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
A Sunny, Seaside Staycation at Aherne’s Townhouse in Youghal, Co. Cork.
10 wonderfully luxurious things to do and see at Ballyfin Demesne
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…
5 Blue Book Houses with their very own bees
10 thing you might not know about the history and famous residents of Barberstown Castle
Find the perfect venue for your next family get-together, birthday celebration, anniversary or reunion.
The Legacy of Myrtle Allen – A Life Lived Through Food
Special Occasions on the Ring of Kerry
What could be better than waking up to one of these spectacular views...
Escape to Dunbrody Country House Hotel in County Wexford for a Wellness Weekend
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.
An introduction to the four new members joining the Blue Book in 2018
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.