Community Cooking Programmes

Six week nutrition and basic cooking courses are run in lots of areas around the country.

 Courses are generally held on one morning or afternoon per week (evening courses are also held).  

 These courses are fun and interactive and are a great way to learn about food and nutrition, as well as picking up some clever cooking tips.  Class sizes are small.

 Courses are delivered by tutors who have been trained by HSE community dietitians.  Many of the courses are free, while others charge just a nominal fee. 

 Courses vary in the way they are organised around the country - some are run by organisations and are run specifically for users of that organisation.  In other areas courses are run for members of the public.  Some schools run courses for parents, but others can join in too.

To find out more about what’s happening in your area, please use the list below to find your local contact. 

CountyCommunity Nutrition Cooking and Cooking Classes 
Carlow

Six week classes (one morning or afternoon per week) are held around the county and delivered by a variety of different organisations throughout the year

Contact: Deirdre Howlin 

Telephone: 053-9481600

e-Mail: deirdre.howlin@hse.ie

Cavan

No classes in Cavan at present

Clare

Six week classes (one morning or afternoon per week) are held around the county and delivered by a variety of different organisations throughout the year.  If your organisation would like to run a nutrition and cooking class please get in touch

Contact: Christine Gurnett 

Telephone: 061-483215 / 255

e-Mail: christine.gurnett@hse.ie

Cork

Six week classes (one morning or afternoon per week) are held around the county and delivered by a variety of different organisations throughout the year

Contact: Fiona Rush

Telephone: 021-4921647

e-Mail: fiona.rush@hse.ie

DonegalNo classes in Donegal at present
Dublin (North)

Six week nutrition and cooking classes (one morning or afternoon per week) are delivered by Blanchardstown Area Partnership and Northside Partnership.  Classes are held during the year in a variety of venues.

Contact details and further information are available on their websites

Dublin (South)

Six week nutrition and cooking classes (one morning or afternoon per week) Courses are delivered by the Southside Partnership http://southsidepartnership.ie/health-food-made-easy/

Email: angela.lennon@sspship.ie

Dublin (South West)

Six week nutrition and cooking classes (one morning or afternoon per week).  
Courses are delivered by the South Dublin County Partnership www.sdcpartnership.ie

Contact: Liz Griffin (Food and Health Coordinator)

Email: Liz.Griffin@sdcpartnership.ie

Telephone: 01 4570665

Courses also delivered by Ballyfermot Chapelizod Partnership https://www.bcpartnership.ie

Contact: Tina Daly (Food and Health Coordinator)

Email: tdaly@bcpartnership.ie

Telephone: 01 6238088

Galway

Contact: Lisa Corbett

Telephone: 091-861186

Email: lisa.corbett@hse.ie

Kerry

Contact: Sheila King

Telephone: 066-7184565

Email: sheila.king@hse.ie

KildareDetails to follow
Kilkenny

Six week classes (one morning or afternoon per week) are held around the county and delivered by a variety of different organisations throughout the year

Contact: Deirdre Howlin 

Telephone: 053-9481600

Email: deirdre.howlin@hse.ie

Laois

Courses delivered by Food and Health Project based in Laois Partnership

Telephone: 057-8661900

Email: foodandhealth@laoispartnership.ie

LeitrimNo classes in Leitrim at present
Limerick

Six week classes (one morning or afternoon per week) are held around the county and delivered by a variety of different organisations throughout the year.  If your organisation would like to run a nutrition and cooking class please get in touch

Contact: Christine Gurnett 

Telephone: 061-483215 / 255

Email: christine.gurnett@hse.ie

Longford

Courses delivered by Food and Health Project based in Westmeath Community Development Ltd 

Telephone: 044-9348571

Email: foodandhealth@westcd.ie

Louth

Six week classes (one morning or afternoon per week) are held around the county and delivered by a variety of different organisations throughout the year.  If your organisation would like to run a nutrition and cooking class please get in touch

Contact: Susanne Shevlin

Telephone: 041-6860713

Email: susanne.shevlin@hse.ie

Mayo

Contact: Lisa Corbett

Telephone: 091-861186

Email: lisa.corbett@hse.ie

Meath

Six week classes (one morning or afternoon per week) are held around the county and delivered by a variety of different organisations throughout the year.  If your organisation would like to run a nutrition and cooking class please get in touch

Contact: Susanne Shevlin

Telephone: 041-6860713

Email: susanne.shevlin@hse.ie

Monaghan

No classes in Monaghan at present

Offaly

Courses delivered by Food and Health Project based in Laois Partnership

Telephone: 057-8661900

Email: foodandhealth@laoispartnership.ie

Roscommon

Contact: Lisa Corbett

elephone: 091-861186

Email: lisa.corbett@hse.ie

Sligo

No classes in Sligo at present

Tipperary

Six week classes (one morning or afternoon per week) are held around the county and delivered by a variety of different organisations throughout the year

Contact: Deirdre Howlin 

Telephone: 053-9481600

Email: deirdre.howlin@hse.ie

Waterford

Six week classes (one morning or afternoon per week) are held around the county and delivered by a variety of different organisations throughout the year

Contact: Deirdre Howlin 

Telephone: 053-9481600

Email: deirdre.howlin@hse.ie

Westmeath

Courses delivered by Food and Health Project based in Westmeath Community Development Ltd 

Telephone: 044-9348571

Email: foodandhealth@westcd.ie

Wexford

Six week classes are held around the county in a variety of venues throughout the year

Contact: Deirdre Howlin 

Telephone: 053-9481600

Email: deirdre.howlin@hse.ie

Wicklow

Courses are delivered by the County Wicklow Partnership

Email: healthyfood@wicklowpartnership.ie

Last Updated: January 2020.