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.
  • Cookery Courses
    at The Tannery

    05/10/2019 - 09/11/2019

    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 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.
     
    Courses:
     
    October 5th: Kitchen Confidential - The Insider Knowledge - Practical
     
    Learn the tricks that make a restaurant kitchen work and in doing that impress your friends with your insider knowledge. This one day practical course with Paul will be an inspiring day of cooking for those who are already good home cooks and want to improve their skills.
     
    Date: October 5th - 10am to 4pm
    Course price: €190

     
    October 19th: Aga Demo 2019
     
    The perennial favourite Aga – October is here and its time to crank up those Agas. This course is one of the most popular at the Tannery Cookery School every year. Helen Manning is now a familiar face at the school as she assists Paul in the finer points of Aga cooking. From hearty stews and casseroles to baking and slow cooking, this is the course that shows you how to make the most of your Aga. Followed by lunch.
     
    Date: October 5th - 10am to 4pm
    Course price: €150

     
    November 9th: Cooking for Christmas - Morning Demo
     
    Cooking for Christmas doesn’t just mean the traditional roast turkey. Why not shake things up a bit with this cookery 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. Followed by lunch.
     
    Date: November 9th - 11 am to 2 pm
    Course price: €75
     
     
    For these and more courses and to book, visit the Tannery Cookery School website. 
     
  • Movie Nights
    at Bushmills Inn

    03/10/2019 - 21/11/2019

    A night at the movies - with a luxurious twist. Enjoy a 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 Bushmills Inn directly on +44 (0)28 2073 3000.
     
    Dates:
     
    October 3rd - Long Shot
    October 17th - Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
    October 24th - Rocketman
    October 31st - The Greatest Showman
    November 7th - A Star is Born
    November 14th - Yesterday
    November 21st - Bohemian Rhapsody
     
  • The Merrion Fireside Chats
    at The Merrion Hotel

    01/10/2019 - 29/10/2019

    While Ireland competes at the Rugby World Cup in Japan, Bar No. 23 at the Merrion will host a series of challenge matches every Tuesday in the month of October. 
    Sample some very familiar whiskeys and gins from Ireland and experience som exciting spirits from all over the rugby playing world. 

    Tuesday, October 1st - Ireland & France
    A very special selection of Irish and French Whiskey

    Tuesday, October 8th - Ireland & England
    Enjoy a special selection of Irish and English gins as we explore the influence of local ingredients.

    Tuesday, October 15th - Ireland & Scotland
    Two powerhouses of Whiskey in this tasting that includes Midleton Very Rare Barry Crockett Legacy and a special Scotch Whisky selection.

    Tuesday, October 22nd and 29th - Ireland & the Barbarians
    An Irish selection which includes Method & Madness Single Pot Still Chestnut finish & Redspot versus a special selection from Canada, Italy, Japan and Wales

    Each fireside chat will begin from 7 pm on each date. Drinks will be served with specially matched canapés to complement the flavours of the evening. 
    Price is €55 per person and pre-booking is essential. To book call the Merrion Hotel directly on 01 603 0608.

  • Autumn Gourmet Food and Wine Pairing Dinner
    at Glenlo Abbey Hotel

    10/10/2019 - 10/10/2019

    Enjoy a heart-warming gourmet experience at Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Estate, influenced by locally sourced produce and perfectly prepared dishes by Executive Head Chef. Dominique Majecki.
    An intimate 4-course dinner paired with stunning Burgundy Wines from Maison Louis Latour - one of the great names in the world of wine, and synonymous with excellence in Burgundy.

    The event will start at 7 pm with a Crémant de Bourgogne reception complemented by piano music in the gorgeous Ffrench room, followed by dinner served at 7:30 pm. 
    The event is priced at €65 per guest. For bookings, contact Glenlo Abbey directly on 915 19600
    Special rates are available for overnight stays. 

