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Day Trips On The DART From Ariel House.

Ariel House is in the ideal location to explore Dublin by rail. Make the most of your day trips by heading to the Lansdowne Road DART station, a mere two minute’s walk from our house. Heading in a southbound direction will provide you with access to some of the prettiest places in Dublin! In this […]

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A Victoria Sponge Cake, it must be the summer season.

Our busy summer season is well underway here at Ariel House and with it comes a seasonal change to the treats we bake in our kitchen. A delicious Victoria sponge cake is always a winner here and when served in the drawing room scarcely a crumb will be left! We have tried many recipes over […]

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Irish Food, local specialities and garden memories.

We are so proud of our Irish food in Ariel House and we absolutely love showcasing it on our menu.  Fresh free range eggs, delicious bacon, sausages and farmhouse cheeses are just some of the items mentioned when our guests comment on their deliciousness.  Traditional Irish Breakfast. Pat O’Neill from O’Neills Dry Cure Bacon Co. has […]

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Glasnevin Cemetery

“How Many! All these here once walked around Dublin Faithful Departed. As you are now so once were we.” Guests often ask us at reception here at Ariel House where we would suggest they spend a day to hear more about the history of Ireland and without fail we point them in the direction of […]

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Easter Egg Brownies

As a child nothing else signalled the end of the festive period as effectively as the appearance of the box of Cadburys Creme Eggs on the counter beside the till in our local shop. There was nothing like the excitement of unwrapping the first creme egg of the season and the first bite into the […]

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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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