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Ballyknocken Cookery School

Ashford, Glenealy, Ireland
+353 (0)404 44627
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Glenealy
Type: Educational Sites
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My daughter Kim and I booked a cookery session with Catherine and we were delighted to have had the added benefit of having Paul Smith as the other instructor. Both were excellent trainers with exceptional people skills and a friendly encouraging approach when supporting us through each step of the menu, it was a positive learning experience in a interactive... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

The cookery class was full of information, fun & really good food. Kathryn & Paul were amazing teachers and loads of fun. My sister is a beginner at cooking & I'm moderately experienced but the class was great for all of us. The trip thru the garden is not to be missed!

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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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

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Bray, Ireland
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Derry, United Kingdom
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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 :)

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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

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