With the south being home to the gourmet
Sign up for a session with those who have
county of Cork, as well as a stunning
an intimate knowledge of Ireland’s finest
coastline and lush green pasturelands, the
local produce, and let the true masters of
region’s food festivals are well worth a
the trade unearth your hidden talent at
peek. Succulent fruit, fresh seafood and
some of the finest schools in the region:
other traditional delights can be savored at
• Ballymaloe Cookery School, Shanagarry,
Midleton, County Cork
• Enniscorthy Strawberry Fair, County Wexford,
Possibly Ireland’s most famous cookery school,
overseen by Darina Allen, the school offers courses for
Hurry to Enniscorthy to sample the juiciest
all levels and abilities.
strawberries and lively family entertainment.
• Dunbrody Abbey Cookery School, New Ross,
• Taste of West Cork, Skibbereen, County Cork,
At this long-established and exclusive school in the
Savor fantastic food and gourmet goodies using some
idyllic surroundings of Dunbrody Abbey, proprietors
of the best local produce in the land.
Pierce and Valerie McAuliffe offer both day-long and
• Kinsale International Gourmet Festival,
County Cork, October
• Dunbrody Country House Hotel and Cookery
The annual celebration of gastronomic delights from
School, Arthurstown, County Wexford
charming Kinsale and its surrounds draws foodies
Set in 20 acres of gardens right on the edge of the
from far and wide.
Hook Peninsula, this is one of the country’s most
stylish cooking schools.
• Kenmare Appetite for Life, County Kerry,
Kenmare becomes a haven of tranquility, with great
gourmet food complementing its glorious vistas.
• Listowel Food Fair, County Kerry, November
Food lovers gather in this bustling Kerry town to
celebrate the real taste of the Kingdom of Kerry