Howth Castle Cookery School

Howth Castle Cookery School was opened by sisters-in-law Christine and Edwina St Lawrence in 2008 to share their passion and knowledge about food and carry on the traditions of exceptional cooking and grand dining practiced in the Castle for centuries.

My Role

Howth Castle Cookery School had a regular website with a calendar for their courses and no eCommerce.

I investigated the possibility of using their existing website to have eCommerce, but unfortunately the existing theme was not suitable and could not be modified.

So I went through a design process with the staff and then developed a website that was specific to their class and course structure. I had to customise WooCommerce and WordPress quite extensively in order for their courses to be scheduled by a start and end date because this functionality did not exist.

The finer attention to details was worth it because sales increased immediately after the launch and we continue to improve the site using customer feedback.


Tailoring WordPress and WooCommerce to handle classes which had start and end dates.

UX / UI Design

``User eXperience``, and ``User Interface`` design, from desktop to smart phone.


Test web site for responsive layout from mobile to desktop and everything in between.