Ireland's Blue Book Blog

Christmas

Ian Orr's Christmas Ham and Turkey Recipe


Ian Orr's Christmas Ham and Turkey Recipe

Food and Drink

8 Festive Afternoon Teas


Throughout December, enjoy some seasonal favourites and joyful treats with there delectable festive afternoon teas in Blue Book Houses

Recipes

Kevin Dundon's Wild Forest Mushroom Chowder


A Wonderful Winter Warmer from Kevin Dundon of Dunbrody House - Wild Forest Mushroom Chowder

Christmas

Gingerbread Christmas Recipe from The Merrion Hotel Dublin


A Gingerbread Recipe from Paul Kelly of The Merrion Hotel

Recipes

3 Marvellous Mushroom Recipes from the chefs of Ireland’s Blue Book


Delicious autumn mushrooms from the chefs at Ireland's Blue Book

Christmas

Christmas Cocktails from Ireland's Blue Book


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

Recipes

Longueville House Mushroom Chocolate Truffles


Mushroom Chocolate Truffles recipe from Longueville House

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.

Wild Atlantic Way

16 Unique Places to Stay on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way


Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way stretches from the Northern Headlands to the Surf Coast, and is famous for its sweeping coastlines, towering sea cliffs, and diverse landscapes.

Recipes

Wild Garlic, Onion & Potato Soup from Newforge House


Newforge House have shared this delicious Wild Garlic Recipe with us.

Recipes

Wild Garlic Pesto from Currarevagh House


Recipe for Wild Garlic Pesto from Currarevagh House

Plan Your Trip

Get Together at Glin Castle


Exclusive Hire for small groups.

Plan Your Trip

6 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.

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.

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

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.

Gardens

Experience the ‘Celestial Vault’ at Liss Ard Estate


James Turrell Irish Sky Garden: Designed and constructed under the close observation of famed Artist, James Turrell, The Irish Sky Garden or Crater gives the viewer a totally unique opportunity to admire and enjoy the ‘celestial vault’. Turrell, considered the greatest American Land Art Artist, has turned the Crater into a massive naked – eye observatory. The sky is his studio.

Gardens

5 Fantastic Garden Features from Ireland's Blue Book


5 Fantastic Garden Features from the Blue Book

Recipes

3 Blue Book Fish Recipes


A list of 3 fantastic fish recipes from the chefs of Ireland's Blue Book, perfect for preparing at home

Recipes

Romance At Home: 3 Cocktails For Your Next Date Night


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

Recipes

Traditional Irish Stew from Butler House


Traditional Irish Stew Recipe from Chef Gerard Dunne, Butler House

Recipes

Rhubarb Macaroon Layer Cake from Dunowen House


Kela from Dunowen House has shared this delcious recipe with us, and we can't wait to try it!

Recipes

Irish Coffee Recipe from Aherne's Townhouse


Irish Coffee Recipe from Aherne's Townhouse

Recipes

Traditional White Soda Bread from Ballymaloe House


Rosemary & Raisin Soda Bread from Ballymaloe

Recipes

7 Traditional Irish Recipes


Traditional Irish recipes from our country houses

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