Weekend break: The Lodge at Ashford Castle, Co Mayo

From zip-lining to horse riding, the scene is set for family fun, Esther N McCarthy lived it up like a movie star at Ashford Castle.

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Top romantic getaways at home and abroad

If you want to surprise someone this Valentine’s Day in the most extravagant way possible, Ciara McDonnell has done the homework for you — from a quick trip to Paris to a few nights in Las Vegas.

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9 of the best romantic Irish weekend breaks

Want to stay closer to home for Valentines? There are plenty of options, writes Ciara McDonnell. 

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Weekend break: Carlingford, in Co Louth, offers a modern take on history

 

Ireland’s Ancient East offers myths, great food, and adventure. Carlingford is the perfect base, writes Eoin English.

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A visit to Lapland is hard to beat as the ultimate family trip

This is a trip tailored for kids, but naturally for the accompanying grand dads, grannies, mums and dads, uncles and aunts too.

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Caledonian highlights in Edinburgh city

All eyes are on Edinburgh today. But if you can tear yourself away from the rugby, it’s a city that has a lot to offer, says Conor Power.

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The mysterious allure of spa town Harrogate

You don’t need to be one of Agatha Christie’s famous detectives to uncover the charms of this famous spa town, says John Chambers.

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The perfect family holiday to be found at Altominico Family Park, Italy

It’s the little touches that make a good family holiday unforgettable. The Altominico Family Park on the outskirts of Lake Garda delivered all that and more, says Colette Keane.

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Travel Digest: 18-35 and ski holidays, Hayfield Manor, Cannes

SUMMER SERIES 
Contiki has launched three new European itineraries for this year catering for the 18-35 age groups. 

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Trip to Saarbrucken in Luxembourg will give you something to talk about - in Klingon, that is!

Kevin Pilley takes a trip to Saarbrucken to Europe’s first – and so far only – residential Klingon language course.

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