Weekend Break

Weekend break: The Radisson Blu Farnham Estate, Cavan

Rita de Brún enjoys a break at The Radisson Blu Farnham Estate in Cavan, a paradise for lovers of good food.

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Weekend break: The Marker Hotel, Dublin

OPEN up one of the Irish glossies, take a glance at the fashion spreads, and chances they’ll have been shot at the Marker Hotel.

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Living it up in lively Liverpool

As a new Dublin-Liverpool route opens for business, Tony Clayton-Lea takes a trip to the city that skips to the same beat as Ireland    

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Weekend Break: Park Hotel, Kenmare, Co Kerry

The Park Hotel boasts five-star service and delivers on it in every way possible, writes Jayson Carcione.

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Weekend break: Aghadoe Heights Hotel and Spa, Killarney

Stunning views over the lakes of Killarney are one of the stand out features of this award-winning hotel and spa, Mark Twomey makes the most of a break in Aghadoe.

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Weekend break: Ballynahinch Castle, Connemara

Noel Welch travels west to the Ballynahinch Castle Hotel and Estate, where fly fishing for salmon and trout, clay shooting, and walking are among the many outdoor pursuits on offer.

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Weekend break: Ballingarry, Co Limerick,

Whatever you want, somehow, it will just appear before your eyes in a countryside haven of rest.

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Weekend break: Dunmore East, Waterford

If you want to chill out in one of the least commercialised fishing villages in the country, treat yourself and head to Dunmore East says Claire O’Sullivan.

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Prepare to be persuaded by beauty of Bath

Elizabeth O’Neill is delighted by the majestic city of Bath, the setting of Jane Austen’s novels and a world heritage site.

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Five-star Lough Erne resort in Fermanagh scores a hole-in-one

Stephen Rogers visits the five-star resort hotel that hosted the G8 summit in 2013 on the shores of Castle Hume Lough.

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A weekend break in the city that never sleeps

Cathy Desmond took a bite of the Big Apple some thirty years ago — and now that she’s back for more, she finds a calmer, quieter place.

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’Tis well for some to travel up the Wild Atlantic Way

Tommy Barker went halfway up the Wild Atlantic Way to dip a toe in the waters of Ennistymon Falls.

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Weekend Break: Mastering the art of relaxation and creativity in Cill Rialaig

Hilary Fennell finds the beauty of solitude and a quiet place to work at the Cill Rialaig artists’ retreat in south-west Kerry.

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Weekend break: We all headed home very happy campers from Kilkenny

Cormac O’Keeffe spends an adventure-filled weekend in the child-friendly, Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny.

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Easter Escape: why not look at Germany?

Cathy Desmond loves Munich and says there’s much more to the Bavarian capital than Oktoberfest —it’s a great place to visit now, especially with direct flights from Cork and Limerick.

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Dzogchen Beara Retreat Centre: A thought provoking place of silence

Dzogchen Beara Retreat Centre offers relaxation and stunning views as Hilary Fennel discovered over a week’s retreat.

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Weekend break: Limerick proves itself a real lady

Brendan O’Neill felt a sense of peace and wellbeing on a visit to the Treaty city.

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Weekend break: Bray and Greystones are well worth a visit

By this point in the year the days are getting longer, the nights are getting brighter, and the temperatures are edging into the double figures (just about).

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