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2014

GREAT SUMMER OFFERS AND FUN HOLIDAY IDEAS

Kids FREE & SummerSaver Deals DISCOVERIRELAND.IE/SPECIALOFFERS

GREAT

R E M M SU S ! DEAL


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R E M SUM S ! DEAL IT’S SUMMER. THE KIDS ARE OFF. THE WEATHER IS GREAT. IT’S A BRILLIANT TIME TO TAKE A FAMILY BREAK AROUND IRELAND. TO HELP YOU CHOOSE WHERE TO GO, WE’VE PACKED THIS BROCHURE WITH GREAT VALUE FAMILY OFFERS AND GREAT ’MUST TRY THIS’ TIPS. CHECK THEM OUT.

YOUR BREAK FINDER SOUTH WEST

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SHANNON

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LAKELANDS & WATERWAYS 09 SOUTH EAST

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NORTH WEST

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DUBLIN

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DUBLIN’S DOORSTEP

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Caravan & Camping Offers

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Festivals & Events

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GALWAY NORTH OFFALY

KILDARE STH OFFALY

BREAKS ADVICE

WICKLOW

LAOIS

CLARE NORTH TIPPERARY CARLOW

ALWAYS CHECK THE OFFER DETAILS You should always check and confirm the special offer details with the accommodation/activity providers you are interested in booking with, prior to your booking. This is particularly important, as space limitations in this brochure have meant that the featured providers have not always been able to detail their offers to the fullest extent. Checking prices, details and inclusions directly with the providers will help you to ensure that you have a full understanding of the offer. CHILDREN, INCLUSIONS & SHARING: You should particularly check arrangements in relation to children e.g. the number of children that can be accommodated when sharing; any child age limits in order to avail of the offer; details of how the family will be accommodated - including room size and bed arrangements; what are the free inclusions - if any; what are the meal costs, inclusions and dining arrangements; and the times, details and costs of kids’ clubs and activities, if these are on offer. Throughout this brochure terms such as ‘kids stay free’ and ‘children sharing’ are frequently used. Different accommodation have different policies on sharing and inclusions (the number of children, the ages of children and what’s included in ‘free’). Generally, ‘Kids stay Free’ means sharing the same room with two adults, and the offer is normally priced on this basis. In some cases ‘staying free’ may be ‘room only’ or ‘B&B’ or ‘B&B+D’. The offers in this brochure highlight inclusions in as far as is possible, but it is ALWAYS advisable to check the details with the provider of interest to you before confirming your booking.

LIMERICK

KERRY

SOUTH TIPPERARY

KILKENNY WEXFORD

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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SOUTH WEST BRILLIANT SUMMER FUN Cork and Kerry are the perfect natural holiday playground for families. Discover the Wild Atlantic Way, the buzz of Cork City, spectacular landscapes, sandy beaches, national parks and more. Enjoy great attractions, sealife centres, pet farms, wildlife parks, caves, coves, cliffs and castles. For exhilarating activities try surfing, sailing or horse riding.

Always check offer with the accommodation prior to booking (see page 1)

CORK | KERRY KERRY

KERRY

KERRY

KERRY

SEASIDE RESORT BREAK

BEACH & FAMILY FUN

SUMMER FAMILY BREAK

5* FAMILY GETAWAY

Harty Costello Guesthouse, 4*

Derrynane Hotel & Holiday Homes, 3*

Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort, 3*

The Dunloe, 5*

Main Street, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry

Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry

Sneem Road, Kenmare, Co. Kerry

Killarney, Co. Kerry

Central location with bar, bistro, restaurant.

Family friendly, beaches nearby.

Leisure centre, kids’ club, kids’ playground.

Free horse riding, fishing, tennis & kids’ club.

€120pps OFFER

€499 OFFER

€119pps OFFER

€784 OFFER

2B&B+1D - €120pps

5B&B for 2 adults & 2 kids - €499 in total Ocean view rooms available (at supplement)

M/wk: 2B&B - €119pps Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B)

3B&B+1D for 2 adults & 3B&B for up to 3 kids sharing, plus a Gap of Dunloe carriage ride for all the family - €784 in total

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 30, ‘14

Valid June 1 to September 30, ‘14

Valid June 1 to September 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 068 271 29

TO BOOK: 066 947 5136

TO BOOK: 064 667 9300

TO BOOK: 064 664 4111

www.HartyCostello.com

www.Derrynane.com

www.KenmareBayHotel.com

www.TheDunloe.com

KERRY

KERRY

KERRY

KERRY

LAKE CRUISE PACKAGE

SUMMER FAMILY BREAKS

FAMILY FUN BREAKS

FAMILY PACKAGE

The Brehon Hotel & Angsana Spa, 4*

The Malton, 4*

Travel Inn, 4*

Castlerosse Hotel & Holiday Homes, 3*

Muckross Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Killarney Town Centre, Co. Kerry

Fossa, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Lower Lake, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Relaxation time in the Vitality Suite.

Kids’ playroom, gardens, 15m pool, free Wi-Fi.

Family suites, outdoor play-set, bar & restaurant.

20m pool, kids’ club, entertainment nightly.

€185pps OFFER

€510 OFFER

€149pps OFFER

€495 OFFER

2B&B+1D, a cruise on the Lakes, a Cocktail in the Brehon Bar & a complimentary upgrade to Superior Deluxe Room (if available) - €185pps

2B&B+1D & a family activity for 2 adults & 2 kids €510 in total m/wk or €590 w/end

3B&B+1D m/wk or 2B&B+1D w/end - €149pps Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (room only)

3B&B+3D for 2 adults & 2 kids sharing - €495 in total. Get an extra adjacent room for €60 per night

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid July 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid July 1 to August 31, ‘14

TO BOOK: 064 663 0700

TO BOOK: 064 663 8000

TO BOOK: 064 662 3600

TO BOOK: 1850 770 000

www.TheBrehon.com

www.TheMalton.com

www.TravelInn.ie

www.Castlerosse.ie

KERRY

KERRY

KERRY

FUN FOR ALL AGES

SEE FOR YOURSELF

FAMILY FRIENDLY

The Gleneagle Hotel & Apartments, 3*

The Heights Hotel Killarney, 3*

Holiday Inn Killarney, 3*

Muckross Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Cork Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Muckross Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Family hotel with free nightly entertainment.

Family run, free parking, great food & bar.

Popular family hotel within easy reach of town.

€129 OFFER

€125pps OFFER

€289 OFFER

1B&B for 2 sharing - €129 in total. 2B&B+1D for 2 sharing - €298 in total. Kids, under 16, €15-€20 per night B&B; under 3’s free

2B&B+1D - €125pps m/wk or €145pps w/end Includes glass of wine with dinner (m/wk only) Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (room only)

M/wk: 2B&B+1D, kids’ milk & cookies each night & an in-house kids’ movie, for 2 adults & up to 2 kids sharing - €289 in total

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid July 1 to September 30, ‘14

Valid June 2 to August 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 064 667 1550

TO BOOK: 064 663 1158

TO BOOK: 064 663 3000

www.GleneagleHotel.com

www.KillarneyHeights.ie

www.HolidayInnKillarney.com

IMPORTANT: Offer prices subject to offer availability and may not apply at certain times e.g. during special events and public holidays. ALWAYS check and confirm prices and inclusions prior to booking. ‘Kids Stay Free’ generally means sharing the same room with two adults and the offer is normally priced on this basis (see page 1).

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SOUTH WEST Continued from page 02

BRILLIANT SUMMER FUN

Always check offer with the accommodation prior to booking (see page 1)

CORK | KERRY KERRY

KERRY

KERRY

KERRY

SUMMER BREAK

FAMILY VALUE OFFERS

FAMILY VALUE BREAK

FAMILY HOLIDAY

Arbutus Lodge Apartments, 3*

Sneem Hotel & Luxury Apartments, 4*

Coisceim Village, 4*

Courtyard Cottages, 4*

Aghadoe, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Goldens Cove, Sneem, Co. Kerry

Tralee, Co. Kerry

Blennerville, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Cosy self-catering apartments in scenic location.

Ring of Kerry, waterfront, kayaks, bikes.

Family friendly, 4 bed homes (sleep 8). All ensuite.

Beautifully restored cottages in courtyard.

€230 OFFER

€139pps OFFER

€250 OFFER

€450 OFFER

Jun: 7 nights - €230 (1 bed); €320 (2 bed) Jul-Aug: 7 nights - €350 (1 bed); €450 (2 bed) Contact us for short breaks and other deals

2B&B+1D - €139pps m/wk or €179pps w/end. M/wk: 4 nights self-catering (sleeps 4-6) - €520.

3 nights - €250 (Jun); €350 (Jul) 7 nights - €400 (Jun); €500 (Jul); €600 (Aug)

7 nights in a 2 bed cottage (sleeps 4-5) - €450 (Jun); €650 (Jul-Aug)

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid July 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 2 to August 10, ’14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

TO BOOK: 087 659 2991

TO BOOK: 064 667 5100

TO BOOK: 087 686 5551

TO BOOK: 066 712 4494

www.ArbutusLodge.ie

www.SneemHotel.com

www.CoisceimVillage.com

www.CountyKerryHolidays.com

Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B) on hotel offer

CORK

CORK

CORK

CORK

FAMILY BREAKS

CLONAKILTY HAVEN

LUXURY SUMMER BREAKS

COSY CITY BREAK

Carrigaline Court Hotel & Leisure Centre, 4*

Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens, 3*

Maryborough Hotel & Spa, 4*

The Montenotte Hotel, 4*

Clonakilty, Co. Cork

Douglas, Cork

Middle Glanmire Road, Montenotte, Cork

Carrigaline, Co. Cork

Your Victorian house with gardens in West Cork.

Exquisite gardens, Wi-Fi, leisure club & spa.

