host "Real Bread with Patrick O'Reilly" as part of Slow Food - a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.

    Tickets are €25 per person or €20 for Slow Food Members and the event will include a light lunch prepared by chef Áine Maguire.

    Tickets are limited to 20, so please contact Killadangan directly to book on +353 (0)87 1650570 or email 
  • Wedding Open Day
    at Castle Leslie Estate

    15/04/2018 - 15/04/2018

    The illustrious Castle Leslie Estate will host a Wedding Open Day on Sunday 15th April 2018 from 2-6pm. The event is by invitation only. Couples are invited to view the array of wedding possibilities at Castle Leslie Estate while sampling sumptuous drinks and canapés. Their dedicated wedding team will be on hand to guide you through what can be the most enchanting day of your life!

    You must register via the website for your exclusive invitation to attend this wedding open day. Once registered, their wedding team will be in touch with your invitation and information regarding this exciting event. Please note that invitations are limited to a maximum of 4 adults (the engaged couple and a maximum of 2 guests).

    Engaged couples wishing to attend can register their interest on the Castle Leslie Estate website.


  • Food Festival Kitchen Supper
    at The Tannery

    20/04/2018 - 20/04/2018

    This year, as part of the West Waterford Festival of Food, The Tannery will host their Food Festival Kitchen Supper event on the 20th of April.
    This event will take place at 7:30pm in the Tannery's cookery school and will consist of a set menu served dinner party-style.
    A fun and sociable events, tickets are priced at €40 per person and can be booked on the Tannery's website  or by calling 058  45420
  • Gin Dinner
    at Ardtara Country House & Restaurant

    27/04/2018 - 27/04/2018

    For an evening out with a difference, come along to Ardtara's fabulous Gin Dinner. Enjoy a five course tasting menu with perfectly paired gins; a wonderful dining experience and a delight for foodies and gin lovers.

    Tickets must be purchased in advance £64.95pp 

    Overnight packages available
    Telephone Ardtara to book on +44 (0) 28 7964 4490
  • Dawn Chorus Walk and Breakfast
    at Longueville House

    13/05/2018 - 13/04/2018

    On National Dawn Chorus Day on the 13th of May, the magnificent Longueville House will host it’s 8th Dawn Chorus Walk, with professional bird-watching guide Michael Cobley. Michael will share his years of experience, guiding groups around the beautiful grounds of the estate, identifying the different species of birds.

    This event also includes a buffet breakfast after the walk and discussion. The cost for this event is €55 per adult and €20 for children under 13. For enquiries contact Longueville House on +353 22-47156 or visit their website 
  • Sizzling BBQ Cookery Demonstration
    at Ardtara Country House & Restaurant

    31/05/2018 - 31/05/2018

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

    Overnight packages available
    Telephone Ardtara to book on +44 (0) 28 796 44490
  • New Zealand Wine Dinner
    at Ardtara Country House & Restaurant

    22/06/2018 - 22/06/2018

    For an evening out with a difference, head along another in the series of Ardtara's fabulous Wine Dinners - this June, enjoy a celebration of the finest New Zealand Wines. Indulge in sparkling wine on arrival and a five course tasting menu with perfectly paired wines; a wonderful dining experience and a delight for foodies and wine lovers.

    Tickets should be purchased in advance and are available for £79.95pp with wine or £49.95pp without wine

    Overnight packages are also available
    Telephone Ardtara directly to book on +44 (0) 28 7964 4490
  • Theatre on the Lawn
    at Rathmullan House

    13/07/2018 - 13/07/2018

    Chapterhouse Theatre Company on the Lawn at Rathmullan House

    Every Summer Rathmullan House welcome the fantastic Chapterhouse Theatre Company to the front lawn.. Guests can watch theatre classics with family in this idyllic location with perhaps a summer picnic and a glass of wine!

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - July 21st

    Take a trip down the rabbit hole and join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful characters. From the unforgettable White Rabbit and the madcap Mad Hatter to the terrifying Queen of Hearts, Alice's journey couldnt be filled with more adventure.

    Adult €17 / Child €10 / Family (2 Adults & 3 Children) €52

    For ticket sales or information contact: Rathmullan House on (074) 915 8188

  • 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

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