Three New Hospitality Venues Added To Ireland's Blue Book
Three new hospitality venues have been added to Ireland's Blue Book.
As reported by The Irish Independent, Cashel Palace Hotel, Browns Bonds Hill and The Wicklow Escape have been added to the Ireland’s Blue Book collection of country houses, historic hotels and restaurants for 2022.
The new additions reportedly bring the total number of member properties to 59.
Cashel Place Hotel
The Cashel Palace Hotel, which was reportedly acquired by John Magnier of Coolmore Stud before the COVID-19 pandemic, is reportedly due to reopen after several years of refurbishment in March of 2022.
The five-star venue is reportedly located close to the Rock of Cashel in Co. Tipperary and guests are reportedly promised a "world-class spa, exceptional dining and a convivial Guinness Bar" with B&B rates reportedly starting from €300.
General Manager Adriaan Bartels reportedly said, "As a previous member of the Blue Book, the Cashel Palace is absolutely delighted to have the honour of being a member of this prestigious collection once again."
The Wicklow Escape
The Wicklow Escape has reportedly been gaining rave reviews for its transformation of a former yoga retreat into a foodie destination helmed by Danni Barry.
Barry is reportedly a Michelin star chef, and the 18th-century mountain lodge has reportedly been restored by owner Lisa Wilkinson with seven rustic garden rooms and two-day, all-inclusive rates from €492 for two.
Wilkinson reportedly said, "We very much look forward to welcoming valued guests to our unique culinary immersion."
Browns Bond Hill
Chef Ian Orr is reportedly at the helm at Browns Bonds Hill, which is reportedly a fine-dining restaurant overlooking the River Foyle in Derry.
The Blue Book reportedly hails it "as putting the north-west on the foodie map".
Ireland's Blue Book Information
Since it was first founded in 1974, Ireland's Blue Book has reportedly grown to include not just luxurious country houses, but castle hotels, restaurants, manor houses and even a lighthouse (on Clare Island) and a luxury hotel barge (the Shannon Princess, based in Carrick-on-Shannon).
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