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 irish examiner logoFebruary 2022: Come away with me: Sixteen sweet St. Valentine’s Day stays by Thomas Breathnach

Featuring: Aherne’s Townhouse & Restauran, No. 1 Pery Square Hotel & Spa and the Ice House


tipperary live logo February 2022: Travel Tales: Follow the Blue Book to get tips for the best romantic break away by Fergal O’Keefe

Featuring: Tubbrid Castle, No. 1 Pery Square Hotel and Spa and Barberstown Castle


irish times logo resizedFebruary 2022: Irish spring breaks: Outdoor adventures for all the family by Conor Pope and Jamie Ball

Featuring: Aherne’s Townhouse



irish independent logo January 2022: St Brigid’s Day – when is Ireland’s new bank holiday and what’s on around the country by Pól Ó Conghaile

Featuring: The Bushmills Inn and Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens


house and home magazine logoJanuary 2022: Inspiring Space – Dunbrody Country House by Ruth Bell

Featuring: Dunbrody House


irish times the glossJanuary 2022: 8 Places to Hibernate And Rejuvenate This Month by Penny McCormick

Featuring: The Old Inn and Delphi Lodge


irish examiner logo December 2022: Travel editor’s choice: Tom Breathnach's top 10 stays of 2022 by Thomas Breathnach

Featuring: Ballymaloe House, Cashel Palace Hotel, Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens, Carrig Country House & Restaurant and Liss Ard Estate 

irish times the glossDecember 2022: There’s Still Time to Book These Top Twixmas Stays by Penny McCormick

Featuring: The Lansdowne Kenmare, No. 1 Pery Square Hotel & Spa, Killarney Royal Hotel, The Old Inn and the Ice House 


forbes logo  December 2022: Hibernicis: A Beauty Lover’s Guide to the West Coast of Ireland by Angelina Villa-Clarke

Featuring: Coopershill House


irish examiner logo December 2022: Our Top 10 Festive Breaks in Ireland, Including Twixmas Deals and Christmas Day Luxury by Thomas Breathnach

Featuring: Wineport Lodge, Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate and Cashel Palace Hotel


irish times the gloss December 2022: 10 Of The Best Christmas Markets To Visit Around Ireland This Month by Penny McCormick

Featuring: Barberstown Castle 

irish times the gloss November 2022: 18 Hotels with Impressive Art Collections to Visit This Year by Penny McCormick

Featuring: Mount Juliet Estate, The Merrion Hotel, Liss Ard Estate and The Wilder Townhouse




 irish times logo resized November 2022: Where to wake up to the best hotel breakfasts around Ireland by Gemma Tipton

Featuring: The Mustard Seed, The Wilder Townhouse and Ballymaloe House



hospitality ireland logo October 2022: Castle Leslie Estate Team ‘Sleep Out’ For Homelessness by Dave Simpson

Featuring: Castle Leslie Estate 



hospitality ireland logo October 2022: Bushmills Inn Wins Customer Service Award by Dave Simpson


Featuring: The Bushmills Inn

irish times the gloss October 2022: The Pursuit of Autumnal Harvesting by Penny McCormick

Featuring: Coopershill House, Rathmullan House, Ballyfin Demesne, Cashel Palace and Ballymaloe House 


irish examiner logo October 2022: Ireland’s Blue Book: 10 Great Autumn Escapes by Tom Breathnach


Featuring: Newforge House, Cashel Palace, Butler House, Bishop’s Gate, Bushmills Inn, Gregans Castle, Ballymaloe House, The Mustard Seed, Belleek Castle and Longueville House


irish times logo resized October 2022: Eight gorgeous yoga retreats to escape to this winter by Gemma Tipton

Featuring: Liss Ard Estate, Ballymaloe House and Wineport Lodge


hospitality ireland logo October 2022: Hayfield Manor Announced as Winner of Preferred Hotels & Resorts Quality Assurance Award by Dave Simpson

Featuring: Hayfield Manor Hotel


hospitality ireland logo October 2022: Mustard Seed of Co. Limerick Named Best Hotel in Ireland by Dave Simpson

Feauturing: The Mustard Seed


hospitality ireland logo October 2022: Castle Leslie Estate Named Ireland’s Leading Boutique Hotel by Dave Simpson

Feauturing: Castle Leslie Estate 


irish times the gloss September 2022: 15 of the Best Spa Retreats & Treatments in Ireland to Book this Year by Penny McCormick


Featuring: Hayfield Manor, Liss Ard Estate and Wineport Lodge


irish times the gloss September 2022: Gorgeous Gourmet Getaways to Book in Ireland this Autumn by Penny McCormick

Featuring: Longueville House, Mount Juliet Estate, Ballymaloe House, Hayfield Manor and Ardtara Country House


irish times the gloss August 2022: The Best Places to Stay In and Around Cork this Summer by Penny McCormick

Featuring: Liss Ard Estate and Ballymaloe house


irish times the gloss August 2022: The Best Dublin Breaks To Suit Every Budget by Penny McCormick

Featuring: The Wilder Townhouse and The Merrion Hotel 


irish times the gloss  August 2022: Booked Up: Irish and International Hotels with Lovely Libraries by Penny McCormick 

Featuring: Castle Leslie Estate, Bushmills Inn and Ballyfin Demesne



irish country magazine July 2022: Irish Island Experiences to Try by Irish Country Magazine

Featuring: Clare Island Lighthouse


irish times the gloss July 2022: Booked Up: Irish and International Hotels With Lovely Libraries by Penny McCormick

Featuring: Castle Leslie Estate, Bushmills Inn and Ballyfin Demesne



irish times logo resized July 2022: The Best Places to Stay Near Train Stations Around Ireland by Gemma Tipton

Featuring: No. 1 Pery Square, Butler House and Bishop’s Gate Hotel


irish times the gloss July 2022: The Best Irish Hotels for Golfing Holidays by Penny McCormick

Featuring: The Park Hotel Kenmare, Mount Juliet Estate, Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Bushmills Inn

irish times the gloss July 2022: 5 Glossy Things To Do This Weekend by Penny McCormick 

Featuring: Dunbrody House and The Wicklow Escape

irish times the gloss June 2022: Love all: Hotels for Tennis Fans by Penny McCormick 

Featuring: The Park Hotel Kenmare and Ballymaloe House

irish times the gloss June 2022: These Hotel Picnics Are Worth Ordering by Penny McCormick

Featuring: No. 1 Pery Square and Coopershill House



irish country magazine June 2022: Extra Special Gift Ideas for Father's Day

Featuring: Bishop's Gate, Delphi Lodge and Cahernane House Hotel



irish times logo resized May 2022: Escapist gift ideas for Father’s Day by Gemma Tipton 

Featuring: Delphi Lodge and Coopershill House



hospitality ireland logoMay 2022: Castle Leslie Estate Celebrates 30 Years in Business by Dave Simpson 

Featuring: Castle Leslie Estate 


rte logo white background May 2022: Top 25 Irish hotels and B&Bs revealed in TripAdvisor Awards 2022

Featuring: The Merrion Hotel, Cahernane House Hotel,  The Wilder Townhouse, Hayfield Manor Hotel 



irish independent logo May 2022: Liss Ard springs back to life with ‘Sky Garden’ and lakeside saunas by Pol O'Conghaile

Featuring: Liss Ard Estate


irish times the gloss May 2022: Five Yoga Retreats to Book Now by Penny McCormick 

Featuring: The Park Hotel Kenmare 



irish examiner logo May 2022: Three dream Lakeside Escapes in Ireland by by Tom Breathnach

Featuring:Wineport Lodge 



irish independent logo April 2022: 10 Hobby Holidays to indulge your interests on a short break by Pol O'Conghaile

Featurig: Dunbrody House 



irish independent logo April 2022: Cashel Palace Hotel Review: Ireland gets a new five star but is it worth the high prices by Pol O'Conghaile

Featuring: Cashel Palace


irish times the gloss April 2022: Lunch at Chapter One Could Be The Best €65 You Can Spend On a Food Experience in Ireland Right Now by Ciara McQuillan 

Featuring: Chapter One by Mikael Viljanen



food and wine logo April 2022: 3 Easterlamb recipes from the houses and restuarants of Ireland's Blue Book

Featuring: Ardtara Country House, Dunbrody House, Glenlo Abbey Hotel





irish examiner logo April 2022: Spring break: Pet-friendly stays, fun trips and city breaks in rooms made for families by Tom Breathnach

Featuring: The Mustard Seed



belfasttelegraph April 2022: Best dressed competition returns for this year’s Balmoral Show



irish times logo resized April 2022: Liss Ard Hotel in west Cork gets a ‘friend’s lavish pad’ makeover by Gemma Tipton 

Featuring: Liss Ard Estate 




 irish independent logo April 2022: Crème de la crème: The top 30 of Lucinda O’Sullivan’s 100 Best Restaurants by Lucinda O'Sullivan

Featuring: Chapter One by Mikael Viljanen



irish times the gloss March 2022: The Best Georgian Gems for Bridgerton-Style Breaks in Ireland by Penny McCormick 

Featuring: Ballyfin Demesne, Glenlo Abbey, Enniscoe House, Newforge House, Marlfield House, Castle Leslie Estate and The Merrion 



irish times logo resized March 2022: Step into spring with Ireland’s Blue Book 

Featuring: Coopershill House, Gregans Castle, Carrig Country House, Rosleague Manor and Ghan House 


irish times the gloss March 2022: Extraordinary Mother’s Day Gift Ideas and Experiences 

Featuring: No.1 Pery Square, Cashel Palace, The Tannery, Cahernane House Hotel and Campagne Restaurant



irish examiner logo March 2022: I would return to Hayfield Manor Hotel in a heartbeat by Louise O'Neill

Featuring: Hayfield Manor 


irish times the gloss March 2022: Why Stylish Brides (And Grooms) Want To Marry In An Orangery by Penny McCormick

Featuring: Ballyfin Demesne, Tankardstown House, Longueville House and Castle Leslie



irish times logo resized March 2022: Inside Cashel Palace hotel after its Magnier makeover by Gemma Tipton 

Featuring: Cashel Palace 



irish examiner logo February 2022: Nine great bank holiday getaways to grab for the extra-long St Patrick's Day weekend by Tom Breathnach 

Featuring: Longueville House, Tankardstown House and No. 1 Pery Square



irish times the gloss February 2022: The Best Spring Activity Breaks To Book Now by Penny McCormick

Featuring: Cahernane House Hotel and the Ice House Hotel



irish examiner logo February 2022: Five romantic retreats to book for your Valentine by Tom Breathanach

Featuring: Glenlo Abbey and the Mustard Seed






image magazine February 2022: Sweeten up your weekend with these delicious, Cupid-inspired cocktails by Lauren Heskin

Featuring: The Wilder, The Merrion and Castle Leslie Estate



irish independent logo January 2022: Ireland’s 10 best spas for post-pandemic pampering are here by Pol O'Conghaile

Featuring: The Ice House



irish independent logo January 2022: Ireland’s top 10 hotels for 2022 revealed by Pol O'Conghaile

Featuring: Glenlo Abbey Hotel


irish times the gloss January 2022: 5 Bucket List Irish Restaurants To Visit in 2022 by Ciara McQuillan

Featuring: Ballymaloe House, Chapter One by Mikael Viljanen and Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud



irish examiner logo January 2022: Three sustainable Irish dining escapes by Tom Breathnach 

Featuring: Gregans Castle and The Wicklow Escape



image magazine January 2022: Best hotel restaurants: 16 places to add to your Irish travel list by Sarah Finnan 

Feauring: Gregans Castle, The Mustard Seed, Rathmullan House, Ahernes Townhouse, Marlfield House, The Ice House Hotel and Mount Juliet Estate

irish examiner October 2021: Choose your own charming hideaway by Thomas Breathnach

Featuring: No.1 Pery SquareBushmills InnWineport Lodge, Longueville HouseDelphi LodgeThe WilderDunbrody HouseButler House


screenshot 2021 03 24 at 105126 August 2021: Where I Work by Rose Costello

Featuring: Roie McCann of Clare Island Lighthouse

sunday independent life July 2021: My Favourite Room by Mary O'Sullivan

Featuring Belleek Castle


sunday independent life July 2021: My Favourite Room by Mary O'Sullivan

Featuring Enniscoe House


the gloss interiors July 2021: Holidays with Friends by Penny McCormick

Featuring: Castle Leslie Estate, Virginia Park Lodge, Dunowen House, Longueville House, and Rathsallagh House

sunday times ireland editionJune 2021: Get away for your gourmet stay by Rose Costello

Featuring: Viemount House, Ballymaloe House, The Mustard Seed, Gregans Castle, and King Sitric


irish independent logo June 2021: Think big for your small day: The top venues in Ireland for a micro wedding by Katy McGuinness

Featuring: Chapter One, Mount Juliet Estate, The Tannery, Coopershill, Dunowen House, No.1 Pery Square, The Merrion, Virginia Park Lodge and Gregans Castle


irish independent logo May 2021: 20 of the best Irish hotels with self-catering by Orla Neligan

Featuring: Blairscove, Castle Leslie Estate, Delphi Lodge and Virginia Park Lodge


social and personalApril 2021: Ireland's Country House Hotels by Alexandra Desmond

Featuring: Ballyfin Demesne, Ardtara Country House and Restaurant, Blairscove, Ghan House, Tankardstown House, Cahernane House Hotel, Newforge House, Marlfield House and Rathsallagh House

screenshot 2021 03 24 at 105126February 2021: Love on Delivery by Katy McGuinness

Featuring: Currarevagh House, Virginia Park Lodge, Ghan House, Merrion Hotel, Dax Restaurant, Gregans Castle

the gloss interiors February 2021: Cabin Fever

Featuring: The Pond Suites a Marlfield House, The Woodland Huts at Virginia Park Lodge, The Cosy Cabins at Dunbrody House and The Courtyard Cottage Suites at Tankardstown House


 irish independent logo  January 2021: 20 best castles in Ireland you can stay in - from five star icons to affordable Airbnbs by Pól Ó Conghaile and Yvonne Gordon

Featuring: Glin Castle, Castle Leslie Estate and Belleek Castle


irish independent logo December 2020: Festive Feasts: The best Irish hampers to gift or treat yourself to this Christmas by Katy McGuinness

Featuring: Ballymaloe House, Longueville House, Castle Grove Country House and Virginia Park Lodge


 magDecember 2020: A Unique Retreat

The West Wing at Castle Leslie Estate

theirishtimes November 2020: Beyond Lockdown: 100 Great Places to Eat in Ireland

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud: "A two-Michelin star experience; beautiful, detailed, precise cooking with pristine produce" 

Chapter One: "The warm service is consistently among the best on the island" 

Gregans Castle: "Simon Haden and Frederieke McMurray's Burren retreat is total escapism and the food here is worth the delightful treck"

The Mustard Seed: "The rooms are a joy to eat in, thanks to owner John Edward Joyce's splendid decor"

The Tannery: "The €35 three-course Sunday lunch continues to be the perfect excuse to head here"

Dax Restaurant: "Somehow the Michelin Guide has yet to discover the charms of this much-loved Dublin restaurant"

Campagne: "It is well worth jumping on a train for Sunday lunch at Garrett and Bríd Byrne's one-Michelin-star restaurant"

The Lady Helen at Mount Juliet Estate: "One of the most popular escapes this year"


irish independent logo October 2020: Lockdown Luxury by Tanya Sweeney

Featuring: The Merrion Hotel, Hayfield Manor, No. 1 Pery Square, Ghan House

theirishtimesSeptember 2020: A Family Affair by Tanya Sweeney

Featuring: Coopershill House, Marlfield House, The Park Hotel Kenmare, Virginia Park Lodge

irish examinerAugust 2020: To the Manor Born by Thomas Breathnach and Mel Mullan

Cahernane House Hotel: "It's proudly child-friendly"

Gregans Castle: "Probably the most charming Irish property I've ever checked in to" 

The Mustard Seed: "The property sits on acres of manicured lawns, orchards and a working garden"

Newforge House: "Newforge House is the prime spot for escaping the hustle and bustle of every day life"

Castle Grove Country House: "There's no better place to rest your weary legs after a day of exploring"

Enniscoe House: "To keep to its true spirit, the property has a homely rather than a Pinterest finish"

Coopershill House: "You'll never be short of things to explore"

Currarevagh House: "A quaint Victorian house that has been welcoming guests for more than 130 years"

Castle Durrow: "It's magnificently flanked by landscaped gardens"

Ghan House: "Ghan House is the perfect location for a few days' respite"


sunday independent lifeJuly 2020: A Taste for Life with JR Ryall of Ballymaloe House

Interview by Chloe Brennan

irish examiner July 2020: Checking out hotel stays by Thomas Breathnach

Wineport Lodge: "Wineport Lodge offers a unique getaway haven in our overlooked lakeland region"

The Mustard Seed: "One of Ireland's finest dog-friendly getaway options"

Ahernes Townhouse and Restaurant: "A bastion of hospitality and fine-dining"

Cahernane House Hotel: "The manor is secluded, but just a 20 minute wander into Killarney town centre"


 the business post logo white green June 2020: Escaping the Crisis in Style by Gillian Nelis

Laura Bowe (Marlfield House) interview by Gillian Nelis 


the gloss interiors June 2020: Castle Keepers

Glin Castle: "With its elegant reception rooms, pretty bedrooms, fairytale turrets and pleasure grounds, Glin Castle in Co. Limerick was built with entertaining in mind" 


telegraph    May 2020: Why you should opt for splendid isolation at Ireland's Glin Castle

Glin Castle: "The great thing about the exclusive-use offering is that it can be so flexible"

Longueville House: "Should you be looking for activity, there are orchard walks, distillery talks and tours, falconry, fishing and horse-riding"

Virginia Park Lodge: "For bigger groups, there are woodland huts, lodges and cottages dotted around the 100-acre estate"

Enniscoe House: "Stroll through the Victorian pleasure gardens and catch brown trout in the lough"

Coopershill House: "It's known for its excellent food, with vegetables from the garden and venison from the estate"

 house and home May 2020: Upstairs, Downstairs

Coopershill House: "From hip baths to hip actors, Coopershill has seen it all through the years"

Castle Durrow: "Home to viscounts, then a retreat and a school, this grand abode is now a thriving hospitality business"

Newforge House: "Considered conservation and a boutique aesthetic marks this destination out"

Longueville House: "This stunning listed Georgian country house is set in a rolling wooded estate"


mag April 2020: Quirky Irish Retreats

The Hideaway at Dromquinna Manor: "The Hideaway is nothing short of a luxurious escape and surrender to nature"

The Cosy Cabins at Dunbrody House: "This cosy cabin offers guests a back-to-nature woodland retreat, perfect for those seeking to get away from urban life and experience a more relaxed private option"

Clare Island Lighthouse: "Once a safe haven for sailors, this heritage property now offers a sanctuary of a different kind"

Woodland Huts at Virginia Park Lodge: "Situated on the edge of Deerpark forest at the luxurious Virginia Park Lodge in Co. Cavan, these bespoke handcrafted luxury Shepard’s huts are glamping at its best" 


chicago tribune March 2020: Ireland’s ‘Wild’ side: Exploring a quieter corner of the rugged west coast by John Carpenter

Rathmullan House: "Rathmullan House in Donegal was an easy choice for our first stop"

Ice House Hotel: "I was sold on its riverside views and restaurant reviews"

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irish independent logo  February 2020: "Celebrating Suite Love" by Nicola Brady for the Weekend Magazine

Glin Castle: "Live like a Knight of Glin for the weekend"

No. 1 Pery Square: "Have a long, luxurious soak in the room's gorgeous roll top bath


 the business post logo white green    January 2020: Frankie Whelehan (the Wilder Townhouse) interview by Gillian Nelis


  sunday life cropped January 2020: "Carlingford Cracker" by Ciaran Barnes

Ghan House: "Just a two-minute walk from the best pubs and restaurants, the walled Georgian guesthouse is luxury personified"                                   

theirishtimes November 2019: "Check in, check out the look" by Alanna Gallagher

Ballyfin Demesne: "Steep yourself in stately style at Ballyfin Demesne"

Dunbrody House: "Try toasty coastalism at the cosy cabin at Dunbrody Country House"


theirishtimesOctober 2019: "Selling beauty sleep, the hotels offering golden slumber" by Pól O Conghaile. 

"Blue Books Dunbrody House offers breakfast until noon while its Newforge House has a pillow menu. 


  sunday life cropped     August 2019: "It shore was a relaxing stay" by Ciaran Barnes

Rathmullan House - "The four star hotel on the shores of the picture postcard Lough Swilly is the ultimate in luxury accomdation and dining"                        

theirishtimes June 2019: Galway: From 5-star finery to a campsite 'that could pass for Tahiti' by Gemma Fullam

Glenlo Abbey Hotel: "In fact, the beds are so comfortable, that come morning, I chose a lie-in over breakfast, but the thoughtful staff not only organised a late checkout, but gave my pal a bag of fruit and pain au chocolat, which I enjoyed in bed with coffee from the in-room Nespresso machine. A win-win"

boston irish reporter June 2019: Note to Irish travelers: Ask guide groups about accommodations By Judy Enright

Coopershill House: "Sligo is an enchanting, ancient landscape whose lakes, mountains and empty beaches inspired Ireland’s greatest poet, W.B Yeats. Coopershill is that rare property, an historic building full of charm and character that is also extremely comfortable and with very good food.”


irish independent logo February 2019: Top 10 Valentines Breaks by Nicola Brady

Marlfield House: "There's nothing more romantic than snuggling up in front of a roaring fire, and there are plenty of them to choose from at Marlfield House"


irish independent logo February 2019: The art of the mini-moon by Jillian Bolger

Ballyfin Demesne: "So much more than a hotel, this exquisite country house allows you to step back in time and experience big house living with the finest of modern comforts". 

The Merrion Hotel: "The incredible Georgian interiors, impeccable service, lavish bedrooms with comfy beds, sinking into fireside sofa's for evening drinks.... - all make it a five-star city stay to savour".

Dunbrody House: "Dunbrody House, Kevin and Catherine Dundon's luxurious country house hotel, is at the heart of Wexford's Hook Peninsula, with Kevin's modern Irish cooking a real draw".

Carrig Country House: "The cosy country house enjoys sublime views and perfect sunsets - hire bikes, swim in the lake or hang out on Rossbeigh beach, before returning in the evenings for dinners in the Lakeside restaraunt".

Newforge House: "With just six bedroomsit's intimate, exclusive and a hot foodie ticket. Book the romantic Hanna ROom, with it's four-poster bed and wonderful views of the gardens and prepare to be delightfully spoilt.



georgetowner Janurary 2019: 'New Member for Ireland's Blue Book: Cahernane House' by Stephanie Green

Cahernane assails you with its Victorian charm straight away. The ivy-covered entrance opens to the grand Queen Anne fireplace, churning right inside the doorway.


sunday independent lifeJanuary 2019: 'Blue Blood is thicker than water' - Emily Hourican talks to couples and siblings who work together running Blue Book properties.

John & Francis Brennan, Park Hotel Kenmare - 'There could be fireworks in the office at times, but that'll be the end of it. It would never come out the front gate'

Sallyanne & Derry Clarke, l'Ecrivain - 'You need a balance between home and work, for your sanity

Catherine & Kevin Dundon, Dunbrody House - '...your whole lisfe revolves around Dunbrody. It's about trying to bring your head back into the home space'

Paul & Máire Flynn, The Tannery - 'The best thing about working together is that we are both equally passionate about what we do'

Ross & Jessica Lewis, Chapter One - 'The business is part of the family. It is our own and we have to mind it...'

Richard & Deirdre Corrigan, Virgina Park Lodge - 'We bounce ideas off each other and and we can be very honest with each other, which is refreshing in business' 


irish independent logo November 2018 'Blue Sky Thinking' by Regina Lavelle

John & Louise Mathers, Newforge House - Newforge isn't Swanky, buts its very comfortable, very welcoming, and you'll have a lovely dinner with good locally sourced ingredients'

DJ & Colette Kellet, Enniscoe House - 'We had (baby) Fern in April. The priority was to keep the house going but learn how to be parents as well'

Ann & Chris (Woody) Woodward, Blairscove House - 'Simultaneously working and raising three young children means Ann and Woody have raised teamwork to a new level of percision.


theirishtimeslogo November 2018: 'Blue Book Trailblazers' by Tanya Sweeney

Ballymaloe House, Rathmullan House, Longueville House & Currarevagh House 'Ireland's Blue Book, now 45, boasts founding members who have survived everything from the troubles to Airbnb'


irish independent logo November 2018: 'Luxury 'glamping' and rock'n'roll mansion added to the Blue Book'


theirishtimeslogo September 2018: ‘Autumn Adventures’ by Gemma Tipton

Ireland’s Blue Book – ‘Live like a lord...’


wsjSeptember 2018: ‘The Fast Life in the Slow Lane’ By Sara Tucker

Shannon Princess:  ‘Takes you through one of Ireland’s most memorably lovely areas’


theirishtimeslogo September 2018: ‘Apples lie at the core of Armagh, the Harvest County’ by Mimi Murray

Newforge House – ‘an excellent spot for taking in the many seasonal activities on offer’


irish independent logo August 2018: ‘Cosy Cabin - Dunbrody House opens new woodland hideaway in Wexford’ by Pol O’Conghaile


theirishtimeslogo August 2018: ‘Great Sunday night stays around Ireland’ by Mimi Murray

Ballymaloe House: ‘a gorgeous country retreat…’

Dunbrody House: ‘a relaxed and charming luxury Hotel’

Castle Durrow: ‘luxury with a side of laid-back’


modern luxury magazine July 2018: ‘Second City’ by Marjie Killeen

Hayfield Manor – ‘The hotel offers luxurious guest rooms and expansive suites’

