Ireland's Blue Book Blog

Food and Drink

Staff Spotlight: Gary Butterfield, Sommelier & Restaurant Supervisor at No. 1 Pery Square


Staff Spotlight: Gary Butterfield, Sommelier & Restaurant Supervisor at No. 1 Pery Square

Sustainability

Hayfield Family Collection Partner with Irish Reforestation Organisation, Reforest Nation, as Part of their Ongoing Sustainability Efforts


Hayfield Family Collection Partner with Irish Reforestation Organisation, Reforest Nation, as Part of their Ongoing Sustainability Efforts

Ireland's Blue Book Family

New to the Blue Book for 2023 – Introducing the Newest Members to the Collection


Ireland's Blue Book introduces its newest members to the collection - Luxurious Georgian Mansion in Cork, Quirky Townhouse Kerry, Historic Hotel in Down, Elegant Townhouse in Cork and a 15th Century Castle in Kilkenny

Christmas

The Perfect Wine Pairing for Christmas Dinner


Every year, we find ourselves asking the same question: what is the perfect wine pairing for Christmas dinner? And the answer varies, based on what you’re cooking and indeed who you ask. For most people, Christmas is just not Christmas without turkey, and because it is not powerfully flavoured and has a low fat content, it generally pairs best with white wines, and if a light red is preferred, it should be low in tannin.

Christmas

Gingerbread Christmas Recipe from The Merrion Hotel Dublin


A Gingerbread Recipe from Paul Kelly of The Merrion Hotel

Christmas

Christmas Cocktails from Ireland's Blue Book


6 festive cocktails from our mixologists at Blue Book Houses & Restaurants

Christmas

Ian Orr's Christmas Ham and Turkey Recipe


Ian Orr's Christmas Ham and Turkey Recipe

Christmas

Ian Orr’s Top Ten Tips for Christmas Day


Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be very stressful when it comes to serving up a festive feast for the family. Ian Orr, Chef Patron of the Browns Bonds Hill Collection believes it should be about spending quality time with family and friends and indulging with traditional festive fayre. Ian shares his top ten tips for the perfect Christmas dinner

Recipes

Sugar & Spice.....Festive Cocktails Recipes


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, so get into the festive cheer with these Christmas Cocktails.

Plan Your Trip

5 Blue Book Boltholes within 90 minutes of Dublin


5 Blue Book Boltholes within 90 minutes of Dublin that are perfect for your next break away

Ireland's Blue Book Family

5 Country House Hotels with Lovely Autumn Leaves


5 Blue Book Country House Hotels that have lovely Autumn leaves to enjoy and admire on your walk

Ireland's Blue Book Family

9 Stylish Venues for your next Family Get-Together


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

Ireland's Blue Book Family

Ditch the Car: 6 Hotels You Can Travel to by Train


6 Hotels you can travel to by train

Plan Your Trip

7 Lovely Places to Visit in Limerick


Things to do and places to see in Limerick

Ireland's Blue Book Family

5 Hotels for Blue Book Bibliophiles


5 hotels perfect for people who want to relax with a book on a weekend away

Plan Your Trip

10 Stunning Places to See in Sligo


Things to do and places to see in Sligo

Plan Your Trip

6 Must Do's in Derry


Things to do and places to see in Derry

Wild Atlantic Way

8 of Ireland's Wonderful Greenways


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

Wild Atlantic Way

Connemara Dreamin’: 6 Things to do at 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 while, for others, adventure awaits a little further afield.

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.

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

4 Fabulous Pet Friendly Offers to Enjoy with your Furry Friend this Summer


Indulge in one of our four fabulous pet friendly offers for you and your furry friend to enjoy!

Activities

Picturesque Picnic Spots this Summer


Enjoy a picnic with a loved one in some of our beautiful Blue Book houses

Ireland's Blue Book Family

5 Revitalizing Blue Book Yoga Experiences this Summer


Relax, Renew and Revitalize at these enjoyable Blue Book yoga experiences

Recipes

5 Sumptuous Spring Lamb Recipes from Ireland's Blue Book


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

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