Travel digest with Barry Coghlan

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Travel digest with Barry Coghlan

It’s a welcome addition to the holiday programme out of the airport and is particularly geared to families and couples.

The flights start from June 25 and operate on Saturdays at 4.30pm with return flights at 11pm. Details from Lee Travel offices in Cork at Princes Street, Paul Street, Midleton, Youghal and Ballincollig or on

Glory days

The highly popular Gloria Palace Amadores features amongst the special offers from Travelfox to Gran Canaria this May. A seven night deal (B&B) is priced from €669 with return flights ex-Cork, transfers and 10kgs hand luggage included.

Travelfox also offers seven nights at half board in the four star Vik Sanantonio in Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, priced from €589.

Call 1890 989801 or go to

Eastern delight at Easter

Head west this Easter, with a family break in one of the most picturesque parts of the country. A two-night stay is available in the Connemara Victorian mansion of Ballynahinch Castle Hotel.

The package includes accommodation for two adults and two children with breakfast each morning, one evening meal in the Owenmore Restaurant and a host of activities. Prices start from €690. Visit  or call 09531006

Comeback to Rhodes

Falcon is promoting a variety of party resorts, including one on the Greek island of Rhodes – Faliraki which is making somewhat of a comeback.

With some new rules and regulations on behaviour, the once raucous resort hopes to attract an increasing number of young people from Britain and Ireland again. Falcon offers a May 25 departure from Dublin staying at the Stamos Hotel (self catering) for about €399.  or call Falcon on: 1850 45 35 45

On their bikes

Two former Sundays Well RFC stalwarts, Fergus O’Neill and Peter Stephenson, have teamed up again on a tourism and not rugby-related venture, running a cycling holiday business in the rural beauty of South West France.

Based near Mielan in Les Gers, they offer guided tours from their 18th century traditional farmhouse. They also welcome non-cyclists. , or

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