Blue Book Press Releases

There’s a New Gin on the Shelf. A Shelf at Ballymaloe House Only!

31/07/2020

In collaboration with award-winning gin geniuses’ Blacks, Ireland’s first co-located Brewery & Distillery, Ballymaloe House has created a Gintastic in-house gin using botanicals from their famous Ballymaloe walled garden.

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Mount Juliet Estate Named AA Hotel of the Year 2020

23/07/2020

Mount Juliet Estate has been named as the AA Hotel of the Year 2020, the most prestigious prize in the Irish hospitality industry.

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25 years of Organic Gardening at Enniscoe

21/07/2020

This year Enniscoe Organic Garden, one of the oldest in the country, will be celebrating 25 years as a certified organic garden.

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An Idyllic Exclusive Retreat at Moy House

10/06/2020

Moy House, a member of Ireland’s Blue Book, is now available for private rental. Guests are now welcome to book weeklong, self-catering holidays on the 15-acre estate, overlooking Lahinch Bay. There are currently 7 weeks available, each with a 48-hour rest period between bookings to allow for a thorough cleaning of the property and grounds.

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Float down the Shannon on the Shannon Princess Luxury Barge

02/06/2020

How does a staycation on board a luxury boutique hotel float your boat? Usually only available for week-long cruises, the Shannon Princess, part of the Ireland’s Blue Book collection, is offering mini cruises on board this stunning barge to small groups of up to 6 Guests looking for something unique this August.

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Ireland’s Blue Book Dining Comes to your Door

06/05/2020

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that a number of their hotel and country house restaurants are offering delivery and collection services. Customers in the surrounding areas can have all the deliciousness found in their local Blue Book restaurant in their own home.

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Blue Book houses included in the Irish Independents Fab 50: Ireland's 50 best places to stay for 2020

19/03/2020

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that five properties were included in the Irish Independents Fab 50: Ireland’s Best Places to Stay for 2020.

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Wins for Blue Book Houses at the Ulster Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2020

12/03/2020

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce wins for Newforge House, Bishops Gate Hotel and Castle Leslie at the Ulster Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2020.

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Wins for Blue Book Houses at the Leinster Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2020

27/02/2020

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce wins for Viewmount House, Castle Durrow, Mount Juliet, Tankardstown House, Ghan House, Wineport Lodge, Marlfield House and Campagne at the Leinster Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2020.

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l'Ecrivain to close in July 2020 after 31 years in business.

20/02/2020

Derry & Sallyanne Clarke announces they will be closing their very successful l’Ecrivain Restaurant in July 2020 after 31 years.

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Hayfield Manor wins Ireland’s Best Welcome at the 2020 Independent Readers Travel Awards

21/01/2020

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that Hayfield Manor, Cork has been awarded with Ireland’s Best Welcome at the 2020 Independent Readers Travel Awards.

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Escape to the West and beat the January Blues at Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate Galway

04/12/2019

Start 2020 in the lap of luxury at 5* Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate, Galway.

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Kevin Dundon visits Canada and puts Ireland on the menu

27/11/2019

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that Dunbrody Country House proprietor and Celebrity chef Kevin Dundon was in Canada this month showcasing Irelands food and drink experiences.

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Butler House awarded Excellence in Hospitality at the Kilkenny Chamber Awards

26/11/2019

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that Butler House in Kilkenny have won the award for Excellence in Hospitality at the Kilkenny Chamber Awards

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Historic Castle and Chic Townhouse Adding Drama to Ireland’s Blue Book for 2020

05/11/2019

Historic Glin Castle, Co. Limerick owned by Catherine FitzGerald and actor Dominic West and The Wilder Townhouse, Dublin 2 are two new properties joining Ireland’s Blue Book.

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Wins for Blue Book Houses & Restaurants at the Yes Chef Awards 2020.

16/10/2019

October 2019: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce wins for Ghan House, The Mustard Seed, Castle Leslie Estate and Tankardstown House at the Yes Chef Awards which took place in Sligo on the 15th of October 2019.

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Blue Book Houses named as Editors Choice Hotels in the Good Hotel Guide 2020.

14/10/2019

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that Viewmount House, Currarevagh House and the Mustard Seed have all been named as Editors Choice Hotels in the Good Hotel Guide 2020.

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Blue Book Winners at The National Hospitality Awards 2019

08/10/2019

Irelands Blue Book is delighted to announce wins for The Lady Helen Restaurant at Mount Juliet, The Merrion Hotel and Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud at the National Hospitality Awards 2019

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CASTLE LESLIE ESTATE IS THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE FOR THE BEST PLACE TO STAY IN IRELAND

26/09/2019

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that Castle Leslie Estate, Co. Monaghan has won the People’s Choice Awards for Best Place to Stay in Ireland at the 2019 Hotel & Caterering Review Gold Medal Awards.

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Six Wins For Blue Book Houses at the Georgina Campbell 2020 Awards

16/09/2019

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that 6 members received awards at the Georgina Campbell Irish Food and Hospitality Awards 2020 which took place in Dublin on September 15th, 2019. Included in the wins were awards of Hotel of the Year for Marlfield House and Host of the Year for Mary Sweeney of Castle Grove Country House.

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Marlfield House in Gorey wins Hotel of the Year Award at prestigious Georgina Campbell Awards

16/09/2019

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that Marlfield House, Co. Wexford has won the prestigious Hotel of the Year award at the 2020 Georgina Campbell awards.

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Mary Bowe recieves Lifetime Achievement Award

10/09/2019

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that Mary Bowe of Marlfield House in Wexford has been awarded the “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the South East Radio Hospitality Awards held in Wexford on Monday September 9th.

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The Duck Restaurant at Marlfield House wins Overall Restaurant of the Year

10/09/2019

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that the Duck Restaurant at Marlfield House has been crowned Overall Restaurant of the Year at the South East Radio Hospitality Awards. The lavish Gala Ball was held on Monday 9th September in Wexford.

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Castle Grove Celebrates 30 Years in Business

05/09/2019

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that Castle Grove House in Co. Donegal celebrates 30 years in Business this year.

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Longueville House Beverages win the ‘Golden Fork’ award for their Longueville Mór Cider at the Guild of Fine Food Great Tastes Awards

02/09/2019

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that Longueville House Beverages, Co. Cork has been awarded the ‘Golden Fork’ award for their Longueville Mór Cider at the Great Taste Awards run by the Guild of Fine Food.

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