A sojourn through time... travelling the historic road to Magna Carta

David O’Mahony steps back in time to discover the ‘Magna Carta’. 

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By the lakes of Killarney

Dublin aside, there are more hotel and B&B beds in Killarney than in any other Irish town. It more than deserves its tourism status, says Tony Clayton-Lea.

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Mythological, beautiful Carlingford is just down the road

It’s been a tourist secret for decades, but it’s time Carlingford got its place in the sun, writes Tony-Clayton Lea.

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Co Clare is essential, profound, and just plain wonderful

From the Burren to the Cliffs of Moher, Tony Clayton-Lea is stone mad for the charms of Co Clare.

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Rotterdam is a city emerging from the shadow of neighbouring Amsterdam

Rotterdam is presently undergoing a renaissance of sorts, specifically in the areas of arts, culture, night life and fashion.

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The Safestay hostel in London is Posh – but minus the pricetag

With ‘poshtels’ popping up all over the world, Suzanne Harrington ventures across the water to investigate London’s Safestay hostel.

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Weekend break: The Marker Hotel, Dublin

OPEN up one of the Irish glossies, take a glance at the fashion spreads, and chances they’ll have been shot at the Marker Hotel.

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Galway has a chilled tribal beat

Galway remains the most idiosyncratic of Irish cities. Tony Clayton-Lea pays a visit to Connaught’s capital.

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Bright lights and big Dublin city

There’s nothing better than being someone else’s guest, says Mark Evans as he checks into the Castleknock Hotel.  

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Living it up in lively Liverpool

As a new Dublin-Liverpool route opens for business, Tony Clayton-Lea takes a trip to the city that skips to the same beat as Ireland    

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Menorca is a truly untapped jewel in Spain’s crown

Paula Burns explores the secret gem of the Balearic Islands, savouring the tapas at exquisite eateries, and soaking up the sounds of the sea at private beaches.

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