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What’s on this spring at Kelly’s Resort Hotel?

Join us in Kelly’s Resort Hotel, Rosslare Strand, Co. Wexford this Spring for an exciting calendar of events. Each Spring & Autumn we offer a choice of interesting, information and exciting activity and specific theme breaks for our hotel guests at no extra cost, designed to make your stay with us even more enjoyable then usual. Increase your skills or expand your knowledge at one of our friendly, informal courses in the company of some of Ireland’s specialists.

What’s on spring 2019

From brushing up on your cooking skills to wine tasting, we will be offering a choice of unmissable activities and themed breaks. Here’s what you can look forward to this year in the Sunny South East village of Rosslare Strand:

Outdoor Pursuits

17th – 22nd February

Tag archery, air-rifle shooting, an obstacle course, crazy golf and walks on Rosslare’s sandy beach are just some of the special outdoor activities offered for all age groups during this midweek break.


Cooking Demonstrations with Catherine Fulvio

24th February – 1st March

Award-winning author, TV chef, cookery tutor and proprietor of Ballyknocken House & Cookery School, Catherine Fulvio returns to Kelly’s. She will showcase her delicious and easy-to-make recipes for all occasions (Tuesday and Wednesday, 11am – 1pm).

Executive Chef of Kelly’s Eugene Callaghan will teach you how to accomplish tasty bistro dishes at home (Monday, 11am – 1pm).

Head Chef in Kelly’s Cafe and Head Pastry Chef at Kelly’s, Stephane Rochard will show you his creative passion on Thursday (11am – 1pm).


Wine Tasting

3rd March – 8th March

Monday (6pm – 7:30pm), join the tasting of red and white wines from organic producer Samuel Baron, who owns a 20-hectare family domaine in Thésee.

Tuesday (6pm – 7:30pm) Taste the splendid wines of Chateau de Monthélie with producer Eric de Suremain on

Wednesday (6pm – 7:30pm) & Thursday (6pm – 7:30pm) join Richard Kelley, Director of the famous Dreyfus Ashby & Co will share his knowledge of South African & French wines

On Wednesday evening, there will be a special wine tasting and dinner, with limited places, so pre-book your place. Costs are €35 per resident (meal included in full- and half-board packages).


Improve Your Bridge with Rory Boland

10th – 15th March

Join international bridge player Rory Boland and brush up on your bridge during this exclusive midweek break. The morning classes will cover both bidding and play, ideal for the improver. Competitions will be held in the afternoon, with a short discussion after play (plus prizes from Kelly’s famous wine cellar for the lucky winners!). Rory will also be available during the week to share his advice.


Ballroom Dancing

18th – 22nd April

Award-winning Flora Millar is one of Ireland’s best-known and most-experienced ballroom dancing teachers. Each year, Flora attracts a huge following to Kelly’s, from beginners to the more advanced. Learn to Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep, Rock & Roll, Cha Cha Cha, Mambo and Salsa (Monday, 4pm; Tuesday to Thursday, 11am – 1pm and 4pm – 6pm).

Lorraine Barry, judge on RTE’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’, will make a guest appearance to share her knowledge and provide ballroom dancing lessons on Thursday (11am – 1pm and 4pm – 6pm).


Garden Workshops with Dermot O’Neill

24th – 29th March

Join one of Ireland’s best-loved gardening personalities, editor and TV presenter, Dermot O’Neill, for some useful hints and tips (Monday to Wednesday, 11am – 1pm). Bring some pictures of your own garden for advice during a question-and-answer session.


Health and Beauty

31st March – 5th April

Paula Mee, Clinical Dietician and Nutritionist, and Karen Ward, Holistic Therapist and Counselling Psychotherapist will be sharing advice on the latest holistic and nutritional issues, as well as mindfulness (Monday and Tuesday, 11am – 1pm and 4:30pm – 6pm).


For the fashionistas, stylist Cathy O’Connor and hairdressing supremo Lorraine Browne, who both appear regularly in the media, will be on-site to share their tips. Derrick Carberry, the favourite make-up artist of many of Ireland’s most stylish women, will show you how to create looks that will work for you this season (Wednesday and Thursday, 11am – 1pm and 4:30pm – 6pm).


Brighten Up Your Home and Garden with Sandra Cosgrove

7th – 12th April

Well-known garden designer Sandra Cosgrove (and designer of Kelly’s beautiful gardens!) will share her extensive knowledge and passion with guests, Monday to Wednesday (11am – 1pm). Discover some tips on how to revitalise your own garden and also visit the newly designed gardens at Tintern Abbey, which date back to the early 1800s (Thursday, 11am – 1pm).


Passion for Gadgets with Colin Baker

14th – 19th April

TV3’s gadget guru, Colin Baker, will review all the latest in tech and share tips on how to get the most out of everything, from your iPhone to your tablet during this midweek break (Monday to Thursday, 11am – 1pm).


Painting Classes with Orla Walsh

28th April – 3rd May

Orla’s work includes turning popular food brands such as Heinz Ketchup into iconic art images. Her work is owned by a wide range of celebrities around the globe – from rock, pop and movie stars, to international sports players. Don’t miss this chance to brush up on your art skills. (Tuesday to Thursday, 11am – 1pm)


Great Golf Getaway

6th – 31st May

Since opening in 2007, the Kelly’s Hotel Golf Academy has become a centre of excellence. The May Golf Academy with Rosslare’s Golf Pro Jamie O’Sullivan, will assess individuals, teach you stance, method and distance control and help you to improve on your putting skills and knowledge. Golf fees start from €25.


We hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you to Kelly’s Resort Hotel in 2019, for more information please call our team on 053-9132114 or you can email us at


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