'In short, all I can say was the trip was worth the journey (1hr 15mins), worth the money and most certainly worth dirtying our wellies and hands! From the minute we arrived we were greeted with friendly faces and the cutest of animals! From 10am to 4pm the students learned so much about our land, growing crops, harvesting crops, and then learned how to prepare, cook and serve freshly grown produce along with other ingredients. The day in Cloughjordan gave the students a wealth of knowledge that they can now use in their own homes. Even us the Home Economics teachers left with new skills and ideas to bring to the classroom. All in all a fantastic day, made perfect with the friendliest of staff, the nicest food and a beautiful setting in Cloughjordan House.'
- Heywood Community School, Laois
'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
We are delighted to welcome group bookings and bespoke hen parties to Cloughjordan House for a bit of magic and mischief.
Our events team will work with each party to create a tailored trip for you and your guests, no matter what the occasion.
Sample hen party schedule below
Arrive at lunchtime and discuss the day ahead over home-brew coffee and home-made treats. .
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 real-life Bake Off!
Come together again 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.
All requests are welcome and we love groups who want to add their own spin to their trip, so don’t hesitate to
chat with us about your plans.
And remember, it's just a five minute walk to the village and the nearest classic Irish country pub.