Dunbrody House: The ‘99’
Dunbrody’s nifty ‘99’ is a year-round offer bundling a midweek overnight stay, three-course dinner and a late breakfast served until noon in the wilds of Wexford. A separate ‘99’ spa package includes a Serail Mud treatment, back, neck and shoulder massage and a USPA Mini Facial. It also costs €99pp.
Details: dunbrodyhouse.com; €99pp
Moy House: Yummy Mummy To Be
Expecting a baby? Then why not visit Clare’s Atlantic Coast for a babymoon, Blue Book-style. Moy House’s two-night package includes B&B, one dinner (with pregnancy dietary requirements catered for) and a special L’Occitane gift to take home. The offer is valid April 18th to October 25th.
Details: moyhouse.com; from €250pp
Ballymaloe: Bake Your Own Bread
Like the bread at Ballymaloe? Then you’ll love this special package, which invites guests into the kitchen in Shanagarry, Co. Cork to learn the secrets of bread baking. The offer is midweek-only, with B&B and a five-course dinner included.
Details: ballymaloe.ie; €175pp
Mount Juliet: Stay & Play
Mount Juliet’s Lady Helen Restaurant is the Blue Book’s latest Michelin Star, and this package bundles a three-course dinner with B&B and a leisure activity of your choice (a spa treatment, round of golf or spot of horse-riding, archery or clay-pigeon shooting). Not a bad way to kick back in the Kilkenny countryside.
Details: mountjuliet.ie; from €339 per room
Tankardstown: A Digital Detox
Ready for a recharge? Well then, turn your on button off and enjoy a break at Tankardstown House in Slane, Co. Meath. B&B and a seven-course tasting menu at the 2AA Rosette Brabazon Restaurant are included, and guests can tour the estate with a hand-drawn map or relax by the fire with a good book.
Details: tankardstown.ie; from €130pp
The Mustard Seed: Classic Car Experience
A driving holiday with a difference invites guests of The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge to tour the Limerick countryside in one of Retro Ventures Ireland’s vintage motors. A Porsche 911, Lotus Esprit or Triumph Tiger 800 are just some of the choices on offer, and afterwards, you can enjoy B&B and dinner at the Mustard Seed.
Details: themustardseed.ie; from €195pp
For more Blue Book special offers, see Irelands-blue-book.ie/specials.