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Blue Book Press Releases

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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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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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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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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Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud crowned Restaurant of the Year at FOOD&WINE Magazine Restaurant of the Year Awards 2016

30/08/2016

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce wins for Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, Lady Helen Restaurant at Mount Juliet Estate, Gary O’Hanlon of Viewmount House and the Bowe Family of Marlfield House at the FOOD&WINE Magazine Restaurant of the Year Awards 2016 which took place in Dublin on the 28th of August.

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Longford Chef crowned Best Chef in Leinster at the FOOD&WINE Magazine Restaurant of the Year Awards 2016

29/08/2016

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that Gary O’Hanlon of Viewmount House has been crowned Best Chef Leinster at the FOOD&WINE Magazine Restaurant of the Year Awards 2016 which took place on the 28th of August in Dublin.

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Ireland’s Blue Book Instagram Competition 2016

10/08/2016

For your chance to win, share your most precious #BlueBook2016 memory on Instagram with Ireland’s Blue Book…

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Kevin Thornton Masterclass

08/08/2016

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that chef Kevin Thornton will be hosting a culinary Masterclass at his restaurant Thornton's in Dublin on Saturday 17th September 2016.

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French Flavours at Ardtara House

03/08/2016

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that Ardtara House will be hosting a French Wine Night on Friday August 19th 2016.

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Coolmore Manor Nominated for World Boutique Hotel Awards

25/07/2016

Ireland's Blue Book is delighted to announce that Coolmore Manor, Co. Donegal has been nominated for two World Boutique Hotel Awards.

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Seven Blue Book Houses mark their place on Bord Bia’s map of Irish Food Champions!

22/07/2016

July 2016: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that several Blue Book properties are among the list of Bord Bia’s inspired map of Irish Food Champions written by The Irish Times.

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Ballymaloe Garden Festival

19/07/2016

July 2016: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that the ‘Ballymaloe Garden Festival’ will be held on the 3rd and 4th of September 2016, in the Walled Gardens at Ballymaloe House, Midleton, Shanagarry, Co. Cork.

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Ireland’s Blue Book will be running an Instagram competition at the Dublin Horse Show 2016!

18/07/2016

Ireland’s Blue Book is thrilled to announce that we will be returning to this year’s Dublin Horse Show, taking place in the RDS from the 20th to the 24th of July. We are very excited to announce that we will be running an Instagram competition at this year’s show!

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Nautical Renovations at Coastal Property-King Sitric Completes Refurbishment Project

05/07/2016

Dublin, July 2016: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that the King Sitric, Howth has completed a major refurbishment of their bedrooms.

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Currarevagh House is one of the Best Hotels for Fishing according to The Independent Newspaper in the UK

04/07/2016

July 2016: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that Currarevagh House has been listed among 10 of the Best Hotels for Fishing in the UK and Ireland by The Independent UK.

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Theatre on the Lawn at Rathmullan House

28/06/2016

June 2016: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that The Chapterhouse Theatre Company returns this Summer to perform Wuthering Heights and The Railway Children at Rathmullan House, Co. Donegal

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Form 16 Silent Expression Exhibition at Ballymaloe House

10/06/2016

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that the outdoor sculptural trail / exhibition FORM16 Silent Expression is taking place at Ballymaloe House, Co. Cork from 21st June to 31st August 2016.

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Gregans Castle Hotel wins Best Hotel Restaurant at the Irish Restaurant Awards 2016

20/05/2016

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce wins for Gregans Castle Hotel, Mount Juliet, Browns Restaurant & Champagne Lounge, Tankardstown House and Restaurant Forty-One at the Irish Restaurant Awards, held in Dublin on Monday May 16th 2016.

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Botanical Painting at Longueville House

11/04/2016

March 2016: Irelands Blue Book is delighted to announce that a residential introductory course in botanical watercolour painting with Patricia Jorgensen will take place at Longueville House, Co. Cork on 12th & 13th May 2016.

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