Calendar of Events

  • Cookery Courses
    at The Tannery

    01/01/2020 - 31/03/2020

    Looking to improve your skills in the kitchen or perhaps you're 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.
    January 11th - Cooking for Friends - Practical
    The first cookery course of the new year is always a favourite. Who doesn't like cooking for friends? This is a gorgeous course for those who love to entertain or even those who need some inspiration to make the family cooking more exciting. A practical course followed by a leisurely lunch.
    Date: January 11th - 10am to 3:30pm
    Course price: €195
    March 7th - Meat-Free Morning- Morning Demo
    There's a whole cooking world out there where the vegetable plays 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 7th - 11am to 2pm
    Course price: €80
    March 21st - Entertaining in Style - Demo
    For those out there who love entertaining, this course is 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.
    Date: March 21st - 10am to 3:30pm
    Course price: €155
    For these and more courses and to book, visit the Tannery Cookery School website. 
  • 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

  • Winter Wedding Showcase
    at Virginia Park Lodge

    03/01/2020 - 25/01/2020

    Say "I do" to discovering one of Ireland's finest country house wedding venues. 
    View Virginia Park Lodge dressed in elegant splendour; wander the stunning gardens and find your inspiration for a truly romantic and happy day. The dedicated wedding team will be delighted to talk through your ideas and the in house events team will be on hand with complimentary bubbly.

    January 3rd
    January 4th
    January 5th
    January 12th
    January 17th
    January 18th
    January 19th
    January 23rd
    January 24th
    January 25th

    Available by appointment from 11am to 3pm. Book your place now on the Virginia Park Lodge website

  • 2020 Vision Brunch and Wellness Event
    at Hayfield Manor

    19/01/2020 - 19/01/2020

    Ready to kick off 2020 on a high? Le Brunch Club returns for a wellness-focused morning featuring brunch, yoga, pilates and a session with a personal performance coach at Hayfield Manor.
    This is not only the perfect way to spend a morning with friends. You will also learn healthy habits and tips to guide you through 2020.

    Tickets are priced at €59 + booking fee per person. Spaces are limited so book your place early.
    Purchase tickets here

  • Classical Afternoon Tea
    at Tankardstown House

    19/01/2020 - 19/01/2020

    New for 2020, Tankardstown House will host 'Classical Afternoon Tea' in the dedicated tea rooms on Sunday the 19th of January. 

    Guests will enjoy the elegant tradition of Afternoon Tea alongside a classical recital by Soprano singer Evelyne Bourton. A unique and memorable afternoon to enjoy with family or friends.

    Sittings are available at 1pm, or 3:30pm and booking in advance is required. 
    Afternoon Tea is priced at €25 pp or €30 with a glass of bubbles. 
    To book cal Tankardstown House directly on 041 982 4621

  • Movie Nights
    at Bushmills Inn

    23/01/2020 - 21/02/2020

    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.
    On Thursday evenings enjoy two courses from the Cinema Supper Menu served at 6pm with the movie beginning at 8pm. £30 per person
    On Friday evening enjoy two courses from the Cinema Supper Menu served at 7pm with the movie beginning at 9pm. £40 per person 
    Call Bushmills Inn directly on +44 (0)28 2073 3000.
    January 23rd and 24th - Lion King
    January 30th and 31st - Downton Abbey
    February 6th and 7th - Judy
    February 13th - Downton Abbey
    February 20th and 21st - Downton Abbey
  • Cookery Demonstrations
    at Ardtara Country House

    23/01/2020 - 24/09/2020

    Do you love to cook? The head along to Ardtara Country House for a unique foodie experience with Chef Patron Ian Orr for one of a series of exciting cookery demonstrations.
    Ian will share his tips for preparing sumptuous meals at home. Each demonstration will be followed by a 3-course meal. 

    Thursday, January 23rd - Italian Cookery Demonstration
    Thursday, March 26th - Seafood Cookery Demonstration
    Thursday, May 28th - Italian Cookery Demonstration
    Thursday, July 30th - BBQ Cookery Demonstration
    Thursday, September 24th - Game and Meat Cookery Demonstration

    The cookery demonstrations are priced at £41.95 per person and should be booked in advance. 
    Overnight packages are available from £209
    To book, contact Ardtara Country House directly on +44 (0) 28 7694 4490

  • Downton Abbey RNLI Ballycotton Fundraising Gala Dinner
    at Ballymaloe House

    31/01/2020 - 31/01/2020

    The annual Ballymaloe Lifeboat Gala Fundraising Dinner will take place on the 31st of January in the Yeats Room at Ballymaloe House.
    The theme for the 2020 event is Downton Abbey

    The event will begin with a cocktail and jazz quartet Perfidia in the Drawing Room, followed by a themed gala dinner menu, then music and entertainment from the Runaway Retros. 

