We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ballyknocken Cookery School

Ashford, Glenealy, Ireland
+353 (0)404 44627
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Glenealy
Type: Educational Sites
11 visitor photos
Write a Review

18 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Apprehensive at first. Working with a group of people I didn't know. Being instructed by a chef I'd only seen on TV. But the result was a great experience I hope to repeat soon. Catherine is wonderful at motivating and the shared experience of eating what we had created was excellent. I'd recommend it to anyone, man or woman, experienced... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bray, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I bought a day cookery course for my mother for her birthday this year and decided to treat my girlfriend to the same so they both went off for the day. The overall day was described by both of them as very average and nothing too amazing about the recipes or tips. The most disappointing thing however, was the time... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
15 reviews 15 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

we have just returned from our 3rd visit to Ballyknocken house and cooking school and we were not disappointed the class was 7nights 7meals one plan fantastic we would highly recommend it but to be honest I don't think you would be disappointed with any class given by Catherine and her team the tips you receive during the class are... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
12 reviews 12 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for two nights during our trip to Ireland on the recommendation of my sister who also LOVED this place when she visited. And boy was I glad I took her recommendation! The staff was welcoming, the breakfasts were lovely, and the room clean, spacious, and romantic. We also ordered a picnic for a hike... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

A group of about 15 of us are just back from a great day and night in Ballyknocken. I would highly recommend it. We had a hen party and sent a lovely afternoon cooking beautiful with very professional staff. It's a really well equipped kitchen, the setting is lovely and it was food that was lovely but manageable and I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Just attended a morning cookery class with Catherine Fulvio in Ballyknocken Cookery School. The theme for our class was 7 nights, 7 meals - 1 plan. Catherine was really friendly and the recipes were very easy to follow. Will definitely be making these at home. The class is very hands on and you leave with loads of extra tips and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Derry, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Stayed in Ballyknocken house (B&B) and took a half day course in the cookery school. Both were fantastic and well worth the long Drive. Situated in Co. Wicklow the place is very scenic. Our time there was relaxing and great value for money. Will definitely be back 5/5 :)

Was this review helpful? Yes
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

I took my wife and daughter to Ballyknocken Cookery School while we were visiting Dublin. What a fantastic experience we had with Catherine and Anthony. Catherine has a wonderful, charming and engaging personality, is passionate about cooking, and taught us to make some great meals. This experience is very worth the drive from Dublin (get directions in advance though). The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wexford, Ireland
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Really enjoyable cake baking course, great for a girlie weekend away. Lovely recipes, lots of tips and hands on experience. Everyone was really friendly and helpful and you get to bring all the cakes home!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

I don't know what impressed me the most. Catherine's amazing hospitalty and her bubbly personality or her cooking skills. I was at the cookery with a group earlier in the week. On the weekend, my family joined me for the holidays and I decided to take them to the cookery Catherine was wonderful and was able to fit us in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Been to Ballyknocken Cookery School? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Ballyknocken Cookery School, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing