History of Mourne Seafood Cookery School
Kilkeel is the “Seafood Capital of the Mountains of Mourne”. Whichever way you travel to Kilkeel you will enjoy stunning scenery of “Where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea”.
The Mourne Seafood Cookery School is an award winning state of the art cookery school located in the Nautilus Centre, with panoramic views of Kilkeel harbour. You will find the freshest fish and seafood at the home of Northern Ireland’s largest fishing fleet. For those seafood lovers this is an ideal way to learn more about what to look for when buying, handling and cooking seafood. It is aimed to be a fun, relaxed, learning experience. An exciting range of new cookery classes has been added to wet your apetite! Our renowned chefs will be on hand to give their expertise and answer any questions you may have.
The cookery school tries to source as much of the ingredients from local producers such as: dry cured bacon from Cunningham Butchers, Mourne Oyster Stout brewed at the Whitewater Brewery, seafood supplied by Mourne Seafoods etc.
The Nautilus Centre is not only home to the Mourne Seafood Cookery School but also the Mourne Maritime Visitor Centre, Kilkeel Vourist Information Centre and Tracing Your Mourne Roots. The Mourne Maritime Visitor Centre and gift shop tells the story of fishing over the years and the changes in catches.