Not sure what to get for your mother for Mother’s Day? A Ballymaloe Gift Voucher may be the answer.
Vouchers can be tailored to cover a wide range of special treats:
A Relaxing Getaway
Treat your mother to a relaxing few days away to completely unwind at Ballymaloe. Have breakfast in bed, read a book by the fire, take walks through the woods and gardens or book a massage with Eilish our masseuse. Accommodation and breakfast rates start at €95 per night per person sharing. To book click here.
The Deserted Race Course and Killiney Bay From A Railway Carriage are now included in the exhibition of Pat Scott's work at the IMMA in Dublin. This is the first time Killiney Bay has left Ballymaloe since Ivan Allen bought it from Pat Scott in the 60's. It is one of our favourites from the art collection at Ballymaloe House.
We were very saddened to hear of Pat Scott’s recent passing and send our condolences to his family.
The Garden Galley
Irish Museum for Modern Art
16 Feb - 18 May
Our head chef, Gillian, giving the Hors d’oeuvres (first course) buffet a final look over to make sure everything is as it should be before service begins.
The Hors d’oeurves buffet has long been a Friday night tradition at Ballymaloe House. It offers diners an opportunity to taste a selection of seasonal salads, paté’s, terrines and the most delicious local seafood and smoked fish.
It is so popular that many customers visit the buffet more than once before their main course!
Pól Ó Conghaile lists his top travel tips for Ireland in 2014. Pól is an award-winning travel writer. Based in Ireland, he contributes to National Geographic Traveller, The Irish Independent, Cara and The Irish Examiner among other publications.
This year Ballymaloe House is delighted to be celebrating 50 years in business. In June of 1964, Myrtle Allen first opened the Yeats Room at Ballymaloe, offering guests the opportunity to ‘Dine in an Irish Country House’.
Every year Ballymaloe closes for a few days over Christmas when the house returns to a family home and this year we had a record number of 64 family and friends for Christmas dinner.
Myrtle gives everyone a job - cooking, waitressing, making pre dinner cocktails, washing up, organising games etc.
This year Cully got the very important roll as head chef! But with several very will qualified sous chefs (including Darina) and a cocktail or two to keep things festive, it was one of the more enjoyable jobs.