Calendar of Events

  • February Wedding Showcase
    at Longueville House

    23/02/2019 - 23/02/2019

    This Saturday, the 23rd of February, the team at Longueville House invite you along to their Wedding Showcase Event.
     Sample some countryside elegance while you meet with the expert wedding team to discuss your special day. Hand picked wedding vendors will be on hand for you to discuss cakes, photos, floral design and more with.

    If you are planning your wedding for 2019 or 2020 please let the team know

    Pre booking is essential for this event, register on the Longueville House website, email or call +353 2247156
  • Wedding Showcase
    at Marlfield House

    24/02/2019 - 24/02/2019

    Marlfield House will be hosting an elegant Wedding Showcase on Sunday 24th February 2019.
    Couples are invited to come and view Marlfield and see all it has to offer for their wedding celebration. 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. 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 on-hand 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.

    Please visit the Marlfield House website to register as the wedding showcase is by invitation only.
    Experience the Magic of Marlfield and help make all your dreams come true!
  • 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.

    Tickets are priced at €55


    Sunday 24th of February

    Sunday 24th of March

  • Northern Ireland Bloggers Afternoon Tea Party
    at Bishop's Gate Hotel

    24/02/2019 - 24/02/2019

    Bishop's Gate, in partnership with Afternoon Tea London, are hosting a special Afternoon Tea Event, for bloggers.
    Enjoy some delicious treats from Bishops Gate while learning all about the history of Afternoon Tea and have the opportunity to meet and network with others bloggers. 
    Tickets are priced at £19 and the ticket price includes the afternoon's discussion, afternoon tea, a glass of prosecco and a fantastic goody bag. 
    Email for more information 
  • Mad Hatter's Tea Party
    at No.1 Pery Square

    24/02/2019 - 24/02/2019

    This Mad Hatter’s Tea Party is an Afternoon Tea in aid of the Irish Cancer Society will take place in No.1 Pery Square Hotel and Spa on February 24th.

    Tickets are €40 with all proceeds going to the Irish Cancer Society. Book online here
    Your ticket price includes: live music, entertainment, a goody bag for each attendee and much more!

    Prizes will be given for the craziest hat worn on the day and will be chosen by the Mad Hatter himself.
    Come along for an afternoon of fun and relaxation while supporting a worthwhile cause. Street Parking available surronding the People's Park and is free on Sundays.
  • Sunday Market
    at Dunbrody House

    24/02/2019 - 27/10/2019

    Every Sunday from Noon at The Local at Dunbrody you can find their Sunday Market - the perfect way to enjoy your Sunday afternoons.

    The market is followed by jazz brunch in the Local.
  • Bubbles and Brunch
    at Butler House

    24/02/2019 - 24/02/2019

    Make sure to savee the date for the next Bubbles and Brunch Event at Butler House

    Book your place for Sunday February 24th between 11.30 a.m. and 3.30 p.m. and sample the fabulous Brunch Menu along with some bubblles. Catch up with friends and loved ones over a delicious meal in the beautiful Butler House in the heart of Kilkenny city.

    Pre booking is essential. Call 056 77 22828 or email
  • Ardtara Wine Dinners
    at Ardtara Country House

    22/02/2019 - 20/09/2019

    Ardtara have recently released their schedule of elegant wine dinners for 2019.
    Guests can enjoy sparkling wine on arrival, a five course tasting menu with perfectly paired wines - a wonderful dining experience and a delight for foodies and wine lovers.
    Friday 22nd Febraury at 8pm: Italian Wine Dinner
    Friday 21st of June at 8pm: French Wine Dinner
    Friday 20th of September at 8pm: Italian Wine Dinner
    Tickets are priced at £79.95 pp. Call Ardtara directly to book on +44 (0) 28 796 44490
  • The Wedding Salon
    at The Merrion Hotel

