Ballymaloe House in east Cork has just completed a major investment by upgrading many of its guestrooms.
One of the rooms that has undergone a transformation is "The Green Drawing Room", which was formerly Myrtle Allen's office. In the room, the antique green flock wallpaper, which dates circa 1960, has been restored by inhouse fine artist Gentian Lulani.
The Mallard, which is a Classic Garden Room, and Kingfisher, Heritage Room category, are also two new rooms at the top of the house created from the development of The Allen Flat - where Myrtle and Ivan Allen used to live.
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Superior rooms downstairs in the house have their own patio doors and for summer 2022 there will be a basket with rug, lantern, and wine and cheese menu in each of these five rooms.
Statement By General Manager At Ballymaloe House
General manager at Ballymaloe House Laura Behan stated, "Ballymaloe House is known internationally as the birthplace of modern Irish cuisine due to our famous visionary founder Myrtle Allen. Myrtle's inspiring ethos for serving seasonal, homegrown and locally sourced produce since opening her restaurant in 1964, earned her global recognition and credit for a philosophy that has since been widely adopted by modern chefs. It also earned her Ireland's first female chef's Michelin star, in 1975."
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