Ireland's Blue Book, the prestigious collection of Irish country houses, hotels, manor houses, castles and restaurants, has added four properties for 2015.
Joining the assembly are Ghan House in Carlingford, Co. Louth, Campagne (a restaurant) in Kilkenny, and Restaurant Forty One in Dublin.
Sea View House, a four-bedroom hideaway set against the background of Ben Bulben in Co. Sligo, is also joining Ireland's Blue Book as a private rental. The poet W. B. Yeats is buried a short walk from it.
There are now 47 boutique hotels, restaurants and country houses in one of Europe’s best collections, inclusion in which is notoriously difficult to achieve.