Amsterdam has so much more than meets the eye

Jonathan de Burca Butler discovers an Amsterdam that is a lot more than just a sin city, with fine art, fine food, and fine people making it one of Europe’s top destinations for a short break.

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Follow Pippa Middleton and head to Glengarriff in West Cork

Noel Baker follows in the footsteps of Pippa Middleton and pays a visit to Glengarriff and the Eccles Hotel.

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99 reasons to stay local on holidays

They are the places we visited as kids on Sunday drives, where we savoured 99s and rides on the ‘merries’. Three writers revisit their childhood haunts and experience Kinsale, Crosshaven and Cobh through grown-up eyes. Some of them travelled back with their own kids in tow, to explore what our local holiday destinations have to offer the next generation

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Your weekly travel tips and tricks

Your travel digest, with Barry Coughlan

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Discover the most south-western point of Africa, Cape of Hope

South Africa’s urban gem is surrounded by stunning scenery and some of the finest vineyards, as Paul McCarthy discovered.

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Meet Cuba’s best known food blogger

 

Tanja Buwelda ran a restaurant in Crosshaven before moving to Cuba, where she leads sizzling food tours, writes Kevin Pilley.            

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Lying down on the job in a five-star hotel in Laois

Reviewing the spa at the five-star Heritage hotel, in Co Laois, was relaxing work, says Esther McCarthy

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