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GREAT SPRING OFFERS AND FUN HOLIDAY IDEAS

TREATS & MULTI-ROOM DEALS DISCOVERIRELAND.IE/SPECIALOFFERS

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G N I R SP LS ! DEA THIS SPECIAL EDITION OF DISCOVER IRELAND FEATURES GREAT VALUE SPRING BREAKS, MANY INCLUDING FREE TREATS AND OTHER EXTRAS. WATCH OUT TOO FOR THE MULTI-ROOM BOOKING DISCOUNTS - AN EXTRA INCENTIVE FOR YOU TO ENJOY A GET-TOGETHER BREAK AWAY WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS. CHECK OUT THE OFFERS AND KEEP THIS BROCHURE HANDY! (It features offers up to June 2014).

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SOUTH EAST

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LAKELANDS & WATERWAYS 13 SHANNON

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DUBLIN’S DOORSTEP

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Multi-Room Deals

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Festivals & Events

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GALWAY NORTH OFFALY

KILDARE STH OFFALY

WICKLOW

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CLARE NORTH TIPPERARY CARLOW

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SOUTH TIPPERARY

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WATERFORD CORK

Every care has been taken to ensure accuracy in the compilation of this brochure. Fáilte Ireland cannot, however, accept responsibility for errors or omissions, but where such are brought to our attention, future publications will be amended accordingly. Some sporting activities may by their nature be hazardous and involve risk. It is recommended in such cases to take out personal accident insurance. While most operators would have public liability insurance, it is desirable to check with the establishment or operator concerned as to the level of cover carried. © Fáilte Ireland. Published by Fáilte Ireland.


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WEST FUN, FOOD AND FABULOUS ACTIVITIES Unique landscapes, fabulous food and great nightlife – there’s something for everyone. Explore the West’s remote islands, mountain parks and breath‐taking coastline. Take in a world of exciting outdoor activities, festivals and events or just get away from it all with friends or family.

Multi-room DISCOUNT For full details on Multi-Room Discounts see page 19

GALWAY | MAYO GALWAY

GALWAY

GALWAY

GALWAY

THE GOURMET ESCAPE

4* LUXURY LODGES

LUXURY BREAKS

MIDWEEK BREAKAWAY

The Twelve Hotel, 4*

Carraroe Holiday Village, 4*

Abbeyglen Castle Hotel, 4*

Clifden Station House Hotel, 3*

Coast Road, Barna, Co. Galway

Carraroe, Connemara, Co. Galway

Sky Road, Clifden, Co. Galway

Galway Road, Clifden, Co. Galway

Boutique 4* luxury, minutes from Galway City.

Five 4* luxury lodges located in Connemara.

4* castle hotel with beauty/relaxation centre.

Leisure centre, Renew Spa, cinema/theatre.

€129 OFFER

€495 OFFER

€199pps OFFER

€75pps OFFER

1B&B+1D - €129 to €180 in total per room 2B&B+1D - €129pps m/wk or €155pps w/end

M/wk & w/end breaks - €495 7 nights - €650 Lodges sleep up to 8

3B&B+3D m/wk or 2B&B+2D w/end - €199pps + 12.5% service charge

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 22 to July 12, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid April 1 to May 29, ‘14

TO BOOK: 091 597 000

TO BOOK: 087 226 0065

TO BOOK: 1850 357 035/095 21201

TO BOOK: 095 216 99

www.TheTwelveHotel.ie

www.CarraroeHolidayCottages.ie

www.Abbeyglen.ie

www.ClifdenStationHouse.com

GALWAY

Multi-room DISCOUNT

Multi-room DISCOUNT

Tickets to Kylemore Abbey & Gardens

GALWAY

M/wk: 1B&B+1D - €75pps Bottle of house wine & late check-out

GALWAY

GALWAY

LUXURY SPRING BREAK

MAGIC MIDWEEK BREAKS

LUXURY BREAKS

SUNDAY SAVER SPECIAL

Connemara Coast Hotel, 4*

Renvyle House Hotel, 3*

Glenlo Abbey Hotel, 5*

Hotel Meyrick, 4*

Furbo, Connemara, Co. Galway

Renvyle, Connemara, Co. Galway

Bushypark, Galway City

Eyre Square, Galway City

4* resort hotel with leisure centre.

Country hotel on the shores of Atlantic Ocean.

5* country house minutes from Galway City.

Luxurious, historic city centre hotel.

€219pp OFFER

€119pps OFFER

€100pps OFFER

2B&B+1D - €119pps m/wk or €159pps w/end

2B&B+1D - €100pps Valid for Sunday arrival only

€139pps OFFER

Multi-room DISCOUNT

2B&B+1D - €139pps m/wk or €175pps w/end Golden Years m/wk: 3B&B+3D - €235pps Tea/coffee & homemade scones on arrival

Multi-room DISCOUNT

M/wk: 3B&B+2D - €219pp to €255pp (Mar-Apr); €255pp to €279pp (May-Jun). No single supplement Chocolates & glass of Prosecco on arrival

Round of golf each

Valid April 1 to May 28, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 29, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 12 to June 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 091 592 108

TO BOOK: 095 461 00

TO BOOK: 091 519 600

TO BOOK: 091 564 041

www.ConnemaraCoast.ie

www.Renvyle.com

www.GlenloAbbeyHotel.com

www.HotelMeyrick.ie

GALWAY

GALWAY

GALWAY

SILVER SURFERS

CITY LEISURE BREAKS

OVER 50’s BREAKS

The Westwood Hotel, 4*

The Harbour Hotel, 3*

Galway Bay Hotel, 4*

Upper Newcastle Road, Dangan, Galway

New Dock Road, Galway City

Salthill, Galway

Complimentary newspaper & car parking.

Ideally located in Galway city centre.

Waterside location, award-winning cuisine.

€109pps OFFER

€99pps OFFER

€219pps OFFER

Over 55’s: 2B&B+1D - €109pps m/wk or €119pps w/end

2B&B+1D - €99pps m/wk or €139pps w/end

Over 50’s m/wk: 3B&B+3D & free activities €219pps

Valid March 10 to August 31, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 091 521 442

TO BOOK: 091 894 800

TO BOOK: 091 520 520

www.WestwoodHouseHotel.com

www.Harbour.ie

www.GalwayBayHotel.com

Tea & scones for two

Day trip to Connemara or the Burren

IMPORTANT: Offer prices subject to offer availability and may not apply at certain times e.g. during special events and public holidays incl. Easter and June Holidays. ALWAYS check and confirm prices and inclusions prior to booking. Mention Discover Ireland!

MORE GREAT WEST OFFERS ON NEXT PAGE ››


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WEST Continued from page 02

FUN, FOOD AND FABULOUS ACTIVITIES Multi-room DISCOUNT For full details on Multi-Room Discounts see page 19

GALWAY | MAYO MAYO

MAYO

MAYO

MAYO

LUXURY FAMILY LODGES

ROMANTIC CASTLE STAY

FAMILY MINI BREAK

RELAXING 2 NIGHT BREAK

Mount Falcon Estate, 4*

Belleek Castle Hotel, 3*

Broadhaven Bay Hotel, 3*

Breaffy House Resort, 3*

Foxford Road, Ballina, Co. Mayo

Garrankeel, Ballina, Co. Mayo

Belmullet, Co. Mayo

Breaffy, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

3 nights in a luxury lodge (sleeps 6).

Genuine castle, award-winning restaurant.

Scenic location, leisure centre, free Wi-Fi.

Set on 90 acres, leisure centre, free parking.

€600 OFFER

€199 OFFER

€269 OFFER

€94pps OFFER

3 nights in a luxury lodge (sleeps 6) with Breakfast in Mount Falcon Hotel each morning - €600 Includes use of indoor pool & 100 acres of adventure

2B&B for 2 sharing a standard room - €199 in total m/wk or 320 in total w/end

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Multi-room DISCOUNT

Multi-room DISCOUNT

2B&B+2D & a family pass to Gateway Leisure for 2 adults & 2 kids - €269 in total (One dinner in hotel, one in Gateway Leisure)

2B&B+1D - €94pps to €149pps

Valid March 18 to May 15, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 1, ‘14

Valid March 10 to December 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 096 744 72

TO BOOK: 096 224 00

TO BOOK: 097 206 00

TO BOOK: 094 902 2033

www.MountFalcon.com

www.BelleekCastle.com

www.BroadhavenBay.com

www.BreaffyHouseResort.com

Upgrade to Superior room (if available)

MAYO

MAYO

MAYO

MAYO

MIDWEEK MADNESS

2 NIGHT SPECIAL

MIDWEEK MADNESS

MIDWEEK MADNESS

Castlecourt Hotel, 4*

Hotel Westport, 4*

Westport Coast Hotel, 4*

Westport Plaza Hotel, 4*

Castlebar Street, Westport, Co. Mayo

Newport Road, Westport, Co. Mayo

(formerly Carlton Atlantic Coast)

Castlebar Street, Westport, Co. Mayo

4* hotel, town centre, leisure centre & spa.

AA Hotel of the Year Courtesy & Care 2013/2014.

The Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo

4* hotel, town centre, leisure centre & spa.

Westport’s only waterfront hotel, spa & leisure.

€119 OFFER

€129pps OFFER

M/wk: 2B&B & a bottle of wine - €119 to €139 in total for 2 Available selected dates only

2B&B+1D in the AA Rosette Islands Restaurant €129pps m/wk or €149pps w/end

Valid March 10 to April 17, ‘14

€109 OFFER

€149 OFFER

M/wk: 2B&B & a bottle of wine - €109 to €129 in total for 2. Available selected dates only

M/wk: 2B&B & a bottle of wine - €149 to €169 in total for 2 Available selected dates only

Valid April 1 to 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to April 17, ‘14

Valid March 10 to April 17, ‘14

TO BOOK: 098 550 88

TO BOOK: 098 251 22

TO BOOK: 098 290 00

TO BOOK: 098 550 88

www.CastlecourtHotel.ie

www.HotelWestport.ie

www.WestportCoastHotel.ie

www.WestportPlazaHotel.ie

MAYO

MAYO

CONNEMARA WILD BEAUTY SPRING BREAK

MIDWEEK BREAK

Wyatt Hotel, 3*

The Harbour Mill Apartments, 4*

The Octagon, Westport, Co. Mayo

The Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo

A gem in the heart of Westport.

24-hour reception, free parking & Wi-Fi.

€55pps OFFER

€269 OFFER

Sun-Fri: 1B&B+1D - €55pps

M/wk: 4 nights in a 2 bedroom Courtyard apartment (sleeps 4) - €269

Multi-room DISCOUNT

Upgrade to Harbour View apartment (if available)

Valid March 10 to May 31, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 14, ‘14

TO BOOK: 098 250 27

TO BOOK: 098 285 55

www.WyattHotel.com

www.TheHarbourMill.com

EXPLORE CONNEMARA Discover its wild beauty, traditonal culture, offshore islands, great outdoors and the National Park where red deer and Connemara ponies roam beneath the mighty Twelve Bens.


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MAYO

FAMILY BREAK

WILD ATLANTIC BREAKAWAY

Maldron Hotel Galway, 3*

Keel Holiday Cottages, 3* & 4*

Oranmore, Co. Galway

Keel, Achill Island, Co. Mayo

Leisure centre, pool, free parking, Wi-Fi.

On the Wild Atlantic Way, near village & pub.

