1-3 November 2024

A country house gathering with Richard Corrigan, Angela Hartnett, Valentine Warner and Robin Gill

Richard warmly invites you to join him at HOMEGROWN, an exclusive event to celebrate his tenth year as the custodian of Virginia Park Lodge, alongside guest chefs Angela Hartnett, Valentine Warner & Robin Gill. 

Steeped in history, Virginia Park Lodge is an 18th-century hunting estate set amidst 100 acres of stunning grounds on the banks of Lough Ramor, an hour North West of Dublin. Richard has painstakingly restored the Lodge to its former glory, and has saved a place for you at the table to celebrate the heritage of these wild lands.

Guests will be immersed in an autumnal landscape, feast in the Lodge’s beautiful dining room and join numerous activities over the weekend to inspire and enliven. There's something for everyone, from cooking masterclasses with the chefs, garden and baking workshops, foraging, clay pigeon shooting, rambling, still life painting, lough swimming and live music performances.



Guest arrivals from 3pm. Stretch your legs, explore the estate and the Deerpark Forest.

Sink into a comfy sofa and tuck into our traditional Lodge tea.

Settle into your Lodge room, cosy Cabin or Shepherds Hut in the forest.

Join us for a welcome drink (or two!) and meet the chefs.

Jump into a demo or masterclass; oyster shucking with World Champion shucker Fererico Fiorillo, a Q&A with Angela Hartnett or demos around the Lodge with Valentine Warner and Robin Gill.

Enjoy a sumptuous seafood feast to round off the evening.

Gather round the roaring fire for cocktails with Nick Strangeway.


A bracing swim in the Lough for those who dare.

A gentle start with a hearty breakfast in the Lodge.

Morning workshops and activities including;
A cooking masterclass with Richard Corrigan
A fermentation workshop with Robin Gill
An outdoor cooking session with Valentine Warner
An oyster masterclass with Federico Fiorillo
The Lodge kitchen garden workshop
Sourdough baking with Ben Glazer (Coombeshead Bakery)
Foraging in the Deerpark Forest with Lisa Cutcliffe
Still Life Painting with Anna Koska

Lunch in the Dining Room featuring the best of the Lodge's produce.

Your choice of afternoon activity (see above)

A collaboration dinner cooked by Angela and Richard.


Kickstart the day with a cold Lough dip - or an extra few hours in bed.

Feast on wild Sheelin trout, or our own Lodge bacon with eggs at breakfast.

Let the morning unfold as you wish; test your aim with some Clay Pigeon Shooting, take a tour of Richard's art collection on display around the Lodge with the man himself or enjoy some fresh air on the estate.

Assemble in the stables for a very long and late Sunday lunch - the grand finale.

Bid us a fond farewell or keep the party alive, joining us at the Deerpark Inn for our wrap party with the chefs. 


  • €1,250.00
  • €1,250.00
  • €350.00

All room prices are per person and include all activities, demos, meals and the first drink each evening.

When booking for two people, we will allocate one room as standard. If your requirements are different, please let us know, as well as any other comments.

If you would like further information, or to speak with our team to discuss your options, please get in touch on homegrown@virginiaparklodge.com.

For larger groups, we have the Courtyard Cottage available for up to four guests. These can be booked by contacting us directly, and are priced at €1300 per person.


The Shepherd's Huts

Retreat to your woodland hideaway, in a private and luxurious next on the edge of Deerpark Forest.

Shepherd's Huts


In the heart of the forest, wake up to sunrise over the woods, in these private and spacious cabins.


The Courtyard Cottages

Minutes from the Main Lodge, these spacious rooms are perfect for groups of up to four. Get in touch to book the Courtyard Cottage.

Courtyard Cottages

The Main Lodge - SOLD OUT!

Discover the double, en-suite rooms in the Main Lodge. Comfortable and elegant, this is a true taste of Virginia.

Rooms and Suites

The Deerpark Inn - SOLD OUT!

Ten minutes walk from our main house, the Deerpark Inn is our new local with six luxurious double bedrooms.

Stay at the Inn

The Gate Lodge - SOLD OUT!

A true home away from home, our spacious Gate Lodge has full amenities for groups of up to four. Get in touch to book the Gate Lodge.

Gate Lodge


The Event

HOMEGROWN is a communal event for a maximum of 80 guests. 

Guests are encouraged to mix and get to know each other. There will be no tables for 2!

The event is all-inclusive, with the exception of drinks which will be paid for on departure.

100% of the ticket price is due at the point of booking.

The activities, chefs and contributors are subject to change. 

Guests will be filmed and photographed during the event, and the Corrigan Collection will have the right to use the content in connection with promoting future events. 


Extend the festivities, and stay till Monday morning.

Join us at the chef's wrap party, stay Sunday night and have breakfast on Monday morning - for €350 per person.

Bookable only in addition to a weekend ticket. Should you wish to book separately, please get in touch with us.


All guests can attend up to three workshops or activities over the weekend.

After you have booked, we will be in touch with you individually by email to discuss your preferences, within one month of booking.

On Friday, the activities are on a drop in basis.

On Saturday, the activities will be pre-booked, more hands-on and all in small groups of ten or less.

Food and Dietary Requirements

There will be set menus for Friday and Saturday evening and for Sunday lunch, for which pescatarian and vegan options will be available.

Guests will be able to choose from a range of options for breakfast and lunch.

Please alert us to any allergies in advance of the event.


Rooms in the Main Lodge, Cabins, Shepherd's Huts or Deerpark Inn accommodate up to two guests.

For larger groups, the Gate Lodge or Courtyard Cottage are available for up to four guests. They are bookable by email. 

Please note that Virginia Park Lodge is a country estate, rather than a hotel, and that there will not be daily housekeeping over the weekend. 

Please discover our accommodation here, and get in touch with the team if you have any questions.

Weather and Clothing

Please pack for an Autumnal weekend.

Some activities will be outside so boots and warm, waterproof coats will be necessary.

We encourage all guests to explore the estate.

There is wild swimming in the Lough for those who are keen. 


HOMEGROWN is for over 18s only.

Getting to The Lodge

Virginia Park Lodge is located an hour from Dublin, with regular public transport links. It is two hours from Belfast. Find us.


If you have a Virginia Park Lodge gift voucher you would like to use against this event, please get in touch with the team to book your place directly on homegrown@virginiaparklodge.com.


Tickets are non-refundable but they are transferable. If you are unable to attend you may transfer your ticket to someone else. Please get in touch with us to discuss on homegrown@virginiaparklodge.com.