Calendar of Events

  • 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


  • 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.
  • Christmas Wedding Showcase
    at Tankardstown House

    27/11/2018 - 27/11/2018

    Experience the romance, ambience and possibilities of a Christmas Wedding at Tankardstown, at their Christmas Wedding Showcase on Tuesday 27th November from 6-8pm.

    Canapés, bubbles and warming mulled wine to enjoy whilst you stroll through the beautiful interiors of Tankardstown House and Orangery, dressed magnificently for the season.

    Open Fires, flickering fairy lights, classic chandeliers and twinkling tea lights, inviting you in from the cold, at this most romantic time of the year. Tastefully decorated Trees, and sophisticated swags adorn the mantels, providing the perfect backdrop for your warm and wonderful winter celebration.
    Make your Christmas wish come true….with a wedding date at Tankardstown House.

    This event is by invitation only, please email on to join the guest list.
  • A Perfect Christmas Cookery Demonstration
    at Ardtara Country House & Restaurant

    29/11/2018 - 29/11/2018

    Join Chef Patron Ian Orr at Ardtara Country House Hotel for a Perfect Christmas Cookery Demonstration. Ian shares his secrets for cooking a fantastic Christmas Dinner which can be recreated at home.
    Tickets must be purchased in advance £34.95pp. This event includes a delicious 3 course meal to round off the day.

    Overnight packages are also available
    Call Ardtara directly to book on +44 (0) 2879644490
  • Festive Flower Arranging
    at Tankardstown House

    29/11/2018 - 29/11/2018

    As we approach the ‘jolly‘ season, Brabazon Restaurant at Tankardstown, joins forces with Jenny Murphy from Flowers by Moira, for a wonderful festive evening on Thursday 29th November.

    Guests will be welcomed at 7pm into the Tea Garden with a glass of Mulled Wine where Jenny will demonstrate how to make a beautiful festive table decoration, whilst one lucky winner will get to take the arrangement home. Guests will then meander over to Brabazon Restaurant  where a 4 Course Dinner will be served amid the seasonal surrounds complete with mellow music, candlelight and an open fire……

    Tickets are €50pp, including Mulled Wine, Demonstration and Dinner. 
    Book now by calling 041 9824621 or email

  • Wreath-Making Masterclass
    at Virginia Park Lodge

    01/12/2018 - 01/12/2018

    Relax your mind and bring out your creative side at this fun filled but challenging 2 hour Wreath-Making  Masterclass At Virginia Park Lodge.

    Suitable for complete beginners, you will learn how to make a fresh Christmas Wreath using floral foam and fragrant foliage such as Eucalyptus, and to give it that WOW factor, learn how to wire sweet smelling cinnamon sticks, pine cones and lotus seed pods into the wreath. This wreath is high end and is perfect to hang from your door at Christmas to welcome your family and guests. The class will begin at 4:30pm.

    Dinner will then be served in the Marchioness Room at 8pm.

    Get away from it all and relax in a truly unique place. Sleep peacefully in one of our beautiful Lodge rooms and awaken to breakfast the following morning. The emphasis is very much on comfort within these traditionally decorated country house rooms that are well designed, spacious and full of character.

    Dinner, B&B and the Masterclass from €225 pps

    Book now on the Virginia Prk lodge Website

  • Festive Afternoon Tea
    at Mount Juliet Estate

    01/12/2018 - 06/01/2019

    Afternoon Tea turns festive this holiday season at Mount Juliet Estate.
    Available from the 1st of December to the 6th of January in the Manor House, this very special Afternoon Tea at Mount Juliet will feature festive favourites such as gingerbread men, mince pies as well as gateau opera, cinnamon and orange madeleines, mini apple and raspberry tarts and, of course delicious finger sandwiches and savouries.
    In the charming setting of Mount Juliet, surrounded by fine paintings, antiques and china, this festive treat is a delicious celebration of all the good things that come with this most wonderfull time of year.
  • Christmas at the Gas Bar
    at Bushmills Inn

    01/12/2018 - 22/12/2018

    The Gar Bar at Bushmils Inn is a bar steeped in tradition, rich in history and charm and still lit by gas light. The cosy atmosphere and warmth make it the perfect setting for a Christmas night out. 
    Bring friends, pull up a seat at the fire and indulge in a great night's craic, live music, Christmas cookies and bar bites
    1st December
    8th December
    14th December
    15th December
    21st December
    22nd December
  • Christmas Lunch and Santa Visit
    at Belleek Castle

