Justin Green | Litfest A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe
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Justin grew up at Ballyvolane House when it was an active dairy farm and spent many a school holiday milking cows, driving tractors, feeding animals and digging holes. In the mid-1980’s, Justin’s parents, Jeremy and Merrie, opened the house to Paying Guests or PG’s as they were known then. The focus then shifted from farming to hotel-keeping and good authentic food was always at the forefront of the business. This, along with a fondness for Fawlty Towers, Justin’s career path was decided and he was accepted into the Shannon College of Hotel Management. After graduation, Justin spent a many of years working in Asia in some of the swankiest hotels in the world such as the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, The Legian in Bali and The Jumeirah Beach in Dubai. In 2000, Justin moved back to Ireland with his wife Jenny, where he managed Browne’s Brasserie & Townhouse in Dublin. In 2002, he moved across the pond to work with Soho House as General Manager of Babington House in Somerset. Justin & Jenny took over the reins of Ballyvolane House from Justin’s parents in 2004 following the passing away of Merrie.
 
Having watched the ‘gin space’ for a number of years, Justin realised gin was having a bit of moment. Bertha was born!
 
Likes: second helpings, old Landrovers and woods.
Must try harder: to give up second helpings.
Years at Litfest: 2017
Type: regular

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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.
 
It is the only festival of its kind in Ireland and has created an important hub for food and drinks enthusiasts worldwide to meet and share ideas with each other.

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