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Press Releases From Blue Book Houses

THE BUSHMILLS INN NAMED WINNER IN 2017 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLERS’ CHOICE AWARDS FOR THE TOP 25 UK HOTELS

09/02/2017

The Bushmills Inn has announced that it has been recognised, for the 2nd year in a row, as one of the top 25 UK Hotels in the 2017 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards, the only Hotel in Northern Ireland to be listed 2 years running.

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Castle Leslie Estate Honoured as a Top Performing Hotel as Reviewed by Travellers on the World’s Largest Travel Site

31/01/2017

Castle Leslie Estate announced that it has been recognised as a winner in three categories in the 2017 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards. They scooped the awards for one of the Top 25 Hotels in Ireland, Top 25 Hotels for Romance in Ireland and Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Ireland.

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THE BUSHMILLS INN ARE NAMED THE BEST BOUTIQUE GOLF HOTEL IN IRELAND

20/01/2017

The Bushmills Inn are delighted to have been named the Best Boutique Golf Hotel in Ireland in the 2017 Golfers Guide to Ireland Awards. The results were announced last night at a function held in Carton House Hotel, Co Kildare, which was attended by over 100 golf club and golf sector interests.

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CELEBRATE BURNS NIGHT IN THE GRANDEUR OF ARDTARA

17/01/2017

Transport yourself to the era of one of Scotland’s most loved poets Robert Burns and join in the annual celebration of his life at Ardtara Country House Hotel on Friday 27 January.

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NEW HEAD CHEF FOR BRABAZON RESTAURANT

17/01/2017

The New Year heralds changes for everyone and we are no different here in Tankardstown as we bid a fond farewell to Rob Krawczyk and wish him the very best of luck in his future endeavours. During the entire time that Rob was with us, right by his side in the kitchen, beavering away unassumingly, was Chef Adrian Cassidy, Brabazon’ s New Head Chef.

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Bushmills Inn Wins Commitment to Local Food (Hotel) Award

23/11/2016

The Bushmills Inn is celebrating after being crowned the winner of this year's Hospitality Ulster's Pub of the Year Commitment to Local Food (Hotel) Award, in partnership with Food NI/Taste of Ulster.

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Lots of Treats This Halloween at Hayfield Manor

19/10/2016

Why not plan a family break away this October with the little ones and enjoy a relaxing and exciting Halloween getaway at Hayfield Manor. There are lots of treats in store for both adults and kids to ensure that everyone is entertained during a fantastic trip to Cork.

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Castello Banfi Dinner at Brabazon Restaurant

19/10/2016

Tankardstown, in association with Febvre Wines, presented guests with a unique evening of fine wine and dining at the recent ‘Castello Banfi Dinner’ held in Brabazon Restaurant. Guests enjoyed a Tuscan influenced menu designed by Chef Rob Krawczyk, which was paired with fine wines from the Castello Banfi Vineyard. The exquisite and extensive array of Castello Banfi wines on the night were sponsored by Febvre Wines.

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Halloween Fun at Killarney Royal

19/10/2016

Killarney Royal is the perfect place to enjoy a family break away this Halloween. There is plenty of fun and relaxation in the beautiful Killarney with lots of attractions and activities on offer for all the family to enjoy.

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Taste of the Estate Dinner at Tankardstown

03/08/2016

On Thursday evening, 21st July, Tankardstown held its successful ‘Taste of the Estate Dinner’ as part of the Boyne Valley Food Series 2016.

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Introducing Hayfield Manor’s Detox Afternoon Tea

01/07/2016

Hayfield Manor have created a delicious and healthy Detox Afternoon Tea which is the perfect dining option should you wish to maintain your clean-eating spell!

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North Mayo Heritage Centre at Enniscoe House traces Vice President Joe Biden’s Roots to Garden Street in Ballina, Co. Mayo.

24/06/2016

On the eve of the visit of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden to Ireland, the North Mayo Heritage Centre is delighted to announce that it has traced the origins of the Vice President’s maternal lineage, that of the Blewitts of Co. Mayo, to the area of Garden Street in Ballina.

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The Victorian Treatment Rooms at Castle Leslie Estate Introduce Touch Therapy Treatments.

22/06/2016

The Victorian Treatment Rooms at Castle Leslie Estate is proud to announce they are now offering Touch Therapy Treatments. Touch Therapy is a thoughtful and innovative series of nurturing spa treatments for anyone who has undergone or is undergoing cancer treatments.

