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.