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Ballymaloe Cookery School

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A wonderful week in cork

Good morning I am back a week from the 5 day course in Ballymaloe cookery school I decided to go... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2019
Brian M
Dublin, Ireland
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Organic gardens and dynamite instructors.

Toured the gardens and glass houses followed by a cooking demo with Rachel and then a hands on meal... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2019
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Shanagarry, Midleton, Ireland
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Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

Good morning I am back a week from the 5 day course in Ballymaloe cookery school I decided to go on impulse on my own I cook very little -basic stuff and wanted to test myself so it was with some trepidation I went It’s...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 28, 2019 via mobile

I was really looking forward to visiting Ballymaloe cookery school as I have heard such amazing things about it. But unfortunately our experience was a little disappointing. We arrived at 2pm for lunch/dinner and were turned away from the restaurant inside as they ran out...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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CorkPerson, General Manager at Ballymaloe Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2019

Hello Ally, Sorry to hear you didnt enjoy your visit to Saturday Pizzas, but I'm delighted you enjoyed the cakes in the food truck. Unfortunately if they are very busy sometimes the Pizzaria runs out of dough early, but you should have been informed of...More

Reviewed July 22, 2019 via mobile

Toured the gardens and glass houses followed by a cooking demo with Rachel and then a hands on meal prep with Jeni. Learned a ton and everything was delicious. My only regret was I couldn’t actually even sample everything our group had prepared.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 22, 2019

We had a unique experience in this family run Culinary school located near Cork city on their Organic farm. The course is structured with morning group sessions where we observed the master chefs [Rory and Darina on my course] demonstrate making several dishes in a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

I'm a keen gardener and wanted to look at the garden. 6 euro to get in, it's really seen better days, full of weeds and not very inspiring. The veg areas are good but as a garden it's not worth visiting.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 1, 2019

Myself and my husband stayed nearby in castlemartyr and took a drive out here. We weren't signed up for any classes so just payed a visit to the shop and hoping to have a walk around the gardens ... after visiting the shop first. There...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed April 23, 2019

This was our second visit to the Cookery School. Our first visit (last year) included a simple afternoon demonstration class where we were integrated with the students enrolled in the 12-week "professional" course. Over the following year, we experimented with the three dozen recipes we...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 10, 2019

We booked a half day demonstration. I wasn't that keen but my wife was. So glad I went. We saw about 10 dishes prepared. Mrs Allen was very entertaining and taught some basics from making pastry to preparing a chicken (8 pieces). We were given...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed December 10, 2018

I really enjoyed my day at Ballyamloe. Darina Allen is just superb. Despite the fact that she is 70years old, she gave a demonstration and an education on food second to none. The morning session was my favourite with Darina and lunch was just delish!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

If you are A home cook or Baker it was pretty exciting to have Rory Allan do a demo class. My husband and I were two of 75 students in a demonstration class. Only eight of us were from the outside the rest are the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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