Liss Ard Estate – ‘Heading west to Skibbereen is the magical Liss Ard Estate…’


irish examiner logo July 2018: ‘Luxury & Style without the Stuffiness’ by Martin Caffrey 

Rosleague Manor – ‘In this world of retreat, this was is an inner sanctum, a quirky blend of old and new.


sundaybusinesspost2013July 2018 'Lady Helen Serves up Some Cool Classics' by Gillian Nelis

Mount Juliet Estate 'The key to a successful tasting menu experience is balance; you’re looking for a mix of light and rich dishes in appropriate portions, and here, local chef John Kelly seems to have got that balance just right.'


trends cover june 2018 June 2018: ‘Balade Irlandaise avec Blue Book’ by Sylvain Grandadam

Ireland’s Blue Book - ‘des établissements aux racines architecturales élégantes pour un séjour mémorable dans les ancestrales et vertes terres d’Ir¬lande.’ 


boston irish reporterJune 2018 'Viewmount House in Longford has it all, and then some' by Judy Enright

Viewmount House: 'The sprawling country house is beautifully appointed and filled with antique furniture and oriental rugs bought at auction over the years.It exudes an air of quiet, comfort, and relaxation'


sundaybusinesspost2013 June 2018 'Them's the Breaks' Contributed to by Elaine Prendeville 

Castle Durrow: 'Today’s lady of the house Shelley Stokes has employed impeccable taste in a sensitive modernisation job, one that’s endured hundreds of guests by now, and that retains plenty of four-postered, floral-wallpapered charm while feeling fresh, comfortable and contemporary'


sunday life croppedMay 2018 'Water Way to Relax' by Ciaran Barnes

Wineport Lodge 'Trust me on this, the accommodation is stunning, utterly stunning, and is perhaps the best Irish hotel that I’ve had the pleasure to lay my head'


 image magazineApril 2018 'Three for Foodies' by Meg Walker

Gregans Castle: 'People who have stayed at Gregans Castle in Ballyvaughan Co Clare, will tell you that the food created by Robbie McCauley simply has to be experienced'

Hayfield Manor: 'Cork's Hayfield Manor with its old world charm, luxurious spa and elegant furnishings is everything one could want in a five star city hotel.'


theirishtimeslogo April 2018 'Food File' by Marie Claire Digby

Rosleague Manor in Connemara is celebrating 50 years in business with an offer price €220 for a one-night stay for two people, including a five-course dinner in the restaurant, which specialises in local shellfish and Connemara lamb.


afar logo April 2018

'Where to Stay on Northern Ireland's Causeway Coastal Route' by Nancy Brown

Ardtara House: 'Northern Ireland offers history, culture, regional food and stunning scenery along the Causeway Coastal Route. Combine that together with a lovely stay in a historic manor house and you have the beginnings of a beautiful relationship'


'Where to Stay 30 Minutes Outside of Belfast, Northern Ireland' by Nancy Brown

Newforge House: 'Wonderful things come out of his kitchen and Newforge House is the perfect ingredient for discovering Northern Ireland. 



new york lifestyles magazine March 2018: Delight your senses in Ireland' by Clint Brownfield.

Park Hotel Kenmare: We literally lived in the lap of luxury-overlooking a gorgeous lake.
Ballymaloe House: Family run, Ballymaloe has rightfully taken its place among the places to visit while in Ireland.
Barberstown Castle: Dating to the 1500s, it features impressive meals in the original castle area as well as more casual dining in the airy Garden Bar
Merrion Hotel: One of the best hotels in the world. Comprised of four historic Georgian townhouses, in addition to modern additions, the hotel also has the second largest art collection
in Ireland.


nat geo traveller indiaFebruary 2018: 'Of Castles and Leprechauns in Ireland' by Neha Dara

Hilton Park 'The house is scattered with antiques like a painted leather screen, four-poster beds, oriental cabinets…'
Castle Leslie Estate 'The castle itself is a maze, with one magical room leading to another…'


sundaybusinesspost2013 January 2018: 'Stars of the Suburbs and old Stalwarts' by Gillian Nelis

Campagne Restaurant 'Garrett Byrne’s cooking remains classically delicious: indulgent copper pots of buttery mash, perfect chicken with peas, lettuce and bacon, and light as air chocolate madeleines were just some of the goodies I ate in his restaurant this time around.' 


boston irish reporter January 2018: 'A visit with Ireland's Super Chef Kevin Dundon' by Ed Forry

Dunbrody House: Dunbrody is an elegant Georgian-style house with Irish oak floors, pitched pine window shutters, high ceilings, and twinkling chandeliers. And great food.


 irish daily mail logo December 2017: 'Heaney's Digs' by Michelle Jackson

Ardtara House '...I feel like I've been whisked back in time or woken up in the pages of a book.'


east anglian daily times December 2017: 'Away with the Fairies' by Eileen Wise

Aherne's Townhouse 'The family Fitzgibbbon run a cosy, welcoming hotel with the most magificant seafood' 

The Mustard Seed 'We revelled in our accomodation, a stylishly appointed ground floor sweet, complete with privae sitting room, kitchenette and too ensuite bathrooms. The food was to die for'

Moy House 'The welcome is warm here, the rooms elegant and spacious, and the food is divine' 

Mount Juliet Estate '....a lavish country house overlooking the River Nore featuring a luxurious manor house.'

Dunbrody House 'Set in 300 arces, Dunbrody has its own spa, and a renowned cookery school'


sundaybusinesspost2013 October 2017: 'Breaks from the Norm'

Dunbrody House 'While most people are glad to get home to their own beds, mine, alas, now pales in comparison to the luxury of the leaba in Dunbrody House. We will be back'  

Coopershill House 'With Coopershill you get the feeling you are visiting a warm family home'

The Mustard Seed 'Next time weather permitting we'll linger a little longer in this piece of country heaven...'


irish country magazineOctober 2017: Room with a View

Rosleague Manor: 'Once you check in the Foyle family and their welcoming staff have an effortless manner that makes you feel both at home and pampered.'


ireland of the welcomes September/October 2017

Ice House: 'Whereever you are, the magnificant views across the Moy estuary are impossible to escape...'

Enniscoe House: 'North Mayo's last mansion...'


boston irish reporter May 2017 Northern Ireland Antrim Coast offers Delights and then some by Judy Enright

Bushmills Inn - "I was so glad to recommend a place I had enjoyed so much and to have such a positive response from friends who clearly had the same positive experience"


what a trip nancy brown May 2017 What a Trip by Nancy Brown

Castle Leslie - "The Mauve Room, an antique filled suite suitable for royalty, offered a mervellous view of Glaslough Lake. Wait until you see the bathtub"


hotel scoop logo May 2017 Gregans Caste, Luxury Found near Galway Bay, Ireland by Nancy Brown

Gregans Castle - "That's what you can expect at Gregans Castle, wonderful food at the casual corkscrew bat and a more formal dining experience with multi-courses prepared by in-house chef David Hurley"


goqradio   May 2017 Home and Away by Robert Walsh

Hilton Park - "Guests are offered the elegance of a bygone era with stunning views over a 500 acre wooded park, restored gardens and lake"

sundaybusinesspost2013  May 2017 "How I made it" -Shelly Stokes by Sandra O'Connell

Castle Durrow - "Our whole attitude is come in and make yourself at home" 


 goqradio   April 2017 Far and Away by Robert Walsh

Ghan House  - "The property enjoys magnificent views, of the lough, mountains of Slieve Foy from the restaurant and all the bedrooms’


irish country magazine   April 2017 Holiday at Home

Park Hotel Kenmare – ‘A historic Manor with wonderful service, what else would you expect of John and Francis Brennen’

Marlfield House – ‘have lunch at the Duck in Marfield House followed by a stroll in their impressive kitchen gardens’


crescenta valley weekly logoApril 2017 Ireland's Barberstown Castle by Charly Shelton

Barberstown Castle: "With a huge four-post bed, big bay windows overlooking a lawn and a chaise lounge sitting area to take in the view, I didn’t want to leave the hotel."


Mount Juliet Estate: "One of the most luxurious hotels in Kilkenny, the property is steeped in history, fit for a king or lady of the manor, whichever you prefer."


coast magazine logo   April 2017 5 Wedding Venues by the Sea

Clare Island Lighthouse: "...for those with a tiny remote wedding in mind, this 200 year old lighthouse, offers bespoke, boutique accommodation. Couples can make their vows in the latern tower with breaktaking views over the Atlantic"


pittsburgh cropped  March 2017: Exploring Ireland with acclaimed designer Charleton Varney

The Mustard Seed: " authentic Irish Country House with an award winning menu..."

Gregan's Castle: "If you go to The Burren, Gregans Castle is where you should stay.."