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The Bushmills Inn Named as Winner of Customer Service Excellence Award at the Northern Ireland Tourism Awards

22/06/2016

The Bushmills Inn are thrilled to have been named as the winner of the Customer Service Excellence Award at this year’s Northern Ireland Tourism Awards. Taking place at St Columb’s Hall, Derry, the glittering awards ceremony recognises the outstanding achievements within the Northern Ireland Tourism Industry.

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MAKE IT A SPECIAL FATHER’S DAY AND SUPPORT MEN’S CANCER ALLIANCE WITH Buffalo Burgers & Beer at Hayfield Manor

09/05/2016

Forget the dreaded novelty gifts this Father’s Day and treat the first man in your life to a truly memorable experience at Hayfield Manor. Surprise Dad with a delicious lunch with a difference this Father’s Day while supporting Hayfield Manor’s latest charity initiative, which will be launched this Father’s Day, 19th June.

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Summer in the City at Hayfield Manor

26/04/2016

Come and stay at Hayfield Manor and dip your toes into the Wild Atlantic Way experience.

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New to Mount Juliet for 2016

31/03/2016

Mount Juliet is Ireland's leading country estate and one of the most luxurious Hotels in Kilkenny. We pride ourselves on our family culture, whilst maintaining our 5 star service and hospitality for which Mount Juliet is internationally renowned.

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5* HAYFIELD MANOR, CORK CELEBRATES IT’S 20TH YEAR

03/03/2016

In March 1996, Hayfield Manor opened its doors as Cork city’s first 5 star hotel, and from that day to this, the Scally family and their outstanding team have embraced and enjoyed the challenge of running Cork’s premier hotel. They have had the honour of welcoming dignitaries and celebrities from across the globe; however, it is the core following of loyal guests, who have supported Hayfield Manor over the years, that they especially look forward to welcoming back.

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Dunbrody Country House Hotel is named best Luxury Country House Hotel in the World

17/02/2016

Dunbrody Country House Hotel in Co. Wexford has been voted the world's number one Luxury Country House Hotel by the online travel bible, Luxury Travel Guide. Owned and operated by husband and wife team, Kevin and Catherine Dundon, Dunbrody Country House Hotel has scooped this international accolade for its "authentic charm, relaxed ambience and top class dining experience".

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5* HAYFIELD MANOR, CORK LAUNCHES NEW “AFTERNOON TEA EXPERIENCE”

16/02/2016

The team at Hayfield Manor is delighted to introduce their new Hayfield Manor White-Glove Afternoon Tea Experience, which will be hosted 7 days a week within the beautiful surrounds of Orchids Restaurant, accompanied by light musical entertainment.

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THE BUSHMILLS INN NAMED WINNER IN 2016 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLERS’ CHOICE AWARDS FOR HOTELS

02/02/2016

The Bushmills Inn has announced that it has been recognised as one of the winners in the UK category of the 2016 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice™ awards for Hotels, ranking 12th in their list. For the 14th year, TripAdvisor has highlighted the world’s top properties based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from travellers around the globe. The hallmarks of Travellers’ Choice winners are remarkable service, quality and value.

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Castle Durrow celebrates its 300th birthday

27/01/2016

This year marks the 300 year Birthday of Castle Durrow, one of the finest and most luxurious country mansions in the heart of Ireland. To mark this very special occasion Castle Durrow will be hosting many events throughout the year to celebrate. Kicking off the festivities and to welcome the start of summer (fingers crossed!) we will be hosting a lavish garden party filled with entertainment, great food and market stalls… fun for all the family.

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CASTLE LESLIE ESTATE EARNS 2016 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER’S CHOICE AWARD

26/01/2016

Castle Leslie Estate announced that it has been recognised as a winner in the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Ireland category of the 2016 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice™ awards for Hotels. For the 14th year, TripAdvisor has highlighted the world’s top properties based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from travellers around the globe. These accolades, which honour hospitality excellence, are given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor. Only the top-performing 10 per cent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

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Pancake Tuesday Charity Afternoon Tea at Hayfield Manor

21/01/2016

This Pancake Tuesday, 9th February, Hayfield Manor will be hosting a white glove service Afternoon Tea event in support of Cork Simon Community.

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Celebrate Easter in style at 5* Hayfield Manor, Cork.

21/01/2016

Couples are invited to enjoy a two-night Easter Break including chocolates and sparkles on arrival, breakfast daily and dinner for two in Orchids, Hayfield’s signature restaurant or Perrotts Garden Bistro on one evening. Also, those staying over Easter Weekend can partake in the popular Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday.

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