Dingle Cookery School
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pat g
barnstable75 contributions
Jun 2018
attended a class with Mark Murphy on making scones, it was like being in a friends kitchen. In our group of 16 the general consensus was a 5 star experience! and the scones were to die for! light crispy and flavorful. we were also showed how to make an easy and quick raspberry jam. I wish we were able to do more classes,I hope to return and this will definitely be on my list of places to return to.
Written 8 July 2018
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SimplySherryl
The Cincinnati Region20 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
Wow doesn't begin to discover how much fun we had on our day of traditional Irish Cooking. The class was awesome and because it is hands on, you remember it when you get home.

I still make the soda bread and salad that we were taught. I can't wait to go back for the Catch and Cook class.
Written 30 June 2018
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Mike340
Cape Town is home382 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
The drive to Dingle, from any direction, is sublime, particularly if you go over the Conor Pass.

Having enjoyed the beautiful scenery we arrived at the Dingle Cookery School, clearly signposted and with easy parking, as it's just outside the often busy town centre.

We were warmly welcomed by Muireann and Mark, and tea, coffee and delicious scones and jam.

The premises look professional with high quality equipment and plenty of space for the 15 or so of us. Mark started with a fascinating talk about the history of Irish food, giving many insights into what has shaped modern day Ireland, mentioning both the good and the bad, and the effect this has had on the country's demographic. Mark admitted he could have talked about this all day, and that would have been a pleasure, but we had to crack on with the cooking.

Mark is a natural teacher and explains everything clearly and simply, not being flashy and trying to look smart, allowing plenty of time for questions and of course practice. Just the right amount of information, no overload, and we were given several printed pages of easy to follow recipes.

We all had a chance to prepare several dishes, which were served up for our lunch.

Truly a most enjoyable day.
Written 25 June 2018
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Eileen D
Saint Louis, MO86 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
We went for a day of traditional Irish cooking. The only way it could have been better is if we'd been there for a Catch of the Day school to be able to take advantage of whatever came into Dingle Harbor. The site is perfect, comfortable, roomy, well-equipped. The lessons were thorough and delicious, and included a lovely, concise history of Irish cuisine. I hope to get back for that Catch of the Day version.
Written 25 May 2018
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Patrick S
Styal, UK13 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
With out a doubt the best day out I've had. Excellent people, very knowledgeable and made it so much fun. Highly recommend the catch and cook course
Written 19 May 2018
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emma c
5 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
Highly recommend this as an experience. We had friends visit us and it was a perfect activity to do as it entailed food, activity and a life time skill. We got to go fishing out on the ocean with a kind and experienced fisherman Packie. We were also lucky to see Fungi on the way back and then got to eat a 3 course meal that Muireann and Mark showed us how to cook our catch expertly. We will definitely be back for another course. Thank you for the memories!
Written 7 May 2018
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Ingo-Jens
Hannover, Germany73 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
We have been on the Irish Cooking course which started with a very good abbreviated food history given to us by Mark, the "chef" of the house over tea and scones. Then it was time for us to learn how to bake brown soda bread and apple-cake, followed by the highlight of cooking under the chef's baton: meat pies and hake with fresh vegatables. We learned about chopping and cooking techniques, about seasoning and presenting food. The place is spacious and well equipped, Muireann and Mark are wonderfull hosts. Enjoying the meal You cooked with the others in the group for lunch was a wonderfull finale to a great day!
Written 10 August 2017
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RosieLeeDublin
Dublin16 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
When I informed my other half that we were spending the day at a cookery school while on honeymoon, he really thought I'd lost the plot & was trying to fully domesticate him in ways in never signed up to in the "I do" part of our ceremony. However, when I informed him that we were going fishing, then cleaning the fish, cooking & finally eating it; there was a totally different, far more overjoyed reaction from him. The day was amazing, our skipper Michael was fab, we met lovely people, Muireann was a true hostess & Marc a most engaging and talented chef. Not only did we learn about filleting and cooking our fish, we were treated to a starter & desert as well as our self cooked main course. ★★★★★ If I could rate this experience 100 stars - do it; so different, so fun, so enthralling.
Written 24 July 2017
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Shirley S
Carvel4 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
I took the Traditional Irish Class .I was SO impressed !It was fun ,educational and well taught!Every thing was very professional!
Written 23 July 2017
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Sally T
Santa Barbara, CA44 contributions
Jul 2017 • Solo
I took two courses with Mark and Muireann; Traditional Irish Cooking and Catch and Cook. We first arrived and Muireann had tea and coffee and scones ready for us as she reviewed the history of food gathering and production in Ireland and the influences of all invaders. We continued by watching her make soda bread and Kerry apple cake so they could be cooking while we made the main dishes. Mains in this class were Dingle lamb pie and hake with veg. The pictures don't do them justice -- they were wonderful.
The next class, we had to catch our lunch -- no matter what it was. Our skipper, Michael, was very patient with his eight novice fishermen. Went out into Dingle Bay and were soon pulling in pollock and mackerel.
Back in the kitchen, Mark had made a delicious carrot and zucchini soup with toasted cumin seed to warm us up after our morning on the water. He spent alot of time teaching us the tricks to getting the best from our fish suppliers and learning to recognize quality fish. Then, again with much patience, he taught us to filet a round fish (vs. flat fish as inn flounder, halibut, etc.). And we did it again and again.
We then cooked and enjoyed our meal.
All-in-all, I had a very enjoyable few days and learned many tricks and feel I can filet a fish with confidence.
Written 10 July 2017
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