Travel digest with Barry Coughlan

The new brochure from Crystal Ski Holidays includes 122 resorts worldwide with departures from Dublin and Cork airports.

Prices for the company’s Ski Plus packages start from €599 (Bardonecchia, Italy) to include everything from flights and transfers to a week’s self-catering accommodations, ski/board hire and a local lift pass.

Call 01 4331055 or visit 


Royal Caribbean offers a 13-night Sunshine in the Canaries cruise sailing on Anthem of the Seas out of Southampton starting October 11. 

The round trip itinerary includes visits to Vigo, Funchal, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Lisbon and Bilbao. Prices start from €2,825 (interior stateroom) excluding gratuities but including flights (ex Dublin) and transfers. 


The surfing season is getting into full swing and runs right through until May.

Ireland now has a world class reputation as a top surfing destination, with rugged coastline, long sandy beaches and wide variety of reef and break points.

Never tried it before? Surf schools cater for all ages, levels and abilities and details are available on 


Visitors to Castle Coole, County Fermanagh will be able to see original call sheets, scripts and costumes from the movie Miss Julie, starring Colin Farrell and Jessica Chastain, which has recently been released. 

Miss Julie was filmed in 2013 around one of Ireland’s finest Neo-classical houses. Overnight stays are available at the nearby Killhevlin Hotel in Enniskillen (2 nights b&b from £119). Check out 


Tour America has a four night deal in Orlando with a further seven on the Norwegian Spirit Cruise Liner with prices starting from €1,299. The package includes car hire to get around in Florida and it kicks off on November 17.

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