  • An Evening with the Swingtime Starlets
    at Bishop's Gate Hotel

    18/10/2019 - 18/10/2019

    On Friday the 18th of October Bishop's Gate Hotel, in the historical walled city of Derry/Londonderry, will host an evening of great food & music  from the Swintime Starlets in the Northern Counties Ballroom.

    Relax whilst thr AA Rosette Awarded Kitchen Team prepare a special four-course menu to enjoy before the talented The Swingtime Starlet Trio take to the stage to perform hits from years gone by.

    Tickets £35.00 Per Guest
    To book call Bishop's Gate Hotel directly on +44(0)28 71140300

  • Murder Mystery Night
    at Butler House

    19/10/2019 - 20/10/2019

    The Godfather Tony Soprano Snr is dead!

    Was it a whack job or was it natural causes? All the mafia families are gathered for the funeral but more importantly to find out who is the next Godfather. His sons have no love lost between them and his widow is screaming for revenge. The other families just wait and see who's going to bump off who! Maybe it's time to send for "The Cleaner".

    The event is to take place on Saturday, October 19th from 6 pm onwards and is priced at €89 per person

    The evening will include:

    - Pre Dinner Cocktail
    - 3 Course Dinner with Wine
    - Murder Mystery Experience
    - Live Music To Finish The Night

    Overnight Package also available which includes;

    - One Night Accommodation
    - Artisan Full Irish Breakfast

    Contact Butler House directly on 056 7722828, or email res@butler.ie for more information.

  • Spookling Afternoon Tea
    at Tankardstown House

    25/10/2019 - 03/11/2019

    Spookling Afternoon Tea will be served in The Tea Garden at Tankardstown on Friday 25th, Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th of October. and Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd.

    Served between 1-4 pm, guests will be treated to a special Halloween Themed Afternoon Tea, complete with a glass of ‘Spookles’.

    Freshly baked Bones, Scones, and Blood red jam, Boo Bakes, and evil edibles, all enjoyed in the spooky surrounds of The Tea Garden……

    Cost: €30 per adult. This is an adult-only event. Pre-booking essential call 041 9824621 or email info@tankardstown.ie

  • Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea
    at Butler House

    25/10/2019 - 27/10/2019

    This October Bank Holiday Weekend, as part of Taste the Island and the Savour Kilkenny Food Festival, Butler House will be hosting a very special ‘Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea Experience’. Enjoy the historic setting of Butler House with the splendour of the large bay windows, original, plastered ceilings, crisp white linen, castle views, and the finest locally sourced food. Head Chef Gerard Dunne and his team have created a decadent 1920s inspired menu filled with sweet and savoury delights, along with a choice of 16 bespoke teas and coffees, or a glass of Prosecco for an extra special treat!

    Dates: October 25th to 27th

    Price: €32 per person

    Call Butler House directly on 056 772 2828

  • Champagne Tasting Dinner
    at Ardtara Country House

    25/10/2019 - 25/10/2019

    For an elegant evening out, head along to Ardtara's fabulous Champagne Dinner on October 25th. Enjoy Champagne on arrival and a five-course tasting menu perfectly paired with a range of Champagnes; a wonderful dining experience and a delight for foodies and Champagne lovers.

    For more information and reservations contact Ardtara Country House directly on +44 (0) 796 44490

  • Taste of our Pastures Celebration Night
    at Newforge House

    26/10/2019 - 27/10/2019

    In October, Newforge House celebrate the riches our lush pastures provide, from the fullest flavoured meats to the creamiest milk, butter and cheeses. Our six-course tasting menu will showcase amazing local meat and dairy alongside home-grown and local vegetables. For example, meats from one of the country’s best butchers; Hannan Meats, Moira. Peter Hannan developed Europe’s first Himalayan salt chamber in which he dry-ages grass-fed beef such as Glenarm Shorthorn from County Antrim. Newfroge's one-night ‘Taste of our Pastures’ break on Saturday 26th October includes: One night’s Bed & Breakfast Tea/coffee & homemade bakes on arrival 6-Course Meat Tasting Dinner Menu.

