Blue Book Adds Three
Ireland's Blue Book has added three new properties to its portfolio as it celebrates 50 years in 2024. They are: Cliff at Lyons, Dromquinna Manor Estate and Glover’s Alley.
Cliff at Lyons is a restored 18th-century village with a mill, dovecote, walled garden, water features, stone cottages and a range of amenities. Within its bounds lie the botanically inspired Well in the Garden Spa, the period-styled Mill Restaurant, an artisanal gourmet café The Pantry and a suite of event venues. The culinary offering is led by Donegal-born Executive Head Chef Sean Smith, whose ethos is rooted in marrying regional flavours and contemporary techniques. Accommodation options include rooms and cottages.
Also new to the collection is Dromquinna Manor Estate in County Kerry. This 40-acre waterfront offers Luxury Camping, Estate Houses, The Hideaway, The Potting Sheds and Courtyard Mews. The safari style tents located on the property allow guests to connect with nature without foregoing creature comforts.
The third new property is Glover's Alley by Andy McFadden, a restaurant overlooking St Stephen's Green in Dublin. Having retained its Michelin star for the second consecutive year in 2023, the restaurant offers a fusion of local Irish produce with a touch of French inspiration. It is located in a 1930s-inspired first-floor dining space at the five-star Fitzwilliam Hotel.
The three additions to Ireland's Blue Book brings to 65 the total number of properties in the collection.
Pictured are John Brennan, The Estate at Dromquinna; Andy McFadden, Glovers Alley; Michelle Maguire, Ireland’s Blue Book; and Tristan Jacob, The Cliff at Lyons.