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Butler’s Chocolate Experience

Did you know that out near the Dublin Airport is a real-life Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory? Well, there is! Butler’s Chocolates are an Irish chocolate brand with a working factory just a short drive from Dublin city centre.   Butler’s Chocolates was founded in 1932 by Marion Butler under the name Chez Nous Chocolates. She […]

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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; 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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Ariel House; Valentine’s Day Biscuits!

Valentine’s Day Cookies! “The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat, something to drink and somebody to love you” Brendan Behan Valentine’s Day Cookies As a treat to our guests we are leaving these delicious amenities in all our guest bedrooms to help celebrate St Valentine’s Day. They […]

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Ariel House; Orange Butter Scones

Orange Butter Scones ……..when someone says they don’t enjoy scones, it generally means they’ve never had a good one….. Orange Butter Scones When Jennie returned from her Ballymaloe course she brought with her a number of delicious recipes that she had tried and tested. These orange butter scones were one of the recipes and we recently […]

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Upside Down Cheesecake

Upside Down Cheesecake “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea” Henry James Our first afternoon teas of the season started this weekend. We were delighted to have a full dining room and lots of delicious treats to serve to our happy guests. We […]

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Ariel House; A history lesson and a recipe!

Ariel House is your perfect base for all you need to do around the city of Dublin. We are housed in three Victorian townhouses that have been lovingly renovated and updated to provide a tranquil and yet central retreat. The history of the main house dates back to 1850 when it was build for a […]

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Ariel House; Tray Bake

Tray Bake We love a tray bake here in Ariel House. It is a lovely way of serving seasonal fruit and is always easy to slice up and serve to a crowd. We tend to use the same cake mixture and then change the flavours by adding fruit, chocolate, nuts and sometimes even dollops of […]

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Ariel House; Irish Soda Bread with a twist….

Irish soda bread with a twist…. Welcome back to our blog after our annual festive break. Our kitchen has reopened and our ovens fired up for what is set to be another busy year here in Ariel House. We make soda bread every day in our kitchen. It is such a traditional Irish bread to […]

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