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Great Taste Awards Star for Bertha's Revenge Gin Great Taste Awards Star for Bertha's Revenge Gin

We are delighted to announce that Bertha was awarded a star at The Great Taste Awards 2017 in London. We are udderly delighted. Thank you to the Great Taste Awards judges.

Great Taste, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, is the acknowledged benchmark for fine food and drink. It has been described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world and the ‘epicurean equivalent of the Booker prize’. Quite simply the Great Taste logo is the sign you can trust when buying food and drink in your local, quality retailer.

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Faulty Towers - The Dining Experience comes to Ballyvolane House Faulty Towers - The Dining Experience comes to Ballyvolane House

19.09.2017

We are delighted to announce that 'Faulty Towers - The Dining Experience' a fully interactive dining and theatre event at Ballyvolane House on Saturday, 9th and on Saturday, 16th December 2017. This globetrotting show is truly...

Festive Feasting Xmas 2017 Festive Feasting Xmas 2017

19.09.2017

FESTIVE FEASTING IN THE RUN-UP TO XMAS 2017 Enjoy long lunches and festive dinners at Ballyvolane House in the run up to Xmas with friends, family and work colleagues. Ballyvolane House is an ideal setting to make merry and feast this coming December. Only...

Taste Cork

05.12.2017

Eat and drink your way around Co. Cork. We are delighted Ballyvolane House and Bertha's Revenge Gin are featured in the new Taste Cork website. Really stunning pics by Jacqui McSweeney Photography....

The Lifestyle Enthusiast - A Luxury Food & Travel Blog features Ballyvolane House The Lifestyle Enthusiast - A Luxury Food & Travel Blog features Ballyvolane House

22.11.2017

Reena stayed at Ballyvolane House recently and wrote about her experience in these two stunning blogs. “When you discover a secret gem like this one, it takes everything to stop yourself from sharing it with the world. I’ve been putting off...

Newstalk 'Down to Business' with Bobby Kerr Newstalk 'Down to Business' with Bobby Kerr

21.11.2017

Listen back to Newstalk's 'Down to Business' with Bobby Kerr chatting about Boutique Hotels with Justin of Ballyvolane House, Ray Byrne of Wineport Lodge & Patricia Roberts of One Perry Square. Great experience, thanks for having us on the...

Sloe Bertha Sloe Bertha

29.10.2018

SLOE BERTHA - a warming tipple made by infusing wild sloes with Bertha’s Revenge Gin. The wild sloes are picked from the hedgerows around Ballyvolane and beyond when they ripen in the autumn. We then steep them in Bertha’s Revenge Gin for several months...

Good Hotel Guide 2018 Editors' Choice Award Fishing Hotel for Ballyvolane House Good Hotel Guide 2018 Editors' Choice Award Fishing Hotel for Ballyvolane House

14.10.2017

We are also thrilled with the Good Hotel Guide 2018 Editors' Choice Award for Fishing Hotel. Massive thanks to all the editors of the GHG. The salmon fishing season on the river Blackwater runs from 01 February to 30 September....

Good Hotel Guide 2018 Editors' Choice Award Family-Friendly Hotel for Ballyvolane House Good Hotel Guide 2018 Editors' Choice Award Family-Friendly Hotel for Ballyvolane House

14.10.2017

We are delighted to share some good news and Ballyvolane House has just won two Editors' Choice Awards from the Good Hotel Guide 2018. One is for Family-Friendly Hotel and the other is for Fishing Hotel. We are chuffed-to-bits and we would like to thanks all the...

Sloe Bertha takes Gold at Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards 2017 Sloe Bertha takes Gold at Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards 2017

03.10.2017

  We are just back magical Dingle in the Kingdom of Kerry. We are delighted to report that Bertha's Revenge Sloe Gin won Gold at the Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards 2017.   Dingle is a cracking spot - incredible scenery, beaches,...

Hidden Ireland Autumn News Hidden Ireland Autumn News

22.09.2017

Check-out all the latest news from Hidden Ireland: Culture Night, lectures, festivals, gin, new members and much more. Please click here to view the full...

Ballyvolane House News Autumn/Winter 2017 Ballyvolane House News Autumn/Winter 2017

20.09.2017

We have lots going on over the next few months: Taste Cork Week, Turtle Bunbury Talks about his latest book '1847', Faulty Towers comes to Ballyvolane (prepare for total chaos), Festive Feasting in the run-up to Xmas....

Turtle Bunbury chats over dinner about his book '1847 A Chronicle of Genius, Generosity & Savagery' Turtle Bunbury chats over dinner about his book '1847 A Chronicle of Genius, Generosity & Savagery'

19.09.2017

We are really pleased that historian and author (and one of our fondest friends) Turtle Bunbury will be joining us at Ballyvolane House to chat about his latest book '1847 A Chronicle of Genius,...

Taste Cork Week 'Meet the Makers' Distillery Tour & Lunch Taste Cork Week 'Meet the Makers' Distillery Tour & Lunch

18.10.2017

As part of Taste Cork Week which runs from 16th to 22nd October 2017, we are hosting a 'Meet the Makers' Tour, Chat and Lunch with Antony & Justin the distillers of...

The 10 Most Exclusive Wedding Venues in Ireland The 10 Most Exclusive Wedding Venues in Ireland

31.08.2017

Delighted to have made it into 'The 10 Most Exclusive Wedding Venues in Ireland' by the good people behind IrelandBeforeYouDie. In good company. Thank you! "There is an award winning on-site gin distillery. Need we say more? In case that hasn’t...

