Calendar of Events

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Cookery Courses
    at The Tannery

    02/03/2019 - 18/05/2019

    Looking to improve your skills in the kitchen or perhaps your a complete beginner starting from scratch. 
    Whatever level you're at, the Tannery Cookery school has the perfect course for yor 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.
    March 2nd: Vegetarian - Meat Free Cooking - morning demo
    The team at the Tannery have recently become converts to meat free cooking. That’s not to say they are fully fledged vegetarians, far from it, but they have discovered the benefits and the variety of a plant based diet. They have adopted ‘Meat Free Monday’ and discovered there’s a whole cooking world out there where the vegetable is the starring role and this course will show even the ordinary home cook, how to make inspired and satisfying meat free dishes. Includes lunch.

    Date: March 2nd, from 11am to 2pm
    Course price: €75
    March 9th: Entertaining in Style - morning demo

    For those people out there who love entertaining. A full day where Paul will demo his favourite entertaining dishes. What he likes to cook at home when entertaining friends and family. A mix of Ottolenghi inspired tasting dishes with some of his favourite classical French bistro dishes which when prepared in advance are a breeze to produce on the day or night. After this course you will be ready for all your entertaining needs for the bank holiday St Patrick’s weekend coming up. Followed by lunch
    Date: March 9th, from 10am to 4pm
    Course price: €150
    March 23rd: Flavours of the Middle East - morning demo
    Middle Eastern food is certainly fashionable at the moment with Ottolenghi leading the posse and we have had New York’s hottest Israeli chef Einat Admony cooking in the Tannery. This exotic cuisine with its heady aromas of rose, pomegranate and gentle spices is a colourful, flavoursome break away from our Northern European food. Ideal for sharing and entertaining, this food cant help but make you and your family and friends happy.
    Date: March 23rd. from 11am to 2pm
    Course price: €75
    April 13th: Seafood and Sauces - practical
    Cooking fish is a mystery to some and 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 it's 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 13th, from 10am to 4pm
    Course price: €190 
    May 4th: A Simple Dinner Party
    Learn how to cook the perfect dishes for a simple dinner party at home. Whether it's an informal supper with friends or a more formal evening where the best linen and glassware is pulled out for the occasion. This morning demo is a very enjoyable entry into the world of cookery courses. Followed by lunch it's the ideal get-together with friends or a sociable morning on your own. 
    Date: May 4th, from 11am to 2pm
    Course price: €75
    For these and more courses and to book, visit the Tannery Cookery School website. 

  • 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.

    April 11th - The Wife
    April 18th - Widows
    April 25th - Bohemian Rhapsody
    May 2nd - Bohemian Rhapsody
    May 30th - The Favourite
    June 13th - Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Cookery Demonstrations with Ian Orr
    at Ardtara Country House

    28/03/2019 - 28/11/2019

    Join Ian Orr at Ardtara 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
  • Bubbles and Brunch
    at Butler House

    14/04/2019 - 06/05/2019

    Make sure to savee the date for the next Bubbles and Brunch Event at Butler House
    Book your place for Sunday April 14th or Monday, May 6th 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
  • Easter Saturday Afternoon Tea
    at Castle Grove Country House

    20/04/2019 - 20/04/2019

    Spend a relaxing Saturday afternoon at Castle Grove, and enjoy a special Easter Themed Afternoon Tea on Saturday April 20th.

    Tea will be served outdoors, weather permitting, with lots of Easter treats in store and maybe even a visit from the Easter Bunny.  

    Reservations Required. Call Castle Grove Country House directly on 074 91 51118 to book

  • Easter Sunday Lunch
    at Glenlo Abbey Hotel

    21/04/2019 - 21/04/2019

    Delight in an indulgent Easter Sunday Lunch for the whole family at Glenlo Abbey with a special Spring menu created using locally sourced ingredients. 

    The elegant River Room Restauant has sumptous textures, fine fabrics with warming gold and natural tones that complement the local Connemara landscape. Two antique chandeliers bestow a grand sense of occasion and tall floor to ceiling windows offer spectacular views of the estate and Lough Corrib. 

