Baxter Storey Ireland, May 2018
We visited Cloughjordan House just last week for a 3 day corporate retreat with 20 of our senior executives. We are a foodie business ourselves so finding somewhere with an ethos around home-grown food and warm hospitality was a must. As a Dublin based company we have previously not ventured too far from the capital however at just 1hr and 40 mins from Dublin the location of CJH was just perfect and so worth the extra few minutes’ drive.
From start to finish the service and overall experience at Cloughjordan House was seamless. We were warmly welcomed by the team with fresh bacon sandwiches and pots of tea and coffee. Our conference facilities were exactly as we requested with plenty of room for the team to work on tasks we laid out for them and the essential presentation equipment provided by the venue. We were blessed with sunshine during our retreat so our breaks took place out on the outside seating areas overlooking the lush gardens with the occasional game of badminton thrown in! The food throughout our retreat was exceptional - simple, seasonal and packed full of flavour. The star of the show were the staff – they could not do enough for us – nothing was a problem and they made us feel incredibly welcome.
We have found a little gem in Cloughjordan House and will return again and again!
The Taste of Success, RTÉ - Ciaran Gallagher, Series Producer / Director
I've now shot 2 series of a prime-time competitive food show called 'The taste Of success' for RTÉ 1 using Cloughjordan House as a major location on both occasions. When seeking a location for the first series, I informed my research team I was seeking a venue which had the following: A country manor location, centrally located with accommodation for a large crew (30+) and enough availability to accommodate that crew during the summer months.., a grand manor house on its own grounds with a bespoke function room and to top it all - a cookery school with at least 4 identical stations for the competitive portion of the competition...
I walked away from the office thinking I'd asked the impossible and given the team a week's work. I was also resigned to having to compromise on my ideal location when they came back with options.
Literally 10 minutes later I was shown a webpage for Cloughjordan House.
From the moment I met with Sarah and the staff of Cloughjordan House, I knew I'd found (well, the researchers had found) the ideal location. Nothing was too much trouble for our demanding crew. The accommodations are top rate (don't let the fact they call it a cow shed put you off!) and the fact you can hire the venue out-right is ideal for a busy production.
The food is exemplary with no dietary requirements too much trouble. The manor grounds are perfect for picturesque filming and as they are based on the outskirts of a quiet village both your cameraman and sound person will be very happy.
I cannot recommend Cloughjordan House enough for any purpose you may need, be it a TV location, a corporate event or your wedding (which is a specialty) and I look forward to returning to Sarah and the staff for series 3.