Damien Bastiat, General Manager of Ballyfin Demesne, Kela Hodgins, proprietor of Dunowen House and Marty Whelan at the launch of the 2019 Blue Book

Damien Bastiat, General Manager of Ballyfin Demesne, Kela Hodgins, proprietor of Dunowen House and Marty Whelan at the launch of the 2019 Blue BookIMAGES: Kieran Harnett

What: The Ireland's Blue Book 2019 Launch
Where: Merrion Hotel, Merrion Square, Dublin 2

It was a packed house as representatives from some of Ireland's finest establishments gathered in Dublin's Merrion Hotel to celebrate the 45th edition of Ireland's Blue Book.
Marty Whelan took on MC duties for the evening, which saw six new properties unveiled, bringing to 56 the number of member properties, from castles and country houses and restaurants and private rentals.

The new additions this year include the renowned Ballyfin Demesne Co. Laois; Bishop’s Gate Hotel Derry/Londonderry City; Cahernane House, Killarney, Co Kerr; and Butler House, Kilkenny City. Two private rental properties also join this year: Dunowen House in West Cork and The Hideaway at Dromquinna Manor, Co Kerry.

Tom Noonan and Laurie Kelly

Tom Noonan and Laurie Kelly

Sallyanne Clarke and Lisa Brady

Sallyanne Clarke and Lisa Brady

Avril Collins and Katy Walsh

Avril Collins and Katy Walsh

Ciaran Conroy and Michelle Maguire

Ciaran Conroy and Michelle Maguire

Antoinette Reilly, Jane Stokes and Sandra Clarke

Antoinette Reilly, Jane Stokes and Sandra Clarke

Cait Maguire and Siobhan Hearne

Cait Maguire and Siobhan Hearne

Sarah Slattery and Ciara O'Connor

Sarah Slattery and Ciara O'Connor

Rozanne Zeller and Briana Norton

Rozanne Zeller and Briana Norton

Roisin Healy and Maeve O'Neill

Roisin Healy and Maeve O'Neill