The magnificent stately home in County Louth was originally built in the 18th century by the McClintock family. The seeds of An Grianán were sown in 1952 when Muriel Gahan of the ICA proposed the idea for a residential college for social and educational purposes to Dr Morris, of the WK Kellogg Foundation of America, through a chance introduction. It was purchased and entrusted for the benefit of the people of Ireland. In October 1954 it was officially opened and Trinity College conducted the first course.
Cookery is just one of the many courses offered by An Grianán. They also have a great range of subjects including arts, crafts, leisure, personal development and self care for individuals or groups of adults of any age or skill level. An Grianán's cookery courses change every week and can be tailor made to suit all needs. From one pot wonders and winter warmers, to impressing your friends with a dinner party, there is sure to be something for everybody. Students can choose to study just for the day or can stay overnight for a longer break.
Also set within the grounds of An Grianán, you will find 'The World Gate Restaurant' which serves French cuisine using locally sourced, fresh produce. You can also visit the An Grianán Garden Centre which offers a wide selection of plants, handmade ornaments and nature walks.
- Offers one day, midweek and weekend courses in art, crafts, cookery, leisure, personal development and selfcare for individuals or groups.
- An Grianán makes learning an enjoyable experience through a relaxed atmosphere.
- The extensive grounds that surround the college provide a wealth of walking trails.
- Visit The World Gate Restaurant serving fine French cuisine or the An Grianán Garden Centre offering a wide variety of plants.
Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the nearby sandy beaches of Baltray and Seapoint.