Village News

Wicklow Summer Guide at BrookLodge & Macreddin Village

There’s no shortage of ways to pass the time during your BrookLodge & Macreddin Village stay, so we’ve put together the perfect activity guide for your summer escape in Wicklow. Think leisurely morning lie-ins, refreshing woodland strolls and discovering the hidden gems of Ireland's Ancient East, before retreating to luxury, with an overnight stay and indulgent dining at BrookLodge & … [Read more...]

The BrookLodge & Macreddin Village Food Market Returns for 2024

We look forward to welcoming you to Our Village Food Market, one of Ireland’s longest-running markets, now in its 24th year!  Held on the first Sunday of each month from April to October, this lively market is a haven for food enthusiasts and a delightful day out for families. A Feast for the SensesFrom 12 noon until 5 pm, the market bursts into life with a variety of stalls offering an … [Read more...]

Celebrating 50 Years of Viktor’s Irish Adventures at BrookLodge & Macreddin Village

As we reflect on Viktor Verbruggen's remarkable journey, we can't help but feel a sense of pride and joy. Viktor has been visiting Ireland for over five decades, and for the past 12 years, Viktor has graced our doorstep, bringing with him a spirit of adventure, a love for Ireland, and a warmth that brightens our days This year marks a milestone—a celebration of 50 years since Viktor first set … [Read more...]

National Geographic Traveller Feature

The Crew here at BrookLodge & Macreddin Village were delighted to have been featured in National Geographic's recent feature - How to plan a weekend in County Wicklow, the beautiful 'Garden of Ireland', written by Amelia Duggan.  We’re so very lucky to be located in such a stunning part of Ireland and are proud to call Wicklow, the Garden of Ireland, home.  In her article, Amelia … [Read more...]

We Won at the 2023 Gold Medal Awards!

Exciting news! We're overjoyed to share that we recently received Gold in Ireland's Menu Provenance Award at the prestigious Gold Medal Awards! Now in their 34th year, the Virgin Media Business Gold Medal Awards are recognised as the leading independent awards programme for the Irish hospitality industry. Judged by industry experts, the Virgin Media Business Gold Medal Awards recognise and … [Read more...]

Good Food Ireland Sustainability Award – We Won!

We are absolutely thrilled to share that we have won the Sustainability Award at the highly coveted Good Food Ireland Awards! The Good Food Ireland Awards made a triumphant return this year, marking the first time since pre-Covid that the event has been held. It was a significant moment for the Irish food industry, as the awards ceremony brought together chefs, producers, and hospitality … [Read more...]

The SmokeHouses Dinner – Sunday 28th of May 2023

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our exciting new dining event, The SmokeHouses Dinner, taking place on Sunday the 28th of May in Macreddin Village. This unique event celebrates the art of smoking with a very special dinner menu featuring produce from five Irish Smokehouse Artisans, each with a combined knowledge of over 180 years of smoking foods. The idea for this unique dining … [Read more...]

We’ve been nominated! The Irish Restaurant Awards 2023

We are thrilled to announce that we have been nominated for several categories in the prestigious Irish Restaurant Awards 2023. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team to provide exceptional dining experiences to our valued customers. Our Strawberry Tree Restaurant, which is Ireland’s first certified Organic Restaurant, has been nominated for a number of … [Read more...]

RTÉ Guide Feature

The Crew & Management here at BrookLodge & Macreddin Village are delighted to have been featured in The RTÉ Guide in a piece written by the lovely Elle Gordon about Rediscovering County Wicklow. In this article, we join Elle as she takes us on a delightful journey of exploration and discovery through the luscious Wicklow region, also known as the Garden of Ireland. Elle’s journey began … [Read more...]

Wild&Wicklow 2023

It's been a little over a week since we held our annual Wild Foods Dinner here at The Village, and we are still dreaming about the amazing wild dishes that were served up on the night. The evening was filled with laughter, conversation, and the delightful aromas of wild herbs and spices that wafted through the River Room brought BrookHall to life. Everyone was eager to explore the unique … [Read more...]