Feast - East Cork Food & Drink Festival 2017 Feast - East Cork Food & Drink Festival 2017

26.08.2017

We are looking forward to Feast - East Cork Food and Drink Festival 2017 which runs from 4th to 10th September in Midelton. Justin is doing a Bertha's Revenge Gin Demo at Sage Restaurant from 12. 15pm to 1pm on Saturday, 9th September. Hope to see you...

Rich Roll, Julie Piatt & The Happy Pear Ireland Retreat Rich Roll, Julie Piatt & The Happy Pear Ireland Retreat

24.07.2017

We are hugely looking forward to welcoming Julie Piatt/SriMati, Rich Roll, The Happy Pear and friends to a week of yoga, meditation, exploration and transformation at Ballyvolane House. Safe travels! 24th to 31st July....

Gold Medal Award for Bertha's Revenge Gin at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017 Gold Medal Award for Bertha's Revenge Gin at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017

16.05.2017

We are delighted and proud that Bertha's Revenge Gin won a Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017. The 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition was held at the Hotel Nikko, San Francisco...

'Bertha-lele 2017'- Irish Gin & Tonic Fest 2017 'Bertha-lele 2017'- Irish Gin & Tonic Fest 2017

01.07.2017

Bertha-lele We are delighted to bring you 'Bertha-lele 2017'! This is part of the Irish Gin & Tonic Fest 2017 which runs from 25 June to 01 July 2017. The Irish Gin & Tonic Fest is a...

Castlelyons & Bridebridge Tidy Towns Charity 'Food Rescue' Dinner and 'Just Eat It' Movie Screening Castlelyons & Bridebridge Tidy Towns Charity 'Food Rescue' Dinner and 'Just Eat It' Movie Screening

23.05.2017

Castlelyons & Bridebridge Tidy Towns is teaming up with VOICE (Voice Of Irish Concern for...

Old Butter Roads Food Trails Old Butter Roads Food Trails

30.04.2016

The Old Butter Roads Food Trail is up and running following a sunny (mainly!) weekend with the launch taking place in the Blarney area. The event was officially opened on Saturday, 29th April 2017 in the Church of Ireland by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the...

Here comes the summer! Ballyvolane House Newsletter April 2017 Here comes the summer! Ballyvolane House Newsletter April 2017

25.04.2017

The swallows are back, the gardens are looking glorious, Bertha's Revenge Gin is reaching new shores, our glamping opens in May, the salmon fishing is up and running, the wedding season is just about to start and we are looking forward to welcoming travellers from...

Habitat for Humanity charity lunch and tour of the gardens on 13th May 2017 Habitat for Humanity charity lunch and tour of the gardens on 13th May 2017

13.05.2017

This June, our son Toby (aged 16) and a group of classmates are heading to Armenia for two weeks during their summer holidays with Habitat for Humanity. They will be building houses in some of the most deprived areas of the country which are in urgent need of basis...

Ireland's 100 Best Places to Stay Award 2017 Ireland's 100 Best Places to Stay Award 2017

30.03.2017

Delighted and proud that Ballyvolane House has just received an 'Ireland's 100 Best Places to Stay Award 2017" from the John & Sally McKennas' Guides. Thank you very much John &...

Cooking for Cancer Cooking for Cancer

03.04.2017

We are really looking forward to hosting 'Cooking for Cancer' dinner at Ballyvolane House on Monday, 3rd April 2017. An all-star line-up of chefs will prepare the five-course banquet, with all proceeds going to Breakthrough Cancer Research. Tickets...

Irish Drink Award 2017 for Bertha's Revenge Gin from the Irish Food Writers' Guild Irish Drink Award 2017 for Bertha's Revenge Gin from the Irish Food Writers' Guild

09.03.2017

We are delighted Bertha's Revenge Gin was awarded the 'Irish Drink Award' at the prestigious 'Irish Food Writers' Guild Awards 2017' at Restaurant Patrick Gilbaud in Dublin on Thursday, 09 March 2017. We are absolutely delighted to...

Cork Enterprise Week: Brand Storytelling Cork Enterprise Week: Brand Storytelling

05.03.2017

Brand Storytelling: the foundation of your growth strategy. Join Taste Cork to explore the top at the MacDonald Kinsale Hotel from 9am to 1pm on Tuesday, 7th March 2017 and hear from the guests speakers: Conor Pope, The Irish Times Consumer...

Orla Kiely shares her favourite spaces & inspirations in Image Interiors & Living Magazine Orla Kiely shares her favourite spaces & inspirations in Image Interiors & Living Magazine

27.02.2017

Image Interiors & Living Magazine March/April 2017 is now on the shelves. Irish print designer Orla Kiely shares her favourite spaces and inspirations and Ballyvolane House is where...

Good Food Ireland shares recipe for Gravlax cured with Bertha's Revenge Gin Good Food Ireland shares recipe for Gravlax cured with Bertha's Revenge Gin

27.02.2017

Good Food Ireland shares our recipe for Gravlax cured with Bertha's Revenge Gin. We served this up to our guests throughout the year. It's easy to make and only take a few years to cure. Thank you Good Food...

'50 Most Romantic Hotels in Europe' by Francesca Syz in the Telegraph '50 Most Romantic Hotels in Europe' by Francesca Syz in the Telegraph

11.02.2017

Delighted that Ballyvolane House is listed in the Telegraph's '50 Most Romantic Hotels in Europe by Francesca Syz. From grand palaces to cozy hideaways and chic urban retreats, Francesca Syz lets us into the secrets of the best rooms, views and tables for...

