Lovely long weekend at Longueville

Caroline Delaney and her husband spent a couple of days away from the kids in the welcoming embrace of a country house    

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Budapest leaves us Hungary for more

Sharon O’ Reilly-Coates has been going to Budapest for 12 years - and she’s never disappointed by the city

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What is your county’s hidden gem? (Week 1 - Dublin)

We’re on a mission to discover Ireland’s hidden gems and we need your help.

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Weekend break: We all headed home very happy campers from Kilkenny

Cormac O’Keeffe spends an adventure-filled weekend in the child-friendly, Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny.

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Suzanne Harrington returns to her hometown of Cork as a tour guide

Suzanne Harrington returns home with a boyfriend who has never visited Cork and finds there have been many changes over the years to a city which has embraced the new but hung on to the best parts of the old.

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Adventuring to the southern end of Portugal in the Algarve

Dan MacCarthy goes to the Algarve on the southern end of Portugal to discover a more energetic side of the perennially popular holiday region.

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Take a walk in the eco wonderland that is Ireland's Faughan Valley

Ecologist Martin Bradley has been rooting around under hedgerows since he was a nipper and now his Landscape and Countryside Tours are helping curious visitors from all over the world discover what lies beneath county Derry’s beautiful rural hinterland - the Faughan Valley and beyond ...

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Easter Escape: why not look at Germany?

Cathy Desmond loves Munich and says there’s much more to the Bavarian capital than Oktoberfest —it’s a great place to visit now, especially with direct flights from Cork and Limerick.

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Seeing the softer side of African wildlife

John Daly travels far south for the first time — but this is no backpack trek — this is a Branston safari....

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Eoin Edwards walks in the footsteps of Jesus in Jerusalem

From bustling bazaars by the Bosphorus, to following in the footsteps of The Fisherman, Eoin Edwards gained a once-in-a-lifetime experience when he undertook a tour of Istanbul and the Holy Land.

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Easter family breaks at home and away

Tony Clayton-Lea offers a list of holiday destinations at home and away.

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Changes in latitude lead to changes in attitude in Key West, Florida

Since the days when authors like Hemingway and Tennessee Williams set up camp, Key West has always been a potent magnet for people looking to drift away from the real world for a while, writes John Daly.

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Dzogchen Beara Retreat Centre: A thought provoking place of silence

Dzogchen Beara Retreat Centre offers relaxation and stunning views as Hilary Fennel discovered over a week’s retreat.

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