Cashel House: "Built in 1850, its service and cozy, country charm make for an authentic Irish experience"

Longueville House: "The front yard is filled with sheep and offers sweeping views of County Cork’s Blackwater Valley below"


afar logo   March 2017: Where to Stay, Eat, and Play in West Ireland.

Coopershill House:"...Straight out of a Georgian-era novel..."

Enniscoe House: "A Victorian garden extends to the shores of Lough Conn..."


westmeath independent February 2017: Shannon Princess in RTE Series

Shannon Princess: "The Shannon Princess is a luxury boutique hotel barge cruising the River Shannon, where guests have all the comforts of a private boutique floating hotel."

goqradio January 2017: Home and Away by Robert Walshe

King Sitric Fish Restaurant & Townhouse: "The family enterprise is proving a real winner: offering a limited menu, fantastic food and great value, plus stylishly casual surroundings."

irish wedding diary January 2017:Leading Wedding Venues 

Castle Leslie Estate: "The Estate is dotted with ancient woodlands and glittering lakes providing a unique setting for timeless wedding memories."

Rathsallagh Country House: "More than a wedding venue, with its open log and turf fires, luxurious dining room, (…) it is your very own private Country House for your special day.

weddings now january January 2017: Make Mine a Marquee 

Castle Leslie Estate: "One of the last great Irish estates still in the hands of its founding family. Steeped in history and full of character and charm, it is the ultimate wedding destination."


derry news logo December 2016: Home & Away by Robert Walshe 
Longueville House: " ideal base for touring the south-west…"


irish independent logo December 2016: Top 10 Winter Warmers by Nicola Brady

Hunter’s Hotel:"Curl up on a chintzy sofa with a good book and a cup of tea, or get cosy in front of the open fire in the drawing room."

 evening echo cork December 2016: by Bernie Crowley

Killarney Royal:"We were treated like royalty at boutique hotel in Killarney"


irish independent logo December 2016: 20 hot tickets for 2017 by Nicola Brady

Belleek Castle: "This wild, off-radar cut of the county is home to some of the most striking scenery in Ireland…"

irish times the gloss December 2016: Let’s Do Lunch: L’Ecrivain Restaurant by Anne Harris

L'Ecivain Restaurant: "…the historic corner of Dublin that is L’Ecrivain restaurant, the razzle dazzle mistress of ceremonies, Sallyanne Clarke, who with her husband Derry created the gourmet production."


irish independent logo December 2016: The Gathering by Orla Neligan

Tankardstown House: "While away the afternoon in one of the main house’s squishy sofas by the roaring fire, with a book and a dram…"


 cara November 2016

Viewmount House: “Gary O’Hanlon’s VM Restaurant is a perfect complement, an atmospheric conversion of old stables, where dishes often combine tradition with perky twists”.

Wineport Lodge: “…It feels like you are eating on a river cruise ship…”


irish independent logo November 2016: 'The Review' Irish Independant Weekend Magazine by Katy McGuinness

Gregans Castle Hotel "I have been dreaming about the butter roasted chicken - oh lord it was good"


logo stellarNovember 2016: 'A Place to Love - Sligo'

Coopershill House "'s like stepping back in time. It's perfect for when you need to get away from hectic modern life..."


goqradio November 2016: 'Home and Away' by Robert Walsh

No 1. Pery Square "Be sure to opt for one of the grand period rooms and treat yourself with an open fireplace, super king sizebed, a fabulous roll top bath and authentic sash windows''


ulster tatler  October 2016: 'A Top Class Menu' by Joanne Harkness.

Browns Restaurant & Champagne Lounge: "If Michelin styled food in a contempory yet relaxed setting is what you look for to complete your weekend then a trip to Bond's Hill, Derry to experience Brown's Restaurant is highly recdommended"


belfasttelegraph September 2016 'Shore way to save on coat of Dublin break' by Ciaran Barnes

King Sitric:"Owners Aidan and Joan MacManus counld not be any more welcoming - from the moment we stepped through the door, they catered our every need"


ulster tatler   September 2016: 'Fine Dining' by Joanne Harkness

Ardtara House "There was an undeniable air of ambience and grace, unlike any place I have dined before. At first sight of the menu my taste buds were tingling. The A La Carte menu had the perfect variety of dishes, all equally sounding opulent and delicious."


dublingazettelogo August 2016: 'Oh baby - pampering awaits!' by Mimi Murray

"Wineport Lodge is located on the banks of Lough Ree, and a more stunning location you could not find. All rooms overlook the lake and a balcony meant we could sit and capture the magical early morning goings-on, such as a lone heron diving for fish, or two swans making their majesic journey across the dark waters."


telegraph  2016: Travel Destinations - Ardtara Country House

"The feel of the 1895 private house blends seamlessly with modern amenities. The downstairs drawing room and bar have big, comfy sofas and open gas fires, perfect for lingering over a pre-dinner drink, or nightcap. In the background, cool Forties and Fifties jazz and swing sets the mood of elegant, effortless contentment."


food wineJuly 2016: 'A Taste of Connemara' by Georgina Campbell

Currarevagh House: "Country Pursuits, especially fishing, are the ruling passion and lucy, a Pure Leith trained cook, showcases freah local produce in season, maintaining the Currarevagh motto: 'keep it simple, unfussy and ultimately delicious"

Cashel House Hotel: "Another family that has had far reaching effects for the good in Connemara is the McEvillys of Cashel House Hotel...they showed what true Irish hospitality and high standards could achieve" 


dailytelegraph June 2016: 'Three of the Best' Francesca Syz selects Irish County House Hotels.

Rathmullan House: "This is a place for slowing down and catching up with loved ones - stretched out on a big leather sofa by the fire, at a table in the sun, or on a bench in the fragrant kitchen garden" 

Coopershill House: "O'Hara runs it as an eight room hotel, packed with antiques and art, and with an excellent seasonal dinner - try the venison for which the estate is famous"


sundaybusinesspost2013 June 2016: 'Northern Delights' by Roisin Burke

Newforge House in Co. Armagh knows exactly how to do luxury - now's the time to visit

belfasttelegraph June 2016 'Historic Ardtara House is a favourite of Ghostbusters' Bill Murray, which is fitting as this culinary gem has a resident ghost' by Una Brankin

"It's a very encouraging flurry of praise for owners Ian Orr, a talented, upbeat chef, and his business partner Marcus Roulston, who took over Ardtara in 2014. The pair have just won the Best Restaurant in Ulster Award for their acclaimed Browns Restaurant & Champagne Lounge in Londonderry, announced this week as part of the Irish Food Oscars, a glitzy Dublin event run by Delcassian wine and spirits merchants. Browns and Ardtara are very different entities, one as slick and urbane as the other is romantic and olde-worlde. But what they have in common is wonderful food"

the irish independentApril 2016: 'Pretty as a postcard in Co.Clare'

Gregans Castle Hotel "For special occasions Gregans Castle is the place to be seen. Multi award-winning head chef David Hurley, takes the best of local ingredients and turns them into a meal you will never forget."


dublingazettelogo  February 2016: 'Lots of Great Getaways Across The Country' by Ian Begley

Rathmullan House ''Enjoy morning strolls on the beach, an afternoon seat by the roaring fire, a classic love story from the comfort of your bed in late afternoon and a long bubble bath soak after dinner"

Ballymaloe House "Be welcomed with a glass of pink bubbly, and ...take a romantic stroll through the extensive 300-acre farm and gardens"

Dunbrody House "Love is a long, lazy lie-in at Dunbrody House..."

Castle Leslie Estate "Chocolates and a single red rose will await you in your bedroom"

Longueville House "Treat your sweetheart this lover's weekend by taking a stroll through Longueville House's walled gardens, cosy up by the roaring fire, enjoy a drink and a three-course meal at the restaurant."

Hayfield Manor "Threat your better half to one night of luxurious accommodation in a manor room, where you can enjoy a gourmet dinner in the romantic ambiance of either Orchids Gouemet Restaurant, or Perrotts Garden Bistro"

Ice House "Stay in a luxurious river view room, and bubbles on ice in your room on arrival, along with a chocolate treat." 


irish examiner logoFebruary 2016: 'Viewmount House right at the heart of Ireland’s lakeland district' - Irish Examiner

Viewmount House: 'they have charm in spades' 


grand luxury travelOctober 2015: 'On the Wild Side' by John Fitgerald

Clare Island Lighthouse: 'At dawn, I crept up to the top of the lighthouse tower and crouched along the surrounding railing to revel at ocean and sky. Great streaks of pink and primrose, trails of white, and a fancy yellow toured slowly across a wide background of welcoming blue.'


mancon logoOctober 2015: Howth: lobster-rich realm of Viking King Sitric by Neil Sowerby

King Sitric Restaurant - Picturesque port offers up its seafood delights to Neil Sowerby


the irish garden September 2015:Mary Davies enjoys a peaceful place 

Hunters Hotel - '...the most eye-catching feature was the great spread of nasturtiums in full flower, scrambling across one part of the garden among the crops.' 


 marie september September 2015: Balade irlandaise by Martine Azoulai 

food___wine.jpg (FoodandWineMagazine)September 2015: A Taste of Sligo by Georgina Campbell.

