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.