Travel digest with Barry Coughlan

Spanish golf workshop
Travel digest with Barry Coughlan

The Peter O’Hagan golf School includes up to 10 hours of tuition and from €869 it includes return flights with hand luggage, three rounds of golf and half board accommodation in two bedroomed apartment at the four-star Los Lomas. For full details, telephone 0818-332500 or visit

Heavenly honeymoon

Set on a beautiful Maldivian island, Kuramathi Island Resort offers a luxury honeymoon experience, and Fahy Travel has seven night deals on sale from €2,969 but bookings must be made by March 31 for May or June departures.

Accommodation is in a water villa built on stilts and sitting directly over the lagoon, with top of the range facilities. The resort has three main buffet restaurants, six a la carte restaurants, six bars and offers regular evening entertainment, visit:

Low cost breaks

Cutting out the extras such as baggage and transfers, Low Cost Holidays has managed to put together packages (flights and accommodation) lower than the norm.

For April, the company offers beach holidays in Portugal and Spain from €215 to €299 with bed and breakfast, and city breaks in Barcelona (two nights), Rome, and Amsterdam between €215 and €255.

Details on

Interest up on CityJet

There has been strong interest in the CityJet routes from Cork to La Rochelle (twice a week from June) and the single week service to Nantes which provides access to the Loire Atlantique coast and Pays del la Loire.

La Rochelle is the gateway to key camping and tourist destinations along the west coast of France and the service offers an alternative for those not keen on the long drives from French ports.

CityJet offers increased connectivity through its daily services between Cork and London City. Details on

Double deal in USA

American Holidays has a range of double destination holidays featuring the deep south this year. Amongst them is a week-long break taking in New York and New Orleans with prices at €1,529.

Combining both New Orleans and Memphis, this is a must for music lovers with a visit to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

Details on 01-673 3804 or

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