Busy bees at Ballyvolane


FOOD FILE:Justin and Jenny Greene of Ballyvolane House in Castlelyons, Co Cork are to open O’Brien Chop House, serving what they describe as “robust Irish recipes” in the former Barca premises in Lismore, Co Waterford at the end of this month.

The busy pair are also in the middle of organising an open-air performance of Romeo & Juliet at Ballyvolane on Saturday, July 11th. Picnic hampers can be ordered in advance, and there will be a food stall selling roast-beef rolls, salads and Eton mess, as well as wine, champagne and elderflower fizzes. Family tickets (two adults and two children) are €50, adults €18, students and children €12. Book on 025-36349. www.ballyvolanehouse.ie.