Directions to the school

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.

Google Maps

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.

GPS

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.

DIRECTIONS

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:

From Dublin

  • Take the M8 to Cork.
  • At the end of the motorway, follow road signs for N25 to Rosslare or Waterford.  
  • Follow directions below
  • Take the N25 towards Cork and continue to the town of Castlemartyr.  
  • As you enter Castlemartyr village turn left at the bridge traffic lights.  
  • Follow this road through the villages of Ladysbridge and Garryvoe, remain on the main road (R632).  A few miles after Garryvoe you will come into Shanagarry village and see a church on your left.  Turn right opposite the church.  The Ballymaloe Cookery School is approx 1 KM up this road on the right.

From Cork

  • Take N25 out of Cork in the direction of Rosslare or Waterford  
  • After approx 15 miles bypass the town of Midleton and continue to the town of Castlemartyr.  
  • At the end of Castlemartyr village, turn right at the bridge traffic lights.  
  • Follow this road through the villages of Ladysbridge and Garryvoe, remain on the main road (R632).  
  • A few miles after Garryvoe you will come into Shanagarry village and see a church on your left.  
  • Turn right opposite the church.  
  • The Ballymaloe Cookery School is approx 1 KM up this road on the right.

From Waterford / Rosslare

  • Take the N25 towards Cork and continue to the town of Castlemartyr.  
  • As you enter Castlemartyr village turn left at the bridge traffic lights.  
  • Follow this road through the villages of Ladysbridge and Garryvoe, remain on the main road (R632).  A few miles after Garryvoe you will come into Shanagarry village and see a church on your left.  Turn right opposite the church.  The Ballymaloe Cookery School is approx 1 KM up this road on the right.

Darina's Books

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.

Food Organisations

She holds many positions in leading food organisations including:

  • Member of Taste Council of Irish Food Board
  • Chair of Artisan Food Forum of FoodSafety Authority of Ireland
  • Trustee of Irish Organic Centre
  • Patron ofIrish Seedsavers
  • Member of Eurotoques (European Association of Chefs
  • Guild of Foodwriters in UK and Ireland
  • IACP (International Association ofCulinary Professionals).

Darina's blogs:

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