Fáilte go Scoil Chócaireachta an Daingin.

Based in the colourful seaside town of Dingle. The Dingle Cookery School was awarded Best Cookery School in Ireland 2019 (Food Awards Ireland) and Culinary Experience of the Year 2020 (Travel & Hospitality Awards).

The school is run by chef Mark Murphy and hospitality manager Muireann Nic Giolla Ruaidh who between them have 30 plus years’ experience. Using as much local and Irish ingredients as they can they are proud ambassadors of the exciting and emerging Irish food scene.

Fun and learning are intertwined within classes allowing a very enjoyable experience for all while ensuring guests receive a warm welcome and eat wonderful food.

Both Mark and Muireann believe that learning to cook is one of the greatest things (gifts one can) to ever experience. Once the basic techniques of cooking are understood not alone will you become a better cook but cooking will become very enjoyable.


The school offers a vast variety of activities from Sunday Brunch to Fermentation, from Sensational Seafood to Sourdough Bread Making and many other unique culinary experiences.

One of the most unique, and most popular, is our ‘Catch and Cook’ experience where participants get to go out on a fishing boat, bring back their bounty then learn how to prepare and cook it, and of course to enjoy it all at the end of the class. Our Traditional Irish Cooking class brings you the history of Irish food with its varied and interesting history followed by a fun cooking experience cooking some traditional Irish Food with a modern twist – A journey back in time through to modern day Irish cuisine.

Dingle Cookery School offers a unique opportunity for people of all skill levels to expand their knowledge through a wide range of courses.

The aim of the school is to share it’s passion and respect for food and to provide clients with the knowledge and confidence to cook for themselves, their family and friends and most importantly to enjoy food.

Purpose built training rooms are specially equipped for teaching of skills such as bread making, seafood, butchery, preserving and pastry. The environment overlooking Dingle Bay is serene and inspiring, but very accessible and a great place to learn how to cook traditional Irish foods.


Dingle Cookery School was set up in 2014.

Mark Murphy

Mark is a Fáilte Ireland Food Champion for Ireland and Culinary Arts Teacher in Tralee IT. Mark is passionate about local and Irish food and shares his enthusiasm for this in his teachings at Dingle Cookery School. Through his work with the Food Champion Programme Mark is a leader in his field and is well respected in the Irish food community.

Mark has strong ties to the local community as well as the wider food community in Ireland. Mark is one of the founding members of the Dingle Food Festival.

Muireann Nic Giolla Ruaidh

Muireann has a strong background in the hospitality sector and over the past 20 years has managed top rated hotels all over the country with extensive event management experience and was also a member of the Dingle Food Festival Committee.

Muireann is a fluent Irish speaker with strong ties to the local community and the wider tourism community.

Muireann is also passionate about local produce and the ethos of good food provenance which translates into a great experience at the Cookery School.