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. 

  • 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

  • Beef & Oyster Club
    at Virginia Park Lodge

    24/03/2019 - 24/03/2019

    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

  • 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 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
  • Uncorked - Spanish Wine Dinner
    at No.1 Pery Square

    12/04/2019 - 12/04/2019

    Celebrate Spanish Wine week at No. 1 Pery Square, in association with Wines from Spain on Friday the 12th of April from 7:30pm.

    Head Chef Tim, along with his great team, will prepare a sumptuous Spanish-themed, 4 course gourmet dinner, to be served alongside delicious, carefully selected wines.

    Tickets are priced from €69 per person and include dinner, wine and a welcome drink on arrival. Click here 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.
  • 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

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