Ballymaloe News

Euro-toques #ET30years Celebration

Euro-toques Ireland celebrated its 30th Birthday at Ballymaloe House in June 2015 with a menu created and served by some of Ireland's most celebrated chefs. Mrs Allen cut JR's delicious birthday cake decorated with 'Sweet Ballymaloe' roses. Sweet Ballymaloe was named and presented to Mrs Allen in 1996 to thank her for her efforts in strengthening the Eurotoques organisation during her presidency from 1993 to 1996.


Irish Gin & Tonic Festival

Ballymaloe House are delighted to be taking part in this years nationwide Irish Gin & Tonic Festival, 20th – 25th June. A week long, fun & entertaining festival to celebrate Ireland’s new drink of choice. Craft Irish distilled spirits have finally began reappearing around Ireland by a selection of distilleries, each creating a unique and wonderful spirit using local ingredients.


Ballymaloe Grainstore Summer Shows

The Ballymaloe Grainstore has released it's summer 2016 programme which includes concerts featureing Finbar Furey, Carlene Carter, Brian Kennedy, Liam O'Flynn, Paddy Glackin, Sean Keane as well as the return of Frank O'Connor's hilarious hit play "God Bless the Child" 

For a full list of the summer and autumn shows and to buy tickets see the Ballymaloe Grainstore website


Ballymaloe Litfest 2016

Kerrygold Ballymaloe Litfest took place on 20 - 22 May 2016 and it was the 4th annual Kerrygold Ballymaloe LitFest held between the Ballymaloe Cookery School, Ballymaloe House, Ballymaloe Grainstore, Carrigaun room, The Big Shed, Drinks Theatre and the Ballymaloe Walled Garden and other gardens.


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 bottle of wine. Gift vouchers are sold online in multiples of €50, for other amounts please contact us. To give you some voucher ideas:


To the waters and the wild

An exhibition of seascape paintings by Maureen Roe. From Saturday July 16th - July 30th Wine Reception Saturday 16th July at 6pm for further information contact: Gentian 087 6461826

New Bar

Each year during the month of January Ballymaloe takes a well-deserved break for 3 weeks which facilitates the ideal time to renovate some of the bedrooms.
This year however, the bar was privileged to a much needed makeover.
What originally began as a water line adjustment for the above castle room lead to the extensive removal of the existing bar walls, returning to the original stone wall of the 15th Centenary Norman Castle.

Spring Ballymaloe Breather - Special Offer

Enjoy tea and cake in the conservatory on arrival. Relax at Ballymaloe for the afternoon or visit the nearby picturesque fishing village of Ballycotton for a breath-taking stroll on the famous Ballycotton cliff walk. Enjoy dinner in our dining room both evenings. Two nights B&B including dinner on both nights from only €300 per person.

Autumn Break with Cookery School Demo

Escape to Ballymaloe for a night of good food and comfort. With a delightful cookery demonstration either on the day of, or the day following your arrival. Ballymaloe's cookery demonstrations are world renowned and you will be taught by some of Ireland's most acclaimed chefs Your stay in Ballymaloe house is sure to relax both the body and mind. This package includes a 5 course meal. From €235.00 per person sharing

Autumn Ballymaloe Breather

Two nights Bed & Breakfast with dinner on both nights. Enjoy tea and cake by the fire in the drawing room or conservatory on arrival. Relax at Ballymaloe for the afternoon or visit the nearby picturesque fishing village of Ballycotton for a breath-taking stroll on the famous Ballycotton Cliff walk. Spend the day relaxing at Ballymaloe House and gardens and enjoy dinner in our dining room both evenings. Ireland's Blue Book Vouchers are very welcome – complimentary autumnal sparkler on arrival for Blue Book voucher holders. From €295 per person sharing.