Dunbrody Cookery School

New from Kevin Dundon while we're waiting to re-open is his Instagram Online Cookery Course - starting May 25th for three weeks. For all the details and how to book CLICK HERE 

"This course is all about going Back to Basics, based on my book. The aim of my course is to get everyone to feel more confident in the kitchen. You will learn everything from the proper use of knives to cooking roast chickens and chocolate fondants and so much more in between" Kevin Dundon The course will run through a private Instagram account and you will be added to the Attendees list once you've subscribed.    What will you receive? 

A Tutorial every day for three weeks (21 video lessons), 2 live Cook Alongs every week at 7pm, a daily recommended "Recipe of the Day" to try and all your questions answered within 24 hours.  There will be a Surprise Giveaway at the end for the Most Improved.

Dunbrody Cookery School has been designed to cater for all levels of cooks, from budding enthusiasts (Back to Basics) to the experienced gourmet (specialised courses). The perfect blend of demonstration and hands-on individual tuition means that you will learn practically and be able to reproduce the dishes at home in your own kitchen. Chef-Instructor Julien Clemot & Kevin Dundon will lead you through both a fun-filled and food-filled day where demonstration and hands on tuition fuse seamlessly.  There's always plenty of tasting too so don't forget to bring your appetite! 

back to basics coverFor a taste of what's on offer check out Kevin Dundon's Instagram TV channel where you'll find lots of easy to follow videos and live TV at 2pm.  He's also on Virgin Media at 7.30pm every Tuesday with his Back to Basics TV show. 

2020 Autumn Courses now available to book: Call 051.389600 or Book Online (see link below) Also available to book is our Cooking Up a Storm package which include your B&B . Special offers for Bed & Breakfast are always available throughout the year and for small groups our Cosy Cabin and Guest Lodge provide an excellent alternative and great value accommodation.

One Day Cookery Programme €175 Click the link below to book or call 051.389600 for more information

Located just opposite Dunbrody Country House where the restaurant has received numerous awards the simple philosophy of under-stated but delicious food follows on in the Dunbrody Cookery School.    All of the courses at the Dunbrody Cookery School have been personally designed by Celebrity Masterchef Kevin Dundon who can often be viewed on RTE in Ireland and PBS in the USA with his TV show Modern Irish Food, HEAT and BBC′s Saturday Kitchen. The cookery school has also received numerous excellent reports from magazines like Departures Magazine, Sainsbury′s Food, Waitrose Illustrated, Olive, Food & Wine and many newspapers too.

Under the care and guidance of our Cookery School Chef Instructor Julien Clemot, guests will learn the secrets of producing fine food using only the best of quality Irish ingredients. The emphasis at Dunbrody Cookery School is on freshness and seasonality of locally-sourced ingredients and utilising these to achieve fabulous dishes without the worry of overly-complicated recipes.

Courses range from a variety of one day courses to the ever popular 2 day Dinner Parties for Six course. With groups of up to ten we offer guests the chance to translate their enthusiasm and love for food into the real skills needed to produce fantastic food. Our belief is that cooking should be fun and our courses are designed to be fun also. A great option if you are looking to book a group is to look at booking the Lodge at Dunbrody for your accommodation. 

One day courses range from Easy Entertaining, BBQ & Grill, Seafood & Shellfish, Vegetarian, Fusion...are part demonstration, part hands on.  Priced at €175 for the day the one day course makes for a great day out or as a gift voucher for the foodie in your life. Maximum class size is 10.

July 2020

Thursday 23rd BBQ & Grill
Thursday 30th Fusion Cuisine


Friday 31st July Devine Desserts


August 2020

Saturday 1st    BBQ & Grill
Thursday 6th   A Taste of the Mediterranean
Friday 7th      Seafood & Shellfish
Saturday 8th  Thai Cuisine
Thursday 13th Modern Irish Cuisine


Friday 14th     Summer Entertaining
Saturday 15th Classic French Cooking
Saturday 29th  Back to Basics

September 2020

Thursday 3rd  Easy Entertaining
Friday 4th      Come Dine With Me
Saturday 5th  A Taste of the Mediterranean
Thursday 10th Gluten-Free Cooking


