About Us

Ballyknocken House, Farm and Cookery School - Scenically located on 280 acres only 47 km south of Dublin City Centre in County Wicklow, Ireland. Our charming 4* Victorian style farm guesthouse offers 7 guest bedrooms plus a 3-bedroom Milking Parlour apartment, surrounded by scented kitchen gardens, offering a farm to fork experience. Home to celebrity chef and award-winning food writer, Catherine Fulvio, we pride ourselves on continuing the family tradition of providing B&B accommodation for over fifty years here in County Wicklow.

We offer an intimate, cosy, warm and friendly experience not only for individual guests for Foodie Short Breaks and for visiting Wicklow but we also welcome private parties, whether it’s a corporate, friend and family gathering or hen party. Ballyknocken can be booked exclusively for accommodation, cookery events and onsite activities for your company day out or your celebration.

Perfect for a relaxing weekend breaks, cookery short break or simply a cooking class, there’s also the opportunity to explore the Garden of Ireland beauty spots of Glendalough, Sally Gap, Brittas Bay Beach and Powerscourt and enjoy walking, golf, shopping at Avoca & Dundrum Shopping Centre.

Ballyknocken Cookery School

Welcome to our award-winning cookery school, nestled between lush herb, vegetable and soft fruit gardens Ballyknocken Cookery School, Wicklow. This much-loved school is a haven for foodies and budding chefs and was voted the winner of the International Cordon D’Or Culinary Academy of the Year.

If you share our passion for good food and would like to develop new skills in the kitchen, then our popular cooking classes are a must. Our year-round cookery calendar has a great choice of short and one-day cookery courses and weekend cookery courses to suit all levels of skills and experience. And if you cannot make it to us, we can make it to you with our new Online Cookery School offering classes and courses. You can learn anywhere, anytime with us.

Our Classes Are Specifically Tailored As Follows:

Italian Cooking - Baking Classes - Entertainment made Easy - Family Cooking Classes - Vegetarian cooking - Foraging Classes - Vegan Cooking - Gluten-free Classes and may more

For an unusual, unique gift idea we offer a full range of weekend break accommodation and cookery class gift vouchers

We also welcome private groups and bookings for:

Corporate Team Building Events - Unique Cookery Hen Parties – Celebration Parties, Friends and Family

Gatherings - Fun Outdoor Farm Days - International Incentive Days