Weekend break: Shannon-Erne Blueway in lovely Leitrim

It’s time to be surprised by Leitrim’s diverse delights, from the trails of the Shannon-Erne Blueway to a fabulous forest park, writes Des O’Driscoll.

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You’ll enjoy plunging into the historic town of Bath

2,000 years of history, John Chambers finds there’s more to the historic town of Bath than buns and Jane Austen.

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Weekend break: Glamping in Feather Down Farms campsite in Co Clare

Esther N McCarthy eschews wifi and takes the family on a weekend break to the rustic charm of Loop Head in Co Clare.

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The Wild Atlantic Way makes us realise what we have on our doorstep

 

The Wild Atlantic Way has reinvented the west, writes Marie Toft.

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6 alternative theme parks to choose from around Europe to suit all ages

 

Theme parks like Disneyland can be a daunting prospect at the best of times, let alone with the smallies in tow. But there are plenty of fun alternatives on the continent, says Arlene Harris.

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Weekend break: A new look for a new beginning at The Kingsley Hotel, Cork

It always says a lot for a hotel and its restaurant when locals choose to dine there. The revamped Kingsley achieves just that, says Joe Leogue.

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Italian beach resort Viareggio is a real gem under the Tuscan sun

Steve Cummins visits Viareggio, the resort that is just a short hop to cultural hubs like Florence, Pisa and the incredibly pretty Cinque Terre.

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Weekend break: A royal welcome at the Castlemartyr Resort, Cork

Sometimes you don’t need to travel for the perfect getaway. Karen Funnell enjoyed a rare night away at the Castlemartyr Resort, just 20 minutes from the city.

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Small town America really does exist, in Louisville, Colorado

 

Rory Boland arrived in Louisville, Colorado, searching for his dream of small-town America and found it really exists — and it really is as American as apple pie.

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