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Discover Limerick City this Summer with a Staycation at No.1 Pery Square

Discover Limerick City with a luxury staycation at No.1 Pery Square

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5 Blue Book Mindfulness Retreats, perfect for a summer staycation

With our hectic lifestyles at the moment, many of us need to actively create some time to be mindful. To truly be aware and appreciate our surroundings. In a time where there is pressure on us to move fast and keep up use of different technologies, these Blue Book houses have created a luxury experience whilst also creating experiences that make guests “slow down” and be present in the moment.

Ireland's Blue Book Family

10 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

A Sunny Staycation at Aherne’s

A Sunny, Seaside Staycation at Aherne’s Townhouse in Youghal, Co. Cork.

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3 Gorgeous Glamping Getaways

Camping has never been so luxurious!


Pear and Almond Tart from Gregans Castle

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


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.


Wild Garlic Pesto from Dunbrody House

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


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.


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!


Bread and Butter Pudding by Derry Clarke

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


Romance At Home: 3 Cocktails For Your Next Date Night

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


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.


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.


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!


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


Chef Ger Dunnes Raspberry Champagne Cake

Chef Ger Dunne from Butler House has shared this Raspberry Champagne Cake recipe, the perfect weekend treat!

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8 of Ireland's wonderful Greenways

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


Wild Garlic, Onion & Potato Soup from Newforge House

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


Red Berry Bramble Cocktail from Ice House Hotel

Red Berry Cocktail from Ice House Hotel


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!


Roast Leg of Lamb from Wineport Lodge

Wineport Lodge have shared this wonderful lamb recipe with us to try at home.

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On the Wild Side

A 5 day trip along the Wild Atlantic Way between Cork and Galway, featuring top attractions, hidden gems and the best places to stay


Banana Bread Recipes from Two Blue Book Houses

We love Banana Bread, it is easy to bake and of course tastes delicious! Two Blue Book Houses have share their recipes with us.


4 Blue Book Fish Recipes

A list of 4 fantastic fish recipes from the chefs of Ireland's Blue Book, perfect for preparing at home

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