Ballymaloe News

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

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


Summer supper club with Louise Bannon: Midleton Food Festival Event

Ballymaloe House was delighted take part in the Midleton Food Festival 2016 by hosting a summer supper club with guest chef Louise Bannon (Ex Noma). 

The evening started with a cocktail in the walled garden, followed by Dublin born Louise's Noma influenced seasonal set menu and an organic wine for each course.

Louise's set menu included some of East Cork's finest local food producers and delicious vegetables from Ballymaloe House's own walled gardens (menu attached)


FORM16 - Silent Expression from Artistic Alliance

During the exhbition Richie Scott offered guided tours of the open air sculpture exhibition FORM16 - Silent Expression every Tuesday & Thursday evening giving a great insight to the art and the artists.  


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 Glasshouse Dinner

Ballymaloe Cookery School's 'Ballymaloe Cookery School Glasshouse Dinner' was first held in the summer of 2012 and has now become an annual event, drawing food-lovers, artisan producers and chefs from all around the world. Held under the canopy of the Ballymaloe Cookery Schools extensive glashouses Chef Rory O'Connell and his culinary team dream up an inspiring menu based on seasonal, local and, of course, organic ingredients for 100 expectant guests.


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


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.

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