Ballymaloe House is a family-run Country House Hotel and restaurant on 300 acres of farmland located in beautiful East Cork countryside. Internationally recognised as the birthplace of Modern Irish Cuisine, Ballymaloe House offers the very best of Irish hospitality and seasonal locally sourced or homegrown food. It is truly a unique Irish Country House experience.
For more information: https://www.ballymaloe.ie/
Founded in 1983 by Darina Allen and her brother Rory O’Connell, the school has grown to become one of the most prestigious cookery schools in the world with a far-reaching network of students and alumni. Darina had a desire to cook with fresh, seasonal ingredients when she visited Ballymaloe to learn in the footsteps of Myrtle Allen. Myrtle had opened a restaurant in her own country house and was the first woman in Ireland to be awarded a Michelin Star. This inspired Darina to teach her own cooking classes and so, Ballymaloe Cookery School was born.
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