Coopershill House "One of Ireland's most delightful and superbly comfortable Georgian Houses, this sturdy granite mansion is a warm and friendly place under the management of Simon O'Hara, who runs it with seamless hospitality borne of long family experience"  


downloadAugust 2015: Embracing the unexpected in Ireland by Elle Farcic

Rathsallagh House "A sense of calm washes over me when I look out of the window of my regal second- storey room and see a horse grazing in a paddock just metres away"

Ghan House "I’m greeted by candlesticks, crisp white tablecloths and a fine-dining menu of seasonal dishes"



cara july15 July 2015: 'Shore Leave' by Niamh Wade.

Ice House "It's hard not to appreciate the architecture, with its chic pairings of old-meets-new across its 32 bedrooms....I'm staying in one of the contemporary riverside suites, whose floor-to-ceiling windows frame a breakfast-worthy balcony and the ubiquitous Moy"


food___wine.jpg (FoodandWineMagazine)July 2015: A taste of the Boyne Valley by Georgina Campbell

Tankardstown House "This magnificently restored Georgian country house is also a dining destination of note and head chef Robbie Krawczyk clearly relishes the seasonal producegrown on the estate and in the surrounding area' 


irish independent logo June 2015: Travel: The Getaway to...Tankardstown by Rachel Dugan

"The perfectly pitched decor, a stylish blend of comfy sofas, gorgeous antiques and rich soft furnishings, curls around you like a warm embrace."


bell europa 1Bell'Europa - April 2015 

"il connemara dormendo nelle country houses piu belle d'irelande" (Connemara- sleeping in the most beautiful country houses of Ireland)

Taste & Travel Magazine-April 2015:

Bushmills Inn

“With dark timbers, cosy inglenooks ad a gaslight bar, the 17th-century hostelry was a fine place to hunker down until the weather passed”

Newforge House 

"My last night in Ireland was spent in the comfortable embrace of Newforge House"


telegraph  April 2015: Sligo, Ireland: On the trail of W.B. Yeats by Fionnuala McHugh.

Coopershill House " One night, I stayed at lovely Coopershill, the 18th century home of the O’Haras, where the air’s so pure, the trees on the 500-acre estate look as if they’re clad in lichen jackets."


irish examiner logo  April 2015: Lovely Long Weekend at Longueville by Caroline Delaney.

Longueville House "Canopied beds, dark-wood dressing tables and big windows with heavy drapes all add up to the feeling of luxury and timelessness."

food___wine.jpg (FoodandWineMagazine)April 2015: A taste of East Cork

Aherne's Townhouse "Local seafood stars and it's worth planning a journey around a bar meal at Aherne's - or dine in the restaurant and have a restful night in their classy and extremley comfortable accommodation"

Ballymaloe House " The great Myrtle Allen began it all of course, with her recognition of simple, good foods and the people who work them, harvest them and create wonderful produce from them."


irish country magazine April 2015: Luxury Tea Time

"For a Downton Abbey atmosphere, head to a Blue Book country house or hotel for an afternoon pick-me-up in authentic historical surroundings. Tankardstown House in Meath and The Merrion Hotel in Dublin are just some of the Blue Book venues for a classic afternoon tea" 


womans way logo1 March 2015: Easter Escapes 

"If you love classic surroundings, home grown produce and long walks along the beach, then Cashel House Hotel is the ideal destination."

The Ice House "Relax over dinner and de-stress with unlimited access to the hotel spa's thermal's the perfect mini-break"

"Take the family to the sunny south-east and enjoy two the stunning Marlfield House."


dublingazettelogo March 2015: Mums the word: Say thank you with a luxury pampering break

"Treat your mother to a night away at Wineport Lodge, Westmeath and take time to enjoy each others company"  

"Pamper your mother with an overnight stay at Rathmullan House, Donegal"



 March 2015 Gregans Castle Hotel: Wild at Heart by Corinna Hardgrave. 

"I had expectd my meal at Gregans Castle to be good, but this exceeded my expectations. The flavours are anchored in the beautiful produce of the Bureen and there is a real confidence and consistency to David Hurleys cooking"


belfasttelegraphFebruary 2015 ArdtaraBuffalo on the menu as new chef arrives at Ardtara House in Upperlands by Jamie Stinson

"Buffalo on the menu as new chef arrives at Ardtara House ... The restaurant just outside Upperlands in Co Londonderry will showcase buffalo meat, which is leaner than beef, as well as milk and butter from the animals reared on a farm two miles away."


dublingazettelogo February 2015 Restaurant Forty-One: The Picky Eater.

"With its fine ambience and great views onto Stephen's Green, Reatuarant 41 offers diners a sophisticated setting in which to savour their dining experience"


dublingazettelogo January 2015: Make this Valentine's really special.

Rathmullan House "Be treated to a romantic meal in the hotels Cook and Gardener restaurant, where you can create a memory that will last a lifetime" 

Dunbrody House "Love is a long, lazy lie-in at Dunbrody House"

Ice House "Spoil the one you love this Valentine's day with a one-nights stay in a Luxourious riverview room"

Gregans Castle Hotel "Treat your better half to the quintessential romantic hideaway, offering a seductive combination of beauty, culture, style and tranquility in the breath-taking setting of the Burren"

Hayfield Manor "...a deliously decadent date  night..." 


irish independent logo January 2015: The Getaway: Pól O'Conghaile checks into Carlingford's Ghan House.

"This Georgian country house, makes all the right first impressions. Just a stone throws away from the medieval village of Carlingford, it stokes that elusive feeling: anticipation"


hotel and restuarant times December 2014/Janurary 2015 : Still got the blues.

Introducing the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe to the properties joinging the Blue Book collection 2015 


irishtatler.jpg (IrishTatler) Jan/Feb 2015: Special Places. The Top 20 wedding venues to host your big day, includes Castle Leslie EstateRathmullan HouseMount Juliet Country EstateMarlfield House and Coopershill House 

food___wine.jpg (FoodandWineMagazine)December 2014: A taste of Wicklow by Georgina Campbell.

Hunter's Hotel "Set in lovely (and productive) gardens alongside the River Vartry.... (Hunter's Hotel) offer old-fashioned comfort and food based on local and home-grown produce"

Rathsallagh House "it retains a classic country house atmosphere - with modern amenities, great food and professional management"


weir 2014 Christmas 2014: Sumptuous Staycation

Ballyfin Demesne " Boasting only 15 bedrooms, each individually and lavishly decorated, a stay in Ballyfin feels like a sojourn at an exclusive Gosford Park shooting party"

The Merrion Hotel "The hotel exudes an old-world opulance and charm that you won’t find elsewhere"

Gregans Castle Hotel " There are few places in Ireland offering such a winning combination of urbane eating and escapist retreat"

Park Hotel Kenmare " This is the perfect combination of old meets new – with traditional turf fires, gleaming antiques and state of the art spa"



dublingazettelogo.jpg (DublinGazetteNewspap) December 2014 Castle Leslie Estate : A fine setting for old world charms.

"That's the beauty of this place - you are made feel like you are home for the night, and you are given free reign to explore and relax"



Sun Herald Sydney: November 2014: When Irish Roads are Winding by Julietta Jameson

"....Rathmullan House a lovely old mansion hotel on the shore of a fiord on Ireland's most Northerly tip." 



irish examiner logo October 2014: Rejuvenation is to the manor borne by Vickie Maye

Hayfield Manor Hotel " On chilly winter days and nights the library's hearth is ablaze, we were told, making it the perfect location for a warming beverage, apertif or night cap."


cote ouest October-November 2014: L'Irlande Tout Feu Tout Flammes by Agnès Waendendries 

"La Verte Érin est un paradis pour les amoureux de la nature, faune, flore et géologie confondues. Et ça tombe bien: les Ireland’s Blue Book Hotels ont à cœur de faire découvrir leur pays."


the irish garden oct 2014 October 2014: Roses at Castle Durrow

"Castle Durrow is the only Irish Garden to be mentioned in the David Austin 2014/2015 Catalogue for its stunning display of David Austin Roses." 


monaco madame September 2014: Irlande: Du Vert, mais pas que! by Christian Perrin

"Et pour plonger au coeur de ce petit pays a la grande histoire, rien de mieux que de faire confiance aux maisons regroupees dans l'association "Ireland's Blue Book", un groupement des plus beaux manoirs, hotels historiques, chateaux et bons restaurants d'Irlande (voir par ailleurs)."


food___wine.jpg (FoodandWineMagazine)September 2014: A taste of West Cork by Georgina Campbell

Blairscove House & Restaurant "Phillippe and Sabine De Mey offer wonderful food and service at this stylishly atmospheric restaurant at the head of Dunmanus Bay"

Liss Ard Estate "A cool new restaurant offers destination dining, with talented local chef Richard Milne on the kitchen team. "


dailytelegraph.jpg (Telegraph)  August 2014: West Coast Ireland: where to stay by Neil Hegarty.