    23/02/2019 - 23/02/2019

    For all brides-to-be, this Februry 23rd, The Merrion Hotel in Dublin will host The Wedding Salon, for all brides looking to create their perfect, chic and elegant wedding day.
    Taking place on Saturday between 11am and 3pm, the day will include expert advise on everything from Hair and Make-up to budgeting from top wedding planner Tara Fey, as well as a delicious lunch, wedding cake tasting and much more. 
    This event is priced at €80 per person including all food, drinks, coffee and a fantastic gift bag of goodies for you to take home. For bookings, call The Gloss on 01 275 5130.
  • Kinnegar Beer Pairing Dinner
    at Castle Grove Country House

    01/03/2019 - 01/03/2019

    Join the team at Castle Grove Country House on the 1st of March for a fantastic collaboration with Kinnegar Brewing.

    The award-winning chefs at Castle Grove will prepare a special menu to pair with a selection of the brewery's award winning beers.
    Rick and Libby from Kinnegar will also be on-hand  on the night to tell you the story of Kinnegar and answer any questions about their delicious beer.
    Call Castel Grove directly to book on +353 (0)74 91 51118
  • Wedding Showcase
    at Castle Grove Country House

    03/03/2019 - 03/03/2019

    Head along to Castle Grove Country House for their Spring Wedding Showcase. The house will be fully set up for a wedding and will be serving delicious savoury canapes, sweet bites and exciting cocktails.

    This will be a great opportunity to see how magical the house looks on a wedding day
    There will also be an opportunity to meet Irene - Castle Grove's fabulous wedding coordinator, as well as some carefully selected wedding vendors.
    Call Castle Grove Country House directly on +353 (0) 74 91 51118
  • St. Patrick's Day Lunch
    at Bishop's Gate Hotel

    17/03/2019 - 17/03/2019

    Enjoy a plated lunch service in our stunning Northern Counties Ballroom at Bishop's Gate Hotel.
    Over your delicious lunch you can observe the city's parade which begins its route in Bishop Street.

    3 Course lunch with tea & coffee £21.50 per adult / £12.00 per child. To book call Bishop's Gate directly on +44(0) 28 71140300
  • St. Patrick's Day Lunch
    at Castle Grove Country House

    17/03/2019 - 17/03/2019

    Head along to Castle Grove Country House this St Patrick's Day for an Irish flare luncheon.

    Their award winning chefs will create a delicious lunch menu in honor of this special day. You might even sneak in a pint og Guinness to celebrate.

    Call Castle Grove directly on +353 (0) 74 91 51118
  • St. Patrick's Day
    at Virginia Park Lodge

    17/03/2019 - 17/03/2019

    Spend St. Patrick's Day in luxury this year at Virginia Park Lodge,
    Join the Corrigan’s teamon Sunday the 17th of March at 2pm, for an Oyster & Black Velvet reception, followed with a traditional Irish 3 course Sunday lunch.

    Tickets are priced at €65 per person for lunch.
    Or make a night of it and book on overnight stay for €350 total stay including lunch for 2
  • An Evening with the Palias Swing Band
    at Bishop's Gate Hotel

    15/03/2019 - 15/03/2019

    Enjoy a four course evening meal in the luxurious Northern Counties Ballroom at Bishop's Gate Hotel in derry-Londonderry, followed by a performance from the Palais Swing Band.

    This superb 10 piece live band will perform hits from the swing era from Glenn Miller to Jools Holland and from The Rat Pack, Michale Bublé and many more!

    Always a popular group, these events have sold out quickly on previous occasions. Call now to book!


    Tickets are priced at £29.50 per guest
    Doors open: 7.00pm

    To book call Bishop's Gate directly on (028)71140300

  • St. Patrick's Night
    at Ballymaloe House

    17/03/2019 - 18/03/2019

    Retire after one of the many local St Patrick's Day parades to the green and peaceful haven of Ballymaloe House and enjoy a lazy Sunday evening at Ballymaloe House. Relax by the log fire or take a stroll around the gardens before enjoying a PaddyMaloe Martini cocktail in the drawing room and our traditional Allen Family Sunday buffet and the World Restaurant Awards recognised dessert trolley.

