Weekend Break

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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Nice and easy on the French Riviera

The French Riviera has long been the playground of the rich and famous. Darragh Murphy experiences the high life – but on a limited budget.

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Reliving some very happy memories at the Ambassador Hotel, Cork

She chose it as her wedding venue 13 years ago, so who better than Susan O’Shea to check out the new, revamped Ambassador Hotel.

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Checking out the bright lights of New York

No one quite does Christmas like New York, with a wonderful festive feel and some cracking bargains to boot, writes Vickie Maye. 

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Embrace your Latin side with a trip to Galway

Looking for a night on the town? Galway’s bar and club scene is one of the best in the country, says Colette Keane.

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A retreat in a different league at the Faithlegg hotel, Waterford

David O’Mahony runs out of superlatives after a stay in one of Waterford’s finest hotels. 

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Staying on the right track in Frankfurt

Stephen Barry boards a train in Frankfurt for an Interrailing trip through Europe. 

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All aboard the Orient Express — in Galway!

After battling through the floods with family in tow, Glenlo Abbey was a sight for sore eyes for Esther N McCarthy

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Copenhagen a city of magical charm

Vicki Notaro visits Copenhagen and falls a little in love with the Danish capital. 

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Round up the family for trip to times past in the Castletown Round House

Colette Keane leaves the world of wifi behind to enjoy a taste of times past in a 200-year-old heritage building.

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Austria, Norway or Poland: In search of the perfect winter wonderland at Christmas

Shopping and sleighbells, snowy peaks and frosty pine trees. Is there somewhere you can find it all? Jo Kerrigan finds the perfect festive destination. 

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Dining in original carriages from the Orient Express at the Glenlo Abbey Hotel is simply magnificent

Looking for a weekend break with a difference? The Pullman restaurant at the Glenlo Abbey Hotel gives guests the opportunity to dine in original carriages from the Orient Express – and it’s magnificent, says Vickie Maye.

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Wroclaw in Poland is worth the detour

Wroclaw is 2016’s European capital of Culture. Sharon Ni Chonchuir pays a visit.

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Ireland's best Christmas hotel packages

Can’t face Christmas at home this year? Ciara McDonnell checks out some of the best Christmas hotel packages in Ireland right now.

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