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Welcome to Ballyknocken House,  home of Catherine Fulvio


Bake Like an Italian

For this sumptuous new collection, Catherine travelled to Italy to research the very best authentic sweet and savoury recipes. She discovered how baking is the life-blood of the Italians.

CATHERINE'S COOK BOOK - The Weekend Chef: Easy Food for Lazy Days

In her fantastic new book, award-winning Catherine Fulvio celebrates the relaxed and easy vibe of the weekend with 100 new recipes to take you from Friday to Sunday in style. From Friday night curry to Saturday brunch, from rainy-day baking, to Sunday's family dinner.



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TV Chef & Food Writer, Catherine Fulvio,making a full-on Irish breakfast ON NBC Today Show for St. Patrick's Day 2011.

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Click here to see Catherine on NBC's Today Show December 2010 - Italian Favourites with an Irish Twist!

Catherine on NBCs Today Show

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Ballyknocken House is scenically located on a 350 acre farm only a short drive from Dublin City Centre in County Wicklow, Ireland. This charming Victorian Farmhouse offers Bed and Breakfast accommodation and is home to TV Chef and Food Writer, Catherine Fulvio.

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A labour of love, at Ballyknocken we pride ourselves on offering a warm welcome and friendly service with seven bedrooms all reflecting the Victorian style of the premises.

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Growing up on a working Farmhouse, Bed & Breakfast while holding on to the apron strings of her mother, Catherine Fulvio (nee Byrne), was destined to dedicate her career to the food & hospitality industry.  

Red Bedroom at Ballyknocken

Conveniently located in the Garden of Ireland, Ballyknocken House is the perfect place to explore County Wicklow from, hike the Wicklow Way, play a round of Golf or take a short drive to Glendalough, Sally Gap or Powerscourt Waterfall before returning to the comfort of Ballyknocken House.

Alternatively guests can enrol on a cookery course at Ballyknocken Cookery School.

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Catherine is fast becoming a household name here in Ireland having completed three TV series for RTE and launched two Cookbooks, she has made an impression on many Irish homes for providing quick and easy food suitable for family life and entertaining friends.

She has made many media appearances including the NBC Today Show in the States as well as appearing on other major international TV channels including Discovery, The Food Network and BBC Good Food Channel’s “Market Kitchen” to name a few. 

Ballyknocken House is located only 29 miles south of Dublin City, it is the ideal location for a weekend break or a longer stay while exploring the surrounding countryside.

We look forward welcoming to you and do let us know if there is anything we can do to make your stay more memorable.



"Catherine is a joy, the young heart and soul of this traditional guest house, creating a cheerful atmosphere with her family and staff. Her cooking is wonderful indeed”
- Alistair Sawday, Alistair Sawdays’s Special Places

Awards and Recommendations

Failte Ireland
Cordondor award International cookery school 2007

"Cordon D'Or Culinary Academy Award 2007 - Cookery School of the Year"

Guide Recommended 2010
Bridgestone Logo Bord Gais Cookery book of the year 2012 Guide Recommended 2012