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Dunowen House News

A journal about life at Dunowen House, West Cork. Exploring, entertaining, cooking, eating, making the most of this idyllic life.

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  • Chocolate Chip & Coconut Cookies

    Cookie Heaven

    Two recipes for “Grown Up” Cookies to enjoy when the kids go back to school!

  • Limoncello Ricotta Cake

    Limoncello Ricotta Cake

    Warmer weather & the best of local strawberries, calls for something light, summery and delicious. Served with a dollop of Greek yoghurt and a dusting of icing sugar, this cake is perfect for sunny afternoon teas.

  • Harvest Recipes from Dunowen House

    Autumn Harvest Recipes

    Harvest Time Recipes

    The 1st of September is a real trigger to get started on harvesting the walled garden and hedgerows here at Dunowen House, stocking up on relishes, jams & pickles that will see us through those lean winter months.

  • August Recipe Ideas

    Dunowen House Recipe Files

    We love trying out new recipe ideas here, especially using seasonal fruit and veg from the garden. Having posted pictures on social media of some of our August tasty treats, we got lots of requests to share the recipes. Check them out and let us know what you think!!

    • Savoury Mini-Muffins
    • Courgette & Parmesan Soup
    • White Chocolate & Strawberry Crumble Slices
  • Vintage Afternoon Tea Sandwiches

    Vintage Afternoon Tea at Dunowen

    We are so excited to be adding a gorgeous new Vintage Afternoon Tea menu to our private catering options. We wanted something a little different to the usual fare, so hope you like the menu. Contact us if you would like to add this to your stay!

Food & Recipes

Zesty Lemon Bundt Cake
Zesty Lemon Bundt...

The sun has vanished for a while but this zesty lemon cake feels like Summer in Sorrento!

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Dunowen House Insiders Guide Summer 2021
Dunowen House Insiders...

If you’re thinking about a trip to Clonakilty or the greater West Cork area this Summer, now’s a good time to start…