Sign up for lessons at the most famous cookery school on the island, Ballymaloe. Not only is the teaching top-notch, but the scenery is beautiful and you’ll meet lots of other wannabe kitchen wizards looking to craft great dishes. Get closer to nature with seaweed foraging and cooking class in Dingle, or learn how to handle fantastic freshly caught fish at the Mourne Seafood Cookery School.
Feeling artistic? Then try a basket-weaving class with Ciaran Hogan in Spiddal, County Galway. Alternatively, turn your hand to some jewellery making at a workshop at NI Silver in Holywood near Belfast, or catch up with jewellery maker Cormac Cuffe at his school in Monkstown, County Dublin.
Travelling solo can be daunting, but in a place that’s as small and friendly as Ireland, not only will you make some lifelong memories and some lifelong friends, you might even discover a whole new you!