Ireland's Blue Book Blog


St Patrick's Festival 2020

One of the world’s biggest cultural celebrations, St. Patrick’s Festival returns to Dublin this March 13–17, 2020

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5 Blue Book Escapes for St Patrick's Day

We have chosen 5 perfect spots for over the St Patrick’s weekend, all offering next-level comfort and luxury, as well as sumptuous dining options.

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.


7 Traditional Irish Recipes

Traditional Irish recipes from our country houses


8 Ways to Spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day

Spoiling your Mum this Mother’s Day with Ireland’s Blue Book

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5 Things to do for your Country Spring Escape

Spring is in the air so it's time to plan a country escape.

Food and Drink

Rise and Shine - The Best of Blue Book Breakfasts

Who doesn't love a hotel or country house breakfast - here, we've put together 8 of the best


4 Glorious Gardens from Ireland's Blue Book

A garden is a beautiful way to reflect the story of a building. Across the island of Ireland there are Blue Book destinations with magnificent gardens that each reflect their own unique history. The incredible gardens that surround these houses, hotels and manors are enjoyed by guests and gardening enthusiasts alike, making them an ideal escape for those who want to enjoy the treasures and delights of a spectacular garden.

Food and Drink

The Island's Seasonal Flavours with Ireland's Blue Book

Tastes of the season around Irelands Blue Book Houses

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Bee Our Guest...5 Blue Book Houses that can Boast their own Bee-Hives

5 Blue Book Houses with their very own bees

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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.


Delicious Pancake Recipes

Sweet and Savoury Pancake Ideas From Some of the Blue Book Houses

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The Wilder Townhouse, Dublin – The perfect location for female business travellers

Just a five minute stroll from the heart of Dublin City Centre, The Wilder Townhouse is a perfect, safe location for female business travellers

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Rooms With a View

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


Suite Dreams with Ireland's Blue Book

Suite Dreams - Beautiful Blue Book Bedrooms

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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.

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Sweet Suite Luxury at Wineport Lodge, Athlone

After undergoing an extensive refurbishment, the Champagne Suite can now be called one of the premier hideaways in the country.


Explore the Exceptional - Unusual Bedroom Names

Unique names for bedrooms, suites and cottages of Blue Book houses


10 Indulgent Spas

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

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Luxury Shepherd Huts at Virginia Park Lodge

Stay somewhere different in one of the luxurious shepherd huts at Virginia Park Lodge in Cavan

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New to the Blue Book for 2020 – Introducing the Newest Members to the Collection

Ireland's Blue Book introduces its newest members to the collection - a chic, boutique townhouse in Dublin, and a historic castle in Limerick.

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5 Dreamy Things to Do, Drink and Dine on in Dublin

5 Dreamy Things to Do, Drink and Dine on in Dublin

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A Night at the Movies - 3 Hotels with their Own Cinema

Did you know that some Blue Book hotels and country houses have their very own cinemas? Indulge in the most luxurious cinematic experience, and curl up with some popcorn, (or perhaps a glass of wine) and enjoy an intimate screening of your favourite movie in one of these boutique cinemas.


7 Date Nights in Dublin

Looking for something different to do this Valentine’s? Celebrate you love in style...

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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

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