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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. 

Ballycotton

Ballycotton is a famous fishing village situated approximately 40km (25 miles) east of Cork City. The village is set on a rocky-ledge overlooking Ballycotton Bay. There is a busy fishing pier, working lighthouse and a world-famous lifeboat. As well as a shop & post office, pubs, restaurants, B&Bs and a hotel.

Drift - Works by Michael Mc Swiney

Artistic Alliance aims to align itself closely to artists in the production of exhibitions. We are principally associated with Irish-based artists but have actively sought to work with overseas painters and sculptors. Our exhibitions take place at a variety of locations around Ireland. Thse include Cork City, Dublin, Ballymaloe House and Farm (Shanagarry, Co Cork) and Mount Juliet Estate (Thmastown, Co Kilkenny).

As Spring Marches On

Emerging from the hibernation of January and the potential of the growing year ahead begins to germinate! The first demand is to feed the soil that gave us so much last year – the ‘heavy’ machinery was rolled in and made light work of spreading well-rotted manure over the entire garden and ploughed. 
 

Ballymaloe on Tour ... to South Africa

It was almost a case of … last person in Ballymaloe, turn of the lights as many staff, family & friends headed off to the sunny destination of South Africa. Well, Sun city & Capetown to be more precise! Off to celebrate the wedding of my wonderful friend and colleague and well known receptionist, Lyndsay Greer to her sweetheart, Michael Cashman.
 
And from the moment we arrived, Lyndsay’s uniqueness and impeccable attention to detail shone. 
 

Mothers Day gift

Treat your mum this Mother's day with an overnight stay on March 20th in Ballymaloe House for dinner, bed & breakfast. 
 
Also enjoy a wonderful afternoon participating in the cake decorating course at Ballymaloe Cookery School on Saturday afternoon. 
 
We will also give your mum a signed copy of the newly released Ballymaloe Cookbook by Myrtle Allen
 

An exhibition of paintings by Sara Hodson

An Capall An exhibition of paintings by Sara Hodson
 
‘A horse is the projection of peoples’ dreams about themselves – strong, powerful beautiful- and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence’ Pam Brown - poet.
 

1001 Restaurants You Must Experience Before You Die

We would like to say a big thank you to Jenny Linford, well respected Freelance food writer, author of 15 books and member of the Guild of Food Writers (www.jennylinford.co.uk) for our entry in a new book she is General Editor of '1001 Restaurants You Must Experience Before You Die' 
 

Ballymaloe House | Archetypal warm Irish hospitality in the home of Ireland’s first family of food.

 

Cork French Film Festival

As part of the Cork French Film Festival 1st – 8th March 2015
 
Film Screening @ The Grainstore, Ballymaloe on Friday 6th March at 19.00
 
NATURAL RESISTANCE
France/Italy 2013 
Director: Jonathan Nossiter 
Duration: 86 minutes
 
Followed by an locally sourced Italian inspired rustic supper paired with wine from the growers featured in the film
 

Ballymaloe Vintage & Antiques Fair 2015

The Ballymaloe Vintage and Antiques Fair is the latest addition to the calendar of fairs and festivals held on the grounds of Ballymaloe House in Shanagarry, East Cork.    
 
More than 50 stalls bursting with diverse treasures and pleasures will be spread across Ballymaloe Grainstore and The Big Shed on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 March from 10am to 6pm.  Entry and parking are free of charge.

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