€79pps OFFER

€250 OFFER

2B&B+1D - €79pps m/wk or €99pps w/end Kids, under 12, share free (room only)

3 nights or w/end - €250 in 3*; €280 in 4* 7 nights - €275 to €335 in 3*; €330 to €450 in 4* 3* sleeps 4; 4* sleeps 6

Free kids’ club on selected dates

Valid March 11 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to May 31, ‘14

TO BOOK: 091 792 244

TO BOOK: 094 903 2054

www.MaldronHotelGalway.com

www.MayoHolidays.com

MAYO

MAYO

MUST TRY THIS! THE BLUEWAY Be captivated by exotic sea life on Ireland’s Blueway, a magical new snorkeling and kayaking trail. The trail includes Achill Island, Old Head in Louisburgh, Killary Harbour, Inishbofin Harbour, Glassilaun Beach near Renvyle and Mannin Bay, just outside Clifden, Co. Galway.

GEAR UP FOR SOME CYCLING FUN

LEISURE BREAK

BREAK BY THE SEA

The Gateway Hotel Swinford, 3*

Mulranny Park Hotel, 4*

Main Street, Swinford, Co. Mayo

Mulranny, Westport, Co. Mayo

Friendly town, 20 mins from Knock, free Wi-Fi.

4* hotel on the Greenway with pool & activities.

€85pps OFFER

€179pps OFFER

Multi-room DISCOUNT

2B&B+1D - €85pps m/wk or €95pps w/end

M/wk: 3B&B+2D - €179pps; 5B&B+4D - €299pps

The Giro d’Italia Grande Partenza is heading to Ireland in May, so get into the spirit of it. Dust off the bikes and enjoy freewheeling fun in Co. Mayo. The Great Western Greenway is perfect for stress-free cycling. It traverses Ireland’s Atlantic coast between Westport town and Achill Island and there are lots of tasty Gourmet Greenway treats along the way.

GREAT BEACHES!

One packed lunch per person

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 094 925 2156

TO BOOK: 098 360 00

www.GatewaySwinford.com

www.MulrannyParkHotel.ie

MAYO

MAYO

SPRING BREAKS

WINE, DINE & UNWIND

BWP Westport Woods Hotel & Spa, 3*

Mill Times Hotel Westport, 3*

Quay Road, Westport, Co. Mayo

Mill Street, Westport, Co. Mayo

Leisure centre & spa, evening entertainment.

Friendly & welcoming with a Cead Mile Fáilte.

€149pps OFFER

€99pps OFFER

Multi-room DISCOUNT

3B&B+2D m/wk or 2B&B+1D w/end - €149pps

Multi-room DISCOUNT

M/wk: 2B&B+1D & a bottle of wine per double room - €99pps

25% off spa brochure prices

No single supplement on selected dates

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to May 29, ‘14

TO BOOK: 096 258 11

TO BOOK: 098 292 00

www.WestportWoodsHotel.com

www.MillTimesHotel.ie

Enjoy Multi-Room Discounts If you book multi-rooms at any accommodation featuring the above symbol they will discount their featured offer even further or give you other extras. Exactly what they offer is listed on page 19.

Enjoy part of the Wild Atlantic Way with hundreds of miles of coastline, sandy beaches and clear waters in abundance. If braving the water isn’t for you, why not just enjoy a bracing stroll along a windswept beach?

GALWAY – CITY OF THE TRIBES A wander through Galway’s cobble-stoned streets instantly connects you with medieval Ireland. Known for its friendly people, charming streetscape, shopping and nightlife, Galway is the perfect location for a refreshing break.

MAGICAL MAYO Think of amazing coastline, spectacular Clew Bay, Achill Island, the 6,000 year-old Ceide Fields, Croagh Patrick and great places like Westport and Cong. Magical!

FREE Watch out for the ‘TREATS’ symbol used against many of the offers in this brochure.

IMPORTANT: Offer prices subject to offer availability and may not apply at certain times e.g. during special events and public holidays incl. Easter and June Holidays. ALWAYS check and confirm prices and inclusions prior to booking. Mention Discover Ireland!

WATCH OUT FOR THIS SYMBOL In this brochure it indicates accommodation along the Wild Atlantic Way offering special deals during Spring. See Page 20


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SOUTH WEST CORK AND KERRY, PERFECT FOR GREAT HOLIDAYS Re-awaken your senses in the South West. There is something for everyone to enjoy from culture, gardens, music, festivals and outdoor thrills to culinary delights and luxury getaways. Cork and Kerry offer the perfect mix for a great holiday if you’re looking to escape with friends or family.

Multi-room DISCOUNT For full details on Multi-Room Discounts see page 19

CORK | KERRY CORK

CORK

CORK

CORK

SPRING SAVER

BEACHSIDE BREAK

STAY LONGER, PAY LESS

LUXURY WEEKEND BREAK

The Carrigaline Court Hotel & Leisure Centre, 4*

Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, 4*

Quality Hotel Clonakilty, 3*

Maryborough Hotel & Spa, 4*

Clonakilty, Co. Cork

Clonakilty, West Cork

Douglas, Cork

Carrigaline, Co. Cork

Stunning beachside hotel with ocean view rooms.

Leisure club, weekend entertainment.

Exquisite gardens, free Wi-Fi & car parking.

Town centre, parking, lively bar, leisure centre.

€210pps OFFER

€39pps OFFER

€139pps OFFER

1st night B&B - €39pps, 2nd - €29pps, 3rd - €19pps, 4th - €9pps Weekend supplement may apply

W/end: 2B&B+1D - €139pps

€109pps OFFER

Multi-room DISCOUNT

All wk: 2B&B+1D - €109pps

Multi-room DISCOUNT

2B&B+1D in Ocean View Room - €210pps m/wk or €245pps w/end Handmade chocolate slate on arrival

Bottle of house wine with dinner

Access to the Thermal Suites

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 20, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 021 485 2100

TO BOOK: 023 883 3143

TO BOOK: 023 883 6400

TO BOOK: 021 436 5555

www.InchydoneyIsland.com

www.QualityHotelClonakilty.com

www.Maryborough.com

www.CarrigCourt.com

CORK

CORK

CORK

CORK

CORK GOURMET BREAK

SPRING CITY BREAK

YOUR WEST CORK HAVEN

KINSALE LUXURY BREAK

Hotel Isaacs and Isaacs Apartments, 3*

Maldron Hotel & Leisure Centre Cork, 3*

The Heron’s Cove Restaurant and B&B, 4*

Trident Hotel, 4*

48 MacCurtain Street, Cork City

John Redmond Street, Cork City

The Harbour, Goleen, Co. Cork

World’s End, Kinsale, Co. Cork

City centre, top Cork restaurant.

City centre, free leisure centre, free Wi-Fi.

Award-winning accommodation & food; free Wi-Fi.

Stunning location overlooking Kinsale Harbour.

€89pps OFFER

€59.50pps OFFER

€99pps OFFER

2B&B+1D & a late check-out of 2pm - €89pps m/wk or €109pps w/end

All wk: 1B&B+1D (3 course) - €59.50pps

2B&B+1D - €99pps m/wk or €120pps w/end

€130pps OFFER

Multi-room DISCOUNT

2B&B+2D (in Greenes & Jacobs on the Mall) €130pps m/wk or €140pps w/end Glass of house wine with meal in Greenes

Multi-room DISCOUNT

Exclusive discount at local attractions

Heron’s Cove Tote Bag (one per room)

Valid March 10 to June 10, ‘14

Valid March 10 to May 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 021 450 0011

TO BOOK: 021 452 9200

TO BOOK: 028 352 25

TO BOOK: 021 477 9300

www.IsaacsCork.com

www.MaldronHotelCork.com

www.HeronsCove.com

www.TridentHotel.com

CORK

KERRY

Room upgrade (if available)

KERRY

KERRY

FAMILY SPRING BREAK

SEASIDE RESORT BREAK

WILD ATLANTIC WAY

‘OUR GIFT TO YOU’

Quality Hotel Youghal, 3*

Harty Costello Guesthouse, 4*

Derrynane Hotel & Holiday Homes, 3*

Dingle Skellig Hotel, 4*

Redbarn Beach, Youghal, Co. Cork

Main Street, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry

Caherdaniel, Ring of Kerry

Mail Road, Dingle, Co. Kerry

2 bedroom apartments a stone’s throw from beach.

Central location with bar, bistro, restaurant.

Nature, walks, history, archaeology, activities.

Leisure centre, family facilities, free Wi-Fi, spa.

€99 OFFER

€120pps OFFER

€149pps OFFER

€145pps OFFER

1B&B for 2 adults & 2 kids in a 2 bedroom apartment - €99 in total

2B&B+1D - €120pps

3B&B+1D, walking booklet, packed lunch & entry to Derrynane House - €149pps

M/wk: 2B&B+1D & 3rd night free (B&B) - €145pps

Late check-out & use of leisure centre

10% off the wine list

Late check-out; daily newspaper

Valid March 15 to June 30, ‘14

Valid April 4 to June 30, ‘14

Valid April 17 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to April 17, ‘14

TO BOOK: 024 930 50

TO BOOK: 068 271 29

TO BOOK: 066 947 5136

TO BOOK: 066 915 0200

www.QualityHotelYoughal.com

www.HartyCostello.com

www.Derrynane.com

www.DingleSkellig.com

Multi-room DISCOUNT


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CORK

FUN FOR ALL AGES

GETAWAY ON THE BAY

Oriel House Hotel, Leisure Club & Spa, 4*

The Maritime Hotel, 4*

Ballincollig, Co. Cork

The Quay, Bantry, Co. Cork

Close to Cork City, kids’ club, leisure club.

Luxury hotel, leisure centre, spa, car park.

€119pps OFFER

€119pps OFFER

2B&B+1D - €119pps Up to 2 kids, under 12, free sharing (B&B)

2B&B+1D - €119pps m/wk or €129pps w/end

Multi-room DISCOUNT

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 021 420 8400

TO BOOK: 1890 300 107

www.OrielHouseHotel.ie

www.TheMaritime.ie

CORK

CORK

LEISURE IN THE CITY

CITY SPA ESCAPE

Best Western Montenotte Hotel, 4*

The Imperial Hotel Cork & Escape Spa, 4*

Montenotte, Cork

South Mall, Cork City

City view, free parking, leisure centre.

€90pps OFFER

Central city hotel, parking, spa, great food. Multi-room DISCOUNT

2B&B+1D - €90pps m/wk or €110pps w/end Glass of wine with dinner

€199pps OFFER 2B&B+1D in the Pembroke, lunch in Farmgate Restaurant in the English Market & a €50 voucher for Escape Spa - €199pps to €219pps

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 021 453 0050

TO BOOK: 021 427 4040

www.TheMontenotteHotel.com

www.FlynnHotels.com

CORK

CORK

KINSALE BREAK AWAY

WEST CORK GETAWAY

Blue Haven Hotel, 3*

West Cork Hotel, 3*

3-4 Pearse Street, Kinsale, Co. Cork

Skibbereen, Co. Cork

Town centre, cafe, bar, bistro, restaurant.

Free parking, walking distance to town.