  • Jazz Brunch
    at Hayfield Manor

    27/10/2019 - 27/10/2019

    On the October Bank Holiday Jazz weekend in Cork, relax at Hayfield Manor with some gentle live jazz music and delicious food. 

    Hayfield Manor's annual Jazz Brunch begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday the 27th of October, with musical entertainment creating the perfect atmosphere with timeless jazz classics. Brunch will commence in Hayfield Manor's signature restaurant, Orchids. 

    Enjoy a continental brunch buffet, featuring delicious breads, cereals and pastries, along with a selection of cheeses and cured meats. For the main events, enjoy a selection of hot dishes which are made to order from the kitchen. Complete your brunch with a visit to the gourmet dessert buffet.

    The Jazz Brunch is priced at €65 per person. To book contact Hayfield Manor directly on 021 484 5909 or email events@hayfieldmanor.ie

  • Real Cider Making and Harvest Lunch
    at Longueville House

    27/10/2019 - 03/11/2019

    To coincide with the apple harvest, Longueville House marks this special occasion by hosting a Real Cider Making walk, talk & tour of the cider house and on-site distillery. Learn the ancient art of cider making followed by traditional Sunday Lunch.

    During a stroll through the orchards, the group will talk all things apples (history, origins, varieties, etc.), helping participants to understand the major differences between small batch, real ciders and mass produced commercial ciders. In the cider mill, you will see the apples being pressed.

    After the tour, back in the House an autumnal hot cider will greet you in the drawing room. William and head Chef, James Cullinane, will prepare a special lunch which includes what is in season, freshly harvested and picked from the Walled Kitchen Garden and Estate all washed down with lashings of Longueville House Cider - real treat for all cider enthusiasts.

    Dates:

    Sunday October 27th at 11:30am
    Sunday, November 3rd at 11:30am

    Prices:

    Adult: €69 includes walled garden walk, talk, tour, tastings and 3 course luncheon with cocktail, ciders & apple brandy.
    Child: €25 includes homemade cookies and apple juice, walk, talk and tour, 3 course kids lunch.

    For more information call Longueville House directly on 022 47156

  • Kim meets Ken
    at Mount Juliet Estate

    28/10/2019 - 28/10/2019

    Mount Juliet Estate are delighted to be taking part in the Savour Kilkenny Festival that runs from the 22nd to the 28th of October.
    On Monday the 28th of October, from 2 pm to 5 pm in Hunter's Yard, executive chef and Australia's Four Ingredient Chef Kim McCosker will take you through how to entertain at home with ease. Enjoy an afternoon of food, fun and helpful hints, and watch as Ken and Kim demonstrate how to make practical party dishes using the best of local ingredients. 

    Tickets are €25 plus booking fee and includes a glass of Mount Juliet's own Moongate Gin on arrival complemented by delicious tasting plates throughout. 
    Book now or contact Mount Juliet directly on 056 777 3000

  • Wine Weekend with Julie Dupouy
    at Ballymaloe House

    01/11/2019 - 03/11/2019

    Join award-winning sommelier Julie Dupouy at Ballymaloe House for a wonderful weekend of wine.
    Julie holds the title of Best Sommelier in Ireland 2018 (Irish Guild of Sommeliers) and is Sommelier Consultant for Michelin Star Restauarant, Chapter One. 

    The itinerary for the weekend is as follows:

    Friday 1 November:

    - Arrive at Ballmaloe House and enjoy making the house your home for the weekend.
    - In the evening, join Julie and the other guests for a casual group supper with Ballmaloe's famour hors d'oeuvres buffet and a glass of wine

    Saturday 2nd November: 

    - Morning: A Masterclass of 6 sparkling wines
    - Lunchtime: Casual lunch (no wine included)
    - Afternoon: Masterclass and blind tasting of Old World Wines vs New World Wines
    - Dinner: Group aperitif and reception followed by a four-course wine dinner.

    Sunday 3rd November:

    - Masterclass in Saké; tasting and learning about 6 different types of Saké.

