Group Bookings

Rediscover forgotten flavours and get together in the unique and atmospheric environment of Howth Castle Cookery School for your next group event. Our impressive 18th century domed kitchen is the perfect venue.

A member of a Club or Society looking for an annual outing that’s out of the ordinary? A work event with a difference, organising a Hen or Stag party ? Or simply wanting to take some time out with your friends? At Howth Castle Cookery School, we have something to suit all tastes and ability levels.

Choose from some of the options below. Regardless of whichever type of event you choose, just remember once the cooking is complete, everyone sit’s down in our recently renovated Butlers Room to enjoy delicious food and great wine!                                                                             

What our customers say;

“A big thanks to Sarah, Gemma and John for yesterday’s class with Ireland’s Eye. I was really impressed by the whole set-up. I know you do this all the time, but the approach really worked wonders for us, as we were especially concerned to blend several different ethnic groups together using the cooking experience” Barre Fitzpatrick, Business Coach and MD at Stride.

“We had the most amazing time yesterday.  I can’t thank you all enough for a brilliant brilliant evening. Obviously we felt the food was excellent and the setting, ease, free flowing wine and general relaxed elegance was perfect.  Thank you” Katherine Deas, SwiftComply.

“We had the BEST time at the Irish Dinner Party Class on Thursday. John was just fabulous. Unbeknownst to me, two of the last minute attendees were vegan (oy!)….and John did such great job accommodating them. We learned so much, had fun and the food was yummy. Thank you all again for accommodating us and providing such a terrific experience”  Beth A. Brooks, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Cook and Dine Competition – €80.00

An interactive and fun experience with a competitive edge! Classes include lots of tips and cooking techniques to make it a great fun and relaxed day or evening out.  The cook and dine competition comes with a choice of amazing menus.

Your group will be split into two teams and then let the cooking wars begin. Whilst awaiting for the winning team to be announced, contestants will enjoy a three course meal with wine. The evening will finish with a presentation of prizes for the winning team.

 Hands on Scone Making Class – €45.00

Our impressive Georgian kitchen is the perfect venue for a traditional hands on scone making class.  For groups of up to 30 who are looking for a practical hands on class in Howth castle kitchen.

This class takes 60 minutes which includes enjoying the results of your efforts with tea and coffee in our recently renovated Butler’s Room.

Seafood Chowder & Homemade Brown Bread Cookery Demonstration with Lunch – €55.00

This wonderful morning is geared towards larger groups of 20 or more and starts with a Seafood Chowder and Home Made Brown Bread Demonstration.  Cooking the very best Howth fresh seafood, caught locally and delivered directly to our door step, our wonderful tutors will guide you through a cookery demonstration how to make the perfect chowder and delicious brown bread. Following the demonstration the group can sit down in the Butler’s Room in the Castle to enjoy their delicious lunch.

The group can also incorporate a private tour of Howth Castle before or after the demonstration which takes approximately 45 minutes and is taken by either a member of the Gaisford St Lawrence family or one of our professional tour guides.  For more details email







Catch and Cook – €160.00

Our catch and cook course is a full day of great food and expert guidance, led by our team in the cookery school and of course our skipper David. Confidence is the most important ingredient when it comes to catching fish and we will spend the day building yours.

There will be lessons in technique, preparing and filleting and most importantly how fantastic fish tastes when you catch it yourself. You’ll be hooked!  We will be fishing a few miles out behind Ireland’s Eye where you will be taught the basic’s of catching fish. You will spend a couple of hours seeing what bites before returning to land to cook your prize. We will also provide snacks to keep you going during the morning. You will then have a light lunch back at the castle and proceed to the cookery school where you will participate in a hands on class, cooking your days catch into a sumptuous three course meal. We will then finish up feasting on your days catch with a well deserved glass of wine.

An Irish Dinner Party – €75.00

Here at Howth Castle Cookery School we have put together a selection of menu’s offering the best of Irish cuisine. Our Irish themed dishes, all with our own Howth Castle Cookery School twist are suitable for groups from 8 to 50 people with the option of a private guided tour  of Howth Castle (additional fee applies).

Your group will work to put together a three course lunch or dinner in this hands on class, before moving into the Butler’s room, where the group will enjoy the ambience of an open fire whilst enjoying a glass of wine with the fruits of your labour.