Things To Do Locally
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.
Ballymaloe Cookery School
The internationally renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School, run by Darina Allen, is located two miles from Ballymaloe House.
Saturday Pizza’s at the Ballymaloe Cookery School is a weekly pop up Pizzeria. Wood-fired pizzas made from ingredients grown and produced on the farm are served between 12.30 and 4pm every Saturday.
There are many nice walks around the Ballymaloe gardens, woodlands and farm, these are all marked on a detailed map which is available at reception.
When the mackerel come to feed close to the shore in summer and autumn, Rory Allen takes guests out fishing on his boat from Ballycotton Pier.
Horse Riding can be arranged at Monatrea Equestrian Centre near Youghal where they cater for both beginners and more advanced riders.
There are several very nice gardens within driving distance of Ballymaloe.
There are lots of lovely coves and beaches within a 15 minute drive of Ballymaloe, these vary from small rocky inlets that are perfect for a picnic and rock pooling to larger sandy beaches which are lovely for walking and building sandcastles on.
Stephen Pearce Pottery
The Stephen Pearce Pottery is a few kilometres from Ballymaloe.
Activities in the Local Area
There are loads of things you can do in the local area, you might like to visit, Fota Wildlife Park, Leahy’s Open Farm, Trabolgan Swimming Pool, Bridgefield Buggies (Quads), Perks Leisure-plex.
Traditional Irish Music
If you are interested in Irish music we can help you to find a good session during your stay.
As well as our small golf course, there is a choice of excellent golf courses nearby, please ask one of our receptionist if you need help to make a booking.
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.
Midleton - The Heart of East Cork
The historic market town of Midleton is less than 15 minutes from Ballymaloe House and despite being on one of Ireland's busiest road, the area in and around Midleton is one of the best kept secrets on the island of Ireland. Visit the Tourist Office at the gate of the Old Jameson Distillery (the home of Jameson Whiskey) for information of all the fabulous local attractions to see and do whilst staying in the area.