Rathmullan House “It’s a classic Georgian country house hotel: upmarket and generally swish, with open fires and – a big plus point for me – a generally uncrusty, relaxed atmosphere, with staff to match.”

Gregans Castle Hotel “…the hotel's combination of antique furniture and modern art are very impressive – this is an unfussy, unpretentious sort of place, though without ever stinting on the luxury.”

Park Hotel Kenmare “It’s a delightful place: splendid rooms and luxurious public areas; an (indoor) swimming pool, and an outdoor infinity pool with a range of excellent treatments in the adjoining Sámas spa; and sky-high standards of service.”

The Ice House “It prides itself on a touch of luxury, with goosedown duvets in the bedrooms and Voya seaweed products (by the seaweed baths at Strandhill, east along the coast) in the bathrooms.”


exclusive_ballsbridge.jpg (Exclusive Ballsbridg)  Summer 2014: The Good Life

"To call Ballyfin merely a hotel doesn't do it justice. It is pure five star luxury but somehow manages to be as warm and as welcoming as someone's home. It really is something special."


theirishtimeslogo.jpg (TheIrishTimes) August 2014: Castle Leslie's playground for horse lovers by Eileen Battersby. 

"Castle Leslie Estate has mastered the art of making meticulous attention to detail and quality of service appear relaxed and natural" 



irishtatler.jpg (IrishTatler) August 2014: "To get a true taste of the Burren, when you stay in Gregans Castle..."Take 3 Great Tastes




food___wine.jpg (FoodandWineMagazine) August 2014: "This stunning house near Lahinch has gorgeous bedrooms which, like the large antique-furnished drawing room - a favourite spot to enjoy aperitifs from the honesty bar before dinner - have wonderful sea views." Moy House


 irish examiner logo August 2014: Switching off from it all in County Kerry by Margaret Jennings

"The location overlooking Caragh Lake and the warm welcoming engagement of the owners, Frank and Mary Slattery teased me back to real pleasures, of the real world.” Carrig Country House


menu magazine July 2014: Vivere e gustare l'Irlanda by Vittorina Fellin

"La disponibilità del popolo irlandese si unisce all’eleganza dell’offerta turistica, grazie alla Ireland’s Blue Book (, un’associazione fondata nel 1974 in Irlanda che raccoglie circa 45 tra le più eleganti dimore di campagna, hotel storici, castelli e ristorante di pregio."


food___wine.jpg (FoodandWineMagazine)July 2014:"Quietly luxurious and serene, Frank and Mary Slattery's Victorian country house on Caragh Lake is known for excellent food" Carrig Country House

airfranceinflight.jpg (AirFrancemagazine) June 2014: "A night in a 19th-century lighthouse towering over the atlantic? original, to say the least—and possible on clare island, a hilly outcropping off the west coast of ireland. "




 coast-magazine-june-2014.jpg (CoastMagazinejune201) June 2014: The Weird and Wonderful...some of the most eccentric and exhilarating places to stay byt the seaside by Jessica Johnson

"Thanks to sympathetic conversion and preservation, this tower makes a unique and comfortable holiday home, offering extensive view acorss Dublin nay and out to Sea" Martello Tower Red Rock, Sutton, Dublin Bay



the_irish_independent.jpg (IrishIndependent)June 16 "One night stand: Gregan's Castle This Blue Book Bolthole is one of the best country house breaks in Ireland. And the food is pretty tasty too... "



food___wine.jpg (FoodandWineMagazine)June 2014: Taste of May by Georgina Campbell

Stella Maris Country House Hotel "..Terence McSweeney and Frances Kelly's very special small hotel welcomes with a warm and stylish interior, majestic sea views and local food"

Clare Island Lighthouse "...An island lighthouse off Ireland's rugged west coast must offer the ultimate escape"

Newport House "...For the most discerning, Kieran Thompson's beautiful riverside house will be the ultimate place to stay on the Gourmet Greenway:superb wine list and excellent, understated cooking"

Enniscoe House "..Coverted outbuildings at Susan Kellett's charming Georgian mansion overlooking Lough Conn offers a genealogy centre..." 



image_magazine.jpg (Imagemagazine)Image Magazine May 2014: An Escape Less Ordinary by Jo Linehan

"An original Martello Tower perched on Dublin's north shore, the Sutton turret is something special. The top floor kitchen offers a 360 degree view that's as good as being in the waves themselves." 

"Off to West Cork, where Blairscove House is calling. The untouched countryside here draws a traveller seeking serenity.....Seaside escapism at it's best..." 

"Ballyportry Castle in Corofin, Co. Clare has been restored to its mediaeval glory, but with all the home comforts you'll need for a special weekend"


sundaybusinesspost2013.jpg (TheSundayBusinessPos) May 11 2014: Put on the breaks. Fancy a healthy or active break in Ireland. Alex Meehan rounds up the ten of best ones to be had..

Learn to ride at Castle Leslie

Pilates at the Park Kenmare

Go Surfing in Sligo...Coopershill House

Walk around the Burren...Moy House



irishtatler.jpg (IrishTatler) Irish Tatler April 2014: Easter ( Re) Treats by Rebecca Brennan

" Escape to the beautiful Coopershill Country House this're guaranteed a warm and personal welcome."

" For a bit of rural luxury head to Longueville House in Mallow, Co. Cork."

" Stunning views for the River Moy act as a backdrop for the restored 19th century ice store..."




ellemagazine.jpg (ELLEMagazine)  ELLE Suisse March 2014:  "Sous le Charme Irlandais." by Odile Habel

"Romantique. C’est le premier mot qui vient à l’esprit quand on découvre l’hôtel Rathsallagh House......"


theindependentuk.jpg (IndependentUK) March 2014: Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way by Aoife O'Riordain

"Get the edge of the world feeling at Clare Island Lighthouse..."   


irishtatler.jpg (IrishTatler) March 2014: Spring Breakers by Amie-Jo Locke

"The Mustard Seed in Co. Limerick combines country house luxury with award-winning cuisine, perfect for city-slickers in need of recharing"....

"Take inspiration from some of the famous literary guests who have been stirred by the wild, untamed surroundings of the Burren while staying at the beautiful Gregans Castle Hotel"...

"Pack a trunk of country casuals and head to the beautifully restored Victorian residence, Carrig House, in Kerry for a memorable lady-of-the-manor experience."...



sundaybusinesspost2013.jpg (TheSundayBusinessPos) March 2013: Blue Skies Thinking..

On Rathmullan House..."..the orginal Georgian building provides the atmospheric core of this hotel: it's simply an exceptionally comfortable spot to relax over tea and scones, or a glass or red wine..."

On Castle Durrow..."Not only does the castle exude luxury and romance, it also feels very much like a home..."




 dublingazettelogo.jpg (DublinGazetteNewspap) March 2014: The Picky Eater

"Thanks to its masterful mouthfuls, served with an irresistible dash of people-watching, L'Ecrivain more than lives up to its reputation as a top French Restaurant oui certainly liked..."


food___wine.jpg (FoodandWineMagazine) March 2014: My Foodie World features Kevin Thornton Chef and owner of Thornton's Restaurant.




hospitalityireland.jpg (Hospitality Ireland) February 2014: Face 2 Face features Aileesh Carew, General Manager at Ballyfin Demesne.



irish_examiner_logo.jpg (TheIrishExaminerlogo) February 2014: Home for the Holidays by Pól O'Conghaile

"There are 43 historic house in the 2014 edition with some launching special offers to mark the anniversary"....Castle Leslie has a one night stay with breakfast and a "Blue Book Cocktail.....



metroherald.jpg (MetroHerald) February 2014: Valentine's By The Book

" Ireland's Blue Book has some romantic offers to make Valentine's Day extra special this year"



 theirishtimeslogo.jpg (TheIrishTimes) February 2014: Sweetheart Deals, Ten Valentine's Breaks for Lovers by Sandra O'Connell

"Royal Love in Meath...." at Tankardstown House.



dublingazettelogo.jpg (DublinGazetteNewspap) February 2014: A Perfect Place to get all loved up by Natalie Burke



 sunday_independent_life.jpg (SundayIndependentlif)January 2014: My Favourite Room:Heirs and Graces by Mary O'Sullivan

