Author Archives: Ariel House

Ariel House; All About Bloomsday

One of the things Dublin is most famous for is as being the home of the renowned writer, James Joyce. Joyce famously wrote the novel Ulysses, which is set in Dublin and follows the adventures and misadventures of a young man named Leopold Bloom who is out looking for a son. The book takes place […]

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Ariel House; What’s in Wicklow?

One of the wonderful things about Dublin is how close it is to nature. Just an hour south of the city is the beautiful Wicklow Mountains National Park and Glendalough Valley. This is a great way to spend the day hiking, walking, or taking in the scenery and relaxing by the lake. If you’d like […]

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Ariel House; A Day on the DART

If you’ve got a free day to spare and aren’t sure what to do with it, a wonderful option is to spend a day on the Dublin rail system, the DART. The train travels up and down the Dublin coast, with great views along the way and some lovely villages to stroll through.     […]

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Ariel House; What to do in Dublin – Jessica’s Highlights

There are many wonderful sights to see around Dublin, which is why it can be hard to fit everything in just one visit! To help you out as you try to plan your visit to Ireland’s capital, here are some of my favorite sights in the city and a little bit of information about them. […]

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Ariel House; Introduction

Hello! My name is Jessica Fleming, and I am going to be spending the summer interning at Ariel House through a program called Cultural Experiences Abroad, or CEA for short. I am currently a senior year student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the USA where I am a General Management and Human Resources Management […]

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Ariel House – The History of Our Victorian 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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Ariel House; A tour around our city garden!

So wonderful to have an extra hour of brightness in the evening each day and to be able to enjoy the delights of Spring. Winter seems very far away now and long summer days are en route. Our guests are always delighted to have a stroll around our city garden, so wonderful to have this […]

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Ariel House; St Patrick’s Day 2017

St Patrick’s Day 2017 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 […]

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Ariel House; Afternoon Tea Traybake.

Afternoon Tea Traybake Our Afternoon Teas are in full swing for the season and we are enjoying preparing delicious treats for you to enjoy with your friends and family. Our Afternoon Teas are available exclusively on a Saturday and reservations can be made by contacting us on 01 6685512 or email reservations@ariel-house.net. We would be delighted […]

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Ariel House; Triple Chocolate Cookies

Triple Chocolate Cookies These triple chocolate cookies are absolutely delicious and perfect to have with a cup of tea in our drawing room when you have been touring around the sights of Dublin. Our chefs have been busy baking up lots of delicious new treats for our guests and we have had several requests for the recipe […]

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