Ireland's Blue Book Blog


Kevin Dundon's Wild Forest Mushroom Chowder

A Wonderful Winter Warmer from Kevin Dundon of Dunbrody House - Wild Forest Mushroom Chowder


3 Marvellous Mushroom Recipes from the chefs of Ireland’s Blue Book

Delicious autumn mushrooms from the chefs at Ireland's Blue Book


Longueville House Mushroom Chocolate Truffles

Mushroom Chocolate Truffles recipe from Longueville House


5 Perfect Autumn Walks

Are you looking for an active getaway this autumn? We have gathered 5 of the best Blue Book walks that can be explored this season.

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If You Go Down to the Woods Today…

Dunbrody House opens cosy woodland cabin

Wild Atlantic Way

16 Unique Places to Stay on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way stretches from the Northern Headlands to the Surf Coast, and is famous for its sweeping coastlines, towering sea cliffs, and diverse landscapes.


Wild Garlic Pesto from Dunbrody House

Kevin Dundon from Dunbrody House has shared his recipe for wild garlic pesto with us.


Wild Garlic, Onion & Potato Soup from Newforge House

Newforge House have shared this delicious Wild Garlic Recipe with us.


Wild Garlic Pesto from Currarevagh House

Recipe for Wild Garlic Pesto from Currarevagh House

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Get Together at Glin Castle

Exclusive Hire for small groups.

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6 Perfect Spots to throw a Private House Party

Imagine a truly exclusive venue in a grand country house to celebrate a special birthday, a family reunion or simply to have a party with friends.

Ireland's Blue Book Family

9 Stylish Venues for your next Family Get-Together

Find the perfect venue for your next family get-together, birthday celebration, anniversary or reunion.

Food and Drink

Pop! Fizz! Clink! - 6 Afternoon Teas with a bit of extra Sparkle

6 Sparkling Afternoon tea around the island of Ireland

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The Townhouse Suite at No.1 Pery Square, Limerick

Located on the top floor of No.1 is the Townhouse Suite, a generous and stylish suite complete with sweeping views of the city and the mountains of Clare, its own bar & dining area, comfy sofas and a large screen on which to watch all the latest movies.


4 Glorious Gardens from Ireland's Blue Book

A garden is a beautiful way to reflect the story of a building. Across the island of Ireland there are Blue Book destinations with magnificent gardens that each reflect their own unique history. The incredible gardens that surround these houses, hotels and manors are enjoyed by guests and gardening enthusiasts alike, making them an ideal escape for those who want to enjoy the treasures and delights of a spectacular garden.


Experience the ‘Celestial Vault’ at Liss Ard Estate

James Turrell Irish Sky Garden: Designed and constructed under the close observation of famed Artist, James Turrell, The Irish Sky Garden or Crater gives the viewer a totally unique opportunity to admire and enjoy the ‘celestial vault’. Turrell, considered the greatest American Land Art Artist, has turned the Crater into a massive naked – eye observatory. The sky is his studio.


5 Fantastic Garden Features from Ireland's Blue Book

5 Fantastic Garden Features from the Blue Book


3 Blue Book Fish Recipes

A list of 3 fantastic fish recipes from the chefs of Ireland's Blue Book, perfect for preparing at home


Romance At Home: 3 Cocktails For Your Next Date Night

Get fancy for your at-home date night with these delicious cocktails.


Rhubarb Macaroon Layer Cake from Dunowen House

Kela from Dunowen House has shared this delcious recipe with us, and we can't wait to try it!


Irish Coffee Recipe from Aherne's Townhouse

Irish Coffee Recipe from Aherne's Townhouse


Traditional White Soda Bread from Ballymaloe House

Rosemary & Raisin Soda Bread from Ballymaloe


7 Traditional Irish Recipes

Traditional Irish recipes from our country houses


Lemon Posset, Poached Newforge Rhubarb and Pistachio & Orange Biscuits (Gluten Free) from Newforge House

A Gluten Free recipe for Lemon Posset, Poached Newforge Rhubarb and Pistachio & Orange Biscuits, from Newforge House


4 Blue Book Rhubarb Recipes

Rhubarb is at it's best for the first few months of the year and is perfect for sweetening any cake or crumble!

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