€85pps OFFER

€99pps OFFER

Multi-room DISCOUNT

2B&B+1D - €85pps to 105pps m/wk or €110pps to €130pps w/end

2B&B+1D with a glass of wine each - €99pps

Late check-out (quote ‘Discover Ireland’)

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 021 477 2209

TO BOOK: 028 212 77

www.BlueHavenKinsale.com

www.WestCorkHotel.com

KERRY

VISIT THE NEWLY OPENED ELIZABETH FORT IN CORK CITY This 17th century star Fort, located in the city centre, was recently handed back to the people of Cork and will open its doors in March. Visitors will be able to explore the ramparts and views of the City.

SEE THE STARS IN KERRY! The Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve (Gold tier) has been designated Ireland’s first internationally recognised Dark-Sky region. More astronomical sights can be seen with the naked eye from the Reserve than from the Grand Canyon or the desert plains of Africa. See www.Facebook.com/kerrydarkskies

STEP INTO THE GREAT OUTDOORS Get a spring in your step on one of the many walking routes on the South West Peninsula’s, Mizen, Sheeps Head, Beara, Iveragh and Dingle. Strewn with rock art, standing stones and stone circles you will encounter many moments of magic. See www.DiscoverIreland.ie/walking

LEARN COOKERY SKILLS IN DINGLE Multi-room DISCOUNT

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

CONQUER CORK Cork has something to suit everyone. Why not see the city from a unique perspective on an Atlantic Sea Kayaking trip along the River Lee? And then fill those hunger pangs at the Cork English Market, stuffed with the best of artisan produce.

Fota Wildlife Park pass for 2 adults & 2 kids

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

MUST TRY THIS!

Learn to cook some Kerry Spring lamb at the newly opened Dingle Cookery School in Dingle town with lessons available to suit all levels of experience.

KERRY

KERRY

GOLF BREAK

MIDWEEK FAMILY BREAK

RELAX & UNWIND

Dingle Benners Hotel, 3*

Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort, 3*

Doire Farm Character Cottages, 4*

Main Street, Dingle, Co. Kerry

Sneem Road, Kenmare, Co. Kerry

Kenmare, Co. Kerry

Town centre with free parking for residents.

Leisure centre, free parking.

€165pps OFFER

€99pps OFFER

Multi-room DISCOUNT

Jacuzzi bath, soft lighting & open log fire. Multi-room DISCOUNT

€195 OFFER

2B&B & a round of golf at Ceann Sibeal Golf Club €165pps m/wk or €185pps w/end

M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €99pps Up to 2 kids, under 12, share free (B&B)

Mar-Apr: 2-3 nights & 4th night free - €195 (sleeps 2); €295 (sleeps 5). Apr-Jun: 7 nights - €400 to €550

Valid March 10 to May 31, ‘14

Valid March 18 to June 26, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 28, ‘14

TO BOOK: 066 915 1638

TO BOOK: 064 667 9300

TO BOOK: 087 637 9160

www.DingleBenners.com

www.KenmareBayHotel.com

www.KenmareHolidayCottages.com

Special welcome pack

IMPORTANT: Offer prices subject to offer availability and may not apply at certain times e.g. during special events and public holidays incl. Easter and June Holidays. ALWAYS check and confirm prices and inclusions prior to booking. Mention Discover Ireland!

MORE GREAT SOUTH WEST OFFERS ON NEXT PAGE ››


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SOUTH WEST Continued from page 06

CORK AND KERRY, PERFECT FOR GREAT HOLIDAYS

Multi-room DISCOUNT For full details on Multi-Room Discounts see page 19

CORK | KERRY KERRY

KERRY

KERRY

KERRY

5* FAMILY BREAKS

LET US AMAZE YOU!

SPRING BREAK

EXPLORE KERRY

The Dunloe, 5*

The Brehon & Angsana Spa, 4*

The Malton, 4*

Travel Inn, 4*

Beaufort, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Muckross Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Killarney, Co. Kerry

Fossa, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Horse riding, playground, tennis, 25m pool.

Luxury spa hotel overlooking the National Park.

Town centre, private gardens, leisure centre.

Family suites, bar & restaurant, free parking.

€250 OFFER

€129pps OFFER

€165pps OFFER

€119pps OFFER

All wk: B&B for 2 adults & up to 3 kids sharing a family room - €250 in total, per night

2B&B+1D & a visit to Muckross House - €129pps m/wk or €189pps w/end

2B&B+1D - €165pps m/wk or €185pps w/end

3B&B+1D m/wk or 2B&B+1D w/end - €119pps

Horse-riding, fishing & tennis on-site

Multi-room DISCOUNT

Multi-room DISCOUNT

Time in the Angsana Spa Vitality Suite

Valid April 17 to October 11, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 18 to June 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 064 664 4111

TO BOOK: 064 663 0700

TO BOOK: 064 663 8000

TO BOOK: 064 662 3600

www.TheDunloe.com

www.TheBrehon.com

www.TheMalton.com

www.TravelInn.ie

KERRY

KERRY

KERRY

KERRY

FUN FOR ALL AGES

SEE FOR YOURSELF!

FAMILY SPRING BREAK

UNWIND & DINE BREAK

The Gleneagle Hotel, 3*

The Heights Hotel Killarney, 3*

Holiday Inn Killarney, 3*

Scotts Hotel Killarney, 3*

Muckross Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Cork Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Muckross Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Scotts Street, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Family hotel with free nightly entertainment.

Family run, free parking, great food & bar.

Quiet yet central location, leisure centre.

Contemporary town centre hotel, free parking.

€119pps OFFER

€89pps OFFER

€198 OFFER

€115pps OFFER

M/wk: 3B&B+3D - €199pps W/end: 2B&B+1D - €119pps Nightly entertainment & leisure centre

2B&B+1D - €89pps m/wk or €99pps w/end Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (room only)

2B&B+1D for 2 adults & 2 kids, under 12, sharing - €198 in total

2B&B+1D - €115pps m/wk or €129pps w/end

Valid March 10 to June 25, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to May 31, ‘14

Valid March 10 to May 31, ‘14

TO BOOK: 064 667 1550

TO BOOK: 064 663 1158

TO BOOK: 064 663 3000

TO BOOK: 064 663 1060

www.GleneagleHotel.com

www.KillarneyHeights.ie

www.HolidayInnKillarney.com

www.ScottsHotelKillarney.com

Multi-room DISCOUNT

Glass of wine with dinner (m/wk only)

KERRY

TREAT: Upgrade to Deluxe Suite (if available)

KERRY

KERRY

KERRY

SPRING BREAK

BUDGET CAMPING PARK

LUXURY LEISURE BREAK

SPRING SPECIALS

Arbutus Lodge Apartments, 3*

Beechgrove Caravan and Camping Park, 3*

Parknasilla Resort & Spa, 4*

Sneem Hotel & Luxury Apartments, 4*

Aghadoe, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Fossa, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Sneem, Co. Kerry

Sneem, Co. Kerry

Cosy 1 & 2 bed apartments in scenic location.

Budget family camping/mobile home park.

4* hotel resort on 500 acres, spa and golf.

Town centre, sea view, kayaks, bikes, near beach.

€120 OFFER

€20 OFFER

€239pps OFFER

€109pps OFFER

All caravan & camper pitches - €20 per night Includes electricity Book a pitch for 5 nights, get the 6th free

M/wk: 3B&B+2D - €239pps; 5B&B+4D - €429pps Includes use of the leisure facilities

2B&B+1D - €109pps m/wk or €119pps w/end 2 nights self-catering (sleeps 4-6) - €180

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid May 1 to August 1, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 064 663 1554

TO BOOK: 087 904 8123

TO BOOK: 064 667 5600

TO BOOK: 064 667 5100

www.Arbutus-Lodge.com

www.BeechgroveCaravanandCamping.com

www.ParknasillaResort.com

www.SneemHotel.com

Multi-room DISCOUNT

2 nights - €120 (1 bed); €150 (2 bed) 7 nights - €185 (1 bed); €300 (2 bed) Bottle of wine & chocolates in apartment

Multi-room DISCOUNT

Multi-room DISCOUNT

Kids, under 12, share free (B&B) on hotel offer


08 8 KERRY

LUXURY BREAK FOR TWO Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa, 5* Lakes of Killarney, Aghadoe, Co. Kerry 5* luxury resort overlooking the lakes.

€245pps OFFER 2B&B+1D, staying in a Lakeside room - €245pps Book this offer m/wk & get a discount of €20pps off this rate

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 064 663 1766 www.AghadoeHeights.com

KERRY

LEISURE BREAKS Castlerosse Hotel & Holiday Homes, 3* Lower Lake, Killarney, Co. Kerry Lakeside location with nightly entertainment.

€109pps OFFER 2B&B+1D - €109pps (Apr); €115pps (May-Jun) 3B&B+2D - €159pps (Apr); €169pps (May-Jun) €20 for Renew Beauty Spa or 18 hole green fee

Valid April 4 to June 29, ‘14

TO BOOK: 1850 770 000 www.Castlerosse.ie

KERRY

COSY COTTAGE BREAK Killarney Lakeland Cottages, 3* & 4* Muckross, Killarney, Co. Kerry Quiet and peaceful cottages near National Park.

€240 OFFER

Multi-room DISCOUNT

3-4 nights m/wk - €240 in 3*; €265 in 4* 2-3 nights w/end - €265 in 3*; €295 in 4* Free turf for open fire

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 064 663 3290 www.KillarneyCottages.com

KERRY

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SPRING

TWEET RELAXING BREAK Courtyard Cottages, 4* Blennerville, Tralee, Co. Kerry Beautifully restored cottages, 3km from Tralee.

€200 OFFER

Multi-room DISCOUNT

All wk: 2-3 nights in a 2 bed cottage (sleeps 4) €200 (Mar); €249 (Apr-May)

Go 2 Fota Wildlife Park and meet roaming kangaroo, lemurs & more. Species include giraffes, bison, pandas & cheetahs.

www.FotaWildlife.ie

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WATCH OUT FOR THIS SYMBOL In this brochure it indicates accommodation along the Wild Atlantic Way offering special deals during Spring.

Complimentary wine, chocolate & scones

Valid March 10 to May 31, ‘14

TO BOOK: 066 712 4494 www.CountyKerryHolidays.com IMPORTANT: Offer prices subject to offer availability and may not apply at certain times e.g. during special events and public holidays incl. Easter and June Holidays. ALWAYS check and confirm prices and inclusions prior to booking. Mention Discover Ireland!

See Page 20

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DUBLIN LOOKING FOR AN EXHILARATING BREAK? Do it all in Dublin this Spring! From street performers to sea safaris, from biking in the mountains to exploring Viking Dublin. Whether you want a quirky outdoor market or high‐end shopping, Dublin is jam‐packed with thrilling things to do this Spring.

Multi-room DISCOUNT For full details on Multi-Room Discounts see page 19

DUBLIN DUBLIN

DUBLIN

DUBLIN

DUBLIN

SPRING ESCAPE

5* DUBLIN BREAK

SPRING INTO SUMMER!

FAMILY PACKAGE

North Star Hotel & Premier Suites, 4*

Conrad Dublin, 5*

The Merrion Hotel, 5*

The Camden Court Hotel Dublin, 3*

Amiens Street, Dublin 1

Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2

Camden Street, Dublin 2

City centre, car park, Cookhouse & Bar, Wi-Fi.

5* city centre hotel.

Luxurious city centre hotel with spa & gardens.

City centre, free parking, Wi-Fi, leisure centre.

€119pps OFFER

€192pps OFFER

€260 OFFER

€338 OFFER

W/end: 2B&B & 2 tickets to the Guinness Storehouse - €192pps to €289pps

1 night B&B in a Standard Queen room in The Garden Wing - €260 per room. Strictly subject to availability

2B&B+1D for 2 adults & 2 kids sharing a family room - €338 in total

Multi-room DISCOUNT

2B&B+1D - € 119pps m/wk or €149pps w/end Upgrade to Premier king /twin room (if available)

Room upgrade (if available)

Bottle of chilled Champagne on arrival

Hot chocolate on arrival for the kids

Valid March 19 to May 29, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to May 31, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 01 836 3136

TO BOOK: 01 602 8900

TO BOOK: 01 603 0600

TO BOOK: 01 475 9666

www.NorthStarHotel.ie

www.ConradDublin.com

www.MerrionHotel.com

www.CamdenCourtHotel.com

DUBLIN

DUBLIN

DUBLIN

DUBLIN

DUBLIN CITY BREAK

SPRING CITY BREAK

LUXURY CASTLE BREAK

LUXURY 4* BREAK

Fitzsimons Hotel, 3*

Temple Bar Hotel, 3*

Clontarf Castle Hotel, 4*

The Croke Park Hotel, 4*

Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Fleet Street, Dublin 2

Castle Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3

Jones’ Road, Dublin 3

In the heart of Temple Bar, Dublin City.

City centre hotel - close to everything.

12th century castle, 2 miles from Dublin City.

Free car parking, only minutes from city centre.

€130pps OFFER

€95pps OFFER

€169pps OFFER

€199 OFFER

W/end: 2B&B & Dublin City Sightseeing Tour €130pps

2B&B - €95pps m/wk or €125pps w/end

2B&B+1D - €169pps m/wk or €195pps w/end

1B&B+1D & a family pass to either GAA Museum or Dublin Zoo for 2 adults & 2 kids sharing - €199 in total

Multi-room DISCOUNT

Late check-out (if available)

Bottle of wine in room on arrival

Valid March 10 to May 31, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 01 677 9315

TO BOOK: 01 677 3333

TO BOOK: 01 833 2321

TO BOOK: 01 871 4444

www.FitzsimonsHotel.com

www.TempleBarHotel.com

www.ClontarfCastle.ie

www.DoyleCollection.com/crokepark

DUBLIN

DUBLIN

DUBLIN

DUBLIN

ESCAPE TO THE CAPITAL

AA HOTEL 2014

‘OLDER & WISER’ BREAK

LUXURY CASTLE BREAK

Best Western Dublin Skylon Hotel, 3*

Castleknock Hotel & Country Club, 4*

The Royal Marine Hotel, 4*

Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, 4*

Upper Drumcondra Road, Dublin 9

Porterstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15

Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Killiney, Co. Dublin

Family run hotel, close to airport & city centre.

4* hotel, leisure centre, spa, golf course.

Health club, pool, free parking, seaside.

Castle hotel, leisure centre, free parking.

€59pps OFFER

€109pps OFFER

€195pps OFFER

€165pps OFFER

2B&B+1D - €109pps m/wk or €139pps w/end AA Hotel of the Year 2014

All wk, over 55’s: 3B&B+3D - €195pps to €295pps

M/wk: 2B&B+1D & 3rd night free (B&B) - €165pps

Multi-room DISCOUNT

1B&B+1D - €59pps m/wk or €69pps w/end 2B&B+1D - €89pps m/wk or €99pps w/end Glass of house wine with dinner

Glass of sparkling wine each

Wine & chocolates in room on arrival

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to August 27, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 01 884 3900

TO BOOK: 01 640 6300

TO BOOK: 01 230 0030

TO BOOK: 01 230 5400

www.DublinSkylonHotel.com

www.CastleknockHotel.com

www.RoyalMarine.ie

www.FitzpatrickCastle.com

Multi-room DISCOUNT


10

Get your culture fix for FREE in Dublin

MUST TRY THIS! SECRET TREASURES Dublin’s gems are peppered throughout the city. To start you off, visit Marsh’s Library, unchanged for more than 3 centuries; the treasures of the Chester Beatty and the secret garden within; and St Michin’s Church mummies in the crypts.

CONQUER THE COAST Discover Dublin Bay with the Dublin Bay Cruise sailing between Dún Laoghaire and Howth. Take in the history and wildlife of the coastline and enjoy the spectacular views of Dublin city from the water.

SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP Dublin is oozing with an eclectic mix of shops - everything from vast open-air markets and small specialist shops to luxurious department stores. Whether you have a penchant for fashion, an appetite for food or a love of design, Dublin has you sorted.

ON YOUR BIKE One of the world’s greatest cycling events, the Giro d’Italia, will feature a spectacular stage finish in Dublin on May 11. It is not to be missed (see page 22). But you can enjoy Dublin on wheels at any time with Dublin City Bike Tours. See www.DublinCityBikeTours.com.

ROCK OR LAUGH AT A GIG Dublin is buzzing with hot live music and comedy every night of the week, bringing world-class acts to small and intimate venues like Vicar Street, The Olympia, Whelans and The Laughter Lounge.

DUBLIN

Immerse yourselves in thousands of valuable works of art and artefacts at some of Dublin’s top galleries and museums where admission is totally free! The National Gallery of Ireland in Merrion Square West houses some 13,000 works of art, including a National Portrait Collection and a special room dedicated to the artistic works of Jack B. Yeats and his family. The Irish Museum of Modern Art at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, is Ireland’s leading national institution for the collection and presentation of modern and contemporary art. While you are there, take a stroll through their stunning 17th century formal gardens. Be spellbound and gain a fascinating insight into Ireland’s rich history at the National Museum. The museum has three locations in Dublin, all with free admission. The National Museum of Ireland – Natural History, on Merrion Street, has galleries of animals from both Ireland and overseas, as well as geological exhibits from a total collection of about 2 million scientific specimens. At the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, on Kildare Street, you can get close to archaeological treasures dating back to 7,000BC, including the famous Tara Brooch. If you are interested in charting Ireland’s economic, social, political and military progress through the ages, visit the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History at Collins Barracks. Artefacts on display range from silver, ceramic and glassware pieces to weaponry, furniture, examples of folk life and costume.

For more information on these and Ireland’s other national cultural institutions, visit www.cnci.ie

DUBLIN

‘YOUNG AT HEART’ BREAK

DUBLIN FAMILY BREAKS

Finnstown Country House Hotel, 3*

Citywest Hotel & Golf Resort, 4*

Newcastle Road, Lucan, Co. Dublin

Saggart, Co. Dublin

Country house, indoor pool, free parking & Wi-Fi.

LUAS to Dublin City, swimming pool, golf club.

€168pps OFFER

€274 OFFER

All wk: 3B&B+2D & one Afternoon Tea - €168pps

2B&B+1D - €274 in total; 3B&B+1D - €360 in total Rates based on 2 adults & 2 kids sharing

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to August 31, ‘14

TO BOOK: 01 601 0700

TO BOOK: 01 401 0500

www.Finnstown.com

www.CitywestHotel.com

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IMPORTANT: Offer prices subject to offer availability and may not apply at certain times e.g. during special events and public holidays incl. Easter and June Holidays. ALWAYS check and confirm prices and inclusions prior to booking. Mention Discover Ireland!

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SOUTH EAST FOOD, FUN AND SPRING FESTIVALS With attractions and actvities to explore and enjoy, a jam‐packed calendar of events, not to mention great food and nightlife, the South East is filled with fun things to do during Spring. It is the perfect location for getting out and about and catching up with old friends.

Multi-room DISCOUNT For full details on Multi-Room Discounts see page 19

CARLOW | KILKENNY | SOUTH TIPPERARY | WATERFORD | WEXFORD KILKENNY

KILKENNY

KILKENNY

KILKENNY

PETS, WALK, DINE

SPRING INTO IT

CITY 3 NIGHT ESCAPE

CASTLE CITY BREAK

Cullintra Country House B&B,

Lyrath Estate Hotel, 5*

Hotel Kilkenny, 4*

Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, 4*

The Rower, Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny

Dublin Road, Kilkenny

College Road, Kilkenny City

Ormonde Street, Kilkenny City

Charming farm & dining experience. A gem!

5* luxury, minutes from Kilkenny city centre.

Free parking, free Wi-Fi & leisure centre.

In the heart of Kilkenny City, leisure centre.

€150pps OFFER

€145pps OFFER

€119pps OFFER

€89pps OFFER

All wk: 2B&B+2D - €150pps Miles of great hill walking on farm. On cycling trail. Art works studio/gallery. Pets welcome.

M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €145pps

M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €119pps Rate based on two adults sharing

M/wk: 1 B&B+1D, lunch & Kilkenny Castle Tour €89pps; 2B&B+1D, lunch & Kilkenny Castle Tour - €119pps

Valid March 10 to December 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to April 10, ‘14

Valid March 11 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 051 423 614

TO BOOK: 056 776 0088

TO BOOK: 056 776 2000

TO BOOK: 056 775 0200

www.CullintraHouse.com

www.Lyrath.com

www.HotelKilkenny.ie

www.KilkennyOrmonde.com

KILKENNY

Early check-in & room upgrade (if available)

TIPPERARY

3rd night free (B&B)

WATERFORD

WATERFORD

LUXURY 2 NIGHT BREAK

MIDWEEK GOLF BREAK

SPRING BREAK

ELEGANT CITY BREAK

Mount Juliet, 4*

Dundrum House Hotel, Golf & Leisure, 3*

Majestic Hotel, 3*

The Granville Hotel Waterford, 4*

Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

Tramore, Co. Waterford

Meagher Quay, Waterford City

Luxury 2 night stay with dinner on one evening.

Dundrum, Cashel, Co. Tipperary

Seaside location, free parking.

City centre, family run, traditional, old world.

€195pps OFFER

Tee off in Tipp with golf, leisure centre & gym.

€99pps OFFER

€99pps OFFER

2B&B+1D - €99pps

2B&B+1D - €99pps m/wk or €109pps w/end 3rd night B&B - €35pps

Mon-Wed: 2B&B+1D, staying in a Manor House double room - €195pps

€139pps OFFER M/wk: 2B&B+1D & a round of golf - €139pps to €179pps

Upgrade to sea view room (if available)

Valid March 10 to April 30, ‘14

Valid April 1 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to May 31, ‘14

TO BOOK: 056 777 3010

TO BOOK: 062 711 16

TO BOOK: 051 381 761

TO BOOK: 051 305 555

www.MountJuliet.ie

www.DundrumHouseHotel.com

www.Majestic-Hotel.ie

www.Granville-Hotel.ie

WATERFORD

WEXFORD

WEXFORD

WEXFORD

RELAXING CITY BREAK

COUNTRY RETREAT

3 NIGHT M/WK ESCAPE

LUXURY LEISURE BREAK

Tower Hotel & Leisure Centre, 3*

Brandon House Hotel & Spa, 4*

Ferrycarrig Hotel, 4*

Talbot Hotel Wexford, 4*

The Mall, Waterford City

New Ross, Co. Wexford

Ferrycarrig, Wexford

On the Quay, Wexford Town

City centre, free parking, leisure centre.

Leisure centre, gardens and spa.

Overlooking River Slaney Estuary on the N11.

Free parking & Wi-Fi, kids’ club, town centre.