    The weekend is priced at €550 per person with a €60 single supplement per night

    Visit the Ballymaloe website or contact the house directly on 021 465 2531 for more information and bookings

  • Ruby Rouge Fashion Luncheon
    at Marlfield House

    03/11/2019 - 03/11/2019

    Enjoy an afternoon of elegance at Marlfield House for the Ruby Rouge Fashion Luncheon on the 3rd of November, in aid of St. Aidan's Centre.

    Commencing at 12.30 pm, guests can enjoy a glass of bubbles with canapés on arrival followed by a three-course lunch, wines and an exclusive bijoux show by Ruby Rouge.
    Tickets can be purchased through Ruby Rouge and are priced at €100 per person. 

  • Spanish Wine Dinner
    at Ghan House

    07/11/2019 - 07/11/2019

    On Thursday, the 7th of November, Ghan House is to host a Spanish Wine Dinner, in partnership with James NicholsonWine Merchants and Roberta Ribezzo from Finca Bacara in Spain.
    On the night Roberta will guide guests through a selection of beautiful wines alongside a 5-course tasting menu created by Ghan House 2 AA Rosette chefs. 

    Dinner with wine is €65 pp and accommodation packages are available. 
    Contact Ghan House directly on 042 937 3682 for more information and bookings. 

  • Wild Game Lunch
    at Virginia Park Lodge

    10/11/2019 - 10/11/2019

    Wild Game is what Chef Richard Corrigan does best. Richard has cooked all his life and is a vehement supporter of British and Irish produce and small independent suppliers.

    Richard uses only wild game, wild sustainable fish, and produce such as butter, cheese and charcuterie are sourced mostly from family-run independent businesses in Ireland.

    This lunch will celebrate all things game and feature wild local venison.

    Seasonal cocktail, canapés and a traditional 3 course Sunday Lunch.

    The event will commence at 1 pm with lunch being served at 1:45 pm.

    To book, visit the Virginia Park Lodge website 

     

  • Christmas Shopping Night
    at Longueville House

    14/11/2019 - 14/11/2019

    Enjoy an evening of pre-Christmas shopping at Longueville House. Gather together your friends, family and work colleagues for an evening of exclusive treats all in luxurious surroundings.
    Longueville transforms into a mini department store, each year for one night only and invites a unique selection of vendors to tempt the purse strings.

    Stunning Jewellery
    Fashion
    Beauty products
    Fragrances
    Children's Toys & Clothing
    Interior Design Accessories
    Longueville Artisan Foods & More!

    Enjoy Christmas shopping in style in a house fuelled by mulled cider, bubbly and festive nibbles! The event begins at 7:30 pm and is priced at €25 per person, which includes entrance to the event, Longueville House Mulled Cider or glass of Bubbly, and festive artisan nibbles.

    Advance booking and pre-payment is required as numbers accommodated for this event are limited. Tickets are non-refundable.
    Call +353 22 47156 or e-mail info@longuevillehouse.ie to make your booking.

  • Ballymaloe Craft Fair
    at Ballymaloe House

    15/11/2019 - 17/11/2019

    A fantastic day out for the whole family with activities for children, workshops, hot food, mulled wine and music. Not to mention over 150 craft, design and food stalls with unique Christmas gifts or maybe something for yourself, including  beautiful textiles, art, woodwork, sculptures, jewellery and leather goods as well as artisan food and drink such as cheese, craft beers and spirits.

    Dates:

    Friday 15th of November from 6 pm to 9 pm
    Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th of November from 10 am to 6 pm

    Tickets are priced at €5 with children under 12 free.

    Contact Ballymaloe for more information on 021 475 7200

  • Champagne Charlie Dinner
    at Dunbrody House

    16/11/2019 - 16/11/2019

    Ireland meets France this November in Dunbrody - A night of fabulous Irish seasonal food paired with some of the finest French champagnes from the Heidsieck cellars.  Charles Heidsieck is second to no other producer when it comes to  impecable quality. None can match the consistency from the basic non-vintage through vintage to prestige cuvee champagnes. Now you can sample some of this fabulous range - paired with dishes carefully chosen by Dunbrody Head Chef Guillaume Lerays on the 16th .

