Blue Book Press Releases

Wins for Blue Book Houses & Restaurants at the Yes Chef Awards 2018

10/10/2018

October 2018: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce wins for Tankardstown House, Hayfield Manor, Belleek Castle, Castle Leslie Estate and L’Ecrivain Restaurant at the Yes Chef Awards which took place in Sligo on the 9th of October 2018.

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Wins for Castle Leslie Estate, Marlfield House Ice House and Park Hotel Kenmare at the Hotel & Catering Gold Medal Awards 2018

01/10/2018

Kilkenny, Tuesday 25th September 2018; Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce wins for Castle Leslie Estate, Marlfield House, the Ice House and Park Hotel Kenmare at the Hotel & Catering Gold Medal Awards 2018 which took place in Kilkenny on the 25th of September.

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Athlone-Based Luxury Hotel Barge featured in Wall Street Journal – USA’s Largest Publication

28/09/2018

September 2018: Luxury Barge Hotel, the Shannon Princess has been featured in the Wall Street Journal’s recent article on luxury barge cruises around Europe. The Wall Street Journal is the USA’s largest publication, with a circulation of approximately 2.277 million.

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WINS FOR PARK HOTEL KENMARE, THE MUSTARD SEED & BELLEEK CASTLE AT THE 2019 GEORGINA CAMPBELL AWARDS.

26/09/2018

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce wins for the Park Hotel Kenmare, Co. Kerry, The Mustard Seed, Co. Limerick & Belleek Castle, Co. Mayo at the 2019 Georgina Campbell Awards which took place in Dublin on 25th September 2018.

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Top US Blogger “Postcards to Seattle” explores the Island of Ireland

25/09/2018

This September, adventure travel blogger and photographer, Marissa Pedersen has spent time visiting the west and north of the island of Ireland.

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Blue Book Winners at the FOOD&WINE Magazine Restaurant of the Year Awards 2018

10/09/2018

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce wins for Campagne Restaurant, Chapter One, Wineport Lodge, Ballymaloe House, and l’Ecrivain at the FOOD&WINE Magazine Restaurant of the Year Awards 2018 which took place in Dublin on the 9th of September 2018

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Irish Chef Wins Major UK Award

11/07/2018

July 2018: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that Richard Corrigan, of Virginia Park Lodge and the Corrigan collection has been awarded Independent Restaurateur of the Year at the 2018 Catey Awards, which took place on Tuesday 3rd of July in London.

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Ballymaloe House Announces the Death of Founder, Myrtle Allen

13/06/2018

13th June 2018: The Allen Family announces with great sadness that Myrtle Allen, founder of Ballymaloe House and a founding member of Ireland’s Blue Book, died on Wednesday 13th June. After a short battle with Pneumonia, 94-year-old Myrtle passed away in the company of her loving family at Cork University Hospital.

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The Bushmills Inn Celebrate Being Named ‘NI’s Best Hotel Stay 2018’

06/06/2018

The Bushmills Inn are celebrating being named ‘Northern Ireland’s Best Hotel Stay 2018’ in this year’s Northern Ireland Tourism Awards which have showcased the very best in local tourism for the fortieth time - at the venue where they first began.

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Blue Book Country Houses win at Irish Restaurant Awards 2018

21/05/2018

May 2018: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce wins for Park Hotel Kenmare, The Mustard Seed, and Newforge House at the 2018 Irish Restaurant Awards, held in Dublin on Monday May 14th

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Wins for Derry Clarke of L’Ecrivain, Bushmills Inn, Glenlo Abbey and Ballymaloe House at the Good Eating Guide Awards 2018

17/04/2018

April 2018: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce wins for Derry Clarke of L’Ecrivain, Bushmills Inn, Glenlo Abbey and Ballymaloe House at the Good Eating Guide Awards 2018 which took place on Monday 16th April in Dublin.

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Seven Blue Book Houses win at Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards 2018

23/03/2018

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce wins for Gregans Castle, Longueville House, Currarevagh House Aherne’s Townhouse, Ghan House, Carrig House and Hayfield Manor at the Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards 2018 which took place in Dublin on March 22nd 2018.