    Four Course Lunch €35 per person
    Four Course Lunch & Glass of Wine €45.00 per a person

    To book, contact Glenlo Abbey directly 091 519600

  • Easter Lunch
    at Virginia Park Lodge

    21/04/2019 - 21/04/2019

    Easter is an important time to get family and friends together and enjoy some good spring seasonal delights. Bring your family and  friends for a truly special Sunday lunch at Virginia Park Lodge.

    The three course lunch is priced at €55pp and includes a complimentary garden tour from 11am till 12:30

    Lunch seated at 1pm

    Visit the Virginia Park Lodge website to book 

  • Easter Lunch
    at Butler House

    21/04/2019 - 21/04/2019

    Butler House, located in the heart of Kilkenny city are hosting a special Easter Sunday lunch on Sunday the 21stof April. Guest will enjoy three delicious courses followed by an Easter egg hunt in the beautiful grounds for the younger guests.

    The Lunch is priced at €39 per adult and €15 per child.

    Call Butler House directly on 056 7722828 or email to book

  • Easter Sunday Lunch
    at Castle Grove Country House

    21/04/2019 - 21/04/2019

    Head along to Castle Grove Country House in Donegal this Easter Sunday for a delicious farm-to-table Sunday lunch with all the trimmings. 

    There will also be lots of fun throughout the day with egg hunts and other games, for younger guests.

    Reservations are required. To book, call Castle Grove directly on 074 91 51118

  • Easter Sunday
    at Cahernane House Hotel

    21/04/2019 - 21/04/2019

    Easter is a great time to gather together friends and family, so let the team at Cahernane take the hassle out of cooking this year so you can enjoy more time with loved ones


    They will be serving up a delicious 3 course Easter lunch, followed by an Easter Egg Hunt in the picturesque grounds of Cahernane for younger guests. All participants will receive a special Easter gift.

    The Easter Sunday menu is priced at €40 per adult & €18 per child.
    Lunch will be served from 1:15pm with the Easter Egg Hunt commencing at 4pm

    Call Cahernane House directly to book on 064 663 1895 or email

  • Easter Sunday Lunch
    at Belleek Caslte

    21/04/2019 - 21/04/2019

    Treat your friends or family to Easter Sunday Lunch at Belleek Castle.

    Head Chef David O’Donnell and his talented kitchen team will be serving a 3 course dinner menu with sittings at 1pm & 3pm on Sunday 21st April 2019 for €38 per adult & €13.50 per child. Experience some excellent modern Irish cuisine  in beautiful, peaceful surroundings at Belleek Castle. 

    Call Belleek Castle directly on 096 22 400 to book

  • Easter Sunday Afternoon Tea
    at Glenlo Abbey Hotel

    21/04/2019 - 21/04/2019

    Wander west to the elegant 5 Star Glenlo Abbey this Easter Sunday for an Afternoon Tea with an Easter twist. Tea will be served between 1pm and 5pm and is suitable for the whole family.

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

    Afternoon tea will be followed by an exciting Falconry show in the Walled Garden.

    For more information or two book contact Glenlo Abbey directly on 091 519 600

  • 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.
  • Chef Michael Caines visits Ballyfin Demese
    at Ballyfin Demesne

    25/04/2019 - 25/04/2019

     Ballyfin Demesne are delighted to welcome Che Michael Cainesto join Chef Sam Moody and his team for an evening of exceptional gastronomy and hospitality on Thursday the 25th of April. 
     The itinerary for the evening is as follows:
    - Guests are welcome to arrive from 1pm and enjoy a glass of champagne upon arrival before lunch.
    - Casual lunch in the State Dining Room. • After lunch you will be shown to your room.
    - 4pm - enjoy a Guided tour of the house, covering the history, art and antique collections.
    - Time to relax and explore. • 7pm – pre dinner drinks and canapés in the Library and music from our resident pianist.
    - Introduction of the evening by Chef Michael Caines MBE followed by a specially designed six course tasting menu.
    - Finish the evening in the bar with traditional Irish music.
    More information about the event can be found here
  • 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
  • Exclusive Wedding Open Day
    at Castle Leslie Estate

    28/04/2019 - 28/04/2019

    The illustrious Castle Leslie Estate will host a Wedding Open Day on Sunday 28th April 2019 from 2-6pm. 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!