    Willem Pincon from Heidsieck Champagne will join us on Saturday 16 November to present the different wines that have been paired with each course.

    The Champagne Dinner will take place on Saturday, November 16th and is priced at €100 per person. 
    Stay for the weekend, and enjoy two nights at B&B at Dunbrody House including the Champagne Dinner from €275 pps.

    Telephone Dunbrody House directly on 051 389 600 for more information or to book, or visit their website 

  • Festive Afternoon Tea
    at Bushmills Inn

    20/11/2019 - 28/12/2019

    Afternoon Tea gets the festive treatment this holiday season at Bushmills Inn. Served in the cosy ambience of the Loft, classic sandwiches, savouries and sweet treats have all been given a Christmassy twist.

    Indulge in delicate turkey, cranberry and stuffing sandwiches; apple and cinnamon mini scones, mini gingerbread men and mince pies.

    Festive Afternoon Tea at Bushmills is priced at £28 per person and can be booked by contacting Bushmills Inn directly on +44 (0) 28 207 33000

  • The Burren in Winter
    at Gregans Castle

    21/11/2019 - 21/11/2019

    Don’t miss Gregans Long Table Dinner on the 21st of November. The theme of the evening will be the “Burren in Winter” with the dishes served reflecting this – all prepared using fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients and produce.

    Delicious food, drinks, music and conversation, all within the warmth of Gregans Castle Hotel.

    The evening will commence at 7:00pm on the 21st of November. Contact Gregans Castle directly  on 065 707 7005 for more information and bookings.

  • Game Dinner
    at Longueville House

    22/11/2019 - 22/11/2019

     As part of Taste the Island, Longueville House invites you to join them for their Annual Game Dinner - a special evening of game and wine. using the finest seasonal produce from the Longueville House Estate.

    The evening will begin with a welcome drinks reception in Longueville's Drawing room. Dinner is served at 8 pm, and afterwards, guests can retire to the drawing-room and enjoy a Longueville House Apple Brandy in front of the fire. 

    This event is priced at €85 per person or €125 with wine pairing.

    For more information or to make a booking, call Longueville House directly on 022 47156

  • Christmas Decor Masterclass with Afternoon Tea
    at Bishop's Gate Hotel

    23/11/2019 - 23/11/2019

    Save the Date for Bishop's Gate Hotel's Christmas Decor Masterclass event on Saturday November 23rd and learn how to make your home look beautiful, just in time for Christmas.

    On the day, guests will learn how to create a simple decorative door wreath which they can take home with them and expert florist Bernie will also intruct on how to make a decorative fireplace arrangement.
    The class is being taught by local florist Bernie Jackson of Bernie’s Blooms, and is suitable for beginners.

    After the masterclass, all guests can sit down, relax and enjoy Bishop's Gate's delicious Afternoon Tea.

    The event will take place on Saturday, November 23rd from 11am to 3pm.
    For more infromation or to book, contact Bishop's Gate Hotel directly on + 44 (0) 28 711 40300

    **Guests are asked to bring their own scissors or secateurs as these will not be made available on the day

  • Autumn Game Sunday Lunch
    at Marlfield House

    24/11/2019 - 24/11/2019

    Marlfield House will host an Autumn Game Lunch on Sunday 24th November in the elegant Conservatory Dining Room. Marlfield has long been regarded as one of the most celebrated country house hotels in Ireland and is synonymous with fine dining.

    As a Relais et Chateaux and Blue Book house Marlfield is a beautifully restored house and culinary destination. The classical cooking showcases the finest local and seasonal ingredients and on this occasion the menu will be entirely dedicated to wild Irish game from the area. Surrounded by sparkling silver and flowers and overlooking the manicured lawns, lunch in the Conservatory Dining room is a classical experience steeped in elegance.

