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Ireland's Ancient East

Ireland's Ancient East packages at Ireland's Blue Book Houses & Restaurants 

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Aherne's Townhouse & Restaurant, Co. Cork

Bed & Full Irish Breakfast

Description: This room rate includes " One of the best breakfast's in Ireland " - according to The Guardian Newspaper. Enjoy freshly squeezed orange juice, home made fresh fruit salad & poached pears. Choose from a full Irish breakfast or fresh fish of the day cooked to order.  Ireland's Blue Book Vouchers are very welcome.

Valid From: 01.04.2012 To: 31.12.2017

From: €120 Based on 2 people sharing (85 euro for a single)

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Tankardstown House, Co. Meath

Sláinte St. Patrick!

Description: It was on the Hill of Slane just down the road from Tankardstown, St Patrick lite the Paschal Fire in defiance of the pagan Kings at Tara. Visit this sacred place around St Patrick’s Day and work up a thirst for a complimentry Irish Coffee to toast our Patron Saint whilst relaxing by one of our own Tankardstown Fires.  Included:  Luxurious Main House Heritage bedroom accommodation and breakfast, Dinner in Brabazon Restaurant and a nice warming Irish Coffee.

Valid From: 17.03.2017 To: 20.03.2017

From: €195.00 per person

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Dunbrody House , Co. Wexford

Shake your Shamrock fr €275pps

Description: Shake your Shamrocks this St Patricks Weekend at Dunbrody House .  Enjoy two nights' accommodation with Dinner from our Seasonal Menu on one evening and on St Patrick's Day we'll have complimentary shamrock for all our guests and of course Ireland's only beach parade in Duncannon village and beach to enjoy.  Explore so much of Irelands Ancient East right here on our doorstep - the Duncannon Fort, Tintern Abbey, Dunbrody Famineship, Hook Lighthouse.... Family accommodation also available - please call 051 389600 with specific requirements or email us on  info@dunbrodyhouse.com

Valid From: 15.03.2017 To: 23.03.2017

From: €275 FROM €275 pps

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Castle Durrow Country House Hotel, Co. Laois

Two Night April Specials

Description: Escape to one of “Irelands Hidden Gems” for a well deserved break Two nights luxurious accommodation for 2, fabulous 4 course evening meal on night of your choice and hearty full Irish breakfast each morning.  Included in this offer is a Comprehensive Tour of our Gardens with our Head Gardner, daily at 11.30am. Avail of a Complimentary Discount Card for Kildare Village Available: April 5th & 6th, 12th & 13th or 19th & 20th.

Valid From: 01.04.2017 To: 30.04.2017

From: €330 Total Stay

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Tankardstown House, Co. Meath

The Entire Tankardstown Experience

Description: Tankardstown welcomes you to ‘double the enjoyment’ during your two day midweek break in the beautiful Boyne Valley. Arrive to a welcome bottle of Prosecco in your bedroom, to be sipped at your leisure during your stay with us.  Meander to the lower courtyard for  Afternoon Tea for Two , hopefully in the afternoon sunshine. Browse, the Tankardstown map and explore a little through the woodland walk, or simply kick back and relax a while. Dinner in award winning   Brabazon Restaurant  will be the real treat on the evening of your choice during your stay with us.  Sleep well in one of our beautifully appointed courtyard cottage suites, with only trickling fountains to disturb, awaken with a quick dip in the hot tub before a hearty breakfast to set you up for the day, served in the Cellar Restaurant. Definitely, worthy of leaving Tankardstown, if only for a little while is the short drive to the amazing world heritage site of  Newgrange  and lose your self in the wonder of this magnificent place.  Return to a deep cleansing facial, or neck, shoulder & back massage in our quaint beauty cottage,  The Hideout , to be rejuvenated since travelling back 5,000 years. A delicious informal lunch is available to you in  Brabazon Restaurant  along with a nice refreshing glass of wine with our compliments. We hope you enjoy your experience with us.