Leisure centre, free parking.

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

€79pps OFFER

€155pps OFFER

€75pps OFFER

M/wk: 2B&B - €79pps; 2B&B+1D - €129pps; 3B&B - €119pps Under 3’s free

2B&B+1D - €155pps On-site pet farm, crazy golf, kids’ games & more

M/wk: 2B&B - €75pps; 2B&B+1D - €95pps

Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B)

Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B)

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 021 485 2100

TO BOOK: 023 883 3258

TO BOOK: 021 436 5555

TO BOOK: 021 453 0050

www.FernhillHouseHotel.com

www.Maryborough.com

www.TheMontenotteHotel.com

€260 OFFER 2B&B+1D for 2 adults & 2 kids, under 12, sharing - €260 in total

www.CarrigCourt.com

CORK

CORK

CORK

CORK

FAMILY SUMMER BREAK

2014 IRISH OPEN HOST

WEST CORK HOLIDAY

KINSALE BREAK AWAY

Maldron Hotel & Leisure Centre Cork, 3*

Fota Island Resort, 5*

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

Blue Haven Hotel, 3*

John Redmond Street, Cork City

Fota Island, Co. Cork

The Harbour, Goleen, Co. Cork

3-4 Pearse Street, Kinsale, Co. Cork

City centre, kids’ club, leisure centre, Wi-Fi.

27 hole golf course, private island & luxury spa.

Award-winning accommodation & food. Free Wi-Fi.

Town centre, cafe, bar, bistro, restaurant.

€269 OFFER

€397 OFFER

€65pps OFFER

€105pps OFFER

2B&B & a choice of a family Dinner or a family pass to Fota Wildlife Park for 2 adults & 2 kids sharing - €269 in total m/wk or €289 w/end

1B&B, a golf lesson each and a ‘Triple Treat’ spa treatment each - €397 in total m/wk or €419 w/end Rate based on 2 sharing

All wk: 1B&B+1D (3 course house menu) - €65pps Kids, aged 13-15, €10 per night; aged 5-12 €5 per night; under 5’s free

Jun: 2B&B+1D - €105pps m/wk or €130pps w/end Jul-Sept: 2B&B+1D - €130pps m/wk or €170pps w/end. Book 3 rooms & get 10% off the 4th room

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 22 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to September 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 021 452 9200

TO BOOK: 021 488 3700

TO BOOK: 028 352 25

TO BOOK: 021 477 2209

www.MaldronHotelCork.com

www.FotaIsland.ie

www.HeronsCove.com

www.BlueHavenKinsale.com


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KERRY

KILLARNEY STAYCATION

SUMMER IN MUCKROSS

Scotts Hotel Killarney, 3*

Killarney Lakeland Cottages, 3* & 4*

Scotts Street, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Muckross, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Town centre, free parking, live music.

Cottages on farm, neighbouring National Park.

€145pps OFFER

€360 OFFER

2B&B+1D- €145pps m/wk or €165pps w/end Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (room only)

3-4 nights m/wk - €360 in 3*; €420 in 4* 2-3 nights w/end - €380 in 3*; €455 in 4* 7 nights - €655 in 3*; €755 in 4*

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

TO BOOK: 064 663 1060

TO BOOK: 064 663 3290

www.ScottsHotelKillarney.com

www.KillarneyCottages.com

CORK

MUST TRY THIS! TAKE A BOAT TRIP

CORK

Hit the high seas of the Wild Atlantic Way on a boat trip! Travel out to see Fungie on Dingle Bay or explore Kenmare Bay. Take a trip to discover the islands of Skellig Michael, the Blasket Island, Cape Clear or Garnish Island.

BEACH LAZE OR STAR GAZE Take to a beautiful sandy beach at Ballybunion, Ballyheigue or Banna. Enjoy surfing at Barleycove Beach or Brandon Bay. Go star gazing from Ireland’s only Dark Sky reserve in South Kerry.

LITTLE MONKEY BREAK

FAMILY FUN BREAK

Garryvoe Hotel & Health Club, 4*

The Maritime Hotel, 4*

Ballycotton Bay, Co. Cork

The Quay, Bantry, Co. Cork

Beachside, family friendly hotel with pool.

Family suites with leisure centre & kids’ club.

€570 OFFER

€338 OFFER

M/wk: 3B&B+1D, a Family Pass to Fota Wildlife & a packed lunch for 2 adults & 2 kids, under 12, sharing - €570 in total

2B&B+1D for 2 adults & 2 kids sharing a 1 Bedroom Suite - €338 in total m/wk or €378 w/end

Valid June 1 to September 30, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

TO BOOK: 021 464 6718

TO BOOK: 027 547 00

www.GarryvoeHotel.com

www.TheMaritime.ie

CORK

A SKY GARDEN AND NEW LABYRINTH Visit the famous Sky Garden beside the Museum café in Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork City. It has been elevated as a viewing platform over the River Lee. Elsewhere, Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral opens a new 5 circuited Chartres type outdoor labyrinth in June.

WILD FAMILY FUN CORK

Visit Fota Wildlife Park. Its new Tropical House includes amphibians, butterflies, reptiles and fish. During the summer a new Asian Sanctuary opens and will be home to Sumatran Tigers! Or, see the wildlife at Ireland’s largest and oldest National Park in Killarney.

CORK CITY BREAKAWAY

IMPERIAL EXPERIENCE

TICKLE YOUR TASTEBUDS

Clarion Hotel Cork, 4*

Imperial Hotel, 4*

Lapps Quay, Cork City

South Mall, Cork City

City centre, leisure centre, kids’ club.

Great food, spa, city centre location, Wi-Fi.

€75pps OFFER

€199pps OFFER

1B&B+1D - €75pps

3B&B+1D, lunch, Afternoon Tea, a bus tour & chocolates - €199pps m/wk or €259pps w/end

Cork and Kerry are famous for great food from Ballymaloe and Kinsale Good Food, to fine chocolatiers like Skellig Chocolates and Lorge Chocolates. You will also discover fine artisan foods at farmers markets, at the Kenmare Food Carnival or the inaugural Cork Food Festival, taking place in June.

Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (room only)

Valid July 17 to August 31, ‘14

Valid July 1 to August 31, ‘14

TO BOOK: 021 422 4948

TO BOOK: 021 427 4040

www.ClarionHotelCorkCity.com

www.FlynnHotels.com

CORK

CORK

CORK

CORK

FREE WAKEBOARDING

WEST CORK GETAWAY

FAMILY BEACHSIDE FUN

FAMILY FUN HOLIDAY

Ballyhass Lakes Mallow, 4*

West Cork Hotel, 3*

Quality Hotel Youghal, 3*

Carleton Village, 4*

Cecilstown, Mallow, Co. Cork

Skibbereen, Co. Cork

Redbarn Beach, Youghal, Co. Cork

Youghal, Co. Cork

4* self-catering on 40 acres, with lakes.

Riverside, town centre, bar/restaurant, live music.

Free leisure centre & vouchers for food & drinks.

Outdoor heated pool, tennis court, playground.

€399 OFFER

€139pps OFFER

€250 OFFER

€175pps OFFER

7 nights in a 3 bed house (sleeps 5) including free wakeboarding instruction (a €50pp value) for each guest (suitable for age 10+) - €399 (Jun); €499 (Jul-Aug)

2B&B+1D - €139pps m/wk or €149pps w/end 3B&B+1D - €165pps m/wk or €175pps w/end

7 nights in a 2 bedroom villa - €175pps Rate based on 4 sharing

Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B)

3 nights self-catering in a 2 bedroom apartment suite (with sitting room & kitchenette) for 2 adults & up to 3 kids sharing - €250

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to 30, ‘14

Valid July 5 to August 23, ‘14

TO BOOK: 022 277 73

TO BOOK: 028 223 33

TO BOOK: 024 930 50

TO BOOK: 087 667 0628

www.BallyhassLakes.ie

www.WestCorkHotel.com

www.QualityHotelYoughal.com

www.Carleton.ie

IMPORTANT: Offer prices subject to offer availability and may not apply at certain times e.g. during special events and public holidays. ALWAYS check and confirm prices and inclusions prior to booking. ‘Kids Stay Free’ generally means sharing the same room with two adults and the offer is normally priced on this basis (see page 1).


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WEST FAMILY FUN AND THRILLING ACTIVITIES The West is perfect for family breaks. Enjoy amazing beaches, top visitor attractions, great family festivals and thrilling activities. Explore the West’s unique culture, islands and artisan food. There’s something for everyone in the West!

Always check offer with the accommodation prior to booking (see page 1)

GALWAY | MAYO MAYO

MAYO

MAYO

MAYO

CASTLE GETAWAY 4 FOR 3

FAMILY SUMMER BREAK

SEASIDE FAMILY BREAK

SUMMER SAVER

Belleek Castle Hotel, 3*

Breaffy House Resort, 3*

Mulranny Park Hotel, 4*

The Gateway Hotel Swinford, 3*

Garrankeel, Ballina, Co. Mayo

Breaffy, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Mulranny, Co. Mayo

Main Street, Swinford, Co. Mayo

Genuine castle hotel, award-winning restaurant.

Leisure centre & spa, kids’ club, free parking.

Pool, kids’ club. Only hotel on the Greenway.

Friendly town, free Wi-Fi, ideal for touring.

€480 OFFER

€328 OFFER

€699 OFFER

€129pps OFFER

4B&B for the price of 3 & free upgrade to Superior room (if available) - €480 in total Rate based on 2 sharing a standard room

3B&B+1D for 2 adults & 2 kids, under 16 €328 to €408 in total

M/wk: 3B&B+2D for 2 adults & 2 kids, under 12, staying in a 2 bedroom sea-view apartment €699 in total

3B&B+1D & late check-out of 2pm - €129pps m/wk or €139pps w/end

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid July 18 to August 24, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

TO BOOK: 096 224 00

TO BOOK: 094 902 2033

TO BOOK: 098 360 00

TO BOOK: 094 925 2156

www.BelleekCastle.com

www.BreaffyHouseResort.com

www.MulrannyParkHotel.ie

www.GatewaySwinford.com

MAYO

MAYO

Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (room only)

MAYO

MAYO

SUMMER MIDWEEK

SUMMER MIDWEEK

GO!KIDS! FAMILY FUN

WINE, DINE & UNWIND

Westport Coast Hotel, 4*

Westport Plaza Hotel, 4*

BWP Westport Woods Hotel, 3*

Mill Times Hotel Westport, 3*

The Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo

Castlebar Street, Westport, Co. Mayo

Quay Road, Westport, Co. Mayo

Mill Street, Westport, Co. Mayo

Westport’s only waterfront hotel.

Town centre, spa & leisure.

Free go!kids! club, swimming pool, playground.

Central & welcoming with a Cead Mile Failte.

€125pps OFFER

€155pps OFFER

€335 OFFER

€109pps OFFER

M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €125pps Available selected dates only

M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €155pps Available selected dates only

2B&B+2D for 2 adults & up to 2 kids, under 12 €335 in total

M/wk: 2B&B+1D & a bottle of wine per double room - €109pps to €149pps

Valid June 30 to August 29, ‘14

Valid June 30 to August 29, ‘14

Valid June 30 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 2 to September 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 098 550 88

TO BOOK: 098 550 88

TO BOOK: 098 258 11

TO BOOK: 098 292 00

www.WestportCoastHotel.ie

www.WestportPlazaHotel.ie

www.WestportWoodsHotel.com

www.MillTimesHotel.ie

Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (room only)

MAYO

GALWAY

GALWAY

GALWAY

LIGHTHOUSE LUXURY

SUMMER FAMILY FUN

LUXURY CASTLE BREAKS

GREAT FAMILY BREAKS

Clare Island Lighthouse,

The Twelve Hotel, 4*

Abbeyglen Castle Hotel, 4*

Clifden Station House, 3*

Clare Island, Clew Bay, Westport, Co. Mayo

Coast Road, Barna, Co. Galway

Sky Road, Clifden, Co. Galway

Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway

Island lighthouse on the Wild Atlantic Way.

The perfect family package with fun included!

4* castle hotel with beauty/relaxation centre.

Free parking, theatre, leisure centre, Renew Spa.

€200pps OFFER

€539 OFFER

€199pps OFFER

€149pps OFFER

Sun: 1B&B+1D - €200pps Wed-Thu: 2B&B+2D - €400pps

2B&B+1D, a Pizza Class & a visit to a local attraction for 2 adults & 2 kids sharing in a Marvellous Family Suite - €539 in total

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

M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €149pps

Valid June 1 to October 23, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to September 30, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

TO BOOK: 087 668 9758

TO BOOK: 091 597 000

TO BOOK: 095 212 01/1850 357 035

TO BOOK: 095 216 99

www.ClareIslandLightHouse.com

www.TheTwelveHotel.ie

www.Abbeyglen.ie

www.ClifdenStationHouse.com

Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B)


06 6 MAYO

MAYO

ACHILL BREAKAWAY

LUXURY FAMILY LODGES

Keel Holiday Cottages, 3* & 4*

Mount Falcon Estate, 4*

Keel, Achill Island, Co. Mayo

Foxford Road, Ballina, Co. Mayo

On Wild Atlantic Way. Near beach & water sports.

Enjoy a family escape to Mayo this Summer.

€260 OFFER

€650 OFFER

7 nights - €410 to €450 in 3*; €540 to €550 in 4* 3 nights w/end - €260 in 3*; €290 in 4* 3* sleeps 4-5; 4* sleeps 6

3 nights in 3 bedroom self-catering lodge (sleeps 6) - €650; 5 nights €850

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1, ’14 to January 1, ‘15

TO BOOK: 094 903 2054

TO BOOK: 096 744 72

www.MayoHolidays.com

www.MountFalcon.com

BEACHES AND ISLANDS

MAYO

MAYO

SUMMER MIDWEEK

JUNE FAMILY HOLIDAYS

Castlecourt Hotel, 4*

Hotel Westport, 4*

Castlebar Street, Westport, Co. Mayo

Newport Road, Westport, Co. Mayo

Town centre, spa & leisure.

AA Courtesy & Care Hotel of the Year 2013.

€135pps OFFER

€499 OFFER

M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €135pps Available selected dates only

3B&B+1D, Panda Kids’ Club & a family day pass to Westport House for 2 adults & 2 kids, under 12 €499 in total

Valid June 30 to August 29, ‘14

Valid June 1 to July 4, ‘14

TO BOOK: 098 550 88

TO BOOK: 098 251 22

www.CastlecourtHotel.ie

www.HotelWestport.ie

MAYO

MAYO

FAMILY SUMMER STAY

SUMMER MIDWEEK OFFER

The 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.

Close to Westport House, beaches and activities.

€140 OFFER

€469 OFFER

M/wk: 1B&B for 2 adults & 2 kids, under 12 - €140 in total Offer can be booked for multiple nights

M/wk: 4 nights self-catering in a 2 bedroom Courtyard apartment (sleeps 4) - €469

Valid July 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 30 to August 29, ‘14

TO BOOK: 098 25027

TO BOOK: 098 285 55

www.WyattHotel.com

www.TheHarbourMill.com

GALWAY

MUST TRY THIS!

Discover hundreds of kilometres of coastline and great beaches along the Wild Atlantic and enjoy breath-taking land and seascapes. Visit the West’s islands, paddle the pristine waters or take a sunset deep-sea fishing trip.

FOOD AND FRESH AIR Cycle the Great Western Greenway between Achill and Westport and discover the Gourmet Greenway. Check out the variety of artisan restaurants in Galway City. Camp with the kids at Westport Festival of Music and Food (Jun 28-29).

FANTASTIC FAMILY ADVENTURES Enjoy looped walks, cycling, sailing, kayaking, abseiling, surfing, scuba diving, horse riding... and many more great activities. Explore the children’s furniture trail at Kylemore Abbey and Garden and stop at the Gothic church for a lunchtime concert.

CURIOUS ABOUT CULTURE IN MAYO Experience one of the most beautiful coastal routes in Ireland. Begin in Louisburgh village surrounded by blue flag beaches and admire the stunning views of Atlantic waters, once the territory of Granuaile, “the Pirate Queen”.

WILD ABOUT CONNEMARA Discover Connemara’s wild beauty, traditional culture, offshore islands, great outdoors and its National Park where red deer and Connemara ponies roam beneath the mighty Twelve Bens.

GALWAY

GALWAY

FAMILY PACKAGE

FAMILY ADVENTURE

FAMILY SEASIDE BREAK

Connemara Coast Hotel, 4*

Delphi Adventure Resort, 4*

Renvyle House Hotel, 3*

Furbo, Connemara, Co. Galway

Leenane, Connemara, Co. Galway

Renvyle, Connemara, Co. Galway

Resort hotel with leisure centre & kids’ club.

Family fun on Killary Ford on the West Coast.

Family hotel, kids’ club, beach, outdoor pool.

€760 OFFER

€297pps OFFER

€850 OFFER

M/wk: 3B&B+2D for 2 adults & 2 kids, staying in interconnecting rooms - €760 in total Free kids’ club (Jul-Aug) for ages 5+

3B&B with a full day of adventure activities - €297 per adult and €155 per child sharing. (Activities include surfing, kayaking, archery, rock climbing etc.)

3B&B+2D for 2 adults & 3B&B+3 kids’ evening meals for 2 kids sharing, plus free organised activities - €850 in total

Valid June 2 to August 28, ‘14

Valid June 1 to September 30, ‘14

Valid July 11 to August 23, ‘14

TO BOOK: 091 592 108

TO BOOK: 095 422 08

TO BOOK: 095 461 00

www.ConnemaraCoast.ie

www.DelphiAdventureResort.com

www.Renvyle.com

IMPORTANT: Offer prices subject to offer availability and may not apply at certain times e.g. during special events and public holidays. ALWAYS check and confirm prices and inclusions prior to booking. ‘Kids Stay Free’ generally means sharing the same room with two adults and the offer is normally priced on this basis (see page 1).

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FAMILY FUN AND THRILLING ACTIVITIES

GALWAY | MAYO GALWAY

GALWAY

GALWAY

GALWAY

FAMILY SUMMER BREAK

5* LUXURY BREAKS

FAB FAMILY GETAWAY

FAMILY ACTIVITY STAY

Spiddal Holiday Homes, 3*

Glenlo Abbey Hotel, 5*

Ardilaun Hotel & Leisure Club, 4*

Clayton Hotel, 4*

Spiddal, Connemara, Co. Galway

Bushypark, Galway City

Taylors Hill, Galway City

Ballybrit, Galway

Close to sandy beaches; games room & tennis courts.

5* country house minutes from Galway City.

Secluded spacious gardens, Koala Kids’ Room, pool.

Free kids’ club, leisure centre & parking.