    02/12/2018 - 16/12/2018

    This December Belleek Castle will be hosting a special Christmas Lunch on Sunday 2nd, Sunday 9th and Sunday 16th, including a visit by Santa in the castle.
    Book now for €38 per adult and €18 per child
    Lunch will be served at 1pm and 3pm.
  • Jingles, Gin and Goose
    at Ice House

    06/12/2018 - 06/12/2018

    The Ice House are hosting a special festive event ‘Jingles, Gin & Goose’ on Thursday December 6th.

    Head Chef, Anthony Holland and his team will create a splendid 'Jingles, Gin & Goose' festive feast for our guests to enjoy. 

    The fun starts with a welcome drinks reception featuring delicious seasonal gin cocktails, followed by a splendid five-course dinner with matching wines. 

    The price is €55 per person and includes a welcome gin cocktail and wine pairings with the dinner. For those who want to make a night of it, they can enjoy the Jingles, Gin & Goose dinner for two people and an overnight stay with breakfast the following morning for €250 per room.

    For more information or to reserve a table call the Ice House on 096 23500

  • 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. 
  • Christmas Recital with Deirdre Masterson
    at Christmas Recital with Deirdre Masterson

    09/12/2018 - 09/12/2018

    The team at Marlfield House are delighted to welcome Deirdre Masterson and friends to the House once again, for a wonderful evening of music at the annual Christmas Recital on Sunday 9th December.

    The loveliest way to kick off the Christmas festivities with family or friends.

    The Recital and either festive lunch or dinner in The Conservatory is available from €65 per person. Call Marlfield House directly for booking on 053 9421124.

    Why not make a night of it and enjoy an overnight stay and breakfast next morning. Overnight packages including dinner, tickets to the Recital and breakfast next morning can be booked for €164 pps.

  • 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 Fair
    at Castle Durrow

    03/11/2018 - 04/11/2018

    Join in the festive fun at the Christmas Fair at Castle Durrow this December 3rd and 4th. 
    Delight in the wonderful decorations, browse the shops, enjoy a drink and a delicious informal supper in the beautiful banqueting room. 
    Tickets are available for €30 which includes admission to the fair, drinks and supper.
    Call Castle Durrow directly on 057 873 6555 for more information and for tickets. 
  • 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
  • Crossmolina Christmas Market
    at Enniscoe House

    17/12/2018 - 18/12/2018

    Head along to the Mayo Heritage Centre and Enniscoe House  for the Crossmolina Christmas Market this December and enjoy some festive shopping, food and entertainment. 
    Including Irish handmade crafts, festive food, home baking and more. 
    Suitable for the whole family
    Saturday the 17th of December from 10am to 6pm
    Sunday the 18th of December from 12pm to 6pm
  • Christmas Opera Dinner 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
  • Christmas Day Lunch
    at Bushmills Inn

    25/12/2018 - 25/12/2018

    An iundulgent traditional meal is at the heart of every Christmas tale. Gather all the family for an enchanting celebration and enjoy the very best Christmas Day lunch with locally sourced, fresh ingredients at Bushmills Inn.
    The menu will include delectable dishes such as lobster and prawn cocktail, turkey crown, honey glazed ham, saddle of venison and sumtuous festive desserts such as Christmas pudding and luxurious lemon tart.
    Christmas Lunch at Bushmills Inn is priced at €120 oer adult and €60 per child. 
    Call directly for bookings on 0044 (0) 28 207 33000
  • 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
  • Santa Sunday Lunch
    at Ice House

    16/12/2018 - 16/12/2018

    Santa Claus is coming to the Ice House Hotel. Enjoy a special festive Sunday afternoon with all the family including a three course lunch this December 16th 
    Lunch will be served up between 1pm and 3pm, with Santa cruising up the River Moy on his very own boat at 3pm. From here the whole family will be invited to visit Santa in his grotto, where each child will receive a Christmas gift and get their photo taken with Santa. 
    A magical afternoon for the whole family. Tickets are €27 per adult and €18.50 per child and can be booked on the Ice House website

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