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.
Things to do at Ballymaloe
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.
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
The relaxed, outdoor tennis court is located between the swimming pool and woodlands. No need to book a space, use it as you wish.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
We also hold regular wine events throughout the year when wine experts and producers from around the world give talks and tastings.
Children's Play Equipment
We have a slide, sandpit and plenty of board games to keep children entertained during their stay.
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.
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.
There are several art and photography exhibitions held throughout the year in both Ballymaloe House and Ballymaloe Grainstore.
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.
Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba® program is all about.
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!