Ballymaloe News

The OFM50: Myrtle Allen by Allan Jenkins (Feb 2018)

The OFM 50: Everything we love in the world of Food Right Now

Myrtle Allen by Allan Jenkins, Editor of Observer Food Monthly


March Madness

With lengthening days helping us shake off the cold, wet winter it’s seed sowing time! Just as well as the soaking rain has made working on the soil very difficult. 

Behind the scenes at Ballymaloe

Ballymaloe, A Day in the Life is a labour of love, choreographed by long-term staff member Daphne Spillane, Daphne sought to acknowledge the loyalty and long term service of members of staff have worked at Ballymaloe House over the year, 40 and 50 years for some.


Christmas Decorations - 1 day course with our in-house florist Iona

Wednesday 9th December 2015
Our in-house florist at Ballymaloe House uses predominantly wild and garden flowers. Iona will demonstrate her style of flower arranging creating seasonal displays.  This one-day course will offer budding and experienced gardeners alike an opportunity to explore the gardens and woodlands (weather permitting) at Ballymaloe House.
Coffee on arrival at 10am 
Course Over approx. 5pm 

Jaipur’s Banquet @ Ballymaloe

Jaipur’s  Banquet @ Ballymaloe will seamlessly marry the marvel & nuances of Indian cuisine and show case it in the simplest form of popular Indian street -food. Paying tribute to both the glorious Irish produce and the hoary traditions of Indian cuisine, Sunil and his team will be using spices to show off its subtlety and the lingering pleasures it provides on the palate.

Irish Restaurant Association award – Best Hotel Restaurant

We are proud to have been recognized in the 2016 Irish Restaurant Awards as the ‘Best Hotel Restaurant’ in Cork in the Munster region and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who voted for us, The Irish Restaurant Association and Elavon and you for continuing to visit and enjoy Ballymaloe House.

Angela Lansbury to make Personal Appearance at Ballymaloe Grainstore

Ballymaloe Grainstore is delighted to announce that Angela Lansbury will make a rare personal appearance at 'Driving Miss Daisy: The Play' on Sunday 3 August. The screening of the pre-recorded play, in which Miss Lansbury stars with James Earle Jones, begins at 8pm. After an interval, Miss Lansbury will greet the audience and answer questions.

Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours

Enjoy the fresh Ballycotton sea air and be mesmerised by the natural beauty and stunning views that Ballycotton Island has to offer. Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours offers a truly magical memory-making excursion. Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours is a 'not-for-profit' company that would like to bring you on a magical, historical and unique tour.

Exceptional food and wine pairings at Ballymaloe Feely wine dinner

Ballymaloe hotel and restaurant and their sister business the Ballymaloe Cookery school down the road are known for their fine food and longstanding commitment to fine artisanal and homegrown food. They are also great supporters of natural wines and organic biodynamic wines. It started years ago when Darina Allen said to Sacha Whelan (the family member now responsible for the hotel) ‘we have to get our hands on this natural wine’. The one concerned was Italian and not available in Ireland and it wasn’t easy to import but it started the Ballymaloe Natural wine love affair.


100 Best Restaurants in Ireland 2018

We are absolutely thrilled and humbled to be acknowledged as one of  #100bestrestaurantsinireland for 2018 in The Sunday Times via John & Sally McKennas' Restaurant Guide - thank you for the kind words. 

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