William O’Callaghan is at home in the kitchens of Longueville House. The magnificent manor house where guests come to stay and dine also happens to be his family’s residence since 1938. Longueville House was opened to guests in 1967 by William’s parents, Michael and Jane O’Callaghan, as one of the first Irish country manor houses to be turned into a luxury family four star country house hotel and restaurant. Since 1988, it has been run by the second generation of O’Callaghan’s, William, who presides over the restaurant, and his wife Aisling, who is hotel manager.
The bounty of Longueville’s walled garden, farm orchards & The Blackwater River running through provides inspiration for the sophisticated menu. William O’Callaghan supplies the superior talent harnessed while working in kitchens in France & the UK. More recently William has been making a craft hard cider from apples grown in the 25 acres of orchards on-site. Some of this cider is distilled into an Irish Apple Brandy. Longueville House Cider is currently available in the USA.
Mushroom Risotto with Dubliner Cheese