Here's how you can combine a holiday with a music festival abroad

WE Irish know how to put on a music festival, and this year sees the return of our favourites, from city runs like Live at the Marquee to the annual highlight of Electric Picnic. 

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Charlie Chaplin’s former home in Switzerland opens as a museum this month

Kevin Pilley takes a cane-twirling, splay-footed stroll through Charlie Chaplin’s former Switzerland home, which has become a museum to the great man.

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With new Cork-Dusseldorf flights, people should consider visiting gorgeous Germany

Former Irish Examiner sub-editor Mareike Graepel lived in Cork for years before she returned to her native Germany. With new Cork-Dusseldorf flights on offer, she gives the local lowdown on the Ruhr Valley.

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These beauty spots in Ireland have provided spectacular backdrops for TV and film’s most famous scenes

As Game of Thrones returns to our screens, Vicki Notaro goes on a cinematic tour of Ireland, taking in everything from Harry Potter to Star Wars.

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The Girona region in north eastern Spain is a top location for Irish holiday-makers

 

Artist Salvadore Dali chose to live in Garoxta in the Girona region of Spain for good reason, says Liz Dunphy.

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Live like a local in north Vietnam and you won't want to leave

Want to live like a local in Vietnam? Just master crossing Hanoi’s chaotic streets. After that, you can do anything, says Shilpa Ganatra.

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Oregon is off the beaten track for Irish tourists and we're missing out

On our first night in Oregon we were greeted by a young maÎtre d’ at the Bridgewater Fish House, in Florence — a converted mercantile store reminiscent of the Oleson’s in Little House on the Prairie.

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Weekend break: The Cliff Townhouse, St Stephen's Green, Dublin

Catherine Shanahan experienced Georgian Dublin at its finest at the Cliff Townhouse on St Stephen’s Green.

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