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Blue Book Houses & Restaurants featured in Hot Press Magazine’s Best of Ireland 2018

16/03/2018

March 2018: Ireland’s Blue Book is excited to announce 14 Blue Book Houses and Restaurants have been featured in Hot Press Magazine’s Best of Ireland 200+ Best Places to Eat

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Hot Press Magazine Lists Blue Book houses in its 'Best Stays' 2018

16/03/2018

March 2018: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that Marlfield House, Ghan House, Dunbrody House, The Park Hotel Kenmare, Virginia Park Lodge, Wineport Lodge, The Merrion Hotel and Ballymaloe House have been listed in Hot Press Magazine’s Best of Ireland Stays 2018.

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Blue Book Houses & Restaurants featured in the Sunday Business Post 101 Great Irish Restaurants 2018

05/03/2018

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce a series of Blue Book Houses and Restaurants have been featured in the Sunday Business Post 101 Great Irish Restaurants 2018.

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Blue Book Houses & Restaurants listed in McKennas’ Guide ‘Ireland’s Best 100 Restaurants’ 2018

05/02/2018

February 2018: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that multiple Blue Book Houses and Restaurants have been listed in the McKennas’ Guide ‘Ireland’s Best 100 Restaurants’ 2018 which featured in the Sunday Times.

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Wins for Blue Book Houses in the 2018 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER’S CHOICE AWARDS

05/02/2018

February 2018: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that several Blue Book Houses have secured TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for 2018, in the categories of Top Hotels, Top Small Hotels, Top Romantic Hotels, Top Hotels for Service, and Top Luxury Hotels.

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Blue Book Houses Commended at the Golfers Guide to Ireland Awards 2018

16/01/2018

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce wins for Glenlo Abbey, The Wineport Lodge and Mount Juliet Estate at the 2018 Golfers Guide to Ireland Awards which took place on Monday January 15th in Dublin

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A Hunting Lodge with 12 Woodland Huts; 2 Georgian Houses; & an 18th Century Abbey are new to Ireland’s Blue Book for 2018.

21/11/2017

November 2017: Ireland’s Blue book is delighted to announce the addition of four new properties to its collection of country houses, hotels and restaurants for 2018. Included this year is Castle Grove Country House, Co. Donegal; Glenlo Abbey, Galway; Virginia Park Lodge, Co. Cavan; and the private rental property, Killadangan House, Co. Mayo.

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Donegal Hotelier Enters Hall of Fame Award

15/11/2017

November 2017: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that Mary Sweeney of Castle Grove Country House, Co Donegal received the Hall of Fame Award at the Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce Awards 2017.

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Ireland’s Blue Book Launches Video of Ireland’s Most Romantic Hotels

12/10/2017

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that it has launched the first of a series of videos on Ireland’s most romantic and luxurious Country Houses, Hotels and Restaurants.

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British Guide names Longford Country House ‘Irish Hotel of the Year 2018’

12/10/2017

October 2017: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that Viewmount House, Co Longford has been named Irish Hotel of the Year at the 2018 Good Hotel Guide César Awards which took place in London on 9th October 2017.

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Ardtara House crowned Romantic Hotel of the Year at Northern Ireland Hospitality Awards 2017

28/09/2017

September 2017: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that Ardtara House, Co.Derry/Londonderry was been named Romantic Hotel of the Year at the Northern Ireland Hospitality awards 2017 which took place on 25th September in Belfast.

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Wins for Castle leslie Estate, Marlfield House and Mount Juliet Estate at The Hotel and Catering Gold Medal Awards 2017

27/09/2017

Kilkenny, Tuesday 26th September 2017; Ireland's Blue Book is delighted to announce wins for Castle Leslie Estate, Marlfield House and Mount Juliet Estate, at the Hotel and Catering Gold Medal Awards 2017 which took place in Kilkenny on the 26th of September.

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Blue Book Restaurants Win Ultimate Titles at the FOOD&WINE Magazine Restaurant of the Year Awards 2017

28/08/2017

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce wins for Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, Chapter One Restaurant, The Lady Helen Restaurant at Mount Juliet Estate, Gregans Castle Hotel, l’Ecrivain and Blairscove House at the FOOD&WINE Magazine Restaurant of the Year Awards 2017 which took place in Dublin on the 27th of August.

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