Category: Ireland

Top 10 holiday cocktails and their origins

Top 10 holiday cocktails and their origins

We all love a good cocktail whilst on holiday, the two go hand in hand like Bonnie and Clyde or roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. I’ve put together this little fun list of the best ones out there, where they hail from and how they are made: Singapore Sling, Singapore This fabulous cocktail was famously
Top 10 city break hotels

Top 10 city break hotels

The Dorchester, London A visit to The Dorchester on Park Lane will pay homage to a truly classic British hotel whose reputation has been built over 80 illustrious years. The 3 Michelin starred Alain Ducasse Restaurant is a highlight, as is the magnificent and thoroughly English afternoon tea which can be taken daily in The
Interview with Marty Carr, CEO of Carr Golf Travel

Interview with Marty Carr, CEO of Carr Golf Travel

Marty Carr is CEO of Carr Golf Travel, which includes the brand Online Golf Travel, and offers bespoke golf travel in Europe and the US and runs several world-class golf events in Ireland. The son of Joe Carr, who won 40 golf championships and was one of the world’s best ever amateur golfers, Marty studied
Interview with Camilla Shaughnessy, Founder of EventfulStays.com

Interview with Camilla Shaughnessy, Founder of EventfulStays.com

Camilla Shaughnessy is the founder of EventfulStays.com, a UK accommodation website which specialises in mid- to high-end home stays available for short term lets searchable by event. Camilla enjoyed the echelons of senior positions in corporate life before establishing her own consultancy firm in 1994. She went on to launch Eventful Stays in December 2010,

The knack of the craic in Dublin

When most English people decide to go on holiday, they expect to end up in a destination that’s at least a few degrees latitude closer to the equator than their drizzly island, especially those who call the hectic hustle and bustle of London ‘home’.  What was I doing, therefore, booking a flight to Dublin, a

10 reasons to visit Ireland this year

Ireland claims to have the best bars, friendly people, stunning scenery and 365 days of festivals.  In case you are still making plans, Discover Ireland has put together 10 reasons why you should visit Ireland this year.

Top 10 cosy beachside hotels

Looking for something cosy and with a beach on your doorstep? Then you’re in luck as Tripadvisor have just shared their top 10 cosy beachside hotels. Making the list are hotels from all over the world so, without further ado, here you go: 1. Breakfast on the Beach Lodge, Waiheke Island, New Zealand 2. Utopia
5 of the best places to play golf in Europe

5 of the best places to play golf in Europe

If you are a true golf aficionado, a golfing holiday at one of Europe’s luxury golf resorts would be a dream come true. There you can golf the same fairways that have challenged some of the world’s golf legends, fine tune your game, sample some of the best cuisine the region has to offer and

Europe's top 10 hidden gem hotels

I’m not sure what makes a hotel a ‘hidden gem’ as a considerable number in the list that follows are to be found in major European cities. That aside, here’s the top 10 hidden gem hotels according to Tripadvisor. (They don’t actually say ‘Europe’s top 10′ but since all of them are in Europe (in
7 artists' reactions to a luxury island off the west coast of Ireland

7 artists' reactions to a luxury island off the west coast of Ireland

The private island of Inish Turk Beg, available for hire off the West coast of Ireland, is a place where ‘Life’s Vividly Lived’. Home to award-winning accommodation, fine artisan whiskey and smoked fish, spectacular scenery and free-spirited adventure, the island has been a source of inspiration for those that go there – artists, musicians, and visitors alike.

Top 10 charming European towns and cities

Looking for somewhere in Europe with distinctive charm?  Then take a look at this recently-published Tripadvisor list of the top 10 charming European towns and cities. Unlike many previous TA lists that we’ve published, this one isn’t overly-dominated by any one country but instead offers a good mix of options. Let us know what you
Enjoy an adrenaline-fuelled escape at the luxurious Castlemartyr Resort

Enjoy an adrenaline-fuelled escape at the luxurious Castlemartyr Resort

Add a slice of adventure to your life with an adrenaline-filled short break at the luxurious five-star Castlemartyr Resort in County Cork, Ireland. Stay for two nights in a deluxe room, including breakfast both mornings, and experience the beautiful coastline and surrounding countryside of East Cork from a different perspective by taking part in an
Golf and cruise packages featuring the top golf courses in the world

Golf and cruise packages featuring the top golf courses in the world

Azamara Club Cruises and PerryGolf have joined forces to offer an escorted and all-inclusive golf tour and cruise program that features some of the world’s premier golf courses. Designed specifically with the passionate golfer in mind and offering more opportunities for guests to play at more courses on a voyage, Azamara Club Golf Cruises combines
Top 15 romantic Valentines hotels

Top 15 romantic Valentines hotels

Looking to go somewhere special this Valentines?  Then take a look at this list of the top 15 romantic Valentines hotels, as decreed by Tripadvisor. Bar a token entry for Bodrum in Turkey, they’re all in Europe, which seems a little odd, but perhaps subscribers from other parts of the world, are given a different
British Royal Wedding to be shown on board Royal Caribbean cruises

British Royal Wedding to be shown on board Royal Caribbean cruises

Royal Caribbean will air the Royal nuptials of HRH Prince William of Wales, KG and Catherine ‘Kate’ Middleton live across all 40 ships in it fleet on 29th April 2011. Nearly 90,000 British, Irish and international guests are guaranteed not to miss out on the Royal Wedding when sailing on Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises

See Ireland in a new light

The Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt has partnered with The Irish Landmark Trust to offer an amazing Irish holiday experience consisting of two nights in the rugged Wicklow Head Lighthouse peering over The Irish Sea followed by two nights of luxury at The Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt. County Wicklow, also known as The Garden of Ireland offers beautiful scenery with