Weekend Break

Weekend break: Stepping back in time in the Ancient East trail

Joe Dermody takes his family on a trip through Meath, Kildare and Louth, taking in some of the historic highs along the Ancient East trail.

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Your guide to first class travel and private jets, Hollywood-style

When Mark Hayes moved from Cork to LA for fame and fortune, he ended up hanging out with Robbie Williams — on a yacht in the Caribbean.

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Weekend break: Leeds, UK

Direct flights from Cork to Leeds make the city a very attractive weekend holiday destination, says Denise O’Donoghue.

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Weekend break: Croke Park, Dublin

 

Vickie Maye discovers that there is fun for all of the family on a visit to Dublin and Meath — from Croke Park to Tayto Park.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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10 ways to save money on holiday

It’s entirely possible to make savings while on your dream holiday with a little bit of forward planning, writes Ciara McDonnell.    

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Cornwall is like the Mediterranean - in Britain

On a sunny day, the southwestern corner of our neighbouring island can seem more Mediterranean than it is Atlantic. Dean Van Nguyen visits a place that holds itself apart from the rest of the inhabitants of England.

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Weekend break: We find out why Galway is European Region of Gastronomy 2018

Galway has been named European Region of Gastronomy 2018. Catherine Murphy meets the people who contribute to its food scene.

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From Cork to Düsseldorf a rebel city with über-efficiency

With direct flights to Düsseldorf now available, Caroline Delaney popped over to sample life in this German riverside city.

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Weekend break: A room with a glorious view at The Europe Hotel, Killarney

At The Europe Hotel, you’re paying for the view. And it doesn’t disappoint, says John O’Mahony.

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Weekend break: Forest delights are well worth the short flight to Southampton

 

Ciara McDonnell travelled the quick journey to Southampton on the recently launched flights by Aer Lingus from Cork.

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Weekend break: Lusty Beg, Lough Erne, Co Fermanagh

 

Clodagh Finn visits Lusty Beg island on Lough Erne for some deep solitude and reconnection with nature.

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