Traditional Irish Homemade Baking Scones and Bread

Kilcolgan, Ireland

From $65.04

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


While visiting Galway, opt to spend some time away from sightseeing on the city’s popular coast with this Irish homemade baking scones and bread class. You’ll meet in a local’s home to learn how to bake Irish favorites from scratch. Your guide takes the time to teach you how to bake from a provided recipe, as you learn about Ireland’s baking practices of the past and present.
  • Bake Irish scones and bread in a local’s kitchen in Galway
  • Your experience includes all ingredients and use of utensils
  • Get printed recipes to take home after this cooking class
  • Enjoy eating Irish scones and bread after baking

Sample Menu


Scones and Brown bread

We are baking sones and Brown bread. the guests can then enjoy the goods they baked with some tea or coffee I'll provide for them.

What's Included

  • All ingredients and utensils are included.
  • Printed recipe and pen to take notes if necessary

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

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      4, Roevehagh, Kilcolgan, Co. Galway, H91 RHH9, Ireland

      Please use google maps to find the location, people often get lost if they use the car satnav. Make sure it is Dunkellin, KILCOLGAN, Galway. If you don't have a car you can get a bus out from Galway city and I can pick you up at the stop in Kilcolgan.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    Great afternoon
    Michelle_S, Mar 2023
    Had the most amazing time learning to bake scones, brown bread, and cook Irish stew. Kate has everything we needed, was patient with our lack of cooking skill, and helped us make the most amazing dinner!
    Wonderful baking experience
    christopher_u, Mar 2023
    I recently attended the baking class hosted by Kate, and it was a truly fantastic experience! From start to finish, Kate was an excellent teacher and guide, making sure that Lola and I were comfortable and confident in our baking skills. During the class, we learned how to make a variety of delicious pastries like scones, brown bread, and spelt bread. Kate provided us with step-by-step instructions and helpful tips, and she was always on hand to answer any questions we had. What I appreciated most about the class was how hands-on it was. We got to roll up our sleeves, get our hands dirty, and really engage with the baking process. And the results were amazing! The scones were light and fluffy. Overall, I would highly recommend Kate's baking class to anyone who loves to bake or wants to learn how to bake. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced baker, you'll come away from this class with new skills, new recipes, and a newfound love of baking. Thank you, Kate, for a wonderful experience
    Great time.
    Kevin_B, Nov 2022
    Kate is a great host and instructor. She communicated well, telling us how to take the bus from Galway and she met us at the bus stop, taking us to her home. The baking class is in her home which makes the class more intimate. Kate is a professional cook and very friendly. She was patient and walked us through our baking process so that we ended up with excellent scones and breads. We recommend Kate and any of her classes.
    Fun scones. Delicious
    Brad_R, Nov 2022
    What a fantastic experience. Kate was fantastic and was so patient, especially with me, in truly learning the recipes and how to make the bread and scones. My daughter and I had a great time and recommend this experience.
    BAKE with KATE!
    Louise_S, Nov 2022
    Kate is a charming, professional baker! We had such a delightful afternoon together in her cozy Irish home. Kate guided us as we each baked batches of blueberry and orange zest scones then loaves of brown, seeded breads. Kate sent our goodies home with us, along with lots of her very own recipes!
    An experience like no other!
    Claire_M, Aug 2022
    Kate is a passionate and welcoming host. Getting to work with her in her own kitchen was a unique experience and highlight of our trip in Ireland. Getting to make and then take home the recipes and experience was phenomenal! Would definitely recommend people book this tour and do so directly through Kate’s website: Galway cookery classes: baking and cooking classes. This way a third party doesn’t take a 22% cut from what this endearing, hardworking business woman deserves.
    Fantastic Authentic Experience!
    Nicole_G, Aug 2022
