A perfect Romantic or Honeymoon Retreet for Valentine’s W/end.
There’s nowhere in Ireland even remotely like Dermot and Christine Gannon’s restaurant with accommodation. We spent our 10th Anniversary here and it was a Wow! factor from start to finish. It is in a beautiful, un-spoilt  area, near the scenic ‘Vee’ in the Knockmealdown Mountains, and it’s very much itself a very comfortable, stylishly decorated, country house with gorgeous rooms,  for example:  The Connemara Suite, named for its soft hues of surf and sand and  has a six-foot bed. This room features a small separate sitting area, five large windows for sunshine lovers and bathroom with separate shower and a bathtub situated just right so you can lay back in the bubbles and gaze at The Knockmealdown Mountains!
The Gardens under development as an interesting amenity for guests to walk off the fine  meal on a beautiful evening,  here you can see some of the  home grown produce for Dermot’s kitchen, which he would like to develop more. For good food is the key element at the Old Convent: Dermot a native of Connemara, who is one of Ireland’s most talented (shy and modest) chefs, offers unique, perfectly judged eight course Tasting Menus using the best locally sourced ingredients. Dermot’s menu is a pure tease from start to finish, with tongue tingling waiting anticipation to see what next will be brought to our table, the smell, the presentation, the taste was the most intense, exciting and impressive food you will get all under one roof! As a lasting impression to make you want more Dermot pulls out all the stops for a top class breakfast too.
As voted one of Ireland’s Hideaway of the year. This is one Gourmet Hideaway to visit for 2010.
The Old Convent, Mount Anglesby, Clogheen, County Tipperary, Ireland.Telephone: +353 (0) 52 7465565 Email: [email protected]

Sample Chef’s Menu

Ardsallagh Goats Cheese Mini Cone

pistachio, beetroot, basil

Connemara Smokehouse Salmon Tartar

Dunmore East crab, sushi rice, pineapple pickle

Sweet Potato Veloute

hazelnut oil

Black Fennel Barbecue Pork

cauliflower, crozier blue, almond

Organic Lemon & Ginger Sorbet

blackcurrant jelly

20 Hour Slow Roast GoodherdsmenOrganic Beef

maple glazed carrots, confit potatoes

Lemon Posset

marinated berries

Traas Farm Apple Crumble

caramel ice cream

Dark Chocolate Pot

white chocolate cream

Coffee, Tea, Herbal Tea or Espresso

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*** Chef’s Menu 65 Euros ***

Service charge is not included in menu price.

10% Service is added to parties of 6 or more.

Thank you!