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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
Escape to Dunbrody Country House Hotel in County Wexford for a Wellness Weekend
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Ireland's Blue Book introduces its newest members to the collection - a chic, boutique townhouse in Dublin, and a historic castle in Limerick.
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Special Occasions on the Ring of Kerry
We meet Lucy Hodgson the Head Chef at Currarevagh House, for a quick chat on her passion for food, food memories and the ingredients she couldn't live without.
New to the Blue Book for 2019 – Introducing the Six Newest Members
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…
The Legacy of Myrtle Allen – A Life Lived Through Food
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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.
Another generation adds to the charm of Coopershill House
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!”
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.