€75pps OFFER

€69pps OFFER

€159pps OFFER

€129pps OFFER

Sun-Mon: 2B&B+1D - €75pps Over 50’s m/wk: 3B&B+3D - €149pps

Sun-Thu: 2B&B - €69pps

Sun-Thu: 3B&B+3D - €159pps

2B&B+1D - €129pps m/wk or €149pps w/end Up to 2 kids, under 12, share free (B&B)

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 18 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 051 862 300

TO BOOK: 051 421 703

TO BOOK: 053 912 0999

TO BOOK: 053 912 2566

www.TowerHotelWaterford.com

www.BrandonHouseHotel.ie

www.FerrycarrigHotel.com

www.TalbotWexford.ie


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CARLOW

CARLOW 4* BREAKS

LUXURY 2 NIGHT BREAK

Talbot Hotel Carlow, 4*

Mount Wolseley Hotel, 4*

Portlaoise Road, Carlow Town

Tullow, Co. Carlow

Luxury family friendly 4* with gym, pool & spa.

Leisure centre, spa, golf, free Wi-Fi & parking.

€49pps OFFER

€124pps OFFER

Multi-room DISCOUNT

3B&B+3D m/wk or 2B&B+1D w/end - €109pps M/wk: 1B&B+1D - €49pps. 2 kids, u12, share free (B&B) Late check-out

Multi-room DISCOUNT

2B&B+1 Early Bird Dinner, staying in Deluxe room €124pps m/wk or €174pps w/end Late check-out (if available)

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 059 915 3000

TO BOOK: 059 918 0100

www.TalbotCarlow.ie

www.MountWolseley.ie

KILKENNY

KILKENNY

AFFORDABLE LUXURY

PICNIC IN THE PARK

Newpark Hotel, 4*

The Pembroke Hotel, 4*

Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny City

Patrick Street, Kilkenny City

Escape Health Club & Spa, free parking.

Boutique city centre hotel, free parking.

€109pps OFFER

€130pps OFFER

2B&B+1D & 3rd night free (room only) - €109pps m/wk or €159pps w/end

M/wk: 2B&B+1D, a tour of Kilkenny Castle & a picnic - €130pps

Early check-in & late check-out

Tea or coffee on arrival

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to May 28, ‘14

TO BOOK: 056 776 0500

TO BOOK: 056 778 3500

www.FlynnHotels.com

www.KilkennyPembrokeHotel.com

WATERFORD

WATERFORD

MUST TRY THIS! WATERFORD 1100 Celebrate the anniversary of Ireland’s oldest city! Yes, Waterford 1100 takes place in 2014, with an exciting line-up of events taking place across the entire year. See www.Waterford1100.com

THE GREAT OUTDOORS Spring is the time to shake off the cobwebs and enjoy the great outdoors. With destinations such as the Glen of Aherlow and Nire Valley, this is a playground for walking, horse-riding, cycling and fishing. So get moving!

STEP BACK IN TIME Step back in time and explore one of the South East’s fascinating heritage experiences – including Waterford’s Viking Triangle, The Emigrant Trail in Co. Wexford or Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile.

WATCH GARDENS TAKE BLOOM The gardens of the South East are a sight to behold during Spring and garden trails are a great way to experience them. Highlights include the wonderful Altamont Gardens in Co. Carlow and Woodstock Gardens in Co. Kilkenny.

PLOT A COURSE ON AN IRISH RIVER LUXURY CASTLE BREAK

SPRING CITY BREAKS

Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf, 4*

Dooley’s Hotel, 3*

The Island, Ballinakill, Waterford

Merchants Quay, Waterford City

Luxury 16th century Irish Castle.

Great hospitality in a quayside location.

€189pps OFFER

€35pps OFFER

2B&B+1D in the award-winning Munster Room - €189pps Ferry shuttle to island, 3 min crossing, €5 per stay

1B&B - €35pps 2B&B+1D - €79pps m/wk or €99pps w/end 3rd night B&B - €25pps

Late check-out of 2pm

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to May 1, ‘14

TO BOOK: 051 878 203

TO BOOK: 051 873 531

www.WaterfordCastle.com

www.Dooleys-Hotel.ie

SCALE NEW HEIGHTS IN KILKENNY DID YOU KNOW THAT MEDIEVAL KILKENNY BOASTS ONE OF THE ONLY TWO ROUND TOWERS IN IRELAND THAT PEOPLE MAY CLIMB? The 100 foot tall Round Tower at St. Canice’s Cathedral provides a magnificent view of Kilkenny. The tower’s summit, reached via a series of internal ladders comprising seven floors and 121 steps, leads to a safe viewing platform. Challenge yourself to the climb. The view is a great reward. See www.StCanicesCathedral.com

Be bowled over by the River Barrow and wind your way through wooded valleys and small friendly villages on board a barge! The river is navigable from Athy in Co. Kildare to St. Mullins in Co. Carlow. St. Mullins is the perfect place to stop for a picnic or swim, and in Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny, hire a bicycle, or visit the Cushendale Woollen Mills. See www.BarrowRiver.ie

SPRING

TWEET

Founded by Vikings in 914, Waterford celebrates its 1100th anniversary this year. Lots of great happenings. Go there!

www.waterford1100.com

IMPORTANT: Offer prices subject to offer availability and may not apply at certain times e.g. during special events and public holidays incl. Easter and June Holidays. ALWAYS check and confirm prices and inclusions prior to booking. Mention Discover Ireland!

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13 INLAND

LAKELANDS & WATERWAYS UNWIND BY THE WATER’S EDGE Ireland’s Lakelands are the perfect location for a Spring getaway. Discover a world of water, fun and adventure in a region packed with sublime waterside restaurants, great shopping, enthralling attractions and a vibrant cultural life.

Multi-room DISCOUNT For full details on Multi-Room Discounts see page 19

FERMANAGH TO LIMERICK ACROSS THE ERNE, SHANNON, LOUGH KEE, LOUGH REE & LOUGH DERG CAVAN

CAVAN

CAVAN

LAOIS

COUNTRY HOTEL BREAK

LUXURY 4* BREAK

LUXURY MIDWEEK BREAK

SPRING GETAWAY

Slieve Russell Hotel, 4*

Cavan Crystal Hotel, 4*

Farnham Estate Golf & Spa Resort, 4*

The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort, 5*

Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan

Dublin Road, Cavan Town

Farnham Estate, Cavan

Killenard, Co. Laois

Luxury hotel, spa, leisure centre and golf.

Complimentary use of leisure centre & parking.

16th century estate, health spa, golf course.

5* resort just off the M7, SW of Dublin.

€145pps OFFER

€49.50pps OFFER

€155pps OFFER

€154pps OFFER

2B&B+1D - €145pps m/wk or €155pps w/end

M/wk: 1B&B - €49.50pps

M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €155pps Includes unlimited use of the Health Spa

M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €154pps

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 049 952 6444

TO BOOK: 049 436 0600

TO BOOK: 049 437 7700

TO BOOK: 057 864 5500

www.SlieveRussell.ie

www.CavanCrystalHotel.com

www.FarnhamEstate.com

www.TheHeritage.com

Round of golf on Academy Par 3 Course

LEITRIM

LEITRIM

LEITRIM

MONAGHAN

BREAK AWAY & RELAX

FAMILY ACTIVITY BREAK

2 NIGHT BREAK

COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL

The Marina Hotel

Leitrim Quay House & Boat Rental, 4*

Lough Rynn Castle, 4*

Nuremore Hotel & Country Club, 4*

Leitrim Quay, Leitrim Village

Mohill, Co. Leitrim

Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan

Village location with use of a day boat.

Relax in the countryside.

Traditional setting with golf and leisure club.

(New hotel, open March, classification pending)

Leitrim Village/Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim Waterside hotel for adventure or relaxation.

€135pps OFFER

€129pps OFFER

7 nights self-catering - €500 (Mar-Apr); €600 (May-Jun). Sleeps 6

M/wk: 2B&B+1D with a glass of wine - €135pps to €155pps

2B&B+1D - €129pps m/wk (Mar-Jun) or €139pps w/ends (Mar-Apr); €149pps w/ends (May-Jun)

Valid April 14 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 18 to June 28, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 15, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 071 962 3644

TO BOOK: 071 962 2989

TO BOOK: 071 963 2700

TO BOOK: 042 966 1438

www.LeitrimQuay.com

www.LoughRynn.ie

www.Nuremore.com

€99pps OFFER 2B&B+1D (4 course) in the Marina Restaurant €99pps m/wk or €139pps w/end Stay a 3rd night free (room only)

www.LeitrimMarinaHotel.com

€500 OFFER

Multi-room DISCOUNT

Bottle of house wine

MONAGHAN

OFFALY

OFFALY

ROSCOMMON

COUNTRY GETAWAY

SPRING SPECIAL OFFER

GET AWAY BREAKS

LUXURY SPA ESCAPE

Castle Leslie Estate, 4*

The Bridge House Hotel, 4*

Tullamore Court Hotel, 4*

Kilronan Castle, 4*

Glaslough, Co. Monaghan

Tullamore, Co. Offaly

O’ Moore Street, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon

1,000 acre estate, only 80 minutes from Dublin.

Elegance & style in the heart of Ireland.

Free parking. Serviced by rail and bus network.

Award-winning spa in a luxury castle.

€160pps OFFER

€89pps OFFER

€119pps OFFER

€169pps OFFER

M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €160pps in The Lodge; €190pps in The Castle

2B&B+1D - €89pps m/wk or €149pps w/end Live entertainment nightly

Fri-Sun: 2B&B+1D - €119pps

Multi-room DISCOUNT

Late check-out of 2pm

1B&B+1D & a 50 minute spa treatment each €169pps m/wk or €189pps w/end Light Afternoon Tea each

Valid March 10 to August 31, ‘14

Valid March 31 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 047 881 00

TO BOOK: 057 932 5600

TO BOOK: 057 934 6666

TO BOOK: 071 961 8000

www.CastleLeslie.com

www.BridgeHouse.com

www.TullamoreCourtHotel.ie

www.KilronanCastle.ie


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THE FREE

MUST TRY THIS!

DISCOVER IRELAND APP

HERITAGE AND CULTURE Why not visit one of the many heritage centres, abbeys, castles and museums in the Lakelands. The newly renovated Athlone Castle with its interactive visitor experience, 3D maps and audio-visual installations is well worth a visit.

TWO WHISKEY EXPERIENCES The newly renovated Tullamore D.E.W. Visitor Centre, on the banks of the grand canal in Tullamore, is a multi-sensory whiskey experience and a great visit. Or why not visit the world’s oldest distillery, Kilbeggan Whiskey, located in Kilbeggan, and discover real artisan Irish whiskey distilling at its finest.

MAKE A SPLASH! There is something for water enthusiasts of all ages in the Lakelands from kayaking and power-boating to wind-surfing and water trampolining. Or why not relax and enjoy the scenery on-board one of the many passenger boats which operate throughout the region.

CHOOSE TO CRUISE Captain your own cruiser and the vast expanse of the Shannon and Erne Waterways are yours to explore. Stop off at gardens, pubs, restaurants and magnificent visitor attractions throughout the region (see offer on page 15).

FUN ON TWO WHEELS! Enjoy some fresh air and tranquility along country roads with stunning views of rich pastureland and beautiful lakes. Follow one of the three cycling trails surrounding Mullingar or part of the Kingfisher Trail which criss-crosses Fermanagh, Leitrim, Cavan and Monaghan.