Coopershill House "Accessed via a mile-long avenue, the house boasts magnificent grounds, which include deer pastures and ancient woods, its own river and bridge, while the house itself -- Georgian in style -- is full of delightful spaces, furnishings and very special woodwork reminiscent of its era. Add excellent cuisine to the package and it's the way to go."


easyfoodmagazine.jpg (EasyFoodMagazine)  January 2014: 40 Years of Blue Book Hospitality. Its a vintage year for Ireland's Blue Book with Michelin starred Thornton's Restaurant, Clare Island Lighthouse and Liss Ard Estate joining for the 40th anniversary edition.


irish_examiner_logo.jpg (TheIrishExaminerlogo) January 2014: The Hot 100 by Pól O'Conghaile

"40 years of Ireland's Blue expect lots of anniversary deals...."


hotelandrestauranttimes.jpg (hotelandrestaurantti) December 2013: Still for the Blues for you. Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar, recently launched the 2014 Edition of Ireland's Blue Book at The Merrion Hotel



dublingazettelogo.jpg (DublinGazetteNewspap) December 2013: To the Manor Borne..feel like a Downton Abbey star with a Tankardstown House welcome. by Natalie Burke



theirishtimes.jpg (TheIrishTimes) November 2013: Forty Shades of blue launch a country house guide by Keving Courtney & Meadhbh McHugh.



the_irish_independent.jpg (IrishIndependent) November 2013: An idyll, to the manor born   by Hilary A White

 " As such, Rosleague Manor's Summer Eden is a hard stage to beat."



 sundaybusinesspost2013.jpg (TheSundayBusinessPos) November 2013: To the Manor Born by Gillian Nelis

The Blue Book Association of country houses celebrates 40 years in existence this year. The venerable Myrtle Allen one of its original members and Catherine Dundon its incoming president discuss the secret of its success....


irishtatler.jpg (IrishTatler) November 2013: To the Manor Amie-Jo Locke

"Take yourself back to the Georgian era and visit the beautiful Longueville House, nestled in over 500 acres of wooded estate in the heart of the Blackwater Vallley in Co. Cork".....

Tankardstown House..." The staff can even arrange a late checkout in case you fancy lounging around in bed with the papers before heading back to the real world"...

Newforge House...."....with elegant plasterwork and open fireplaces to truly make you feel like you've stepped into the pages of an Austen novel.."

"Originally the dower house of the Courtown Estate, Marlfield House in Wexford is a Regency style house on 35 acres of woodland that offers golf, walking and horse riding"...


svdresor_logo.jpg (SvDRESOR)September 2013: A Taste of Nature: The Burren a magical place in Ireland's wild west coast.

"Gregans Castle....quality down to the smallest detail"

fourmagazine.jpg (FourMagazine)September 2013: Coopershill House....“It’s peaceful verging on utopic, located in a beautiful region on the north-west coast of Ireland.......The house works in harmony with the land.  The fertile garden is peppered with growing vegetables, fruits and herbs, used by Christina in the kitchen.” 



dublingazettelogo.jpg (DublinGazetteNewspap) August 29 2013: "Forge your perfect getaway" by Mimi Murray 

"Four-poster beds are just part of the luxurious appeal of Newforge House, which features old-world charms to soothe and relax you"


sundaybusinesspost2013.jpg (TheSundayBusinessPos)August 18 2013: "Clare and present beauty" by Jacqueline Burton

"Gregans Castle Hotel, a stunning 18th century manor house with views that encompass the majesty of the Burren..."


lexpresslogo.jpg (Lexpress)August 16 2013: "Irlande : dormir au bord d’un lac" Le blog de Florence Batisse-Pichet


dublingazettelogo.jpg (DublinGazetteNewspap) May 30 2013: A Gorey setting provides a lovely country escape  by Mimi Murray

"An hour's drive from Dublin in any direction will bring you into the heart of the countryside, and none prettier than the Wexford coastline and the stunning setting of Marlfield House, just outside Gorey. It is the perfect little jaunt for an overnight stay, but it feels like you are a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of city life."


theglossmagazine.jpg (TheGlossMagazine)May 2013: This Edible Life by Suzanne Campbell

"Currarevagh House on the shores of Lough Corrib...if you are a stressed out city type try Connemara yoga-turf fires and pint of plain...."



sundaybusinesspost2013.jpg (TheSundayBusinessPos)May 05 2013: Hidden Gems by Susan Morrell
"Take a step back into Ireland's medieval past with a stay at Ballyportry, a 15th century Gaelic tower set on a small hill overlooking the Burren in stunning Co. Clare"
 theirishtimeslogo.jpg (TheIrishTimes)March 30 2013: Mathers of Invention by Marie-Claire Digby
"Newforge House is a younger, trendier Blue Book property where great food is part of the deal"
irish_examiner_logo.jpg (TheIrishExaminerlogo)March 13 2013: Need a break? 14 holiday ideas this Easter by Pól O'Conghaile
 "Some bunny loves you this Easter … and by the looks of this offer, it could be the Blue Book’s Longueville House."
theglossmagazine.jpg (TheGlossMagazine) March 2013: This Edible Life by Suzanne Campbell
"I grabbed a few days at Mount Juliet....These are stunning plates with geat sourcing: I'm sure I saw the pheasant I ate giving me a wink earlier on the avenue.."

irish_examiner_logo.jpg (TheIrishExaminerlogo)March 03 2013: Mum's the Word by Pól O'Conghaile

"There are many bywords for luxury, but few have the status of the Blue Book, Ireland's iconic collection of country houses, historic hotels and restaurants"


theirishtimeslogo.jpg (TheIrishTimes) February 02 2013: Loved Up? Get a room by Sandra O'Connell

"The Stopford Room is one of two state bedrooms at Marlfield House, a luxury country-house hotel in Wexford. The sumptuous Stopford has golden soft furnishings and a king-sized four-poster bed you’ll want to sink into and never leave – unless perhaps to take a turn around the gardens. Then retreat to the warmth of the room’s open fire and a world that feels like it has been dipped in honey."


 irish_examiner_logo.jpg (TheIrishExaminerlogo) Jan 06 2013: The Hot 100

"Ireland’s Blue Book has added three exclusive new properties for 2013. They include Mount Juliet Country Estate in Co. Kilkenny, Screebe House in Connemara, and the Martello Tower in Sutton."


the-new-york-times_cropped.jpg (Thenewyorktimeslogo) October 26 2012: To Ireland a Son's Journey Home by Frank Bruni

 "I stayed in two places I found in the guide, and loved both. The Carrig Country House has gorgeous gardens and a sublime situation on the shores of a lake fringed with mountains" "My other Blue Book discovery was Gregans Castle Hotel, an ideal perch in the Burren, with sweeping views of the unusual mountain scenery."


belfasttelegraph.jpg (BelfastTelegraph)October 21 2012: Take it Ice and Easy in Ballina by Ciaran Barnes

"Peaceful and tranquil, the ultra-modern Ice House is a world away from the bustling yet brilliant town of Ballina"




September 2018: ‘Autumn Adventures’ by Gemma Tipton

Ireland’s Blue Book – ‘Live like a lord’



September 2018: ‘The Fast Life in the Slow Lane’ By Sara Tucker

Shannon Princess:  ‘Takes you through one of Ireland’s most memorably lovely areas’


Irish Times

September 2018: ‘Apples lie at the core of Armagh, the Harvest County’ by Mimi Murray

Newforge House – ‘an excellent spot for taking in the many seasonal activities on offer


Irish Independent

August 2018: ‘Cosy Cabin - Dunbrody House opens new woodland hideaway in Wexford’ by Pol O’Conghaile


Irish Times

August 2018: ‘Great Sunday night stays around Ireland’ by Mimi Murray

Ballymaloe House: ‘a gorgeous country retreat…’

Dunbrody House: ‘a relaxed and charming luxury Hotel’

Castle Durrow: ‘luxury with a side of laid-back’


Modern Luxury

July 2018: ‘Second City’ by Marjie Killeen

Hayfield Manor – ‘The hotel offers luxurious guest rooms and expansive suites’

Liss Ard Estate – ‘Heading west to Skibbereen is the magical Liss Ard Estate…’




July 2018: ‘Luxury & Style without the Stuffiness’ by Martin Caffrey

Rosleague Manor – ‘In this world of retreat, this was is an inner sanctum, a quirky blend of old and new.



June 2018: ‘Balade Irlandaise avec Blue Book’ by Sylvain Grandadam

Ireland’s Blue Book - ‘des établissements aux racines architecturales élégantes pour un séjour mémorable dans les ancestrales et vertes terres d’Ir­lande.’

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