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Blue Book Press Releases

Many happy returns (and there really have been thousands!) as The Tannery celebrates 20 years in business this July

18/07/2017

Chef Paul Flynn and his wife and business partner Máire are an authentic Irish food success story, a couple who together have made an extraordinary success of their restaurant, townhouse and cookery school in Dungarvan since they opened their doors to customers for the first time on July 1st 1997. They opened The Tannery Restaurant in Paul’s home town of Dungarvan 20 years ago this July, followed by the stylish Tannery Townhouse in 2005, and then the chic, naturally-lit Tannery Cookery School, custom-designed by himself and Máire, in 2008.

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Aherne’s Townhouse and The King Sitric listed in 50 great places to eat fish by the Sunday Times

12/06/2017

June 2017: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that Aherne’s Townhouse & Restaurant, Co Cork and The King Sitric, Co. Dublin have been listed in 50 great places to eat fish by The Sunday Times Newspaper.

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Bushmills Inn and Browns Restaurant win at the Northern Ireland Tourism Awards 2017

19/05/2017

May 2017: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce wins for Bushmills Inn and Browns Restaurant at the Northern Ireland Tourism Awards held in Enniskillen on May 18th 2017.

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‘G & Tea’ at Blairscove House, Co Cork.

15/05/2017

May 2017: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that Blairscove House, Co Cork, in association with Liquid Curiosity, will be hosting a special afternoon tea matched with delicious gin & tonics on Sunday June 25th 2017.

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Chapter One Crowned Best Restaurant in Ireland

11/05/2017

May 2017: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce wins for Chapter One Restaurant, Gregans Castle Hotel, Viewmount House and Belleek Castle at the Irish Restaurant Awards, held in Dublin on Monday May 8th, 2017.

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Hot Press Magazine Lists Blue Book Houses in its Best of Ireland Hotels 2017

30/03/2017

March 2017: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that Marlfield House, Ghan House, Dunbrody House, The Park Hotel Kenmare and The Merrion Hotel have been listed in Hot Press Magazine’s Best of Ireland Hotels 2017.

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15 Blue Book Restaurants featured in Hot Press Magazine’s Best of Ireland Restaurants 2017

29/03/2017

March 2017: Ireland’s Blue Book is excited to announce that 15 Blue Book Restaurants have been featured in Hot Press Magazine’s Best of Ireland Restaurants 2017.

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Blue Book Houses win at the Munster Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2017

22/03/2017

March 2017: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce wins for Gregans Castle Hotel, Ballymaloe House, The Tannery, Moy House and The Park Hotel Kenmare at the Munster Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2017 which took place in Limerick on Tuesday 22nd March.

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Newforge House, Castle Leslie Estate, Ardtara House, Rathmullan House and Brown’s Restaurant & Champagne Lounge win at the Ulster Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2017

15/03/2017

March 2017: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce wins for Newforge House, Castle Leslie Estate, Ardtara House, Rathmaullan House and Brown’s Restaurant & Champagne Lounge at the Ulster Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards which took place in Fermanagh on Tuesday 14th March 2017.

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Wins for Blue Book Houses at the Leinster Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2017

02/03/2017

March 2017: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce wins for Campagne Restaurant, Mount Juliet Estate, Viewmount House, Tankardstown House, Castle Durrow, and Rathsallagh House at the Leinster Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2017 which took place on Wednesday 1st March in Kilkenny

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Blue Book Houses & Restaurants featured in the Sunday Business Post 101 Great Irish Restaurants 2017

01/03/2017

March 2017: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce a series of Blue Book Houses and Restaurants have been featured in the Sunday Business Post 101 Great Irish Restaurants 2017.

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Blue Book success at the weddingsonline Awards 2017

21/02/2017

Ireland’s Blue Book is proud to announce the success of Barberstown Castle and Rathsallagh Country House at the weddingsonline Awards 2017.

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It’s “One Fab Day” as Ireland’s Blue Book Country Houses are recognised in exclusive wedding venue list.

