Blog posts from Ballymaloe Country House Hotel

The Height of the Summer...

The walled garden is now planted to capacity – directly sown beetroot, carrots, spinach and chard, leeks by the thousand, courgettes, summer squash and pumpkins, cabbages, kales and sprouting broccoli. While waiting for vegetables to mature, there’s a bounty of raspberries, black, red and white currants and apples, plums and pears to come.

Ballymaloe House is full of cut flowers fresh from the garden – the scent of sweet pea and the blousy show of dahlias. And already we have next year in sight as we review bulb catalogues to place an order soon for a spring display.


Mother's Day & Night at Ballymaloe House

Arrive Sunday afternoon with your mother for afternoon tea and cake and relax in the house and grounds for the afternoon.

Enjoy a glass of bubbles together in the drawing room before dinner together and stay over and start the week from Ballymaloe House relaxed, refreshed and having spent quality time with your mum on Mother's Day. 

Offer available on March 11th, 2018 only, From only Euro 195.00 per person 




Monday 10th July: Join Ballymaloe's Head Gardener, Susan Turner for a half day course at Ballymaloe Cookery school from 9.00am - 2.00pm. 

With coffee on arrival to Ballymaloe cookery school on Monday morning, this package includes a light lunch. Susan will teach you points to consider when looking at the general layout of any garden. 


#LITFEST17 - The 5th Ballymaloe Litfest

The 5th Ballymaloe Litfest - A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival took place on Friday May 19th to Sunday May 21st 2017 throughout a variety of venues at Ballymaloe House and the Ballymaloe Cookery School, Ballymaloe Grainstore, The Big Shed and the Ballymaloe walled garden.


UNIQUE BREAK: One Night Wonder #JuneBankHolidayWeekend

Sunday 4th June - Make Ballymaloe House your home for the bank holiday Sunday night and indulge in our world famous Sunday night Allen family buffet and bed & breakfast at the very special rate of €175.00 per person sharing.

Wake up on Bank Holiday Monday in the beautiful East Cork countryside and enjoy our award winning breakfast at your leisure. Take a walk in our grounds or visit the nearby tranquil fishing village of Ballycotton for a stroll on the spectacular Ballycotton Cliff Walk.


Best breakfasts in Ireland 2017

We are delighted to win the Best "Country House Breakfast" in the Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards.


Lightworks Exhibition: Landscapes by Andrea Cashell

The opening night of Landscape Artist Andrea Cashell's exhbition LIGHTWORKS is in the Ballymaloe Grainstore at 7pm on Thursday 20th April and the exhbition will then run for three weeks until Thursday 11th May.


Ballycotton Lifeboat Annual Gala Dinner

The annual Ballycotton Lifeboat fundraising Gala dinner at Ballymaloe House will take place on Friday 3rd February and for 2017 the production title is ‘The Golden Age of Hollywood’.   Ballymaloe House has supported Ballycotton Lifeboat for over 50 years and this annual event is a special night to the Allen family as it was at a Ballycotton Lifeboat fundraising evening in Ballymaloe House that Ivan and Myrtle Allen first met - little did they know then, that Ballymaloe House would become what it is today. 


Art Exhibition: "The 4-Seasons' Tree" by Peter Binder from 24th November

In Peter's own words "Painting the like of "4-Seasons' Trees" has essentially to do with my place on this Earth.  Not very different from my farmin and growing of vegetables and apples.  It is another attempt at bein part of everything that's out there: @Fields and hedgerows under ever changing skies, the garden and orchard - representations of its trees of course, however visually translated, a prominent feature of this exhibition."    


7 night Farm Cottage stays at Ballymaloe House

Feel at home in one of the Ballymaloe House farm cottages and make Ballymaloe gardens your backyard.  Enjoy all the facilities at Ballymaloe House and the many local sites and amenities.  There may well be an event at the Ballymaloe Grainstore during your stay or visit the Ballymaloe Cookery School for an afternoon demonstration or short course. 

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