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Spring is in the Air!

  “If we had no winter the spring would not be so pleasant” – Anne Bradstreet After what has seemed like an incredibly long winter the first signs of spring are in the air in the Ariel House garden! The birds are tweeting in the trees and our resident robin is looking even chirpier than usual […]

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St. Patrick’s Day 2015

In Ireland St Patrick’s Day is our official national holiday celebrating and commemorating St Patrick and the birth of Christianity in Ireland. It is celebrated all over the country and in many places across the world. Parades, festivals and ceilis are all commonplace and it is customary to wear something green or adorn your chosen […]

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Mothering Sunday 2015

Mother’s Day is a celebration to honour motherhood, maternal bonds and the role of mothers in society. It is celebrated in various countries all over the world on different dates but here in Ireland it is always celebrated in the month of March. “To the world you are a Mother but to your family you […]

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Ariel House Listed in Top 100 Places to Stay in Ireland 2015

“Star ratings and deep-pile carpets mean nothing in Irish hospitality. What dictates whether you have a great time is the ability of the owners to make you feel welcome, to cook you delicious foods, and to offer you sound and sage advice on what you need to know and where you need to go.” John […]

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Ariel House – The History of Our Dublin Guesthouse

Did you know that Ariel House is actually a seamless merging of three splendid Victorian mansions in Ballsbridge? The main house was built in 1850, during the reign of Queen Victoria. It was originally a manor house owned and occupied by a wealthy shipping merchant and his family. The building has operated as a guesthouse […]

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Rugby Match Days At Ariel House

  As you may know, Ariel House is located but a stone’s throw away from the world renowned Aviva Stadium on Lansdowne Road in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Time and time again, we get to experience the thrilling atmosphere that a match day brings. There is always an air of anticipation on Lansdowne Road on the […]

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Spring Breakfast Menu

One of my favourite times of the day in our Dublin guesthouse is breakfast in the morning. I love the chatter of our guests, the sound of juices and coffees pouring and the smell of sizzling sausages on the pan. We update our breakfast menu on a regular basis to keep in tune with the […]

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Valentine’s Crafts

If you follow us on Pinterest you will know that we are partial to a bit of DIY! If you don’t already follow us, why not come over for a look, we keep our page constantly updated and share with you all of our favourite inspiration. It is a great source of ideas, recipes and […]

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Afternoon Tea Favourites

Almost two years have passed since we first made our delectable treats and hot pots of tea for our Afternoon Tea guests at our guesthouse in Dublin. Lately, I have been looking back on two years’ worth of pictures and recalling wonderful times with people I have met since then. Our Afternoon Tea service started […]

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New Year, New Steps!

We have had a particularly quiet month here in Ariel House. There has been no chinking of china or hustle and bustle of everyday life. We closed our front door just before Christmas and are in the midst of a rejuvenation project at our guesthouse in Dublin. Our charming granite steps leading up to our […]

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