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Looking Forward to... May with Ireland's Blue Book

Things to do and places to see around Ireland this May

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The Blue Book’s Summer Bucket List

Why not make this Summer your most memorable yet… Here at Ireland’s Blue Book, we have created THE Summer Bucket list to go by. Making sure your lovely Blue Book memories stay with you, this list will ensure that this summer will be your most memorable yet!

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Exploring Northern Ireland – 7 Tips for an unforgettable trip

Top tips for planning the perfect trip to Northern Ireland

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Follow your Heart to Ireland's Hidden Heartlands

Follow your Heart to Ireland's Hidden Heartlands - 8 Things to do and 3 Places to Stay

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Rooms With a View

What could be better than waking up to one of these spectacular views...

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7 Perfect Places to Picnic this Summer with Ireland’s Blue Book

With summer in full swing, why not make the most of this glorious sunshine… Pack up your baskets and dust off those blankets and visit some of these picturesque places for the perfect picnic spot!


A Berry Special Festival…

This summer, Castle Grove Country House hosts their 2nd Annual Strawberry Festival

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Fresh Air, Facials and Cookery Classes at Dunbrody Country House Hotel

Escape to Dunbrody Country House Hotel in County Wexford for a Wellness Weekend

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10 Great Places to Dine Alfresco in Ireland

The best part about the sunny weather, is the opportunity for outdoor dining.

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Our 5 Favourite Things to do in Donegal

County Donegal is home to some of its most stunningly sublime scenery and beautiful beaches. It was even voted the coolest place on the planet in 2017 by the National Geographic Traveler

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A Labour of Love….The Moy House Farm

Did you know that Moy House has its own farm and is nearly self-sufficient in its produce?


Experience the ‘Celestial Vault’ at Liss Ard Estate

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.

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The Townhouse Suite at No.1 Pery Square, Limerick

Located on the top floor of No.1 is the Townhouse Suite, a generous and stylish suite complete with sweeping views of the city and the mountains of Clare, its own bar & dining area, comfy sofas and a large screen on which to watch all the latest movies.


Wild Garlic Pesto from Currarevagh House

Recipe for Wild Garlic Pesto from Currarevagh House

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12 Great Ways to Use Your Voucher from Ireland’s Blue Book

The Blue Book contains beautiful country houses, hotels and restaurants all across Ireland, many set in idyllic scenic surroundings in some of the more rugged and isolated parts of this beautiful island.

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8 Famous Festivals in Galway

Though primarily known as the ‘city of the tribes’, Galway is renowned for its many festivals. Neatly tucked between the Galway Film Fleadh, an international film festival and the Galway Races Festival, sits the Galway Arts Festival one of the biggest events on the Irish arts calendar. Just when you think it’s all over, in September the Galway International Oyster Festival steps up with plenty of music, dancing, talks and exhibitions.


Suite Dreams with Ireland's Blue Book

Suite Dreams - Beautiful Blue Book Bedrooms

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10 Reasons to add Ireland to your Travel Bucket List

10 Unmissable things to see do and experience around Ireland

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Getting around on the Greenways

Things to do and places to see along Ireland's Greenways

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Luxury Shepherd Huts at Virginia Park Lodge

Stay somewhere different in one of the luxurious shepherd huts at Virginia Park Lodge in Cavan


Jane Austen’s ‘Sense & Sensibility’ comes to Hilton Park

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that Hilton Park, Co. Monaghan will be hosting a performance of Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility in an Open-Air Theatre in their gardens on Sunday 1st July 2018.


Carpaccio of Wild Salmon with Wild Garlic Beurre Blanc

Carpaccio of Wild Salmon with Wild Garlic Beurre Blanc Recipe from Hilton Park Hotel

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Dining in Dublin

For those of you seeking a truly memorable dining experience, why not visit one of Dublin’s top restaurants. Whether it’s for a celebration, a quiet business meeting or simply a chance to indulge in great food, these five luxurious venues provide the perfect setting.


12 Indulgent Spas

Relax, Renew and Rerevitalise at these indulgent spas of Ireland's Blue Book


A Night At The Movies....

Did you know that the Bushmills Inn has its own cinema? Why not do something a little bit different and enjoy small, intimate screenings of some of your favourite films in this exclusive boutique cinema. Package includes a 2-course dinner in the award-winning restaurant, and of course, popcorn.

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