A Taste of Real Ireland…
Here at Ballyknocken House, Farm, & Cookery School, your international incentive guests have the opportunity to enjoy an authentic Irish experience and to create memories on our Irish farm.
We work closely with Irish destination management companies, DMCs, to ensure your group will have a magical and unforgettable trip to Ireland when you include a morning, afternoon or evening event at Ballyknocken in the heart of the garden of Ireland, Co. Wicklow.
We invite your incentive travel group to our charming Irish Victorian farmhouse to accommodate both small & large group events and of course, our internationally recognized cookery school.
Catherine Fulvio owner of Ballyknocken is a much-loved Irish Celebrity Chef and award-winning food writer and has filmed her many successful TV shows that have been shown around the world here on-site in her cooking school.
Incentive Travel Cookery Activities
Ballyknocken Cookery School offers fun interactive group classes where guests can enjoy a very special class with Catherine as part of a unique rotation of farm activities:
- Irish Soda Breadmaking
- Scone-Making classes with Ballyknocken Rhubarb & Ginger Jam
- A Taste of Traditional Ireland Cookery Master Class
- “Guinness….is Good For You” using the famous special Irish ingredient Guinness
Further Irish activities include:
- Sheepherding with Pat, as seen on NBC’s Today Show,• Hiking with our Local Storyteller,
- Irish dancing & Traditional Irish Music Lessons.
- Archery, & Clay Pigeon Shooting,
- Hands-on Irish Coffee Making
- Falconry on the Lawn
- Celtic Gaelic Games
- Sheep Shearing with George, World Champion Shearer
Group Dining at Ballyknocken House & Cookery School
At Ballyknocken House lunch & dinner can be served to groups of up to three hundred and fifty people in our fantastic barn. For groups of up to forty-five our guests are served in our beautiful dining and Victorian parlour room of the old farmhouse.
We pride ourselves on mouth-watering meals using the best of local and seasonal produce, much of which is supplied by our own Ballyknocken herb and vegetable gardens. Owner and proprietor Catherine Fulvio lovingly design all menus to suit the individual group’s needs including all special dietary requirements.
As part of a morning or afternoon rotation of activities guests then join together and are served our world-famous buffets from our traditional farmers market stalls made using Whiskey Barrels from Kilbeggan Distillery and enjoy traditional Irish entertainment from our musicians & Irish dancers.