Category: Ireland

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
DuVine Adventures enjoys 10th year

DuVine Adventures enjoys 10th year

Luxury holidays aren’t always about reclining beside a beautiful pool and being waited on hand and foot.   They can be more active affairs as exemplified by DuVine Adventures. Enjoying its 10th year of trading, this Somerville, MA based operator’s mission on their superb bike tours is “to engage your senses, nurture your curiosity and
Wine Spectator Award goes to Galway restaurant

Wine Spectator Award goes to Galway restaurant

A Galway restaurant with over 200 wines – The Malt House – has been presented with a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2006.   This prestigious honour is awarded to restaurants around the world that illustrate a dedication to wine. The Malt House, which is located in Olde Malt Mall, Galway, Ireland, has been a
Top 10 summer resorts

Top 10 summer resorts

The excellent Luxist blog has run a feature entitled “Top Ten Summer Resorts” in preparation for the forthcoming summer and have given us their pick of the best: 1. Soneva Gili, Maldives 2. North Island, Seychelles 3. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan 4. Kasbah Tamadot, Morocco 5. Ashford Castle, Ireland 6. King Pacific Lodge,
Killarney Park Hotel in County Kerry, Ireland

Killarney Park Hotel in County Kerry, Ireland

Superbly located in the heart of town, the Killarney Park Hotel is a place of elegance, warmth and hospitality. The hotel offers the best in luxurious accommodations, unobtrusive yet friendly service, and a commitment to ensuring every moment will be memorable, relaxing and enjoyable. Each guest room and suite is classically designed, creating a sense
A great year for Coxtown Manor in Ireland

A great year for Coxtown Manor in Ireland

Coxtown Manor in Donegal, Ireland has taken off in great style in 2006. This small, romantic luxury hotel has been enjoying a few major achievements early in the year. After joining the prestigious Manor House Hotel group and an inclusion in the famous Michelin Guide 2006 for Great Britain and Ireland; the hotel has received
The Tablet 10: Best of Europe

The Tablet 10: Best of Europe

It’s day 3 in  my look at Tablet Hotels‘ Tablet 10 and this time the focus is  upon Europe. Making the grade as Europe’s crème de la crème, in a list dominated by France and Italy,  are: Chateau de la Chevre d’Or – Eze Village, France The K Club – Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland Le
The Merrion Hotel, Dublin

The Merrion Hotel, Dublin

It’s St. Patricks Day tomorrow!   If you want to enjoy the festivities, then what better place to stay than The Merrion Hotel in Dublin? The hotel  offers an  elegant setting for an enjoyable and relaxing stay in the city. As Dublin’s arguably most luxurious five-star hotel, it  boasts its own period-style tranquil gardens, perfect
Super Spas 2006

Super Spas 2006

Interested in a seaweed wrap or a caviar facial? Forbes has run an article on the special spas for 2006.   Getting a much-deserved mention are: Monart Luxury Destination Spa, Enniscorthy, Ireland Red Mountain Spa, St. George, UT Chiva Som, Hua Hin, Thailand Canyon Ranch, Tucson, AZ and Lenox, MA Cornelia Day Resort, New York
Grand Canal Square, Dublin, Ireland

Grand Canal Square, Dublin, Ireland

A stunning design for a major new public space – Grand Canal Square – in Dublin’s Docklands, has been unveiled by the Dublin Docklands Development Authority. At 10,000 sq metres, the Square, located at the west end of Grand Canal Dock facing on to the water, will be one of the largest paved public spaces
Gulliver Ireland Tourism Accommodation Awards 2005

Gulliver Ireland Tourism Accommodation Awards 2005

Winners of the second  Gulliver Ireland Tourism Accommodation Awards 2005 have just been unveiled (yes, I know we’re already well into 2006 now!).  The awards recognise online marketing excellence demonstrated by hotel, guesthouse, B&B and self-catering accommodation suppliers around Ireland. The overall honour went to the  Esplanade Hotel & Fitness Centre in Bray.