    The Sunday lunch menu will pay homage to the abundance of wild Irish game to be found in the south east and an esteemed speaker will talk about game and how best to cook it, where is it found in Wexford and Wicklow and recommend wine pairings. Our fine dining heritage has given us decades of experience pairing wines .

    Date: Sunday, November 24th at 12pm
    Price: €85 per person including pre lunch reception and wine pairings.

    Call Marlfield House directly on 053 9421124 for more information and for bookings. 

  • Best of Beef
    at Virginia Park Lodge

    24/11/2019 - 24/11/2019

    Showcasing the best of local beef with the star dish being Virginia Park's famous Beef Wellington.

    Beef Wellington is a show-stopping centrepiece for any occasion and a celebration of the luxury in a fillet of beef.

    The lunch includes a seasonal cocktail, canapés and three-course menu.

    The event will commence at 1 pm with lunch being served at 1:45 pm.

    To book, visit the Virginia Park Lodge website

  • Cookery Demonstrations with Ian Orr
    at Ardtara Country House

    27/11/2019 - 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.
     
    Dates:
     
    27th of November at 7 pm: Perfect Christmas
    28th of November at 7 pm: Perfect Christmas
     
    Tickets are priced at £39.95 pp. Call Ardtara House directly on +44 (0) 28 796 44490 to book
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
    at Dunbrody House

    28/11/2019 - 28/11/2019

    Start your evening with a choice of classic American cocktails – Manhattan, Sidecar or Martini, followed by a traditional American Thanksgiving Dinner with the option of California wines to choose from.
    The event will take places on Thursday the 28th of November and is priced at €70 per person.

    Make a night of it with an overnight stay at Dunbrody from €195 per person sharing.

    Call Dunbrody House directly on 051 389 600 for more information and bookings, or visit their website

  • Les Miserables Dinner
    at Dunbrody House

    29/11/2019 - 29/11/2019

    Dunbrody House invites you to a night to remember on Friday the 29th of November, starting with some classical French cocktails and dishes combined with the favourite numbers from the wonderful musical Les Miserables, live at the restaurant. 

    A fabulous event not to be missed. Overnight packages are available from €190 pps.
    Contact Dunbrody House directly on 051 389600 for more information or book now.

  • Christmas Banquet and Music Nights
    at Bushmills Inn

    30/11/2019 - 21/12/2019

    Add some sparkle to the festive season and savour the delights of a Christmas Banquet at Bushmills Inn, followed by a night of wonderful traditional music in the Gas Bar.

    The four-course menu features delicious dishes and seasonal favourites such as Turkey with chestnuts and cranberry compote and Christmas pudding with whiskey custard and chantilly cream. 

    The events are each priced at £45 per person. Bookings can be made with Bushmills Inn directly on +44 (0) 28 207 33000

    Dates:

    Saturday November 30th
    Saturday December 7th
    Saturday December 14th
    Saturday December 21st
    Tuesday December 31st

  • Phantom in the House
    at Dunbrody House

    30/11/2019 - 30/11/2019

    A night of drama, music, romance and of course, great food! Head along to Dunbrody House for a night with the Phantom of the Opera and enjoy a selection of the wonderful songs from one of the world's favourite musicals, alongside classical french cuisine and wines.

    An overnight package is available, including the meal and performance, bed and breakfast. From €225 pps
    Contact Dunbrody House directly on 051 389600 for more information or book now. 

  • Slow Sunday Lunch
    at Virginia Park Lodge

    01/12/2019 - 01/12/2019

    Slow food is an organisation that promotes local food and traditional cooking. It was founded by Carlo Petrini in Italy in 1986 and has since spread worldwide. Richard Corrigan has been a spokesperson for the Slow Food Movement for years.

    This lunch celebrates Richard's love and support for the slow movement with three beautiful courses enjoyed within the stunning surrounds of Virginia Park Lodge.

