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Carrageen Moss Pudding

Carageen Moss is a seaweed which can be gathered off the south and west coasts of Ireland. It is rich in iodine and trace elements and is full of natural gelatine. Carageen means 'little rock' in Gaelic.

Irish Country House Auction

Loughlin Bowe are one of Ireland's leading antique and fine art auctioneers who specialize in Irish country house auctions. This auction will include the entire contents of the historic Wood House Estate, Stradbally, Co. Waterford which has been removed for convenience of sale to the Grainstore. Admission free - donations accepted to benefit Midleton Community Hospital.

A Journey through the Wine Regions of Spain

September 12th

A Journey through the Wine Regions of Spain, wine tasting with winemaker Telmo Rodríguez, one of Spain's most celebrated winemakers, in association with Wines of Spain, 12th September.

Maria Doyle Kennedy & Heathers

Two of Ireland’s most exceptional female acts unite for a unique and intimate performance. A twist of old and a hint of new, their show is part of one of the most exciting musical tours this year in Ireland.

Ballymaloe Garden Festival

August 31st & September 1st 2013
Building on the hugely successful Lit Fest, Ballymaloe announces the first ever festival dedicated to all things horticultural. English and Irish gardening experts will gather in Shanagarry to speak on topics ranging from rare plants to garden design. The Big Shed will once again be abloom with abundant trade stands, food and fringe events.

Ballymaloe pop up wine shop

We are delighted to have recently opened a pop up wine shop in Brown Thomas Cork, to showcase a selection of wines from the award winning Ballymaloe wine cellar. Continuing the innovative tradition started by the late Mr Ivan Allen, when he started the Ballymaloe wine cellar almost 50 year ago, along with Jim Whelan, and the work by his grandson, Sacha Whelan. We are delighted to offer the Ballymaloe wine experience in Brown Thomas Cork, with a team from Ballymaloe, including Daphne, Nicola, Colm, and Fionn.

Poolside Pimms

I just love summertime at Ballymaloe and this year’s hot summer days have been so welcomed. Would you believe, for the first time in years, there was no fire lit in the drawing room during the month of July! Being down by the swimming pool, listening to the children squealing with delight as they jumped into the water, made me smile. There is always a grandchild or even great grandchild around to entertain both the guests and staff!

Fresh Fish

Entertaining guests this summer has been easy with the good weather and more often than not this entertaining involves the guests getting involved in Ballymaloe life. Most evenings Rory Allen takes guests and friends fishing at Ballycotton in his boat “MOLLY DANIEL”.

Globe Artichokes with Melted Butter

Have a large saucepan of boiling water ready and add 2 teaspoon of vinegar and 2 teaspoon of salt to every 1.2 litres of water. Pop in the artichokes and bring the water back to the oil. Simmer steadily for about 25 minutes. After about 20 minutes you could try testing to see if they are done.

We do this by raising the artichoke out of the water and tugging off one of the larger leaves at the base; if cooked, it should come away easily; if not continue to cook for another 5-10 minutes. Remove and drain upside down on a plate.

Only at Ballymaloe # 3

So it’s been a while since I last updated my blog and I apologize for that. So much as happened since then. Where do I begin? After looking back at my last two posts I realized I never actually talked about what exactly I do here at Ballymaloe. My shift is split into two ( which I’m not used to but I have the afternoons to myself :) ). In the morning I go around and pick and arrange flowers into lovely clay pots for the dining rooms and the bedrooms for the guests when they arrive. In the evening I am the official “trolly dolly” as they say.

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