The Ballymaloe Grainstore is the latest addition to Ballymaloe House. It is East Cork’s most versatile event space and hosts a variety of concerts, plays, live screenings, festival, fairs etc.. throughout the year.

See below for upcoming events. These are updated regularly, so we advise that you sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date.

Ballymaloe Grainstore and other Ballymaloe House venues are ideal for any size corporate or private event (from 15 to 800+) and are available for private hire.

Upcoming Events at Ballymaloe Grainstore

Ralph McTell
Tuesday 25th October 2016
One of the great storytellers, Ralph McTell is now celebrating almost 50 years on the road. Known for his virtuoso guitar style, he is primarily a prolific
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Paul Brady
Sunday 30th October 2016
A rare opportunity to see one of Ireland's greatest singer-songwriters in the intimate setting of Ballymaloe Grainstore.  Paul Brady usually performs in large
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Brick Building Workshop
Monday 31st October 2016
Brick Building Workshop suitable for children aged 4-12.  €15 for two hours.    Booking in advance is essential - TO BOOK please call Kathy: 086 1700215
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Tommy Tiernan - Under The Influence
Saturday 12th November 2016
SOLD OUT As if receiving instructions from a strange and distant star, Tommy Tiernan takes to the stage refusing to take anything seriously. The political and
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Ballymaloe Craft Fair
Saturday 19th November 2016, Sunday 20th November 2016
This is the 7th year of the Ballymaloe Craft Fair and 2016 continues to showcase work by more than 100 of Ireland's best craft professionals throughout the
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"The 4-Seasons' Tree" by Peter Binder
Thursday 24th November 2016
In Peter's own words "Painting the like of "4-Season' Trees" has essentially to do with my place on this Earth.  Not very different from my farmin and growing
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Vladimir & Anton
Sunday 27th November 2016
'Our Dad said I don’t mind if you fight each other, just make sure you put the violins down first.' - Vladimir
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Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin and his sons, Owen and Moley
Thursday 29th December 2016
He has four times delighted Ballymaloe Grainstore audiences, so Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin returns for a fifth night of music, song, story and humour.  The iconic
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Eddi Reader
Friday 17th February 2017
The internationally acclaimed Scottish songstress, Eddi Reader, returns to the Grainstore after sold-out shows in 2014, 2015 and 2016.   Irish audiences keep
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Sibling Revelry: The Casey/Ní Chathasaigh Sisters
Saturday 25th February 2017
These renowned sisters from West Cork - singer and fiddle-player Nollaig; harper Máire; and singer and fiddle-player Mairéad - have, remarkably, only just
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Des Bishop - One Day You'll Understand
Sunday 05th March 2017
Des Bishop delighted a sold-out audience in March 2016, so we've invited him back with his brand new show, One Day You'll Understand.   Des is old enough now
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Neil Delamere - Learning to Handstand
Friday 07th April 2017
Learning to Handstand Following sold out shows last year, the master of mirth is back with his own unique brand of irreverent humour. 2016 was another busy
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Things to do at Ballymaloe

Ballymaloe Grainstore Multi Purpose Venue

The Ballymaloe Shop

The Ballymaloe Shop is located at Ballymaloe House. here you will find a range of Irish designer crafts, wool blankets and scarves, cook books, kitchen accessories, bakeware, kitchenware and lots more.

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Ballymaloe Café

The Ballymaloe Café serves delicious café-style lunches and mouth watering home made cakes. Open every day from 10am to 5pm. Facebook The Cafe at the end of the shop

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The relaxed, outdoor tennis court is located between the swimming pool and woodlands. No need to book a space, use it as you wish.

Ballymaloe Grainstore Multi Purpose Venue

Heated Outdoor Pool

The outdoor, heated, swimming pool is filled as soon as the weather gets warm enough - usually sometime in May, and emptied when it gets too chilly to swim - usually in late September.

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There are several bikes of various sizes that are free for guests to use. Children are welcome to cycle around the farm and through the woods.

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There is a croquet lawn in front of the house which is always popular on dry days with both children and adults. It is free for residents to use, you will find croquet mallets and balls in a little box beside the lawn.

Ballymaloe Grainstore Multi Purpose Venue

Make Irish Soda Bread with our Baker

Step into the kitchen and roll up your sleeves, you can learn the secrets of Ballymaloe bread baking!

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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.

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Perfect for beginners, teaching children or to practice, the laid back and informal five hole golf course in front of Ballymaloe House is free for guests to use.

Ballymaloe Grainstore Multi Purpose Venue

Wine Events

We also hold regular wine events throughout the year when wine experts and producers from around the world give talks and tastings.

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Children's Play Equipment

We have a slide, sandpit and plenty of board games to keep children entertained during their stay.

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Collect Eggs from the Hen House

Every day the eggs are collected on the farm and brought to the kitchen, however, if you would like to fetch your own you are more than welcome. Children particularly enjoy this.

Ballymaloe Grainstore Multi Purpose Venue

Visit The Pigs

We have several pigs on the farm and if you are lucky there will be litter of baby piglets (which are particularly cute), amongst the herd during your stay.

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Art Gallery

There are several art and photography exhibitions held throughout the year in both Ballymaloe House and Ballymaloe Grainstore.

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A fun, beginners Pilates dance class to tone your body and loose inches. €50 for a six week course, contact Lindsay to discuss a drop in rate.

Ballymaloe Grainstore Multi Purpose Venue


Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba® program is all about.

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Fusion Yoga with Alison Faith combines a variety of Yoga styles with relaxation and well being techniques in a carefully selected blend (like great coffee!) to liberate, recharge and empower your whole system!