Cookery Courses


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Activity Description

This is where you get your hands dirty! This time you get to make it with instruction & help from the experts. This can be developed into creating your own lunch or 3 course dinner to be eaten at Ghan House.

Our chef will demonstrate many aspects of Cookery in our specially designed demonstration kitchen. You choose any course, we have offered seafood preparation, bread making, BBQ, easy entertaining, Thai, French cooking & desserts.

The Cookery School at Ghan House was established in 1993 by proprietor Joyce Carroll. Now in our 20th year, we hold private courses tailored for groups ~ corporate, hen weekend or a group simply wanting a course for themselves.


Cookery, Georgian Banquet, Wine Tasting….

We bring in 4 guest chefs for our cookery courses – Artisan baker Paul Merry, the effervescent Italian Ursula Ferrigno, the wonderful Paula McIntyre and Karyn Booth as well as our head chef and AA Rosette awarded Rob Read. In addition to the program of events we can tailor cookery or a wine tasting course for your own private group – whether it be a corporate get-together or hen!

Some typical courses;

  • Easy Entertaining Masterclass.
  • Hands-on Cookery with guest chef Paula McIntyre
  • Paula McIntyre teaches easy entertaining her way. A ‘how to’ lesson on entertaining. Learn to impress yet still find time to be with your guests.
  • Catch it! Fillet it! Cook it! Eat it!
  • Get the basics right!

‘Hands-on’ cookery with our guest chefs Paula McIntyre & Karyn Booth will guide us through the basics for home cooks – from making bread, pizza bases, sauces, to great roasts and simple desserts.

Cookery courses can be designed specifically for your group




A lot of the companies who use Ghan House for their team meetings – we are just 1 hour from Dublin & Belfast airports – use the Cookery School at as an alternative to other tired & tested teambuilding exercises.

A surprising amount can be learnt in a 2 to 3 hr ‘hands-on’ session. It can be aimed at having fun or converted into useful analogies such as waste from various foods in cooking and how it can be used and hence translated into similar practices in the workplace.


Hen Parties – Cookery and/or Wine Tasting

For an activity that everyone can do, that is inside away from the vagarities of the weather, learning to cook a three course lunch or dinner is a great ice-breaker.


Hands on Cookery & Lunch or Dinner, Accommodation & Breakfast

For groups of 10 or more, 2 or 3 to a bedroom

1 night accommodation (Fri or Sat), breakfast, ‘hands-on’ cookery & your own cooked dinner or lunch, private dining included, €145 pp

2 nights accommodation on a Friday and Saturday, breakfast both mornings, ‘hands-on’ cookery & your own cooked dinner or lunch in your own private dining room, on one night, €210 pp

2 nights accommodation on a Friday and Saturday, breakfast both mornings, 4 course candlelit dinner cooked by our chefs on the Friday evening, ‘hands-on’ cookery & your own cooked dinner or lunch in your own private dining room on the Saturday,  €255 pp


Hands on Cookery & Lunch or Dinner

Learn to cook your own lunch or dinner – usually over 3 hours in the afternoon, then have your own lunch or dinner in your own candlelit private dining room

Cost per person – €75 to €105 per person.


Wine or Champagne & Sparkling Wine Tasting.

A great way to kick start the event! – Approx 1 1/2 hours, mid afternoon.

€35 to €45 per person

For all the above Min 6. Max. 24.

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