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  • 1830 - Kinoith is built
  • 1932 - Ivan Allen takes over the running of the farm at Kinoith from Wilson Strangman
  • 1947 - Ivan buys Ballymaloe House and the adjoining farm (4km away)
  • 1964 - Ivan's wife Myrtle Allen starts Ballymaloe Country House Hotel
  • 1968 - Darina O'Connell comes to Ballymaloe House to work in the kitchen 
  • 1970 - Tim Allen (Ivan and Myrtle's son) marries Darina O'Connell
  • 1978 - Pink Cottage restored for student accommodation
  • 1980 - Tim gives Darina a present of a trip to the Marcella Hazan cookery school in Tuscany
  • 1981 - The White Cottage is restored for student accommodation
  • 1982 - The Farm Shop is opened 
  • 1983 - Ballymaloe Cookery School opens in what is now The Playroom cottage
  • 1986 - The Coach House is restored for student accommodation
  • 1989 - The old apple store is renovated and expanded
  • 1989 - The Barn is restored for student accommodation
  • 1996 - Application to The Organic Trust for certification for the farm
  • 1998 - The farm is certified fully organic
  • 1998 - The Garden Cafe is built, which subsequently becomes Kitchen 3 two years later
  • 2000 - Tim and Darina attend the Soil Association Conference in Circencester, U.K.