Ireland Culinary Passion & Irish Coast Charm in Wexford



Over the centuries, County Wexford on the southeastern coast of Ireland has endured the Celts,

Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and Normans passing through the valleys, leaving behind a landscape

rich in historical remains. Countless castles, abbeys, fortresses and ancient settlements remain to

mark their passage. Since the number of hours of sunshine received daily is higher than in the

rest of the country, County Wexford is known as Ireland’s “sunny southeast”, making the area the

perfect year-round choice for a culinary getaway to the countryside.

You will stay at Dunbrody Country House, a historical 1830s Georgian property set on 300 acres of parkland on the idyllic Hook Peninsula on Ireland’s southern coast. Indulgence is the order of the day at this small luxury hotel with its world-renowned gourmet restaurant, chic champagne seafood bar and renowned Chef, Kevin Dundon. You will spend two full days in his famous cooking school

discovering the hidden secrets of Irish cuisine.

Dunbrody Country House Hotel – For One Person (Dbl Occ)

Dunbrody Country House Hotel is a small luxury hotel in Wexford located on the dramatic Hook

Peninsula on Ireland’s south coast. Owned and operated by Kevin and Catherine Dundon, the

Dunbrody reflects their joint passion for excellence in all areas – fine food with friendly, relaxed

service combined with luxury accommodation, all within the centuries-old walls of this beautiful

Georgian property. While retaining many of the original 1830s features and fixtures, the rooms at

Dunbrody also offer all the comforts of modern living. No two rooms are alike and the exquisite

fabrics and furniture are a lovely mix of contemporary and traditional. Through the Georgian

picture windows, suites and rooms offer peaceful views over the gardens and parkland. Many

rooms feature a balcony or garden terrace, some have exposed beams that crisscross the vaulted

ceilings, and still others offer an original roll top bath.

Irish Breakfast Every Morning

A buffet of fresh baked breads & pastries, fresh fruits, cold cuts and a selection of hot dishes featuring wonderful local artisan sausages, bacon, free-range eggs await you every morning. In addition, for those who prefer the long leisurely start to their day – breakfast is served til Noon at Dunbrody!

Seasonal Full Day Hands-on Cooking Class

Today you will spend the entire day discovering some wonderful seasonal dishes through

demonstration and hands-on experience at celebrity Chef Kevin Dundon’s Dunbrody Cookery

School. You will learn to create dishes that are truly luscious while bringing out their flavors with

respectful, not overpowering, techniques. After completing the selection of starters, main courses

and desserts, you will relax and enjoy your delicious creations. You will never think of Irish food

the same way again.

Hook Lighthouse Guided Tour

Driving a short distance from the Dunbrody Country House Hotel, you will glimpse old forts and

hidden coves throughout the desolate Hook Peninsula, but the highlight of the trip is the oldest

operational lighthouse in the world, Hook Lighthouse. Built in the 13th century, the Hook

Lighthouse imparts a magic and mysticism that eclipses that of all other lighthouses. On your

climb to the parapet, you will pass through a series of chambers, finally emerging to the

spectacular views of the sea and Hook Peninsula.

Dunbrody Famine Ship Guided Tour

In the 1840s, the country’s heavy reliance on potatoes led to the disaster known as the Irish Potato Famine, which killed one million people and spurred twice as many more to immigrate to

other countries. On this tour, you will explore the Dunbrody, an exact replica of the three-mast

sailing ship that brought many emigrants from Ireland to North America during and after the

Great Famine. The Dunbrody and its accompanying visitor center provide a unique insight into

the bravery and fortitude with which Irish people faced up to.

Traditional Full Day Hands-on Cooking Class

Today you will once again have the opportunity to translate your enthusiasm and love for food

into the real skills needed to produce fantastic food. Believing that cooking should be fun, the

courses at Chef Kevin Dundon’s Dunbrody Cookery School are designed to be enjoyable with

dishes that are achievable and easy to recreate at home. You will learn to create stunning dishes,

all personally designed by Celebrity Chef Kevin Dundon. After the class, you will also take

home your course certification as proof of your newly learned skills.

Pouring Your Own Guinness Class

Guinness has been considered by the Irish to be not so much a drink but an entire food group of

its own! On the grounds of Dunbrody House you will find a small traditional pub where you will

learn to master the age-old craft of “pulling your own pint of Guinness” with one of the

experienced bartenders. Relishing your “hand pulled” pint of Guinness, you will soak up the old-

world atmosphere, and enjoy a unique Irish experience at “the Big House” as the locals call


DON’T FORGET: All of our packages are fully customizable.


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