Due to the rise in coronavirus we have taken the decision not to go ahead with the remaining hands on and demonstration cookery, baking and craft classes at Cloughan Farm for the rest of 2021 and in to 2022
Government has not asked or advised us but we feel at this stage it is the right thing to do for our hospitals & emergency departments and their staff & just as importantly, their families and ours.
All our classes were fully booked with many attendees traveling across the country to join us for our workshops. Our classes and workshops were running from 4-7 hours and we fell this would only have added to the escalating situation in the run up to Christmas.
Its been a challenging year but here at Cloughan Farm & Cookery School we continue to work hard to welcome you all back for our hands on and demonstration cookery & baking classes and of course our farm & kitchen garden experience.
We have published our timetable which can be booked now for our September classes and hope you’ll find something you like. We are so looking forward to opening our doors but subject of course to government guidelines on covid 19 .
If you wish to make a private booking for your family or group for any of our cookery or farm classes please don’t hesitate to contact me on 087 1457741 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note for all indoor dining and in accordance with government guidelines, bookings can only be excepted from persons with proof of covid 19 vaccine
Willow Basket Making By Helena Golden – Fully Booked
26th March 10am-5pm Hands On
Your morning will begin with a warm welcome from myself followed by our freshly baked scones and homemade jam. Once you get started with Helena, our kitchen will be busy preparing a delicious spring lunch for you to enjoy during your basket making class.
At Cloughan Farm we want to give you a day of relaxation, a day to allow yourself discover your creative energy, to reconnect with food and nature and enjoy the learning of our islands magnificent flora and fauna all year round.
Delighted to welcome Helena to Cloughan Farm & Cookery School for this beautiful day of ancient art. Learning the skills of hand weaving and providing students with the opportunity to work with natural materials is something that we are so very proud of and I’m sure you will be too when you’re heading home with your bespoke basket.
Join Helena Golden Willow Woman to weave your own Bread Basket. Over the course of the day, you will learn the skills of weaving a round willow basket, suitable for use as a bread or fruit basket. This course is suited to beginners or to those who wish to practice the techniques involved in the round basket. Fun and learning guaranteed in the comfortable setting of Cloughan Farm & Cookery School.
All materials and tools provided and each person will finish a round basket to take home. The group will be small to ensure that everyone gets individual attention and support.
Grow Your Own Dried Flowers & Easter Wreath Making Workshop
Sat 9th April 10am-5pm
Join Sarah of Willow and WIld Blooms, a horticulturalist and all round flower fanatic to learn the art of Dried Flowers. Sarah trained as a horticulturist in UCD and has many years experience in the horticulture sector. Having always had a creative side and a passion for sustainability she embarked on the path of dried flowers.
Sarah embraces the naturalistic style of wreath making using flowers and foliage we can all grow in our gardens or forage from the fields. Bring the outside inside and grace your home with the beauty of the Irish countryside this Easter.
Sarah will take you step by step how to create your own dried flower wreath, from how to grow your own dried flowers, the tools and techniques to dry flowers and of course how to create your own beautiful Easter wreath.
All materials and tools provided, each person will take home their own unique wreath.
Meet and Greet
Your morning will begin with a warm welcome from myself Fiona while you enjoy a homemade and freshly prepared light Cloughan Farm breakfast. Just out of the oven our handmade breads & scones served with homemade jam’s & local honey. Once you get started with Sarah, our kitchen will be busy preparing a delicious Easter themed lunch for you to enjoy during your wreath making & dried flower seed sowing workshop.
At Cloughan Farm we want to give you a day of relaxation, a day to allow yourself discover your creative energy, to reconnect with food and nature and enjoy the learning our islands magnificent flora and fauna all year round.
Learn how to grow some of the fundamental dried flowers with a hands-on gardening demonstration.
Learn the fundamentals and techniques required to dry your own flowers
Learn how to create your own dried flower wreath, including how to create your own natural wreath base
Absolutely delighted as always to have the queen of sugar craft and our good friend, Marian Malone from Special Occasion Cakes back with us this Easter. Marian will handmakes each student a delicious chocolate biscuit cake and on the day you will be decorating it in a beautiful Easter style.
Tea/coffee and our freshly baked scones with homemade jam and cream will be served before you start your morning of decorating. While you get on with rolling and modeling under Marians watchful eye we’ll be busy in the kitchen preparing a delicious seasonal lunch to enjoy during the day in our dinning room before completing you beautiful masterpiece.
Due to popular demand we are delighted to welcome back horticulturalist Fiona McCormack for a 2nd gardening workshop this spring. April is a very busy time for sowing, germinating and transplanting in our kitchen gardens, polytunnel and greenhouse and Fiona will be on hand with lots of advice and tips to share with you all for the gardening season ahead.
Looking for an opportunity to meet up with friends & family after all our lock downs while being spoiled at the same time???
Well Cloughan Farm & Cookery School have the ultimate luxury pampering escape that’ll truly give you an Afternoon Tea Experience
Sit back and relax for a Cloughan Farm Afternoon Tea demonstration of delicious home baked cakes, finger pastries filled with freshly whipped cream & strawberries & tasty savory morsels.
When you arrive you’ll join me in our kitchen where I’ll give you a beautiful hands on demonstration. Once the demonstration is finished you’ll be seated in the dining room where you’ll enjoy leaf teas and freshly ground coffee served in vintage china and of course the fruits of my labour while you catch up on long overdue due chats in great company.