8 Days Culinary Holidays in Donegal County, Ireland

Enchanting Cooking Holidays in Ireland

Looking forward to a holiday? Join Carol from Delectable Destinations to an enchanting culinary vacation in Donegal County, Ireland! This retreat offers you a wonderful mix of culture, history, luxury, and art while you take in the beauty of Ireland, where land and sea meet in perfect harmony. The unspoiled grandeur of the north of Ireland is impossible to exaggerate and everyone finds their true heart in Ireland. As the saying goes, "there’s a little bit of Irish in all of us."


  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Painting day with fine art painter Janet Ross
  • Experience the wonderful mix of culture, history, and luxury
  • Daily delicious meals and local beverages
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfer


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
Airport transfer included: Dublin Airport
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During this retreat, you will be staying at Rathmullan House Hotel in Donegal County, Ireland. You are genuinely welcomed into authentic Irish hospitality, the accommodation is a luxurious boutique hotel situated in the small seaside village of Rathmullen, on the Fanad Peninsula. Moreover, you will also be spending one night in the charming and historical city of Dublin.


This uniquely designed trip includes an added artistic experience, you will get the chance to meet the foremost Irish painter, Janet Ross. She is well-known for “The Disappearing Landscapes”, her works of art are a serene representation of the sublime Atlantic and were recently featured in a BBC documentary.

Embark on this culinary and cultural experience of Donegal County and the Wild Atlantic Way, situated at the unspoiled corner of Ireland. This retreat will end in the charming and historical city of Dublin, the social and cultural capital of Ireland. You will be spending one night in Dublin to enjoy the city’s sights and world-class food.

Moreover, the Irish are more than happy to help you discover their thriving culture through music, literature, art or architecture. Donegal County is a wild and rugged corner of Ireland, capturing the hearts of everyone who visits. It is a land for the culturally curious and those who appreciate untamed beauty. There among the moors, mountains, and windswept beaches, artists are endlessly inspired to create works of art in honor of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Included excursions

During this retreat, there will be a painting day with Janet Ross. You will get the chance to visit her private studio and gallery. Moreover, this retreat will end with the charming and historical city of Dublin, you will get to spend one-night in Dublin to enjoy the city’s sights and world-class food.


This retreat will be held in Donegal County, Ireland or the Emerald Isle as it is lovingly called. Ireland has become one of the world’s top travel destinations. Town by town and county by county, the magic and mystery of this small island will unfold before your eyes.

The natural beauty of Ireland serves as the perfect backdrop for a country where history merges with legend, where leprechauns and fairies might still be hiding beneath the leaves. It is all too easy to get caught up in Ireland’s spellbinding power, the country is filled with laughter and song, it will literally take your breath away and linger in your heart long after.

There is no Irish county more unique and stirring than Donegal, where the rugged landscape and unbeaten paths lead creative souls to the most magical of hidden artistic treasures. To be moved by this northwestern corner of Ireland is to be changed forever.


During this retreat, you will be served with daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Also, there are local spirits and brews included with all lunches and dinners as well.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Round trip airport transfer
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • Local spirits and brews
  • All cooking demonstrations
  • Painting day with fine art painter Janet Ross at her private studio
  • Visit Janet Ross gallery
  • All excursions and tours as per itinerary
  • Private ground transportation for this retreat
  • Keepsake photo album shortly after return

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Insurance
  • Incidentals and personal expenses
  • Anything else not otherwise indicated as included

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Dublin Airport (DUB). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Delectable Destinations will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Dublin Airport Airport transfer included: Dublin Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 90 days before arrival.
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Arrival: Saturday September 7, 2019
Departure: Saturday September 14, 2019

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