Ballymaloe News

FORM16 - Silent Expression - weekly guided tours

Guided tours of the open air sculpture exhibition FORM16 - Silent Expression with Richie Scott of Artistic Alliance Tuesdays & Thursday evenings in August 2016 from 6pm until Tuesday 29th August. Meet on the golf course in front of Ballymaloe House

Sessile Oak Tree Walkway

In support of Failte Ireland’s Ancient East we are offering the opportunity for our guests to make history with us and leave their green footprint on the grounds of Ballymaloe House.  Our “Sessile Oak Tree Walkway” has began and offers the opportunity for our many loyal guests to leave their own mark on the Ballymaloe estate.  In this blog Daphne records details of the plantings.



Ballymaloe Garden Festival

Tickets: €8 - children under 16 free
When: 3 & 4 September 2016

The Ballymaloe Garden Festival is a weekend dedicated to sustainable gardening. Experts will gather in the grounds of Ballymaloe House to speak on topics ranging from rare plants to garden design.  


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 took part in a national Irish Gin & Tonic Festival, 20th – 25th June organised by Great Irish Beverages. This week long, fun & entertaining festival celebrated 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

Visit Ballymaloe Grainstore for the full 2016 summer programme of events at Ballymaloe House.  The upcoming line-up includes concerts from Finbar Furey, Carlene Carter, Brian Kennedy, Liam O'Flynn, Paddy Glackin, Sean Keane, Louise Morrissey, Mike Denver, Ralph McTell, Paul Brady as well as the return of Frank O'Connor's hilarious hit theatrical production "God Bless the Child


Ballymaloe Litfest 2016

Kerrygold Ballymaloe Litfest of Food & Wine returns to Ballymaloe House and Ballymaloe Cookery School on the weekend,​ 19-21 May 2017.


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.