Calendar of Events

  • Traditional Sunday Lunch at the Lodge
    at Virginia Park Lodge

    02/02/2020 - 01/03/2020

    Sunday Lunch at Virginia Park Lodge features traditional-style prime roast beef with all the trimmings.
    The lunch includes; A Seasonal Cocktail, Canapes & traditional 3 Course Sunday Lunch menu.

    This event will take place on  Sunday, March 1st from 1:30pm, with lunch being served at  2pm.

    The lunch is priced at €69 per person. Please visit the Virginia Park Lodge website for bookings.


  • Cookery Courses
    at The Tannery

    21/03/2020 - 25/04/2020

    Looking to improve your skills in the kitchen or perhaps you're a complete beginner starting from scratch? 
    Whatever level you're at, the Tannery Cookery school has the perfect course for your abilities. Taught by world-renowned chef, Paul Flynn, courses range from everything from how to prepare for a lavish dinner party, to practical cooking for the everyday.
    April 25th - Seafood and Sauces - Practical
    Cooking fish is a mystery to some and it shouldn’t be so. When you have spanking fresh fish, the less you do to it the better. However, what really elevates a fish dish is the sauce that accompanies it. Whether its a simple lemon butter for a weekday supper in a hurry or a more elaborate hollandaise, sauce makes fish special. This practical course will teach you the tricks of the seafood cookery trade. Followed by lunch
    Date: April 25th - 10:00 - 3:30pm
    Course price: €195.00
  • Cookery Demonstrations
    at Ardtara Country House

    23/01/2020 - 24/09/2020

    Do you love to cook? The head along to Ardtara Country House for a unique foodie experience with Chef Patron Ian Orr for one of a series of exciting cookery demonstrations.
    Ian will share his tips for preparing sumptuous meals at home. Each demonstration will be followed by a 3-course meal. 

    Thursday, May 28th - Italian Cookery Demonstration
    Thursday, July 30th - BBQ Cookery Demonstration
    Thursday, September 24th - Game and Meat Cookery Demonstration

    The cookery demonstrations are priced at £41.95 per person and should be booked in advance. 
    Overnight packages are available from £209
    To book, contact Ardtara Country House directly on +44 (0) 28 7694 4490

  • Spring into Yoga
    at Cahernane House Hotel

    27/03/2020 - 29/03/2020

    Join the Live Well Bloom Family on our Spring into Yoga Retreat in Cahernane House Hotel, Killarney.  Indulge in a weekend filled with sumptuous yoga sessions, immerse yourself in healing sound baths and explore the luscious landscape of the Killarney Lakes.

    Slow down and settle into this luxuriously cozy boutique manor house, with some time just for you. 

    For full itinerary and to book click here

  • Ardtara Tasting Dinners
    at Ardtara Country House

    28/02/2020 - 23/10/2020

    For an evening out with a difference, book a table at one of Ardtara's fabulous Tasting Dinners. You'll enjoy sparkling wine on arrival and a six-course tasting menu with optional paired wines  - a wonderful dining experience and a delight for foodies and wine lovers.

    Friday, 24th of April - Spring Tasting Dinner
    Friday, 26th of June - Summer Tasting Dinner
    Friday, 11th of September - Cocktail Tasting Dinner
    Friday, 23rd of October - Autumn Tasting Dinner

    Ardtara's Tasting Dinners start at 8pm. The 6-course menu is priced at £55 per person or £90 with paired wines.
    Overnight packages are available from £259. 

    To book contact Ardtara Country House directly on +44 (0) 28 7964 4490

  • Italian Wine Dinner
    at Ballymaloe House

    30/04/2020 - 30/04/2020

    On Thursday 30th April, Ballymaloe House have an Italian Wine Dinner. Hosted by Milena Rizzo representing Italian vineyards Isole e Olena and Sperino and Marcus Gates, Liberty Wines. This evening promises to be a delicious pairing of a local produce menu and some of the finest Western Chianti Classico Italian wines. 

    Price: €90 per person

    Special B&B rate available

    To book, call 021 465 2531 

  • May Dawn Chorus Walk
    at Longueville House

    03/05/2020 - 04/05/2020

    On Sunday 3rd May at 4am, Participants meet at Longueville House Hote. A brief orientation & maps will be distributed before setting off on tour. Afterwards, return back to Longueville House to enjoy a hearty country breakfast. Following this, retreat to the drawing room for a cosy question and answers session by the fire. Longueville is known for its more intimate chorus walks, allowing participants to benefit from more of the guides attention and time. 

    Price are below & included a Guided Dawn Chorus Walk, Full Traditional Breakfast, plus detailed discussion with guide afterwards.

    Family Ticket: Two adults & two children under 14: €149

    Multiple Tickets ( in excess of four participants): €49 per person

    Adult Single: €55

    Tickets can be booked here

  • Thyme
    at Ballymaloe House

    15/05/2020 - 17/05/2020

    Thyme will open its gates for the very first time from Friday 15​th​ to Sunday 17​th​ May. Thyme is a celebration of house and home, health and wellness, gardening and sustainable living. Thyme is artisan food heroes, talented craft-makers, gardeners and eco experts alongside workshops, children’s activities, music and food. 

    Entry tickets to Thyme are €5 with children under 12 going free. 

    So come and spend ​Thyme at Ballymaloe​ this May; a weekend for all the family, and an opportunity to relax and recharge in the spring sunshine.

    For more information click here or call Ballymaloe directly on 021 465 2531

  • Floral Workshop Weekend with Emily Thompson and Shane Connolly
    at Glin Castle

    02/10/2020 - 04/10/2020

    Dominic West and Catherine FitzGerald invite you to her ancestral home, Glin Castle, to join renowned floral designers Emily Thompson and dear friend, Shane Connolly, in a celebration of Samhain / All Hallow's Eve as a master class in floral artistry.

    Guests will enjoy the exquisite bedrooms, walled garden and grounds of Glin Castle. Emily and Shane will personally give masterclass sessions on modern floral installations and design, focusing on the latest trends in ecological floral concepts using flowers and foliage from the gardens and woods.

    The pricing for the event:

    3250 euros per person sharing in twin room. 4000 euros single occupancy (private room) 2500 euros per person sharing with King bed. This will include 3 days/2nights of food, flowers, and All Hallows entertainment. 

    For enquiries please contact Glin Castle

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