Weekend break: Liss Ard Estate, Skibbereen, West Cork

Noel Baker samples the laid-back atmosphere in Skibbereen’s luxury haunt for visiting celebrities. Even Luke Skywalker has been a guest...

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Mammoth memories made in the city of Nantes in Western France

Anna O’Donoghue samples sun, sea and castles and the odd mechanical elephant on her visit to Nantes, and discovers how the Loire Valley’s cultural capital comes into full bloom in the summer months.

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Gallic greatness with plenty to do on the Western coast of France

Taking advantage of new direct flights Sean O’Riordan headed to the Atlantic coast of France and enjoyed the beautiful La Rochelle and its scenic surrounds.

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Weekend break: Inchydoney Island Lodge and Spa, Clonakilty, Co. Cork

 

Esther N McCarthy enjoys a family break by the sea at Inchydoney Lodge and Spa.

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Discovering hidden treasures in the Castilla y Leon region of Spain

Heading off the beaten tourist track to uncover the hidden wonders of Spain’s Castilla y León region, Carolyn Moore discovers it’s far from grim up North.

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Clipper Race Kitchens opens at Foyle Maritime Festival

Foodies will have tasted the best of continental cuisine at the Foyle Maritime Festival which is currently in full swing in Derry and the Clipper Race Kitchens opened today Thursday, July 14th until Friday, July 17th, at Ebrington Square.

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Síle Seoige explains why there’s no place like her hometown of Galway

No one knows a city like a local. So who better to give the lowdown on Galway than Síle Seoige. She describes her perfect day in the county to Ciara McDonnell.

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You’ll find the world’s best chocolate in Vietnam

Want to experience the best chocolate you’ve ever tasted? You’ll find it in Vietnam, says Lawrence Osbourne.

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Author Michael Murphy accesses all areas of the White House and Capitol Building

 A private tour of the White House was the highlight of a trip to Washington DC for author Michael Murphy when he visited the US capital.

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Suzanne Harrington’s daughter volunteers at the refugee shanty town in Calais

On World Refugee Week, Suzanne Harrington’s daughter took a trip most other teens wouldn’t. She volunteered at the refugee shanty town in Calais known as the Jungle.

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