Weekend Break

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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Irish Christmas fairs you have to visit this festive season

Christmas fairs, seasonal concerts and ubiquitous pantos – there’s loads to do this holiday, says Ailin Quinlan.            

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Sometimes solo is the only way to go at Cork's Castlemartyr Resort

Deirdre Reynolds enjoys a spot of self-indulgence — all by herself — in the opulence one of east Cork’s finest resorts.

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Block off a good day to enjoy a winter trip to Hampton Court Palace

Rose Martin suggests a return ticket stocking-filler to see one of the glories of the Tudor Age and a house of two sides, Hampton Court Palace.

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A royal welcome awaits at Lough Eske Castle Hotel and Spa

It was a six hour road trip, but Lough Eske was worth every minute of the drive, says Martin Claffey.

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Have some festive fun at Ireland’s festive markets

From food stalls to ferris wheels, Ailin Quinlan has the lowdown on Ireland’s festive markets.    

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Keeping up with the Kardashians at Ballyfin Demense

The honeymoon choice for Kim and Kanye, Ballyfin is a holiday destination like no other, says Conor Power. 

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Time to stop and explore Wexford

They never thought to stay in Wexford when they drove to the ferry in Rosslare. But for once, Pet O’Connell stopped for a look.

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The 10 best must-see worldwide museum shows this season

AS the world’s major museums roll out an extraordinary lineup of shows this season, there’s a lot to be excited about.

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Weekend break: Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone

A trip to Athlone, the geographical heart of Ireland, left Eoin Edwards able to indulge his passion for all things historical.

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Weekend break: The Parknasilla Resort and Spa, Co Kerry

The Parknasilla Resort and Spa in stunning Sneem has something for everyone, especially families, writes Eoin English.

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Weekend break: Belfast City ticks all the boxes

Barbara Scully wonders why she waited so long to take her family on a break to explore all that Belfast has to offer.

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