Ballymaloe Cookery School is located approximately 40 minutes drive from Cork City, not far from the busy East Cork town of Midleton.
It can be approached from two directions out of Midleton - by following the road signs for Castlemartyr, or alternatively by following the road signs for Cloyne and Shanagarry.
If you are based in Ireland and are driving, by far the best thing to do is to simply input our Eircode - P25 R274 - into Google Maps and follow instructions. Or you can follow the instructions below.
If you are using a GPS navigation systm you can use the coordinates 51.860689, -8.032253 or type in 'Shanagarry' if you use just 'Ballymaloe' you will likely arrive at Ballymaloe House 2 miles away.
Ireland's rural road signage can be a little confusing, even for us! Here are some straightforward directions on how to easily reach Ballymaloe Cookery School:
Dubbed "The Julia Child of Ireland" by the San Francisco Chronicle, Darina has written a number of best-selling, award-winning books including: 30 Years at Ballymaloe (Winner Cookbook of the year for the Irish Book Awards 2013) | Forgotten Skills, winner of the André Simon Food Book of the Year and Listowel Food Fair Book of the Year Award in 2010 | Easy Entertaining, winner of the 2006 Chefs and Restaurants Award from the IACP | Irish Traditional Cooking | Ballymaloe Cookery Course | A Year at Ballymaloe | Healthy Gluten-freeEating* (with Rosemary Kearney) | the Simply Delicious series of books to accompany her TV series of the same name.
She holds many positions in leading food organisations including: