Feel like King Cong at Ashford Castle

It’s the little things about Ashford Castle that makes a stay there so enjoyable, writes Conall Ó Fátharta.    

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Hidden gems: The best things to do in CORK

How would you spend a day in Cork? Some of our readers gave us their suggestions of the best things to do in the Rebel County.

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Prepare to be persuaded by beauty of Bath

Elizabeth O’Neill is delighted by the majestic city of Bath, the setting of Jane Austen’s novels and a world heritage site.

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What is your county’s hidden gem? (Week 4 - Cork)

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

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Working for a better future for all in Malawi

A women’s co-operative in Malawi shows that people can learn to help themselves with great results, writes Isabel Conway.

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Last minute summer deals for 2015

Tony Clayton-Lea compiles a list of some of the hot deals of offer in the Med, Greece,UK, Ireland, Italy or Spain for those looking for a bargain break.

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Hidden gems: The best things to do in LIMERICK

How would you spend a day in Limerick? We asked our readers to share their favourite hidden gems in the Treaty city and we’ve included the best in this list.This story is enriched with multi-media content

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24 hours in Brussels, the capital of Belgium

The administrative seat of the EU is also a fun, beautiful city of elegant restaurants, splendid architecture and museums, says Tony Clayton-Lea.

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Five-star Lough Erne resort in Fermanagh scores a hole-in-one

Stephen Rogers visits the five-star resort hotel that hosted the G8 summit in 2013 on the shores of Castle Hume Lough.

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Mark Hayes loses the plot after a free yoga class in LA

Mark Hayes finally caved and went to a free yoga class in Los Angeles, where he’s currently living. Despite his misgivings, he had a really transcendantal time — for a short while.

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What is your county’s hidden gem? (Week 3 - Limerick)

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

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Basking in Bali for a bliss family reunion

Barbara Scully is, by her own admission, a full-blown Irish Mammy who travels half way round the world to see her Australian-based daughter. This time round, the family all met up in the Indonesian island of Bali for an alternative

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Add some vino to Venice for a perfect Veneto trip

Tony Clayton-Lea flies into Venice and makes his way around one of Italy’s most famous regions to experience beautiful landscapes, hidden gems, vineyards and glorious late spring sunshine

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A weekend break in the city that never sleeps

Cathy Desmond took a bite of the Big Apple some thirty years ago — and now that she’s back for more, she finds a calmer, quieter place.

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