Ireland's Blue Book Adds Five New Properties

By Dave Simpson
Ireland's Blue Book Adds Five New Properties

Fernhill House and Gardens in Cork, The Lansdowne Kenmare in Kerry, The Old Inn in Down, Perryville House in Cork and Tubbrid Castle in Kilkenny are joining the Ireland's Blue Book collection of country houses, historic hotels and restaurants for 2023.

Total Number Of Properties

The new additions bring the total number of properties in the Ireland's Blue Book collection to 63.


Commenting on the inclusion in the collection, owner of The Lansdowne Kenmare John Brennan,  said, "We are delighted to have The Lansdowne Kenmare join Ireland's Blue Book. Ireland's Blue Book represents the true essence of Irish hospitality and The Lansdowne Kenmare, dating from 1770, proudly carries that heritage forward following a total renovation in 2021. We are all very proud to be a member of an association with such a reputation."

Managing director of The Old Inn Colin Johnston said, "We are delighted to join such a prestigious group of unique and historic hotels and look forward to the journey ahead as part of the Blue Book family."

Michael O'Neill Junior, the proprietor of Fernhill House and Gardens, said, "My family and I are absolutely thrilled that Fernhill has been invited to join the Blue Book as it represents the pinnacle of Irish country house hospitality. Fernhill has been in my family for four generations, so it is very dear to our hearts and we are so looking forward to sharing our house and gardens with wonderful Blue Book guests here in west Cork."

Incoming Blue Book chairperson Joe O'Flynn welcomed the new additions, saying, "I am delighted to welcome Fernhill House and Gardens, The Lansdowne Kenmare, The Old Inn, Perryville House and Tubbrid Castle to Ireland's Blue Book. I would also like to sincerely thank our loyal guests for their continued support of the Blue Book this year."

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