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Craft & Design Festival at Ballymaloe

The Craft & Design Festival at Ballymaloe is back for its sixth year this November 21th & 22nd running from 10am - 6pm each day. It's bigger and better than ever. Admission is free.

With a national reputation for showcasing a wide variety of high-end craft professionals, the Craft & Design Festival at Ballymaloe is the pre-eminent crafts retail show south of Dublin for the winter season.

Angela Lansbury to make Personal Appearance at Ballymaloe Grainstore

Ballymaloe Grainstore is delighted to announce that Angela Lansbury will make a rare personal appearance at 'Driving Miss Daisy: The Play' on Sunday 3 August. The screening of the pre-recorded play, in which Miss Lansbury stars with James Earle Jones, begins at 8pm. After an interval, Miss Lansbury will greet the audience and answer questions.

Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food & Wine 2014

The Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine was surrounded by a fabulous setting and a magical atmosphere throughout the weekend again this year. It was filled with fascinating facts, inspirational stories, intriguing discussions, incredible knowledge, fantastic music, fabulous dancing and of course, delicious food and drinks all weekend long.

Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours

Enjoy the fresh Ballycotton sea air and be mesmerised by the natural beauty and stunning views that Ballycotton Island has to offer. Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours offers a truly magical memory-making excursion.

Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours is a 'not-for-profit' company that would like to bring you on a magical, historical and unique tour.

Simnel Cake

Simnel cake is a light fruit cake with two layers of almond paste or marzipan, one in the middle and one on top, that is toasted, and traditionally eaten at Easter but will last a long time in the unlikely event it's not eaten quickly. 

MSN: Top 10 wedding hotels in UK and Ireland

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.
 

Ireland's gourmet revolution: Restaurants, festivals and food trails

Myrtle Allen, who established the restaurant at Ballymaloe House in Cork in the 1960s, is considered by many to be the unofficial patron saint of Ireland's seasonal food movement. Fittingly, Ballymaloe House and its neighbouring cookery school are now also home to the annual Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine (litfest.ie).
 

The Hungry Gap

Much of the work being done now in the garden is in preparation for things to come! Most of the garden is empty now except for perennial vegetables like sea kale, asparagus and rhubarb. But in the wings…or the glasshouse….seedlings are beginning to show promise.  In modules and pots is sown lettuce, Japanese greens, oriental mustards, brussel sprouts, red and green cabbages. In gutters, the tender tips of mangetout and peas are popping up. 
 
 

Kieran Goss

Following the success of his show here last July , we are delighted to announce that Kieran Goss will return to  The Grainstore on 9 August.
 
'One man, one guitar and a voice sent express mail from Heaven'  - Time Out Magazine
 

The Nualas - The Great Big Shiny Show

Dripping kooky, faux glamour, The Nualas will win you over with their nutty lyrics, zany tunes and endearingly silly dresses.  They had a capacity crowd eating out of their hands. - Evening Standard
 
They are buffed, they are detoxed, they are booty-lish, and they are totally up for it!  

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