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Soak up the Suds

Relax, unwind and float effortlessly in a calming and serene state, with these 7 Blissful Bathtubs from Ireland’s Blue Book.

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New to the Blue Book for 2023 – Introducing the Newest Members to the Collection

Ireland's Blue Book introduces its newest members to the collection - Luxurious Georgian Mansion in Cork, Quirky Townhouse Kerry, Historic Hotel in Down, Elegant Townhouse in Cork and a 15th Century Castle in Kilkenny

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5 Blue Book Boltholes within 90 minutes of Dublin

5 Blue Book Boltholes within 90 minutes of Dublin that are perfect for your next break away

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5 Country House Hotels with Lovely Autumn Leaves

5 Blue Book Country House Hotels that have lovely Autumn leaves to enjoy and admire on your walk

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9 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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Ditch the Car: 6 Hotels You Can Travel to by Train

6 Hotels you can travel to by train

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7 Lovely Places to Visit in Limerick

Things to do and places to see in Limerick

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10 Stunning Places to See in Sligo

Things to do and places to see in Sligo

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6 Must Do's in Derry

Things to do and places to see in Derry

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8 of Ireland's Wonderful Greenways

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

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Connemara Dreamin’: 6 Things to do at 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 while, for others, adventure awaits a little further afield.


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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16 Unique Places to Stay on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

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.

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13 Rooms With a View

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


3 Thrilling Daytrips from Carrig

Summer has arrived here in Carrig, and many of our guests are rediscovering Kerry. Whether you're visiting for the very first time or returning to create new memories, we hope our 3 favourite daytrips from Carrig Country House will help inspire your summer plans.

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6 Perfect Spots to Throw a Private House Party

Our top picks for truly exclusive venues in a grand country houses for special birthdays, family reunions or simply parties with friends.

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Get Together at Glin Castle

Exclusive Hire for small groups.

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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.


Here at Carrig Country House the outdoors has never felt so good, but the welcome is as warm as ever inside!

It is the start of a new season here in Carrig, we officially re-opened after lockdown on July 10th and it was wonderful to welcome back so many returning guests and to greet lots of first-time visitors to our country home.

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10 Reasons to Add Ireland to Your Travel Bucket List

10 unmissable things to see do and experience around Ireland


Our 5 Favourite Things to do in Kerry

A list of our favourite things to do in Co. Kerry, plus 5 Blue Book houses ready to welcome you on your trip!

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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

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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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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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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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