    The Sunday night buffet starts with a hot soup followed by a wide selection of fish and meat patés, shellfish, locally smoked fish,, home-produced vegetable salads and freshly cooked local meats. After enjoying everything the buffet has to offer, the Ballymaloe Dessert Trolley will be brought to your table.

    The buffet is a house speciality and served by the Allen family, as they have done since Ballymaloe House opened in 1964.

    €180 per person sharing. Book online or call Ballymaloe House directly on +353 (0)21 465 2531
  • Winemaker Weekend
    at Rathmullan House

    22/03/2019 - 23/03/2019

    Rathmullan House in County Donegal is hosting a special weekend of wine tasting, food, and interesting insights into the world of wine, in conjunction with James Nicholson wines.
    The weekend will begin with a relaxed masterclass on Friday and a wine tasting dinner on Saturday.
    Friday 22nd at 8pm: Wine Masterclass, €30 per person
    Saturday 23rd: 4 course dinner with wine, as well as information about the wines from wine experts Marc Kent and Tim Ford. €60
    Weekend Package of 2 Nights Bed and Breakfast, and both events is priced at €280 per person
  • Chicago!
    at Dunbrody House

    22/03/2019 - 22/03/2019

    Friday 22nd March - a night of Gangsters, glamour, cocktails and fine dining along with West End's David Shannon singing live in the Harvest Room at Dunbrody Houae, including all your favourites from Chicago and a few more too. Event only at €95 pp or with accommodation from €195pp

    Book now on the Dunbrody House website
  • A Night with the Phantom
    at Dunbrody House

    23/03/2019 - 23/03/2019

    Saturday 23rd March - the phantom returns to the Harvest Room. With champagne cocktails pre-dinner and a fabulous Opera themed menu to match the live performance with David Shannon of songs from the Phantom and few of our other favourites to finish the evening as well. Event Only €125 or with accommodation from €225pps
    Visit the Dunbrody House website to book 
  • Dinner, B&B and Cocktail Masterclass
    at Virginia Park Lodge

    23/03/2019 - 23/03/2019

    Get away from it all and relax in a truly unique place at Virginia Park Lodge. Mosey gently through the walled gardens and enjoy a guided tour of the land and produce grown fresh on the estate.

    Return to the estate to homemade hot drinks and canapes and enjoy over some live Folk Music in the Grapevine Heated Garden.

    Dinner by Richard Corrigan is then served in the Marchioness Room at 7.30pm.

    You will then engage in a fun cocktail masterclass at 9:30pm at Dickie’s Bar! Stay up late to try the expanding selection of Irish Whiskeys or retire to your beautiful lodge room to wake up fresh for breakfast the next morning.

    Book Here

  • Movie Nights
    at Bushmills Inn

    28/03/2019 - 18/04/2019

    A night at the movies - with a luxurious twist. Enjoy special screening of the biggest films in the exclusive surroundings of the Bushmills Inn 30-seater boutique cinema.

    The Movie Night Package includes a 2 course dinner and popcorn. Only £27.50 per person. Must be booked in advance, call us on 028 2073 3000.


    March 28th - A Star is Born 
    April 4th - Bohemian Rhapsody
    April 11th - The Wife
    April 18th - Widows
  • Mother's Day Afternoon Tea
    at Castle Grove Country House

    30/03/2019 - 30/03/2019

    Celebrate Mother's Day a day early and treat your Mum to a wonderful Afternoon Tea at Castle Grove Country House on Saturday the 30th of March.
    Sit back and relax in the beautiful, tranquil surrounding of the house, sip on a cup of tea and indulge in delicious treats like scones and miniature sandwiches. If you're celebrating you might even try one of Castke Grove's tempting cocktails to toast the day.
    For bookings call Castle Grove on +353 (0) 74 91 51118
  • Luxury Dover Sole Dinner
    at Virginia Park Lodge

