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Events

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

History

The Fascinating History of Barberstown Castle


10 thing you might not know about the history and famous residents of Barberstown Castle

History

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


5 Blue Book Houses with their very own bees

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The Legacy of Myrtle Allen – A Life Lived Through Food


The Legacy of Myrtle Allen – A Life Lived Through Food

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Celebrate at Carrig Country House & Restaurant


Special Occasions on the Ring of Kerry

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A Sunny Staycation at Aherne’s


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

Romance

Rooms With a View


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

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

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10 Leading Ladies Behind Ireland’s Blue Book


Proprietors, CEOs, Managers, Chefs, Founders. Allow us to introduce you to a list of incredible women that make has brought Ireland’s Blue Book through 40 years…

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There’s something otherworldly about Gregans Castle


There’s something otherworldly about Gregans Castle, the gorgeous country house overlooking the beautiful Burren region on the Atlantic Coast of Co. Clare. It’s why down through the years it has attracted guests such as fantasy writer JRR Tolkien, Narnia creator CS Lewis and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney.

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New to the Blue Book for 2018


An introduction to the four new members joining the Blue Book in 2018

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Another generation adds to the charm of Coopershill House


Another generation adds to the charm of Coopershill House

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Voted one of the Top 10 Hotel Castles in the World - Castle Durrow


Hardly anyone books a hotel these days without checking it on Trip Advisor first, which is why, when Shelly Stokes heard Castle Durrow had been voted one of the Top 10 Hotel Castles in the World, she celebrated: “Everyone in the dining room got a Prosecco - and I burst into tears!”

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A New Chapter for the Blue Book!


Ireland’s Blue Book is excited to announce that we have moved to our new office at 63, Fitzwilliam Square!

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The property was won in a card game - Currarevagh House


Currarevagh Country House, on the banks of Lough Corrib, in Co. Galway, has an interesting provenance of its own. The property was won in a card game by Hodgson’s great grandfather seven times back. The move came up aces when he went on to discover tin and copper in the area, making his fortune and putting two steamboats on the lake, the Lioness and the Tigress, to ply both goods and passengers. “They also did what people almost always do when they strike it rich, they razed the original house and rebuilt a bigger one, the current house,” said Hodgson.

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