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 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 - 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 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.
    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

    May 18th: Summer Food for Friends - Practical
    The long summer evenings are upon us and what could be nicer than to have friends over for dinner. This course will provide you with the inspiration and the courage to do it yourself. Dishes for sharing, for families and for having fuss free entertaining. Followed by a convivial lunch you will go home armed with dishes to see you through the summer and beyond.
    Date: May 18th, from 10am to 4pm
    Course price: €190

    June 1st: Italian Food to Share with Friends and Family - Morning Demo
    Who doesn’t love Italian food. The Italian dinner table embodies the essence of hospitality and the spirit of sharing. This morning demo covers some Italian classics and some not so classic. Recipes that can be adapted for dinner, lunch or entertaining. Followed by lunch.
    Date: June 1st, from 11am to 2pm
    Course price: €75

    September 7th: Hearty Wholesome Family Cooking - All Day Demo
    For those who feel they are stuck in a cooking rut, repeating the same recipes over and over and need some new inspiration for family cooking at home. Getting the balance right between what the kids like and what the adults want is always tricky. This course will demonstrate tray bakes, slow cooked casseroles, a beef rib Sunday lunch and the perfect dauphinoise potatoes that the whoel family will love.
    Followed by lunch
    Date: September 7th, from 10am to 4pm
    Course price: €150

    September 30th - October 2nd: 3 Day Intensive 2019
    An annual three day intensive course where Paul guides you through various disciplines of cooking in an intimate setting. This course is not for a beginner, but for the competent home cook who wants to further their skills. It may also be of interest to those who might want to take their cooking out of the home kitchen and into a more commercial area, such as small café. Paul will focus on how to make the best of seasonal ingredients. How to elevate simple dishes to make them restaurant quality. Secrets of the professional kitchen will be shared along with the recipes that can be adapted for home. Special Rates in the Tannery Townhouse for participants on this course.
    Date: September 30th to October 2nd
    Course price: €590

    October 5th: Kitchen Confidential - The Insider Knowledge - Practical
    Learn the tricks that make a restaurant kithen 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 - 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.
    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
  • 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
  • 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

  • Seafood and Wine Masterclass
    at King Sitric

    17/05/2019 - 17/05/2019

    Seafood and Wine Masterclass hosted by Dublin Bay Prawn Festival, King Sitric Restaurant and Wines Direct.

    A tasting of five wines paired with the best of Howth Seafood. Joan MacManus, owner King Sitric restaurant and Vera O' Grady, Wines Direct will discuss seafood and wine pairing, focusing on traditional pairings and a few more unusual surprises. All in a fun and informal way with a little festival history and local stories thrown in.

    Location: Demonstration Tent at the Dublin Bay Prawn Festival Howth
    Date: May 17th
    Time: 5pm to 6pm
    Tickets: €20 pp

    Book now

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Stawberry Festival
    at Castle Grove Country House

    06/07/2019 - 06/07/2019

    On Saturday July 6th,  Castle Grove Country House, Co. Donegal will be hosting their 3rd Annual Strawberry Festival in their beautiful grounds.

    Tour Castle Grove’s walled gardens and strawberry beds, learn to make a delectable strawberry dessert from the head chef, and top off the afternoon with a cocktail making demonstration using a fresh batch of Castle Grove’s very own Strawberry Gin.

     Head along and enjoy a fun filled day of all things strawberry! Best of all, admission is free!

    Date: Saturday, July 6th
    Time: 2pm to 5pm

  • 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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