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Mothers Day gift

Treat your mum this Mother's day with an overnight stay on March 20th in Ballymaloe House for dinner, bed & breakfast. 
Also enjoy a wonderful afternoon participating in the cake decorating course at Ballymaloe Cookery School on Saturday afternoon. 
We will also give your mum a signed copy of the newly released Ballymaloe Cookbook by Myrtle Allen

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 ( 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.


Ballymaloe Vintage & Antiques Fair 2015

The Ballymaloe Vintage and Antiques Fair is the latest addition to the calendar of fairs and festivals held on the grounds of Ballymaloe House in Shanagarry, East Cork.    
More than 50 stalls bursting with diverse treasures and pleasures will be spread across Ballymaloe Grainstore and The Big Shed on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 March from 10am to 6pm.  Entry and parking are free of charge.

Pop-up Christmas Wine Shop at Ballymaloe

Christmas ‘Cheers’ at Ballymaloe... Pop-up Christmas Wine Shop at Ballymaloe

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.

Web Summit Concluded with Dinner in Ballymaloe

The 2014 Web Summit in Dublin concluded with a dinner at Ballymaloe Grainstore and Ballymaloe House for the F.ounders Group, an assembly of 280 international technology leaders, on Friday 7 November.

The evening was designed to encourage the flow of conversation and ideas. It began with a reception in Ballymaloe Grainstore where canapes served included Irish Native Oysters, Black sole Sushi, Chinese Duck Soup, Parsnip & Beetroot Crisps, Crab Wontons and Pork Yuk Sung washed down with Cremant d'Alsace.

50 years of Ballymaloe a talk by Hazel Allen

Alliance Française de Cork is pleased to present "50 years of Ballymaloe a talk by Hazel Allen"

Admission free – all welcome!

Event Details

At Ballymaloe House
Date: Wednesday 15th October
Time: 6pm

For more details, contact Alliance Française de Cork , 36 Mary street, Cork

Tel: (021) 431 0677, Email:

Irish Whiskey Ballymaloe Experience

Come and join us for the Ultimate Irish Whiskey Ballymaloe experience.

Arrive into Ballymaloe to a Midelton Very Rare in front of the fire in the Drawing room. Head to your room to relax or if you would like we can organise a tour of our award winning cellar with one of our sommeliers.

Enjoy dinner in the dining room and then an Irish coffee in the drawing room after.

The following day after breakfast head into the Jameson Distillery in Midleton and see how Irish whiskey has been made from the beginning to now.

Busy summer at Ballymaloe Country House Hotel

After a wonderfully busy summer at Ballymaloe House some of the front of house staff was treated to a day out! The weather was on our side so we headed off to experience East Cork's newest attraction- a guided tour of the Ballycotton Lighthouse Island.

Learn to Make Bread with JR

Step into the kitchen and roll up your sleeves, you can learn the secrets of Ballymaloe bread baking!

Bread baking takes place at 7am each morning. Join our pastry chefs JR and Anne as they bake the bread and scones for each day at Ballymaloe.

The bread baking is €25 per person and lasts approximately one hour. Guests experience the real working kitchen and can take their very own loaf of Irish soda bread home with them.


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