Ireland's Blue Book Blog

Recipes

Chocolate Delice Recipe by Ian Orr


Try this delicious Chocolate Delice recipe from Ian Orr of Ardtara Country House

Recipes

Beetroot Hummus from Cahernane House Hotel


Try this healthy snack from Cahernane House Hotel in Killarney.

Recipes

'Power Truffles' Recipe from Dunowen House


A delicious & healthy recipe from Kela in Dunowen House

Recipes

Healthy Duck Stir-Fry from Ian Orr of Ardtara Country House


A healthy duck stir-fry recipe from Ian Orr, Chef Patron at Ardtara Country House

Recipes

3 Blue Book Recipes to cook at home with children


We have put together this list of 3 recipes which are perfect for cooking at home with children!

Romance

Romance At Home: 3 Cocktails For Your Next Date Night


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

Romance

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

Rooms With a View


What could be better than waking up to one of these spectacular views...

Weddings

6 Chic, Boutique Venues for your Intimate Wedding


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

Romance

Romance At Home: 3 Dessert Recipes for Your Next Date Night


Wow your other half with these sumptuous desserts for your next date night at home.

Sustainability

Lonely Planet names Burren Ecotourism Network ‘Best Community Tourism Project’


The Burren Ecotourism Network in Co. Clare has received the ‘Best Community Tourism Project’ accolade by Lonely Planet. The global travel company announced the news in its prestigious Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2021.

Recipes

Irish Coffee Recipe from Aherne's Townhouse


Irish Coffee Recipe from Aherne's Townhouse

Recipes

The Merrion's Irish Soda Bread


The Merrion’s Executive Pastry Chef Paul Kelly would like to share this Irish Soda Bread recipe for you all to enjoy making in your own kitchens.

Plan Your Trip

Let’s plan a day trip from Carrig – here are 3 of our favourites!


This summer here in Carrig so many of our guests are rediscovering Kerry, for many they are visiting some places for the very first time or for others they are revisiting locations to create new memories.

Spa

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.

Plan Your Trip

9 Stylish Venues for your next Family Get-Together


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

Plan Your Trip

Here at Carrig Country House the outdoors has never felt so good, but the welcome is as warm as ever inside!


It is the start of a new season here in Carrig, we officially re-opened after lockdown on July 10th and it was wonderful to welcome back so many returning guests and to greet lots of first-time visitors to our country home.

Plan Your Trip

10 Reasons to add Ireland to your Travel Bucket List


10 Unmissable things to see do and experience around Ireland

Recipes

Pear and Almond Tart from Gregans Castle


Try this delicious Pear and Almond Tart recipe from Gregans Castle, Co Clare

Sustainability

The Guardians of the Gardens - Hedgehogs “Check In” to Enniscoe Country House


Enniscoe House is delighted to welcome two new employees to their Organic Garden. These new arrivals in no way impede the restrictions put in place by Covid-19 – they are sibling hedgehogs, who will help to tackle the troublesome population of slugs present in the garden.

Recipes

Wild Garlic Pesto from Dunbrody House


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

Recipes

Bread and Butter Pudding by Derry Clarke


This is a perfect recipe for using up bread that has gone slightly past its best.

Recipes

Cook like Michelin Star Chef Derry Clarke


Have you been taking this time at home to practice your skills in the kitchen? Take the next step with these recipes from Michelin Star chef Derry Clarke.

Recipes

Roasted Duck Breast with Parisian Potatoes, Carrot Puree and Fondant, Asparagus & Blackberry Jus - Hayfield Manor


Bring 5 star luxury to your kitchen with this recipe from Hayfield Manor, Co Cork

Recipes

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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