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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...

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...

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...

From back country insights, to Breckenridge, USA, to the après ski hotspots of Austria, the 188-page guide from Crystal Ski Holidays is now out. Focused on skiing holidays for the 2014/ 2015 seasons Your Guide to the Mountain covers 119 resorts worldwide. It's filled with large, easy-to-read piste maps, at-a-glance highlights and...

Follow in the footsteps of Ted, Dougal, Jack and Mrs Doyle on Ted Tours. The locations on the innovative tour include The Crag, The Very Dark Caves, Campsite from Hell, The Holy Stone of Clonrichert and the Cliffs of Moher, Mrs O’Reilly’s House and the Roundabout, The Parochial House, A Song for Europe and The Chinese Pub, all which featured in the TV comedy series Father Ted...

The kids have only just returned to school and already a mid-term break is on the agenda for many. 

The Shamrock Lodge Hotel in Athlone is offering a two-night Halloween family break package from €199. Bed and breakfast are included, along with a family meal on one evening and a family pass to Planet Adventure World or Glendeer Pet Farm.

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Over 40 breweries are to attend the Irish Craft Beer and Cider Festival in the RDS Dublin this weekend. The event runs until Sunday September 7th, and will have over 200 Irish-produced beverages on offer. In comparison to last year’s 25 producers, this year has seen an increase of over 60% in the number of breweries attending, a reflection of the massive growth of this local Irish...

The temperature is dropping and now is the ideal time to plan a Camino adventure. October is one of the best months of the year to experience the ancient pilgrim routes, and most of the paths are less crowded, meaning walkers can enjoy the sights in a more relaxed setting.

To help you chose which Camino path to walk this autumn, ...

Ryanair's announcement that it's now set to fly into Brussels' main airport from Dublin has reignited interest in the area. With Aer Lingus also flying out of Cork to the Belgian capital, we look at what there is to do in the land of waffles, beer, chocolate, and frites.

Things to do:

Bozar (Centre for Fine Arts)
Erected in 1928 by the...

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...

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