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OUR STORY

Fáilte go Scoil Chócaireachta an Daingin.

Based in the colourful seaside town of Dingle in Co. Kerry.  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 who believes that learning to cook is one of the greatest things (gifts one can) ever experience. Once the basic techniques of cooking are understood not alone will you become a better cook but cooking will become very enjoyable.

Mark is a proud ambassador of the exciting and emerging Irish food scene and always uses as much fresh, local and Irish ingredients as we can.

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

ABOUT OUR CLASSES

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.

WHO WE ARE

Dingle Cookery School was set up in 2014.

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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 and in March 2018 Mark took over The Little Cheese Shop in Dingle and since then continues to source, and care for, the best cheeses for you to enjoy. https://thelittlecheeseshop.ie/

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