€550 OFFER

€189pps OFFER

€159pps OFFER

€129pps OFFER

7 nights in 4 bed house (sleeps 8) - €550 (Jun); €700 (Jul); €825 (Aug). Call or use promo code THHDISB14 online for €25 off these rates. More great offers online

2B&B+1D - €189pps m/wk or €209pps w/end

2B&B+1D - €129pps; 3B&B+1D - €179pps Includes aquarium visit or bowling

Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (room only)

2B&B+1D - €159pps m/wk or €195pps w/end Free kids’ club Monday to Friday Kids, aged 4-12, €15 per night B&B; under 4’s free

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to September 30, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

TO BOOK: 01 201 8479

TO BOOK: 091 519 600

TO BOOK: 091 521 433

TO BOOK: 091 721 900

www.TridentHolidayHomes.ie

www.GlenloAbbeyHotel.com

www.TheArdilaunHotel.ie

www.Clayton.ie

GALWAY

GALWAY

Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B)

GALWAY

GALWAY

CITY CENTRE LOCATION

FAMILY FUN GETAWAY

CITY LEISURE BREAKS

SUMMER FAMILY BREAKS

Hotel Meyrick, 4*

Pillo Hotel & Spa Galway, 4*

The Harbour Hotel, 3*

Galway Bay Hotel, 4*

Eyre Square, Galway City

Headford Road, Galway City

New Dock Road, Galway City

Salthill, Galway

Historic, luxurious hotel in the heart of the city.

Includes a family activity. Central hotel & spa.

Ideally located in Galway city centre.

5 min from city, stunning views, great service.

€140pps OFFER

€369 OFFER

€139pps OFFER

€435 OFFER

2B&B+1D - €140pps Valid for Sunday arrival only

2B&B+1D & a family activity for 2 adults & 2 kids, under 12 - €369 in total m/wk or €390 w/end

2B&B+1D - €139pps m/wk or €169pps w/end Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (room only)

2B&B+1D for 2 adults & 2 kids sharing - €435 to €455 in total Includes kids’ camp & kids’ meals for ages 4-12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid July 1 to August 31, ‘14

TO BOOK: 091 564 041

TO BOOK: 091 513 200

TO BOOK: 091 894 800

TO BOOK: 091 520 520

www.HotelMeyrick.ie

www.PilloHotelGalway.com

www.Harbour.ie

www.GalwayBayHotel.com

GALWAY

GALWAY

ISLAND RETREAT

FAMILY BREAK

Doonmore Hotel, 2*

Maldron Hotel Galway, 3*

Inishbofin Island, Co. Galway Atlantic island cliff top hotel; families welcome.

Oranmore, Co. Galway

€115pps OFFER

€270 OFFER

Sun-Thu: 2B&B+1D - €115pps Call now for other offers

2B&B+1D for 2 adults & 2 kids sharing a family room - €270 to €350 in total

Family room for 2 adults and 2 children.

Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (room only)

Valid June 1 to September 25, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

TO BOOK: 095 458 04

TO BOOK: 091 792 244

www.Doonmore.com

www.MaldronHotelGalway.com

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SHANNON REGION GREAT ACTIVITIES, SPORTS AND FAMILY FUN The Shannon Region is bursting with opportunities for a fun-filled break. Enjoy looped walks, cycling, sailing, kayaking, abseiling, surfing, scuba diving, horse riding and more. Explore the Wild Atlantic Way or visit Limerick, Ireland’s City of Culture 2014.

Always check offer with the accommodation prior to booking (see page 1)

CLARE CLARE

CLARE

FAMILY GETAWAYS

WILD ATLANTIC WAY

East Clare Golf Village, 3*

Old Ground Hotel, 4*

Bodyke, Co. Clare

Ennis, Co. Clare

Scenic location, golf, Wi-Fi, restaurant, parking.

Free parking, town centre, family friendly.

€78 OFFER

€179pps OFFER

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

2B&B+1D & trips to the Burren, Cliffs of Moher - a highlight on the Wild Atlantic Way & more €179pps

Valid June 1 to December 20, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

TO BOOK: +44 (0)800 358 6991

TO BOOK: 065 682 8127

www.DiamondResortsandHotels.com

www.FlynnHotels.com

CLARE

RIVER SHANNON AND LOUGH DERG

CLARE

FALLS SUMMER BREAK

FAMILY BREAK BY LAKE

Falls Hotel & Spa, 3*

AnnaCarriga Estate, 4*

Ennistymon, Co. Clare

Killaloe, Co. Clare

Family fun, pool, games room, 5 min to Lahinch.

Holiday village on the shores of Lough Derg.

€440 OFFER

€295 OFFER

3B&B+2D for 2 adults & 2 kids, under 12 - €440 in total

2 nights self-catering (sleeps 5-7) - €295 m/wk or €345 w/end

Valid June 1 to September 30, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

TO BOOK: 065 707 1004

TO BOOK: 061 376 777/087 984 4383

www.FallsHotel.ie

www.AnnaCarriga.com

CLARE

SUMMER FAMILY FUN FOR ALL The Inn at Dromoland, 3* Dromoland, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare On the grounds of Dromoland Estate.

€258 OFFER M/wk: 2B&B+1D for 2 adults & up to 2 kids, under 12 - €258 in total

Valid July 1 to August 31, ‘14

TO BOOK: 061 368 161

MUST TRY THIS!

Visit the Cliffs of Moher. They are magical and stand at 214 metres at their highest point. On a clear day you can see the Aran Islands, Connemara, Loop Head and the Dingle Peninsula.

Enjoy a tour of the River Shannon and Lough Derg from the picturesque Heritage towns of Killaloe-Ballina, a 20 minute drive from Limerick City or Nenagh. Escape to a carefree world where you can relax and unwind by the water’s edge or cruise the calm sheltered waters of Ireland’s pleasure lake.

FANTASTIC FAMILY FUN Enjoy miles of sandy beaches along the Wild Atlantic Way or take a journey underground through the magical world of Aillwee or Doolin show caves. Board a thrilling dolphin watching boat ride or pet a piglet at a pet farm.

THE BURREN – A SPECIAL PLACE The Burren National Park is one of the most fascinating landscapes in Ireland. Visit it and discover the wildflowers, limestone pavement, archaeology, farming, wildlife and folklore of the region.

THE SHANNON ESTUARY The Shannon Estuary is home to over 200 Bottlenose Dolphins and seeing them in their natural habitat is a wonderful experience. There are other surprises too – you might meet a grey seal emerging from a cave, or spot a herd of wild goats on a hillside. You’ll also enjoy stunning views of Loop Head and the Kerry coast.

LIMERICK CITY – A YEAR OF GREAT EVENTS Limerick is Ireland’s City of Culture 2014 and it’s a special time to visit. The exciting year-long programme of events is well underway, spanning all aspects of culture and the arts. See all that’s on offer on www.LimerickCityofCulture.ie

www.TheInnatDromoland.ie IMPORTANT: Offer prices subject to offer availability and may not apply at certain times e.g. during special events and public holidays. ALWAYS check and confirm prices and inclusions prior to booking. ‘Kids Stay Free’ generally means sharing the same room with two adults and the offer is normally priced on this basis (see page 1).


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LAKELANDS & WATERWAYS UNWIND BY WONDEROUS WATERWAYS The Lakelands of Ireland is at its best in Summer. Discover a world of water, serenity and adventure in a region packed with sublime waterside restaurants, hotels, excellent shopping, enthralling visitor attractions, a vibrant cultural life and great activities such as kayaking, cruising, angling, golf and sailing.

Always check offer with the accommodation prior to booking (see page 1)

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

LAOIS

LEITRIM

LEITRIM

MIDWEEK RETREAT

SUMMER FAMILY BREAK

RELAX & UNWIND

FAMILY ACTIVITY BREAK

Farnham Estate Golf & Spa Resort, 4*

The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort, 5*

Leitrim Marina Hotel, 3*

Leitrim Quay House and Boat Rental, 4*

Farnham Estate, Cavan

Killenard, Co. Laois

Leitrim Village, near Carrick-on-Shannon

Leitrim Quay, Leitrim Village

Rural retreat, health spa, golf course, walks.

Golf & spa resort with lots of free 5* family fun.

A beautiful Shannon-side location.

Village location with full use of a day cruiser.

€159pps OFFER

€599 OFFER

€149pps OFFER

€600 OFFER

M/wk: 2B&B+1D & unlimited access to Health Spa facilities - €159pps

2B&B+1D, a 3rd night free (B&B) & a Family Pass to the National Stud for 2 adults & up to 3 kids, 15 or under, sharing - €599 in total

2B&B+1D & a 3rd night free (room only) - €149pps m/wk or €179pps w/end. Special family rates available

7 nights in a self-catering house (sleeps 6) with boat hire - €600 (Jun); €850 (Jul-Aug)

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to October 23, ‘14

Valid June 2 to August 31, ‘14

TO BOOK: 049 437 7700

TO BOOK: 057 864 5500

TO BOOK: 071 962 3644

TO BOOK: 071 962 2989

www.FarnhamEstate.com

www.TheHeritage.com

www.LeitrimMarinaHotel.com

www.LeitrimQuay.com

MONAGHAN

OFFALY

OFFALY

ROSCOMMON

5 NIGHT FAMILY BREAK

LUXURY 4* HOTEL

SUMMER BREAKAWAY

LUXURY CASTLE BREAK

Castle Leslie Estate, 4*

The Bridge House Hotel, 4*

Tullamore Court Hotel, 4*

Kilronan Castle, 4*

Glaslough, Co. Monaghan

Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon

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

Luxurious Midlands 4* hotel & spa.

Free kids’ club, evening games room.

Luxury castle spa escape.

€1,250 OFFER

€350 OFFER

€175pps OFFER

€179pps OFFER

5B&B+1D, an activity, treats & spa treatments, for 2 adults & 2 kids staying in a Village Cottage - €1,250

4B&B for 2 adults & 2 kids sharing - €350 in total

5B&B - €175pps

1B&B+1D & a 50 minute spa treatment each €179pps m/wk or €199pps w/end

Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (room only)

Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (room only)

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to October 30, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to October 21, ‘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

WESTMEATH

WESTMEATH

WESTMEATH

FAMILY STAY & CRUISE

GREAT FAMILY BREAKS

FAMILY FUN BREAKS

Radisson Blu Hotel Athlone, 4*

Sheraton Athlone Hotel, 4*

Bloomfield House Hotel & Spa, 4*

Northgate Street, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Gleeson Street, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Belvedere, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Riverview, town centre hotel, free parking.

