It’s a combination of things - the people, the knowledge that’s shared and the generosity with which it’s given. What’s most striking is that applies to everyone I met from Darina, Tim, Rory, Rachel, Pat, Sue, Florie, Penny, the breakfast crew, the gardeners, the ‘diary maid’ the ladies in the shop even those helping with the wash up in the kitchen and of course your good self - it’s clearly a way of being, not just something you all do (so many big corporations would pay a fortune to create that & struggle !!!). As we met each person they shared a little about themselves, they made connections, they made us feel part of the Ballymaloe family. 

Student Name: Jacqui
Course Attended: A Week at Ballymaloe Cookery School Organic Farm and Gardens