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BUNRATTY WINTER MUSIC STRIKES A CHORD

VISITORS to Bunratty Castle and& Folk Park are in for a special treat today when the park hosts an all day festival of music as part of the Shannonside Winter Music Weekend. €30 will cover admission for two adults and up to six children, single adult ticket costs €12 and senior citizen €9.45. www.shannonheritage.com

PRE-VALENTINE L’AMOUR BY BRITTANY FERRIES

BRITTANY Ferries is offering customers who book by February 13 a saving of up to 15% on its self-catering holidays to France. It applies to holidays throughout 2012 and includes Easter, summer school holidays and half-term breaks. Book either online at www.brittanyferries.ie or by phone on 021-4277801.

BE SINGLE-MINDED, THINK CROATIA

The Travel Department offer a special in April where single passengers aren’t hit by a single supplement. Destination is Dubrovnik staying in a three star hotel on a half board basis, with flights from Dublin on Aer Lingus. It’s priced at an inclusive €699 and includes excursions such as a full day trip to Medjugorje.

FREE UPGRADES ON SELECTED CRUISES

LUXURY cruise line Seabourn welcomes in the New Year with the offer of free upgrades on selected popular European cruise itineraries. For Irish travellers seeking ocean-bound adventure before the height of summer, Seabourn’s early season fully inclusive cruises offer several options. 01-2076555 or www.jgt.ie

GREECE, TURKEY, CYPRUS THE HOTSPOTS FOR 2012

GUARANTEED sunshine, top-class resorts and low prices are the ingredients that will ensure the popularity of Greece, Turkey and Cyprus this summer, according to Thomas Cook. The company’s new brochure features new properties such as the 4-star Ambrosia Hotel in Bitez with prices of €499 for a week in May.

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