Ireland's Blue Book Blog

Food and Drink

Pop! Fizz! Clink! - 6 Afternoon Teas with a bit of extra Sparkle

6 Sparkling Afternoon tea around the island of Ireland


Wild Garlic Pesto from Currarevagh House

Recipe for Wild Garlic Pesto from Currarevagh House


Four Fabulous, Fresh Fruit Recipes for Summer from Ballymaloe House

Light and fruity dessert recipes perfect for summer


The Tannery's Lamb Ragu with Rosemary Gnocchi

The Tannery's delicious recipe for Ragu of Lamb and Sticky Onions with Rosemary Gnocchi

Food and Drink

Time for Tea

Indulge in one of the grandest traditions - afternoon tea, in a Blue Book country house or historic hotel


Longueville’s Award-Winning Cider and Walnut Brown Bread

A recipe for Longueville House's award winning Cider and Walnut Bread - winner of Best Bread at the 2019 Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards

Food and Drink

Viva la Vegan – 7 Places to Dine on Delicious Vegan Dishes

For foodies living a vegan lifestyle - these vegan options from Ireland's Blue Book are sure to hit the mark


Turning up the Heat at the Tannery Cookery School

Sharpen your cookery skills at the Tannery Cookery School in Dungarvan


Ballymaloe House Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

The perfect zingy lemon meringue pie recipe fro

Food and Drink

Wet Your Whistle

 Whiskey Experiences with Ireland’s Blue Book

Food and Drink

Chef Profile - Patricia Teahan, Head Chef at Carrig House

We get together with Patricia Teahan, the head chef at Carrig Country House in County Kerry, to ask about her passion for food, cookery and her favourite ingredients


Ballymaloe's Sticky Toffee Pudding

A delicious Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe from Ballymaloe House


4 Sumptuous Spring Lamb Recipes from Ireland's Blue Book

Three delicious spring lamb recipes for Easter from the chefs of Ireland's Blue Book


Chocolate & Frangelico Tart

This delectable recipe comes from Chef & Owner Chris 'Woody' Woodward of Blairscove House, Co Cork.


Recipe: Traditional Irish Stew

Traditional Irish Stew Recipe from Chef Gerard Dunne, Butler House


3 Refreshing Summer Pimms Recipes

Three delicious and refreshing Pimms recipes from Blue Book Houses

Food and Drink

L' Ecrivain Launches 2019 Menu

Showcasing several new dishes; guests can look forward to the very best of Irish sourced dishes, including Kilkeel Crab, Aged Wicklow Venison and Wild Irish Pheasant.

Ireland's Blue Book Family

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

5 Blue Book Houses with their very own bees

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

Food and Drink

Game On

As the evenings, dare we mention it, get a bit shorter, the colder months have their compensations. Although we may complain about the weather, the punctuation of four distinct seasons means that things never get monotonous. And when it comes to food, one of the things that really heralds the warming dishes of the cooler months is the start of the game season.

Food and Drink

A little bit of pre theatre drama...

Pre-Theatre Menus from our Blue Book restaurants


Kevin Dundon's Wild Forest Mushroom Chowder

A Wonderful Winter Warmer from Kevin Dundon of Dunbrody House - Wild Forest Mushroom Chowder

Plan Your Trip

10 Great Places to Dine Alfresco in Ireland

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

Food and Drink

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

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

Wild Atlantic Way

A Labour of Love….The Moy House Farm

Did you know that Moy House has its own farm and is nearly self-sufficient in its produce?

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