News › Archive of March, 2021
John and Sally McKenna’s Guides
We are proud and delighted to have been awarded the The McKennas’ Guide Best in Ireland 2021 plaque. The McKenna’s plaque is one of the most respected badge of merit in Irish contemporary food and hospitality. John and Sally have championed the best of Irish food and hospitality to their wide audience for over thirty years and have published numerous books. The McKennas’ books bring you straight to the heart and soul of Ireland, with the latest book ‘MILK’ celebrating Ireland’s culinary treasure, out now. We have a copy and it’s fantastic. Milk is close to our hearts as we operated a diary farm here at Ballyvolane House in the 1980’s and we are now distilling Berthas’ Revenge Gin from milk whey in one of the old cow sheds in the farm yard. Ballyvolane also translates from Gaelic as “the place of springing heifers”.
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