Ballymaloe House

Country Farm House Accommodation and Restaurant, Shanagarry, Midleton, Co. Cork
Tel: +353 21-4652531 Fax: +353 21-4652021 Email: Website:

Ballymaloe House is a family-run country house hotel famous for its outstanding hospitality and superb food. The 17th-century house is built onto a castle and nestled on a 300-acre farm in rural East Cork. Ballymaloe House is only 20 miles from the historic city of Cork, and minutes from the breathtaking south coast.

Bedrooms come in all shapes and sizes, from large and airy to cosy, including ground floor rooms in the courtyard. Locally, Ballymaloe House is within easy reach of several championship golf courses, the home of Jameson Whiskey and the Cobh Titanic Experience. Sea and river fishing can be arranged within 5-20 miles. Onsite there is an outdoor, heated pool (for summer use) and an excellent craft and kitchenware shop, café and events centre - The Ballymaloe Grainstore.
Food is largely produced on the home farm and has won high recommendations in all-important food and restaurant guides, including a recent World Restaurant Award.

Babysitting is available. There is also an outdoor children's play area and tennis court on the grounds.


The Allen Family


  • From Cork take the N25 east. Then take R630 and R631. Ballymaloe House is two miles beyond Cloyne on the Ballycotton road.  
  • From Waterford take the  N25 west to Castlemartyr. Follow signs to Ballymaloe. Take care to find Cloyne Road in Ladysbridge.

Special Offers

Des Bishop : Thursday 16th April 2020

Book a night of entertainment with us at the Ballymaloe Grainstore and enjoy our Ballymaloe House hospitality before and after Des Bishop's performance. 

Package inclusive of our early-bird 3 course pre-show supper in the Ballymaloe House dining room. Next day, enjoy at your leisure our award-winning breakfast buffet after a night in one of our comfortable country-house bedrooms in the heart of the East Cork countryside minutes from the coast. 

"This is a show about my mother. It’s a show about motherhood and sacrifice, anxiety and grief, the mistakes you make as a mother and a son and the hard road to forgiveness and finally it’s about loss, grief and the chaos that surrounds it.

Where do I get my material from?

 Life and death!"

Early dinner, show and Bed & Full Irish Breakfast from only €200.00 per person

from €200.00
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Ballymaloe Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Enjoy a break away during the year at Ballymaloe House.

Indulge with freshly baked cake and afternoon tea on check in, followed by a walk through the Ballymaloe Sculpture Exhibition, or maybe a swim in our heated outdoor pool.

Savour our 5 course dinner menu for a wonderful dining experience, followed by a comfortable night's sleep in peaceful surroundings.

Start the next morning with our award winning breakfast, totally ready to meet the challenges of the day.

From Euro €395.00 per couple sharing.

from €200.00
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Maura Laverty- This is your life.

Friday 28th February 2020

A sparkling new play about Maura Laverty, the multi-talented broadcaster, cookery expert, agony aunt and controversial writer, who was a household name in Ireland for three decades. Maura is spirited back from the dead as a guest on a surreal TV show called ‘This Was Your Life.’ She cooks a recipe from her iconic cookbook, Full And Plenty, on stage and talks about her roller-coaster life.

The host gets Maura to reveal some of her darker secrets and the price she paid for her success. Fifty years after her death, how will a contemporary audience evaluate her recipes and her tumultuous life?

Price: From €185 per person sharing, includes 3 course early dinner, tickets to the show, bed & breakfast.
€60.00 single supplement.

from €185.00
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Paul Brady at Ballymaloe Grainstore

Sunday 5th April 2020

Paul Brady, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is one of Ireland's most highly regarded and successful artists. He crosses musical boundaries again and again, incorporating folk, rock, blues traditional Irish & classic pop styles into his song writing.

An Evening with Paul Brady on stage is a captivating experience, as he invites you into his world of songs and music in a way that will surprise in its intimacy, sense of fun and raw power.

In November 2015 Paul was awarded a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ from The National Concert Hall, Dublin Ireland which was presented by The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins.

We are delighted Paul Brady is returning to the Ballymaloe Grainstore in April 2020.

3 Course early buffet dinner, tickets to the show and bed & breakfast from €210.00 per person sharing.
€60.00 single supplement

from €210.00
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Valentine’s Escape

Romantic getaway at Ballymaloe House


Enjoy a cosy weekend away at Ballymaloe House with your loved one this Valentine’s weekend.  
Spoil the one you love with a two night stay in one of our comfortable country style bedrooms overlooking the gardens and fields of Ballymaloe. 
You will be welcomed with Bubbles & chocolates in your room on arrival.  
Have a lazy Breakfast both mornings before enjoying the  best East Cork has to offer from beach or country walks to visiting the farmers market in Midleton followed by a visit to the Jameson distillery.  
Enjoy complimentary afternoon tea in our conservatory each afternoon.  
Your stay is completed with an intimate 5 course dinner each evening and finally retiring to relax by the fire in the Drawing room.