    The event is by invitation only. Please register by clicking here for your exclusive invitation.. Once registered, the 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).

  • Bye Bye Baby - Derry Jazz Festival
    at Bishop's Gate Hotel Festival

    03/05/2019 - 03/05/2019

    A celebration of the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons as part of the City Of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival!
    Tickets: £17.50 per guest

    Call Bishop's Gate directly for more information and bookings on +44 (0)28 711 40300

  • The Swingtime Starlets and Jumpin' Up
    at Bishop's Gate Hotel

    05/05/2019 - 05/05/2019

    As part of the Derry Jazz Festival, Bishop's Gate Hotel welcomes The Swingtime Starlets and Jumpin' Up at Bishops Gate Hotel on the 5th of May.

    Tickets £12.00 per guest. Call Bishop's Gate Hotel directly to book on +44 (0) 28 711 40300

  • Uncorked at No.1
    at No.1 Pery Square

    09/05/2019 - 09/05/2019

    Prepare for the Summer “ Wine Down” and learn more about some great natural wines and how to choose a great natural wine with a great price tag.

    Book now or call No.1 Pery Square directly for more information 061 402402

  • Dawn Chorus Walk
    at Longueville House

    12/05/2019 - 12/05/2019

    Come Join Michael Cobley (Chair of the West Cork branch of Bird Watch Ireland) this year for another morning or evening - your choice and exploure the magnificent grounds of Longueville House on foot.

    Participants meet at Longueville House Hotel. A brief orientation & maps distributed of various sites on estate. Afterwards a cosy chat, questions and answeres session in the drawing room by the fire. Longueville is known for its more intimate chorus walks in luxurious surroundsing, allowing participants to benefit from more of the guide's time and attention. 


    Call Longueville House directly for more information on 022 47156

  • Apple Orchard Blossom Walk
    at Longueville House

    19/05/2019 - 19/05/2019

    Longueville House will host their annual Orchard Blossom Walk on Sunday the 19th of May, to coincide with the blossoming of the apple trees in Longueville’s extensive orchards.

    The event includes a leisurely walk around the estate’s orchards and a tour of the cider house, with the guidance of owner William O’Callaghan and Longueville’s Master Brandy Distiller and Cider Maker, Dan Duggan. Afterwards the team will prepare a special lunch for participants with seasonal produce and ingredients grown in the estate’s own kitchen garden.

    Th event is priced at €85 per adults. To book call Longueville House direcly on 022 47156

  • Royal Ascot Charity Evening
    at Virginia Park Lodge

    20/06/2019 - 20/06/2019

    Virginia Park Lodge are proud to announce a special Royal Ascot ladies day on Thursday 20th June, in support of the Marie Keating Foundation. Virginia Park will be combining the excitement of Ladies Day at Royal Ascot racing with a fine dining experience at the Lodge, so please dress to impress as there’s a prize for the Best Dressed Lady!

    The day will feature:

    12.30 – Champagne Reception

    13.30 – 3 course Lunch

    17:00 – Afternoon Tea

    Music & Dancing Following The Racing

    €125 per person for a day ticket /€250 per person with Bed & Breakfast (minimum 2 people sharing)

    Visit the Virginia Park Lodge website to book

  • Lanson Champagne Evening
    at Hayfield Manor

    23/05/2019 - 23/05/2019

    Spend an evening at Hayfield Manor on May 23rd for their exclusive Lanson Champagne Dinner in association with O'Brien's Wines. The evening will commence at 7pm with a Champagne Reception followed by dinner in Orchids Restaurant at 8pm which includes a 3 course menu specially created by our Executive Chef, Mark Staples, to complement the different Champagnes. We will also be delighted to welcome Guest Speaker, Hervé Dantan, the Chef de Cave of Lanson.

    Tickets are priced at €129 per person.
    To book your place, please contact Hayfield's events team on +353 21 4845900 or email
    Limited spaces are available so an early reservation is strongly recommended.

