Going Places

Ennis is often overshadowed by its proximity to Limerick and Galway cities, but in many ways the town is an ideal destination to some of Ireland's most spectacular and rugged scenery, as well as being a great place for a break in its own right. Ireland's only "purple flag" town (if you're familiar with the more common "blue flag" standard for beaches, it's something similar...

Gerry McLoughlin's Caribbean dreams come true aboard the Celebrity Silhouette.

It’s all Muriel Bolger’s fault. Her best-selling novel The Captain’s Table tells the tale of a group of travellers who meet for dinner on the first night of an exotic cruise; friendships develop and for some, end in romance! Well, there was no romance on this cruise, but no disappointments...

ESPA at The Europe was named as Hotel Spa of the Year – Western Europe & Scandinavia at the World Spa & Wellness Awards this year.

Located on the shores of Lough Lein and framed by the McGillycuddy Reeks mountain range, the spa is set in one of Ireland’s most spectacular locations and spread over two levels covering a total of 4,500 sq.m.

“We are...

The history of Parknasilla in Sneem, Co. Kerry is intrinsically connected to that of the nearby Derryquin Castle, the ruins of which are only a stone’s throw from the hotel. It is a colourful story and Parknasilla residents have the opportunity to hear all about it on one of a number of guided walks that will be on offer over the Easter Holidays. The Parknasilla story dates back to 1732...

Ryanair has announced Heineken Cup weekend return flights from Cork to Marseille for Munster fans travelling to the Heineken Cup semi-final, where the Red Army are set to take on Toulon on Sunday, April 27th.

Ryanair’s Heineken Cup semi-final special will depart Cork on Friday, April 25th at 16.55hrs and return from Marseille at 20.35hrs on Monday, April 28th.

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The Irish Travel Agents Association has allocated a number of positions on their upcoming Travel Professionals Essential Skills Programme for jobseekers. The programme will begin on April 21st, with 20 days of training and 20 days of work experience within a member company. In previous years participants have found that their employability was greatly enhanced after completing a course with...

Looking for a holiday with something for all the family? With its stunning beaches, incredible weather and vast selection of activities Kusadasi is ideal for every type of holiday maker.

Spend your day at the beautiful port watching the majestic cruise ships come and go or head to one of the area's blue flag beaches and soak up some much needed sunshine. Alternatively, history lovers...

Aer Lingus Regional is now operating four return flights, four days a week from Cork to Newcastle Airport. The airline expects to fly over 300,000 passengers from Cork, up 20% from 2013 as the airline aims to double passenger numbers to two million by 2016.

The addition of this route will enable Cork passengers to have a direct route to a major business and tourist hub in the North-East...

The twelfth rollercoaster at Europa-Park (between Strasbourg and Freiburg) opens later this spring featuring indoor and outdoor elements, on board audio, rotating ride vehicles and a raft of special effects. Located near the Enchanted Forest area of the theme park, the ride, Arthur in the Minimoys Kingdom is based around the film series Arthur and the Invisibles. See europapark.de for more...

Ryanair is due to unveil new family fare offers in April. Other initiatives may include offering free checked-in baggage and free allocated seating for kids as well as an on-board milk-warming service for babies.

Still pining for Walter White and the Breaking Bad crew? The TV series might be over but you can relive your favourite scenes during a New Mexico Discovery holiday with Trailfinders. The 10 day / nine night fly drive package (€1499) takes in Las Cruces, Carlsbad, Roswell, Taos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque, home to the characters in the multi-award winning TV series. As well as discovering...

"I want to take my girlfriend away on a weekend shopping trip. Two of her close friends are getting married this year and she keeps complaining that she has nothing to wear so I want to surprise her with a weekend away! We’ve been to London a few times so ideally I’d like to go somewhere else in the UK. Any ideas?"

Glen O'Connell, Togher...

For many families, Easter offers a chance to get away for a week in the sun. Thomas Cook Ireland has some great four-star offers still available for families to Lanzarote or Gran Canaria, with prices for a family of three starting at €1,629.

Lanzarote is a well-deserved year-round favourite among Irish families and a week’s stay at the four-star Montana Club Apartments on a...

O'Callaghan Coach Holidays have welcomed two new holiday experts to the team for 2014. Catherine Kelly is originally from Cork but recently relocated to Killarney in order to indulge her passion for the great outdoors. She joins Killarney native Catherine Coffey at O'Callaghan Coach Holidays ahead of a busy season of all inclusive scheduled holidays departing from Killarney with pickups en...

You don't have to travel far to get a good deal on Leeside this Easter. The four-star, Imperial Hotel, located in the heart of Cork city is offering three night’s bed and full Irish breakfast from just €155 per person sharing, including a sweet treat from the Easter Bunny on Easter Sunday. An egg hunt will take place for children at 2pm and non-residents who are visiting for Easter...

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