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? Organising a Hen or Stag party with a difference? 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 gathers around our table and enjoys delicious food and great wine!

Cook and Dine Competition

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 menus:

  • Irish Dinner Party
  • Moroccan Feast
  • French Supper Club

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.

Afternoon Tea at the Castle

This full day course starts with an introduction to our beautiful restored castle kitchen which is now home to Howth Castle Cookery School. The day will be spent preparing desserts, scones, traditional cakes and savouries to make an afternoon tea spread fit for a king.

A light lunch will be provided and then the afternoon will resume with a Master class in coffee and tea making with our barista.

Ending the day sitting down around the table for an afternoon tea spread with a glass of prosecco. Weather permitting afternoon tea will be served in walled garden.


Hands on scone making class

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, or allow an extra 30 minutes to make the perfect Irish coffee too.









An Elegant Night Out With a Difference Cookery Class

Upon arrival guests will be greeted with bubbles and canapés.  The party will then move on to prepare and cook a beautiful three course dinner under the guidance of our expert tutors, which will equip you will all the tricks of the trade from tips to planning ahead to presenting the finished dishes. 

This is the perfect class to enjoy working together as a team in a relaxed and elegant atmosphere. Afterwards you will sit down with a couple of glasses of wine to savour all you have made.

This is guaranteed to be a night out to remember!



Catch and Cook

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.