Connecting us to Yemen

ETIHAD Airways has extended its global network by providing Irish customers for the first time with access to Yemen, following the signing of a new agreement with Yemen Airways.

Business and leisure travellers now have access to Yemen Airways flights between Sanaa in Yemen and Abu Dhabi in the UAE. As a direct result Irish travellers have the option to fly one-stop out of Dublin to Yemen on the same booking.

Etihad fly daily out of Dublin to Abu Dhabi connecting Irish customers to 46 destinations in the Middle East, Europe, North America, Africa and Asia.

IRELAND’S surf holiday website — — offer Lahinch as one of the company’s featured destinations. The website offers accommodation and surf lessons for families, groups and couples to surf locations here, in Portugal, France and Spain, Lahinch is one of the best beginners’ surfing beaches in the country.

Visit or call 01 482 2828.

WE’RE hardly into summer and some tour operators are already trying to remind us of winter.

Sunway probably deserve a mention for their cheek in launching a day trip to Lapland on December 10 next (ex Dublin)!

It will cost adults €663 and €563 for children, thereby piling on the Christmas costs for an average two up, two down family to the tune of about €2,500.

The price includes flights, transfers, thermal equipment, use of sports equipment, and everyone will get a certificate for the boast of crossing the Arctic Circle. Oh, and you will get to have a private meeting with Santa and his elf! If you’ve got some spare cash after the summer hols, phone Sunway on 01-2886828 or book online at

COPENHAGEN is in full swing for summer 2008 with a huge programme of entertainment events.

For Rock aficionados, one of the biggest European festivals, Roskilde, takes place this year from July 3-6. For something a little calmer, the Sorø International Music Festival, which comprises of internationally renowned organists, orchestras, soloists and choirs, continues all summer long from next week on.

Scandinavian Airlines,, who fly twice daily from Dublin to Copenhagen, have quoted one-way fares from €69, including taxes and charges.

THE Castlerosse Hotel and Golf Resort on Killarney’s Lower Lake is offering a three-night stay with breakfasts and two dinners for €249 per person on selected dates from June 29-July 31 with free B&B for the first child sharing

The Castlerosse facilities include a nine-hole golf course, health and leisure spa with 20m pool, nightly entertainment and a supervised children’s programme.

Contact 1850 770000 or see


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