Ireland's Blue Book Blog

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Homemade Scones by Kevin Dundon of Dunbrody House


Homemade Scones by Kevin Dundon

Wild Atlantic Way

8 of Ireland's wonderful Greenways


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

Recipes

Lemon Posset, Poached Newforge Rhubarb and Pistachio & Orange Biscuits (Gluten Free) from Newforge House


A Gluten Free recipe for Lemon Posset, Poached Newforge Rhubarb and Pistachio & Orange Biscuits, from Newforge House

Recipes

Spinach, Mushroom & Ham Tart from Dunbrody House


Try out this delicious Spinach, Mushroom & Ham Tart from Dunbrody House

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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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

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Dunbrody Traditional Simnel Cake


A traditional Simnel Cake from Dunbrody Country House

Wild Atlantic Way

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.

Recipes

Traditional White Soda Bread from Ballymaloe House


Rosemary & Raisin Soda Bread from Ballymaloe

Spa

10 Indulgent Spas


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

Plan Your Trip

The Blue Book’s Summer Bucket List


Why not make this Summer your most memorable yet… Here at Ireland’s Blue Book, we have created THE Summer Bucket list to go by. Making sure your lovely Blue Book memories stay with you, this list will ensure that this summer will be your most memorable yet!

Recipes

Opéra-style Chocolate Cake from Dunbrody House


Opéra-style Chocolate Cake from Dunbrody House

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!

Recipes

Wild Garlic Pesto from Currarevagh House


Recipe for Wild Garlic Pesto from Currarevagh House

Recipes

7 Traditional Irish Recipes


Traditional Irish recipes from our country houses

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.

Plan Your Trip

10 Reasons to add Ireland to your Travel Bucket List


10 Unmissable things to see do and experience around Ireland

Recipes

Chocolate & Frangelico Tart


This delectable recipe comes from Chef & Owner Chris 'Woody' Woodward of Blairscove House, Co Cork.

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

Recipes

Dark Chocolate Pots with Berry and Nut Crumble from Dunbrody House


Dark Chocolate Pots with Berry and Nut Crumble from Dunbrody House

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Hot Chocolate Pudding


A sumptuous Hot Chocolate Dessert recipe from Aherne's Townhouse in Youghal

Wild Atlantic Way

4 Stunning Star Wars Filming Locations along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way


4 Stunning Star Wars Filming Locations along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

Recipes

Irish Coffee Recipe from Aherne's Townhouse


Irish Coffee Recipe from Aherne's Townhouse

Recipes

Hayfield Manor’s Dark Chocolate Brownie


Ingredients 675g Castor Sugar 9 Eggs 400g Unsalted Butter (soft but not melted) 170g Cocoa Powder 225g Cream Flour 500g Melted Dark Chocolate 75g Skinless Hazelnuts 75g White Chocolate Drops

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