Ballymaloe Family Enterprises
Ballymaloe House, Hotel and Restaurant, 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. We pride ourselves on offering a warm welcome, tastefully decorated bedrooms and award-winning cuisine which celebrates the best of local, seasonal produce.
Jim Whelan provides bespoke guided tours around Ireland. He is both a driver and a guide with a wide knowledge and a long history of giving guided tours around Ireland. He is based at Ballymaloe House and at Ballymaloe Shop, has a spacious, comfortable mini bus. He does day trips, airport transfers, personalized guided tours and golfing outings. Contact Jim on 087 2451682 or ask at the Ballymaloe Shop for information.
Ballymaloe Country Relish are an Irish, family run business, owned and run by Yasmin Hyde, daughter of Myrtle and Ivan Allen of Ballymaloe House. With the best quality ingredients we cook using traditional methods, which results in delicious tasting products. All Ballymaloe products are made from only the finest ingredients, carefully chosen and prepared in a traditional way.
We hate to make exaggerated claims but we think we have the best team in the world. They are long-serving, hard working and extremely loyal and we are truly indebted to them.
Welcome to the only Ballymaloe 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.
Darina Allen established the Ballymaloe Cookery School in 1983 with her brother Rory O'Connell. Author of over 10 books and presenter on 6 Television series, her main passion and her daily task is to impart her knowledge to the students at the Ballymaloe Cookery School.
Dave Smith and Sacha Whelan are the duo behind Smith & Whelan Wines. A Cork based company that imports wine, olive oils and vinegars from Spain.
They pride themselves on selling quality Spanish wines at affordable prices. Many of their suppliers are small family run vineyards and winerys.
Rachel Allen is the author of four bestselling cookery books, which include Rachel's Favourite Food at Home and Rachel's Food for Living. Her extremely popular television series for RTE and the BBC have been broadcast internationally and she frequently appears on BBC's Saturday Kitchen. Her charming manner and effortless style make her a delight to watch. Rachel is columnist and contributor to a number of Irish publications, including the The Sunday Tribune magazine, and is often featured in articles and interviews in the media. Rachel's style of cooking is above all practical - simple but delicious food, ideal for family and friends. Her influences are both regional and global. The BBC describe her as an "Irish cooking queen" and Good Food magazine believe she "has put Irish cooking on the map in recent years". Rachel has a devoted fan base both in the UK and Ireland, and the popularity of her television programmes continues to rise.
Cully and Sully - Cully Loves His food. Growing up in Ballymaloe he ate a lot of good food. He knows that for good food you need good ingredients. Sully loves business. He Studied food business. He worked in the food Business. Inspired by "The Granary Food Store", his mum's food business, his great dream is to make "good, honest & tasty meals" His business. Cully & Sully love to cook, especially to impress! Throw a dinner party next weekend and cook something seriously impressive ...
Wildside Catering believe that whatever the occasion there is always a need for exceptional food and service. My priority is to use only the best of produce sourced from the highly skilled artisan food producers and growers of east and west cork. When using good quality produce and fresh garden vegetables there is often very little need to complicate things. We have been busy perfecting the art of fire cooking over the last few years. We choose to cook our meat and fish over an open air fire using hard Irish woods such as beech, ash and oak. This does not only make the food taste amazing but it also creates a very unique and atmospheric touch to your celebration. Not only can I look after the food, I also have a lot of friends! Together we can help with the most part of your party experience. We can assist with anything from a marriage ceremony to invitations, decorations, flowers, marquee hire, music, photography, hand roasted coffee, wine & booze.
The Grain Store at Ballymaloe is a recently converted, 17th century former farm building (no prizes for guessing its original purpose) located to one side of Ballymaloe House. So, it is in an exceptionally beautiful location in the middle of a 300-acre estate with one of the world’s most famous country house hotels (and its kitchens!) only yards away. 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.
Saturday Pizza at the Ballymaloe Cookery School - Saturday Pizzas are served at The Ballymaloe Cookery School. Shanagarry Co. Cork. The wood-burning Pizzeria is open from 12.30 till 4pm. So come along and enjoy a freshly made wood-burnt Pizza with a glass of wine this Saturday.