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Angela Lansbury to make Personal Appearance at Ballymaloe Grainstore

Ballymaloe Grainstore is delighted to announce that Angela Lansbury will make a rare personal appearance at 'Driving Miss Daisy: The Play' on Sunday 3 August. The screening of the pre-recorded play, in which Miss Lansbury stars with James Earle Jones, begins at 8pm. After an interval, Miss Lansbury will greet the audience and answer questions.

Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food & Wine 2014

The Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine was surrounded by a fabulous setting and a magical atmosphere throughout the weekend again this year. It was filled with fascinating facts, inspirational stories, intriguing discussions, incredible knowledge, fantastic music, fabulous dancing and of course, delicious food and drinks all weekend long.

Ballymaloe Gift Vouchers

Ideal for weddings, Christmas, Mother’s Day or any special occasion. Our vouchers make a super gift because they can be used for accommodation, dining in the restaurant, cookery courses, Grainstore events, crafts and kitchenware from the shop or even a simple bottle of wine.

Gift vouchers are sold online in multiples of €50, for other amounts please contact us.

To give you some voucher ideas:

Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food & Wine

Next year’s festival follows the outstanding success of Ballymaloe LitFest 2013 which attracted over 40 renowned food writers, chefs and wine specialists and over 8,000 food enthusiasts to Ballymaloe Cookery School and Ballymaloe House in East Cork last May. This three-day celebration of food trends and food writing was applauded across the world for the rich content delivered by an array of high-profile guest presenters.

Tour of our wine cellar

Our award winning Sommeliers Colm or Samuel would be delighted to give a tour of our wine cellar.

See wines purchased by Mr Allen 50 years ago as Sam and Colm share their passion and experience of wine with you.

Craft & Design Festival at Ballymaloe

The Craft & Design Festival at Ballymaloe is back for its fifth year this November 15th & 16th running from 10am - 6pm each day. It's bigger and better than ever. Admission is free.

With a national reputation for showcasing a wide variety of high-end craft professionals, the Craft & Design Festival at Ballymaloe is the pre-eminent crafts retail show south of Dublin for the winter season.

Country House Flowers and Seasonal Décor courses with Iona

Iona is the in-house florist at Ballymaloe House and she uses predominantly wild and garden flowers. She will demonstrate her style of flower arranging and creating seasonal displays for table centres, posies and larger displays of country house flowers as well as seasonal floral decorations.

Ballymaloe Garden Festival 2014

Save the date in your diary for a weekend full of Garden workshops, walks & talks at Ballymaloe Garden Festival on August 30th & 31st 2014.

Join us as we celebrate 50 years of Ballymaloe with our new garden.

There will be lots of specialist stalls showcasing plants, shrubs, trees, vegetables, seeds, gardening tools and machinery.

Have a lovely lunch or some light bites served by our local market heroes.

Visit Garden Festival Website

Garden Blog August 2014

April’s showers seem so long ago as we work in August’s dusty garden where we’re busy watering sweet peas, summer lettuce, courgettes and pumpkins. Months have flown by and the countdown has begun in earnest to the Ballymaloe Garden Festival.

Almond Tart or Tartlets with Raspberries

Cream the butter well and then just stir in the sugar and ground almonds. (Don’t over beat or the oil will come out of the ground almonds as it cooks.)

Put a teaspoon of the mixture into 24 small patty tins or divide between 2 x 7 inch sandwich tins. Bake at 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4 for 20-30 minutes approx. or until golden brown, 10-12 minutes for tartlets or until golden brown.

The tarts or tartlets are too soft to turn out immediately so cool in tins for about 5 minutes before turning out.

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