30/01/2017

January 2017: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that twenty-one Blue Book houses are on the list of One Fab Day’s 100 Best wedding venues of the year.

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Shannon Princess featured on Neven Maguire’s Irish Food Trails.

26/01/2017

January 2017: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that the Shannon Princess Hotel Barge is currently featuring on Neven Maguire’s ‘Irish Food Trails’ for a seven-part series on RTÉ One.

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Wins for Blue Book Houses in the 2017 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER’S CHOICE AWARDS

26/01/2017

January 2017: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that several Blue Book Houses have secured TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for 2017

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Clare Island Lighthouse Wins Prestigious International Award

14/11/2016

November 2016: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that Clare Island Lighthouse has been named Europe’s Best Costal Boutique Hotel at the World Boutique Hotel Awards which took place on November 8th 2016 in London.

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Two Triumphs at the National Hospitality Awards for Ireland’s Blue Book

11/11/2016

Ireland’s Blue Book is proudly celebrating following two wonderful & exciting awards for Hayfield Manor and Tankardstown at the National Hospitality Awards 2016 which took place in Dublin on November 7th.

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A Castle, a Manor, and a Townhouse…. Ireland’s Blue Book adds three new properties to its collection for 2017

09/11/2016

November 2016: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce the addition of three new properties to their collection of Country Houses, Historic Hotels and Restaurants for 2017. Joining the collection are Belleek Castle, Co. Mayo; Hilton Park Manor, Co. Monaghan; and The Tannery Townhouse and Restaurant, Co. Waterford.

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Rathsallagh House Awarded Best Historic Hotel Wedding Experience for 2017

27/10/2016

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that Rathsallagh House, Co. Wicklow was awarded Best Historic Hotel Wedding Experience at the 2017 Historic Hotel of Europe Awards, which took place on 23rd of October 2016 in Santorini, Greece.

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Seven Blue Book Houses Listed among Editor’s Choice in the Good Hotel Guide 2017.

17/10/2016

October 2016: Ireland’s Blue book is delighted to announce that Newforge House, Rathsallagh House, Currarevagh House, Enniscoe House, Castle Leslie Estate, Marlfield House, and Gregans Castle Hotel were included among the Editor’s Choice of Hotels in the 2017 Good Hotel Guide.

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Bushmills Inn receives 1,000 Excellent reviews on TripAdvisor

17/10/2016

October 2016: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that the Bushmills Inn, Co. Antrim has received 1,000 excellent reviews on TripAdvisor.

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Outstanding Onions at Enniscoe House

14/10/2016

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that The North Mayo Heritage Centre, at Enniscoe House, Co. Mayo was shortlisted in the 2016 National Organic Food Awards, which took place on Thursday 13th in Dublin.

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L’Ecrivain Restaurant wins Best Fine Dining Restaurant in Ireland at the Yes Chef Awards 2017

05/10/2016

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that l’Ecrivain Restaurant was the winner of Best Fine Dining Restaurant in Ireland at the Yes Chef Awards 2017 which took place in Dublin on the 4th of October 2016.

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WINS FOR MOUNT JULIET ESTATE, HAYFIELD MANOR, CASTLE LESLIE ESTATE AND GREGANS CASTLE AT THE HOTEL AND CATERING GOLD MEDAL AWARDS 2016

29/09/2016

Kilkenny, Tuesday 27th September 2016; Irelands Blue Book is delighted to announce wins for Mount Juliet Estate, Hayfield Manor, Castle Leslie Estate and Gregans Castle at the Hotel and Catering Gold Medal Awards 2016 which took place in Kilkenny on the 27th of September.

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Wins for Viewmount House and Marlfield House at the 2017 Georgina Campbell Awards.

22/09/2016

September 2016: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce wins for Viewmount House and The Duck Restaurant at Marlfield House at the 2017 Georgina Campbell Awards which took place on 21st September 2016 in Dublin.

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