ROSCOMMON

WESTMEATH

WESTMEATH

WESTMEATH

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LOG CABIN BREAK AWAY

OVER 50’s BREAK

LUXURY GETAWAY

4* BREAK BY THE LAKE

Riverhaven Log Cabins, 4*

Hodson Bay Hotel, 4*

Sheraton Athlone Hotel, 4*

Bloomfield House Hotel & Spa, 4*

Knockvicar, Boyle, Co. Roscommon

Hodson Bay, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Gleeson Street, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Belvedere, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Luxury log cabins on the shores of Lough Key.

Waterside location, award-winning cuisine & spa.

Town centre, fitness centre, spa, free parking.

Free gift, spa, leisure club, lake walks, pool.

€300 OFFER

€119pps OFFER

€139pps OFFER

€99pps OFFER

Multi-room DISCOUNT

2 nights self-catering - €300 (3 bed); €320 (4 bed) Includes linen, towels, welcome pack & 10% off local activities Family pass to Lough Key Experience

Valid March 10 to April 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 086 817 0996

www.RiverhavenSelfCatering.ie

Multi-room DISCOUNT

Over 50’s: 2B&B+2D - €119pps to €139pps Includes free hotel activities Choice of free boat trip or day trip

Multi-room DISCOUNT

2B&B+1D - €139pps m/wk or €169pps w/end Includes free hotel activities m/wk One free leisure activity

2B&B+1D - €99pps m/wk or €119pps w/end. Over 50’s m/wk: 2B&B+2D - €110pps; 3B&B+3D - €149pps Belvedere House passes & bottle of wine

Valid March 11 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 090 644 2000

TO BOOK: 090 645 1000

TO BOOK: 044 934 0894

www.HodsonBayHotel.com

www.SheratonAthloneHotel.com

www.BloomfieldHouseHotel.ie

IMPORTANT: Offer prices subject to offer availability and may not apply at certain times e.g. during special events and public holidays incl. Easter and June Holidays. ALWAYS check and confirm prices and inclusions prior to booking. Mention Discover Ireland!


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SHANNON REGION CULTURE, ACTIVITIES AND GREAT ADVENTURES The Shannon Region is bursting with opportunities for a fun‐filled break. Choose from an adventurous activity break with friends or something more relaxing with extended family taking in all of the hidden treasures of the region. You will be spoilt for choice!

Multi-room DISCOUNT For full details on Multi-Room Discounts see page 19

CLARE | LIMERICK | SOUTH OFFALY CLARE

CLARE

MUST TRY THIS!

SPRING INTO SUMMER

COSY FAMILY RETREAT

LIMERICK CITY – A YEAR OF GREAT EVENTS

The Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre, 3*

East Clare Golf Village, 3*

Ballina/Killaloe, Co. Clare

Bodyke, Co. Clare

Overlooking River Shannon, leisure centre.

Country retreat, restaurant, Wi-Fi, golf, parking.

€105pps OFFER

€78 OFFER

2B&B+1D - €105pps m/wk or €130pps w/end

M/wk: 2 nights in a 2 bed apartment (sleeps 6) - €78 Additional nights - €39 per night

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to December 20, ‘14

This is a great time to visit Limerick - designated Ireland’s first City of Culture in 2014. An exciting year-long programme of events is already underway with almost 300 different performances and exhibitions, spanning all aspects of culture and the arts, being delivered. www.LimerickCityofCulture.ie

TO BOOK: 061 376 122

TO BOOK: +44 800 358 6991

THE WONDROUS BURREN

www.LakesideHotel.ie

www.DiamondResortsandHotels.com

This time of year is particularly beautiful in The Burren National Park, Co. Clare with its lunar-like landscape of limestone rock. You will be fascinated by its geology, flora, caves, archaeology and incredible history. www.BurrenNationalPark.ie

Multi-room DISCOUNT

Breakfast pack on first nights’ stay

CLARE

CLARE

ENJOY ENNIS – GREAT BY DAY AND NIGHT 2 NIGHT ESCAPE

LUXURY OVER 55’s BREAK

Old Ground Hotel, 4*

Falls Hotel & Spa, 3*

Ennis, Co. Clare

Ennistymon, Co. Clare

Manor house, free parking, close to airport.

Historic property with spa and leisure centre.

€129pps OFFER

€175pps OFFER

M/wk: 2B&B+1D, late check-out & room upgrade (if available) - €129pps

Over 55’s m/wk: 3B&B+3D - €175pps

Aveda Gift Set & morning newspaper

No single supplement

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to May 31, ‘14

TO BOOK: 065 682 8127

TO BOOK: 065 707 1004

www.FlynnHotels.com

www.FallsHotel.ie

CLARE

CLARE

Ennis is a great destination, by day or night and has been awarded the Purple Flag accreditation – an international accolade for night-time destinations that are safe, vibrant and convivial. Visit and see why! www.VisitEnnis.com

GREAT ADVENTURES Enjoy great activities as diverse as mountain-biking in Ballyhoura, cruising on Lough Derg, power-boating on the Shannon and surfing in Co. Clare, as well as a range of specially designed walking and cycling trails throughout the region.

LIMERICK

OFFALY

LUXURY CLIFFS BREAK

FAMILY FUN BREAK

GOURMET CULTURE BREAK

SHANNON CRUISING

Sheedys Hotel & Restaurant, 4*

The Inn at Dromoland, 3*

Limerick Strand Hotel, 4*

Silver Line Cruisers,

Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare

Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare

Ennis Road, Limerick City

The Marina, Banagher, Co. Offaly

4* hotel & award-winning restaurant.

Leisure centre, kids’ club, games room, gardens.

City centre, health club, on-site car park.

Mid-Shannon luxury cruising.

€139pps OFFER

€99pps OFFER

€99pps OFFER

€450 OFFER

2B&B+1D & entry to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre for 2 - €139pps

2B&B+1D - €99pps; 3B&B+1D - €129pps Up to 2 kids, under 12, share free (2B&B+1D)

M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €99pps Located in the heart of National City of Culture

All wk: 4 nights - €450 (2 sharing Silver Stream); €550 (5-6 sharing Silver Crest)

Tea & homemade cookies on arrival

Pass to Play Inn kids’ funworld (w/ends only)

Bottle of wine with dinner; free Wi-Fi

Valid March 28 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to December 31, ‘14

Valid March 15 to May 10, ‘14

TO BOOK: 065 707 4026

TO BOOK: 061 368 161

TO BOOK: 061 421 800

TO BOOK: 057 915 1112

www.Sheedys.com

www.TheInnatDromoland.ie

www.StrandLimerick.ie

www.SilverLineCruisers.com


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DUBLIN’S DOORSTEP A THRILLING WORLD OF ACTIVITIES Organise a re‐union with friends or plan a break with family to explore Dublin’s Doorstep. Have a little flutter at a racecourse, tee off at top class golf courses, discover great bargains for brands at Kildare’s Retail Outlet Centre, explore cycling trails or visit the many amazing castles, houses and gardens. And all just a short hop from the city!

Multi-room DISCOUNT For full details on Multi-Room Discounts see page 19

KILDARE | LOUTH | MEATH | WICKLOW KILDARE

KILDARE

KILDARE’S PLEASURES

LUXURY DINING BREAK

Clanard Court Hotel, 4*

Killashee House Hotel, 4*

Dublin Road, Athy, Co. Kildare

Kilcullen Road, Naas, Co. Kildare

Luxury in the South Kildare countryside.

Luxury dining & bars, leisure centre, free Wi-Fi.

€79pps OFFER

€109pps OFFER

1B&B+1D - €79pps m/wk or €99pps w/end 2B&B+1D - €129pps m/wk or €149pps w/end

1B&B+1D (5 course), staying in deluxe room €109pps

Passes to the Irish National Stud

10% discount at Kildare Village

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 059 864 0666

TO BOOK: 045 879 277

www.ClanardCourt.ie

www.KillasheeHouse.com

KILDARE

LOUTH

SPRING SAVER BREAK

ULTIMATE FAMILY DEAL

Osprey Hotel + Spa, 4*

The d Hotel, 4*

Devoy Quarter, Naas, Co. Kildare

Marsh Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth

Family friendly, leisure centre & luxurious spa.

Town centre, free parking.

€79pps OFFER

€296 OFFER

1B&B+1D - €79pps m/wk or €95pps w/end

2B&B, one day in Funtasia Waterpark & one day in Tayto Park, for 2 adults & 2 kids sharing - €296 in total

10% discount at Kildare Village

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 045 881 111

TO BOOK: 041 987 7700

www.OspreyHotel.ie

www.ThedHotel.com

MEATH

MUST TRY THIS! THE BOYNE VALLEY TOURING OURING ROUTE Hit the open road and discover the ancient splendour of Ireland’s heritage from the Battle of the Boyne to Cúchulainn as well as the rich landscapes abundant with history and tradition. Pick up the Boyne Valley Guide and Map at your local tourist office or at www.DiscoverIreland.ie/boynevalley

DISCOVER YOUR HERITAGE Discover the 5,000-year-old passage tombs of Brú na Bóinne; visit the state-of-the-art Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre at Oldfield House; or see the St. Oliver Plunkett’s relics at St. Peter’s Church in Drogheda. It’s not all ancient history either - visit the Trim Castle Keep that played a starring role in Mel Gibson’s Braveheart; and the cool collection of classic racing cars kept by daredevil driver Gabriel Konig at the 17th-century Beaulieu House, just outside Drogheda.

BLAZE A TRAIL IN THE GARDEN COUNTY Whether it’s the splendour of the Powerscourt Estate in Enniskerry or the cottage gardens of Hunter’s Hotel in Rathnew, now is the perfect time to step out on an adventure along the Wicklow Garden Trail.

MEATH

WICKLOW

WICKLOW

BOYNE VALLEY SPRING

LUXURY 4* BREAK

LUXURY SELF-CATERING

STAY & DINE

The Cottages Seabank, 4*

Johnstown House Hotel & Spa, 4*

Avon Ri Blessington,

Glenview Hotel & Leisure Club, 4*

Bettystown, Co. Meath

Enfield, Co. Meath

Blessington, Burgage, Co. Wicklow

Glen of the Downs, Delgany, Co. Wicklow

Luxury seaside cottage with all home comforts.

4* hotel with leisure centre & Elemis Spa.

3 bedroom self-catering houses (sleeps 6).

Free use of leisure club, free parking.

€400 OFFER

€99pps OFFER

€450 OFFER

€129pps OFFER

Sun-Thu: 3B&B+1D - €99pps

5 nights m/wk - €450 per house; 7 nights - €700 Offer must be booked by May 15, ‘14

Multi-room DISCOUNT

3 nights self-catering & 1 Dinner with a bottle of bubbly - €400 for 2 sharing Welcome tea & warm homemade scones

Late check-out of 2pm

Full access to leisure centre & gym

Multi-room DISCOUNT

M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €129pps 15% off any treatment in Haven Salon

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid April 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 041 982 8104

TO BOOK: 046 954 0000

TO BOOK: 045 900 670

TO BOOK: 01 287 3399

www.Cottages-Ireland.com

www.JohnstownHouse.com

www.AvonRi.com

www.GlenviewHotel.com

IMPORTANT: Offer prices subject to offer availability and may not apply at certain times e.g. during special events and public holidays incl. Easter and June Holidays. ALWAYS check and confirm prices and inclusions prior to booking. Mention Discover Ireland!