Redeem your Ireland's Blue Book Voucher for a complimentary upgrade. (Subject to availability).

From €360.00 per person sharing

from €360.00
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Lazy Sundays at Ballymaloe

Make Ballymaloe House your home on Sunday evening to relax and enjoy a lazy afternoon by the log fire or on the terrace. Take a stroll around the gardens before enjoying our traditional Sunday buffet in the evening. Stay overnight in one of our elegant country house bedrooms and enjoy our award winning breakfast at your leisure.

Our traditional Sunday night buffet dinner consists of a wide selection of fish and meat patés, shellfish (clams, cockles, mussels, crab, shrimps and lobster as available), locally smoked fish (eel, mackerel, salmon), home-produced vegetable salads and freshly cooked local meats (beef, pork, turkey, ham, lamb, ox tongue etc)

The buffet is a house specialty and served by the Allen family. All food is prepared during the afternoon.

from €177.50
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St Patricks Getaway in the heart of East Cork

Retire after one of the many local St Patrick's Day parades to the green and peaceful haven of Ballymaloe House and enjoy a lazy Sunday evening.

Relax by the log fire or take a stroll around the gardens before enjoying a PaddyMaloe Martini cocktail in the drawing room and then heading to the dining room for a 5 course dinner. 

Retire to one of Ballymaloe's Country style bedrooms for the night and enjoy a great hearty breakfast the following morning before departing at your leisure. 

This rate includes; 
Tea & Freshly baked cake on arrival
"Paddymaloe" Martini before dinner
5 Course dinner
Bed & Breakfast. 

From €185.00 per person sharing

from €185.00
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Mother's Day / Night at Ballymaloe House

Treat your mother to an extended Mother's Day.

Join us Sunday afternoon and relax in the house and grounds. Enjoy a glass of bubbles together in the drawing room before the famous Ballymaloe Sunday night buffet.
Stay over in a large room and start the week from Ballymaloe House relaxed, refreshed and having spent quality time with your mum on Mother's Day.

On Sunday nights we serve our traditional Irish Buffet served by an inspirational mother herself, Myrtle Allen.

Our traditional Sunday buffet night dinner consists of a wide selection of fish and meat patés, shellfish (clams, cockles, mussels, crab, shrimps and lobster as available), locally smoked fish (eel, mackerel, salmon), home-produced vegetable salads and freshly cooked local meats (beef, pork, turkey, ham, lamb, ox tongue etc)

The buffet is a house specialty and served by the Allen family. All food is prepared during the afternoon.

Offer available on March 22nd 2020, From only Euro 195.00 per person

from €195.00
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Mid-week 3 night bed & breakfast, 2 dinners

Enjoy everything Ballymaloe House has to offer and spend three relaxing nights in the beautiful East Cork countryside and dinner on two evenings.

Visit the Ballymaloe Cookery School, Ballycotton Cliff walk, Youghal Clock Tower, Midleton Distillery or relax by the fire with a good book! We want you to experience the best East Cork has to offer.

This offer includes 3 nights bed & breakfast and 2 five course dinners.

from €455.00
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The Jameson Whiskey Ballymaloe Experience

Join us and enjoy the world famous Jameson Whiskey at its best.

Arrive into Ballymaloe House to enjoy a pre-dinner Jameson Whiskey Sour Cocktail on the balcony overlooking our gardens.
Savour a delicious 5 course dinner in the dining room followed by a Jameson Irish Coffee nightcap.

After breakfast, visit the Jameson Distillery in the neighbouring town of Midleton to find out how this wonderful Irish whiskey has been made from the beginning to now.

This package includes one night dinner, bed & breakfast, pre-dinner whiskey cocktail, Jameson Irish Coffee nightcap and a trip to the Midleton Distillery.

from €€230.00
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Joe Dolan Tribute Show

Sunday 8th March 2020

Remembering Joe - The Original Joe Dolan Show with The Dolan Family 

The Dolan Family present a Musical Tribute Show to their late Uncle and Brother.

Joe’s brother Ben shared the stage with his younger brother for 47 fun-filled years. Who better than Ben to highlight Joe’s successful singing career? The show features Ben’s daughter Sandra, sons Ray and Adrian with Karen Carroll, and the original Joe Dolan Band.

Enjoy our 3 course Buffet dinner, bed & breakfast: €200.00 per person sharing. €60.00 single supplement.

from €€200.00
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Ireland's Blue Book is a collection of Irish Country House Hotels, Historic Manor Houses, Castles and Restaurants located throughout the island of Ireland. Below is a full list of our houses and restaurants and the map above shows each of their locations.

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