What’s it all About?

Always wanted to master more than porridge, baked beans and boiled eggs? Here’s your chance!

A long weekend of hands-on cooking tutorials, meal tactics and nifty kitchen hacks at the beautiful Bigstyle Atlantic Lodge. Based a mere two minute’s walk from the Mayo coastline, we’re surrounded by the vast wilderness that is the Atlantic coastline.

We’ll be covering cooking for friends and family, cooking for dinner parties and cooking for ourselves. Amongst all this we’ll also be looking at corners we can cut in the kitchen, as well as those we really shouldn’t!

  • How can I eat healthily on a budget?
  • What sort of knife/tool/pan should I be using?
  • How can I bulk cook without getting bored?
  • How do I make time to prepare food?
  • How can I make vegetarian meals exciting for my family?

These are just a small number of the sorts of questions we encounter all the time – we’ll make sure you leave the lodge feeling inspired, armed and excited about spending time in your kitchen!



Nutritious breakfast, lunch and dinner

Accommodation (shared and private rooms with ensuite bathrooms)

Daily yoga classes

Daily outdoor activities

Evening activities eg: movie night, campfire, shuffle board

Wood-fired hot tubs!


So there are two ways of getting down to us.


If you have your own car it’s a straightforward 3.5 – 4 hour drive down the M6. If you’re driving solo or have space in your car we’ll try to find you some other guests to carpool with.
Once we know who’s going we can start putting plans together regarding this.


You can take the train from Dublin to Westport and we can collect you from Westport train station and bring you straight to the lodge.

The transfer from Westport train station to the lodge costs €10 each way  

From Dublin the plan would be:
Outgoing: Take the 18.15 train from Dublin Heuston to Westport on Friday evening

Return: Take the 5.45 train from Westport to Dublin Heuston on the Sunday evening

The train usually costs €40 return and takes 3.5 hours


You can take the plane to Ireland West Airport Knock, Co. Mayo and we can collect you from the airport and bring you straight to the lodge.

There are regular flights to/from the UK, such as London, Bristol, Birmingham etc.

The transfer from Knock Airport to the lodge costs €15 each way.

What to bring Section

  • Your go-to kitchen knife
  • A notebook and pen
  • Swimwear
  • Yoga-friendly clothes
  • A wetsuit/surfboard (if you have your own)
  • Beach towel
  • Warm and waterproof clothing
  • Hiking boots
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Any alcohol you fancy (who doesn’t cook with a small glass of something?!)

Types of package:

Dorm Accommodation – €170 pp

Triple Room with Ensuite – €190 pp sharing

Double Private Room with Ensuite – €210 pp sharing

Twin Room with Ensuite – €210 pp sharing

Upcoming Dates:

21st – 23rd February 2020


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