Ballymaloe founder Myrtle Allen has passed away13th 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.
Myrtle Allen passed away peacefully at Cork University Hospital on Wednesday 13th June, surrounded by her family. pic.twitter.com/F6Yzhqd2rn— Ballymaloe House (@Ballymaloe) June 13, 2018