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The Irish Country House

11th Nov

The Irish countryside is littered with the ghosts of the Great Houses of the past. County Laois’s award winning Ballyfin is a gem that has been brought back to beautiful life. Whether it was war, shifting politics, or a gentle decline into poverty, Ireland has its share of the ruins of once-great country houses. Some […]

The Great Tastes of Ireland

18th Sep

Irish food is coming into its own, with exciting local artisan producers, and a new generation of chefs putting great taste on the map. What do you think of when you think of Irish food? Once upon a time, visitors to these shores would expect bacon and cabbage, Irish stew, and maybe a bit of […]

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Living with Art

11th Jul

Make yourself at home with one of the finest and most important collections of Irish art at The Merrion Hotel.   If, as they say, you can tell the story of a nation through its art, then the art on the walls of The Merrion speaks of wild and beautiful landscapes, adventurous spirits, powerful personalities, […]

Timeless Beauty: The Secrets of Georgian Dublin

16th May

As The Merrion launches its new and beautiful Spa and Health Club, we look back in time to see what beauty treatments the original Georgian residents of the Merrion’s buildings might have used, to enhance their own natural assets. They say that beauty is timeless, but we’ve come a very long way from the treatments […]

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Saint Valentine in Dublin

5th Feb

Is Dublin the most romantic city in the world? Alongside its atmospheric bars, loved up places to eat, and ideal routes for amorous strolls, Dublin has another tender trick up its sleeve: it is the resting place for the heart of the patron saint of love: Saint Valentine himself. It is one of Dublin’s most […]

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The sound of Ireland: Irish Traditional Music unwrapped

7th Jan

As Tradfest and the Gloaming come to Dublin, we explore the roots, and the future of this extraordinary Irish sound, and discover where to find it every Thursday night. Unforgettable, exciting, rich, and totally toe tapping, traditional Irish music has spread throughout the world. Influencing the music of other countries and peoples, it reaches back […]

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The Distilleries of Dublin

8th Nov

NOVEMBER 2018   It’s just one little letter, but it makes a world of difference: the “e” that separates Irish whiskey from Scotch whisky. Both get their names from the original Gaelic uisce beatha (uisge beatha in scots Gaelic), literally meaning “the water of life”. Whiskey originated in Ireland, and differs from Scotch in that […]

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Politics, Passion and Intrigue: The Story of the Merrion Hotel

24th Oct

OCTOBER 2018   Behind the elegant façade of the Merrion Hotel lies a rich history of Lords, Ladies, famous names, and the story of Ireland itself. Today, Merrion Hotel teems with stories. People come to meet, explore Ireland’s capital city, hold meetings, plan new projects, holiday, escape and dream. But did you know that over […]

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Time for Stellar Theatre in Dublin

18th Aug

AUGUST 2018   Ireland boasts more than its fair share of Nobel winning writers, and the city is famed for its theatres, as well as acclaimed for its actors. Theatre in Dublin has a rich and fascinating history, and the Dublin Theatre Festival and Fringe Festivals are a magical time, when all the city truly […]

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The Markets of Dublin

23rd May

MAY 2018 Browsing, shopping, antiques, jewellery, street food and more, there’s a lot to discover in the markets of Dublin’s fair city, and it’s just the thing for a sunny day’s adventure. Dublin City is a haven for shoppers, with everything from flagship brands to stores that will delight the quirky individualist, but it also […]

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