Ireland's Blue Book Blog


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

Things to do and places to see around Ireland in March

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5 Escapes for the St Patrick's Long Weekend

These bank holiday breaks are sure to put a spring in your step...

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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


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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.


The Library at Castle Leslie Estate

Castle Leslie Estate is one of the last great Irish castle estates still in the hands of its founding family, and houses a library that consists of about 2000 volumes built up over time from books acquired by (as well as works written by) the Bishop and the generations of Leslies who came after him.


12 Indulgent Spas

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

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5 Things to do for your Country Spring Escape

Spring is in the air so it's time to plan a country escape.

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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

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Rooms With a View

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


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.


On the Grapevine….

Upcoming wine events in Ireland’s Blue Book Houses


Soak up the Suds

Relax, unwind and float effortlessly in a calming and serene state, with these 5 Blissful Bathtubs from Ireland’s Blue Book.

Wild Atlantic Way

Getting around on the Greenways

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


Explore the Exceptional - Unusual Bedroom Names

Unique names for bedrooms, suites and cottages of Blue Book houses

Food and Drink

Ballymaloe's Sticky Toffee Pudding

A delicious Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe from Ballymaloe House


8 Most Romantic Spa Treatments for Two

Planning something romantic for Valentine’s? Treat someone special to these treatments for two… Some things are better together.


Romance in a Castle

Romance in a Castle Create memories to treasure at one of Ireland’s Blue Book Romantic Castle


A Night at the Movies - 3 Hotels with their Own Cinema

Did you know that some Blue Book hotels and country houses have their very own cinemas? Indulge in the most luxurious cinematic experience, and curl up with some popcorn, (or perhaps a glass of wine) and enjoy an intimate screening of your favourite movie in one of these boutique cinemas.

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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.

Food and Drink

Irish Lamb Navarin from Virginia Park Lodge

A fantastic warming recipe from Virginia Park Lodge - Irish Lamb Navarin

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13 Leading Ladies Behind Ireland’s Blue Book

Proprietors, CEOs, Managers, Chefs, Founders. Allow us to introduce you to a list of incredible women that make has brought Ireland’s Blue Book through 40 years…

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Sweet Suite Luxury at Wineport Lodge, Athlone

After undergoing an extensive refurbishment, the Champagne Suite can now be called one of the premier hideaways in the country.


5 Fabulous Facials with Ireland’s Blue Book

We’d like to share with you some revitalising facials available at Blue Book spas and treatment rooms.


10 Delicious Pancake Recipes

Sweet and Savoury Pancake Ideas From Some of the Blue Book Houses

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