    Includes a seasonal cocktail, canapés and traditional three-course Sunday Lunch. 

    The event will commence at 1 pm with lunch serves at 1:45 pm.

    Visit the Virginia Park Lodge website for bookings.

  • Christmas Garden and Craft Fair
    at Butler House

    02/12/2019 - 31/12/2019

    Throughout the festive season the gardens at Butler House transform into a glorious riot of colour and light, with wonderful festive light installations, with toy soldiers, reindeer, glittering trees and Santa himself in his grotto. The little ones can also post letters directly to the north pole via the magic post box.

    Highlights include; Santa and his elves, festive music, mulled wine, hot chocolate, donuts, waffles and much more

    On Saturdays and Sundays throughout December, there will also be a festive craft fair in the gardens, with wonderful gift ideas, art, fashion, jewellery and more…

    Dates:

    Christmas Garden:  Mon – Fri 9 am to 5 pm, from 2nd to 23rd and then 28th to 31st of December

    Christmas Garden and Craft Fair – Sat & Sun, 12 pm to 6 pm from 7th of December.

    Entry is free of charge

    Contact Butler House directly for more information on 056 7722828

  • Christmas Fair
    at Castle Durrow

    02/12/2019 - 03/12/2019

    Get started on your Christmas shopping in the elegant surroundings of Castle Durrow, which will be stylishly decorated for the festive season. The annual Christmas Fair will take place on Monday the 2nd of Tuesday the 3rd of December from 4 pm onwards and will feature handmade crafts, jewellery, decorations and gift ideas, and includes a drinks reception and an informal fork supper.

    Dates: 2nd and 3rd of December from 4 pm

    Tickets from €30

    Call Castle Durrow directly for bookings on 057 873 6555

  • Winter Wonderland Shopping Emporium
    at Marlfield House

    03/12/2019 - 03/12/2019

    Enter a treasure trove of selected gifts for family, friends, your home and yourself. Stunning jewellery, skincare products, designer gladrags, shoes and handbags, cashmere throws and baby clothes, candles, hampers and much more!

    Entry to the Winter Wonderland Shopping Emporium is €30 per person and includes a glass of bubbles and a light supper.
    Contact Marlfield House directly on 053 942 1124 to book your place. 

  • Corrigan's Christmas at the Lodge
    at Virginia Park Lodge

    08/12/2019 - 08/12/2019

    Continuing their Christmas tradition, the team at Virginia Park Lodge invite you to join them for their 6th Christmas at the Lodge. 

    A three-course Christmas menu is on offer using wonderful seasonal produce from the lodge, followed by mulled wine and Christmas carols by candle light.

    Includes a three-course lunch, carols and mulled wine.

    The event will commence at 1 pm with lunch served at 2 pm.

    To book visit the Virginia Park Lodge website

  • Christmas Party
    at Castle Durrow

    13/12/2019 - 13/12/2019

    Ring in the festive season at Castle Durrow on the 13th of December on a night of bubbles food and dancing as they celebrate their Christmas Party.
    The event is priced at €65 per person and includes a four-course dinner, a 1/2 of wine and a glass of bubbles on arrival. 
    Dj and bar until 1:30 am. 
    Contact Castle Durrow directly on 057 873 6555 for bookings. 

  • A Celebration of Carlingford Christmas
    at Ghan House

    15/12/2019 - 15/12/2019

    Get into the festive spirit in the lively village of Carlingford and get a bit of Christmas shopping done at Ghan House. Local vendors will be on-site offering jewellery, cosmetics, art, crafts, confectionery, artisan food and drink and more.

    The event will also include wonderful festive music, wine cider and gin tasting, activities for children and guests can also meet the chefs of Ghan House who are on hand to offer tips and tricks for creating Christmas favourites, as well as offering tasting and food to take home.

