Ballymaloe News

Ballymaloe Gift Vouchers

A Ballymaloe Gift Voucher is an ideal Christmas present or gift for any occasion because it offers something for everyone! Our vouchers can be used for accommodation, dining in the restaurant, cookery courses at The Ballymaloe Cookery School, Ballymaloe Grainstore events, crafts and kitchenware from the Ballymaloe shop. Gift vouchers are sold online in multiples of €50, for other amounts please contact us.


March Madness

With lengthening days helping us shake off the cold, wet winter it’s seed sowing time! Just as well as the soaking rain has made working on the soil very difficult. 

Behind the scenes at Ballymaloe

Ballymaloe, A Day in the Life is a labour of love, choreographed by long-term staff member Daphne Spillane, Daphne sought to acknowledge the loyalty and long term service of members of staff have worked at Ballymaloe House over the year, 40 and 50 years for some.


RNLI Fundraising Gala Dinner

Ballymaloe is delighted to sponsor the Ballycotton Lifeboats’ annual Gala Fundraising dinner.
Our Ballycotton lifeboat and the RNLI is a vital part of all our community, as well as being very important to the Allen family personally.

Christmas Decorations - 1 day course with our in-house florist Iona

Wednesday 9th December 2015 Our in-house florist at Ballymaloe House uses predominantly wild and garden flowers. Iona will demonstrate her style of flower arranging creating seasonal displays. This one-day course will offer budding and experienced gardeners alike an opportunity to explore the gardens and woodlands (weather permitting) at Ballymaloe House. Coffee on arrival at 10am Course Over approx. 5pm 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.

Jaipur’s Banquet @ Ballymaloe

Jaipur’s  Banquet @ Ballymaloe will seamlessly marry the marvel & nuances of Indian cuisine and show case it in the simplest form of popular Indian street -food. Paying tribute to both the glorious Irish produce and the hoary traditions of Indian cuisine, Sunil and his team will be using spices to show off its subtlety and the lingering pleasures it provides on the palate.

Irish Restaurant Association award – Best Hotel Restaurant

We are proud to have been recognized in the 2016 Irish Restaurant Awards as the ‘Best Hotel Restaurant’ in Cork in the Munster region and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who voted for us, The Irish Restaurant Association and Elavon and you for continuing to visit and enjoy Ballymaloe House.

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.

Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours

Enjoy the fresh Ballycotton sea air and be mesmerised by the natural beauty and stunning views that Ballycotton Island has to offer. Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours offers a truly magical memory-making excursion. Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours is a 'not-for-profit' company that would like to bring you on a magical, historical and unique tour.

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

In Peter's own words "Painting the like of "4-Season' 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."