Kids’ adventure club, 18m pool, free activity.

Free kids’ club, bouncy castle, pool, lake walk.

€299 OFFER

€149 OFFER

€249 OFFER

M/wk: 2B&B+1D & a Viking boat cruise for 2 adults and 2 kids, 12 or under - €299 in total

1B&B for 2 adults & 3 kids sharing - €149 in total m/wk or €169 w/end

2B&B+1D & Belvedere House Passes for 2 adults & 2 kids sharing - €249 in total m/wk or €299 w/end

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

TO BOOK: 090 644 2600

TO BOOK: 090 645 1000

TO BOOK: 044 934 0894

www.RadissonBlu.ie/hotel-athlone

www.SheratonAthloneHotel.com

www.BloomfieldHouseHotel.ie

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10 CAVAN

CAVAN

FAMILY COUNTRY BREAK

LUXURY 4* BREAK

Slieve Russell Hotel, 4*

Cavan Crystal Hotel, 4*

Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan

Dublin Road, Cavan Town

Luxury hotel, spa, leisure centre & golf.

Free kids’ club available in July & August.

€379 OFFER

€75pps OFFER

2B&B+1D for 2 adults & up to 3 kids sharing a family room - €379 in total m/wk or €410 w/end Includes free 1B&B voucher to use again

M/wk: 1B&B+1D - €75pps

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

TO BOOK: 049 952 6444

TO BOOK: 049 436 0600

www.SlieveRussell.ie

www.CavanCrystalHotel.com

LEITRIM

Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B)

MONAGHAN

LAZY SUMMER DAYS

FAMILY COUNTRY BREAK

Lough Rynn Castle Hotel & Estate, 4*

Nuremore Hotel & Country Club, 4*

Mohill, Co. Leitrim

Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan

Enjoy a two night getaway in the countryside.

Country house hotel, golf & leisure resort.

€155pps OFFER

€299 OFFER

M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €155pps

2B&B+1D for 2 adults & 2 kids sharing - €299 in total m/wk or €349 w/end

Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B)

Valid June 2 to August 28, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 071 963 2700

TO BOOK: 042 966 1438

www.LoughRynn.ie

ROSCOMMON

MUST TRY THIS! FAMILY FUN Discover everything from bog snorkelling to hot air ballooning. Feed and hold the animals in Pet Farms including Gleendeer Pet Farm, Athlone; or Killinkere Farm, Virginia.

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?

ON YOUR BIKE! 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.

www.Nuremore.com

WESTMEATH

FAMILY LEISURE BREAK

TOTAL FAMILY PACKAGE

Abbey Hotel, Conference & Leisure, 4*

Hodson Bay Hotel, 4*

Galway Road, Roscommon Town

Hodson Bay, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Family leisure break for 2 adults & 2 kids.

Luxury 4* hotel, kids’ camp, leisure centre.

€249 OFFER

€335 OFFER

3B&B for 2 adults & 2 kids sharing, with free kids’ club - €249 in total

2B&B+1D for 2 adults sharing with kids - €335 to €455 in total Free extra room for Grandparents (room only)

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

TO BOOK: 090 662 6240

TO BOOK: 090 644 2002

www.AbbeyHotel.ie

www.HodsonBayHotel.com

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 installallatons is well worth a visit.

LOUGH KEY FOREST ADVENTURE Check out Lough Key Forest Park - it’s brilliant for family adventures. It includes nature walks, a 9-metre high tree-top canopy walk, rope adventures, an adventure play kingdom, an observation tower and the Zipit and ‘Boda Borg’ challenges. Visit www.LoughKey.ie

CAPTAIN A CRUISER Why not hire and captain your own cruiser? If you do, the length of the mighty Shannon and Erne waterway can be yours to explore. Enjoy fishing, kayaking, or tying up at safe berths to explore riverside villages, secure in the knowledge that your luxurious floating home is nearby. Visit www.DiscoverIreland.ie/cruising

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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. ALWAYS check and confirm prices and inclusions prior to booking. ‘Kids Stay Free’ generally means sharing the same room with two adults and the offer is normally priced on this basis (see page 1).

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SOUTH EAST COOL FOR KIDS, FUN FOR FAMILIES Come and play! Discover your perfect summer holiday in Ireland’s natural holiday playground. With miles of sandy beaches, outdoor and indoor activities and tales from yesteryear to hear. Endless memorable holidays await in the Sunny South East!

Always check offer with the accommodation prior to booking (see page 1)

CARLOW | KILKENNY | WATERFORD | WEXFORD KILKENNY

KILKENNY

KILKENNY

KILKENNY

PETS, WALK, DINE

SUMMER FAMILY FUN

MIDWEEK SUMMER BREAK

HEART OF THE CITY

Cullintra Country House B&B,

Lyrath Estate Hotel, 5*

Hotel Kilkenny, 4*

Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, 4*

The Rower, Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny

Old Dublin Road, Kilkenny City

College Road, Kilkenny City

Ormonde Street, Kilkenny City

Charming farm & dining experience. A gem!

Luxury family friendly 5* resort.

Kids’ club, free parking & Wi-Fi, leisure centre.

City centre, leisure centre, summer kids’ club.

€150pps OFFER

€165pps OFFER

€149pps OFFER

€115pps OFFER

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

2B&B+1D - €165pps Kids, aged 4-12, €15 per night B&B; under 4’s free B&B

M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €149pps

M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €115pps Free kids’ club daily (Jul-Aug)

Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B)

Up to 2 kids, under 12, €15 per night B&B sharing

Valid June 1 to December 30, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 28, ‘14

TO BOOK: 051 423 614

TO BOOK: 056 770 5814

TO BOOK: 056 776 2000

TO BOOK: 056 775 0200

www.CullintraHouse.com

www.Lyrath.com

www.HotelKilkenny.ie

www.KilkennyOrmonde.com

KILKENNY

WATERFORD

WATERFORD

WATERFORD

LUXURY FAMILY BREAKS

SEASIDE GETAWAY

CITY CENTRE BREAK

Mount Juliet, 4*

Majestic Hotel, 4*

The Granville Hotel, 4*

Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, 4*

Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

Tramore, Co. Waterford

Meagher Quay, Waterford City

The Island, Ballinakill, Waterford

7 night family break with free kids’ club.

Beside the beach, sea views, free parking.

Family run, elegant, old world charm, great value.

Self-catering lodge, 3 double rooms, kids’ camp.

€1,550 OFFER

€140pps OFFER

€109pps OFFER

€279 OFFER

7 nights in luxury self-catering accommodation with free kids’ club for 2 adults & 2-4 kids sharing €1,550 (Jun-Jul); €1,800 (Aug)

2B&B+1D - €140pps

2B&B+1D - €109pps m/wk or €119pps w/end 3rd night B&B - €35pps

M/wk: 2 nights in a self-catering lodge (sleeps 6 in 3 double rooms) - €279. Gas & electricity - €7 per day

Valid June 1 to August 29, ‘14

Valid July 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

TO BOOK: 056 777 3010

TO BOOK: 051 381 761

TO BOOK: 051 305 555

TO BOOK: 051 878 203

www.MountJuliet.ie

www.Majestic-Hotel.ie

www.GranvilleHotel.ie

www.WaterfordCastle.com

WATERFORD

Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (room only)

WEXFORD

GARDEN LODGE GETAWAY

WEXFORD

WEXFORD

SUMMER IN THE CITY

SEASIDE HOLIDAY HOME

LUXURY HOTEL BREAK

FAMILY BREAK

Treacy’s Hotel, Spa & Leisure Centre, 3*

Grangecourt Holiday Cottages, 4*

Seafield Golf & Spa Hotel, 4*

Brandon House Hotel & Spa, 4*

1 Merchants Quay, Waterford City

Grange Beach, Fethard-on-Sea, Co. Wexford

Ballymoney, Gorey, Co. Wexford

New Ross, Co. Wexford

Free parking, in-house spa, leisure centre.

Luxury family holiday homes beside beach.

Award-winning Oceo Spa, golf course, seafront.

Leisure centre, kids’ pool, games room.

€125pps OFFER

€75pps OFFER

€147pps OFFER

€249 OFFER

3B&B - €125pps; 5B&B - €199pps Optional extra: pass to 2 museums for €6pp

3 nights self-catering - €75pps m/wk or €80pps w/end. Rate based on 5 sharing

Jun m/wk: 2B&B+1D - €147pps Quote ‘Disireland’ to avail of this rate m/wk in Jul & Aug

M/wk: 3B&B for 2 adults & 2 kids - €249 in total

Valid June 1 to September 30, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 2 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

TO BOOK: 051 877 222

TO BOOK: 087 248 0695

TO BOOK: 053 942 4000

TO BOOK: 051 421 703

www.TreacysHotelWaterford.com

www.HolidayinWexford.com

www.SeafieldHotel.com

www.BrandonHouseHotel.ie

Up to 2 kids, 10 or under, free sharing (B&B)


12 CARLOW

CARLOW

4* SUMMER FAMILY FUN

FAMILY HOLIDAYS

Talbot Hotel Carlow, 4*

Mount Wolseley Hotel, 4*

Portlaoise Road, Carlow Town

Tullow, Co. Carlow

Free kids’ club, leisure centre, entertainment.

Kids’ club, pool, family friendly, teen zone.

€89pps OFFER

€398 OFFER

M/wk: 2B&B+2D - €89pps; 3B&B+3D - €129pps W/end: 2B&B+1D - €129pps Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B)

3B&B+1D for 2 adults & up to 2 kids, 12 or under, sharing - €398 in total (Kids’ dinner is a kids’ high tea)

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

TO BOOK: 059 915 3000

TO BOOK: 059 918 0100

www.TalbotCarlow.ie

www.MountWolseley.ie

KILKENNY

KILKENNY

FAMILY SUMMER ESCAPE

BIKE AND HIKE

Newpark Hotel, 4*

The Pembroke Hotel, 4*

Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny City

Patrick Street, Kilkenny City

Leisure centre, free parking, spa & pool.