Gin Innovation Award for Bertha's Revenge Gin from The Gin Guide Awards 2017 Gin Innovation Award for Bertha's Revenge Gin from The Gin Guide Awards 2017

16.01.2016

We are delighted to announce that Bertha has won an award for 'Gin Innovation' from The Gin Guide Awards 2017! The Gin Guide states that it has been quite a task even creating the shortlists let alone the winners, with so many beautifully made gins to...

Magical Weddings at Ballyvolane Magical Weddings at Ballyvolane

07.01.2017

Massive congratulations to all the couples that have just got engaged. Please get in touch if you would like to come and view Ballyvolane House as a possible location for your wedding. We would be delighted to show you around the house and grounds. To book...

Generous GINuary Generous GINuary

01.12.2016

Through the month of January 2017 we are giving our guests a bottle of Bertha's Revenge Gin as part of our 'Generous GINuary' Special Offer. The offer covers 1 or 2 night's accommodation...

Happy Xmas! GINgle all the Whey! Happy Xmas! GINgle all the Whey!

24.12.2016

Wishing all our guests, staff, suppliers, friends, families and followers enormous thanks for all their support in 2016 and a very happy Xmas!  It's been the busiest year ever and we are looking forward to seeing what 2017 brings. Lots of love...

'Best Boutique Hotel 2016' Winner in National Hospitality Magazine Awards 'Best Boutique Hotel 2016' Winner in National Hospitality Magazine Awards

07.11.2016

The 2016 National Hospitality Awards were held at the Intercontinental Hotel Dublin on 7th November 2016. We are delighted to share the good news that Ballyvolane House was awarded 'Best Boutique Hotel 2016'. We are chuffed-to-bits and we will share this with all...

Ireland v All Blacks Ireland v All Blacks

06.11.2016

We are still pinching ourselves. We were visting NYC and Chicago last week as we were bringing Bertha's Revenge Gin state-side. We met up with some old school friends in Chicago and one of them got us tickets to watch...

Hidden Ireland Book Hidden Ireland Book

01.12.2016

'Hidden Ireland' by James Fennell & Josephine Ryan. Published by Blackstaff Press. James Fennell's evocative...

Editor's Choice Award 'Gardens' Good Hotel Guide 2017 Editor's Choice Award 'Gardens' Good Hotel Guide 2017

16.10.2016

We are delighted to share the good news that the Good Hotel Guide 2017 has just given us a Good Hotel Guide 2017 Editor's Choice Award for our gardens. Thank you very much to the editors of...

Editor's Choice Award 'Romantic Hotel' Good Hotel Guide 2017 Editor's Choice Award 'Romantic Hotel' Good Hotel Guide 2017

16.10.2016

Just heard the news that we have been given a Good Hotel Guide 2017 Editor's Choice Award 'Romantic Hotel".   We are absolutely delighted. Thank you GHG. We are heading to the...

"Outstanding Guest Experience Award 2017" from Georgina Campbell Guides "Outstanding Guest Experience Award 2017" from Georgina Campbell Guides

21.09.2016

We are delighted to announce that Ballyvolane House has just won Georgina Campbell Guides 'Outstanding Guest Experience Award 2017'. The awards ceremony was held at the Bord Bia offices in Dublin on...

Food Connect Conference 12th & 13th September 2016 Food Connect Conference 12th & 13th September 2016

12.09.2016

  Food Connect is a new tourism conference developed by Failte Ireland featuring expert international and...

Distillery Tour, Tasting & Lunch for Taste Cork Week Distillery Tour, Tasting & Lunch for Taste Cork Week

12.10.2016

We are delighted to be participating in Taste Cork Week (10 to 16 October 2016). Justin Green & Antony Jackson of Ballyvolane House Spirits Company Ltd will be...

IWSC Bronze 2016 for Bertha's Revenge IWSC Bronze 2016 for Bertha's Revenge

27.07.2016

The IWSC (International Wine & Spirit Competition) based in London announced the 2016 results on 27 July 2016. We are delighted to report that Bertha's Revenge Gin won a Bronze Medal in the gin category. The competition is in it's 47th year and welcomed...

The Gannet interviews Justin & Jenny. Words by Killian Fox. Pics by Emile Dineen. The Gannet interviews Justin & Jenny. Words by Killian Fox. Pics by Emile Dineen.

17.06.2016

We were interviewed by Killian Fox of The Gannet over a spot of lunch and gin cocktails a few weeks ago. Lovely piece, thank you Killian! Fab pics by Emile Dineen....

Elderflower time Elderflower time

17.06.2016

It's elderflower time again. We have been harvesting elderflower heads over the past week and we have been getting lots of requests for our elderflower cordial recipe. Happy to share it and please click here to view the...

Gin Foundry Reviews Bertha's Revenge Gin Gin Foundry Reviews Bertha's Revenge Gin

07.05.2015

Delighted to share this review of Bertha's Revenge Gin by the Gin Foundry. It's very fair and we would like to extend our thanks to the Gin Foundry for taking the time to review Bertha....

Lens & Larder 2016 Lens & Larder 2016

26.04.2016

We are very excited to announce the return of Lens & Larder workshop to Ballyvolane House with the incredibly talented Renee Kemps from 26 to 29 April. Renee...

'Bertha's Legacy' by Gillian Nelis in the Sunday Business Post 'Bertha's Legacy' by Gillian Nelis in the Sunday Business Post

14.02.2016

'Bertha's Legacy' by Gillian Nelis in the Sunday Business Post Magazine on St. Valentine's Day. Stunning pics by Clare Keogh. Thank you very much Gillian, lovey piece....

