Ballymaloe Cookery School

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Ballymaloe Cookery School information

Lonely Planet review

Just over 3km east on the R628, Myrtle's daughter-in-law, TV personality Darina Allen, runs Ballymaloe's famous cookery school. Darina's own daughter-in-law, Rachel Allen, is also a high-profile TV chef and author who regularly teaches at the school. Demonstrations cost €70; lessons, from half-day sessions (€95 to €125) to 12-week certificate courses (€10,695), are often booked well in advance. There are pretty cottages amid the 100 acres of grounds for overnight students.