    Tickets are available for €110 per person. Call Margie Houlihan on 0876486480.
    A special overnight rate is available at Ballymaloe on the night. Contact Ballymaloe House directly to book on 021 465 2531

  • Floral Masterclass with Afternoon Tea
    at Bishop's Gate Hotel

    02/02/2020 - 15/03/2020

    Bernie Jackson, of Bernie's Blooms - a specialist in wedding flowers - will be hosting a Floral Masterclass in the Northern Counties Ballroom in Bishop's Gate Hotel on the 2nd of February and on the 15th of March.

    Each event will commence with a presentation display where Bernie will showcase how to create floral decor and then work with participants to create a beautiful item for each person to take home.
    Following the class, each guest can enjoy Bishop's Gate's delicious Afternoon Tea service.

    The event is priced at £40 per person which includes materials for the class, flowers and afternoon tea. Contact Bishop's Gate Hotel directly for bookings on +44 (0)28 711 40300

  • Women of Yore Afternoon Tea
    at No.1 Pery Square

    02/02/2020 - 02/02/2020

    Sit back and enjoy an afternoon of literature, history, fashion and song along with heroines, countesses and delicious delights. This will be a fantastic afternoon of heritage and culture with a serving of delicious afternoon tea, right in the centre of Limerick's Georgian Quarter.

    Book now on the No.1 Pery Square website or call directly on 061 402402

  • Traditional Sunday Lunch at the Lodge
    at Virginia Park Lodge

    02/02/2020 - 01/03/2020

    Sunday Lunch at Virginia Park Lodge features traditional-style prime roast beef with all the trimmings.
    The lunch includes; A Seasonal Cocktail, Canapes & traditional 3 Course Sunday Lunch menu.

    This event will take place on Sunday, February 2nd and Sunday, March 1st from 1:30pm, with lunch being served at  2pm.

    The lunch is priced at €69 per person. Please visit the Virginia Park Lodge website for bookings.


  • A Sunday Musial Soiree
    at Tankardstown House

    09/02/2020 - 09/02/2020

    Following on from the success of last years Sospiri d'Amore concert, international solo artist La Millia Mare returns to Tankardstown for 'A Sunday Musical Soiree' on Sunday the 9th of February, accompanied by renowned pianist Seho Dragon.
    The afternoon of Italian opera will appeal to romantics and music lovers alike, in the lead up to Valentine's Day. Set in the surrounds of the beautiful Orangery, it promises to be an afternoon of pure love and enchantment.

    The event will commence with a prosecco reception at 3pm, followed by the concert at 3:30pm.
    Tickets are priced at €30 pp. Please call Tankardstown House directly for bookings on 041 982 4621

  • Best of Bentley's Seafood Lunch
    at Virginia Park Lodge

    09/02/2020 - 09/02/2020

    For decadent dining visit Virginia Park Lodge on Sunday, February 9th for the Best of Bentley's Seafood Lunch.

    The lunch will commence at 1:30pm with canapés and a welcome drink, followed by lunch served at 2pm.

    The event is priced at €75 per person. Book now on the Virginia Park Lodge website

  • Valentine's Stay
    at Virginia Park Lodge

    15/02/2020 - 16/02/2020

    Unwind and reconnect with a Virginia Park Lodge overnight stay with champagne on arrival, four-course dinner and breakfast for two.

    100 acres of countryside on Lough Ramor offers an idyllic weekend backdrop. Take your walking boots, or borrow from the boot room, and enjoy a stroll through the estate right up to Deer Park or explore the walled gardens.
    Book in for some golf or simply relax with a book beside one of the many fireplaces before a restful night's sleep in one of the luxurious lodges. Wake, rejuvenated, before an award-winning breakfast the following morning.

    From €225 pps

    Book now on the Virginia Park Lodge website 

  • Boyne Valley Lunch
    at Virginia Park Lodge

    16/02/2020 - 16/02/2020

    On Sunday the 16th of February, Virginia Park Lodge invites you to their special Boyne Valley Lunch - a celebration of the finest local and seasonal produce.
    The event will commence at 1:30pm with a welcome drink and canapés before lunch is served at 2pm.

    This event is priced at €69 per person and can be booked on the Virginia Park Lodge.

  • The Gloss Magazine’s Wedding Salon
    at The Merrion Hotel

    23/02/2020 - 23/02/2020

    Calling all brides-to-be (and their mums, bridesmaids, friends) The Gloss Magazine’s Wedding Salon, at The Merrion, is essential for brides who want their weddings to be sophisticated, intimate and memorable. Event planner extraordinaire Tara Fay will lead a wedding planning masterclass, with Sharon Hoey and Helen Cody on bridal dressing, hair and make-up with Brown Sugar, flowers with Ruth Monaghan of Appassionata, table design, menus, gifts, photography, budgeting and planning.Every attendee will receive inspirational ideas and practical advice. Tickets are €80 (limited availability) and include coffee, luncheon and a gift bag as well as a Wedding Salon folder of useful information and contacts. Come on your own, with your mum, sister or friend. It’s also a lovely gift for someone you know who has recently become engaged.

