Rory O'Connell, wearing a denim apron and light blue shirt, gesturing. Standing on a Savour Kilkenny cookery demo stage. Kitchen bench is lined with ingredients. Pink, white and yellow Savour sign is in the background on the top left.

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Rory O’Connell


Festival favourite Rory O’Connell will be back on the Savour mainstage this October Bank Holiday weekend! Rory is part of one of Ireland’s great food families and co-founder of the famous Ballymaloe Cookery School alongside sister Darina Allen. A classically trained chef he has trained in some of the top kitchens around the world. 

Head chef of Ballymaloe House for ten years, he was twice awarded the prestigious title of Ireland’s Chef of the Year. Rory has a number of cookbooks as well as television series ‘How to Cook Well’, on RTÉ television. These days he can found back at Ballymaloe Cookery School where sustainability is one of the guiding principles in their commitment to producing as much of their ingredients on their organic farm as possible. We’re delighted to welcome him back to Savour Kilkenny 2023!