Ireland’s Blue Book collection of country house hotels, manor houses, castles and restaurants has launched its 45th anniversary edition with the addition of six new properties.
Ballyfin Demesne of Co. Laois, Bishop’s Gate Hotel Derry City, Cahernane House of Killarney and Kilkenny's Butler House have all been revealed as new members of the collection for 2019. Dunowen House in West Cork and The Hideaway at Dromquinna Manor, Co Kerry, both of where are private rental properties, were also added to the Blue Book for 2019, bringing the total number of properties in the collection to 56.
"Six Fine Properties"
Welcoming the new properties, Ireland’s Blue Book chairperson Simon O’Hara said, "As we celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Ireland’s Blue Book, I am delighted to welcome these six fine properties. Not only do they provide wonderful locally-sourced food and luxurious accommodation, but their charm, history and individuality make them a highlight of any Irish journey or occasion. I feel privileged to continue my role as chairperson for 2019 as we look forward to an exciting year ahead for Irish tourism."
The announcement of the new additions was made at an event at Dublin's Merrion Hotel. which was held to celebrate the collection's 45th anniversary.
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