Ireland's Blue Book Blog


Looking Forward to... December with Ireland's Blue Book

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and we've put together some of the most wonderful events and activities going on around the country this December

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New to the Blue Book for 2019 – Introducing the Six Newest Members

New to the Blue Book for 2019 – Introducing the Six Newest Members

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Snowflakes, Christmas Cakes and Festive Breaks…. 6 Relaxing Twixmas Offers

Looking to get away for a relaxing break this winter? We've put together the best Blue Book offers for December

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12 Great Ways to Use Your 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


Stepping Back in Time at Hilton Park

A one night stay at the beautiful Hilton Park - a magnificent stately home in Monaghan

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Top 10 Tips for a Pet-Friendly Blue Book Holiday!

Who better to go on holiday with than Man's Best Friend?

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Follow your Heart to Ireland's Hidden Heartlands

Follow your Heart to Ireland's Hidden Heartlands - 8 Things to do and 3 Places to Stay

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6 Stylish Venues for your next Family Get-Together

Find the perfect venue for your next family get-together, birthday celebration, anniversary or reunion.

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Celebrate at Carrig Country House & Restaurant

Special Occasions on the Ring of Kerry


Hawk Walks this Autumn with Ireland’s Blue Book

Experience the adventure of flying a hawk while taking a leisurely walk through the beautiful grounds of these Blue Book Houses.

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Exploring Northern Ireland – 7 Tips for an unforgettable trip

Top tips for planning the perfect trip to Northern Ireland

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Lazy Sundays....

Make the most of your weekend, book Monday off work and look forward to a sleepover in one of these luxurious country houses.

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If You Go Down to the Woods Today…

Dunbrody House opens cosy woodland cabin

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A Sunny Staycation at Aherne’s

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

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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!

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10 Great Places to Dine Alfresco in Ireland

The best part about the sunny weather, is the opportunity for outdoor dining.


Rooms With a View

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

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7 Perfect Places to Picnic this Summer with Ireland’s Blue Book

With summer in full swing, why not make the most of this glorious sunshine… Pack up your baskets and dust off those blankets and visit some of these picturesque places for the perfect picnic spot!

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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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Our 5 Favourite Things to do in Donegal

County Donegal is home to some of its most stunningly sublime scenery and beautiful beaches. It was even voted the coolest place on the planet in 2017 by the National Geographic Traveler


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.

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8 Famous Festivals in Galway

Though primarily known as the ‘city of the tribes’, Galway is renowned for its many festivals. Neatly tucked between the Galway Film Fleadh, an international film festival and the Galway Races Festival, sits the Galway Arts Festival one of the biggest events on the Irish arts calendar. Just when you think it’s all over, in September the Galway International Oyster Festival steps up with plenty of music, dancing, talks and exhibitions.

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