The Ballymaloe Gift Vouchers makes an ideal gift for all those special occasions. Ideal for birthdays, Christmas, anniversary gifts or for just saying thanks you. It can be used at Ballymaloe House, Ballymaloe Shop (and Café), Ballymaloe Grainstore or at Ballymaloe Cookery School. It offers a wonderful range of magical gifts at any time of the year. You could get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in the relaxed atmosphere of Ballymaloe House or come dine in the wonderful Ballymaloe House restaurant. Enjoy a cookery course at the renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School which is a perfect gift for any food or garden lover. The benefits of this practical and unusual way of sending your greetings will last a lifetime. Or browse the Ballymaloe Shop to find the kitchen gadget you were always missing. Enjoy a concert or play at Ballymaloe Grainstore.
Ballymaloe House, the renowned Irish country house hotel and restaurant owned and run by the Allen family for over 40 years. Nestled in a 400 acre estate in rural East Cork, Ballymaloe House is only 20 miles from the historic city of Cork, and minutes from the breathtaking south coast. Ballymaloe prides itself on offering a warm welcome, tastefully decorated bedrooms and award-winning cuisine which celebrates the best of local, seasonal produce. Ballymaloe is a byword for timeless elegance and pleasures of days gone by. Whilst here take time to enjoy:
- A leisurely walk around our beautiful gardens;
- An invigorating game of golf or tennis;
- Afternoon tea by the pool or roaring fire;
- Croquet on the lawn with a glass of champagne;
- A lavish five-course dinner followed by traditional music in the drawing room.
Whether for a weekend break or longer family holiday, for a conference or a special occasion, we look forward to welcoming you.
The Ballymaloe Cookery School is the only cookery school in the world located in the middle of its own 100-acre organic farm... When you step through the little wooden side gate and into the courtyard of Ballymaloe Cookery School you enter a different world. A world where the whole emphasis is on food - growing it, preparing it, cooking it, eating it and, crucially, enjoying it. A world that feels wonderfully cut-off because it is in the middle of ten acres of organic market gardens.
At the Ballymaloe Shop you will find a carefully selected range of Irish designer goods, crafts, knitwear, clothes, books, food, textiles to suit all styles and all kitchen or dining rooms, kitchen gadgets, kitchen utensils, baking tins, bakeware, knives, specialist kitchenware and lots more. A great place to find the perfect present or gift for all occassions like birthdays and weddings. Get all your kitchen gadgets, accessories & essentials for your kitchen here. Add style to your dining room with our wide range of textiles and linens. Bake the perfect cake with one of the many baking tins on offer. There is something for everyone in the Ballymaloe Kitchen and Craft Shop. There is beautiful Burleigh pottery, Irish knitwear by Inis Meain and others, scarves and rugs (blankets) by Foxford and John Hanly, handblown Jerpoint glass, saucepans and all sorts of kitchenware and bakeware, robust Silverwood cake tins, textiles and linens from Waltons & Co and Ulster Weavers, Nicholas Mosse pottery, chunky chopping boards from Sacha Whelan, Cook books, Cookery Books, local interest books and lots more.
The Ballymaloe Grainstore hosts many wonderful events. Rory, son of Myrtle Allen, is first and foremost a farmer but always had a passion for music. As his son, Darren, took more responsibility for the farm Rory had more time to give to music. He started organising music weeks in Ballymaloe where he would invite musicians to play to guests in the drawing room. This lead to the dream of building a venue suitable for music concerts but being right next door to Ballymaloe Guest House and Restaurant it also made sense to have a building suitable for weddings, corporate events and parties. Being very careful to maintain the character of the original 17th century farm yard building, Rory carefully worked with architect, Jilly Ferrera, to convert The Grain Store, used for the storage of wheat, tractors and other farm machinery, into the multi purpose venue it is today. Since its completion in 2010, it has been attracting all sorts of events, from weddings to comedian Tommy Tiernan to Christmas Craft Fairs with 3000 visitors attending to high profile Gala Dinners with President Bill Clinton as guest of honour. It has been a great addition to Ballymaloe and we look forward to hosting many more events in the future.