IN THIS ISSUE:
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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» Adults: €18
» Students and Children: €12
» Families (2 Adults & 2 Children): €50
discount for parties of 10 or more.
open from 6pm. Enjoy your picnic then take a stroll
around the gardens before the performance which starts
Champagne and Elderflower Fizzes available on the
hampers available and to be ordered in advance @ €20
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.
bring your own rugs and low-backed seating.
NEW RESTAURANT OPENING AT THE END OF JUNE.
& Jenny are opening O’Brien Chop House (formerly the
much-loved Barca) in Lismore at the end of June.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
forward to welcoming you back in soon and we hope you like it.
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:
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’.
all our Ballyvolane House and Blackwater Salmon Fishery news & catch
reports on the Great Fishing Houses of Ireland website here:
the basics are covered including:
with a fly rod – Roll cast, Overhead Cast
with a spinning rod
wading and correct etiquette
life cycle and habitats of salmon – fly selection
a typical salmon pool – methods to control fly
or bait speed and depth
and landing a fish
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
at Ballyvolane, sign licences,
lunch at riverside
fishing on the River Blackwater
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.
SALMON FISHING COURSE
||Ballyvolane House, Castlelyons, Co. Cork
||€240 per person.
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fishing tuition with Norman
necessary tackle and waders
Our new PHOTO
contains a stunning collection of Ballyvolane
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
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.
look forward to welcoming you to Ballyvolane.
and Jenny Green.