An event at Ballymaloe

Art Exhibition: "The 4-Seasons' Tree" by Peter Binder from 24th November

In Peter's own words "Painting the like of "4-Seasons' Trees" has essentially to do with my place on this Earth.  Not very different from my farmin and growing of vegetables and apples.  It is another attempt at bein part of everything that's out there: @Fields and hedgerows under ever changing skies, the garden and orchard - representations of its trees of course, however visually translated, a prominent feature of this exhibition."    


Ballymaloe Grainstore Winter Shows

Visit Ballymaloe Grainstore for the full 2016 Autumn programme of events at Ballymaloe House.

The upcoming line-up includes concerts from Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin And His Sons, Eddi Reader, The Casey/Ní Chathasaigh Sisters.

For a full list of the winter shows and upcoming events for 2017 including Des Bishop, Panti Bliss and Neil Delamere and to buy tickets visit the Ballymaloe Grainstore website



Art Exhibition of New Work by Bill Griffin

The Cork born artist Bill Griffin will exhibit more than forty new works ranging in size from 20cm x 25cm to large scale 200cm x 300cm.

The exhibition opens on Saturday 15 October at 6:15 pm and runs until mid-November.



Taste of Cork Event: Zoe Conway & Early Supper

Supper at Ballymaloe House is at 6.30pm and the show starts and 8pm. €80 per person. SUNDAY 16th October 2016

Enjoy an early supper at Ballymaloe House followed by some of Ireland's most exciting traditional music in celebration of Taste Cork Week. 

This new group brings together the dazzling talents of three of the country's finest traditional musicians: fiddle player, Zoë Conway; guitar and bouzouki player, Dónal Lunny; and button accordion master Máirtín O'Connor


Irish Art Valuation Day in Ballymaloe Grainstore

John de Vere White has been involved in the art world for over 40 years.  A large part of his career has been at the helm of the deVeres Art Auctions.  Apart from handling the sale by auction of Irish Art, John has been active in advising both individuals and corporate bodies in assembling collections. 

John together with his colleague Rory Guthrie will offer advice on the best strategy in putting together a collection.  He will try to point the right course to follow and discuss the various pitfalls to avoid. 


Christmas Decorations Course

Iona uses predominantly wild and garden materials when demonstrating for this course and she will guide you through the Ballymaloe style of foliage arranging and create seasonal displays and table centres. 

Coffee on arrival at 9.30am
Course ends approx. 5pm 




Ballymaloe Glasshouse Dinner

Ballymaloe Cookery School's 'Ballymaloe Cookery School Glasshouse Dinner' was first held in the summer of 2012 and has now become an annual event, drawing food-lovers, artisan producers and chefs from all around the world. Held under the canopy of the Ballymaloe Cookery Schools extensive glashouses Chef Rory O'Connell and his culinary team dream up an inspiring menu based on seasonal, local and, of course, organic ingredients for 100 expectant guests.


God Bless The Child

Patrick Talbot Productions Presents God Bless the Child.

First confessions are the hardest!  

The acclaimed play based on stories by Frank O'Connor. Adapted for the stage and directed by Patrick Talbot.

Date: Thursday 28th July 2016
Friday 29th July 2016
Saturday 30th July 2016

Tickets: €25

‘O Connor’s hilarious childhood stories are beautifully adapted for the stage.’  **** The Observer


Summer Flower Arranging

Using predominantly wild and garden flowers. Iona will demonstrate her own style of flower arranging used at Ballymaloe House to create seasonal displays. 

This one-day course offers an opportunity to explore the gardens and woodlands (weather permitting) and see how Iona uses the summer flowers from our gardens to create in house floral displays.

During this course you will be visiting the gardens - wet weather gear may be required.

Please advise us of any dietary requirements when making your reservation.


Ralph McTell

One of the great storytellers, Ralph McTell is now celebrating almost 50 years on the road. Known for his virtuoso guitar style, he is primarily a prolific and gifted songwriter. With a style that invites you into a unique world, he weaves a narrative that is both significant and poignant.

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