Valid From: 13.01.2016 To: 30.04.2017

From: €320 per person

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Ballymaloe House, Co. Cork

Hello Spring – Friday One Night Wonder

Description: Welcome spring by making Ballymaloe House your home for the night of Friday 31st March and indulge in our world famous Friday night Ballymaloe Buffet and B&B at the very special rate from €165 per person sharing (only available online). Offer Subject to availability. Advance reservation is essential. For more information call 021 4652531 or email res@ballymaloe.ie

Valid From: 31.03.2017 To: 01.04.2017

From: €150.00 From only

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Aherne's Townhouse & Restaurant, Co. Cork

2 night stay with delicious Tasting Menu

Description: Chef David has designed a tasting menu bringing together the sense of tradition and history that is so important in Ahernes. Including the finest fish from the day's catch in Youghal harbour, locally reared beef and lamb, seasonal vegetables, local artisan produce and a delicious array of home baked goods. 2 nights bed & breakfast including the delicious 8 course tasting menu on one night from €190pps. All offers are subject to availability. Sample Tasting Menu Mussels in Garlic Butter served with Guinness * Castletownbere Scallop with Avocado & Chilli Dressing Prosecco Il Cartigiano * Grilled Fillet of Hake (Kevin Murphy) with Provencal Sauce  Sauvignon Blanc (Bordeaux) (Noemie Vernaux) 2009 * Parmesan & Roast Vegetable Risotto Pinot Grigio (Italy) 2010 * Organic Green Salad * Surf & Turf (Chargrilled Fillet Steak & Helvic Head Prawns) Sangiovese (Italy) 2010 * Farmhouse Cheese Warre’s 2001 Late Bottled Vintage Port * Selection of Homemade Ice Creams * Espresso or Mint Infusion

Valid From: 17.01.2014 To: 17.12.2017

From: €380 total stay

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Aherne's Townhouse & Restaurant, Co. Cork

Journey through 600 years of stories at Cork’s Newest Visitor Attraction

Description: Journey through 600 years of stories – of pain, tragedy, rebellion, but also of  love and friendship in Youghal Clock Gate Tower – Cork’s Newest Visitor Attraction for 2017! Offer includes Two nights Bed and Breakfast  One evening meal(Table D'hote 3 course Menu) on the evening of your choice. Offer available 7 days a week subject to availability A complimentary tour of Youghal Clock Gate Tower  Ireland's Blue Book Vouchers accpeted.   

Valid From: 09.02.2016 To: 31.12.2017

From: €290 total stay

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Barberstown Castle, Co. Kildare

4 Nights, 5000 years of history

Description: With Four Nights Accommodation and Breakfast, Enjoy the History, Mystery and Excitement of becoming a resident of one of Irelands’ most historic Castles. Previously owned by Eric Clapton, the Castle has played host to many famous and infamous guests over the ages. When you explore Ireland’s Ancient East, you wander through 5,000 years of history. In these lush, green lands, tales of feuding dynasties hide behind crumbling Gothic architecture; ghostly tombs predate the pyramids; and knights, kings, monks and Vikings loom large in incredible stories. It is time for you to become part of this exclusive and unique history! Make this Castle your home from home, using the Castle’s ideal location as a base from which to explore the best of all that Dublin and Ireland’s Ancient East has to offer. Discover anicent Ireland with four nights bed and breakfast at your unique Castle.

