Vinegar has been used for thousands of years throughout the world and we are delighted to continue the tradition here at Ballyhoura Apple Farm in our own Vinegary.  It is here that we produce our Pure Raw Irish Apple Cider Vinegar “with the Mother” where pure undiluted apple cider is magically transformed to cider vinegar whilst carefully nurturing the beneficial microbes known as “the Mother”, which makes our product very special.

It is also here that our “Orleans” method Gilbert Murphy Irish Aged Cider Vinegar is aged to produce a “mellow” cider vinegar.

Maurice is also developing new and exciting products ageing by blending and ageing in our oak casks

Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

Raw, with the “Mother Culture”, Unpasteurised, Unfiltered, Naturally Antibiotic & Antibacterial.

As always, remember ACV has a natural acidic PH and should be diluted. Rinse out the mouth after use.  Test a little under your chin to check for allergic reaction. Check with your GP if you are taking medication. BAF accept no liability for misuse.

Used for 2400 years, here are some of the many benefits attributed to Raw Apple Cider Vinegar as a healing agent and natural antibiotic:


  • Helps to balance the bodies PH (acid/alkaline)
  • May help to reduce blood pressure
  • Aches pains/Sports injuries – 3 cups ACV, 1 cup of Epsom Salts in a hot bath, soak & relax, rinse afterwards and feel revived. Keep hydrated during & afterwards.


  • Diet-aid – 10ml ACV in 150mls water/BAF juice with or before meals to satiate hunger resulting in less food consumption and weight loss.
  • After exercise, it is a natural pick-me-up, helps to remove excess lactic acid which causes muscle discomfort.
  • Easy to take – Add 10mls to 250mls Ballyhoura Pure Juices as a natural detox.


  • Safe around your children and pets as a non-chemical antibacterial surface cleaner. (Dilute 1 part ACV with 2 parts water and spray on worktops, sinks and floors.
  • In the kitchen, add to sauces, salad-dressings, vinegarettes and in bread making.

Personal Hygiene

  • Dilute with water and use as a natural skin toner, after shave, hair rinse tonic, mouth freshener
  • Helps with Acne
  • Kills odour causing bacteria.


  • Natural antiseptic, antibacterial
  • Treat minor burns, grazes, skin blemishes-dilute 2 parts water with 1 part ACV
  • Treat acid reflux – dilute 10mls in a glass of water or BAF juice of your choice.
  • Arthritic relief – soak a cloth in diluted ACV and apply to affected area.