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5 Hotels With Cosy Autumn Walks


5 Blue Book hotels that have walks for guests to enjoy the crisp autumnal air

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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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5 Perfect Autumn Walks


Are you looking for an active getaway? We have gathered 5 Blue Book walks that are at their best in the crisp autumn air.

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5 Hotels for Blue Book Bibliophiles


5 hotels perfect for people who want to relax with a book on a weekend away

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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.

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Picturesque Picnic Spots this Summer


Enjoy a picnic with a loved one in some of our beautiful Blue Book houses

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5 Revitalizing Blue Book Yoga Experiences this Summer


Relax, Renew and Revitalize at these enjoyable Blue Book yoga experiences

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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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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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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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Walking in a Wooded Wonderland at Belleek Castle


Planning a trip to County Mayo? Include a night in Belleek Castle on your itinerary - with blazing fires, sumptuous food, and a dog that doubles as a tour guide

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4 Stunning Star Wars Filming Locations along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way


4 Stunning Star Wars Filming Locations along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

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Top 3 Trails to Trot


Equestrian Pursuits at Blue Book Houses

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Have you an Appetite for Adventure - Take on the Big 5 Challenge at Carrig


The Big Five Challenge at Carrig Country House

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A Bird in the Hand - Seven Fantastic Falconry Experiences


Four hotels offering falconry experiences around Ireland

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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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5 Things to Do on your next trip to the Russborough House and Parklands


Looking for something to do on a sunny weekend? We list our 5 top tips on things to do at Russborough House and Parklands

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Blue Book Swimming Pools


Whether you're looking to relax or for a bit of exercise, sometimes you just need a dip in a Blue Book swimming pool.

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Summer Swimming – 6 Serene Spots for Wild Swimming


6 spots around Ireland where you can swim in the wild

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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.

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Cooking Up A Storm


Roll up your sleeves with these delectable cookery courses, and hone your skills with some of Ireland’s most talented and well known chefs.

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Explore and more at Ballyfin Demesne


10 wonderfully luxurious things to do and see at Ballyfin Demesne

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Turning up the Heat at the Tannery Cookery School


Sharpen your cookery skills at the Tannery Cookery School in Dungarvan

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The Ultimate Northern Ireland Road Trip


Experience Northern Ireland in style with the ultimate road trip, stopping along several Blue Book Houses along the way.

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