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 built onto a Norman keep is 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.

The bedrooms come in all shapes and sizes, from large and airy to cozy including ground floor rooms in the courtyard. Amenities include a small golf course on the premises and within easy reach of several other championship golf courses. Sea and river fishing can be arranged within 5-20 miles. Outdoor heated pool (summer use).

Babysitting available. Outdoor children's play area. Tennis court.

Members of the family also run an excellent craft and specialist kitchenware shop on the premises, the Ballymaloe Cookery School & Gardens in Shanagarry and the café in the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork city. The food is largely produced on the home farm and has won high recommendation in all important food and restaurant guides.


The Allen Family


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

Special Offers

Murder Mystery Dining Experience - Thursday 7th March

Book into Ballymaloe House on Thursday 7th March and relax for the evening before joining your the mob at 7 pm sharp for a Murder Mystery dining experience hosted by professional actors.

Embrace the theme and dress in mobster funeral fashion or simply enjoy solving the mystery over an especially prepared delicious set menu in a beautiful setting of Ballymaloe House.

Setting the scene:
The Godfather Tony Soprano Snr. is dead! Was it a whack job, or was it natural causes? All the mafia families have gathered for the funeral, but more importantly to find out who will succeed him as the next mob Godfather.  His sons have no love lost between them, his widow is screaming for revenge. The other families just wait and see who's going to bump off who. Maybe it's time to send for 'The Cleaner'?! Join us and find out / help solve the mystery.

Stay overnight for €210 per person, includes the following:

  • Welcome cocktail
  • 3-course Ballymaloe House seasonal set menu
  • Murder Mystery experience
  • Bed & Breakfast at Ballymaloe House

€110 per person for the Murder Mystery Dining Experience without accommodation.


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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 our traditional Allen Family Sunday buffet and the World Restaurant Awards recognised dessert trolley.

The Sunday night buffet starts with a hot soup followed by a wide selection of fish and meat patés, shellfish (clams, cockles, mussels, crab, shrimps and lobster as available), locally smoked fish (mackerel, wild salmon), home-produced vegetable salads and freshly cooked local meats (beef, pork, turkey, ham, lamb, ox tongue etc).

After enjoying everything the buffet has to offer, the Ballymaloe Dessert Trolley will be brought to your table.

The buffet is a house speciality and served by the Allen family, as they have done since Ballymaloe House opened in 1964.

from €180.00
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