From extraordinary castles steeped in history & culture to elegant hotels offering gourmet fine dining we have carefully selected a wide range of accommodation where a warm hearty Irish welcome awaits you.
Ireland’s Blue Book is a unique association comprising Ireland’s most charming country manors and restaurants. Each property will appeal to the discerning visitor who is searching for high standards of traditional hospitality, accommodation and fine cuisine amidst beauty of rural Ireland. Each property is owner-managed, and many have achieved international acclaim in travel guides and gazettes for their excellence. Meet your host or hostess who will look after your requirements and assure you of personal attention, giving you the opportunity to enjoy a quality of life which is fast disappearing.
We include many of these manor houses in our ‘customized’ itineraries under the ‘Blue Book Manors’ accommodation option.
Park Hotel KenmareKenmare, Co. Kerry
Longueville HouseMallow, Co. Cork
Moy HouseLahinch, Co. Clare
Our Country Hotel collection includes a range of hotels from the small, family hotels to modern luxurious hotels and are located in some of Ireland’s loveliest villages. Each of our hotels have been carefully chosen to provide modern comforts and services, combined with traditional charm and hospitality. Exceptional quality and incredible value, coupled with a feeling of relaxed informality will ensure your complete satisfaction. The standard of food is very much part of the experience, with emphasis on home cooking. A convivial atmosphere, traditional music and relaxation are an essential part of the small family hotel.
Each Hotel has been selected for its idyllic setting and beautiful views. The choice of activities is varied and interesting with special emphasis, due to their locations, on deep-sea fishing, pony trekking, water sports, cycling, golfing and hill walking. Their award winning restaurants will ensure your vacation is complete. When you wind down after a hectic day, with a quiet drink in front of an open fire, the essence of an Irish vacation, good conversation, in a warm friendly atmosphere.
Woodstock HotelEnnis, Co. Clare
Westport HotelWestport, Co. Mayo
Waterford Marina HotelWaterford City, Co. Waterford
Treacy’s HotelWaterford City, Co. Waterford
The K ClubStraffan, Co. Kildare
St Ernan’s House HotelDonegal Town, Co. Donegal
Sandhouse HotelRossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
Rathmullan HouseRathmullan, Co. Donegal
Meyrick HotelGalway City, Co. Galway
Malton HotelKillarney, Co. Kerry
Lough Inagh LodgeConnemara, Co. Galway
Killarney Royal HotelKillarney, Co. Kerry
Killarney LodgeKillarney, Co. Kerry
Imperial HotelCork City, Co. Cork
Heritage Resort & SpaKillenard, Co. Laois
Hayfield ManorCork City, Co. Cork
Harvey’s PointLough Eske, Co. Donegal
Foto Island ResortFoto, Co. Cork
Doonbeg LodgeDoonbeg, Co Clare
Coopershill Country House HotelRiverstown, Co. Sligo
Castlerosse HotelKillarney, Co. Kerry
Cahernane HouseKillarney, Co. Kerry
Bunratty Castle HotelBunratty, Co Clare
Beach Hill House HotelDerry
Ambassador HotelCork City, Co. Cork
Aghadoe HeightsKillarney, Co. Kerry
Explore all that Dublin has to offer and stay in one of our selected city centre Hotels. If you are looking for a city that truly captures your imagination look no further than Dublin. Explore life in medieval Dublin in Dublinia & The Viking World. Immerse yourself in our Georgian history at Number Twenty Nine. Discover the story of iconic drinks at the Guinness Storehouse and the Old Jameson Distillery. Trace Dublin’s literary tradition at the Dublin Writers Museum. Visit Dublin Zoo Ireland’s number one visitor attraction. Test your Gaelic Football & Hurling skills at the Croke Park Experience. Dublin has it all! Our experienced tour guides will guide you through our magnificent city. Whether you are looking to experience an enchanting evening of Irish folklore, storytelling and music while enjoying a traditional Irish candlelit dinner in one of Dublin’s oldest pub or dine in one of Ireland’s trendiest Michelin Star restaurants we can arrange it!
Radisson Blu HotelDublin Airport
Monte Clare HotelDublin
When you think of Ireland you think of the people, the landscape, the culture and of course the rich history of the country. Just some chapters of Ireland’s history are embodied in the spectacular castles scattered around the country. Journey through the tapestry of Irish history, cultural heritage and rich tradition. See Irish architecture at its finest. Let us offer you the chance to take a step back in time and enjoy the unique luxury and history of a Castle Hotel stay. The castles we feature have been hand picked and are amongst the finest in Ireland each steeped in history with their own unique style. Irish Castles are renowned for their warm Irish welcome and luxury and are sure to create memories that will last a lifetime. Select a Castle Hotel from the following list or if there is Castle you would like to explore that is not listed below we can arrange it!
Mount JulietThomastown, Kilkenny
Longueville HouseMallow, Co. Cork
Fitzpatricks CastleKilliney, Dublin
Dromoland CastleNewmarket on Fergus, Co. Clare
Ashford CastleCong, Co. Mayo
Adare ManorAdare, Co. Limerick
The Irish are renowned for their hospitality and recently Lonely Planet voted Ireland as one of the world’s friendliest countries. Experience it for yourself first hand and stay in a Bed & Breakfast. Staying in an Irish home enables you to meet and mingle with Irish people in their communities and offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience Irish life and create happy memories which will last a lifetime. All B&B’s that we use have their own private bathroom in each room and a full Irish breakfast is served each morning. Our tour packages offer B&B accommodation in co-operation with four B&B associations:
- Over 1900 Town & Country Homes Association members where you stay in or near the towns and villages.
- Over 530 Irish Farm Holiday Association members where you stay on working farms – great for families with children!
- Over 130 Northern Ireland Farm & Country Association members where you can enjoy a relaxing farm holiday.
- Over 185 Northern Ireland Country, Town & Seaside Holidays members where you stay in the towns and villages.
You have over 2,745 B&B’s from which to choose.
We use these B&B’s in our ‘Go As You Please’ itineraries under the ‘B&B’ accommodation option.
Guesthouses are similar to B&B homes but run more like a hotel. Most are ‘purpose-built’ as guest accommodation with larger bedrooms and extra amenities for the guest (TV and telephone in room). They are family run for the most part and appointed to a 4 star standard. Breakfast is the only meal served in Guesthouses. They are centrally located in the towns and villages within a few blocks of pubs and restaurants.