Travel digest with Barry Coughlan

* It could be one of the ultimate spooky experiences of this Halloween when two evenings of tours take place in the 800-year-old Hook Lighthouse.

Travel digest with Barry Coughlan

Punters will be kept in the dark as they embark on €10 night-time tours on Saturday and Sunday October 29 and 30.

The lantern-led tours take place each evening at 7pm, 7.45pm and 8.30pm and work through the darkened lighthouse where surprises lay in store at nearly every turn.

For information, call 051 397055 or see

* R’n’R features alongside excursions from Caribbean Blue in May and June next year out of Ireland.

The company has a Bahamas twin-centre package with three nights at the British Colonial Hilton in Nassau on a room only basis and a week at the four-star Tiamo Resort, South Andros Island, this time on a full-board basis and priced from €3,049. Twinning Cuba and the Bahamas, the company has priced deals from €3,755.

Visit or call 01-2412366.

* It’s unusual that travel companies include peak times of travel in special deals, but Stena Line has pitched up with a 20 per cent discount for ferry travel to Britain to include mid-term, Halloween and Christmas, right up to January 8 next.

The discount is available in economy, Flexi or Premium car fares on the Dublin to Holyhead, Rosslare to Fishguard, Belfast to Cairnryan or Belfast to Liverpool services.

To book, click on and use offer code SAVE20.

* Starting tomorrow, the Mimozas Resort in Cannes offers three-week stays starting from €999 per room. Flights will cost extra, but accommodation allows for two people or more in either one, two or three bedroom fully-equipped apartment units.

The village of La Napoule is just a 10-minute stroll from the resort and there are plenty of restaurants in the locality. Golfers are also catered for with nearby courses.


* The increasingly popular Dominican Republic is on offer with Sunway for May of next year with all-inclusive breaks priced from €999. The country set right in the centre of the Caribbean is becoming popular for its beaches, rivers, waterfalls and tropical rainforests.

Sunway has chosen the three-star Hotel Riu Naoboa in Punta Cana, an all-inclusive resort hotel set in extensive gardens and adjacent to a sandy beach.

Details on 01-2311800 or on

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