Fiona Duncan's Review of Ballyvolane House in The Sunday Telegraph Fiona Duncan's Review of Ballyvolane House in The Sunday Telegraph

07.02.2016

Fab review of Ballyvolane House and Bertha's Revenge Gin by Fiona Duncan in The Sunday Telegraph. Overall score 9/10. Absolutely delighted. Thank you so much Fiona.   "The final touch? Gin. Come on, you have...

Pat Kenny Show Live from Ballyvolane House Pat Kenny Show Live from Ballyvolane House

05.02.2015

The Pat Kenny Show was broadcast live from Ballyvolane House on Friday, 05 February 2016. Pat and his team stayed with us the night before and broadcast the show live from the Drawing Room.   We chatted about the challenges of running a historic house in...

'Drink of the Year' - Bertha's Revenge Gin in John & Sally McKenna's Megabites Drinks Awards 'Drink of the Year' - Bertha's Revenge Gin in John & Sally McKenna's Megabites Drinks Awards

31.12.2015

Ecstatically happy. Bertha's Revenge Gin is 'Drink of the Year' in John & Sally McKenna's Megabites Drinks Awards. Thank you so much John & Sally. We are celebrating! Happy New Year! »...

Happy Xmas! Ballyvolane House Winter Warmer 2015 Happy Xmas! Ballyvolane House Winter Warmer 2015

24.12.2015

It's been a busy, fun and a 'junipery' year at BH during 2015. We unveiled Bertha's Revenge Gin which is our big news this year. We hosted lots of wonderful weddings as well as some team-building events for corporate groups this year. We added a tennis court and...

Sunday Times No. 1 spot in top 10 Most Charismatic Hotels in Ireland by Susan d'Arcy Sunday Times No. 1 spot in top 10 Most Charismatic Hotels in Ireland by Susan d'Arcy

04.10.2015

We are delighted Ballyvolane House made the No. 1 spot in the Sunday Times Top 10 Most Charismatic Hotels in Ireland...

Marmalade Bronze Medal for Ballyvolane House in The World's Original Marmalade Awards Marmalade Bronze Medal for Ballyvolane House in The World's Original Marmalade Awards

01.03.2015

We are thrilled to bits that Teena's Seville Orange Marmalade won a Bronze Medal at The World's Orginal Marmalade Awards 2015. We have always...

Gold Medal Award 2015 "Ireland's Guest Experience" for Ballyvolane House Gold Medal Award 2015 "Ireland's Guest Experience" for Ballyvolane House

29.09.2015

We are chuffed-to-bits that Ballyvolane House won a Gold Medal Award 2015 "Ireland's Guest Experience" at the Hotel & Catering Review Keeling's Gold Medal Awards in Dublin on 29th September 2015. The category was sponsored by Classic Drinks. ...

Design Island 2015 Design Island 2015

05.08.2015

We are delighted to be included in the 'Design Island 2015' App developed by the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland.  Design Island helps you navigate the design delights of Ireland. It’s brimming with...

Bertha's Revenge Gin Bertha's Revenge Gin

22.05.2015

We are now distilling gin. It's called Bertha's Revenge. We spent eight months tweaking our recipe in our copper stills at Ballyvolane House. We are really pleased with the final cut and we hope you...

Tin Shed Tin Shed

15.03.2015

We are delighted to present our new Tin Party Shed. It will be used for wedding ceremonies, long-table lunches, parties, film screenings and who knows what. We love it, hope you do too! »...

Ballyvolane House 'The Food Issue' Spring 2015 Ballyvolane House 'The Food Issue' Spring 2015

23.02.2015

We will be celebrating all things food this spring - eating, drinking, styling and photography. We are looking forward to the Domaine Sainte Rose winemakers...

Winemaker's Dinner Domaine Sainte Rose Winemaker's Dinner Domaine Sainte Rose

20.03.2015

We are delighted that Charles and Ruth Simpson, owners and winemakers of Domaine Sainte Rose in Languedoc will be co-hosting our winemaker's dinner at Ballyvolane House in association with James Nicholson Wine Merchant on Friday, 20 March 2015....

Lens and Larder Spring 2015 Lens and Larder Spring 2015

14.02.2015

If you have ever dreamed about food styling and photography in the heart of the Irish countryside. Here's your chance. Imen McDonnell of Farmette, Cliodhna Prendergast of Breaking Eggs...

One Fab Day 100 Best Wedding Venues 2015 One Fab Day 100 Best Wedding Venues 2015

27.01.2015

Absolutely over-the-moon Ballyvolane House made it into One Fab Day 100 Best Wedding Venues 2015. Thank you One Fab Day. We are delighted. Please click here to view Ballyvolane's entry...

TripAdvisor 2015 Travellers's Choice Award for Ballyvolane House TripAdvisor 2015 Travellers's Choice Award for Ballyvolane House

26.01.2015

We are thrilled to bits that Ballyvolane House is a TripAdvisor 2015 Travellers' Choice Award winner. This elite honor is awarded to the top 1% of all hotels on TripAdvisor, based on reviews and opinions from millions of travellers....

Oh Me, Oh My DIY Weddings Workshop Oh Me, Oh My DIY Weddings Workshop

01.02.2015

Join us for a fabulous Oh Me, Oh My DIY Weddings Workshop on Sunday, 01 February 2015. It will be a day long event filled with DIYs, demos and talks on how to put your own stamp on your wedding as well as guidance on...

Happy Xmas Happy Xmas

23.12.2014

Wishing all our guests, friends, colleagues, suppliers, employees a very happy Xmas and a prosperous and peaceful 2015. Thanks a million for all your wonderful support in 2014. Onwards and upwards! With love from, Justin &...