Valid From: 02.03.2016 To: 30.09.2017

From: €162.50 Per night (maximum 2 adults sharing)

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Barberstown Castle, Co. Kildare

5 Night Adventure in Irelands Ancient East

Description: Wander through 5000 years of history and create memories to last a lifetime.  Barberstown Castle is the ideal base from which to begin an immersive journey to discover Ireland's Ancient East.  Checking in is easy, but with Five Nights Accommodation at this Historic Castle you will find it difficult to leave!  The suggested itinerary will ensure you experience the best that Ireland's Ancient East has to offer and all within a short driving distance.  The recommended highlights include: Dublin , just 25 minutes from the Castle Newgrange, a Stone Age monumentconstructed over 5,000 years ago (about 3,200 B.C.) during the Neolithic period, which makes it older than Stonehenge and Great Pyramids of Giza. Castletown House  is Ireland's largest and earliest Palladian style house, we provide complimentary admission for 2 adults. Rock of Cashel, One of Ireland's most famous attractions Kilkenny Castle ,open for public tours and over 800 years old this Castle is a "must see" Glendalough  is home to one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland, a part of our Sacred Ireland. Make Barberstown Castle your home from home whilst discovering Ireland's Ancient East!

Valid From: 01.03.2016 To: 30.10.2017

From: €154 Per night (maximum 2 adults sharing)

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Castle Durrow Country House Hotel, Co. Laois

Irelands Ancient East

Description: Castle Durrow, located on Ireland's  Ancient East route is a 300 year old casteley Mansion steeped in old Irish history.  Our fabulous offer of a One Night Stay midweek, with Breakfast and Dinner in our award winning restaurant and a Garden Tour in the morning, is yours for €220 for two guests staying in one of our Oriental or Castle Yard rooms. We are in the green heart of Durrow, site of Ireland's Scarecrow Festival, Bob's Irish Music Bar and Ancient St Fintan's Well. A day tour from the Castle will bring you to monasteries in Aghaboe & Timahoe, carefully restored pieces of ancient Irish Monastic History, going back as far as the twelfth century. You can visit the fortress of The Rock of Dunamase, part of the dowry of Aoife, daughter of the king of Leinster, when she marries to Strongbow in the times that Ireland was full of warriors. EMO House, bequeathed to the Irish Government, this Gandon Designed Palatial Home now offers tours by the OPW. Visit the workhouse museum in Donaghmore and become a part of Irish History that should never be forgotten. Stay with us and be part of this ancient history. Stay with us and learn about Castle Durrow's  History , one of Ireland's greatest big houses!  

Valid From: 01.07.2016 To: 31.03.2017

From: €220 Total Stay

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Ballymaloe House, Co. Cork

The Jameson Whiskey Ballymaloe Experience

Description: Join us and enjoy the world famous Jameson Whiskey at its best. Arrive into Ballymaloe to a Midleton Very Rare in our Drawing room by the fire. Savour a delicious dinner in the dining room followed by an Irish coffee night cap. After breakfast, visit the Jameson Distillery in neighbouring town of Midleton to find out how Irish whiskey has been made from the beginning to now.

Valid From: 01.11.2016 To: 30.04.2017

From: €220.00 per person

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Ballymaloe House, Co. Cork

Plant your own Sessile Oak Tree at Ballymaloe House

Description: This package celebrates Ballymaloe House being part of Failte Ireland's newly launched  Ireland's Ancient East  tourism initiative.  Ballymaloe House is built onto an historic Norman keep and the house itself is steeped in history.   Make Ballymaloe House your home for two nights and explore local sights and local places of interest. Enjoy short country strolls within the 300 acres of Ballymaloe farmland or explore the famous Ballycotton cliff walk nearby in the picturesque fishing village.   During your stay, join our head gardener and plant a Sessile Oak tree in a specially allocated plot within the Ballymaloe estate.  Your tree will be carefully recorded in a tree ledger and you will be presented with a certificate recording the number and location of your tree. Future visitors to Ballymaloe House will enjoy your tree for ever more and hopefully the future generations of your own family will continue to visit your tree for years to come.  This package includes the tree planting ceremony, two nights with dinner on one evening of your choice in the famous Yeats room restaurant and enjoy the famous country house breakfast served both mornings. Dinner reservations are essential.

Valid From: 08.11.2016 To: 30.04.2017

From: €€300.00 per person

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