Ireland's Blue Book Blog

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8 of Ireland's wonderful Greenways


Things to do and places to see along Ireland's Greenways

Recipes

Homemade Scones by Kevin Dundon of Dunbrody House


Homemade Scones by Kevin Dundon

Plan Your Trip

3 Ultimate Girly Getaways


Make a break for it with your best girl gang with one of these ultra glam destinations.

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Connemara Dreamin’ in Galway’s Glenlo Abbey Hotel


We have put together 6 experiences to be enjoyed during your stay at Glenlo Abbey, for some you won’t even have to leave the grounds of the hotel. For others, adventure awaits a little further afield.

Spa

10 Indulgent Spas


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

Activities

Our 5 Favourite Things to do in Kerry


A list of our favourite things to do in Co. Kerry, along with our Blue Book houses ready to welcome you on your trip! After all, we all need days to look forward to!

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

5 Stylish Venues for your next Family Get-Together


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

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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

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.

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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

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


6 Sparkling Afternoon tea around the island of Ireland

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.

Plan Your Trip

3 Gorgeous Glamping Getaways


Camping has never been so luxurious!

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

Activities

Have you an Appetite for Adventure - Take on the Big 5 Challenge at Carrig


The Big Five Challenge at Carrig Country House

Activities

Trails to Trot


Equestrian Pursuits at Blue Book Houses

Recipes

Traditional White Soda Bread from Ballymaloe House


Rosemary & Raisin Soda Bread from Ballymaloe

Activities

A Bird in the Hand - Four Fantastic Falconry Experiences


Four hotels offering falconry experiences around Ireland

Ireland's Blue Book Family

Fresh Air, Facials and Cookery Classes at Dunbrody Country House Hotel


Escape to Dunbrody Country House Hotel in County Wexford for a Wellness Weekend

Gardens

5 Things to Do on your next trip to the Russborough House and Parklands


Looking for something to do on a sunny weekend? We list our 5 top tips on things to do at Russborough House and Parklands

Activities

Blue Book Swimming Pools


Whether you're looking to relax or for a bit of exercise, sometimes you just need a dip in a Blue Book swimming pool.

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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.

Activities

Summer Swimming – 6 Serene Spots for Wild Swimming


6 spots around Ireland where you can swim in the wild

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A cycling adventure to Gregans Castle


As I sat down to dinner in Gregans Castle, one of Irelands blue book hotels, last evening looking out at the purple hue form the limestone mountain across the valley I noticed the sky beginning to change colour. As each course of my meal was presented the sky went from pink to orange to red before finally succumbing to darkness as my desert arrived.

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