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An Evening with Johnny McEvoy

We are delighted to welcome Johnny McEvoy for his first performance in The Grainstore.

This nostalgic evening of song and story features all of Johnny's many hit songs, including Muirsin Durkan, Boston Burglar, Those Brown Eyes, and Long Long Before Your Time. His songs are haunting, evocative and beautifully presented in folk and ballad style.

God Bless the Child

Patrick Talbot Productions presents God Bless the Child

First confessions are the hardest!

A new play based on stories by Frank O Connor

Adapted for the stage and directed by Patrick Talbot.

The short stories of Cork-born Frank O'Connor are universally regarded as classics of their kind.

Now, for the first time, three of those funniest stories - My Oedipus Complex, The Genius and First Confession - are brought together within a single full-length play that provides a hugely entertaining and uplifting night of theatre.

Eddi Reader

Grainstore audiences adored Eddi Reader's concert in February of last year, so we've invited her back for a return engagement in 2015.

Eddi first stepped into the limelight with Fairground Attraction and their single Perfect off the album First of a Million Kisses, both of which topped the British charts in the 1980s. She has remained one of popular music’s most thrilling and affecting performers.

Sharon Shannon

Irish accordionist Sharon Shannon has achieved legendary status throughout the world and made the much-maligned accordion 'cool' in her home country. She is renowned for her collaborations, not just in Irish traditional music, but through all musical genres, from hip-hop, cajun, country, classical to rap.

A Christmas Concert

A Christmas Concert with Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin & Sons

They have twice delighted Grainstore audiences, so we've invited them back for a third night of Christmas music, song, story and humour. The iconic composer and musician is again joined by his NY-based sons, Owen and Moley whose unique style incorporates rap and beat box.

A White Christmas with Trish Rooney and Friends

Special guests Brendan McCahey (Voice of Ireland winner 2014) and Velvin Lamont (Voice of Ireland finalist 2013)

Whether this Christmas is white or green, a festive night of seasonal songs, country, jazz and popular classics is in store. Cork chanteuse Trish Rooney has put together a big show of sensational singers and musicians, including Brendan McCahey, winner of the Voice of Ireland 2014, and Velvin Lamont, a 2013 Voice of Ireland finalist.

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.

Lemon Meringue Pie

First make the pastry.

Sieve the flour with the salt, cut the butter into cubes and rub into the flour with the fingertips. Keep everything as cool as possible; if the fat is allowed to melt the finished pastry may be tough. When the mixture looks like coarse breadcrumbs, stop.

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.

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