Newsletter Winter 2014 Newsletter Winter 2014

17.11.2014

Ballyvolane House Winter Warmer Newsletter 2014 Huge excitments here as Dumpling (our much-loved Cairn terrier) just had a puppy called Stormy - so cute. Check-out our festive feasting menus in the run-up to Xmas. We are also looking forward...

Editor's Choice Award 2015 'Fishing Hotel' from The Good Hotel Guide Editor's Choice Award 2015 'Fishing Hotel' from The Good Hotel Guide

14.11.2014

We were just awarded the Good Hotel Guide Editor's Choice Award 2015 "Fishing Hotel" at The Good Hotel Guide awards bash in London. Needless to say, we are...

Ballyvolane House layout 2014 Ballyvolane House layout 2014

10.10.2014

Just wanted to share the layout of Ballyvolane House and grounds with you. Big thanks to Lydia Hugh-Jones who did the beautiful illustrations....

Gold Medal Award 'Field to Fork' for Ballyvolane House Gold Medal Award 'Field to Fork' for Ballyvolane House

22.09.2014

We are chuffed-to-bits that Ballyvolane House won a Gold Medal Award of the 'Field to Fork' category at the annual Gold Medal Awards in Dublin on Monday, 22 September 2014. Needless to say, we are delighted and would like to thank the judges and...

World view: From architects to explorers, experts reveal what they feel are the most beautiful places on earth World view: From architects to explorers, experts reveal what they feel are the most beautiful places on earth

15.08.2014

The Independent Newspaper World View: From architects to explorers, experts reveal what they feel are the most beautiful places on earth. Orla Kiely has chosen Ballyvolane House. Thank you very much Orla! »...

Ballyvolane House Newsletter Summer 2014 Ballyvolane House Newsletter Summer 2014

10.06.2014

The mostly glorious summer is upon us and the Irish countryside and gardens are looking amazing. The walled-garden is bursting with produce and the pigs and poultry are flourishing. Glamping is in full-swing and we are delighted to present our new Glamping Arc...

Glamping Arc 2014 Glamping Arc 2014

23.05.2014

Delighted to present our new Ballyvolane House Glamping Arc (a much comfier version of a traditional pig arc). . . Please click here to see photos...

Wild salmon on the menu at Ballyvolane House Latest news - tune in to our Facebook page

30.05.2014

Please tune-in to our Facebook page as we are constantly posting updates, photos, Ballyvolane movie trailers, latest news - some serious, some silly and fun. Also, please follow us on...

Conde Nast Traveler "The New Innkeepers: their personalized touches can be found in every detail" by Meghan McEwen Conde Nast Traveler "The New Innkeepers: their personalized touches can be found in every detail" by Meghan McEwen

22.02.2014

We are delighted to have been featured in Conde Nast Traveler USA and Meghan McEwen writes. . . "From Andalusia to County Cork, a modern breed of sophisticated and charismatic owners are redefining the...

Xmas Bazaar 2013 photo album Xmas Bazaar 2013 photo album

10.12.2013

  Please find the Ballyvolane Antiques & Xmas Bazaar photo album on the link below. Thank you so much to everyone for coming...

Christmas Carols on Sunday, 15 December 2013 at Ballyvolane House in aid of Castlelyons Community Council Projects Christmas Carols on Sunday, 15 December 2013 at Ballyvolane House in aid of Castlelyons Community Council Projects

15.12.2013

Join us this coming Sunday for 'A Christmas Carol' at 2. 15pm in the vintage marquee at Ballyvolane House.   Castlelyons Gospel Choir will be performing as well as some special guests and soloists. Tuck into festive mince pies and warming...

Ballyvolane Xmas Bazaar 2013 Xmas Bazaar on 7th & 8th December 2013

07.12.2013

Come and join us at our 'Ballyvolane House Antiques & Xmas Bazaar' from 10am to 5pm Saturday, 7th and Sunday, 8th December 2013 for festive fun and plenty of good cheer. This will be a one-stop-shop for all your Xmas shopping; quirky nic-nacs, antiques, vintage...

Ballyvolane House Newsletter Autumn Winter 2013 Ballyvolane House Newsletter Autumn Winter 2013

22.11.2013

Lots going on in the run-up to Xmas. . . The Great Hunger by Patrick Kavanagh theatre and dinner. . . our first ever Ballyvolane House Christmas & Antiques Bazaar. . . Festive Feasting. . . Bring in the New Year 'house-party-style' with family and close friends and much...

'The Great Hunger' by Patrick Kavanagh theatre & dinner at Ballyvolane House 'The Great Hunger' by Patrick Kavanagh theatre & dinner at Ballyvolane House

16.11.2013

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a theatre and dinner event on Saturday, 16 November 2013. We are collaborating once again with our talented friends from Theatre Makers Ltd. who brought Madame Chavelle to Ballyvolane last autumn. ...

Ballyvolane House Newsletter Spring 2013 Ballyvolane House Newsletter Spring 2013

25.04.2013

Lots going on this spring and summer. Our Glamping tents are going-up, the weddings season is just about to start, Garden Open Day, James Nesbitt's Ireland and much more besides.   »...

Garden Open Day on Sunday, 28 April 2013. Garden Open Day on Sunday, 28 April 2013.

01.04.2013

Garden Open Day at Ballyvolane House from 12noon to 5pm on Sunday, 28 April 2013. Garden Tour with Jeremy Green Plant Sale Book Sale Afternoon tea All proceeds to Ardglass Wind Turbine Action Awareness...

