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Lonely Planet names Burren Ecotourism Network ‘Best Community Tourism Project’

The Burren Ecotourism Network in Co. Clare has received the ‘Best Community Tourism Project’ accolade by Lonely Planet. The global travel company announced the news in its prestigious Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2021.


The Guardians of the Gardens - Hedgehogs “Check In” to Enniscoe Country House

Enniscoe House is delighted to welcome two new employees to their Organic Garden. These new arrivals in no way impede the restrictions put in place by Covid-19 – they are sibling hedgehogs, who will help to tackle the troublesome population of slugs present in the garden.

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Bee Our Guest...6 Blue Book Houses that can Boast their own Bee-Hives

5 Blue Book Houses with their very own bees


Keeping it Local

The Irish food scene is emerging, with a new initiative – “Taste the Island” recently announced by Fáilte Ireland, and so we have put together a list of 3 Blue Book houses who ‘keep it local’ and source their ingredients onsite and locally.


Biodiversity at Coopershill House

Coopershill House is set in a 500 acre estate of farm and woodland. We farm sheep, cattle and fallow deer and they spend most of their lives roaming free and grazing green Sligo grass.


Greener Sustainable Tourism at Castle Leslie Estate

‘Sustainable Tourism’ is the concept of visiting a place as a tourist and trying to make only a positive impact on the environment, society and economy. At Castle Leslie Estate , they are a working example of sustainable tourism through our measures to protect, restore and give back to our local community.

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