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Articles in the media about Ballymaloe
31Jan

Culinary Adventures in Southern Ireland

Parmjit Parmar, travel writer with the Huffington Post recently spent time in Ireland, more specifically Cork, she wrote the following about Ballymaloe House and the Ballymaloe Cookery School
On the southern coast of Ireland, a 45 minute drive from Ardmore, you'll find Ballymaloe House Hotel and Restaurant. Located in Shanagarry Village, the sleepy rural community is also home to, the famous Ballymaloe Cookery School, established and run by celebrity chef, Darina Allen.
30Jan

A revolution in Irish food and cooking with Ballymaloe

Sean Dunne from Irish Central, a hugely popular Irish-American website, recently posted a comprehensive article about Ballymaloe.
The revolution in Irish cooking and the uptake in organic wholesome food where the focus is on ingredients, can be credited to one family in Ireland, the Allens.
The family who own the famous Irish cooking school Ballymaloe, are the ones who helped start the revolution towards Irish food with their family run business which now spans four generations.
22Jan

Ballymaloe House Hotel celebrates 50 years of Business

This year Ballymaloe House is delighted to be celebrating 50 years in business. In June of 1964, Myrtle Allen first opened the Yeats Room at Ballymaloe, offering guests the opportunity to ‘Dine in an Irish Country House’.
27Dec

Rachel Allen named Cork Person of the Month for December 2013

Rachel was delighted to be named Cork Person of the Month in December 2013. The organisers of the competition pointed out that 2013 marked the 30th anniversary of Ballymaloe Cookery School. A spokesperson for the organisers said that "Ms Allen received the December Person of the Month award to mark her many successes in good food promotion and preparation, through her TV series, cookery books, journalism and teaching."
10Dec

Ireland named "Best Tourism Destination" in comprehensive survey!

For the second year running Ireland has been named as the ‘Best Tourism Destination’ by Global Traveller Magazine who polled over 20,000 frequent travellers in the USA. The magazine asked it's business and luxury travel readers to select their favourite destination, airline and other travel-related questions in a massive survey and for the second year running Ireland came out as the most popular destination. The award ceremony will be held tonight, December 10th in Los Angeles.
03Dec

Financial Times name Ballymaloe amongst world's best restaurants 2013

Ballymaloe Hotel and Restaurant was named amongst the best restaurants in the world 2013 by Nicholas Lander writing in the Financial Times this Saturday, November 30. We are delighted to be listed among such an amazing collection of restaurants from all over the world. We would like to congratulate & thank all of our family, friends, customers, staff & suppliers, who all who help to make Ballymaloe what it is. The full list of restaurants:

Top Restaurants of 2013

Brooks, Melbourne: www.brooksofmelbourne.com
27Nov

Darina Wins Cookbook of the Year!

We are delighted to announce that Darina Allen's latest book '30 Years at Ballymaloe' was awarded The 'Avonmore Cookbook of the Year' award at the Irish Book Awards last night. Darina's book celebrates her 30 years at Ballymaloe Cookery School which first opened it's doors to students in 1983, at which time there were 15 cookery courses available. Now there are over 100 courses each year. These are reflected in the recipes collected in this book.
25Feb

Wine Awards

The February 2010 issue Lonely Planet magazine includes the spring wine course at Ballymaloe House in Co Cork among their listing of 10 BEST WEEKEND COURSES.

It is the only wine course to be chosen in a wide-ranging article about 52 interesting weekend breaks in many different countries. There is an appealing symmetry to the accolade, too, as these wine appreciation weekends at Ballymaloe are now in their tenth year.

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