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Ballymaloe News
24Feb

Mother's Day at Ballymaloe

Not sure what to get for your mother for Mother’s Day? A Ballymaloe Gift Voucher may be the answer. Vouchers can be tailored to cover a wide range of special treats:

A Relaxing Getaway

Treat your mother to a relaxing few days away to completely unwind at Ballymaloe. Have breakfast in bed, read a book by the fire, take walks through the woods and gardens or book a massage with Eilish our masseuse. Accommodation and breakfast rates start at €95 per night per person sharing. To book click here.

Dining In Our Restaurant

21Feb

Pat Scott Paintings leave Ballymaloe for the IMMA, Dublin

The Deserted Race Course and Killiney Bay From A Railway Carriage are now included in the exhibition of Pat Scott's work at the IMMA in Dublin. This is the first time Killiney Bay has left Ballymaloe since Ivan Allen bought it from Pat Scott in the 60's. It is one of our favourites from the art collection at Ballymaloe House. We were very saddened to hear of Pat Scott’s recent passing and send our condolences to his family.

Event Deatils

The Garden Galley Irish Museum for Modern Art Dublin 16 Feb - 18 May
17Feb

Ireland’s Hottest Tickets for 2014

Pól Ó Conghaile lists his top travel tips for Ireland in 2014. Pól is an award-winning travel writer. Based in Ireland, he contributes to National Geographic Traveller, The Irish Independent, Cara and The Irish Examiner among other publications. At number 7 Pól lists Ballymaloe, where he says:
Ballymaloe at 50
10Feb

National Geographic 'Finding Safe Harbor in Cork City'

Susan O'Keefe from the National Geographic recently spent time in Cork City and beyond, including a visit to Ballymaloe House Hotel and Ballymaloe Cookery School
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 wins 'Best Restaurant Wine List & Wine Service' Award

We were delighted to win the nationwide award for 'Best Restaurant Wine List and Wine Service' in the annual wine awards by well known wine writer, Tomás Clancy, published in the Sunday Business Post. We are thrilled and delighted, and lovely acknowledgement for the great team here at Ballymaloe, and also special to retain the award for the second year running.
09Jan

Christmas Day at Ballymaloe

Every year Ballymaloe closes for a few days over Christmas when the house returns to a family home and this year we had a record number of 64 family and friends for Christmas dinner. Myrtle gives everyone a job - cooking, waitressing, making pre dinner cocktails, washing up, organising games etc. This year Cully got the very important roll as head chef! But with several very will qualified sous chefs (including Darina) and a cocktail or two to keep things festive, it was one of the more enjoyable jobs.
03Dec

Myrtle Allen to receive a civic Reception in Cork City Hall

We are delighted to announce that A civic reception will be held in Cork City Hall on December the 4th at 6PM to honour Myrtle Allen and her contribution to the food industry of Ireland. Here is a link to a lovely piece by Joe McNamee ( @jozeemac ) in this Monday's Irish Examiner about Myrle, who Joe describes on Twitter as His "Culinary Hero" and "The God Mother of Irish Cuisine".
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.

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