Ballymaloe House is internationally renowned as the home of modern Irish food and Myrtle Allen, the Grande Dame of this beautiful Irish Country House hotel in East Cork. The principles in which food is prepared and hospitality is warmly received at Ballymaloe have not changed since Ivan and Myrtle Allen first opened to the public in the 1960’s. Ballymaloe House is still run by the Allen family and food is still grown onsite and prepared in a simple way. The family continue to champion Myrtle’s philosophy that to produce the best food, requires the finest and freshest of seasonal ingredients. And Ballymaloe House remains the welcoming Irish country house offering genuine Irish hospitality and character.