    30/03/2019 - 30/03/2019

    Virgina Park Lodge will host a Luxury Dover Sole Dinner on Saturday the 30th of March.
    The event will commense at 7pm
    Dinner is priced at €90 per person. Make a night of it an include an overnight stay for €400, inlcuding dinner for two people.
    Sample Menu:
    Duck Liver Parfait and Champagne Rhubarb
    Dover Sole and Lobster
    Venison and Beetroot
    Dark Chocolate and Pear
    a selection of fine Irish cheeses
  • Mother's Day
    at Ballymaloe House

    31/03/2019 - 01/04/2019

    Steal more precious time with your Mother this Mother's day on Sunday 31st March and arrive at Ballymaloe House on Sunday afternoon for afternoon tea and cake and relax in the house and grounds for the afternoon.

    Enjoy a glass of bubbles together in the drawing room before being served the famous Allen family Sunday cold buffet supper and stay over and start the week from Ballymaloe House relaxed, refreshed and having spent quality time with your mum on Mother's Day.

    From only Euro 195.00 per person. To book, call Ballymaloe on +353 (0)21 465 2531
  • Mother's Day Lunch
    at Castle Grove Country House

    31/03/2019 - 31/03/2019

    Treat your Mum to a deluicious Sunday Lunch at Castle Grove Country House this Mother's Day - the 31st of March.
    Call Castle Grove directly for bookings on+353 (0) 74 91 51118
  • Mothering Sunday Lunch
    at Virginia Park Lodge

    31/03/2019 - 31/03/2019

    Treat the lady in your life to a glass of bubbles on arrival followed by a beautiful 3 course lunch at Virginia Park Lodge thia Mother's Day - the 31st of March.
    This special lunch event begins at 2pm and tickets are priced at €65 per person.

    Make a night of it with an overnight stay for two priced at €350 total stay which includes lunch for two people.
  • Cookery Demonstrations with Ian Orr
    at Ardtara Country House

    28/03/2019 - 28/11/2019

    Join Ian Orr at Ardtars Country House and Restaurant for a series of cookery demonstrations with everything from 15 minute meals to the perfect Christmas Dinner, followed by a delicious three course dinner.
    24th of January at 7pm: 15 Minute Meals
    28th of March at 7pm: Italian
    30th of May at 7pm: BBQ
    25th of July at 7pm: Desserts
    12th of September at 7pm: Italian
    27th of November at 7pm: Perfect Christmas
    28th of November at 7pm: Perfect Christmas
    Tickets are priced at £39.95 pp. Call Ardtara House directly on +44 (0) 28 796 44490 to book
  • Fitness Retreats
    at Virginia Park Lodge

    12/04/2019 - 14/04/2019

    Virginia Park Lodge has joined forces with leading fitness company, No.17 Personal Training, to bring you the ultimate health getaway. 
    This 2 day fitness retreat will rehelp you reignite your passion for fitness and kick start a new way of thinking and living. The retreat will factor in all aspects of health including excercise, nutrition and rest. 
    Sweat it out with mutliple personal training sessions, learn with expert wellness talks, enjoy delicios and nutritious meals and access to the luxury facilities of Virginia Park Lodge.
    The ifrst retreat will take place from the 12th to the 14th of April, and is priced from €1050 per person. Visit the Virginia Park Lodge website for more information
  • Gin Dinner
    at Ardtara Country House

    26/04/2019 - 26/04/2019

    Ardtara House will once again host their hugely successful Gin Dinner, where guests will be treated to a 5 course dinner with expertly paired gins on Friday the 26th of April.
    Tickets are priced at £79.95 per person and can be booked by calling Ardtara House directly on +44 (0) 28 796 44490
  • Enniscoe Easter Egg Hunt
    at Enniscoe House

    21/04/2019 - 21/04/2019

    Bring the family along to Enniscoe House this Easter for their annual Easter Egg Hunt. Join in the parade down into the woods to find the hidden eggs and golden bunnies with a train ride back.

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