East Cork’s Most Versatile Venue Ballymaloe Grainstore is a modern, well-lit and warm split-level multipurpose venue with state-of-the-art and versatile venue space available for private hire.
The Ballymaloe Grainstore story… Rory, son of Myrtle Allen, is first and foremost a farmer but always had a passion for music. As his son, Darren took more responsibility for the farm Rory had more time to give to music. He started organizing music weeks in Ballymaloe where he would invite musicians to play to guests in the drawing room. This led to the dream of building a venue suitable for music concerts but being right next door to Ballymaloe House and Restaurant it also made sense to have a building suitable for weddings, corporate events, and parties.
Being very careful to maintain the character of the original 17th-century farmyard building, Rory carefully worked with an architect, Jilly Ferrera, to convert the Grainstore, previously used for the storage of wheat, tractors and other farm machinery, into the multi-purpose venue it is today. Since its completion in 2010, it has hosted an impressive range of events, from weddings to festivals and craft fairs.
President Bill Clinton even attended the Grainstore as a guest of honor at the Worldwide Ireland Funds Conference in 2012.
The Grainstore has become a hub for quality entertainment, presenting musicians such as Phil Coulter, Finbar Furey, Donovan, Sharon Shannon, Cara O’Sullivan, Julie Feeney, Hermitage Green and Jack L; leading comedians including Tommy Tiernan, Neil Delamere and Brendan Grace; local and national theatre productions; and live broadcasts from the National Theatre of London. Visit www.ballymaloegrainstore.com for more details.
The Ballymaloe Grainstore is a modern, well-lit and warm split-level multipurpose venue with state-of-the-art and versatile venue space (full list of facilities available below).
Entrance: 2.8 x 2.8 Upstairs: 12m x 12m x 4m Main room (downstairs): 20m x 12m x 8m · Conference 300 seated capacity – up to 400 standing · Dinner: 280 (180 downstairs and 100 upstairs) · Drinks reception capacity: 500 · Wheelchair friendly · Bar facility onsite · Additional break-out meeting rooms available · Spot lighting and disco ball · Full range of audio/visual equipment with 20ft wide screen · Hydraulic stage (7m x 4m) that can be set to any height · Plenty of free Parking · Digital PA System SPEC -D&B Left, Centre, Right PA system as follows: Left and Right ground floor D&B Q10 speakers. 2 x Q-Subs (18″) Centre cluster comprising.1 x Q 10 1 x Q 7 (long throw for back balcony All of the above are run on individual D&B amps.
Monitors: 4 x D&B E3 on 4 way mix Desk: Yamaha LS-9 16ch · Sanyo PLC-XP100L digital projector with a 4×6 meter screen · Free 20mb Wi-Fi (capable of being boosted to 100mb) · Large entry doors (for bulky displays) For larger numbers of delegates/guests, close to the Ballymaloe Grainstore are two larger more rustic venues: The Big Shed and The Drinks Theatre.
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