Clare Island Lighthouse

Clare Island LighthouseIreland's Blue Book

In association with Ireland's Blue Book

Capitalise on the stellar Irish summer we're having by booking a break in an Irish hotel with an unforgettable view. 

From manors tucked away in the countryside to gorgeous houses in scenic seaside settings, there is no shortage of beautiful places to stay on our Emerald Isle. If you're looking for inspiration, Ireland's prestigious Blue Book is bursting with irresistible destinations. Whether you're planning a summer staycation or a romantic weekend break, here are six picturesque spots to lust after.

Carrig House, Co. Kerry

Situated right on the banks of Caragh Lake on the Ring of Kerry, the elegant Carrig House combines laid-back luxury with breathtaking views. It's the perfect hideaway, offering peace, tranquillity and the best in Irish hospitality in the most beautiful of settings.

TEL: +353 66 976 9100.

EMAIL: [email protected]

Blairscove House, Co. Cork

An elegant Georgian house with beautiful views of nearby Dunmanus Bay as well as the surrounding hills of West Cork. The heart of the property is the restored courtyard, complete with cobbled paths and greenery. The 250 year old stone outbuildings house four guest apartments, along with the award-winning restaurant, with its magnificent dining room, converted from the old stable block.

TEL: +353 27-61127

EMAIL: [email protected]

Clare Island Lighthouse, Co. Mayo

Wake up to the dramatic crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean at Clare Island lighthouse, which, for two centuries, has been a nautical landmark perched high up on the craggy cliffs. A retreat like no other, enjoy peaceful solitude while gazing out to the horizon. Clare Island Lighthouse even has a sauna with a view.

TEL: +353 87 6689758

EMAIL: [email protected]

Currarevagh House, Co. Galway

Situated on the shores of Lough Corrib, on 150 acres of private woodland, Currarevagh House is a 19th century Victorian country manor known for its exceptional food, cooked with originality and passion. The house feels more like a private home than a hotel and makes for the perfect base for exploring the magnificent west of Ireland.

TEL: +353 91-552312 

EMAIL: [email protected]

Ice House Hotel, Co. Mayo

A stunning fusion of the old and the new, the acclaimed Ice House in Co Mayo makes the most of its dramatic location on the edge of the River Moy. Luxurious bedrooms and suites, all with panoramic river views, marry the beauty of the original eighteenth century building with rich contemporary styling.

TEL: +353 96-23500

EMAIL: [email protected]

Rathmullan House, Co. Donegal

Set in idyllic wooded grounds overlooking Lough Swilly in Co Donegal and just steps from the Atlantic, this luxury hotel is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the good things in life.  Renowned for the award-winning food, locally sourced and expertly cooked, and the beautifully furnished bedrooms, what brings it all together is the warmth of the genuine family welcome you receive here.

TEL: +353 74-9158188

EMAIL: [email protected]

Ireland's Blue Book is a unique collection of Irish Country House Hotels, Manor Houses, Castles and Restaurants located throughout the island of Ireland. To find out more, visit