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Romance

8 Extra Special Hotel Breaks for Valentine's


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Plan Your Trip

Sweet Suite Luxury at Wineport Lodge, Athlone


After undergoing an extensive refurbishment, the Champagne Suite can now be called one of the premier hideaways in the country.

Ireland's Blue Book Family

New to the Blue Book for 2020 – Introducing the Newest Members to the Collection


Ireland's Blue Book introduces its newest members to the collection - a chic, boutique townhouse in Dublin, and a historic castle in Limerick.

Plan Your Trip

Soak up the Suds


Relax, unwind and float effortlessly in a calming and serene state, with these 5 Blissful Bathtubs from Ireland’s Blue Book.

Romance

Romance in a Castle


Romance in a Castle Create memories to treasure at one of Ireland’s Blue Book Romantic Castle

Spa

10 Indulgent Spas


Relax, Renew and Revitalize at these indulgent spas of Ireland's Blue Book

Romance

Suite Dreams with Ireland's Blue Book


Suite Dreams - Beautiful Blue Book Bedrooms

Plan Your Trip

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.

Romance

6 Date Nights in Dublin


Looking for something different to do this Valentine’s? Celebrate you love in style...

Spa

Recharge with a Winter Spa Break


With the dark evenings drawing in and Christmas just around the corner, winter is the time of year when it feels particularly good to spoil yourself with a quick getaway to a luxurious spa. Many of the country houses and hotels in Ireland’s Blue Book have world-class spa and treatment facilities, in beautiful and peaceful surroundings.

Food and Drink

Chef Profile - Dervilla O'Flynn, Head Chef at Ballymaloe House


Interview with Dervilla O'Flynn, Head Chef at Ballymaloe House on her favourite ingredients and what she loves about her job

Ireland's Blue Book Family

Chef Profile - Lucy Hodgson from Currarevagh House


We meet Lucy Hodgson the Head Chef at Currarevagh House, for a quick chat on her passion for food, food memories and the ingredients she couldn't live without.

Food and Drink

13 Divine Tasting Menus


Always have trouble picking what to order at a restaurant? The best thing about tasting menus (usually consisting of 6 to 8 courses) is that you aren’t limited to one or two dishes, you can completely immerse yourself in the individual restaurant’s menu, enjoying multiple small courses specially chosen by the Head Chef. Find all of the tasting menus Ireland's Blue Book has to offer below...

Plan Your Trip

5 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.

Recipes

Chocolate & Frangelico Tart


This delectable recipe comes from Chef & Owner Chris 'Woody' Woodward of Blairscove House, Co Cork.

Recipes

Dark Chocolate Pots with Berry and Nut Crumble from Dunbrody House


Dark Chocolate Pots with Berry and Nut Crumble from Dunbrody House

Recipes

Hot Chocolate Pudding


A sumptuous Hot Chocolate Dessert recipe from Aherne's Townhouse in Youghal

Food and Drink

Wet Your Whistle


 Whiskey Experiences with Ireland’s Blue Book

Recipes

Irish Coffee Recipe from Aherne's Townhouse


Irish Coffee Recipe from Aherne's Townhouse

Wild Atlantic Way

4 Stunning Star Wars Filming Locations along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way


4 Stunning Star Wars Filming Locations along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

Food and Drink

Rise and Shine - The Best of Blue Book Breakfasts


Who doesn't love a hotel or country house breakfast - here, we've put together 8 of the best

Recipes

Hayfield Manor’s Dark Chocolate Brownie


Ingredients 675g Castor Sugar 9 Eggs 400g Unsalted Butter (soft but not melted) 170g Cocoa Powder 225g Cream Flour 500g Melted Dark Chocolate 75g Skinless Hazelnuts 75g White Chocolate Drops

Recipes

Spiced Bramley Apple Chutney from Newforge House


Spiced Bramley Apple Chutney Recipe from Newforge House

Recipes

Viewmount House - Winning Egg Recipe


Viewmount House were Leinster winners in the Bord Bia "Eggs for Any Time" Chef Competition with their Six-Minute Egg and Jerusalem Artichoke Recipe

Recipes

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


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

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