    The Wedding Salon at The Merrion on February 23 from 11am-3pm

    Morning coffee

    Introduction to planning your wedding

    Hair & make-up looks by Brown Sugar

    Setting the scene: making decisions, budget talk, getting organised, staying sane

    Achieving a stress-free lead-up: calling in the professionals

    From the chefs at the Merrion: menu choices, wedding cake tasting

    For tickets (€80 to include coffee, luncheon with wines, gift bag and information folder) or queries, call The Gloss on 01 275 5130.

  • Beef & Oyster Lunch
    at Virginia Park Lodge

    23/02/2020 - 23/02/2020

    Some might call it Sunday lunch, but Virginia Park Lodge’s Beef and Oyster Club is rather more of a celebration.

    The event commences at 1.30pm for you to enjoy a delicious welcome drink and canapés before lunch is served at 2pm

    Tickets are priced at €75 and can be booked on the Virginia Park Lodge website. 


  • Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga and Meditation with Matt Padwick
    at Liss Ard Estate

    28/02/2020 - 01/03/2020

    In this retreat designed with the New Year and Liss Ard in mind, we will combine simple movement and breathing exercises with the stillness od meditation to experience a way of being that is both deeply relaxing and fully energised. Based on traditional Tibetan healing practices, and suitable for all ages and fitness levels, Kum Nye restores the body's natural rhythms and calms the mind, making it a very effective gateway and support to meditation practice.

    Then, with a calm mind and open senses, we will take the space and time to fully appreciate the natural environment of Liss Ard.

    This retreat will offer:
    - The time to breath and unwind
    - Easy-to-learn exercises that inspire relaxing meditation
    - Further nourishment provided by luxury accommodation, nutritious food and the natural environment. 

    This retreat is priced from €400 pps or €450 for a single room and includes 2 nights accommodation, all meditation and yoga classes, breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    Visit the Liss Ard Estate website for more information. 

  • Ardtara Tasting Dinners
    at Ardtara Country House

    28/02/2020 - 23/10/2020

    For an evening out with a difference, book a table at one of Ardtara's fabulous Tasting Dinners. You'll enjoy sparkling wine on arrival and a six-course tasting menu with optional paired wines  - a wonderful dining experience and a delight for foodies and wine lovers.

    Friday, 28th of February - Winter Tasting Dinner
    Friday, 24th of April - Spring Tasting Dinner
    Friday, 26th of June - Summer Tasting Dinner
    Friday, 11th of September - Cocktail Tasting Dinner
    Friday, 23rd of October - Autumn Tasting Dinner

    Ardtara's Tasting Dinners start at 8pm. The 6-course menu is priced at £55 per person or £90 with paired wines.
    Overnight packages are available from £259. 

    To book contact Ardtara Country House directly on +44 (0) 28 7964 4490

  • Flower Arranging Masterclass
    at Ardtara Country House

    18/03/2020 - 18/03/2020

    Tracey Kempton-Caves, from the award-winning Willow and Twine Floral Design studio, will be joining us in the Garden Restaurant at Ardtara to demonstrate how to make beautiful hand-tied bouquets. After the demonstration, you are invited to create your own hand-tied bouquet using a mix of fresh, dried and decorative materials. some of which will be foraged right on Ardtara's doorstep.
    You will start off with a mini afternoon tea and a glass of Prosecco to help to get you in a creative frame of mind, and afterwards, a three-course a la carte dinner will be served.

    Tickets are prices at £110 per person and include all materials, tuition, afternoon tea, dinner and your own beautiful bouquet to take home.
    Overnight packages are available from £149.50 pps
    To book, contact Ardtara Country House directly on +44 (0) 28 7964 4490

  • Mother's Day Treat
    at Virginia Park Lodge

    21/03/2020 - 22/03/2020

    There's no better time than Mother's Day to show your mum some well-deserved appreciation. 
    Treat her to a beautiful Champagne Afternoon Tea, followed by a delicious 3-course dinner and overnight stay in one of Virginia Park's luxurious Lodge suites, including an award-winning breakfast the following morning. 

    From €500. Book now on the Virginia Park Lodge website

  • Mothering Sunday Lunch
    at Virginia Park Lodge

    22/03/2020 - 22/03/2020

    Treat the most important woman in your life to a delicious Sunday Lunch at Virginia Park Lodge this Mothering Sunday.

    Commencing at 1:30pm guests can an enjoy a welcome drink and canapés before sitting down to a delicious three-course lunch at 2pm.

    The event is priced at €79 per person and can be booked on the Virginia Park Lodge website.

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