Madrid has proven so popular with Irish tourists that flights will be increased from Cork Airport this summer. Michelle Darmody visits the city.
Looking for a holiday with a difference? Award-winning travel writer Isabel Conway rounds up the hottest travel trends and destinations for the year ahead.MORE
Fifty years after Martin Luther King was assassinated, new museums and memorials are highlighting the civil rights movement, writes Isabel Conway, as she travels from Tennessee to Mississippi.
Need inspiration for your holidays in 2018? Ciara McDonnell has the best deals for families, couples, cruise seekers, adventurers, walkers, solo travellers - and everything in between.
Donegal’s only five-star Hotel Lough Eske Castle is celebrating 10 years in business and to mark the occasion are offering cutsomers the same 2007 nightly rate they opened with ten years ago.MORE
Looking for some winter sun? Beat the post-Christmas gloom with Ciara McDonnell’s last-minute sunshine offerings.MORE
Looking for a staycation with a difference? From new menus to room revamps, Ciara McDonnell uncovers the hotels offering that little bit extra in 2018.MORE
So where to go in Italy? There’s no contest says Annmarie O’Connor — the Emilia Romagna region, a northern province known for its medieval cities, rich gastronomy and unstudied elegance.MORE
Once upon a time, Santa was a quick visit in a department store, at the end of a day of shopping. How times have changed. From Beyond to Winterval, Ciara McDonnell and Vickie Maye round up the best festive experiences.
Ciara McDonnell rounds up the best New Year’s Eve destinations around the globe – so you can get planning for next year.
Don’t want Christmas to end? Try a Twixmas staycation, writes Ciara McDonnell.MORE
The period between Christmas and New Year is fast becoming peak season Ciara McDonnell has the best options abroad for a Twixmas break – so you can start planning for next year.MORE
Want to take a break where good food is guaranteed? Ciara McDonnell has her rundown of some of the best dining destinations Ireland has to offer.MORE
Almost a decade after Reykjavik was forced to reinvent itself, it remains wonderfully weird, perhaps more than ever, writes Cynthia Rosenfeld.MORE
Leave the hectic city centres and forget about Fifth Avenue — Gorey, Marlfield House, and Esmonde St have it all, writes Carolyn Moore.MORE
TUI has 2018 options for those interested in Switzerland, Germany, Slovenia, Austria and Italy, priced from €499.
Santa in the sun? Ciara McDonnell checks out the best deals.MORE
Let others do the hard work for you this Christmas and take a festive break at an Irish hotel. We check out what’s on offerMORE
Planning a pre-Christmas shopping trip to Dublin with the girls? Ciara McDonnell rounds up the best hotels for a perfect girls’ weekend in the capital.
Want to try a skiing holiday with your children? Mareike Graepel has all you need to know...
The Maldives offers truly five-star luxury with a range of all-inclusive packages, writes Barry CoughlanMORE
Rita de Brún took an Austrian Alps adventure trekking along the Hohesalve and Wilder Kaiser Nature Reserve.
Cities in Ireland are catching up with the European mainland when it comes to festive markets, says Ciara McDonnellMORE
Thinking of visiting a Christmas market this year? Ciara McDonnell looks at some of the best Europe has to offer.MORE
Croatia’s UNESCO protected heritage city is the perfect getaway for sea-lovers, history buffs and Game of Thrones fanatics alike writes Fiachra Ó Cionnaith.
The Camino’s endpoint, Santiago de Compostela is also a great weekend break, says Michelle Darmody.
Ski season kicks off in earnest this month and Catherine Murphy has selected a range of options to suit all tastes and budgets.
What happens when your fiancé’s team qualifies for the Euros on the cusp of your wedding day? You take separate honeymoons, of course. While her new husband went to France, Irene O’Brien headed for Canada. And, as she discovered, they weren’t the only couple opting for a honeymoon with a difference
As Munich celebrates another Oktoberfest, Conor Power visits the city and finds it has far more to offer than beer-soaked streets. Expect history, culture, fine food and shopping on a visit to the annual festivalMORE
From chocolate workshops to horse riding, Kenmare is one of Ireland’s best holiday destinations for children, writes Vickie Maye.
Geoff Power visits the North Yorkshire landscape that inspired the Bronte sisters and Bram Stoker, and visits the medieval town of York, a haven for anyone with a sweet tooth.
With its private cinema and ‘posh dorms’ it’s no wonder the newly re-opened Crosshaven House is topping travel editors’ must-see lists, writes Vickie MayeMORE
Esther N McCarthy and family travelled from the Rebel County to Kilkenny to discover fairy trails, a plunge pool with a difference and a heap of hurling historyMORE
Movies have long had the power to spark tourist trends, but changing viewing habits and increased TV production values mean it’s the small screen that’s now inspiring serious wanderlust, writes Carolyn MooreMORE
Aida Austin explores the Baroque heritage and scenic landscape of central Europe with a luxurious river cruise on the Danube.
A week’s yoga and pilates retreat on the Canary Island of Fuerteventura offered good food, new friendships, sunny weather, swimming, hiking, and other activities, for Hilary Fennell.MORE