Unique Break | Ballymaloe House

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


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


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. 


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


Sculpture / Art Appreciation Mid-week Summer Break

For the 5th year, Richard Scott has created a spectacular outdoor sculptural exhibition here on the grounds at Ballymaloe House gathering some of Ireland's finest sculptural artists including Michael Quane, Patrick O'Reilly and Ester Barrett. 


Mid-week Ballymaloe Cookery Experience

Relax at Ballymaloe House on arrival or take a stroll or cycle in our woodlands and gardens. Spend the evening in the comfort of the house and enjoy a 5-course dinner in our restaurant. 

Relax next morning and feast on our internationally acclaimed breakfast buffet at your leisure. 


Christmas Flower Arranging at Ballymaloe House

Iona is our in-house floral designer and she predominantly uses wildflowers and foliage from the Ballymaloe walled gardens and farm to decorate our rooms and tables.

Join Iona for a day to see how she beautifully brings the outside in and creates simple and effective floral designs naturally. She will demonstrate her style of flower arranging and create seasonal displays for table centres, posies and larger displays of country house flowers as well as other seasonal floral decorations.  Photo credit of Iona in the Ballymaloe flower room: The Flower Press Blog


Ballymaloe's Ultimate Countryside Weekend Escape

... so you can enjoy the comfortable, friendly and spacious surroundings of Ballymaloe House (set in a 300 acres of farm, woodland paths and gardens) and the many beauty spots and attractions East Cork has to offer including many stunning beaches and the famous Ballycotton cliff walk. 

Other local attractions include the Ballymaloe Cookery School (with award winning garden to visit), Youghal Clock Tower, Midleton Distillery or choose to relax in the house with good book, swim in our outside pool, or play tennis or croquet.  

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