This year Ballymaloe House is delighted to be celebrating 50 years in business. In June of 1964, Myrtle Allen first opened the Yeats Room at Ballymaloe, offering guests the opportunity to 'Dine in an Irish Country House'.
From the first day it opened Myrtle Allen, as the cook, was intent on using the fantastic and completely natural ingredients from their farm and the local area. This philosophy has earned Ballymaloe recognition as one of the best places for food in Ireland. Her Family and their food business have followed in the same tradition.