Press Releases From Blue Book Houses

CAHERNANE HOUSE HOTEL WINS GOLD

29/01/2019

The PREM Group owned, Cahernane House Hotel in Killarney, Co. Kerry has won a CIE Tours International Gold Award of Excellence for the best 4-star hotel in Ireland. CIE Tours International surveyed 3,610 guests who visited Cahernane House Hotel in order to independently ascertain their feedback about the hotel and the guest experience. Guests marked the accommodation, breakfast, service and dinner at Cahernane House Hotel with the property scoring a massive 95.9% overall favourability rating.

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South Africa V France: Rathmullan House hosts Winemaker Weekend

29/01/2019

Rathmullan House, Co. Donegal will be hosting a very special weekend of wine tasting, food and interesting insights into the world of wine on Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd March 2019.

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CASTLE LESLIE ESTATE WINS TWO 2019 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER’S CHOICE AWARDS

28/01/2019

Castle Leslie Estate Honoured as a Top Performing Hotel as Reviewed by Travellers on the World’s Largest Travel Site.

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The Merrion to Launch New Vegan Menu at the Garden Room with author Holly White

17/01/2019

The Merrion hotel to launch new vegan menu at The Garden Room with author Holly White

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Ballycotton Lifeboat Moulin Rouge Gala Dinner at Ballymaloe House

09/01/2019

The annual Ballycotton Lifeboat Gala Dinner at Ballymaloe House will take place on Friday 1st February, and for 2019 this annual RNLI fundraiser is taking on a Moulin Rouge theme to raise funds and awareness of our local brave lifeboat crew and station in Ballycotton.

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Castle Leslie Estate donate to the SVP Christmas ‘Giving Tree’ Appeal

19/12/2018

This year staff members of Castle Leslie Estate participated in the annual Society of the St. Vincent de Paul Annual Christmas ‘Giving Tree’ Appeal. They donated over 100 unwrapped presents for all age groups to this very worthy cause. All presents will be going to families in much need in the local North Monaghan area.

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The Bushmills Inn is crowned Best Hotel in Ireland

19/11/2018

The Bushmills Inn were delighted to be crowned the regional winner for all Ireland earning them the coveted title of Best Hotel in Ireland at the Best Loved Awards.

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Tricks and treats for all at Mount Juliet Estate’s Halloween Pony Camp

10/10/2018

Park your broomsticks and sharpen your fangs this Halloween midterm for a thrilling experience at Mount Juliet Estate’s Halloween Pony Camp.

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MARLFIELD HOUSE CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF FAMILY HOSPITALITY

01/10/2018

One of Ireland’s most renowned country house hotels, Marlfield House in Co. Wexford, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Marlfield House is long established as one of Ireland’s most romantic country house hotels and is one of only five members in the country of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux group and longstanding members of the Ireland's Blue Book.

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Picnics at picturesque Mount Juliet Estate

17/09/2018

The magnificent gardens at Mount Juliet Estate are a haven of peace and tranquility and make the prettiest backdrop to the perfect summer picnic.

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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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CASTLE LESLIE ESTATE AWARDED TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE FOR FIVE CONSECUTIVE YEARS

30/05/2018

Castle Leslie Estate today announced that it has been recognised as a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame winner. The Certificate of Excellence award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor. The ‘Hall of Fame’ was created to honour those businesses that have earned a Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years. Winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.

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Ladies’ Day at the Mustard Seed in Ballingarry, Co Limerick

21/02/2018

On Thursday 8 March, guests to the Mustard Seed will choose from a menu which features some of head chef Angel Pirev’s favourite ingredients. Dishes will include salmon from Birgitta Hedin Curtin’s Burren Smokehouse in Co Clare, which was famously served to the Queen of England during her visit to Ireland in 2011, and cheese from award winning Kerry cheesemaker, Maja Binder.

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Sweet Suite Luxury at Wineport Lodge,

16/02/2018

With every room and suite at Wineport Lodge named after a wine or wine region, it stands to reason that the very best in this luxury bolthole is named the Champagne Suite. After undergoing an extensive refurbishment, the Champagne Suite can now be called one of the premier hideaways in the country.

