Ballymaloe founder Myrtle Allen has passed away

13th Jun 18 | News

Irish chef and founder of Ballymaloe House Myrtle Allen has died at the age of 94.

The Cork-born Michelin star-winning chef died peacefully at Cork University Hospital today, surrounded by her family.

Myrtle and her husband Ivan opened Ballymaloe House as a restaurant in 1964, and it later became a hotel. Ivan sadly passed away in 1998, and over the subsequent two decades Myrtle continued to live at Ballymaloe.

The couple had six children.