Friends, Family and Celebration Parties

Ballyknocken House and Cookery School is the perfect setting for something a little special for your party, birthday, anniversary or hen celebration.  From mouth watering menus for foodies, to cookery classes for all interests and abilities come to the welcoming homely surrounds of Ballyknocken Farmhouse B&B.
Hire out Ballyknocken House exclusively and create a home away from home for your perfect party night.

We can offer

  • A fun cookery class where you cook your own 3 course meal together in our cookery school and then sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labour
  • In house dining where we serve up a delicious four course dinner for your party,
  • Outdoor activities here including archery, celtic games and our ever popular sheep-herding
  • Overnight accommodation in our 4* Victorian farmhouse
  • Hiking & Walking activities
  • Croquet on our front lawn

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Ballyknocken House, Farm and Cookery School is 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 welcoming Bed and Breakfast accommodation. 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, warm, friendly & welcoming, bed and breakfast experience.  Here at Ballyknocken House & Cookery School, named McKenna Guide’s top 100 Best Places to Stay (Hotel and B&Bs) in Ireland, guests can enjoy:


Ballyknocken Cookery School

Welcome to our state of the art 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 cookery classes are a must.  Our year round cookery calendar has a great choice of special and unique classes to suit all levels of skills and experience. Whether you are a novice chef or a more experienced cook we are sure to have a beginner cookery class or a more advanced class to suit.

Our classes are specifically tailored as follows:


We also welcome private groups and bookings for