Category: Ireland

Chiva-Som... in Ireland?!

Chiva-Som… in Ireland?!

Chiva-Som is a world-renowned luxury health resort locatedon the beach of Hua-Hin, Thailand. Offering individualised programmes from stress reduction to pure pampering, this destination spa is dedicated to helping guests revitalise mind and body, and provides extensive health facilities.  And now spa devotees seeking a taste of Chiva-Som in Ireland will have the unique opportunity […]

The most romantic and creative places to propose

The most romantic and creative places to propose

Apparently one of the latest trends in travel is the ‘proposal vacation’ which, as its name suggests, is when you go on a trip with the sole purpose of popping the question. MoonRings, Inc. believe they have identified the ten most romantic and creative places. “Choosing a location is not always as easy as it […]

The friendliest place on the planet?

The friendliest place on the planet?

TourismIreland – the marketing brand for Ireland overseas –  is eager to tell us that Ireland has topped the list of the World’s Friendliest Vacation destinations in the 2008 edition of the  Lonely Planet Bluelist, their annual title which captures the best in travel for the coming year. The Bluelist is now in its third […]

U2's Bono upsetting people in Dublin

U2’s Bono upsetting people in Dublin

An Taisce and Dublin traditionalists such as the Irish Georgian Society are expressing grave concerns about co-owner Bono‘s plans to transform The Clarence hotel. Hardly surprising, perhaps, when the  proposal is for  “a dramatic structure with a spaceship-shaped glass dome at the summit of an extraordinary atrium extending from the basement to the rooftop”.   […]

Etihad Airways to launch flights to Dublin

Etihad Airways to launch flights to Dublin

Etihad Airways – the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates – will begin non-stop flights between Abu Dhabi and the Irish capital Dublin next month. The move will give Irish travellers their first one-stop travel option to Australia, as well as giving them convenient transfers for Asian destinations. The service will begin on 3rd […]

Silversea Film Festival aboard Silver Shadow

Silversea Film Festival aboard Silver Shadow

Silver Shadow will depart New York on the 22nd May 2007 and head across the Atlantic to Southampton on a 16-day long voyage, calling at Boston, Halifax, the Azores, Cork, Waterford, and Plymouth. Aboard the vessel as guest of honour will be John Cleese, actor and comedian; he’ll be hosting the Silversea Film Festival  featuring […]

Special interest  packages at The Brehon, Killarney

Special interest packages at The Brehon, Killarney

Whether you love to golf, garden, explore or simply pamper yourself The Brehon, Killarney has the perfect getaway break for you this Spring. Why not relax and unwind in the elegant Brehon having tested your skills on one of Kerry’s many highly esteemed golf courses. Or treat yourself to a well-earned massage in the Angsana […]

Top cruises in 2007

Two great deals from Voyana  spotted in a recent article from The Daily Telegraph: Celebrity‘s Consellation sails from Fort Lauderdale to Southampton via Ireland on 13th April April  2007 for 12 nights, from £439 cruise only. Costa‘s Costa Magica sails from Fort Lauderdale to Copenhagen on 1th May  2007 for 16 nights, from £749 cruise […]

Premier Cottages 2007

Premier Cottages 2007

The new 2007 brochure from Premier Cottages arrived in my post today. Premier Cottages is a dynamic association of cottage owners that was established 9 years ago and today represents more than 850 cottages in the UK & Ireland. To request a copy of brochure, simply telephone +44(0)1271 336050, fill out  the form here,  or […]

Ireland's K Club: the venue for the 2006 Ryder Cup

Ireland’s K Club: the venue for the 2006 Ryder Cup

The venue of  the 36th  Ryder Cup, starting next week, will be the K Club in County Kildare in Ireland.   Just 40 minutes from Dublin, this is a hotel of supreme quality set in 550 acres of beautiful countryside with two Arnold Palmer designed golf courses. A one-night package at the K Club (valid […]

Gun scare at Portmarnock Hotel in Dublin, Ireland

Gun scare at Portmarnock Hotel in Dublin, Ireland

The manager of the Republic of Ireland soccer team, Steve Staunton,  was confronted by a man at gunpoint outside the luxuruious 84-room  Portmarnock Hotel this evening, prior to the team’s friendly match against Holland on Wednesday. A man was later arrested on a nearby beach.    The incident comes nearly three years after  two armed […]

Kilkenny Arts Festival

Kilkenny Arts Festival

Kilkenny Arts Festival is entering its 32nd year. The festival is recognized nationally and internationally as one of Ireland’s biggest and best multi disciplinary arts festivals. This year, the annual ten day event will take place from the 11th to the 20th of August 2006. It will attract leading artists and performers across all art […]

The Lodge at Doonbeg Golf Club, southwest Ireland

The Lodge at Doonbeg Golf Club, southwest Ireland

Having opened a few months ago, The Lodge at Doonbeg Golf Club has a wild golf course designed by Greg Norman on the Atlantic coast of County Clare. The resort also has  individually designed and decorated suites and 5-star dining facilities… just want you need after a hard day’s golf.

Special offer at Rathmullan House, Ireland

Book four nights bed and breakfast in a traditional standard room at Rathmullan House in County Donegal in Ireland  in August and you will receive two complimentary half hour “tasting” holistic treatments on your day of arrival. What better way to start your mini break! The rate for the offer is €418.00 per person per […]

Festival of World Cultures

Festival of World Cultures

The annual Festival of World Cultures – an event which has previously attracted audiences of up to 200,000 people –  is now in its sixth year and aims to showcase a range of musical and cultural events from over 150 artists and groups from around the world, in Ireland. This year’s festival will last from […]

The Clarence in Dublin celebrates tenth birthday

The Clarence in Dublin celebrates tenth birthday

U2-owned The Clarence celebrated its 10th birthday this month. Band members Bono and The Edge bought the property in 1992. It was then a traditional two star hotel but re-opened in June of 1996 as a luxury  boutique hotel. Since then, it’s attracted the rich and famous from all over the world, the most recent […]