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When Life Gives You Lemons – Make A Lemon Curd For Afternoon Tea Nibbles

Here, at Ariel House we have a penchant for lemon curd.  We can be found, dolloping it on scones, spreading it on toast, sandwiching it between meringues and sometimes even eating if from the spoon!   Lemon curd is such a delicious preserve and, with a little bit of patience, it is so easy to make […]

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Bloom 2015 – A Good Reason Why You Should Be Talking About Horticulture And Food

We had a wonderful day at Bloom yesterday. Despite the weather forecast reports, we headed over to the Phoenix Park with an optimistic attitude, our umbrella. our sunscreen and shades. We were not disappointed. Bloom is full of wonderful local Irish producers. We met friends and suppliers, old and new and tasted lots of their amazing […]

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Try This Simple And Tasty Superfood Breakfast – Overnight Oats

Recently a guest asked us if it was possible to order overnight oats for their breakfast. I must admit to being puzzled and had to ask what exactly it was that she was looking for. To my amazement when I looked online it seems that I had missed the boat on this new superfood breakfast! […]

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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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