Ireland's Blue Book Blog

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

Recipes

4 Sumptuous Spring Lamb Recipes from Ireland's Blue Book


Three delicious spring lamb recipes for Easter from the chefs of Ireland's Blue Book

Recipes

Wild Garlic Pesto from Currarevagh House


Recipe for Wild Garlic Pesto from Currarevagh House

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

Recipes

The Tannery's Lamb Ragu with Rosemary Gnocchi


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

Events

Looking Forward to... April with Ireland's Blue Book


From wine tasting to movie nights - our favourite things to do around Ireland this April.

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.

Activities

Turning up the Heat at the Tannery Cookery School


Sharpen your cookery skills at the Tannery Cookery School in Dungarvan

Recipes

7 Traditional Irish Recipes


Traditional Irish recipes from our country houses

Events

8 Ways to Spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day


Spoiling your Mum this Mother’s Day with Ireland’s Blue Book

Recipes

Ballymaloe House Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe


The perfect zingy lemon meringue pie recipe fro

Wild Atlantic Way

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

Recipes

Recipe: Traditional Irish Stew


Traditional Irish Stew Recipe from Chef Gerard Dunne, Butler House

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

Food and Drink

Wet Your Whistle


 Whiskey Experiences with Ireland’s Blue Book

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.

Recipes

Connemara Lamb


CONNEMARA LAMB MARINATED IN PORT AND HONEY, WITH A TOMATO & MINT CHUTNEY

Weddings

An Elegant Castle Wedding at Barberstown Castle


If you're looking for the perfect elegant venue to have your own "royal wedding", then Barberstown Castle could be the perfect place

Ireland's Blue Book Family

New to the Blue Book for 2019 – Introducing the Six Newest Members


New to the Blue Book for 2019 – Introducing the Six Newest Members

Weddings

4 Inspiring Bridal Shower Ideas


Is there anything as exciting than planning your wedding? Planning your Bridal Shower of course! We have some ideas for a bridal shower to suit you.

Food and Drink

Chef Profile - Patricia Teahan, Head Chef at Carrig House


We get together with Patricia Teahan, the head chef at Carrig Country House in County Kerry, to ask about her passion for food, cookery and her favourite ingredients

Recipes

Ballymaloe's Sticky Toffee Pudding


A delicious Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe from Ballymaloe House

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