Multi-room DISCOUNT


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NORTH WEST UNCROWDED, UNSPOILT & DELIGHTFULLY DIFFERENT A wealth of discovery awaits you in the North West including dramatic scenery, a spectacular coastline, breath‐taking walks, super surfing, cruising, great golf, top restaurants and fun‐filled festivals. Perfect for a Spring Getaway!

Multi-room DISCOUNT For full details on Multi-Room Discounts see page 19

DONEGAL | SLIGO DONEGAL

DONEGAL

DONEGAL

DONEGAL

SPRING LEISURE BREAK

COASTAL SHORT BREAKS

LUXURY M/WK BREAK

SPRING BREAK

The Holyrood Hotel, 3*

Atlantic Apartotel & Leisure Centre, 3*

Lough Eske Castle, 5*

Harvey’s Point Hotel, 4*

Main Street, Bundoran, Co. Donegal

Main Street, Bundoran, Co. Donegal

Lough Eske, Donegal Town

Lough Eske, Donegal Town

Leisure centre, Escape Spa, free parking.

Resort centre, indoor facilities, car park.

Donegal’s only 5* hotel.

Warm welcome, palatial suites & fine food.

€99pps OFFER

€90pps OFFER

€580 OFFER

€158pps OFFER

All wk: 2B&B+1D - €99pps

3 nights w/end - €90pps Includes use of leisure facilities, entertainment & parking

M/wk: 3B&B+1D in Cedars Restaurant - €580 in total for 2 sharing, staying in deluxe room Includes use of pool, fitness room & Thermal Suite

M/wk: 2B&B+1D, staying in an Executive Suite €158pps

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 23, ‘14

Valid April 14 to 24, ‘14

Valid March 10 to April 16, ‘14

TO BOOK: 071 984 1232

TO BOOK: 071 984 1205

TO BOOK: 074 972 5100

TO BOOK: 074 972 2208

www.SolisHotels.com/lougheskecastle

www.HarveysPoint.com

www.HolyroodHotel.com

www.AtlanticApartotel.ie

DONEGAL

DONEGAL

DONEGAL

DONEGAL

DONEGAL TOWN OFFERS

FOODIES DELIGHT

FREE KIDS’ ACTIVITIES

FLY & DRIVE BREAKS

The Abbey Hotel, 3*

Castle Murray House Hotel, 3*

Rockhill Holiday & Activity Park, 4*

Donegal Airport,

The Diamond, Donegal Town

St. Johns Point, Dunkineely, Co. Donegal

Kerrykeel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Kincasslagh, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Leisure facilities, free car parking, Wi-Fi.

Sea facing rooms, boutique styled bedrooms.

Mobile homes & log cabins, free activities.

Fly, drive & stay in wild ‘n’ wonderful Donegal.

€89pps OFFER

€190pps OFFER

€270 OFFER

€159pps OFFER

2B&B - €89pps m/wk or €99pps w/end

2B&B+2D - €190pps m/wk or €210pps w/end

3 nights & 4th night free - €270 (2 bed mobile home); €370 (3 bed log cabin). Contact for other rates

Return flights from Dublin, 2 days car hire & 2 nights stay with breakfast - €159pps (in a B&B); €169pps (in 3* hotel); €189pps (in 4* hotel). T&Cs apply

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 29, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 27, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 074 972 1014

TO BOOK: 074 979 7022

TO BOOK: 074 915 0012

TO BOOK: 074 954 8284

www.AbbeyHotelDonegal.com

www.CastleMurray.com

www.Rockhill.ie

www.DonegalAirport.ie

House cocktail on arrival night

SLIGO

Family activities - watersports etc. (weather dependent)

SLIGO

SLIGO

WALKING BREAK

LUXURY BREAKS

SLIGO SPRING BREAKS

Markree Castle, 3*

Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, 4*

Best Western Sligo Southern Hotel, 3*

Collooney, Co. Sligo

Ballincar, Rosses Point Road, Sligo Town

Strandhill Road, Sligo Town

Casual castle comfort.

Luxury 4* accommodation, spa, leisure centre.

Central, leisure centre, old world charm.

€139pps OFFER

€99pps OFFER

2B&B+1D - €139pps Stay m/wk & get a 3rd night (B&B) free

1B&B & a Voya Seaweed Bath - €99pps M/wk: 3B&B+3D - €149pps W/end: 2B&B+1D - €109pps

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to June 30, ‘14

Valid March 10 to May 31, ‘14

TO BOOK: 071 916 7800

TO BOOK: 071 914 0008

TO BOOK: 071 916 2101

www.MarkreeCastle.ie

www.RadissonBlu.ie/hotel-sligo

www.SligoSouthernHotel.ie

€110pps OFFER

Multi-room DISCOUNT

2B&B+1D & guided Sligo Seatrails walk - €110pps m/wk or €119pps w/end Tea & homemade biscuits

Multi-room DISCOUNT

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Explore an Island in the North West

MUST TRY THIS! EXPLORE THE COAST Take in the wonderful coastal scenery, castles, towers and ancient churches on the Inishowen Head Loop, or take a boat trip out to view Basking Sharks of all shapes and tooth sizes along the spectacular Inishowen Coastline.

SURF’S UP IN SLIGO Beaches at Strandhill and Enniscrone are great for seasoned surfers but are also perfect for learners, with lots of surf schools in the area devoted to getting you up on your feet in no time. The beach at Easkey is legendary but wherever you are along the coast you can consistently bag big waves, clean waters and great surfing.

GATHER FOR GOLF Golf is always great fun in the North West from the 1st to the 19th hole. The region boasts some brilliant golf courses, so you are never more than a short drive from a spectacular links or parkland course.

SOMETHING’S COOKING IN THE KITCHEN! Learn to cook up a storm and add a little flavour to your life with a cooking break! The Kathleen Loughrey School of Baking in Rathmullan, Co. Donegal, is the perfect option for those of you who have always wanted to master the art of bread and cake making.

SPRING

TWEET

Watch birds of prey in full flight at Eagles Flying, Ballymote, Co. Sligo. Shows at 11 & 3 from April. Pet farm too!

www.eaglesflying.com

WATCH OUT FOR THIS SYMBOL In this brochure it indicates accommodation along the Wild Atlantic Way offering special deals during Spring.

Ireland’s islands are the ideal detox to the stresses of modern living. Two of the special Islands worth visiting in the North West are Arranmore - Árainn Mhór and Tory - Toraigh. Arranmore ‐ Árainn Mhór is perfect for walking, angling, diving and birdwatching. With a population of 500 and six traditional pubs, this Irish‐speaking oasis is a lively place to visit at any time of the year. Savour the beautiful and untamed landscape, Gaelic culture, quiet country roads with abundant wildlife and turf fires. There is a marked trail leading from the sandy beach to the island's rocky summit, providing spectacular views of the glittering sea, cliffs, rock arches and the majestic mainland mountains from Glen Head to Tory Island. The crystal clear waters surrounding Arranmore provide great dive sites and sea angling opportunities, while the island's freshwater lakes are home to brown and rainbow trout. Birdwatchers will enjoy seeing fulmars and shags and climbers can tackle the steep cliffs. Tory ‐ Toraigh is perfect for traditional music, heritage and birdwatching. Located 9 miles off the coast of Donegal, Toraigh (Tory) has a small population of 140. Toraigh’s dazzling cliffs and treeless landscape are a huge creative draw, and the island is famous for its school of “primitive” artists who were encouraged by the internationally famous painter, the late Derek Hill. Gailearaí Dixon exhibits the work of island artists. You will also find historical sites including a round tower that once protected monks from Viking raids, the ruins of St Colmcille’s 6th century monastery and the intriguing Tau Cross that suggests early seafaring links to the Coptic Christians of Egypt. The island also boasts an abundance of rare bird life and wild flower species as well as a rich submarine landscape that can be explored through the local dive centre. Many of Toraigh’s ancient customs still survive, including the appointment of the island king or Rí Thoraí.

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IMPORTANT: Offer prices subject to offer availability and may not apply at certain times e.g. during special events and public holidays incl. Easter and June Holidays. ALWAYS check and confirm prices and inclusions prior to booking. Mention Discover Ireland!


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Multi-room DISCOUNT County

City/Town

Accommodation

Why not take a ‘get-together break’ around Ireland with friends? To encourage you, the offer providers in this brochure, who feature the special symbol opposite, are offering additional discounts (or extras) against multi-room bookings. You can see what is on offer below, noting that the multi-room discounts are ONLY against the offers that feature on the pages indicated below and when taken at the same time.

Multi-Room/Holiday Home offer

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WEST Galway

Carraroe

Carraroe Holiday Village, 4*

10% discount if booking 3 or more lodges

2

Galway

Clifden

Abbeyglen Castle Hotel, 4*

10% discount if booking 5 or more rooms

2

Galway

Furbo

Connemara Coast Hotel, 4*

5% discount if booking 5 or more rooms

2

Galway

Renvyle

Renvyle House Hotel, 3*

10% discount if booking 3 or more rooms

2

Mayo

Ballina

Belleek Castle Hotel, 3*

10% discount if booking 2 or more rooms

3

Mayo

Belmullet

Broadhaven Bay Hotel, 3*

10% discount if booking 3 or more rooms

3

Mayo

Swinford

The Gateway Hotel Swinford, 3*

10% discount if booking 3 or more rooms

4

Mayo

Westport

BWP Westport Woods Hotel & Spa, 3*

10% discount if booking 10 or more rooms

4

Mayo

Westport

Mill Times Hotel Westport, 3*

Group discounts available for 20+ guests (contact hotel)

4

Mayo

Westport

The Harbour Mill Apartments, 4*

10% discount if booking 3 or more apartments

3

SOUTH WEST Cork

Bantry

The Maritime Hotel, 4*

10% discount if booking 5 or more rooms

6

Cork

Carrigaline

The Carrigaline Court Hotel & Leisure Centre, 4*

10% discount if booking 3 or more rooms

5

Cork

Clonakilty

Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, 4*

10% discount if booking 3 or more rooms

5

Cork

Cork

Best Western Montenotte Hotel, 4*

10% discount if booking 3 or more rooms

6

Cork

Cork City

Hotel Isaacs and Isaacs Apartments, 3*

10% discount if booking 3 or more rooms

5

Cork

Kinsale

Trident Hotel, 4*

10% discount if booking 3 or more rooms

5

Cork

Kinsale

Blue Haven Hotel, 3*

10% discount if booking 3 or more rooms (m/wk only)

6

Cork

Skibbereen

West Cork Hotel, 3*

10% discount if booking 3 or more rooms

6

Kerry

Dingle

Dingle Skellig Hotel, 4*

10% discount if booking 3 or more rooms

5

Kerry

Dingle

Dingle Benners Hotel, 3*

10% discount if booking 10 or more rooms

6

Kerry

Kenmare

Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort, 3*

10% discount if booking 8 or more rooms

6

Kerry

Killarney

The Brehon & Angsana Spa, 4*

10% discount if booking 5 or more rooms

7

Kerry

Killarney

Travel Inn, 4*

10% discount if booking 5 or more rooms

7

Kerry

Killarney

The Heights Hotel Killarney, 3*

10% discount if booking 8 or more rooms

7

Kerry

Killarney

Killarney Lakeland Cottages, 3* & 4*

10% discount if booking 2 or more cottages

8

Kerry

Killarney

Arbutus Lodge Apartments, 3*

10% discount if booking 3 or more apartments

7

Kerry

Sneem

Parknasilla Resort & Spa, 4*

10% discount if booking 5 or more rooms

7

Kerry

Sneem

Sneem Hotel & Luxury Apartments, 4*

10% discount if booking for 10+ guests

7

Kerry

Tralee

Courtyard Cottages, 4*

10% discount if booking 3 or more cottages

8

DUBLIN Dublin

Dublin 1

North Star Hotel & Premier Suites, 4*

10% discount if booking 4 or more rooms

9

Dublin

Dublin 2

Temple Bar Hotel, 3*

10% discount if booking 3 or more rooms

9

Dublin

Dublin 9

Best Western Dublin Skylon Hotel, 3*

10% discount if booking 3 or more rooms

9

Dublin

Killiney

Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, 4*

10% discount if booking 3 or more rooms

9

SOUTH EAST Carlow

Carlow Town

Talbot Hotel Carlow, 4*

5% discount if booking 3 or more rooms (m/wk only)

