Weekend Break

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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Weekend break: The Cliff Townhouse, St Stephen's Green, Dublin

Catherine Shanahan experienced Georgian Dublin at its finest at the Cliff Townhouse on St Stephen’s Green.

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Weekend break: Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny

Claire O’Sullivan found unexpected zen on a family break in Kilkenny.    

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Weekend break: Dublin's child friendly museums

On the eve of the 1916 anniversary, Claire O’Sullivan took her kids to Dublin to tour the city’s child-friendly museums.

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Weekend break: Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin

All eyes are on the capital this month. Caroline Delaney pays a visit to the city’s Fitzwilliam Hotel.

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Want to live like royalty? Ashford Castle in Co Mayo is the closest you’ll get

I’m on a tour of the castle. The manager is showing me the drawing room where the Guinnesses would dine. 

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Pampered in Paris: Relive the roaring twenties at Hotel Le Bristol

Woody Allen chose Hotel Le Bristol in Paris to capture the glamour of the roaring twenties in ‘Midnight in Paris’. After a weekend there, Deirdre Reynolds understands why.

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Viewmount House right at the heart of Ireland’s lakeland district

John Meagher visits Viewmount House and experiences VM, the restaurant that put Longford on the culinary map.

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Seville will ignite the passion

Tapas, flamenco and bullfighting are what make Seville so uniquely Spanish, writes Brian Canty.

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Castle Leslie is fit for a king

Noel Baker spied on Paul McCartney’s wedding at Castle Leslie – so who better to return and review the five-star destination.    

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