It’s just a one-hour drive from Cork city to Henry’s Boutique Destination— one of the best kept secrets on The Wild Atlantic Way.
Esther N McCarthy relives her youth with a weekend in the Delphi Adventure Resort centre, this time with the family in tow.
Joe McNamee basks in the comforts of Ireland’s only organic hotel, the Brooklodge Hotel & Wells Spa, in Macreddin Village.
Caroline Delaney says coastal Westport is perfect for activities such as cycling, kayaking and hiking, and resting too, just before winter sets in.
PLANNING a weekend that keeps parents and young children interested and content can be a challenge.More
Clodagh Finn says there is plenty to fuss about in the lakes, mountains and islands of County Fermanagh.More
Kelly O’Brien did what one should do at the airport departure lounge in Dublin airport ... she lounged about the place.More
Vickie Maye refreshes herself, her husband and her marriage with a five-star overnight indulgence close to home.More
Manchán Magan signed up for a mountain skills course and explored the Burren with his new appreciation of map reading.More
Marie Toft enjoys an adventurous blast from the past in the historic surroundings of the Royal County.More
Esther McCarthy takes the family off for an impressive weekend of food and fun in the Hideaway of the Year for 2014.More
Unusual entertainment, eco walks and epic dining provide weekend attractions in Roundwood House, says Joe Dermody.More
AT TIMES it is forgotten that business is about people and in Ballynahinch this is very much the case.More
Anyone who has flown from Dublin, Cork or Belfast into T1 in Heathrow will recall how long a trek it was to arrivals. Well say goodbye to all that, and hello to the bright, shiny T2.More
HAVE you ever wondered what it might have been like when banquets were held in fairytale castles, and the mead flowed freely for ladies and lords of the manor?More
WE ARE that stereotypical Cork family that never leaves the confines of the county to venture to the bright lights of Dublin.More
I LEFT the cyber world with all its virtual distractions and came back down to Earth — not with a crash, but with a gentle soft landing — at Carrig Country House Hotel, off the Ring of Kerry.More
IT’S OFTEN been said that we have a lot in common — Hollywood hunk Colin Farrell and I. Apart from the obvious similarities — the simmering intensity, the brooding good looks and the sheer natural talent — we have another thing in common after my recent visit to the scenic Beara Peninsula in West Cork.More
IT’S JUST a 90-minute drive from Cork city to the Park Hotel Kenmare — the undisputed jewel in Kerry’s crown.More
Want to discover the Wild Atlantic Way? Tommy Barker checks out the most southern point, at Mizen Head in West Cork, and the most northern — Malin Head in Donegal.More
IT MAY be the country’s oldest city — celebrating its 1,100th birthday this year — but as a tourist destination Waterford city has, perhaps unfairly, suffered from a perception as the poor cousin of the likes of Dublin and Cork.More