Category: Ireland

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 […]

Enjoy a fairytale New Year at Dromoland Castle, Ireland

Enjoy a fairytale New Year at Dromoland Castle, Ireland

Celebrate the New Year in style at Dromoland Castle, County Clare and experience a five-star fairytale at one of Ireland’s most distinguished and historic castle hotels.  Located near the delightful city of Limerick, Dromoland Castle is easily accessed from Shannon International Airport.  Whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat, a relaxing spa getaway or an […]

James Joyce dinner at Four Seasons Hotel Dublin

It’s not every day you get to dine with the dead.  Sign up for Four Seasons Hotel Dublin‘s “Discover Dublin” package and you’ll be treated to an authentic evening that leaps right off the pages of James Joyce‘s  famed short story, The Dead. You’ll feast as Joyce’s characters did, with the very same hearty menu. […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Resort and spa management from Six Senses One of Dublin’s best sleeps: The Shelbourne Dazzling silks from Bao Khanh Silk, Vietnam One of Asia’s finest resorts: Laguna Phuket

Adare Manor, Ireland

Adare Manor, Ireland

As one of the most luxurious hotel and golf resorts in the world, the five-star  Adare Manor offers 62 bedrooms in  an elegantly appointed manor house, as well as 11 Clubhouse bedrooms, 22 two- and four-bedroom townhouses adjacent to the Clubhouse and 46 three-bedroom villas. In addition to golf, this community resort offers a variety […]