    Kate was wonderful! Her hospitality and ability to make you feel like family was evident as soon as she greets you. My husband and I took her Scone and Bread Making class. She made the class fun and we loved chatting with her! Her home is so cozy and inviting. It was easily one of our top experiences that we had while visiting Ireland. The scones were outrageously good! I would 100% recommend her classes if you are in Galway!
    You can bake
    Gayle_M, Aug 2022
    The hands on experience of mixing the baking products. Eating our own scons was great while our soda bread baked.
    Kate's Place rocks but bakes a soft scone!
    Dennis_O, Aug 2022
    My wife and I had a great time at Kate's Place. Kate and Sarah were great hosts. It was a wonderful and intimate atmosphere in Kate's kitchen.
    Loads of fun and laughs!!!
    Colleen_C, Aug 2022
    Had a really good time with Kate. She was not only a great teacher but made the adventure a lot of fun. Made some great scones and bread and got to meet some really great people. This is an awesome activity to take part in when you are in Ireland. I heartily recommend it.
    Great afternoon
    JeanM_C, Jul 2022
    What an amazing way to get a bit of real Ireland. It was fun to do a non-touristy thing. My angsty teen even said it was a highlight. He never wants to get messy but Kate helped him jump right in. Even though he is a picky eater he ate some of the scones. (And loved them) My husband and I also enjoyed ourselves. So much fun.
    Great day with Kate
    KevinMcGowan, Jul 2022
    My wife and I had a great time making scones and brown bread. My wife loves scones and has been making them for awhile but they just weren't right according to her. Kate taught her a few secrets and the scones we made were great. Wife can't wait to get back home and try them herself.
    Great cultural experience.
    Bailey_K, Jul 2022
    My family of 4 spent some time with Kate on this experience and we had a wonderful time. It was a great way to get out of the city and enjoy the quaintness and peacefulness at Kate’s!! Her home was beautiful, this is a great way to experience Irish culture. We would love to come back someday! Thank you Kate!! ❤️
    Personable Lesson!
    Mariana_F, Jun 2022
    Kate was a lovely host and teacher! She made the experience personable with good humor. At the end of our cooking, we enjoyed our work with coffee/tea and good conversation. Thank you for your hospitality, Kate!
    Big thumbs up!
    Jeanne_D, Jun 2022
    A little off the beaten path but worth the trip! We had so much fun and good advice. Kate is very high energy and welcoming. The scones and tea were wonderful!
    beautiful experience
    Alanna_W, May 2022
    Absolutely amazing experience. Kate is a wonderful person, very sweet and welcoming. Highly recommend for an unique experience. Get chance to bake some traditional recipes in a beautiful home with a super sweet lady!
    Don’t miss this opportunity to have a wonderful experience and fantastic time.
    lwe405, May 2022
    Kate, our host and chef, welcomed us enthusiastically into her kitchen to the joy of making traditional Irish scones and breads. While I have enjoyed plenty of both neither my husband nor I have ever made them. The scones were the best we have ever eaten and their texture and lighteness was perfect. We are definitely take our new skill and her recipes home to share. Kate’s warm hospitality and passion for sharing the cooking and baking experience is matched by her natural Irish storytelling as well as her love for gardening. We saved enough time to meander through her extensive garden bursting with spring growth and colorful blooming. I would strongly recommend taking cooking with Kate. You will not only make great scones and traditional Irish breads you will have a fabulous time in her kitchen having fun.
    Kate was amazing! She was...
    RoseEllen_S, Apr 2022
    Kate was amazing! She was gracious and kind. She can make scones and breads with her eyes closed. Definitely the right person to learn this art from here in Ireland! What a lovely afternoon!
    A wonderful afternoon
    Emily_H, Mar 2022
    I had such a lovely time baking with Kate. She was so sweet and so welcoming. I would definitely love to come back sometime and share this experience with my family and friends.
    Wonderful Experience
    tom_f, Aug 2021
    Loved every minute of it! Katie is the consummate host and baker. We cannot endorse her cooking class any stronger!!