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 menus:

  • Japanese Supper Club
  • Moroccan Feast
  • A French Soiree
  • A Taste Of Mexico
  • A Taste of Morocco
  • An Indian Night Out

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.

Luncheon, Hands on Scone Making, Private Tour of the Castle – €100.00

Join us at Howth Castle Cookery School for this memorable afternoon. This class is geared at our bigger groups and tours upon arrival at the cookery school you will be shown through to our beautifully renovated Butler’s Room, where the fire will be lit and our guests will be seated at their tables, before sitting down to a sumptuous two course lunch prepared by our cookery school staff. Lunch will be served with wine and the school would suggest an Irish themed or seafood menu.

After lunch our guests will join our tutors in the cookery school for a hands on scone making class. Whilst the scones are baking the group will be taken on a tour of the castle which has been a private home for the Gaisford-St.Lawrence family for the last 800 years.

The afternoon will finish with freshly baked scones and tea or coffee.

Alternatively the day can be reversed by starting with the scone making, followed by the tour and finishing with lunch.

An Irish Dinner Party – €70.00

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.






A Christmas Night Out With a Difference Cookery Class – €100.00

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 – €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.


Craft Beer and Christmas Cheer – €120.00

‘Hope Beer is a premium craft beer from Howth Junction, Dublin. Our beers have been developed by a renowned recipe designer and produced using only the highest quality natural ingredients in the heart of North County Dublin.

HOPE celebrates the perseverance of mankind in general and we Irish in particular. HOPE is what brought us to the four corners of the world, but more importantly, it is what brings us home. Although Hope is our main brand, each beer has its own distinct name, story and taste experience. Discover our stories. Discover our beers.’

Come and join Howth Castle Cookery School for a corporate day out as we partner with Hope brewery for a private tour.  Find out how the beers are made and the story behind the different names. Jeanne will then take you through beer tastings and matching of beers with our Christmas themed menu for the day. Showing you craft beers are suitable for food pairings at any time of the year.

Upon returning to the cookery school the group will put together a Christmas themed dinner with a twist, before finishing the afternoon with a three course dinner with matching beer or wine.