James Nesbitt with Justin, Jenny and the TwoFour crew standing outside Ballyvolane House 'James Nesbitt's Ireland' ITV1 on 18 & 25 March 2013

25.03.2013

We were delighted that James Nesbitt dropped by with TwoFour Productions last summer to shoot 'James Nesbitt's Ireland' which was broadcast on ITV1 on 18 & 25 March 2013. James helps Justin tag...

Ballyvolane House Newsletter December 2012 Ballyvolane House Newsletter December 2012

07.12.2012

Lots going on in the run-up to Xmas here at Ballyvolane: singalongs, popping the question, re-charging the batteries after the Xmas rush, looking ahead to 2013. . . Please click here...

Feast and make merry in the run-up to Xmas! Feast and make merry in the run-up to Xmas!

15.10.2012

Enjoy long lunches and festive dinners in the run-up to Christmas with friends, family and work colleagues. Ballyvolane House is an ideal setting to make merry and feast this coming December. Only 30 minutes from Cork city, Ballyvolane can accommodate gatherings...

Autumn News Autumn News

20.09.2012

The second installment of Madame Chavelle at the end of October. Inspirational Weddings. O'Brien Chop House wins Best Restaurant in Munster and looking to take up a "residency" in Dublin in early 2013. Salmon fishing season coming to a close soon and lots more news. ....

Madame Chavelle Theatre & Dinner Madame Chavelle Theatre & Dinner

25.10.2012

We are delighted to announce that Ballyvolane House will be the setting for a Broken Crow production of an original and unique play by Ronan Fitzgibbon over two nights on 26 & 27 October.   WHERE: Ballyvolane...

Glamping in a romantic country house garden Glamping in a romantic country house garden

26.07.2012

Aimed at those with a sense of adventure, and romance, we now have a 'glamping' option available at Ballyvolane House in the form of bell tents. Located in the stunning gardens, shaded by shrubs and trees, you can enjoy a quiet, peaceful and...

Ballyvolane House Newsletter May 2012 Ballyvolane House Newsletter May 2012

13.05.2012

Stunning gardens, rhubarb martinis, get-togethers, salmon fishing school, Pearl & Godiva styling and much more news all in our latest newsletter. Please...

O'Brien Chop House Newsletter May 2012 O'Brien Chop House Newsletter May 2012

01.05.2012

Delighted to share the O'Brien Chop House Newsletter 2012. Lots going on in Lismore over the next couple of months: Domaine La Sarabande Wine Dinner, Opera in Lismore Castle, Immrama Lismore Travel Writers Festival, Best Restaurant in Waterford Award and much more...

O'Brien Chop House Newsletter March 2012 O'Brien Chop House Newsletter March 2012

13.03.2012

Paddy's Day Feasting and Sing-a-long on 16 March, a Piggy Feast on 30 March, BYOB Fridays, Waterford Festival of Food from 12 to 15 April and much more besides. Hope to see you in Lismore this spring....

Ballyvolane House Newsletter January 2012 Ballyvolane House Newsletter January 2012

26.01.2012

The snow drops are out, crocuses showing and the daffodils won't be long. We are looking forward to our 'Nose-to-Tail' Butchery Day with Frank Krawczyk on 25 February, family fun at half-term and Easter, a terrific review in the February edition of Conde Nast...

25.01.2012

Ballyvolane features in an article, 'Five Country House Hotels Stepping up to the mark' by Aoife O'Riordan in the February edition of Condé Nast Traveller magazine, along with 5 other top Irish country house hotels:...

O'Brien Chop House Newsletter January 2012 O'Brien Chop House Newsletter January 2012

23.01.2012

Happy New Year from O'Brien Chop House! Join us for the Greywacke Winemaker's Dinner on 27 January or for our DIY "Nose-to-Tail" Butchery course with Frank Krawczyk on 25 February. For those of you that collect wine, we are running 'BYOB Fridays' during...

O'Brien Chop House Summer Newletter O'Brien Chop House Summer Newletter

18.07.2011

'Charity Beer & Curry Feast' in the vintage tent at Ballyvolane House, 'Nose to Tail Butchery with Frank Krawczyk', 'Foraging Expendition' with foraging expert Andrew Malcolm, a 'Homage to Beer', Sunday lunch roasts and much more besides. Please catch up...

Malawi Orphan Appeal Fund Beer & Curry Feast, Friday July 22nd Malawi Orphan Appeal Fund Beer & Curry Feast, Friday July 22nd

22.07.2011

with Green Saffron & the Dungarvan Brewing Company WHERE: The Vintage Tent at Ballyvolane...

Photos of the first Wedding in our new Bohemian Style Tent Photos of the first Wedding in our new Bohemian Style Tent

27.05.2011

We had a wonderful Wedding in our new Bohemian Style Tent at Ballyvolane last weekend - Huge Congratulations once again to the lucky Bride & Groom, Aoife & Xavier! The day was kept swinging by some fantastic country & blues...

Spring Newsletter April 2011 Spring Newsletter April 2011

07.05.2011

We are putting the finishing touches to our new Bohemian-style tent in the gardens and looking forward to hosting music, theatre and film events as well as weddings and all manner of get togethers. We have just been invited to join HIP Hotels. O'Brien Chop House is...

Sunday Times Style Magazine - 'All Together Now' by Fleur Britten Sunday Times Style Magazine - 'All Together Now' by Fleur Britten

21.01.2011

This article by Fleur Britten appeared in the Sunday Times Style Magazine on January 23rd 2011 and tells of how 4 generations of Greens live together at Ballyvolane....

