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Ballymaloe still has recipe for success fifty years later

Joe McNamee wrote a really nice article about Ballymaloe House, Ballymaloe Cookery School and The Ballymaloe Litfest of Food and Wine in the Irish Examiner this weekend.

The article starts:

When Myrtle Allen opened a restaurant in her dining room, the self-taught chef would cook for guests on her Aga range. Today, 50 years on, the Ballymaloe brand is world-renowned.

50 Years of memories at Ballymaloe

To celebrate our 50th birthday we are inviting guests and ex-staff who have photos or memories of their time at Ballymaloe over the years to share them with us.

It would be great to hear about the time you were here, what you did during your stay, funny stories, who you were here with, etc.

Each week we will share the photos and stories on Facebook and our website.

There will be a prize of Dinner for Two at Ballymaloe for the best photo or story.

TLC India To Show ‘Rachel Allen’s Easy Meals’

Rachel Allen’s Easy Meals’ will air every Monday to Friday only on TLC India from 3 March 2014.

About the Series

Rachel Allen 'returns to her roots' back home in Ireland, taking on a looser and more relaxed presentational style in delivering her no-nonsense vision of achievable and delicious family food, in Rachel Allen's Easy Meals.

Mother's Day at Ballymaloe

Not sure what to get for your mother for Mother’s Day? A Ballymaloe Gift Voucher may be the answer.

Vouchers can be tailored to cover a wide range of special treats:

A Relaxing Getaway

Treat your mother to a relaxing few days away to completely unwind at Ballymaloe. Have breakfast in bed, read a book by the fire, take walks through the woods and gardens or book a massage with Eilish our masseuse. Accommodation and breakfast rates start at €95 per night per person sharing. To book click here.

Ballymaloe Supper Club

To celebrate Ballymaloe’s 50th Birthday we will continue our very successful winter Supper Clubs with a series of Spring Supper Clubs.

The Supper Club evenings start with an aperitif at 7.30pm followed by a 4 course set meal. Wines recommended to suit each dish, as well as wines from our wine cellar, will be available to buy.

Wild and Foraged Food.

Tuesday 25th March
A delicious supper foraged from the grounds of Ballymaloe and surrounding area.

Pat Scott Paintings leave Ballymaloe for the IMMA, Dublin

The Deserted Race Course and Killiney Bay From A Railway Carriage are now included in the exhibition of Pat Scott's work at the IMMA in Dublin. This is the first time Killiney Bay has left Ballymaloe since Ivan Allen bought it from Pat Scott in the 60's. It is one of our favourites from the art collection at Ballymaloe House.

We were very saddened to hear of Pat Scott’s recent passing and send our condolences to his family.

Event Deatils

The Garden Galley
Irish Museum for Modern Art
Dublin
16 Feb - 18 May

Eddi Reader Live At The Grainstore at Ballymaloe

Eddi Reader, one of popular music’s most thrilling and affecting performers, was brought 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.

The National Theatre’s stage production of War Horse

National Theatre Live presents The National Theatre’s original stage production of War Horse, broadcast live from London’s West End to a screen in Ballymaloe Grainstore.

Can't get to Dublin to see the live production in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre? Don't have €55 to spend on a ticket? Then come see the live broadcast in the Grainstore for only €10.

Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit, capturing the imagination of four million people around the world.

Friday Night Hors d’oeuvres Buffet

Our head chef, Gillian, giving the Hors d’oeuvres (first course) buffet a final look over to make sure everything is as it should be before service begins.

The Hors d’oeurves buffet has long been a Friday night tradition at Ballymaloe House. It offers diners an opportunity to taste a selection of seasonal salads, paté’s, terrines and the most delicious local seafood and smoked fish.

It is so popular that many customers visit the buffet more than once before their main course!

Ireland’s Hottest Tickets for 2014

Pól Ó Conghaile lists his top travel tips for Ireland in 2014. Pól is an award-winning travel writer. Based in Ireland, he contributes to National Geographic Traveller, The Irish Independent, Cara and The Irish Examiner among other publications.

At number 7 Pól lists Ballymaloe, where he says:

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