About Us


For generations, Ballyknocken Cookery School, House and Farm has welcomed guests to our idyllic corner of the garden of Ireland. Our Farmhouse was built in the 1850s for a local land agent. For all of my childhood there was a huge rusty pot filled with flowers outside, my Dad thought it was used by my grandfather to make potatoes for the pigs.

But more recently we discovered that it was a famine soup pot. And here we are still making soup for our visitors to this day in Ballyknocken.

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Our History

Our children are fourth generation here at Ballyknocken Farm, and I can trace our family back to the early 1800’s as farmers and landowners in the locality so there is a clear history of production from the land.

And my mother took it to the next level of “farm to fork” by opening our farmhouse as our B&B in 1969.

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When my mother started the B&B back in 1969, I tagged along behind her, and cooking breakfast was the first thing I learned. I loved working alongside my mum and I was never short of jobs. If I wasn’t collecting eggs from the hen house, I was juicing oranges or setting tables.

I am very proud that we are still opening our doors for our guests to exclusively hire our Farmhouse as a special private venue for their special occasions whilst enjoying our delectable menus and recipes.

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We continue to offer an intimate, warm, friendly and welcoming, bed and breakfast experience where our guests can enjoy:

Private Venue Hire

Relaxing Weekend Breaks

Private Cookery Classes

The Garden of Ireland beauty spots of Glendalough, Sally Gap, Brittas Bay Beach and Powerscourt Waterfall

Walking, Golf & Activity Holidays in Wicklow

Shopping at Avoca & Dundrum Shopping Centre

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The house was perfect – homely and charming, and having the privacy to sit around the fire chatting into the early hours was the icing on the cake. Breakfast the following morning was just delicious.


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Where To Find Us

Ballyknocken Cookery School, House & Farm
Glenealy, Ashford, Co Wicklow,
A67 X720, Ireland
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