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The Big Shed

The Big Shed for most of the year is a working farm shed storing farm equipment and grain. However, several times a year, it transforms into a unique and vibrant festival location. 

As an event venue, it is famously and best known as the Festival Fringe location for the annual Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine. The Big Shed transforms into an enormous indoor market, demonstration area and restaurant, bar and stage. 

There are facilities on site and the space is extremely versatile.

Main Shed:33m x 35m x 6.5m

Clear centre: 35m x 17m

Distance between pillars: 6m

As you walk into through the curtains of the big shed you are welcomed with music by local musicians and a visual spectacle of wild flower arrangements and lit art installations. You will be offered a Ballymaloe garden infused cocktail followed by a selection of canapés show casing our Cork artisan food producer's and produce from our gardens. Guests are then asked to find their way to a table... The bar will also be fully stocked serving craft beers and select wines from the house cellar.

Wildside Catering are avliable to cater for any occasion in the Big Shed. 

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Big Shed sample menu:

Ballymaloe garden infused cocktail
Ballymaloe cheese croquettes with tomato relish
Parsnip and beetroot crisps
Maki sushi, pickled ginger, wasabi and soy
Spiced beef and remoulade bruschetta
Main course buffet:
East cork Rib eye and braised short rib of Beef
Selection of Ballymaloe garden salads and vegetables
Sauces, pickles and Artisan breads
Selection of Irish farmhouse cheese table
Rhubarb crème brûlée and vanilla ice cream with PX sherry
Tea and coffee served at the bar
House wines Avaliable
Music or Irish dance performances are extra. We are delighted to also book bands / Dj's that we have worked with in the past. Please let me know what you have in mind

Read the Phoenix article about Ballymaloe Grainstore.