Date: Sunday 25 February 2018

Time: 9.30am to 5pm

Entry: €6 (Free for under 16's) Tickets required for talks & demos see below.

The Ballymaloe Good Living Day

On Sunday, the 25th of February, the Good Living Day Festival is set to bring the importance of health & wellbeing to life. This annual event, which is being hosted this year by TV3’s Deric O’hArtagain & opened by Rachel Allen, promises to be another vibrant, fun filled & informative day for the whole family. 

The festivals program is bursting with fun activities for the whole family – Cooking demos will be hosted by Rachel Allen & Chefs include Melissa Hemsley, James Kavanagh & William Murray from Curabinny foods, Lilly Higgins, Rocket Man & Lean Mean Momma. If fitness is your thing then you can choose from a class with Fitness World Champ Claire McGrath; Yoga with Instagram star Cat Bradley; the annual 5K fun run ; Kids Capoeira; Mindfulness classes; Face painting; Garden Tours; a range of fresh and locally produced street food street food; ice cream; coffee; information stalls, and more.

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Whats on?

The festival is going to give attendees access to a range of local health professionals & material. From immunisation & other general health topics, to fitness challenges, to healthy cooking tips, there is something for everyone in this year’s festival.

Based on previous years feedback, this year’s event should leave you feeling refreshed. It is a great day out for everyone, connecting & supporting local residents, breaking down barriers & helping to understand people’s experiences around their mental health.

Good Living Day Lucky Run

The Good Living Day festival is proudly supported by Ballymaloe Relish who kindly sponsor the 5K Fun Run.

The Ballymaloe Relish 5k Lucky Run which celebrates the joy of movement. Relish a rewarding afternoon on the 5k trail winding around the beautiful grounds of Ballymaloe House and Farm.

Good Living Day Timetable

Entry €6.00 per person, includes access to pre booked exercise classes and all fringe events Under 16 free.
Talks €10.00 per person per talk.
Cooking demos €20.00 per person per demo.


(Drinks shed)


(Carrigaun Room)



Tanaiste​ ​Simon Coveney

Good Living Day Host Deric O’hArtagain / TV3

Welcome by Rachel Allen 


Power Yoga with Claire McGrath

            Domini Kemp - subject tbc

‘How to make the perfect Coffee’ Mark Kingston from The Golden Bean


Pilates with Buff Bones with Jaconel Jansen

The importance of Nutrition & Fitness with Claire McGrath

Lean Mean Momma ‘Fun Family Brekkie ideas’.


Food 4 Fun – creative food workshops for kids with Margaret Foley & Norah McCarthy.  

‘Raising Resiliant Children – a Parents Responsibilty’ Child Psychologist David Carey  from Newstalk Radio.

James Kavanagh & William Murray / Currabinny Foods


Yoga for all with Cat Bradley.

‘How to be Happy & Content’ with Former prison governor of Mountjoy Prison John Lonergan & psychotherapist Caroline Crotty

Special guest: Jasmine​ ​Hemsley 



Fighting Monkey (Strength training) with Shakira.

Vaccines: Health, Trust & Evidence: A panel presentation by The Dublin Science Museum.

Lilly Higgins ‘Kids Lunchbox ideas’



Round table discussion following Vaccine talk.

The Rocket Man – 'Vegetables - Centre Plate'

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Movement with Shakira

Cat Bradley

Melissa Hemsley

Domini Kemp

Cliona O'Connor

John Lonergan

Food 4 Fun

David J. Carey

Lilly Higgins

Jaconel Janssen

Vaccines: health, trust and evidence

The Golden Bean

The Rocket Man

Good Living Day Gallery

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