Things to do East Cork, Ireland | Ballymaloe House

Things To Do Locally

Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours

Ballycotton Sea Adventures

Enjoy the fresh Ballycotton sea air and be mesmerised by the natural beauty and stunning views that Ballycotton Island has to offer. Ballycotton Sea Adventures offers a truly magical memory-making excursion.

Ballymaloe Cookery School & Gardens

Ballymaloe Cookery School

The internationally renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School, run by Darina Allen, is located two miles from Ballymaloe House.

Ballymaloe Cookery School East Cork

Saturday Pizzas

Saturday Pizza’s at the Ballymaloe Cookery School is a weekly pop up Pizzeria. Wood-fired pizzas made from ingredients grown and produced on the farm are served between 12.30 and 4pm every Saturday.

Ballymaloe Grainstore Multi Purpose Venue


There are many nice walks around the Ballymaloe gardens, woodlands and farm, these are all marked on a detailed map which is available at reception.

Ballymaloe Country Relish

Horse Riding

Horse Riding can be arranged at Monatrea Equestrian Centre near Youghal where they cater for both beginners and more advanced riders.



There are several very nice gardens within driving distance of Ballymaloe.

Ballymaloe Country Relish


There are lots of lovely coves and beaches within a 15 minute drive of Ballymaloe, these vary from small rocky inlets that are perfect for a picnic and rock pooling to larger sandy beaches which are lovely for walking and building sandcastles on.

Stephen Pearce Pottery

Shanagarry Pottery

The Shanagarry Pottery is a few kilometres from Ballymaloe.

Activities in the Local Area

Activities in the Local Area

There are loads of things you can do in the local area, you might like to visit, Fota Wildlife Park, Leahy’s Open Farm, Trabolgan Swimming Pool, Bridgefield Buggies (Quads), Perks Leisure-plex.

Traditional Irish Music

Traditional Irish Music

If you are interested in Irish music we can help you to find a good session during your stay.

Ballymaloe Country Relish


There is a choice of excellent golf courses nearby, please ask one of our receptionist if you need help to make a booking: Castlemartyr Resort and Fota Island Resort being the closest. 

Ballymaloe Grainstore Multi Purpose Venue


Ballycotton is a famous fishing village situated approximately 40km (25 miles) east of Cork City. The village is set on a rocky-ledge overlooking Ballycotton Bay.

Midleton Tourist Office

Midleton - The Heart of East Cork

The historic market town of Midleton is less than 15 minutes from Ballymaloe House and despite being on one of Ireland's busiest roads, the area in and around Midleton is one of the best kept secrets on the island of Ireland. Visit the Tourist Office at the gate of the Old Jameson Distillery (the home of Jameson Whiskey) for information of all the fabulous local attractions to see and do whilst staying in the area.

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