Friday 11th     Seafood & Shellfish
Saturday 12th One Pot Wonders

Thursday 17th Modern Irish Food

Friday 18th & Saturday 19th 2 day Autumn Dinner Parties for 6

Thursday 24th Classic French Cuisine

Friday 25th     Fusion Cuisine
Saturday 26th The Art of Slow Cooking

Our 2 day Dinner Parties for Six will provide you with more hands on tuition and a lot of tasting.  Designed to provide you with a range of seasonal starters, main courses and desserts the two days are packed full of seasonal recipes.  Priced at €325, maximum class size is 7. A basic knowledge of cooking is required. Remaining 2020 dates available to book:

AUGUST      Thursday 27th & Friday 28th  - 2 day Autumn Dinner Parties for 6

SEPTEMBER Friday 18th & Saturday 25th - 2 day Autumn Dinner Parties for 6

OCTOBER    Thursday 22nd & Friday 4th     - 2 day Autumn Dinner Parties for 6

NOVEMBER  Friday 20th & Saturday 21st   - 2 day Winter Dinner Parties for 6

DECEMBER  Friday 11th & Saturday 12th  -  2 day Christmas Dinner Parties for 6

The 5 Day Masterclass is the ultimate Dunbrody culinary experience.  A good knowledge of cooking is required as the course is definitely designed for those who are looking to expand their repetoires to include the more challenging recipes usually associated with the more expereinced chef. Upcoming dates and 2019 schedule as follows:

5 Day Masterclass Dates for 2020 €750 Click the link below to book or Call 051.389600 directly for more information on residential packages Tel 051389600

September 30th to 4th October inclusive

Exclusive group bookings welcome also for team-building events, speciifc culinary training or just for fun. Courses can booked as part of a hotel package or on its own on a non-residential basis.  You can book online or direct with us.  All course prices are based on non-residential bookings, special B&B rates are available to book separately.

Cookery courses make for great Gift Vouchers which can be purchased online - ideal for any time of the year. We can also build a bespoke package for a very special occasion to include accommodation, dinner and maybe a trip to the spa...call directly for this. Tel 051389600

Cookery School


Summer Specials

Thoughout the year we offer some great dates for your diary - you can book any of these on their own or as part of a package: Call 051.389600 to book. 
If you go down to the woods today....you'll find our gorgeous cosy cabin tucked away in the woodland.  The perfect way to get back to nature where the only noise comes from the Dawn & Dusk Chorus, where you can slip into the Twilight while relaxing on your terrace with a couple of Sundowner Cocktails from Room Service and enjoy the benefits of a complete Digital Detox too.

Click here to check availability

Live Like a Lord (or a lady!) To the Manor Born at Dunbrody   - Live like a Lord for 2 days in 1800s Dunbrody House...Georgian architecture meets modern luxury with this 2 day package which includes a Classic Afternoon Tea, dinner in the Harvest Room Restaurant from our Summer Seasonal Menu and champagne breakfast in bed til Noon on one morning.

Available throughout the year.  Click HERE to book

Escape to the Country - nothing beats 2 nights getaway to the stunning Hook Peninsula & Dunbrody Country House & Estate especially when it includes a dinner on one night from Kevin Dundon's kitchen!  Treat yourself to a well-earned break of relaxation, pampering and indulgence.  You've definitely earned it  

Available throughout the year.  Click HERE to book
Love Is 24 hours of indulgence at Dunbrody House throughout the Autumn & Winter. From €235 pps          The perfect treat for someone you love.     Love Is package includes:
- Accommodation in one of Dunbrody's luxury rooms or suites, Breakfast til Noon next day.
- Dinner for Two from the Harvest Room Seasonal Menu
- Choice of Dunbrody Full Body Massage or Signature Facial (one treatment per person)

Sundays & Midweek Click HERE to book

The Lodge at Dunbrody - For the perfect family break the original steaward's house at Dunbrody House offers all the perks of being in the main house but with loads of space for kids of all ages too.  Sleeping up to six you have the option of self-catering or let us look after all your dining needs. Minimum two night stay. Click HERE to check availability
Yummy Mummies  - We love all the Yummy Mummies & Mums to Be here at Dunbrody and we have the perfect treat for your Yummy Mummy - either the Foodie option or the Beauty option both starting at €265 pps to book either as a stay or as a Voucher  Package includes 1 night's Dinner, B&B and a choice of any one of the following:- One Day Cookery School OR Aromatherapy Associates Rose Facial with Indian Head & Neck Massage

Throughout the month of June Click HERE to book  Also available as a Gift Voucher

Dunbrody Exclusive Packages