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Five reasons why Ireland's Blue Book Gift Vouchers make the perfect wedding gift

Here are five reasons why Ireland's Blue Book gift vouchers make the perfect wedding gift:


4 Hotels with Outdoor Hot Tubs

Are these the most serene hot tubs in Ireland?


Golf in Northern Ireland

Places to stay while golfing in Northern Ireland

Plan Your Trip

5 Things to do for your Country Spring Escape

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


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

Sparkling Afternoon Tea

6 Sparkling Afternoon Teas around the Island of Ireland

Wild Atlantic Way

A cycling adventure to Gregans Castle

As I sat down to dinner in Gregans Castle, one of Irelands blue book hotels, last evening looking out at the purple hue form the limestone mountain across the valley I noticed the sky beginning to change colour. As each course of my meal was presented the sky went from pink to orange to red before finally succumbing to darkness as my desert arrived.

Food and Drink

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

Tastes of the season around Irelands Blue Book Houses

Plan Your Trip

12 Great Ways to Use Your Gift Voucher from Ireland’s Blue Book

The Blue Book contains beautiful country houses, hotels and restaurants all across Ireland, many set in idyllic scenic surroundings in some of the more rugged and isolated parts of this beautiful island.


Beetroot, Blue Cheese, Garden Leaves, Toasted Pistachios and Honey Dressing

Garden Beetroot, Young Buck Blue Cheese, Walled Garden Leaves, Toasted pistachio nuts and Ballymaloe Honey Dressing from Ballymaloe House

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10 Stunning Places to See in Sligo

Things to do and places to see in Sligo


7 Traditional Irish Recipes

Traditional Irish recipes from our country houses

Wild Atlantic Way

Discover Dreamy Retreats Along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way: 16 Enchanting Escapes

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.

Ireland's Blue Book Family

Fresh Air, Facials and Cookery Classes at Dunbrody Country House Hotel

Escape to Dunbrody Country House Hotel in County Wexford for a Wellness Weekend

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6 Things to do in Kerry

Things to do and places to see in Kerry

Food and Drink

Ireland is your Oyster

The first of the native Irish oysters are appearing on menus around the country, and are being served in the Blue Book Houses

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8 of Ireland's Wonderful Greenways

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


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


Heritage and History - Clare Island Lighthouse

Islanders are exceptionally proud of their rich heritage and history. Glimpses of Clare Island’s intriguing past are evident at every turn; across the island there are traces of past generations everywhere.

Food and Drink

Mother's Day Takeout Options

Treat your Mum to a special takeaway this Mother's Day from Ireland's Blue Book

Plan Your Trip

7 Lovely Places to Visit in Limerick

Things to do and places to see in Limerick


The Top 10 Golf Courses in Ireland

Ireland, with its lush green landscapes and dramatic coastal cliffs, is a golfer's paradise. The country boasts an array of golf courses that not only challenge players' skills but also offer stunning natural beauty. From rugged links courses to scenic parklands, Ireland has it all. In this post, we'll take you on a journey through the top 10 best golf courses Ireland has to offer.


Traditional Irish Stew from Butler House

Traditional Irish Stew Recipe from Chef Gerard Dunne, Butler House

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

Food and Drink

8 Things to do on the coast of Northern Ireland

Things to do on Northern Ireland's coast

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