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Ballymaloe News
16Apr

Bees and News

Ballymaloe has just acquired two new beehives and are hoping to collect a swarm of bees from around the local area. If we are successful then the Ballymaloe chefs will hopefully be using their own honey by September, it will only be a small amount but Ballymaloe means the 'place of sweet honey' so it is fitting that there are beehives here.

27Mar

Everyone Loves It Here

Babies love it here

Ally is the madest when he is here

Lots of kids are crazy here

Laughing is what you do here

Yelling is heard everywhere

Meringues are the best here

Arabella is the coolest here

Lyndsay is the best receptionist here

Ollie buys lots of chocolate here

Everyone loves it here

 

01Dec

What a Week! What a Night!

Rory Allen’s November, 2008 music week at Ballymaloe was over the top

The week began on a very high note, with Moya Brennan of Clannad fame, her husband Tim, Cathy Jordan of Dervish, and one of Ireland’s finest harpers, Cormac de Barra, performing in the Ballymaloe drawing room for two nights. Hearing beautiful and distinctive voices of those two ladies in that setting was pure magic.

24Oct

Awards

Cully & Sully recently won the Global Sial d'Or Awards in Paris. These are the Oscars of the food world internationally and Cully & Sully are the first Irish food company to ever win!

On top of that, we are delighted to have recently received the Good Food Ireland Top Overall Member Award.

16Sep

Taste of Cork

June 27th-29th, Taste of Cork Ballymaloe House along with 10 Cork city and county restaurants took part in the successful Taste of Cork Festival.

The location of the Taste of Cork Festival in Cork's City Gaol was wonderful. The weather was very kind and the weekend was a great success. From our menu we served Potage Bon Femme with Garden Lovage Pesto, Grilled Ballycotton Mackerel with Gooseberry Sauce and Organic Salad Leaves from the Ballymaloe Cookery School gardens. For dessert we served caramel ice cream with rhubarb and strawberry compote and caramel ice cream.

16Sep

Late Summer- Autumn

September We are waiting patiently for our blackberries and apples to come, the weather this year has not been very kind so they may not be in plentiful supply as we would hope.

Both Terre Madre ( Slow Food) event in Waterford and Midleton Food Festival have just taken place these last two weekends. A wonderful turnout for both events and visitors to both events enjoyed all that was on offer.

September 17th - 21st inclusive East Cork Early Music Festival, a great week of music from very talented musicians.

12Jun

Rare Breed Of Hens

Last week Darren purchased some rare breed hens from Giana Fergusson.

The hens are called Houdan and are a French breed that are a mottled black and white, with five toes on each foot. See if you can spot them in our enclosed bird sanctury when you are out for a walk.

The summer has finally arrived and we have been enjoying some beautiful warm sunny days, great for lounging by the pool, walks on the cliffs in Ballycotton and cocktails out front in the sunshine.

15Mar

St. Patrick's Day

On Saturday enjoy a lovely walk in the woods and pick your own shamrock, relax in the TV room and watch the 3 rugby games lined up for the afternoon.

Rory will be playing Saturday night as usual in the Drawing room, songs and music till late.

Lovely fresh Shamrock at reception for all guests. Irish Coffees and Murphys will be flowing. Sunday afternoon the Chernobyl Charity walk will be leaving from Ballycotton to Ballinrostig, a great charity walk to support.

23Feb

Music

The Craic has truly been mighty at Ballymaloe House this week with Rory Allen's winter Music Week on. Beginning with Zoe Conway's amazing fiddle it has been non-stop and over the top!

The talent has been both excellent and varied-from Matt Cranitch to the legendary Brendan O'Brien of the Dixies. Last night featured Jimmy Crowley, Frankie Gavin, Tim Edey, and Michelle Lally. Eleanor Shanley, John Spillane, and Frankie Lane arrive today to round out a week of extraordinary music. Doug Jeffords. (Guest from Santa Fe, New Mexico)

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