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Myrtle Allen passes away

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. 



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