Myrtle Allen of Ballymaloe House has died aged 94.
The Cork-born Michelin star-winning chef died in hospital surrounded by her family, according to Ballymaloe House.
Her husband Ivan had predeceased her in 1998.
Myrtle was a hugely influential part of Ireland’s food scene and a pioneer of a cuisine based on organic produce from her own farm. She was the first Irish woman to be awarded a Michelin star.