Myrtle Allen (born 1924, Tivoli, Cork, County Cork), called the "renowned matriarch of Modern Irish cuisine," "the leading light of modern-day Irish cooking," and "as important to her country's cuisine as Alice Waters was to America's" is an Irish Michelin star-winning head chef and co-owner of the restaurant The Yeats Room of Ballymaloe House in Shanagarry, County Cork. Besides her cooking duties, she has also been a writer, hotelier and teacher.

Darina Allen (born 1951, Cullohill) is an Irish chef, food writer, TV personality and founder of Ballymaloe Cookery School in Shanagarry, County Cork.

Rachel Allen (born 21 March 1972, Dublin) is an Irish chef, known for her work on television and as a writer. She appears regularly on Raidió Teilifís Éireann.


Submissions from 2014


We are Family!, Janice Butler

Submissions from 2012


Myrtle Allen Filmed at Ballymaloe House : Video, Irish Food Channel

Submissions from 1983


Extract from Statement by Myrtle Allen, at Official Opening of Ballymaloe Cookery School, 1983., Myrtle Allen

Submissions from 1977


Address by Mrs. Myrtle Allen at Launch of Ballymaloe Cookbook, 1977., Myrtle Allen