Going Places

If you're getting married next year, now is the time to think about your dream honeymoon. For adventurous, cultural or simply beach loving couples, there is a once-in-a-lifetime trip to suit everybody. 

Cork romantics getting married around Valentine's Day next year can enquire at Lee Travel for its four-night package to New York, priced €799pp. Flying out from...

Head up to Conamara over the coming days for a fun-packed festival that celebrates the local marine heritage. Highlights of the Conamara Sea Week 2014, running from Friday, October 17th to Monday, October 27th, include music workshops, a small works art exhibition, a mini boat regatta, kite flying, a book fair, the Killary Challenge, and open sessions. Other events will include the...

The Eiffel Tower now has a spectacular glass floor 57 metres above Paris! The new tourist attraction is on the first floor of the French landmark with renovated buildings and a discovery circuit. 

Photos: E.Livinec - SETE

Possibly the best way of exploring America is by a fly-drive holiday, simply using a plane to get there and a car for everything else. To imagine the experience, just think of an America with empty roads, family-run diners like those seen in Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and throughly authentic experiences. 

For a Grand Canyon...

Strap on your hiking boots this autumn as the Connemara Four Seasons Walking Festival strikes forth once again. Walkers of all levels have the opportunity to explore the beautifully rugged and wild area of Connemara, with its spectacular scenery, mountains, beaches and islands. 

Walks are selected by the renowned archaeologist Michael Gibbons - a guide who combines a...

Europe has become a popular destination for stag dos, with Bratislava coming out tops as the cheapest location according to travel money specialist No.1 Currency. If you're a groom-to-be who wants to celebrate your last days of singledom and not incur the wrath of the future wife by spending all the money in the joint account, the Slovakian capital offers exceptional value at around...

Forget the cliché of Paris in the spring, autumn is the time to see the beautiful French capital 

Extensive and alluring, Paris is truly something to behold, with its combination of architectural treasures along with the food, nightlife, and of course, the shopping. The French capital is a place that can be visited on multiple occasions, and...

"I’m looking for a quiet weekend break away with my teenage kids, somewhere not too far from home but with lots to see and do during the day. I like to bring them on educational trips so we need somewhere with plenty of history. Our last break was to Edinburgh and we absolutely loved it so suggestions in Scotland would be much appreciated."

The third most populous...

With the Christmas countdown about to begin, Turkish holiday specialists Wings Abroad are offering a chance for some shopping and an autumn holiday. Markets take place all around Turkey each week and are an extremely enjoyable part of the Turkish holiday experience. From delicious locally-grown fruit and vegetables to "genuine imitation" handbags, designer clothing and...

Discover Kenya and Tanzania's scenery, wildlife and unique cultures with a small group tour that travels across east Africa towards the legendary spice island of Zanzibar. Ireland's online travel company, GoHop.ie, is offering a 14-day-tour to the fascinating cultures of Tanzania and Kenya before heading to the exotic...

Christmas might still seem like a long time away, but now is the time to book a trip to Lapland. Falcon Holidays has day trips departing Saturday, December 6th and Saturday, December 13th from Dublin to magical Lapland in the far and frozen north. It’s ideal for the little ones as many of the activities, including a tour of Santa’s Secret Grotto and Elf School, are...

The Culture Trip names top 10 local restaurants and pubs

An international one-stop guide to the best of every country’s art, culture, food and travel currently visited by 500,000 people every month has picked its top 10 Cork restaurants and pubs.Theculturetrip.com lists where to eat and drink in the Rebel county, saying Cork is "known for its own unique...

Egypt has been brought to life with new Street View imagery in Google Maps. For armchair travellers who wish to travel to the pyramids, a virtual walk among the stunning monuments and rich history of this ancient civilisation is now possible. Online users can start where most tourists do; at the Pyramids of Giza, which rise from the vast expanse of the Sahara like man-made...

Picture by Valerie O'Sullivan

To celebrate the Celtic festival of Samhain, three walks in one day will take place next month in Killarney as part of the Killarney Walking Festival. The excursions, named 'Call of the Wild', will be taking place on Saturday, October 11th: 

Ancient Celtic Sites and Walk

This six-hour guided walk...

Irish Ferries has stopped the clocks with its latest offer. Inspired by the popularity of its holiday parks offering this year, Irish Ferries is inviting customers to beat the holiday rush by booking their 2015 Haven Holiday at any of seven parks in Wales and beyond at 2014 prices. The resorts include Hafan y Mor, Kiln Park, Quay West, Greenacres, Presthaven Sands, Cala Gran and...

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