Gourmet Galle



Paul Flynn is a chef, restaurateur, cookery school owner and teacher, TV presenter and personality. He co-owns the Tannery Restaurant and Townhouse in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford with his wife, Máire, which opened in 1997. In 2008, they opened the Tannery Cookery School.

 Paul has been a regular on Irish and international television with numerous successful shows, including Lords and Ladles and Paul Flynn’s Food Truck Favourites. Paul has also been the cookery writer for the Irish Times on two occasions: from 2000 to 2004 and from 2019 to 2022.

When Paul isn’t in the kitchen or at a music festival, he’s probably hopping on a plane for a new adventure. Who knows, he may even write more about his travels someday.


Dinner at Why House


Friday 1st

Why House, a family oriented boutique hotel nestles in a three acre walled garden with tropical plants. Offering luxury with informality, it accommodates up to 24 guests in 10 double ensuite rooms with private terraces. Each room features free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and amenities by Kemara. The in-house team crafts diverse, fresh, family style serving and a children’s menu while the large pool and dining pavilion provide scenic relaxation.


Masterclass at Galle Fort

Masterclass Kitchen

Sunday 3rd

Learn cooking secrets and tips from the masters in their field, as Paul Flynn guides you through a demonstration of a culinary masterclass. This is held in our masterclass kitchen in the UNESCO Galle Fort, a very intimate event where you meet the chefs, can ask questions and taste morsels of delight. Take advantage of this outstanding talent being here in Sri Lanka, and improve your dinner party hosting skills, surprise friends and loved ones – you can become the kitchen goddess or god!