Roll up your sleeves with these delectable cookery courses, and hone your skills with some of Ireland’s most talented and well known chefs.
4 Valentines Cocktails to 'wow' your loved one this Valentines
Indulge in an invigorating facial, rejuvenate with a heavenly massage, or simply relax with a luxurious spa treatment specifically designed for him.
Is there anything as exciting than planning your wedding? Planning your Bridal Shower of course! We have some ideas for a bridal shower to suit you.
Ladies it’s a leap year, here are some Blue Book Suggestions on perfect places to propose
Get expert advice from the Blue Book wedding properties, with years of experience planning weddings.
We’d like to share with you some revitalising facials available at Blue Book spas and treatment rooms.
Ingredients 675g Castor Sugar 9 Eggs 400g Unsalted Butter (soft but not melted) 170g Cocoa Powder 225g Cream Flour 500g Melted Dark Chocolate 75g Skinless Hazelnuts 75g White Chocolate Drops
Unique names for bedrooms, suites and cottages of Blue Book houses
INDULGE IN ONE OF THE GRANDEST OF TRADITIONS - AFTERNOON TEA – IN A BLUE BOOK COUNTRY HOUSE OR HISTORIC HOTEL.
Sweet and Savoury Pancake Ideas From Some of the Blue Book Houses
Simple can be best, even in the finest hotels – as this delicious way with strawberries from the Dunbrody kitchen garden shows.
Beautiful Powerscourt House and Gardens is located within the 1,000 acre Powerscourt Estate in County Wicklow, Ireland.
Open wood fires and the warmest of welcomes await you in this family run hotel in the Historic walled port of Youghal. The bedrooms exude comfort and luxury, stylishly furnished with Antiques and paintings. The Famous Seafood Bar and Restaurant Specialise in the freshest of the local landed Seafood (Lobster, Oysters, Crab Prawns, Mussels, Salmon, Squid, Sole, etc). We caught up with head chef David Fitzgibbon to find out about his favourite ingredients, food memories and much more…
Ingredients 110g Butter 85g Brown Sugar 70g Caster Sugar 1 egg 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 2 tbsp honey Pinch Salt 250g Flour 1 tsp Baking Powder 200g Mixed Chocolate chips
Whether you're looking to relax or for a bit of exercise, sometimes you just need a dip in a Blue Book pool.
In May the vegetable patch at Newforge House springs to life again with the arrival of asparagus. The combination of all the wonderful fresh herbs and green vegetables with salty Gabriel is fantastic; Gabriel is Irelands equivalent to Parmesan and, along with its sister cheese, Desmond is made in west Cork – John gets it from Trevor Irwin at St. George’s Market in Belfast and it is widely available from cheesemongers and good delis in Ireland and abroad.
As I sat down to dinner in Gregans Castle, one of Irelands blue book hotels, last evening looking out at the purple hue form the limestone mountain across the valley I noticed the sky beginning to change colour. As each course of my meal was presented the sky went from pink to orange to red before finally succumbing to darkness as my desert arrived.
Beautiful Gardens of Ireland's Blue Book Country Houses, Historic Hotels and Castles.
JAMES TURRELL IRISH SKY GARDEN Designed and constructed under the close observation of famed Artist, James Turrell, The Irish Sky Garden or Crater gives the viewer a totally unique opportunity to admire and enjoy the ‘celestial vault’. Turrell, considered the greatest American Land Art Artist, has turned the Crater into a massive naked – eye observatory. The sky is his studio.