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Dunbrody Country House Sweeps Accolades in Several Travel Awards

30/01/2018

Dunbrody Country House Hotel wins awards from Haute Grandeur, the Luxury Travel Guide and the Travel & Hospitality Awards.

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Make A Date at the Mustard Seed to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

30/01/2018

The Mustard Seed in Ballingarry, Co Limerick is the perfect romantic hideaway to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year and proprietor, John Edward Joyce, and his team are standing by in anticipation of facilitating the perfect proposal.

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NEW EXECUTIVE HEAD CHEF, PHILIP BRAZIL JOINS THE LUXURY CASTLE LESLIE ESTATE

29/01/2018

Castle Leslie Estate is delighted to announce the appointment of Philip Brazil as Executive Head Chef. He will oversee all of the Estates’ culinary operations including the 2 AA Rosette award winning Snaffles Restaurant and Conor’s Bar and all Private Dining and Banqueting on the prestigious Estate.

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Castle Leslie Estate Honoured as a Top Performing Hotel as Reviewed by Travellers on the World’s Largest Travel Site.

26/01/2018

Castle Leslie Estate announced that it has been recognised as a winner in three categories in the 2018 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards. They scooped the awards for one of the Top 25 Hotels in Ireland, Top 25 Hotels for Romance in Ireland and Top 25 Best for Service in Ireland.

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The Bushmills Inn celebrates 30th Anniversary after record year of award wins

15/12/2017

The Bushmills Inn reinforced its reputation for excellence with a record haul of industry awards in 2017 as the 4-star hotel celebrates its 30th Anniversary

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CASTLE LESLIE ESTATE WINS A CONDÉ NAST JOHANSENS 2018 AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE.

16/11/2017

The Condé Nast Johansens 36th annual awards for excellence were held on Tuesday 7th November 2017 at The May Fair Hotel in London. Hundreds of top hotel industry professionals were in attendance and Castle Leslie Estate scooped the prestigious 2018 award for excellence in the category of Best for Weddings, Parties or Special Occasions.

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Thursday Tidings Brought to you by the Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge

15/11/2017

The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge in Ballingarry, Co Limerick is providing the ideal excuse to gather your family, friends or work colleagues together for a magical evening of fine food and hospitality this Christmas. The beautiful Victorian country house provides the perfect setting for a resplendent Christmas tree with the mantelpieces adorned with bejeweled garlands creating an idyllic seasonal ambiance.

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The Bushmills Inn wins Prestigious Golf Tourism Award

01/11/2017

The IGTOA National Golf Tourism Conference & Gala Irish Golf Awards is the largest annual gathering of Irish Golf Tourism Industry professionals and this year’s annual event took place on Sunday 22nd October and Monday 23rd October at one of Ireland's premier links courses, The Trump International Golf Links, Co Clare.

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Ian Orr Appears on BBC Saturday Kitchen

01/08/2017

Ian Orr, the multi award winning Chef Patron of Browns Bonds Hill Group, makes his BBC One Saturday Kitchen debut on Saturday 5 August at 10.00am.

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HotelsCombined recognize Castle Leslie Estate amongst the best hotels in Ireland

26/07/2017

HotelsCombined, the Australian-based hotel meta-search company, conducted an extensive survey covering different types of accommodations within Ireland. This survey was based on gathering data from millions of guest reviews and translating them to an official Recognition of Excellence.

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Many happy returns (and there really have been thousands!) as The Tannery celebrates 20 years in business this July

18/07/2017

Chef Paul Flynn and his wife and business partner Máire are an authentic Irish food success story, a couple who together have made an extraordinary success of their restaurant, townhouse and cookery school in Dungarvan since they opened their doors to customers for the first time on July 1st 1997. They opened The Tannery Restaurant in Paul’s home town of Dungarvan 20 years ago this July, followed by the stylish Tannery Townhouse in 2005, and then the chic, naturally-lit Tannery Cookery School, custom-designed by himself and Máire, in 2008.

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