Blue Book Press Releases

Hot Press Magazine Lists Blue Book houses in its Best ‘Overnight Sensations’ 2019

29/03/2019

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that Bishops Gate Hotel, Marlfield House, Ghan House, Dunbrody House, The Park Hotel Kenmare, Virginia Park Lodge, Wineport Lodge, Ballyfin Demesne, The Merrion Hotel and Ballymaloe House have been listed in Hot Press Magazine’s Best ‘Overnight Sensations’ 2019.

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Blue Book Houses & Restaurants featured in Hot Press Magazine’s 200+ Best of Ireland 2019

29/03/2019

March 2019: Ireland’s Blue Book is excited to announce 13 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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Blue Book Houses win at the Munster Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2019

21/03/2019

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce wins for Gregans Castle Hotel, The Mustard Seed, The Tannery, and Carrig House at the Munster Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2019 which took place in Limerick on Wednesday 20th March.

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Newforge House, Castle Leslie Estate, Bishops Gate Hotel and Rathmullan House win at the Ulster Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2019  

12/03/2019

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce wins for Newforge House, Castle Leslie Estate, Bishops Gate Hotel and Rathmullan House at the Ulster Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2019 which took place in Monaghan on Tuesday 12th March 2019.

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Wins for Blue Book Houses at the Leinster Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2019

07/03/2019

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce wins for Campagne Restaurant, Mount Juliet Estate, Viewmount House, Tankardstown House, Marlfield House, Ghan House, Ballyfin Demesne and Wineport Lodge and at the Leinster Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2019 which took place on Wednesday 6th March in Kildare.

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An Afternoon of Indulgence… Bushmills Inn, Co. Antrim launches new Afternoon Tea

22/02/2019

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that Bushmills Inn, Co. Antrim has launched a new Afternoon Tea for 2019.

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Blue Book Houses win at the Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards 2019

20/02/2019

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce wins for Park Hotel Kenmare, Marlfield House, Virginia Park Lodge, Wineport Lodge, and Longueville House at the Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards 2019 which took place in Dublin on February 19th 2019.

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Ballymaloe House win ‘Trolley of the Year’ at the World Restaurant Awards 2019

19/02/2019

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that Ballymaloe House, Co Cork has been awarded ‘Trolley of the Year’ at the World Restaurant Awards which took place on Monday 19th February 2019.

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Ballyfin Demesne comes out on top at the 2019 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER’S CHOICE AWARDS

25/01/2019

January 2019: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that Ballyfin Demense has been named No. 1 Small Hotel and No.1 Luxury Hotel in Ireland at the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for 2019.

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Blue Book Celebrates 45 Years and Welcomes Six New Properties

21/11/2018

Ireland’s Blue Book, the impeccable collection of country house hotels, manor houses, castles and restaurants located throughout the island of Ireland launch their 45th Anniversary Edition with the addition of six new properties.

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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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