Unique Break | Ballymaloe House

Flowers with Iona: Seasonal Floral Decoration Courses

Your day will begin with tea or coffee and scones on arrival in the conservatory, followed by a walk about the grounds and gardens of Ballymaloe (subject to the weather conditions - please bring appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear).  Iona will talk about the seasonal plantings and the planning that provides an abundance of flowers for her to use in the house and bedrooms annually and seasonally.  Back in the conservatory at Ballymaloe House, Iona will demonstrate and share her floral design tips before and after lunch together.  Iona will share her expertise on the type


Californian Wine Explorers Evening and Thanksgiving Dinner

California Wines will be hosting an informative tasting and talk, allowing you the opportunity to savour a selection of Californian wines especially chosen to reflect the diversity of this prosperous wine region. 

The California Wine tasting will take part throughout our family style Thanksgiving dinner on tables of 10 in the Long Room at Ballymaloe House. 

Places are limited so please book early by calling Ballymaloe House reception on (021) 465 2531

Price: €80 per person


Christmas Cookie Making Ballymaloe Break

One-night B&B and dinner at Ballymaloe House and a Christmas Cookie Baking half day course at The Ballymaloe Cookery School (the afternoon demonstration is from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm on Friday 23rd November) from €305.00 per person sharing. 


Sushi Made Simple Ballymaloe Break

One-night B&B and dinner at Ballymaloe House and a Sushi Made Simple half day course at The Ballymaloe Cookery School (morning demonstration from 9.30am to 2pm on Wednesday 28th November – lunch is included) from €305.00 per person sharing


Discovering Tapas Ballymaloe Break

One-night B&B and dinner at Ballymaloe House and a Discovering Tapas half day course at The Ballymaloe Cookery School (the afternoon demonstration is from 1 pm to 5 pm on Wednesday 21st November – lunch is included) from €295.00 per person sharing


BOO at Ballymaloe - A Halloween Family Break

Treat your little spooks to some Frightfully fun family time and make Ballymaloe House your home for this year's Halloween mid-term break between 27th October - 4th November, and enjoy our new Halloween experience for the whole family. 

Onsite in the Ballymaloe Grainstore, you will take part in an exciting interactive experience (in groups of maximum 10) and asked to follow the clues to free the princess from the Giants castle. 


Pure Gold: Phil Coulter Show, Dinner, B&B - Sunday 2nd December 2018

Join Phil Coulter and his special guest Geraldine Branagan for an evening of “Pure Gold” at Ballymaloe Grainstore on Sunday 2nd December. 

Phil’s long career as a songwriter, producer and recording artist has been recognised over the years with so many gold discs that the theme is totally appropriate. 

Join us at Ballymaloe House for an early supper from 6.00pm, followed by Phil's new show in the Grainstore at 8 pm. 


Take a chance on us... ABBA Forever 2 night Mid-week Christmas Break

As a pre-Christmas treat, join us on Wednesday 5th December for two nights B&B at Ballymaloe House at a very special seasonal price and enjoy our delicious 5-course menu on night one of your stay.  


FEAST / IDL Cocktail Workshop & Lunch - Friday 7th September

Join our head gardener Mags Coughlan and bar manager Traford Murphy in the Ballymaloe walled garden on Friday 7th September to forage seasonal cocktail ingredients and garnishes. 

Irish Distillers are generously sponsoring the spirits and spend the next hour learning tricks of the mixologist's trade with Traford in a cocktail making and tasting workshop. 

Lunch will be served in the Green Dining Room and Traford will be pairing cocktails with each of the 3 seasonal set menu courses. 

11 am: Foraging & Cocktail Workshop


FEAST on Food Memories - Wednesday 5th September

Wednesday 5th September from 6.30pm, this event is part of FEAST - East Cork Food & Drink Festival

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