    Date: 15th of December from 12 pm to 5 pm

    Entrance to the event is free of charge

    Contact Ghan House for more information on 042 937 3682

  • Annual Christmas Recital
    at Marlfield House

    15/12/2019 - 15/12/2019

    Marlfield House are delighted to invite back Wexford Mezzo-Soprano Deirdre Masterson and a host of other singers for their annual Christmas Recital.
    The recitals will entice you into the festive spirit and fill your heart with joy. Enjoy the festive atmosphere at Marlfield with a traditional Sunday lunch or a seasonal dinner before a wonderful recital.

    The event is priced at €65/€70 per person and overnight packages are also available from €159 pps.
    Call Marlfield House directly on 053 942 1124 to book the recital with lunch or dinner, or to book an overnight stay visit the Marlfield House website

  • Christmas Day Lunch
    at Bushmills Inn

    25/12/2019 - 25/12/2019

    An indulgent 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 at Bushmills Inn.
    The menu includes such tempting dishes as prawn and lobster cocktail with brandy sauce; turkey crown and honey glazed ham with all the trimmings, and Christmas pudding baked Alaska. 

    Christmas Lunch at Bushmills Inn is priced at £100 per adult and £50 per child.
    Contact Bushmills Inn on + 44(0) 28 207 33000 to book

  • An Evening with Brian Kennedy
    at Bishop's Gate Hotel

    27/12/2019 - 28/12/2019

    Brian Kennedy is one of Ireland's most popular ambassadors of music and Bishop's Gate Hotel welcome him on the 27th and 28th of December for two very special live performances in the Northern Counties Ballroom.
    The evening begins with a 4-course evening meal, created by Bishop's Gate's AA Rosette-awarded kitchen team, followed by a live performance by the talented singer-songwriter whose hits include "A Better Man", "Life, Love and Happiness and "Put the Message in the Box".

    Tickets are priced at £48.50 per person. Contact Bishop's Gate Hotel directly on +44 (0) 28 711 40300

  • New Years Eve with Soultown Groove
    at Bishop's Gate Hotel

    31/12/2019 - 31/12/2019

    Say farewell to 2019 and welcome in 2020 at Bishop's Gate Hotel's gala celebration event.
    Guests will be welcomed into the Northern Counties Ballroom with a sparkling drinks reception followed by a 6-course banquet and a live music performance from SoulTown Groove.

    SoulTown Groove is a fresh, vibrant and energetic live act, covering a variety of genres, but primarily Motown and Soul, blended with contemporary hits to complement the band's unique style.

    Tickets are priced at £75 per person and special accommodation packages are also available.
    Contact Bishop's Gate Hotel directly for more information and bookings on +44 (0) 28 711 40300

     

  • New Year's Eve Celebration
    at Bushmills Inn

    31/12/2019 - 31/12/2019

    Ring in the year 2020 at Bushmills Inn and enjoy an indulgent evening of outstanding cuisine and celebration. The menu features tempting dishes such as Guinness and onion soup, duck breast with burnt orange marmalade and sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce. 
    There will also be live music in the Gas Bar throughout the evening and into the New Year, open for all to enjoy.
    The dinner is priced at £50 per person for 5 pm sitting and £60 per person fro the 7:30 pm sitting.
    Entry to the Gas Bar is free of charge to all.
    Contact Bushmills Inn directly on +44 (0) 28 207 33000 for more information and bookings.

     

  • An Evening with Bye Bye Baby
    at Bishop's Gate Hotel

    03/01/2020 - 04/01/2020

    Bye Bye Baby is a lively and entertaining concert based on the musical phenomenon Jersey Boys and the timeless, iconic music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasona.
    Incredible four-part harmonies, roof-raising falsetto complete with energetic and stylish choreography ensures that Bye Bye Baby is a show to remember!
    The show includes Valli's greatest hits including Sherry, December '63, Grease, Can't Take My Eyes Off You, and many more.

    Tickets are priced at £55 per guests and include a four-course evening meal in the Northern Counties Ballroom followed by the live performance.
    Contact Bishop's Gate Hotel directly for more information and bookings on +44 (0) 28 711 40300

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