Howth Castle Cookery School has announced it will be reopening its doors this coming 2nd June, following a temporary closure as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic.

From June 2nd, in-person cookery classes will return to one of the most unique food destinations in Ireland, the original domed 18th century kitchen of Howth Castle.

Led by professional chefs Sarah Hughes and John Carty, Howth Castle Cookery School’s summer program of in-person classes include:

  • Thai supper club
  • Vegetarian Indian food
  • Quick breads and dips
  • Steak night
  • Gluten-free food

Those looking forward to wheeling out the BBQ for friends and family can also book into a special class in conjunction with Dublin’s Hope Brewery. Beer tasting and pairing with the experts from Hope Brewery mixed with tips on perfect pulled pork, chicken thighs, dips and marinades is the perfect preparation for impressing during BBQ season.

Classes will run at a limited capacity to ensure a safe environment, so early booking through is advised.

With people becoming even more involved with home cooking over the last 12 months, the team at Howth Castle Cookery School want to encourage the joys of learning and experimenting in kitchens. Their new Social Cooking community will be an exclusive online presence with weekly, live and interactive classes and a private Facebook Group for recipe sharing and discussion. For more information, see or email

Upcoming weekly Social Cooking classes include:

  • Cooking techniques for fish (May 25th @ 7pm)
  • Let’s talk vegan (June 1st @ 7pm)
  • Let’s talk curries (June 8th @ 7pm)

Sarah Hughes, Howth Castle Cookery School professional tutor, said: “We are beyond excited to be welcoming people back into our kitchen in just a few weeks. This year has been tough for everybody, and food has been a means of escape and distraction for so many. We can’t wait to share stories, lockdown hacks and new recipes, but most importantly get people excited about cooking again.”

John Carty, Howth Castle Cookery School professional tutor, said: “Cooking is all about who you share it with, so it will be fantastic to have people back into Howth Castle with us. We are also very aware of wanting to cater for people who, for whatever reason, would prefer a more virtual experience. Our Social Cooking community is one we are keen to grow, and we look forward to the new perspectives and interaction it will bring.”

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