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Ariel House March Favourites

Spring in Dublin What a busy March we have had in Ariel House! We are delighted to announce that Spring has arrived in Dublin city centre bringing with it lots of sunshine and long & bright evenings! McKenna’s Guides Absolutely delighted to be included in The McKenna’s Guides 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland […]

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Easter Lemon Cupcakes

Another busy month is almost drawing to a close but we have one last occasion to celebrate. Easter Sunday is almost here and we have been busy practising our decorating skills on some delicious lemon cupcakes. We love Rachel Allen’s recipes and this simple recipe is always a winner for us. A delicious lemon flavour […]

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St Patrick’s Festival 2016

There is great excitement around Dublin city this week with a host of activities and events planned to help celebrate the St Patrick’s Festival 2016.  This years theme is “Imagine If” and marks the final instalment of an exciting trilogy; the past, the present and the future. The theme will bring Dublin streets to life […]

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Ariel House – February Favourites

30 days has September, April, June and November. All the rest have 31,  Except February, it’s the one, Which only has 28 days clear, And 29 in each Leap Year. February Favourites We had a busy February here in Ariel House. Lots of visitors coming to stay and visiting for afternoon tea.  Here are just […]

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Shortbread Cookies at Ariel House!

These shortbread cookies are a staple here in Ariel House. They are fantastic to sandwich strawberries and cream together, delicious dipped in melted chocolate or simply dunked into a cup of hot tea! With just three ingredients required, they could not be any simpler. Ingredients 50g sugar 100g butter 150g plain flour Method Preheat the […]

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Afternoon Tea Pavlova at Ariel House.

It’s a miserable and wet afternoon in Dublin but we are looking forward to a busy weekend here in Ariel House! We have guests staying from all over the world and have two busy days of afternoon teas ahead. This pavlova is always a hit with our guests and we are always guaranteed to have […]

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Shrove Tuesday at Ariel House!

Shrove Tuesday: ‘Shrove Tuesday (known in some countries as Pancake Tuesday) is a day in February or March preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in some countries by consuming pancakes. In others, especially those (including Louisiana) where it is called Mardi Gras or some translation thereof, this is a carnival […]

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Ariel House – January Favourites

January has been a gusty month here in Dublin! We have had storms Gertrude, Henry and Imogen in quick succession all visiting and a few more due to visit in February. Spring seems very far away but I have spotted a few green shoots in our city garden and some daffodils already in bloom as […]

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Ariel House: Good news and a healthy treat!

A lot of our guests this week are trying to reduce their sugar intake and adapt a healthier way of living. We believe in “a little of what you fancy’ here in Ariel House and try to stick to the 80:20 rule. These tasty little mini muffins are perfect to have with a coffee or […]

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A New Year at Ariel House!

Welcome back to the Ariel House blog! We reopened our doors on Saturday after carrying out some essential maintenance works over the festive period and we are delighted to be back meeting our guests and spoiling them with treats from our kitchen. This tray bake is always so popular with our guests, delicious with a […]

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