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Dublin After Dark

With Halloween around the corner and kids on midterm, one great way to celebrate the holiday is to hop on board the Ghost bus tour. The bus operates every evening at eight o’clock in the evening, and is a fantastic way to explore the darker side of Dublin. The evening begins with a spooky experience […]

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An Aran Island Adventure

Dublin is a beautiful city, and is a wonderful place to visit during your time on Ireland’s east coast. However, Ireland’s west coast also has much to offer and is a beautiful place to visit during your stay in Ireland. One of the more rugged areas along the west coast is the Aran Islands, which […]

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Back Stage at The Abbey Theatre

If you love theatre and the arts, then a great place to go for an afternoon is Abbey Theatre. The Abbey is the original National Theatre and was founded by Lady Gregory and William Butler Yeats. And the most exciting part is that it’s still in operation today! You can attend a show there, or, […]

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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; Tomorrow is December!

Tomorrow is December! It is hard to believe that in a couple of hours we will be into the final month of 2016 and the start of the festivities that December inevitably brings with it. 2016 seems to have been such a quick year, it seems no time since we were preparing for the 2015 […]

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Ariel House; Trivago Award!

We are absolutely thrilled to have won Best Hotel Breakfast in Ireland from Trivago in their 2017 awards. Our guesthouse owner Jennie McKeown completed the Ballymaloe Cookery Course in 2011 and from that an ethos of sourcing and serving the best quality produce we can find stemmed. Our kitchen and ovens are always serving up […]

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Our Top Five Afternoon Tea Recipes from Ariel House!

We are so excited as tonight our favourite baking show The Great British Bake Off is back! We are looking forward to lots of new recipes, fancy fondants, rum babas, outrageous cakes and some traditional baking thrown in for good measure. It is such a wonderful show and the whole family can sit down and […]

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Ariel House; June Favourites

Ariel House; June Favourites Irish Soccer Team We had an exciting June in Ariel House and spent much of it cheering on our fantastic Irish soccer team and watching videos of their wonderful fans enjoying themselves in France! We are so proud of how far the team went and despite not making it through they […]

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Ariel House Blog – Competition Winner!

We were delighted to publish our second recipe ebook last week. To celebrate we ran a Facebook competition and we are delighted to announce that Susan Ryan is our winner! We look forward to welcoming you to Ariel House! Our new recipe ebook is a collection of our most popular afternoon tea treats that we […]

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