Litfest Updates | Litfest A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe
19 April Litfest is 4.5 weeks away now and everything is gathering serious momentum.  This year, when you arrive at Litfest16 you'll be welcomed by Darcie Mayland and Read More
10 March At Litfest HQ preparations to make the ‘Our Food – What’s The Story’ talks at Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival unforgettable are well underway, and we Read More
03 March The more that we talk about the Grainstore at #Litfest16 the more enthused we get about the ‘Our Food- What’s The Story’ talks and the speakers we have lined Read More
25 February Following on from last week’s blog, this week we are going to delve into what will happen during the Saturday morning ‘Our Food – What’s The Story?’ session at Read More
18 February This year The Grainstore is going to have a whole different setup to previous years and will bring a new edge to the Litfest, a fast-paced, dynamic and Read More
10 February Jeanne Kelly (Kerrygold), Rory O'Connell, Darina Allen, Brian Cleere (Kerrygold)   What better way to re-ignite the Litfest blog than by spilling the beans on Read More
01 December It's that time of year again when we start recruiting the Litfest volunteer team for May... Volunteering with the Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival Read More
25 November Here's a great Christmas gift idea for that food or drinks lover in your life .... a voucher for Litfest16.    The full programme will be released over the Read More
18 November Next week we will be launching the new Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine website and announcing the guest participants for Litfest16! Read More
28 September Below are some of the best podcasts from the Kerrygold Ballymaloe Litfest of food and wine 2015. Do take you time to listen to and enjoy! > Read More
17 June The Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine was surrounded by a fabulous setting and a magical atmosphere throughout the weekend again this Read More
16 May We want you to have a safe visit to the Kerrygold Ballymaloe LitFest, that you get to see the events you have booked, and that your trip goes according to plan Read More
02 May The Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival launch was held in O'Connell's Restaurant in Donnybrook, last Wednesday 30th April at 6.30pm. Tom O'Connell and his Read More
01 April We are delighted to announce that Kerrygold have joined Ballymaloe as title sponsors for the Literary Festival for the next three years. The inaugural Read More
25 March We are pulling together the Fringe Programme. It looks like there is going to be a lot of fun to be had throughout the entire weekend in The Big Shed. Our Read More
04 March Joe McNamee wrote a really nice article about Ballymaloe House, Ballymaloe Cookery School and The Ballymaloe Litfest of Food and Wine in the Irish Examiner Read More
31 January Ballymaloe Hotel & Restaurant were delighted to win the nationwide award for 'Best Restaurant Wine List and Wine Service' in the annual wine awards by well Read More
27 January We've opened a Litfest Forum on Facebook so that you can connect with fellow Litfest 2014 goers! Perhaps organise to share the taxi fare from the train station Read More
20 January The fundraising team for the Ballycotton RNLI are continuing a long tradition and hosting a fundraising dinner at Ballymaloe House Hotel in Cork on Friday 31st Read More
11 January We have been doing the last few additions to speakers and events and tickets for all the events will be on sale on Monday. Join our newsletter to get notified Read More
27 December Rachel was delighted to be named Cork Person of the Month in December 2013. The organisers of the competition pointed out that 2013 marked the 30th anniversary Read More
21 December Ballymaloe Hotel and Restaurant was named amongst the best restaurants in the world 2013 by Nicholas Lander writing in the Financial Times on Saturday, Read More
07 December Litfest 2014 speaker Yotam Ottolenghi recently wrote an article in the Guardian including two Irish recipes with a Ottolenghi twist. See the recipes on The Read More
03 December We are delighted to announce that A civic reception will be held in Cork City Hall on December the 4th at 6PM to honour Myrtle Allen and her contribution to Read More
27 November We are delighted that Darina Allen's latest book '30 Years at Ballymaloe' was awarded The Avonmore Cookbook of the Year award at the Irish Book Awards last Read More
22 November Rory O'Connell wins the Ambassador of the Year gong at the prestigious Good Food Ireland Awards. Cork's Evening Echo Goes on to report that: AN East Cork Read More
22 November Our very own Rory O Connell scoops the 'Ambassador of the Year' award after his incredible work for the Good Food Ireland Food Summit, the largest food Read More
20 November The Programme Summery for Litfest 2014 will be published in December. We hope to release some packages before Christmas to include Day Passes and Demo Day Read More
20 November The Big Shed (it really is enormous) returns next year as the throbbing heartbeat of the festival. The space may be big, but the atmosphere is cosy. Gardeners Read More
20 November We are delighted to confirm René Redzepi of Noma in Copenhagen, three times voted Best Restaurant in the World by Restaurant magazine, and Yotam Ottolenghi and Read More
20 November Chloe Scott writes in the Metro Herald about René Redzepi and his appearance at Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine this in May 2014. Read More
19 November Sunday Business Post mentioned LitFest in their paper this weekend. Read More
08 November Pól Ó Conghaile writes about René Redzepi and Ballymaloe LitFest 2014. Pól Ó Conghaile is an award-winning travel writer. Based in Ireland, he contributes to Read More
25 September Cook book Author and television presenter Rachel Allen writes in the Australian Newspaper and takes us on a tour of her favourite places in Cork. Read the full Read More
30 April “Too many cooks spoil the broth”… but it you get enough of them together you end up with an almighty festival unlike any other! With the first ever Ballymaloe Read More
08 April Senator Feargal Quinn once said, ”Sex didn’t exist in Ireland until Gay Byrne hosted the Late Late show, and taste buds didn’t exist in Ireland until Myrtle Read More
28 March I could hardly believe my eyes… Is this for real?… I had to pinch myself!… Is this possible?… I was traveling in Thailand when the news reached me… I knew it Read More


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Litfest - A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe is a weekend filled with fascinating facts, inspirational stories, intriguing discussions, incredible knowledge, fantastic music, fabulous dancing and of course, delicious food and drinks.
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