Accommodation & Cookery School


Located in the Garden of Ireland Ballyknocken House & Cookery School is conveniently located only 40minutes from Dublin, making it the perfect location for a foodie, leisure break or walking holiday.

Explore the Wicklow way, visit the early Christian monastic settlement of Glendalough, or relax in one of the wonderful local houses and gardens which have afforded Wicklow its title of Garden of Ireland enjoying the great outdoors of Ireland’s Ancient East. Or come and join us for a weekend foodie shortbreak and join us for a cookery class of your choice.

The Cookery School…

A recipe for success Ballyknocken Cookery School opened 10 years ago in the old milking parlour which has been purposefully converted into a centre of culinary learning and is home to the new Weber Grill Academy Cookery School.

Winner of the Cordon D’Or Cookery School of the year in 2007 Ballyknocken Cookery School is the perfect venue for a corporate or teambuilding exercise, a novel and memorable Hen Party or simply come and join one of over 300 themed public cookery classes hosted throughout the year, choose from Italian to Asian cuisine.   Catherine’s easy and soul-satisfying food with a strong local and seasonal emphasis, offers minimal fuss and allows you to let someone else do the clean-up.

Classes cost from €125 per person.

Perfect for all occasions, private functions, hen and birthday parties are catered for at Ballyknocken Cookery School which can accommodate groups from 10 to 200+.  It offers the perfect combination for a gourmet evening with the option to stay over as well as gift vouchers and corporate gifts and signed copies of Catherine’s books available.



Ballyknocken Farmhouse…

Ballyknocken House is a 4 * Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast and is the perfect location for all types of leisure breaks, whether you are looking for a romantic retreat, a family break, private party or a foodie shortbreak. Home to Catherine Fulvio where her family has been for almost 100 years she continues to enjoy working and living at Ballyknocken House & Cookery School with her husband, Claudio, and two children.

The four star Victorian Farmhouse boasts seven beautifully appointed rooms all with period features in a picturesque setting.  Located only 29miles from Dublin the grounds are extensive offering a large vegetable garden and an exotic herb garden which supplies seasonal home grown ingredients to the guesthouse and cookery school.

 “By now Ballyknocken must be the best- known farmhouse in the country” Pol O Conghaile



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