Things To Do Catherine's Top 10

With so much to choose from right here at Dunbrody House it can be difficult to drag yourself away but we have a multitude of places to visit, ruins to explore, coastal adventures and 14 beaches to discover here on the Hook Peninsula. These are the Top 10 as compiled by your Hostess Catherine Dundon:

1. Wine & Dine at Dunbrody  Definitely treat yourself to some of Kevin Dundon’s fabulous food in the Harvest Room Restaurant but remember too to try Dundons Chamapgne Seafood Bar for some amazing fish from all around the Hook Peninsula;

2. Bake Brown Bread and Scones at Dunbrody House – for guests staying with us you can take part in our daily bake of traditional brown bread and scones at 7am; Only if you don’t plan on taking advantage of our breakfast served til Noon each day of course! (not available during Covid-19 restrictions)

3. Join Kevin's 2 o'clock Live Most days Kevin is broadcasting a mini cookery demo live on his Instagram and Facebook channels.  Limited numbers are very welcome to join him in studio.

4. Sip champagne, nibble a canape, watch the sun set and listen to the evening birdsong on the terrace at Dunbrody…Heaven;

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5. Visit The Hook Lighthouse – Dating back to the 5th Century this is the oldest lighthouse in Europe and a fantastic place to blow away the cobwebs. You will feel totally energised after a visit to the tip of the Peninsula where the sea air is like Nature’s Spa. The tour of the lighthouse provides not only fabulous views but a great interactive visitor experience too. The cliff walk from the Lighthouse to Slade Castle is wonderful too. Try to fit in their sunrise or sunset tour if you’re looking for some amazing photos. It’s a great spot for star gazing as well.

6. Trail in Tintern Abbey – Founded around 1200 by William Marshal, the Greatest Knight, the abbey and grounds provide not only a spectacular backdrop but some fabulous woodland trails and a fully restored Colclough Walled Garden where you can discover all the heirloom varieties of seasonal fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers. There’s a couple of different trails 2km, 5km and 8km. By offering a donation in the Walled Garden Barbara will give you a bag of whatever fruit/vegetables has been harvested that day.

7. Beaches of the Hook Peninsula – we love our little fishing villages and great choice of beaches & coves where you can explore wide sandy beaches, dramatic coves & sea caves surrounded by cliffs, whale & dolphin watching … year round. The more adventurous can take to the sea with Kite Surfing or Sea Kayaking around the Hooks caves (try a private sunset tour)

8. Carve your own chair or wood spirit at Bevel Woodworking School (small groups of 4/5 can book this privately too) Contact Tommy Kelly 086 823 2180

9. Design your own rug at Ceadogan Owner Denis prides himself in the quality and craftsmanship of his designer rugs using only the finest materials for his product. From the favourite 100% pure New Zealand wool, to luscious silks and exotic bamboos, they have a vast and diverse selection of raw materials for creating a unique texture. Every Ceadogán rug is individually tailored to suit our clients’ personal specifications; from design and materials to colour choices and dimensions (as seen here at Dunbrody House too!) but you can create your very own design as well.

10. Crystal in Waterford City – one of the oldest cities in Ireland guests can enjoy the Viking Triangle and all the treasures such as the Viking Museum, Reginalds Tower, the old city walls…. Some great shopping to be had too not just in Waterford Crystal.

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Winter 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. 

Escape to the Country nothing beats two 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

Online Christmas Cookery Course Part 1 & Part 2 by Kevin Dundon In two parts starting on Monday 16th November - learn how too take the stress out of Christmas. From to bake the perfect Christmas cake and pudding, whip up a delicious brandy butter, cranberry sauce and much much more. This seven day course with daily tutorials and recipes will have you well prepared for your family Christmas feast.  A downloadable PDF of all the recipes will be available and you can access the full course content at the time of your choice.  Also included are two live cook alongs at 7pm Tuesday and Thursday evening Irish time. 

Part 2 takes place from Monday 7th December where Kevin will share all his chef secrets in making sure you'll know how to prepare a delicious and moist turkey, glazed ham, different stuffings, braised red cabbage, traditional and new idea treats & desserts and will follow the  same 7 day format as part 1 with the 2 live cookalongs too. 

Click HERE to join Part 1



Click HERE to join Part 2

A Gatsby New Year - This New Year's Eve, the most glamorous pleasure-seekers are invited to shake out their pearls and tassels, unfurl their feathers and elude the beady eye of the law at the most lavish Prohibition Party yet. Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the classic elegance of art deco of the Roaring 20’s. Be transported to an era of a modern renaissance where style, opulence, and grace were the only way to swing. Kicking off with traditional Prohibition cocktails and canapes and followed up with a Vintage Gala Dinner with live music throughout.

New Year's Eve Gatsby Package includes: 2 nights B&B with breakfast, Afternoon Tea on the day arrival (between 3 and 5pm), Cocktails & Canapes from 7.30pm with 8 course Gala Dinner on New Year's Eve from  8-8.15pm finishing up with Live Music with our resident two piece From Mars to Venus.

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Love Is  Two days and nights of indulgence at Dunbrody House throughout this Winter.  The perfect treat for someone you love. 

Love Is package includes: Sundays & Midweek accommodation in one of Dunbrody's luxury rooms or suites, Dinner for Two from the Harvest Room Seasonal Menu on one of the nights, Champagne Heidsick & Flowers in room on arrival, Breakfast til Noon next day.

Sundays & Midweek 

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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



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