Travel digest with Barry Coughlan reports huge increases in group bookings for the next skiing season and advises potential customers to get their skates on, with Christmas, New Year and mid-term break periods very heavily booked. 

Travel digest with Barry Coughlan

The carrot is a €50 discount from the early birds but customers can also avail of an online €30 cash-back.

All packages include return flights, return transfers and seven nights accommodation.

Call 01-2546300 or visit

Carnival of maritime culture

The Cork Harbour Festival between June 4 and 12 should be of interest.

The event is a carnival of maritime culture with 50 and more fun-filled events.

The festival programme highlights the importance of the River Lee and Cork Harbour as a natural and cultural resource and celebrates the communities at the heart of it.

It’s for people to get outdoors, discover something new, and connect with the many stories of the city and harbour.

Details on

Special September double deals

It’s 5-Star all the way with Classic Resorts’ two centre hotel and spa offers with deals available in Cancun/Las Vegas and Dubai/Mauritius for travel throughout September.

Bookings must be made before the end of the month to avail of the exclusive two centre offers, prices for which range between €2,500 and €2,700 (all inclusive) 10-night deals.

Call them on 01-8745000 or visit

Long haul flights from Munster

Many holidaymakers complain that not all Irish airports offer the same diversity of destinations as Dublin.

Dublin often gets to attract hundreds of thousands from the provinces on long-haul services.

East Cork-based Discover Travel’s packages offers clients a choice of flights from Cork and Shannon too.

One is on offer with a May 31 deadline for booking to Phuket in Thailand for €1,099 between August 19 and May 31, 2017.

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