Ballymaloe Cookery School and Gardens



Welcome to the multi-award-winning Ballymaloe Cookery School which has been delivering a first class culinary education to students all over the world since 1983. We are proud of our long-standing tradition of excellence and our Slow Food philosophy.

Our prestigious 12 Week Certificate is internationally recognised and has been the first step on the culinary journey of many well-known chefs, food producers and food writers around the world. The Ballymaloe Cookery School Alumni are a wide network of people from all walks of life and all age-groups. Each year we are delighted to invite many distinguished guest chefs to participate in our school curriculum.

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At Ballymaloe Cookery School we also offer a diverse range of short courses, keeping our finger on the pulse with international trends in the food industry. These can vary from half-day to 2.5 days or even week or month long courses. We are continually shaping our calendar to meet as many needs and expectations as possible. Visitors to Ballymaloe Cookery School also have the option of joining our daily Afternoon Demonstrations which are a wonderful way to spend an afternoon and to literally get a taste of what we do here at the school!

If you are considering taking one of our many courses, or simply would like some more information about the school, we would love to answer any questions that you may have. Request a call back. 

We hope to welcome you to our beautiful Ballymaloe Cookery School!


Walk through the little wooden gate at the entrance to Ballymaloe Cookery School and step into a veritable Eden. Beyond the main cookery school building (once an old apple store), lie several captivating gardens – some carefully designed and highly ornate, others allowed to grow wild at certain times of the year. Each space has a unique personality and a special story of its own to communicate

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Town / City / Village Midleton

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COVID-19 Update

This listing may be operating on reduced hours due to COVID-19 and Social Distancing guidelines. 

Days Open
Monday - Saturday 11am - 5:30pm

We recommend spending

2 - 4 hours here

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