Hi Sarah and Peter, back within City limits and all students dispatched home after a fab time.  We haven't had time to take stock and have a full report from the students on their visit but the general feedback is very positive.  Personally I think it was an amazing experience for our students.  I hope it will be a memorable one for them.  The photos certainly testify that the girls had great fun, they are smiling and laughing in all the photos. It was a super trip and I hope we will see you again. All the best, Mella. May 2014

 - Rockford Manor


Lucy, thank you so much for all the hard work that went into making our visit to Cloughjordan Cookery School such a fantastic experience! We all had a very enjoyable time! We really appreciate it. Deirdre, Siobhán and Form 6 (Spanish cookery trip).

 - St. Mary's College Arklow




Fifth Year Home Economics Groups

Our fifth year Home Economics trip is an intensive but fun day of practical culinary learning for students. Whether your school lacks the capacity or facilities or your class simply deserve a day out, our trained instructors work directly from the syllabus to complete the hands on course work, with plenty of discussion of the theory to complement their class work.  Teachers are provided with a handbook of all recipes and notes related to the assignments covered.

Price per student is €50 - minimum 16 maximum number is 22.


Morning Schedule

Arrival to hot chocolate/ tea/ coffee and biscuit cake.

10.15am – 12:45pm
Assignment 3: Research, discussion and preparation of yeast dough. First prove of dough.

Assignment 4 – Marinade preparation, research and discussion.

Harvest veg from the garden for lunch.

Shape dough and rest for second proving

Prepare and cook marinated chicken along with harvested veg and rice.

Bake yeast bread.

Lunch of dishes prepared.

Afternoon Schedule

Assignment 2 – Discussion of sugar in our diet, types of sugar, health risks, meal planning.

Planning and preparation of a low sugar dessert.

Evaluation of assignment 2, 3 and 4.

Review & question and answers session.

Serve low sugar dessert.

3:45pm Depart.




We are delighted to welcome group bookings and bespoke hen parties to Cloughjordan House for a bit of magic and mischief.
Each party can work with our events team to create a tailored trip for you and your guests, no matter the occasion.

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Sample hen party schedule below

  • Arrive at lunchtime and discuss the day ahead over home-brew coffee and home-made snacks.

  • Spend the afternoon in The Cookery School and prepare the evening meal with our Chefs using local and home-grown produce or split into teams and have a Bake Off!

  • Come together for an exclusive feast with the beautifully prepared food and wine.

  • Have an evening soiree or an all-out party in the cowshed.

  • Stay overnight in our luxury accommodation with a variety of mouth-watering breakfast choices to wake up to.

  • Points to note: there are a number of local activities from yoga to pottery for groups looking to expand their stay.

  • Points to note: all requests are welcome and we love groups who want to add their own spin to their trip, so don’t hesitate to
    chat to us about your plans.


Enquire about your group booking today.

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