The Tannery Cookery School and the adjacent Glanbia organic garden, which supplies both the restaurant and the school, is just around the corner from Paul and Maire Flynn's renowned restaurant The Tannery.
Paul Flynn is an acclaimed chef, who has long been loved by food lovers for his simple modern interpretation Irish themes and love of wholesome local ingredients, has become a household name in recent years thanks to his television work - notably the popular 'Surf n' Turf' series with Chef Martin Shanahan of Fishy Fishy in Kinsale, Co Cork.
Fame has not changed his refreshingly down to earth philosophy, however, and he offers an exciting range of courses to suit all tastes and abilities from evening demos to a five day hands on course.
Paul teaches many of the classes himself, ably assisted by guest chefs and regular demonstrators, including Eunice Power of nearby Powersfield House.
The garden is open to individuals or groups, including school tours, and market gardening courses are offered as well as cookery (full details on www.tannery.ie).
Beside the cookery school,The Tannery Townhouse offers Paul and Maire Flynn's trademark simple chic. A delightful, centrally located place to stay, it has everything you could want for a laid-back break, including free WiFi and a unique in-room breakfast that includes freshly-baked pastries hung outside your door each morning. How cool is that.