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Celebrating its 51st anniversary this year is the family-run Ballymaloe Hotel, famed for its food and its idyllic setting in 400 acres of green land with ancient woodland and tranquil ponds. You can make a big entrance on the day by arriving at the hotel by helicopter, enjoying a bird’s eye view of the lush countryside of East Cork.

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.

Tour of our wine cellar

Our award winning Sommeliers Colm or Samuel would be delighted to give a tour of our wine cellar.

See wines purchased by Mr Allen 50 years ago as Sam and Colm share their passion and experience of wine with you.

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.

Rachel Allen visits India with GOAL

Celebrity chef, Rachel Allen is travelling to India for the first time this week (Monday, June 16th to Saturday, June 21st) to help aid agency, GOAL shine a light on the plight of some of the people that the organisation is working with across Kolkata.

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.

Summer is really on the way!

The outdoor, heated, swimming pool on the grounds of Ballymaloe House is filled as soon as the weather gets warm enough - usually sometime in May, and emptied when it gets too chilly to swim - usually in late September.

It has a large shallow end and a separate paddling pool making it ideal for children, however, it is possible to do lengths if exercise is what you are after. It is free for residents to use.

There is no life guard at the pool so children need to be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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.


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