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BALLYVOLANE HOUSE NEWSLETTER, JUNE 2009 :: SPECIAL OFFERS :: GIFT VOUCHERS

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Ballyvolane House and Blackwater Salmon Fishery

IN THIS ISSUE:

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, unfolds against the stunning backdrops of some of the most wonderful open-air venues in Britain and Ireland. A large cast, magnificent costumes and an enchanting musical score promise to make this one of the most memorable evenings of the summer. Picnic with family, friends, work colleagues or business clients in the magical surroundings of Ballyvolane's beautiful gardens and enjoy an evening of love, music and beauty.

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TICKETS & INFORMATION Bluebells on the rock in Spring at Ballyvolane

From Ballyvolane House:

   

» PHONE: 025 36349
» EMAIL: info@ballyvolanehouse.ie

PRICE:

 

» Adults: €18
» Students and Children: €12
» Families (2 Adults & 2 Children): €50

  • 10% discount for parties of 10 or more.
  • Gardens open from 6pm. Enjoy your picnic then take a stroll around the gardens before the performance which starts at 7pm.
  • Wine, Champagne and Elderflower Fizzes available on the night.
  • Picnic hampers available and to be ordered in advance @ €20 per person.
  • Hot food stall selling roast beef in blaas (local bread speciality) with dressed salad leaves and horseradish cream followed Eton Mess available on the night from Eunice Power www.powersfield.ie.
  • Please bring your own rugs and low-backed seating.
O'BRIEN CHOP HOUSE, LISMORE, CO. WATERFORD
O'Brien Chop House, Main Street, Lismore, Co. Waterford

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 robust Irish recipes in a wonderfully atmospheric old Victorian pub. The ingredients will be sourced locally and served simply at very affordable prices.

The word O’Brien is the original name of the premises and is imprinted above the main window. The Chop House part has been borrowed from London’s old chop houses where you could sample a variety of chops, cutlets and steaks on the bone. At O’Brien Chop House, we will always have an assortment of chops, cutlets, steaks and pies on the menu. Seafood dishes will also feature including seasonal oysters and whole fish cooked on the bone.

Free Range Ballyvolane Hens

The ingredients will be carefully sourced from the local area; beef, lamb, mutton and pork from Michael McGrath on the main street; bacon, sausages and puddings from Caherbeg Free Range Pork Ltd; seafood from Ballycotton Seafood and O’Connell’s in the English Market, Cork City; game in season from nearby Ballynatray Estate; vegetables and soft fruit home-grown in Ballyvolane House’s walled kitchen garden and from H.R. Dowd in Lismore. We are keen foragers so expect lots of wild food. Local beekeepers will provide honey. Eggs from Ballyvolane’s flock of hens will be used for baking and breakfast.

O’Brien Chop House will be open for late breakfast, morning coffees, lunch, afternoon tea, teatime, dinner and ‘in-between time’ snacks, traditional Sunday lunch roasts, feasting menus for groups. Menus will change daily and homemade jams, relishes, chutneys and fruit cordials will also be available for sale.

Guinness on the barWe have not altered the place at all and the original snug, shelving behind the bar, the bar counter and stained-glass paneling are all as they were. We have painted the entire place, re-varnished the floor and tidied up the garden.

O’Brien Chop House will be operated by Justin & Jenny Green of Ballyvolane House. Website and contact details coming soon. In the meantime, for more information, please contact Justin Green on 025 36349 or info@ballyvolanehouse.ie.

Looking forward to welcoming you back in soon and we hope you like it.

BALLYVOLANE FLY-FISHING SCHOOL NEWS

Learning to Fly fish at Ballyvolane HouseTwo batches of students completed the Salmon Fishing Course in May and June with flying colours. The fishing course scheduled in July is now fully booked but we still have space available on the course scheduled for 10 to 13 August. For more details on the course, please see our previous newsletter here:

We have received a lot of enquiries for 1-day ‘quickie’ courses and Norman Gillet our qualified instructor has put together two 1-day courses; one for ‘beginners’ and one for ‘improvers’.

Read all our Ballyvolane House and Blackwater Salmon Fishery news & catch reports on the Great Fishing Houses of Ireland website here:

BEGINNER'S COURSE Norman Gillett FLy fishing on the river Blackwater

All the basics are covered including:

  • Safety and tackle
  • Casting with a fly rod – Roll cast, Overhead Cast
  • Casting with a spinning rod
  • Knots, wading and correct etiquette
  • The life cycle and habitats of salmon – fly selection
  • Fishing a typical salmon pool – methods to control fly or bait speed and depth
  • Playing and landing a fish
IMPROVER'S COURSE

Learn more advanced casting skills:

  • Jump Roll Cast
  • Single Spey Cast
  • Double Spey Cast
  • Snap-T Cast
  • Snake Roll Cast
  • Tactics and fishing techniques for greater success
COURSE SCHEDULE

TYPICAL DAY

09.00 - 09.30   Meet at Ballyvolane, sign licences, collect waders
09.30 - 13:00   Instruction and practice
13.00 - 14:00   Picnic lunch at riverside
14.00 - 18.00   Practical fishing on the River Blackwater

Open to non-residents as well as house guests, the courses are designed for up to four participants under the tuition of Norman Gillett, GAIC who is an experienced Blackwater fishing guide and a member of the Game Angling Instructors Association. All tackle is provided. Courses are held throughout the season, subject to beat availability.

RATES Frank Maher at Fallons beat near Killavullen

WHAT:

  1-DAY SALMON FISHING COURSE

WHERE:

  Ballyvolane House, Castlelyons, Co. Cork

PRICE:

  €240 per person.

TO BOOK:

 

» PHONE: 025 36349
» EMAIL: info@ballyvolanehouse.ie

INCLUDES:

   
  • All fishing tuition with Norman
  • State salmon license
  • All necessary tackle and waders
  • Picnic lunch
  Special Offers Children stay free at Ballyvolane House
 

We've never had so many fantastic deals on staying at Ballyvolane and the way things are right now, there's no excuse to miss out on a bargain.

» VIEW ALL OUR CURRENT SPECIAL OFFERS

 
  Gift Vouchers Artichoke
 

Treat a loved one or colleague to a Ballyvolane House Gift Voucher for a special occasion, birthday or Father's day.

To order a voucher, please contact us by phone on 025 36349, email info@ballyvolanehouse.ie or...

PRESS/MEDIA: Our new PHOTO GALLERY page contains a stunning collection of Ballyvolane House exteriors, food & interiors, gardens, lakes and fishing photos. Many new downloadable hi-resolution images are available for use in features and articles - please contact us if you'd like to use them.
To view, please visit: http://www.ballyvolanehouse.ie/gallery

If you are traveling from the UK, Ballyvolane is only 35 minutes by car from Cork Airport. Please see www.corkairport.com for the latest flight schedules.

We look forward to welcoming you to Ballyvolane.

Best regards,
Justin and Jenny Green.

BALLYVOLANE HOUSE
& BLACKWATER SALMON FISHERY

Castlelyons, Fermoy
Co. Cork
Ireland

t : +353 25 36349
f: +353 25 36781
e : info@ballyvolanehouse.ie
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