Waterford Festival of Food - Talk on 'The Art of Salmon Fishing' and a Cookery Demo at O'Brien Chop House on Friday, 15 April Waterford Festival of Food - Talk on 'The Art of Salmon Fishing' and a Cookery Demo at O'Brien Chop House on Friday, 15 April

22.03.2011

A part of the Waterford Festival of Food, we are hosting a talk on 'The Art of Salmon Fishing' which will be followed by a Cookery Demo at O'Brien Chop House on Friday, 15 April 2011. The talk will be given...

O'Brien Chop House Spring Newsletter 2011 O'Brien Chop House Spring Newsletter 2011

24.02.2011

The daffodils and crocuses are just out, the wild garlic is showing, spring is here at last!. Join us at O'Brien Chop House this spring for our monthly Beer & Curry Feast. . . embrace your Irishness for a night of trad-music, feasting and singing on Paddy's Day...

The Picture of Dorian Gray theatre & dinner at Ballyvolane House The Picture of Dorian Gray theatre & dinner at Ballyvolane House

22.02.2011

THEATRE & DINNER AT BALLYVOLANE HOUSE WONDERLAND PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS THE PICTURE OF DORIAN...

Christmas Newsletter, 20 Dec 2010 Christmas Newsletter, 20 Dec 2010

21.12.2010

We would like to thank all our guests, friends, staff, suppliers for continuing to support us during these very difficult times. The cold weather this winter has affected business badly due to our rural location. On a positive note, Ireland has never been...

Feast and make merry in the run up to Christmas Feast and make merry in the run up to Christmas

11.12.2010

Enjoy long lunches and festive dinners in the run up to Christmas with friends, family and work colleagues. Ballyvolane House is an ideal place to make merry and feast this coming December. With the weather looking fine between now and Xmas and the danger of icy...

22.11.2010

We were recently sent our certificate (opposite) for the Good Hotel Guide 2009 César award, so here it is for all to see! Here's our entry on their website:...

Georgina Campbell's Ireland Awards 2011 - Ballyvolane House won Family Destination of the Year 2011 Georgina Campbell's Ireland Awards 2011 - Ballyvolane House won Family Destination of the Year 2011

18.10.2010

We have just been given the 'Family Friendly Destination of the Year 2011' award by the Georgina Campbell Guides. We are delighted. Don't worry, we are not over-run with kids as we carefully manage the numbers staying. We offer a real alternative to conventional...

Madame Chavelle Theatre & Dinner Madame Chavelle Theatre & Dinner

07.09.2010

We are delighted to announce that Ballyvolane House will be the setting for a TheatreMakers production of an original and unique play by Ronan Fitzgibbon over two weekends in October. This is the highlight of the Autumn and tickets are €55 per person to...

Midsummer newsletter, 08 July 2010 Midsummer newsletter, 08 July 2010

08.07.2010

Click here to read our latest newsletter. . . Domaine La Sarabande Winemaker's dinner. . . salmon fishing. . . sizzling summer special offers. . ....

Domaine La Sarabande Winemaker's Feast on 30 July Domaine La Sarabande Winemaker's Feast on 30 July

30.07.2010

Paul & Isla Gordon, winemakers and owners of Domaine La Sarabande in Languedoc, are coming to share their wonderful wines with us. Isla and Paul come from opposite ends of the world - Isla from Co. Carlow and Paul is from Australia and they met in New Zealand. ...

Ireland's Most Romantic 2010 Award Ireland's Most Romantic 2010 Award

01.07.2010

The third annual Karen Brown Readers' Choice Awards have just been announced and Ballyvolane House has won 'Ireland's Most Romantic' 2010 award. - Based on personal experience, Karen Brown Travellers, by casting votes on the Karen Brown website have honoured...

Spring newsletter - Valentines, Michelin Guide's Bib Gourmand, Paddy's Day, Easter Spring newsletter - Valentines, Michelin Guide's Bib Gourmand, Paddy's Day, Easter

09.02.2010

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2010 - there's lots happening at Ballyvolane (and O'Brien Chop House) in the coming months what with Valentine's day, Paddy's day and Easter looming, not to mention kids' half-term and a fantastic Good Food Ireland foodie...

Feast and Make Merry this December at Ballyvolane Feast and Make Merry this December at Ballyvolane

01.11.2009

FEAST AND MAKE MERRY THIS DECEMBER AT BALLYVOLANE HOUSE - Read the full newsletter here » - Enjoy long lunches and festive dinners...

O'Brien Chop House - exciting new restaurant opening in Lismore O'Brien Chop House - exciting new restaurant opening in Lismore

01.07.2009

EXCITING NEW RESTAURANT OPENING AT THE END OF JUNE. - Justin & Jenny are opening O’Brien Chop House (formerly the much-loved Barca) in Lismore at the end of June. - O’Brien Chop House will be an unpretentious eatery that offers diners traditional and...

Romeo & Juliet, Open-air theatre at Ballyvolane House, Sat July 11th Romeo & Juliet, Open-air theatre at Ballyvolane House, Sat July 11th

01.06.2009

In association with Chapterhouse Theatre Company present Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare, Ballyvolane House. Castlelyons, Co. Cork, 7pm, saturday, 11 july 2009 - Shakespeare's romantic tale of star-crossed lovers, the greatest love story ever told,...

Fly Fishing courses on the Blackwater, one of Ireland's great Salmon rivers Fly Fishing courses on the Blackwater, one of Ireland's great Salmon rivers

01.03.2009

SALMON FISHING COURSES AT BALLYVOLANE HOUSE - Learn to Fly Fish on the Blackwater, one of Ireland's Great Salmon Rivers. Spring is in the air and what better time to either learn or to hone your skills in the craft of fly fishing for salmon! Ballyvolane House...

