What to do when at Ballymaloe House

Things to do on the grounds, in the locality and in Cork.

On The Grounds

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.

Ballymaloe Café

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

Walk Our Grounds and Visit the Ballymaloe Farm

Pick up a map of our Ballymaloe woodland walks and farmland from reception and visit the farm animals. 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.

Croquet

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.

Children's Play Equipment

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

Summer Swimming Pool

The outdoor 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.

Walks

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.

Yoga

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!

Wine Events

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

Complimentary behind the scenes 'Walks & Talks'

We are delighted to offer our residents some complimentary 'behind the scenes' experiences available during your stay. Book early on arrival, places are limited.

I.e.: Biodiversity with our groundsman, House & Family History, Floral Design, Wine Cellar Tour, Walled Garden Tour.

Cycling

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.

Pilates

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.

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! Not currently available due to COVID19 restrictions.

Art Gallery

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

Tennis

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