City centre activity break.

€298 OFFER

€150pps OFFER

M/wk: 2B&B+1D, summer camp, wildlife farm, go karting, kids’ club & more for 2 adults & 2 kids, under 12, sharing - €298 in total. (Kids’ dinner is a kids’ high tea)

M/wk: 2B&B+1D, a picnic and a bike & hike tour with Kilkenny Cycling Tours - €150pps

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

TO BOOK: 056 776 0500

TO BOOK: 056 778 3500

www.FlynnHotels.com

www.KilkennyPembrokeHotel.com

WATERFORD

WATERFORD

SUMMER TREATS

FAMILY FUN BREAKS

Dooley’s Hotel, 3*

The Tower Hotel and Leisure Centre, 3*

Merchant’s Quay, Waterford City

The Mall, Waterford City

City quayside location, great hospitality.

Leisure centre, kids’ club, free parking.

€45pps OFFER

€125pps OFFER

M/wk: 1B&B - €45pps 2B&B+1D - €99pps m/wk or €119pps w/end

Jun: 2B&B+1D - €125pps m/wk or €145pps w/end Jul-Aug: 2B&B+1D - €135pps m/wk or €155pps w/end.

Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (room only)

Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B)

Valid June 4 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to September 1, ‘14

TO BOOK: 051 873 531

TO BOOK: 051 862 300

www.Dooleys-Hotel.ie

www.TowerHotelWaterford.com

WEXFORD

WEXFORD

FAMILY BREAK

MIDWEEK FAMILY FUN

Ferrycarrig Hotel, 4*

Talbot Hotel Wexford, 4*

Ferrycarrig, Wexford

On the Quay, Wexford Town

Overlooking Slaney Estuary, kids’ club, 20m pool.

Talbot Tigers Kids’ Club, leisure centre & pool.

€390 OFFER

€149pps OFFER

3B&B for 2 adults & 2 kids sharing - €390 in total Includes kids’ activities

M/wk: 2B&B+1D & 1 activity - €149pps; 3B&B+1D & 2 activities - €209pps; 5B&B+2D & 3 activities - €329pps. Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B)

Valid July 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

TO BOOK: 053 912 0999

TO BOOK: 053 912 2566

www.FerrycarrigHotel.com

www.TalbotWexford.ie

MUST TRY THIS! ROCK THE BOAT Surf, sail, kayak, canoe, kite-surf or stand-up-paddle along the spectacular coastlines of Waterford and Wexford. Wind your way along the rivers of the Suir, Nore, Barrow, Slaney or Blackwater or explore their river banks and towpaths on foot or two wheels.

CALLING ALL NATURE DETECTIVES Find nature’s treasures among the trails of the Wexford’s Courtown Woods, Dungarvan’s Colligan Woods and Tipperary’s Glen of Aherlow. Or, visit the reptile village, wildlife parks and animal farms to discover what animals get up to during their summer holidays.

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS Discover the story of Waterford - Ireland’s oldest city - as it celebrates its 1100th anniversary! It is 1,000 years since Brian Ború met his fate at The Battle of Clontarf... did you know he was inaugurated as King of Munster at the Rock of Cashel?

TIME TRAVEL Step back in time and meet with characters from long ago – Celtic settlers at the Irish National Heritage Park, famine emigrants at the Dunbrody Famine Ship, a gossipy housekeeper at Waterford’s Bishops Palace and medieval knights along Kilkenny’s walking tour.

HAUNTED HOUSES AND SECRET GARDENS Summer is a great time to explore! Whether at stately homes or haunted houses, there’s lots to see and hear on a house tour. Stroll among the colours of the summer gardens and follow the garden trails in counties Carlow, Waterford and Wexford.

DISCOVER WATERFORD’S TREASURES

‘Waterford Treasures’ are three magnificent museums, all in the City Centre, chronicling over one thousand years of history. Reginald’s Tower tells the story of Waterford’s Viking heritage; the Medieval Museum is a tribute to life in the city in medieval times; and the Bishop’s Palace charts the history of Waterford from 1700 to 1970. See www.WaterfordTreasures.com

IMPORTANT: Offer prices subject to offer availability and may not apply at certain times e.g. during special events and public holidays. ALWAYS check and confirm prices and inclusions prior to booking. ‘Kids Stay Free’ generally means sharing the same room with two adults and the offer is normally priced on this basis (see page 1).


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NORTH WEST UNCROWDED, UNSPOILT & DELIGHTFULLY DIFFERENT The North West, made famous in poetry, song and film, is great for families. Enjoy a fun‐filled family day out at top attractions. Take in Sliabh Liag Cliffs, explore the epic coastline of the Wild Atlantic Way on an electric bike, or stand-up paddle board along the River Bonet. The region is also great for fun festivals and activities. Always check offer with the accommodation prior to booking (see page 1)

DONEGAL | SLIGO SLIGO

SLIGO

DONEGAL

DONEGAL

LUXURY SUMMER BREAK

SUMMER FAMILY BREAKS

SUMMER FAMILY BREAK

FAMILY ESCAPE

Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Sligo, 4*

BEST WESTERN Sligo Southern Hotel, 3*

The Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa, 4*

Holyrood Hotel Leisure Centre & Spa, 3*

Ballincar, Rosses Point Road, Sligo Town

Strandhill Road, Sligo Town

Shore Road, Ballyliffin, Co. Donegal

Main Street, Bundoran, Co. Donegal

4* luxury, seaside, leisure club, Elemis Spa.

Central location, leisure centre, free Wi-Fi.

Free leisure facilities & kids’ club.

Central, leisure centre & spa, go!kids!club.

€159pps OFFER

€99 OFFER

€319 OFFER

€299 OFFER

2B&B+1D - €159pps Family room upgrade - €25 per night

Sun-Thu: 3B&B+1D for 2 adults & 2 kids sharing €319 in total (Jun); €399 (Jul-Aug)

One child, under 12, free sharing (room only)

3B&B+3D for 2 adults & 2 kids, under 12 - €499 in total. 3B&B+3D for 2 adults & 2 teens - €599 in total. M/wk: Room only in family room - €99 per night

Additional kids, under 5, free sharing (B&B)

2B&B+1D for 2 adults & 2 kids sharing - €299 in total Includes free kids’ club

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

TO BOOK: 071 914 0008

TO BOOK: 071 916 2101

TO BOOK: 074 937 8200

TO BOOK: 071 984 1232

www.RadissonBlu.ie/hotel-sligo

www.SligoSouthernHotel.ie

www.BallyliffinLodge.com

www.HolyroodHotel.com

DONEGAL

DONEGAL

DONEGAL

DONEGAL

BEACH & ACTIVITIES

LUXURY CASTLE ESCAPE

FAMILY BREAK

DONEGAL TOWN OFFERS

Atlantic Apartotel Holiday Apartments, 3*

Solis Lough Eske Castle, 5*

Harvey’s Point Hotel, 4*

The Abbey Hotel Donegal, 3*

Main Street, Bundoran, Co. Donegal

Lough Eske, Donegal Town

Lough Eske, Donegal Town

The Diamond, Donegal Town

Holiday complex, resort centre, entertainment.

3 midweek nights for the price of 2.

Warm welcome, palatial suites, fine food.

Leisure facilities, free car parking, Wi-Fi.

€110pps OFFER

€220pps OFFER

€169pps OFFER

€109pps OFFER

M/wk: 3 nights self-catering with a water-sports activity - €110 per adult; €65 child Under 3’s free

Sun-Thu: 2B&B & a 3rd night free (B&B), for 2 sharing a Courtyard room - €220pps

M/wk: 2B&B - €169pps

M/wk: 2B&B - €109pps; 2B&B+1D - €129pps

Valid June 3 to August 29, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to October 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

TO BOOK: 071 984 1205

TO BOOK: 074 972 5100

TO BOOK: 074 972 2208

TO BOOK: 074 972 1014

www.AtlanticApartotel.ie

www.SolisLoughEskeCastle.ie

www.HarveysPoint.com

www.AbbeyHotelDonegal.com

Up to 2 kids, under 5, free sharing (B&B)

DONEGAL

DONEGAL

DONEGAL

DONEGAL

BAY VIEW OFFER

SEASIDE COTTAGE

FAMILY EDITION

FREE FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Central Hotel, 3*

Downings Coastguard Cottages, 3* & 4*

Castle Murray House Hotel, 3*

Rockhill Holiday Park, 4*

The Diamond, Donegal Town

Rosapenna, Downings, Co. Donegal

St. Johns Point, Dunkineely, Co. Donegal

Kerrykeel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Town centre hotel overlooking Donegal Bay.

Beaches, golf, and leisure centre nearby.

Sea facing rooms, boutique styled bedrooms.

Log cabins & mobile home, touring sites & tent.

€109pps OFFER

€275 OFFER

€270pps OFFER

€370 OFFER

2B&B+1D - €109pps m/wk or €129pps w/end Kids stay and eat for €35 per child

Jun & Sept: w/end - €275; 7 nights - €420 Jul 5 & Aug 16: 7 nights - €515 Jul 12-Aug 15: 7 nights - €650

3B&B+2D - €270pps m/wk or €295pps w/end Includes Sliabh Liag Boat Trip for 2 adults & 3 kids. Kids, aged 3-12, half price B&B; under 3’s free

3 nights in 3 bed log cabin (sleeps up to 8) & free family activities (water-sports etc.) - €370 New Soft Play Area open in June

Valid June 1 to September 30, ‘14

Valid June 1 to September 19, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid July 1 to August 31 ‘14

TO BOOK: 074 972 1027

TO BOOK: 074 912 5666/083 391 4100

TO BOOK: 074 973 7022

TO BOOK: 074 915 0012

www.CentralHotelDonegal.com

www.VisitDonegal.ie

www.CastleMurray.com

www.Rockhill.ie


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DISCOVER

MUST TRY THIS! THE GREAT OUTDOORS Enjoy high octane activities including sea stack climbing, surfing, kite-boarding, horse-riding, cycling and karting. Or, slow down the pace and meander along looped walks, trails and don’t forget about the outstanding links golf courses along the stunning coastline.

THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY

EPIC COASTLINE The North West has wonderful beaches along its wild and captivating shoreline. Take in breath-taking views and enjoy a family picnic on one of the Blue Flag beaches at Rosses Point, Co. Sligo; Ballymastocker Beach in Donegal (voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world); or the stunning Carrickfin beach on Gweedore Bay.

EXPERIENCE DONEGAL Explore Donegal’s hidden treasures and rich culture along the Wild Atlantic Way. Spot basking sharks off the coast of Inishowen, enjoy a fun-filled family day out at Glenveagh National Park or experience the thrill of sea kayaking to isolated caves, beaches and islands.

DISCOVER SLIGO THIS SUMMER Take a guided tour up majestic Benbulben Mountain or maybe try a Voya Seaweed Bath in the seaside town of Strandhill. Enjoy horse trekking along secluded sandy beaches or watch eagles fly in Ballymote.

VISIT AN ISLAND Meet the Island King on Tory Island - Donegal’s Gaeltacht Island. Huge in spirit, Tory fiercely preserves its indigenous music, dance and stories. Inishmurray and Coney Island make for a lovely family day out, where you can discover seal colonies, rare local wildlife and fairy forts!

SUMMER Visit Glenveagh National Park and Castle in Co. Donegal. It is special, with circa 16,500 hectares of mountains, lakes, glens and woods ‐ full of wonder and wildlife! See GlenveaghNationalPark.ie

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

Embark on an exhilarating journey of discovery along the Wild Atlantic Way, the longest defined coastal touring route in the world. 2,500km of the most dramatic coastal landscapes stretching from the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal to Kinsale in Co. Cork are waiting to be explored. It is a landscape that has shaped the development of its people, communities and settlements, a landscape that has inspired its own literature, art, song and dance. It is a place of breath-taking beauty. A place to experience nature at its wildest.

www.DiscoverIreland.ie/wildatlanticway

IMPORTANT: Offer prices subject to offer availability and may not apply at certain times e.g. during special events and public holidays. ALWAYS check and confirm prices and inclusions prior to booking. ‘Kids Stay Free’ generally means sharing the same room with two adults and the offer is normally priced on this basis (see page 1).


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DUBLIN DON’T MISS OUT THIS SUMMER! Dublin is brimming with great summer activities. Feel the vibe of the nightlife, immerse yourself in Ireland’s culture and clear away the cobwebs with adrenalinepumping action. From street performers to live music, kite surfing to cocktail bars, from gentle strolls along the coast to prawns straight from the sea - Dublin has it all. Always check offer with the accommodation prior to booking (see page 1)

DUBLIN DUBLIN

DUBLIN

DUBLIN

DUBLIN

2 NIGHT FAMILY BREAK

SUMMER CITY BREAK

4* DUBLIN CITY BREAK

DUBLIN FAMILY BREAK

Finnstown Country House Hotel, 3*

The Gibson Hotel, 4*

North Star Hotel, 4*

The Spencer Hotel Dublin, 4*

Newcastle Road, Lucan, Co. Dublin

The Point Village, Dublin 1

Amiens Street, Dublin 1

Excise Walk, IFSC, Dublin 1

Free car parking, Wi-Fi, indoor swimming pool.

City centre, on red Luas line, relaxation area.

Dublin city centre’s newest 4* hotel.

Dublin city centre, 18m indoor pool, parking.

€274 OFFER

€65pps OFFER

€129pps OFFER

€149pps OFFER

2B&B+1D for 2 adults & 2 kids - €274 in total m/wk or €354 w/end

1B&B - €65pps; 1B&B+1D (2 course) - €85pps

2B&B+1D - €129pps m/wk or €179pps w/end

2B&B+1D - €149pps

Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing

Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B)

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 28, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

TO BOOK: 01 601 0700

TO BOOK: 01 681 5000

TO BOOK: 01 836 3136

TO BOOK: 01 433 8800

www.Finnstown.com

www.TheGibsonHotel.ie

www.NorthStarHotel.ie

www.TheSpencerHotel.com

DUBLIN

DUBLIN

DUBLIN

DUBLIN

DUBLIN CITY BREAK

SUMMER IN THE CITY

FAMILY CASTLE BREAK

FAMILY STAY

Fitzsimons Hotel, 3*

Temple Bar Hotel, 3*

Clontarf Castle Hotel, 4*

The Croke Park Hotel, 4*

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.

Nestled in the heart of Dublin city centre.

12th century castle, 2 miles from city centre.

Free car parking only minutes from city centre.

€130pps OFFER

€46pps OFFER

€399 OFFER

€199 OFFER

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

M/wk: 1 night room only - €46pps; 2B&B - €99pps Includes glass of Prosecco

M/wk: 2B&B+1D & tickets to Zoo or Viking Splash for 2 adults & 2 kids sharing - €399 in total

1B&B+1D & a family pass to GAA Museum or to Dublin Zoo for 2 adults & 2 kids, 12 or under, sharing - €199 in total

Up to 2 kids, under 12, free sharing (T&Cs apply)

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘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 SUMMER BREAK

54321 FAMILY PACKAGE

FAMILY ZOO BREAK

Campus Residences Limited DCU,

Castleknock Hotel & Country Club, 4*

Clarion Hotel Dublin Liffey Valley, 4*

Ballymun Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Porterstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15

Font Hill Road, Dublin 22

Leisure centre, kids’ park, Botanic Gardens.

4* Dublin hotel with full leisure centre.

2 night family break with Zoo visit.

€78pps OFFER

€389 OFFER

€229 OFFER

All wk: 2B&B & one lunch each - €78pps

3B&B+1D for 2 adults & 3 B&B for 2 kids, under 8, sharing plus a family pass to Dublin Zoo - €389 in total

2B&B & a family pass to Dublin Zoo for 2 adults & 2 kids - €229 in total

Valid June 17 to September 6, ‘14

Valid June 1 to December 30, ‘14

Valid June 1 to December 20, ‘14

TO BOOK: 01 700 5736

TO BOOK: 01 640 6300

TO BOOK: 01 625 8000

www.SummerAccommodation.dcu.ie

www.CastleknockHotel.com

www.ClarionHotelLiffeyValley.com

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DUBLIN

FAMILY SUMMER BREAK

SUMMER FAMILY BREAK

Royal Marine Hotel, 4*

Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, 4*

Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Killiney, Co. Dublin

Overlooking Dublin Bay, 2 minutes from DART.

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

€199pps OFFER

€750 OFFER

3B&B+3D for 2 adults & 2 kids - €199 per adult; €60 per child

4B&B+2D & a one-day zoo pass for 2 adults & 2 kids sharing a family room - €750 in total

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 28, ‘14

TO BOOK: 01 230 0030

TO BOOK: 01 230 5400

www.RoyalMarine.ie

www.FitzpatrickCastle.com

DUBLIN

SIGHT SEEING

DUBLIN

LUXURY 5* BREAK

FAMILY FUN PACKAGE

Conrad Dublin, 5*

The Camden Court Hotel, 3*

Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

Camden Street, Dublin 2

5* luxury in the heart of Dublin.

Dublin city hotel, free Wi-Fi, parking, pool.

€192pps OFFER

€338 OFFER

W/end: 2B&B & 2 tickets to the Guinness Storehouse & free room upgrade (if available) - €192pps to €289pps. Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B)

2B&B+1D for 2 adults & 2 kids sharing a family room - €338 in total. Room includes Sony Playstation & games, toys & bean bag

Valid June 30 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

TO BOOK: 01 602 8900

TO BOOK: 01 475 9666

www.ConradDublin.com

www.CamdenCourtHotel.com

DUBLIN

MUST TRY THIS!

DUBLIN

CITY CENTRE BREAK

WINE & DINE OFFER

Trinity City Hotel, 4*

BEST WESTERN Dublin Skylon Hotel, 3*

Pearse Street, Dublin 8

Upper Drumcondra Road, Dublin 9

Centrally located 4* boutique hotel.

Family run hotel near airport & city centre.

€189 OFFER

€99pps OFFER

M/wk: 1B&B+1D - €189 in total for 2 Also available weekends (supplement applies)

2B&B+1D & a glass of house wine - €99pps m/wk or €119pps w/end Limited availability on this special offer

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

TO BOOK: 01 648 1000

TO BOOK: 01 884 3900

www.TrinityCityHotel.com

www.DublinSkylonHotel.com

DUBLIN ZOO FUN AND ADVENTURE

Dublin Zoo, set on 28 hectares in the Phoenix Park, is a fun‐filled, stimulating day out for all the family. While providing an exciting experience, it also plays an important conservation role and is the protective home to over 400 animals, including several endangered species.Check out www.DublinZoo.ie

Hop-on, hop-off bus tours are the best way to see Dublin and explore the city in your own way and at your own pace. The guides provide an entertaining and insightful tour of Dublin with tickets lasting for 48 hours.

ADVENTURE CITY Enjoy a kayaking trip along the River Liffey in the city centre, Dalkey or Lucan. Explore Dublin’s coastline with a trip to the seaside village of Howth on board the Dublin Bay cruise, or tour the islands and catch some fish in Dublin Bay with ‘Fish and Trips’ from Malahide.