Yoga, Meditation & Wellness Weekend at Ballyvolane, April 2009 Yoga, Meditation & Wellness Weekend at Ballyvolane, April 2009

01.02.2009

WELLNESS WEEKEND AT BALLYVOLANE HOUSE - REST AND RENEW WITH YOGA AND MINDFULNESS - Ballyvolane House is offering an opportunity to rest and renew with yoga and meditation with two of the most experienced and best qualified instructors in Ireland. Stay for two...

Gardening Seminar with Brian Cross, Spring 2009 Gardening Seminar with Brian Cross, Spring 2009

01.01.2009

SPRING GARDENING SEMINAR WITH BRIAN CROSS AT BALLYVOLANE HOUSE - Spring is by far the best time to visit the beautiful gardens of Co. Cork. Celebrated garden designer Brian Cross will be hosting a two-day gardening seminar at Ballyvolane House on Saturday, 25th...

Feast & Make Merry this December Feast & Make Merry this December

01.11.2008

FEAST AND MAKE MERRY THIS DECEMBER AT BALLYVOLANE HOUSE - Ballyvolane House is the ideal place to make merry and feast this coming December - our chef, Tina, has concocted a series of mouth-watering menus so that you can enjoy long lazy lunches and feisty...

Half term at Ballyvolane - Wellies provided! Half term at Ballyvolane - Wellies provided!

01.09.2008

HALF TERM AT BALLYVOLANE. WELLIES PROVIDED! - Make the most of half term by taking the kids away for a few days of family fun to the beautiful Ballyvolane House in the rolling countryside of North Cork. - Ballyvolane is ideal for little people with vast...

Amuigh Faoin Aer - Music, drama, dance a re-enactment of the Ballyvolane murders Amuigh Faoin Aer - Music, drama, dance a re-enactment of the Ballyvolane murders

01.07.2008

MUSIC, DRAMA & DANCE AT BALLYVOLANE, SUNDAY JULY 6TH, 2008 - Gardens open at 2pm, Open Air Concert starts at 3. 30pm. - This promises to be a great fun day out for the whole family, so if you are in our neck of the woods this Sunday, please drop in and...

Shahi Darbar on the lawn - delicious Green Saffron Indian Curries and cooking demonstrations Shahi Darbar on the lawn - delicious Green Saffron Indian Curries and cooking demonstrations

01.08.2008

BALLYVOLANE HOUSE SUPPER CLUB - GREEN SAFFRON EVENT, JUNE 26th 2008 - Why not kick off next weekend's Taste of Cork Festival on Thursday night (June 26th) with Green Saffron's 'Shahi Darbar on the lawn' at Ballyvolane House? Enjoy mouth-watering cocktails,...

2 day Salmon fishing courses at Ballyvolane House and on the renowned River Blackwater 2 day Salmon fishing courses at Ballyvolane House and on the renowned River Blackwater

01.04.2008

PLACES STILL AVAILABLE ON OUR 2-DAY SALMON FISHING COURSES - MAY / JUNE 2008. - Having just seen the first batch of students graduate with flying colours at the end of April, there are still places available on the courses scheduled in May and June. The river...

Christmas Parties at Ballyvolane House Christmas Parties at Ballyvolane House

01.12.2007

CHRISTMAS PARTIES AT BALLYVOLANE HOUSE - EAT, DRINK AND SING! - Ballyvolane House is a magical country house setting for your Christmas party - imagine a beautiful Georgian country house with crackling log fires, wonderful wines and delicious festive food by...

Cope foundation - Open Garden day at Ballyvolane House Cope foundation - Open Garden day at Ballyvolane House

01.05.2007

COPE FOUNDATION - OPEN GARDEN DAY AT BALLYVOLANE HOUSE. Sunday, 13th May 2007, 1. 30pm - 5. 30pm - Kids entertainment, Refreshments, Plants for Sale from Beech Hill Garden Centre - ADMISSION: €5 / Children Free - All proceeds to The Cope Foundation - A...

Wine maker's Supper club dinner with Martinborough Vineyards & James Nicholson Wine Merchants Wine maker's Supper club dinner with Martinborough Vineyards & James Nicholson Wine Merchants

01.05.2007

SUPPER CLUB #3 - WINE MAKERS DINNER - Cheer up the beginning of your week by sampling some of New Zealand's top wines and feasting on superb food at Ballyvolane House’s third Supper Club event. We are delighted to have Janine Tulloch of Martinborough Vineyards with...

Salmon fly fishing tuition weekends at Ballyvolane House and on the river Blackwater Salmon fly fishing tuition weekends at Ballyvolane House and on the river Blackwater

01.06.2007

2 DAY SALMON FISHING COURSE - Spring is in the air and what better time to either learn or to hone your skills in the craft of fly fishing for salmon! Ballyvolane House is now offering a fantastic opportunity to learn...

Indian Curry Supper club dinner - a fun feast of the East in association with Green Saffron Indian Curry Supper club dinner - a fun feast of the East in association with Green Saffron

01.03.2007

INDIAN CURRY SUPPER in association with GREEN SAFFRON - We are delighted to announce that our Indian Supper Club is scheduled for 7. 30pm on Wednesday the 28th of March, 2007. We are joining forces with Green Saffron,...

Wine maker's Supper club dinner with Iona Vineyards and Searsons Wine Merchants Wine maker's Supper club dinner with Iona Vineyards and Searsons Wine Merchants

01.02.2007

BALLYVOLANE SUPPER CLUB  - Starting in February 2007, Ballyvolane House is introducing a monthly Supper Club. These events will be informal and fun and appeal to lovers of good grub within driving distance of...

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