Travel digest with Barry Coughlan

Iceland calling
A three-night inclusive package to Iceland in October is now on sale with Sunway. Prices start from €829, and is inclusive of accommodation and return transfers. 

 

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The Big Read: In the footsteps of The Godfather in Sicily

Tina Pisco’s grandfather arrived on Ellis Island from Corleone in 1905. She travelled with her 92-year-old father to the town that inspired The Godfather. 

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The big read: Take a walk on the wild side in South Africa

South Africa offers an up close and personal look at nature. Just don’t get too close to the cheetahs, writes Paul McCarthy.

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Weekend break: Lapping up the luxury of lakeside living in Ard na Sidhe, Co Kerry

Joe Dermody finds there is much to enjoy in rolling hills of Co Kerry, especially without the aid of his sat nav.

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Travel digest with Barry Coughlan

SEA VIEWS
An October five-star break in sunny Madeira is on sale from Truvalue.ie with prices starting at €879. 

 

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The big read: Why Lima in Peru is the world’s best food city

Lima, the capital of Peru, is currently the best place in the world to eat the highest-ranking restaurant cooking. Howard Chua-Eoan samples its delights.

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Travel digest with Barry Coughlan

VISIT THAILAND
With flights out of Cork or Dublin, Discover Travel has pitched the price of eleven night packages at the Ramada Khao Lak Resort in Thailand at €1229. 

 

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Weekend break: Ring of Kerry

Majella O’Sullivan travels the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle route, and goes off the beaten track to meet some of the charities that will benefit from the event. 

 

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If you have an interest in contemporary art, now is the time to visit Venice

Every two years, the art world descends on Venice in a flurry of who’s who, cocktail parties, and great outfits, says Michelle Darmody.

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LA local Mark Hayes rates the world’s biggest music ticket: Coachella

Do you like sand? Are you a fan of idiots? Are you into feeling like death? Well, my friend, you might just like Coachella. I know I sure don’t.

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Travel digest with Barry Coughlan

One for the boys
Overlooking two stretches of Blue Flag beach, Inchydoney Island Lodge and Spa is gearing up for an influx of dads this Father’s Day (June 18). 

 

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Weekend break: The Strand Inn, Dunmore East, Co Waterford

Only two episodes in, and already locals in Dunmore East are noticing an increase in tourist numbers, says Jonathan deBurca Butler.

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