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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.

Summer Midweek Break at Ballymaloe

Summer has arrived at Ballymaloe! The sun is shining, the gardens are vibrant with colour and there is a smell of fresh cut grass in the air.

Why not enjoy Enjoy a midweek break away during the summer months with our Summer Midweek Break at Ballymaloe Special Offer.

Two nights bed & breakfast with one evening meal from only €290.00 per person sharing.

From Garden To Vase

The tulips from our gardens make beautiful decorations, from Garden to Vase.

Tulips Growing in our walled Garden.

Tulips in Vases at reception.

Flowers & Glasses at a wedding at Ballymaloe House.

First pick of Asparagus

First pick of Asparagus this spring, from the walled in Garden at Ballymaloe House Hotel.

They'll be delicious on the menu this evening.

The Art of the Restaurateur by Nicholas Lander

The Art of the Restaurateur by Nicholas Lander has recently been released as an eBook, and is now available for iPhone and iPad exclusively on iBooks.

The Art of the Restaurateur presents the compelling stories behind some of the world's best restaurants, and celebrates the complex but unsung art of the restaurateur. In his first ever book, acclaimed Financial Times restaurant critic (and former restaurateur) Nicholas Lander reveals everything you ever wanted to know about the highs and lows of the restaurant business.

Magnolia Tree in Bloom

One of the Magnolia trees near the woodland is in full bloom.

Easter At Ballymaloe

We had a fabulous Easter here at Ballymaloe. There were lots of activities for the children to enjoy: scavenger hunts, egg painting and Easter garden competitions and of course the annual Easter Egg Hunt!

New Sunday Lunch Menu at Ballymaloe House

Sunday Lunch at Ballymaloe House has changed from a buffet style of service to a three course menu.

As always, our philosophy is to serve the best of what local producers have to offer and our Sunday lunch menu changes weekly according to what is available.

Simnel Cake

Simnel Cake is a traditional Easter cake. It has a layer of almond paste baked into the centre and a thick layer of almond icing on top. The 11 balls represent 11 of the 12 apostles - Judas is missing because he betrayed Jesus.

Line the base and sides of a 9 inch (23cm) round, or a 8 inch (20.5cm) square tin with brown paper and greaseproof paper.

Beautiful Bluebells

Beautiful Bluebells growing in the woods on the grounds of Ballymaloe House.

You can see what else is growing over on our garden blog for April 2014 written by gardener Mags Coughlan.

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