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Ballymaloe News
16Dec

Christmas Baking at Ballymaloe

This winter we got off to an early start. Christmas baking is usually in full swing by the first week of December. However this year the smell of candied peel, dried fruit and local whiskey filled the kitchen during early November too. It was all hands on deck to make the hundreds of puddings, cakes and mince pies that help make Christmas at Ballymaloe extra special. Anne, Stephan, Breda and Rebecca have been working very hard to ensure all of the Christmas baking goes to plan.
12Nov

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.

04Nov

Winter Midweek Break

Enjoy a midweek break away during the Winter months. Two nights bed & breakfast with one evening meal from only €212.00 per person sharing. Book Winter Midweek Break
14Oct

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: culture@alliancefrancaisecork.com
23Sep

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.
23Sep

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.

25Aug

Country House Flowers and Seasonal Décor courses with Iona

Iona is the in-house florist at Ballymaloe House and she uses predominantly wild and garden flowers. She will demonstrate her style of flower arranging and creating seasonal displays for table centres, posies and larger displays of country house flowers as well as seasonal floral decorations.
25Aug

Garden Blog August 2014

April’s showers seem so long ago as we work in August’s dusty garden where we’re busy watering sweet peas, summer lettuce, courgettes and pumpkins. Months have flown by and the countdown has begun in earnest to the Ballymaloe Garden Festival.
04Jul

Green Gooseberries

Spring brought with it more fruit blossoms than any pastry chef could ever wish for. Anticipating the first Summer harvest always generates excitement in the Ballymaloe kitchen. Apart from a scant number of strawberries, the first substantial crop always comes from the green gooseberries bushes. The first small green gooseberries always have the most intense flavour. Biting into a raw berrie shocks the pallet into summer mode! Once picked the berries must be “topped and tailed”. A pleasant job for those that have time to sit in the sun.
02Jul

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.