12

Carlow

Tullow

Mount Wolseley Hotel, 4*

10% discount if booking 5 or more rooms

12

LAKELANDS & WATERWAYS Leitrim

Leitrim Village

Leitrim Quay House & Boat Rental, 4*

10% discount if booking 3 or more houses

13

Offaly

Tullamore

Tullamore Court Hotel, 4*

One complimentary room upgrade if booking for 10+ guests

13

Roscommon

Boyle

Riverhaven Log Cabins, 4*

10% discount if booking 2 or more cabins

14

Westmeath

Athlone

Hodson Bay Hotel, 4*

10% discount if booking 10 or more rooms

14

Westmeath

Athlone

Sheraton Athlone Hotel, 4*

10% discount if booking 5 or more rooms

14

Bodyke

East Clare Golf Village, 3*

10% discount if booking 3 or more apartments (by phone)

15

SHANNON Clare

DUBLIN’S DOORSTEP Meath

Bettystown

The Cottages Seabank, 4*

10% discount if booking 2 or more rooms (within same cottage)

16

Wicklow

Burgage

Avon Ri Blessington

10% discount if booking 3 or more houses

16

Wicklow

Delgany

Glenview Hotel & Leisure Club, 4*

10% discount if booking 3 or more rooms

16

NORTH WEST Donegal

Letterkenny

Donegal Airport

Group discounts available (contact airport)

17

Sligo

Collooney

Markree Castle, 3*

10% discount if booking 6 or more rooms

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The Wild Atlantic Way. Coming Soon.

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FESTIVALS & EVENTS TREAT YOURSELF TO A FESTIVAL BREAK Make the most of your break away! There are lots of exciting festivals to be enjoyed all around Ireland. These are just a few of them. For full listings, check out www.DiscoverIreland.ie/whats‐on

FOR FOOD LOVERS

CULTURE, HERITAGE & MORE

SOME TASTY EVENTS... Apr 10-13

www.westwaterfordfestivaloffood.com

Kinsale All Ireland Chowder Cook-Off

Apr 12-13

www.kinsalerestaurants.com

Galway Food Festival

Apr 17-21

www.galwayfoodfestival.com

Dublin Bay Prawn Festival, Howth

Apr 25-27

www.dublinbayprawnfestival.com

GUARANTEED TO ENTERTAIN Limerick City of Culture

Jan 1-Dec 31

www.limerickcityofculture.ie

Waterford 1100

Jan 1-Dec 31

www.waterford1100.com

Jan 1-Dec 31

www.brianborumillennium.ie

Roscommon Lamb Festival

Apr 30May 5

www.roscommonlambfestival.com

Brian Boru Millennium

www.feilenabealtaine.ie

May 2-4

www.connemaramusselfestival.com

Feile Na Bealtaine Arts Festival, Dingle

May 1-5

Connemara Mussel Festival, Tullycross, Renvyle

Riverfest, Limerick

May 2-5

www.riverfest.ie

The Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food & Wine

May 16-18

www.litfest.ie

International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival

May 5-18

www.gaytheatre.ie

Burren Slow Food Festival, Lisdoonvarna

May 23-25

www.slowfoodclare.com

Bloom, Dublin

May 29-Jun 2

www.bloominthepark.com

www.foynesfestival.com

Sky Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, Kilkenny

May 29-Jun 2

www.thecatlaughs.com

Cork Midsummer Festival

Jun (dates tbc)

www.corkmidsummer.com

Carlow Arts Festival Éigse 2014

Jun 6-15

www.eigsecarlow.ie

WicKID Waterford

Jun 20-22

www.waterford1100.com

Foynes Irish Coffee Festival

May 30Jun 1

Dunmore East Festival of Food, Jun 20-22 www.discoverdunmore.com Fish & Fun (tbc) Westport Festival of Music and Food

Jun 28-29

www.westportfestival.com

THE BRIAN BORU MILLENNIUM JANUARY - DECEMBER 2014

The story of Brian Boru, his life, his triumph and tragic death at Clontarf in 1014 has captured the imagination of generations of Irish people. Now, to commemorate his time, there is a national programme of events centred on four key locations with links to Brian’s life - Killaloe in Co. Clare, Brian’s birthplace and seat of Brian Boru’s High Kingship; Cashel in Co.Tipperary where Brian was crowned High King of Ireland; Clontarf in Dublin where Brian died, and Armagh, where Brian is buried. The wide range of events includes the largest Viking living history village and battle re-enactment ever staged in these islands. See www.BrianBoruMillennium.ie IMPORTANT: Event dates and details can be subject to change. It is always advisable to check the details in advance of travelling.

Finbarr O’Connor, Illustrator. Reproduced by kind permission of An Post ©

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THE GREAT OUTDOORS

JANUARY - DECEMBER 2014

Limerick is Ireland’s first National City of Culture 2014 and will this year be celebrating by staging a wonderful array of contemporary and traditional events to appeal to all ages. Almost 300 different performances and exhibitions, spanning all aspects of culture and the arts, will be delivered by leading international, national and local acts. Themes include History & Heritage; People & Places; Visual Art; Music; Secret Limerick; Film; Food; Fashion & Craft; Na Leanaí; New Generation; Architecture; Literature & the Spoken Word; and Sport. 2014 is the perfect time to enjoy Limerick. Visit www.LimerickCityofCulture.ie

WATCH ON OR JOIN IN!

MOVE TO THE MUSIC

Loop Head Walking Festival

May 2-5

www.loophead.ie

Slieve Bloom Walking Festival

May 2-5

www.slievebloom.ie

Cavan Walking Festival

May 2-11

www.thisiscavan.ie

The Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run

May 4

www.greatlimerickrun.com

Giro d'Italia Cycling Race, Dublin stage-end

May 11

www.girostart2014.com

Ocean to City - Cork's Maritime Festival

May 28Jun 2 (tbc)

www.oceantocity.com

Glen of Aherlow Walking Festival

May 30Jun 2

www.aherlow.com

Ireland Bikefest, Killarney

May 30Jun 2

www.irelandbikefest.com

Flora Women's Mini Marathon, Dublin

Jun 2

www.florawomensminimarathon.ie

Irish Open (Golf), Fota Island

Jun 19-22

www.irishopen.ie

Donegal International Rally Ireland

Jun 20-22

www.donegalrally.ie

Wexford Maritime Festival

Jun 27-29

www.wexfordmaritimefestival.ie

GREAT GIGS & SESSIONS

SEE THE GIRO D’ITALIA IN DUBLIN

Phase One Festival, Carrick-on-Shannon

Apr 19-20

www.phaseonefestival.com

60th Cork International Choral Festival

Apr 30May 4

www.corkchoral.ie

Fleadh by the Feale, Abbeyfeale

May 1-5

www.fleadhbythefeale.com

Bray Jazz Festival

May 2-4

www.brayjazz.com

Smithwick's Kilkenny Roots Festival

May 2-5

www.kilkennyroots.com

Cup of Tae Festival, Ardara

May 2-5

www.cupoftaefestival.com

Fleadh Nua, Ennis

May 18-26 www.fleadhnua.com

Lismore Music Festival

May 19Jun 1

Dublin City Soul Festival

May 24-25 www.soul.ie

Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival, Ballyshannon

May 29Jun 1

www.rorygallagherfestival.com

Limerick Sings International Choral Festival

May 30Jun 2

www.limericksings.com

The 8th Westport Folk & Bluegrass Festival

Jun 13-15

www.westportfolkandbluegrass.com

International Gospel Choir Festival, Kilkenny

Jun 13-15

www.kilkennygospelchoirfestival.com

Rosses Point Shanty Festival

Jun 13-15

www.rossespointshanty.com

Galway Sessions

Jun 16-23

www.galwaysessions.com

Drogheda Samba Festival

Jun 27-29

www.droghedasamba.com

Sea Sessions Surf & Music Festival, Bundoran

Jun 27-29

www.seasessions.com

MAY 11, 2014

One of the world’s greatest cycling events is coming to Dublin. The famous Giro d’Italia, first organised in 1909, will stage its ‘Grande Partenza’ - the Big Start - in Belfast on May 9. The race then follows a route which will see it arrive in Dublin on May 11 with a spectacular stage finish in Dublin city centre. The Giro d’Italia’s arrival in Dublin will be celebrated with a host of special events in the run up to the arrival of over 200 of the world’s top professional cyclists. Don’t miss it! Check out the Belfast-Dublin route on www.GiroStart2014.com

www.lismoremusicfestival.com

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FESTIVALS & EVENTS Continued from page 22

TREAT YOURSELF TO A FESTIVAL BREAK

FILM & LITERATURE

STIR YOUR SOUL

HORSE RACING & SHOWS

GREAT DAYS OUT

Dublin: One City, One Book Festival

Apr 1-30

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie

Racing Home For Easter Festival 2014, Mallow

Apr 19-21

www.racinghomeforeaster.ie

Franco-Irish Literary Festival, Dublin

Apr 4-6

www.francoirishliteraryfestival.com

Easter Festival and Irish Grand National, Fairyhouse

Apr 20-21

www.fairyhouse.ie

Cúirt International Festival of Literature, Galway

Apr 8-13

www.cuirt.ie

Punchestown Festival

Apr 29May 3

www.punchestown.ie

Cork World Book Fest

Killarney's May Racing Festival

Apr 22-26 www.constantreader.ie

May 11-13

www.killarneyraces.ie

National Hunt Racing, Limerick

May 18

www.limerickraces.ie

Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival, Schull

May 21-25

www.fastnetshortfilmfestival.com

Guineas Spring Festival Racing, The Curragh

May 24-25

www.curragh.ie

Listowel Writers' Week Literary Festival

May 28Jun 1

www.writersweek.ie

Tattersalls International Horse Trials & Country Fair, Ratoath

May 28Jun 1

www.tattshorsetrials.ie

Mullingar Country Fayre & International Horse Festival

May 30Jun 2

www.mullingarequestrian.com

Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival, The Curragh

Jun 27-29

www.curragh.ie

CELEBRATE WATERFORD 1100 JANUARY - DECEMBER 2014

During 2014, Waterford City will celebrate 1100 years since its foundation by Vikings in 914 AD. To celebrate, Ireland’s oldest city has prepared a year-long programme of cultural activities and specials events which, when combined with its regular calendar of exciting festivals, makes it a very special year to take a break in Waterford. See www.Waterford1100.com

For a full listing of festivals and events check out

www.DiscoverIreland.ie/whats-on and discover the possibilities.


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