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Orienteering at Ballymaloe

Come Orienteering at Ballymaloe House on January 24th. 
 
All Welcome. Suitable for beginners. 
 

Book Launch ‘Ballymaloe, a Day in the Life’ by Daphne Spillane

On Sunday 13th December Rachel Allen officially launched sales of the stunning photographic book 'Ballymaloe, A Day in the Life' at a festive reception at Ballymaloe House.  
 

The Ultimate Mince Pie Recipe from Ballymaloe’s Pastry Pro

JR Ryall, head pastry chef at Ballymaloe House, gives us a masterclass in Christmas baking with his mouthwatering mince pie recipe …
 
There are many Christmas traditions that mark the start of the festive season. At Ballymaloe House the unmistakable scent of citrus peel slowly candying in late October marks it for me. This might seem unimaginably early to get into the mood for Christmas carols and roasting chestnuts on an open fire, but with the task of Christmas baking ahead it is the perfect opportunity to ease into the spirit of things.
 

Spring into Good Living at the Ballymaloe Grainstore

The Ballymaloe Good Living day on Sunday 7th February at The Ballymaloe Grainstore is all about investing in Good Health and Health Living.  The event will start at 10am to 5pm - €10 per person entry.  
 

What is Ireland's most unique hotel? See our list of 30 gems

We were delighted to feature in the Irish Independent article "What is Ireland's most unique hotel? See our list of 30 gems".

Ballymaloe House comes in at number 18 on the list which reads:

Christmas Decorations - 1 day course with our in-house florist Iona

Wednesday 9th December 2015

Our in-house florist at Ballymaloe House uses predominantly wild and garden flowers. Iona will demonstrate her style of flower arranging creating seasonal displays. This one-day course will offer budding and experienced gardeners alike an opportunity to explore the gardens and woodlands (weather permitting) at Ballymaloe House.

Coffee on arrival at 10am
Course Over approx. 5pm

During this course you will be visiting the gardens - wet weather gear may be required.

Symphony of the Soil

SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL - documentary feature film. Screening followed by Q&A with the Director Deborah Koons Garcia

'Deborah Koons Garcia is one of my food heroes. Her work has helped in no small way, to raise awareness of one of the most pressing challenges facing mankind – the diminishing fertility of the soil. We are thrilled that Deborah has chosen to show the Symphony of the Soil at the Grainstore, don’t miss it – it will be life changing.' - Darina Allen

Elderflower Lemonade

  • 3 lemons
  • 225ml (8fl oz) elderflower syrup (see recipe)
  • 750ml (1 1/4 pints) water
  • ice
  • elderflower heads
 
Juice the lemons.  Add the syrup and water.  Mix and taste.  Add ice and elderflowers to garnish.
 

Elderflower Syrup

 
Makes 400ml (14fl oz)
 
  • 225g (8oz) sugar
  • 300ml (10fl oz) water
  • 20 elderflower heads
 

Tableland exhibition

Tableland and exhibition of paintings by Nicky Kruseman and Jacqueline O'Driscoll
 
In the Carrigann Room, The Grainstore at Ballymaloe House, Co.Cork. 
 
15 May to 17 May. 
 
The Exhibition will be opened by Rory O'Connell on Wednesday 13 May at 6pm - 8om. 
 

"The Ultimate Foodie Fest" - Food & Wine Magazine

Food & Wine magazine describe The Kerrygold Ballymaloe Food & Wine festival as The Ultimate Foodie Fest in their May 2015 issue.  
 
An article packed with a tempting taste of what is to be expected this year. Food & Wine editor Miriam Atkins and Christine Muhlke, Executive Editor of Bon Appetit will be in discussion with Nicholas Lander to talk abou their industry in The Carrigaun Room at Ballymaloe House during the Litfest.  
 

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