Travel digest: Majorca, Mexico, Monica Beach and more

Whether you're a student looking for a break post-exams, jetting off across the globe or vacationing a little closer to home, Barry Coughlan has the holiday ideas for you.

One for Leaving Cert students

Leaving Cert students are targeted in a seven night offering from Cork based Dawson Travel, flights from Cork to Majorca just one of available holidays for those completing final school exams next summer.

The company has priced seven nights at the Deya Apartments in Santa Ponsa at about €450 based on four sharing and highlights a range of daytime activities to make it a break to remember.

Post-Christmas sunshine

After Christmas, January is when we could all do with a little sunshine in our lives. Classic Collection Holidays has a range of handpicked four and five star hotels during the month.

A week in the Gloria Palace in Gran Canaria comes in from €949 on a half-board basis and the Monica Beach on Fuertaventura (all-inclusive) is on sale from €1,015.

Details on 01 5413000 or visit

Still time for a British break

There’s still time to take a short break in Britain before Christmas. Stena Line is marketing a €225 deal for car and four people return on routes from Dublin to Holyhead and Rosslare to Fishguard routes, allowing for 30 hours to explore some Christmas markets right up to December 23.

Cardiff, Manchester and Birmingham all play host to markets, the Birmingham one modelled on a German theme.


Killarney park on your doorstep

Nestled in private grounds on the edge of Killarney National Park, Cahernane House Hotel has long been a popular choice with overseas visitors, but they’re looking for more from home this New Year.

The 38-room four-star hotel is under new ownership and there’s a special offer of a two nights’ stay for two people from €538. It includes a five-course dinner on New Year’s Eve.


5 days left to grab Mexico offer

There are five days to go to avail of a cut-price package to Mexico on offer from Tropical Sky. Savings of up to €670 are available for a seven-night state at Secrets the Vine, Cancun, for departures between March 1 and 31, bringing the price down to just less than €2,000. This is an all-inclusive package at a property that has seven restaurants, a café and six bars.

Bookings have to be made before December 15 on or call 01 664 9999.


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