The Future is Food

May 16th, 2016

Bord Bia and The Taste Council of Ireland are steering an innovative and experiential learning programme which involves thousands of Transition Year students from all over Ireland taking on a project, titled “The Future is Food”. The aim of this project is to engage the younger generation with Ireland’s Artisan Producers.

Evan Doyle, proprietor of BrookLodge & Macreddin Village and the Transition Year students of St. Mary’s College Arklow along with the helping hand of their teacher Ms. Aine O’Keefe have teamed up to take this project head on.


The Transition Year students came along to Macreddin Village to meet their mentor Evan and were given a tour of the Village including the Kitchens and The Strawberry Tree’s Wild Foods Pantry followed by a Wild Foods MasterClass. The Wild Foods MasterClass was led by Evan with the help of James Kavanagh – Head Chef of The Strawberry Tree and Clothilde Walenne, Macreddin Village’s Wild Foods Forager. The students were also addressed by Kevin Sheridan of Sheridan’s Cheeses, Chair of The Taste Council of Ireland.


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In the days after the students visit to Macreddin Village they got the opportunity to meet with some local artisan producers whom will be the subjects of “The Future is Food Project”. Joan O’Reilly – Woodenbridge Cottage Preserves and Paul Pritchard – The Organic Herb Comapany called to visit the students at St. Mary’s College, Arklow.

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Customer Service Award – Manor House Hotels

April 21st, 2016

The 2016 Manor House & Irish Country House Hotel Awards Ceremony took place on Tuesday 19th April at Mill Park Hotel Donegal.

The Crew of BrookLodge & Macreddin Village capped yet another award for our high level of service taking home…

Customer Service Award 2015

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Accepting the award on behalf of The Macreddin Village Crew were Valerie O’Toole, Deputy General Manager & Brid Murphy, Marketing Team. Presented by Mary Fitzgerald, Chairperson of Manor House Hotels and Joe McHugh TD, Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs.

Manor House Award - Customer Service Award 2015The Macreddin Village Crew

We’ve got you covered…

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PASSIÓN in Concert – Macreddin Chapel

March 11th, 2016

PASSIÓN in Concert

Sunday 3rd April 2016 @ 8:00pm

Macreddin Chapel

Tickets are €15pp Buy Tickets

Early Bird Menu available in La Taverna Armento for ticket holders

(pre-booking essential on 0402-36444)

PassionPatrick Collins, Anthony Norton & Drajan Derek

PASSIÓN brings together three of Ireland’s most renowned and entertaining performers – Anthony Norton (The Three Irish Tenors, La Scala, Opera Ireland), Patrick Collins (of the well loved Café Orchestra) and Drajen Derek (virtuosic guitarist with the Café Orchestra and The Chieftains).

Together they deliver an exciting and passionate musical celebration of songs from Italy, France, Spain, Argentina and other continental favourites. Their dynamic performances are vibrant, atmospheric and engaging, promising high calibre entertainment and an event to remember.

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The Wicklow Hospice Donation

February 5th, 2016

Members of The Wicklow Hospice fundraising committee paid a visit to Macreddin Village yesterday to be presented with a cheque for the amount of €3,000.

As The Wicklow Hospice was Macreddin Village’s chosen charity for 2015, Evan Doyle, owner of BrookLodge donated €2,000. An additional €1,000 was raised as part of a Picture House event hosted by BrookLodge & Macreddin Village and organised by Angela Fanning, bringing the total amount of the donation to a whopping €3,000.

The Wicklow Hospice Donation (1)

Pictured Above:

Bríd Murphy, Evanne Cahill, Joe Kelly,

Angela Fanning, Sinead Tarmey & Valerie O’Toole

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Cooks Academy – Wicklow Road Trip

February 5th, 2016

This week we had the pleasure of welcoming the recruits of Dublin’s Cooks Academy to BrookLodge & Macreddin Village, where they were treated to a private Wild Foods MasterClass.

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Wicklow Wonderland – Never End Weekend

January 21st, 2016

Enjoy, Explore & Entertain… are the words most commonly used by Karen Sherry author of the blog Never End Weekend.

Karen visits BrookLodge & Macreddin Village and admits it was “The one weekend I truly NEVER want to end”

Never End Weekend

Read More of what Karen got up to on her visit to Macreddin Village in the garden of Ireland.

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Give a gift for the totally UNIQUE BrookLodge & Macreddin Village

December 14th, 2015

Give a gift for the totally UNIQUE BrookLodge & Macreddin Village

You are what you give…


Vouchers for BrookLodge & Macreddin Village are the ultimate small objects of desire and are available INSTANTLY Here

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November 12th, 2015

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Saturday November 21st 2015

The Strawberry Tree Restaurant in association with the SugarLoaf Club


The 14th Annual Wild Foods Dinner including Wild Foods MasterClass & Wild Berry Cocktail Reception





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10% off Package Vouchers for November ONLY

November 2nd, 2015

Beat that Christmas rush and give that someone special a voucher for the totally UNIQUE BrookLodge & Macreddin Village


Early Birds will receive a 10% discount on all package vouchers purchased before the 30th of November


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Food & Wine Awards 2015

August 31st, 2015

More Celebrations are in order here at Macreddin Village. The Strawberry Tree has yet again risen to the top, taking home the title of “Best Restaurant in Leinster” at the 2015 Food & Wine Awards

“The Crew and Brigade of The Strawberry Tree are absolutely thrilled to have won the prestigious award of Best Restaurant in Leinster. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our guests, farmers, artisan producers, friends and everyone involved in making The Strawberry Tree Restaurant the success story that it is today”


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