Articles in the media about Ballymaloe

100 Top Restaurants & Places to Stay in Ireland

The family and staff at Ballymaloe House are thrilled to once again be amongst such great company, and honoured, to be included in the 2015 McKenna Guides as one of the 100 Top Restaurants in Ireland and 100 Top Places to Stay in Ireland.  
We are delighted to announce that these McKenna Guides are now available in two brand new apps.

1001 Restaurants You Must Experience Before You Die

We would like to say a big thank you to Jenny Linford, well respected Freelance food writer, author of 15 books and member of the Guild of Food Writers (www.jennylinford.co.uk) for our entry in a new book she is General Editor of '1001 Restaurants You Must Experience Before You Die' 

Ballymaloe House | Archetypal warm Irish hospitality in the home of Ireland’s first family of food.

There is an incomparable warmth to the welcome at the dining room of the first family of Irish food, where sprightly matri

Ballymaloe House on Travel Magazine Gold List 2015

All of us here at Ballymaloe House are delighted to have been acknowledged on Condé Nast Traveler Magazines Gold List 2015: 100 World’s Best Hotels.

Darina Allen receives Outstanding Achievement Award

Congratulations from everyone at Ballymaloe House to Darina Allen on receiving an Outstanding Achievement Award from Cork Chamber in association with EY on Tuesday 18th November at a prestigious awards event at The DoubleTree Hilton, Dublin acknowledging and celebrating her commitment to promoting Irish food.

Gillian Keating, president of Cork Chamber, said that Darina Allen in her capacity as owner of Ballymaloe Cookery School had put Irish food on the world stage.


Review Of Kerrygold Ballymaloe Litfest

Last Sunday night Katherine O’Leary was still ironing. Such madness of disorganisation was the result of ‘swanning’ off to the Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival.

The Irish Times: Nom Nom Noma

Copenhagen chef Rene Redzepi, who is making his first visit to Ireland next month, tells Catherine Cleary about what drove him to create Noma, his admiration for Myrtle Allen, and the Irish chefs who have worked in his award-winning restaurant.

Rene Redzepi has spent a morning at home with a feverish daughter. Forty people are downstairs in Restaurant Noma having the lunch of their lives. Two wild-eyed Norwegian fans will want face time with him during the interview.

New York Times: The Glory of Irish Food, Captured in a Whole Fish

This article, written by David Tanis, was recently published in The New York Times.
I’ll admit I was rather ignorant about Ireland in general, and Irish food in particular, when I stepped off the plane in Dublin for the first time last spring.

Huffingtonpost Article: 22 Places In Ireland To Celebrate The Emerald Isle

Cork got a mention in a recent article by Lisa Miller on the Huffongton post website. Cork was listed as the number 1 destination in Ireland to visit this St.Patricks Day. The article says:
People love Cork. And it's not hard to see why. Some even refer to Cork as "the real capital of Ireland." Whether it's chatting with locals and enjoying the laid-back vibe at a pub, dining at one of the "foodie" restaurants, or catching a show at the Cork Opera House, everyone will find something lovable about this River Lee town.
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Ireland’s Hottest Tickets for 2014

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. At number 7 Pól lists Ballymaloe, where he says:
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National Geographic 'Finding Safe Harbor in Cork City'

Susan O'Keefe from the National Geographic recently spent time in Cork City and beyond, including a visit to Ballymaloe House Hotel and Ballymaloe Cookery School