Ireland's Blue Book Blog

Food and Drink

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


6 Sparkling Afternoon tea around the island of Ireland

Activities

A Bird in the Hand - Four Fantastic Falconry Experiences


Four hotels offering falconry experiences around Ireland

Activities

Summer Swimming – 6 Serene Spots for Wild Swimming


6 spots around Ireland where you can swim in the wild

Plan Your Trip

6 Exciting Filming Locations from the Iconic Game of Thrones Series


6 Exciting Filming Locations from the Iconic Game of Thrones Series

Plan Your Trip

3 Gorgeous Glamping Getaways


Camping has never been so luxurious!

Recipes

Wild Garlic Pesto from Currarevagh House


Recipe for Wild Garlic Pesto from Currarevagh House

Gardens

5 Fantastic Garden Features from Ireland's Blue Book


5 Fantastic Garden Features from the Blue Book

Recipes

Four Fabulous, Fresh Fruit Recipes for Summer from Ballymaloe House


Light and fruity dessert recipes perfect for summer

Activities

Trails to Trot


Equestrian Pursuits at Blue Book Houses

Events

A Berry Special Festival…


This summer, Castle Grove Country House hosts their 2nd Annual Strawberry Festival

Recipes

The Tannery's Lamb Ragu with Rosemary Gnocchi


The Tannery's delicious recipe for Ragu of Lamb and Sticky Onions with Rosemary Gnocchi

Plan Your Trip

If You Go Down to the Woods Today…


Dunbrody House opens cosy woodland cabin

Food and Drink

Time for Tea


Indulge in one of the grandest traditions - afternoon tea, in a Blue Book country house or historic hotel

Recipes

Longueville’s Award-Winning Cider and Walnut Brown Bread


A recipe for Longueville House's award winning Cider and Walnut Bread - winner of Best Bread at the 2019 Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards

Plan Your Trip

5 Things to do for your Country Spring Escape


Spring is in the air so it's time to plan a country escape.

Food and Drink

Viva la Vegan – 7 Places to Dine on Delicious Vegan Dishes


For foodies living a vegan lifestyle - these vegan options from Ireland's Blue Book are sure to hit the mark

Activities

Turning up the Heat at the Tannery Cookery School


Sharpen your cookery skills at the Tannery Cookery School in Dungarvan

Recipes

Ballymaloe House Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe


The perfect zingy lemon meringue pie recipe fro

Activities

Walking in a Wooded Wonderland at Belleek Castle


Planning a trip to County Mayo? Include a night in Belleek Castle on your itinerary - with blazing fires, sumptuous food, and a dog that doubles as a tour guide

Weddings

7 Chic, Boutique Venues for your Intimate Wedding


7 of the best boutique hotels and country houses for intimate and elegant weddings

Plan Your Trip

A Chilled Out Visit to the Ice House


A short stay at the relaxing Ice House on the banks of the River Moy in County Mayo

Ireland's Blue Book Family

A Sunny Staycation at Aherne’s


A Sunny, Seaside Staycation at Aherne’s Townhouse in Youghal, Co. Cork.

Ireland's Blue Book Family

Explore, adore and more at Ballyfin Demesne


10 wonderfully luxurious things to do and see at Ballyfin Demesne

Plan Your Trip

12 Great Ways to Use Your Voucher from Ireland’s Blue Book


The Blue Book contains beautiful country houses, hotels and restaurants all across Ireland, many set in idyllic scenic surroundings in some of the more rugged and isolated parts of this beautiful island.

Plan Your Trip

Top 10 Tips for a Pet-Friendly Blue Book Holiday!


Who better to go on holiday with than Man's Best Friend?

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