Take a break this Christmas at one of Ireland's top hotels

Let others do the hard work this Christmas and take a festive break at one of Ireland’s top hotels. From mulled wine and mince pies by the fire to cocktails and carols, Vickie Maye takes a look at the what’s on offer

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Walking in a winter wonderland at Winterval in Waterford

Can’t afford Lapland this year? Take the family to Winterval in Waterford, writes Vickie Maye

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Enjoy an historic Croatian feast for the senses in Hvar

The fragrant island of Hvar is a microcosm of the very best that Croatia has to offer, writes, Ellie O’Byrne.

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Fancy a slice of Hollywood on the banks of Rome's Tiber

What could be more melancholic, extravagant, alienated, operatic and deeply strange than Italian film? Try turning Italian film into a theme park, writes Christine Smallwood.

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A taste of paradise on Italy’s Aeolian Islands

John Gasson falls in love with Italy’s blissful, rustic Aeolian Islands, from the fertile soils of Panarea, through to Lipari, the largest of the archipelago, and onto Salina.

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From Las Vegas to the streets of San Francisco - via the Pacific coast Highway

From the fantasies of Las Vegas to the movie world of Los Angeles, Sarah Horgan invites us on her honeymoon to the ‘Coast’.

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Learning Irish and hillwalking in Dingle

Pet O’Connell goes hill walking in Dingle, and brushes up on her Irish language skills while she’s there.

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Weekend break: The Blarney Hotel, Co Cork

 

Sometimes the best mini breaks are close to home, as Esther N McCarthy discovered in Blarney.

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How to achieve the WOW factor when travelling to Boston on a low fare airline

WOW has announced direct flights between Cork and Iceland – with the option of making Reykjavik a stopover en route to America. Ahead of the Cork launch, Vicki Notaro travels to Boston to see what it’s really like to fly no frills, long haul.  

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24 hours in Auckland, New Zealand

 

On an antipodean adventure Caroline Hennessy checks out the best eateries, the coolest things to do, and the best sights, all with her partner and two smallies in tow.

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Travel digest with Barry Coughlan

Rome calling
In and around €300 will buy a three- night break in Rome from March 1 next year. 

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