  • Flowers with Iona
    at Ballymaloe House

    23/05/2019 - 23/05/2019

    Did you know that Ballymaloe always uses fresh, local flowers for their arrangements? Most arrangement even come from the grounds and garden at Ballymaloe. On 23rd of May, learn the delicate art of floral design with Ballymaloe's florist, Iona. Along with the warm summer air, comes fresh, vibrant flowers. You’re invited to start off your day with a light tea and coffee, followed by a stroll through the property. Throughout the walk, hear about the seasonal flowers and the planning that goes into the gardens, that allows Iona to create her arrangements. Then, return back to the house and enjoy lunch together among the beautiful décor of the conservatory.  During her course, Iona will share her expertise on the types of flowers and foliage at this time of year. She’ll describe the techniques she uses, her choice of vase selection and proportions, use of colour and structure of the arrangements and suitability of location for the arrangements in the house.

    This event is priced at €120 per person and takes place from 9:30am to 5pm.
    This price includes tea, coffee, scones and lunch on the day.

    Call Ballymaloe directly on 021 465 2531 to book 

  • Faulty Towers Dining Experience
    at Liss Ard Estate

    01/06/2019 - 01/06/2019

    With over 21 years of globetrotting success, Faulty Towers the original dining experience continues to go from strength to strength is, picking up 5-star reviews wherever it plays.

    Chaos reigns right from the start as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve a 3-course meal along with plenty of laughs. Totally immersive, it's a true blend of ingenious comedy and unique theatrical script, creating an experience that is perfect for comedy fans, theatre fans, and anyone you just fancies going out for a meal they’ll never forget.

    Liss Ard Estate -  Saturday 1 June 2019

    €59 per person, includes a 3-course meal and 3-hour show.

    Book Now or call Liss Ard Estate on 028 40000 for more information.

  • Opera in the Garden
    at The Merrion Hotel

    05/06/2019 - 06/06/2019

    On the 5th anf 6th of June, the Merrion Hotel welcome the world-renowned Wexford Opera Company to perform one of their ShortWork operas against the backdrop of The Merrion's beautiful gardens.

    This year's performance is a comic operette called Le Docteur Miracle by French composer George Bizet. The evening will commence with a champagne reception on the terrace, followed by the performance and a private dinner in the Georgian Salons in The Merrion.

    Ticket's to theis black tie event are limited to 100 per night and are priced at €295 per person.

    To book, email or call 053 91 63527

  • Chapterhouse Theatre Company - Wuthering Heights
    at Rathmullan House

    17/07/2019 - 17/07/2019

    This year, Chapterhouse Theatre Company is proud to present the wild and tempestuous love story of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, set on the beautiful and mysterious Yorkshire moors. This tale of passion and revenge has thrilled readers and audiences alike for generations.
    Now, in an adaptation by award-winning writer Laura Turner, is set to entrance Chapterhouse audiences for an evening of theatre beneath the stars.
    Can Catherine and Heathcliff’s love endure, or will the forces of nature tear them apart?

    Adults €17 / Children €10 / Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) €52
    Gates open at 2pm - Performance starts at 3pm.
    Please bring rugs or low back seating. Performances go ahead in all but the worst weather. Picnics welcome!

    Call Rathmullan House directly  (074) 915 8188 for more information and bookings.

  • Chapterhouse Theatre Company - Treasure Island
    at Rathmullan House

    24/07/2019 - 24/07/2019

    Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company for this brand-new adaptation of everyone’s favourite swashbuckling pirate adventure: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island.
    When he stumbles across a coveted treasure map, young Jim Hawkins finds himself on an epic adventure in the hope of finding Treasure Island.
    But not everyone is to be trusted, and a dark secret is lurking on board the ship... Don’t miss this much-loved story, adapted for stage in among some of the most beautiful open-air venues the UK and Ireland have to offer.
    Secrets, pirates, gold: will young Jim Hawkins discover Treasure Island?

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

    Gates open at 2pm - Performance starts at 3pm.

    Please bring rugs or low back seating. Performances go ahead in all but the worst weather. Picnics welcome!

    Call Rathmullan House directly  (074) 915 8188 for more information.

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