Travel digest with Barry Coughlan

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Travel digest with Barry Coughlan

Headed up by industry veteran Niall McDonnell, there are some unique selling points.

One distinguishing feature is flexibility, with the company ready to offer holidays from every Irish airport with any airline, on any day, for any duration.

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Jamaica in July

July departures from Dublin are now available to Jamaica with Thomson Holidays on all-inclusive deals to different properties.

Departing on July 10, two weeks at the Reiu in Montego Bay will cost €1,969.

However, guests looking to stay (July 3 departure) in the adult-only Secrets St James Montego Bay will have to shell out €3,079. Call 1850 45 35 45 or call to any Falcon Travel shop.


Stena Line offers families the chance to enjoy a fun break at one of the UK’s best-loved theme parks, Legoland Windsor Resort, which is home to over 55 interactive rides, live shows, and attractions.

From €639, a family of four can enjoy a return sailing by car from Dublin or Rosslare, two nights accommodation in a four-star hotel within a short driving distance of the resort, and one day’s entry pass.

Details on , call 01 907 5399 or visit any travel agent.

Fall for New England

New England is truly one of the most picturesque and stunning places in the world to visit in the autumn months.

It’s a long way off, but the Travel Department has already started marketing a deal that includes seven touring days exploring coastal and mountain routes, allowing clients soak in the stunning scenery of Rhode Ireland and Cape Cod and stop at St Mary’s Church where JFK and Jacqueline Bouvier were married.

It costs from €2,499 per person for october departures. Check

Green with envy

New York boasts the world’s biggest St Patrick’s Day Parade with visitor numbers hitting the 2m mark, it’s a day when the city turns green and a really good day on which to boast you are Irish.

Cassidy Travel has a seven-night special departing Ireland on March 14, allowing clients to participate in the build up and for a bit of recovery time before the return home.

The deal costs from €949 to include flights and hotels.

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