The Cookery School, Food For Life

Built in 2008, the School is a beautiful open plan building located next to the main house. The cooking ingredients used are either grown in-house or locally sourced. We welcome a variety of guests from experienced cooks to boutique groups and gatherings.

There is magic in the air at CJH - from the organic food and wild flowers to the stunning, bespoke accommodation and spaces. The perfect place for any special occasion.
— Lauren Higgs, September 2018

Culinary Influence

Sarah Baker is the brainchild behind the homely style of cooking at Cloughjordan House. After training in Ballymaloe, she decided to open her own cookery school to pass on to students her culinary ethics using the best quality produce available.



Private Parties & Bespoke Gatherings

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

Sample Group Schedule:

  • 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 in the Asado.

  • 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.


We had an absolutely fabulous time at my sister’s hen party in Cloughjordan House. From the welcome homemade treats, to the cookery class, to the evening meal to breakfast it exceeded our expectations.
The rooms were comfortable, cosy and spacious. The lounge area with piano and tea and coffee making facilities was a lovely place to chill, relax and chat. The yoga in the ballroom was equally fabulous.
The team looked after our every whim and were very easy to deal with in the run up to the day. A great weekend was had by all.
— Niamh, November 2018