Chefs’ Irish Beef Club visit Macreddin

June 11th, 2013

Bord Bia invites 70 chefs to three-day Gourmet Gathering. Members of the Chefs’ Irish Beef Club stop for lunch in Macreddin Village followed by visits to farms and meat producers. Ireland’s beef exports, to more than 45 countries, were valued at €1.9 billion in 2012. Irish Times – 10th of June An Irish Lunch Menu [...]

The Wells Spa Summer Retreat – Just €75

June 5th, 2013

We are delighted to be able to give you details of our Midweek Summer Reatreat Offer we are running in the spa until the end of June. Why not take some time out and let our therapists treat you to a day of pampering bliss and leave de-stressed and re-energised for the Summer ahead For [...]

Fresh Food, Found

June 4th, 2013

Posted on June 4, 2013 by THE DAILY GLOSS Foraging. Something about that word excites the Explorer, the Girl Guide, the Cook in me. And sunny Ireland has the goods – in abundance. Not so sure which part of the hedge to choose? Not sure what to do with those leaves once back in the kitchen? Brook Lodge [...]


June 1st, 2013

At last, our May recipe…and yes we know that we’ve just tipped over the end of the month and into June, but Nature does not respect calendars, Nature just does what She does when She does it. We would normally have our Wild Elder Flower Fritters on our Strawberry Tree Menu weeks ago, however ground [...]

Review on Wild Food by

May 31st, 2013

The recommends Evan Doyle & Biddy White Lennon’s “Wild Food” book as a resource to Newbie Foragers Wild Food in the City & Country Wild Food Nature’s Harvest, Gathering Cooking & Preserving Written By: Evan Doyle & Biddy White Lennon ‘In this combination field guide and cookbook, Irish writer Biddy White Lennon and chef Evan Doyle focus [...]

The First Wild Salmon of 2013

May 17th, 2013

The 1st Wild Salmon of 2013,for The Strawberry Tree Restaurant, Macreddin Village… A twelve pounder out of The River Nore. Caught on Monday 13th of May, opening day of the season, by our licensed traditional ‘Snap-Net’ Fisherman, Mick Murphy. Evan Doyle, Mick Murphy & Tim Daly Return to The BrookLodge Website

Craic In The Granite – 28th-30th June 2013

May 13th, 2013

Craic In The Granite is a new music and arts festival being held in Aughrim, Co. Wicklow. 28th – 30th of June 2013. Confirmed acts include:Luka Bloom, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Róisín Ó, Rob Strong and Band, Gypsi Swing, The Ska Band, Black Knott, Blackie O’Connell and Friends, The Arklow Silver Band, Michael O’Toole, Twin Headed [...]

Run The Rock!- 22nd June 2013

May 12th, 2013

Run The Rock, 11km challenge Start/Finish at The BrookLodge. Overlooking Aughrim Co Wicklow, Cushbawn Mountain is a 400m high mountain with stunning views over surrounding countryside and hills. This is a run which will test your body and mind. Set your next training goal towards increasing your current distance or aiming to beat your PB [...]

Summer Days & Balmy Nights…

May 6th, 2013

BOOK BEFORE MAY 31ST TO AVAIL OF THIS SPECIAL OFFER OF €295pps Summer days and balmy nights, what better way to spend 3 nights than a relaxing break away at the BrookLodge and Macreddin Village This offer includes 3 nights B&B in the BrookLodge PLUS 1 Dinner each in the renowned Strawberry Tree restaurant – [...]

A Wild Nettle and Potato Soup

April 29th, 2013

Well, what a difference a change of wind direction and a week or two makes. Gone are the harsh northerly winds and at last the ground temperature has risen to above the 8 degrees required for growth. And wow, does nature make up for lost time! We’ve never seen the buds and the blossoms appear [...]