Going Places

Short Breaks by Kate Hopcraft from hotels.com

"My husband and I are looking for a break away. We want somewhere not too far, with nice weather, culture and food. We are finding it difficult to choose a destination. Could you be of any help?"

Situated on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, Seville in Spain is a...

Limerick City will achieve a climactic cultural high when its headline event of the year Royal de Luxe presents The Giant's Journey for three days and nights next month. World theatre sensation Royal de Luxe is bringing its giant saga spectacular to Ireland for the first time ever, as part of Limerick National City of Culture 2014 celebrations. The world renowned company will unleash the...

For those looking to relax and detox, a three-day juicing retreat is to be held at the five star Aghadoe Heights Hotel and Spa next weekend. From Friday, August 29th to Sunday, August 31st, the package at the luxury resort that overlooks the Lakes of Killarney in the heart of Kerry includes two nights accommodation, all juices and smoothies, daily yoga classes, personalised spa treatment,...

Funnyman Tommy Tiernan is coming to Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel next month and the Adare Hotel is offering a special deal for the occasion. A package for the show, taking place on Thursday, September 4th, and B&B at the hotel is €75pp from woodlands-hotel.ie. Alternatively, tickets for the show are €28 from...

With the school holidays almost over, Discover Ireland has put together its Top 10 places that kids love…

Jungle City: A large scale outdoor art exhibition of 30 brightly painted, life sized animal sculptures installed in every nook and cranny around in Clonakilty.

The Ark: A purpose-built arts venue in the heart of Dublin’s Temple Bar, where children aged 2 -12 can...

 For this looking for some blooming good fun, the five-day Rose of Tralee International Festival kicks off next week. As 32 Irish and International Roses prepare to take to the stage at the Festival Dome on Monday, August 18th and Tuesday, August 19th there will also be over 80 hours of free and affordable entertainment in the Dome and around the streets of Tralee for festival-goers from...

English Market stallholders, along with local pubs, restaurants and cafes have joined forces with Fáilte Ireland in a new pilot initiative that aims to improve the visitor experience in Cork as well as encouraging increased visitor spending throughout the city. Recognising that many visitors pass through the English Market but may be unable to buy the fresh produce due to being on...

Writer and broadcaster Gerry McLoughlin samples the true flavours of the Istria Peninsula

 

A two hour, forty minute flight direct from Dublin deposits you in Pula, the very heart and soul of beautiful Croatia.

The elegant and modern Hotel Park Plaza was to be our home for the next five days; the gardens were in full bloom, fresh herbs wafting their aromas on the...

Why visit Westport?

Designed in the mid 1700s by James Wyatt in a Georgian architectural style, there's no denying the colourful village of Westport is an attractive spot, but what keeps visitors returning over and over again is the laid-back atmosphere. Tourists nip from tearoom to vintage shop, taking photos and loudly admiring the grand old clock in the centre of town, but just as...

The Talbot Hotel Group has announced plans to continue their partnership with the Royal Dublin Society and 2014 Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show. The annual event runs from August 6th-10th and is one of the largest international show jumping events in the world this year.

The Group, which consists of the Midleton Park Hotel, Talbot Hotel Wexford, Stillorgan Park Hotel and Talbot Hotel...

If you've ever dreamed of sailing a catamaran through the beautiful turquoise waters of the Canarreos Archipelago, stopping only to snorkel or share a drink with friendly locals before some all-inclusive beach time in Varadero, this November could be the ideal time to make your dream a reality.

Trailfinders Tailormade Holidays Sailing Cuba package includes eight days, seven nights...

A new capsule hotel will open at Tokyo Narita Airport this week... just a minute's walk from the airport's Terminal 2. Each pod in the Nine Hours hotel is two meters long and one meter high and perfect for a quick nap before boarding or catching an early flight.

The Gibson Hotel, one of Dublin’s most accessible hotels served by the red Luas line, and just off the M50 via the port tunnel, is offering some great value deals for those looking to make the most of a city break this summer. To celebrate, they've compiled a list of quirky Dublin attractions to visit during your stay. here are our top five:

1. Marsh’s Library...

Jurys Inn’s five hotels in Cork, Dublin and Galway have just unveiled a stylish new look and they’re ready to show it off! Each city centre hotel now showcases vibrant wall coverings and beautiful contemporary furnishings in their lobby, restaurant and bar areas, while the bedrooms boast crisp white linens, flat screen TVs and spacious bathrooms with spa toiletries. Guests can also...

Dublin's swanky Marker Hotel on Grand Canal Square has introduced ‘Summer at the Rooftop’ with a DJ, a new cocktail bar and a new selection of summer tasting plates to share.

The new designated signature gin bar will offer a range of premium gins matched with premium mixers, together with a bespoke gin cocktail menu featuring unique house infusions including Basil infused...

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