Ballymaloe founder to be laid to rest

Myrtle Allen, founder of the world renowned Ballymaloe House in Co Cork, will be laid to rest tomorrow following a Quaker ceremony.


Myrtle Allen's rich legacy is an Irish food dynasty

Myrtle Allen leaves behind an Irish food dynasty, a family name synonymous with an acclaimed restaurant, a cookery school, books, television programmes, and produce.


Tributes and anecdotes abound for ‘mother of modern Irish cooking’

So passionate was she about Irish produce, she once carried a heavy suitcase stuffed full of locally grown apples on board a flight to New York where she had been invited to deliver a cookery class.


‘She inspired a generation of chefs’ - Darina's tribute to Myrtle Allen

We will do our utmost to carry on her incredible legacy.
Last night, Darina Allen paid this emotional tribute to her mother-in-law, Myrtle Allen, the doyenne of Irish food and the woman who founded the Ballymaloe food empire, who has died, aged 94.


Myrtle Allen: A pioneer who made her home into Michelin star restaurant

A pioneer who made her home into Michelin star restaurant Food or cooking in Ireland didn’t begin with Myrtle Allen but when it comes to evaluating the very best of modern Irish cuisine, it is near impossible not to establish some link back to the pioneering spirit of this East Cork farmer’s wife who transformed her home into a Michelin star restaurant.


Tributes flood in for ‘mother of modern Irish cooking’, Myrtle Allen

Tributes have been pouring in today from friends of Ballymaloe founder and ‘the mother of modern Irish cooking’, Myrtle Allen, who died earlier today aged 94.


Ballymaloe founder and award-winning chef Myrtle Allen has died

Myrtle Allen, an award-winning chef who founded Ballymaloe cookery school, has died.