THE FREEDOM OF DUBLIN CITY! The contents of Dublin’s National Museums and Galleries are priceless, but entry is free! Visit The Treasury at the Museum of Archaeology; the Museum of Natural History’s Discovery Zone; or see an original Caravaggio at the National Gallery… and it won’t cost you a penny!

DUBLIN, WHAT���S THE STORY? A UNESCO City of Literature and home to four Nobel Laureates, Dublin’s streets are peppered with statues to its famous scribes and bridges named after its writers. This summer why not celebrate Joyce’s Bloomsday, take a literary pub crawl or visit the Book of Kells?

ENJOY THE PHOENIX PARK Spend a day in the Phoenix Park. There’s always something happening and plenty to explore with Dublin Zoo, Farmleigh, Phoenix Park Visitor Centre and Ashtown Castle. You can hire a bike, have a picnic and enjoy the sights!

GREAT

MER NLINE M U S E MOR DEALS ! O

If you are looking for more great deals, you’ll find hundreds of midweek and weekend leisure breaks, family getaways, and spa and activity break offers online.

IMPORTANT: Offer prices subject to offer availability and may not apply at certain times e.g. during special events and public holidays. ALWAYS check and confirm prices and inclusions prior to booking. ‘Kids Stay Free’ generally means sharing the same room with two adults and the offer is normally priced on this basis (see page 1).

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Dublin is a wonderful city. But the city is just the beginning... Look beyond the City, and you’ll be amazed at the wealth of coastline, mountains and villages on Dublin’s doorstep. A short ride north or south on the Dart suburban rail line not only offers up sparkling sea views, but a host of activities, heritage gems and foodie treats that will take your city break to the next level!

Cliff Walks and Wildlife

Picture Martello Towers peppered along the coast, sweeping bays and surprising beaches. Hang-gliders soar above Killiney Bay. Within half an hour, you could be kayaking towards ancient ruins on Dalkey Island, or eating Michelin Star food in Malahide.

Closer to the city, an eight-minute Dart ride is all it takes to reach the coastal village of Clontarf. There’s no shortage of history here – Clontarf was the birthplace of Bram Stoker and the spot where Brian Ború fought off the Vikings in 1014 – but the here-and-now is just as vibrant. Take a stroll over the wooden bridge towards Bull Island, and you’ll see exotic birds and kite-surfers mixing it up over Dollymount Strand.

Heading south? Stop in the sweet seaside village of Dalkey. Grab a pint (the Obama girls recently dropped into Finnegan’s pub with some bloke named Bono) or join a guided literary walk from the heritage centre. The works of James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw and Maeve Binchy all come to life around here, and nearby Dún Laoghaire hosts the annual Mountains to Sea Book Festival (September 12-14). When you’re done, join the locals for a traditional plunge into the Irish Sea at the Forty Foot in Sandycove. The tower over your shoulder is where Joyce set the opening chapter of Ulysses… today it houses a super little museum. From Sandycove, it’s a short walk along the coast to Dún Laoghaire. Enjoy the sea air here with a walk along the Victorian pier, or get more active with a fix of biking, kiteboarding or stand-up paddling.

VISIT A NATIONAL PARK

Break away and explore one of our six National Parks in Clare, Donegal, Galway, Kerry, Mayo, or Wicklow. They represent the great outdoors in all its diversity. Points of interest include old estates and gardens, walking trails, woodlands and enclaves of deer and rare birds. Check out www.npws.ie

Travelling north? Howth is your stop for seafood, with a dazzling line of restaurants flanking the West Pier. The peninsula is also the perfect bookend to a bracing walk along its cliff path.

Like castles? Then make it your business to visit Malahide. The castle here was home to the Talbot family for 800 years (its ghost, Puck, remains in residence), there are some enchanting walks around its demesne, and a new Avoca food hall is a plum pit stop before a mosey among Malahide’s array of boutiques. Tempted? If you want to get off the beaten track, then make it your business to enjoy the wonderful range of experiences in Dublin’s villages, coast and mountains. You’ll get under the city’s skin in no time… and back to the centre in time for tea.

For more information, check out

discoverireland.ie.

Kids & Families are VIPs! Watch out for the ‘Kids Free’ and ‘Family’ symbols featuring in this brochure. They highlight accommodation that feature either a kids stay free or a family offer. In some cases the ‘Family’ symbol is assigned to self-catering accommodation because, of their nature, they are very well suited to family holidays. Enjoy your break!


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DUBLIN’S DOORSTEP …SO MUCH, SO CLOSE A wealth of discovery awaits you on Dublin’s Doorstep. Experience the great outdoors - go golfing, horse riding or horse racing. Explore some of Ireland’s greatest heritage sites including the prehistoric tombs at the UNESCO World heritage site at Brú na Bóinne. Enjoy great festivals and events, award‐winning food and quaint towns and villages. Or, why not pamper yourself on a spa or shopping break. Always check offer with the accommodation prior to booking (see page 1)

KILDARE | LOUTH | WICKLOW KILDARE

KILDARE

KILDARE FAMILY BREAK

MIDWEEK FAMILY BREAK

Clanard Court Hotel, 4*

Killashee House Hotel & Spa, 4*

Dublin Road, Athy, Co. Kildare

Naas, Co. Kildare

Kildare countryside. Off-site leisure centre.

Spa & leisure centre, gardens, bistro.

€139pps OFFER

€300 OFFER

M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €139pps

M/wk: 2B&B+1D for 2 adults & up to 3 kids, under 12, sharing - €300 in total

Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B)

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 059 864 0666

TO BOOK: 045 879 277

www.ClanardCourt.ie

www.KillasheeHouse.com

LOUTH

WICKLOW

MUST TRY THIS! GO RACING OR GOLFING Enjoy a day out at the races with family and friends at Naas, Navan, Punchestown, The Curragh or Fairyhouse racecourses. For a full list of racing events log on to www.GoRacing.ie. Or, experience great golf at some of Ireland’s top courses including Druids Glen Golf Club, The K Club and Killeen Castle Golf Club.

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

ULTIMATE FAMILY DEAL

FAMILY SUMMER BREAK

The d Hotel, 4*

Druids Glen Resort, 5*

Marsh Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth

Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow

Town centre, free parking, games room.

Family Friendly Hotel of the Year.

€296 OFFER

€675 OFFER

2B&B, one day in Funtasia Waterpark & one day in Tayto Park, for 2 adults & 2 kids, 12 or under, sharing - €296 in total

3B&B+2D & a family activity for 2 adults & 2 kids, under 12, sharing - €675 in total

Valid June 1 to July 31, ‘14

Valid June 8 to August 26, ‘14

TO BOOK: 041 987 7700

TO BOOK: 01 287 0847

www.ThedHotel.com

www.DruidsGlenResort.ie

POWERSCOURT HOUSE AND GARDENS

Set on 47 acres, and against the backdrop of the great Sugarloaf Mountain, Powerscourt House and Gardens is stunning. It is a sublime blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, ornamental lakes and rambling walks. Together with Powerscourt House, it is well worth a visit. See www.Powerscourt.ie

Summer is here so get out and active with all the family enjoy The Wicklow Mountains, The Cooley Peninsula in Louth or take to the canals in Kildare and Meath. Explore at your own pace and enjoy the hidden delights along the way giving yourself the flexibility to set off when you are ready and stopping where you like.

FAMILY FUN Jump in a bog and get muddy at Causey Farm, Co. Meath; get bowled over at Funtasia, one of Ireland’s best indoor entertainment centres; take a mini train trip with the kids at Lullymore, Co. Kildare; or learn Mr. Tayto’s secrets at the Tayto Park, Co. Meath. Nature and animal lovers can picnic at Glendalough, famous for spectacular scenery; eyeball a shark at the National Sealife Centre, Bray; visit the wonderful Powerscourt House and Gardens, Enniskerry or the Irish National Stud in Co. Kildare; and enjoy exhilarating outdoor fun for all at the Kippure Adventure Centre, Co. Wicklow. Foodies can get cooking at the Fairyhouse Cookery School, Ratoath, Co. Meath with courses to suit all.

BOYNE VALLEY GARDENS Follow the Boyne Valley Garden Trail. It includes 11 historic gardens and three garden centres. Check out www.BoyneValleyGardenTrail.com.

IMPORTANT: Offer prices subject to offer availability and may not apply at certain times e.g. during special events and public holidays. ALWAYS check and confirm prices and inclusions prior to booking. ‘Kids Stay Free’ generally means sharing the same room with two adults and the offer is normally priced on this basis (see page 1).


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CARAVAN & CAMPING FAMILY FUN Summer is here, so it is time to plan your caravan and camping holiday. With exceptionally high standards and facilities, caravan and camping holidays have become a popular and enjoyable way to take a break away. Breathe in fresh air, learn a new skill or take advantage of the range of outdoor activities on offer. It's wonderful for families! Visit www.CampingIreland.ie

Always check offer with the accommodation prior to booking (see page 1)

DONEGAL | KERRY | MAYO | WATERFORD | WICKLOW DONEGAL

KERRY

KERRY

KERRY

SEASIDE FAMILY FUN

SUPERB SEA LOCATION

KERRY’S PERFECT BASE

BUDGET CAMPING PARK

Rosguill Holiday Park, 3*

Mannix Point Camping and Caravan, 3*

Fossa Caravan and Camping Park, 4*

Beechgrove Caravan and Camping Park, 3*

Melmore Road, Downings, Co. Donegal

Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry

Fossa, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Fossa, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Holiday park with fantastic facilities & services.

Ring of Kerry coast with sea & mountain views.

Mobile home holidays kids will always remember!

Budget family camping/mobile home park.

€25 OFFER

€31 OFFER

€230 OFFER

€20 OFFER

Family motorhome/caravan pitch - €25 per night 7 nights (for the price of 6) & free electricity - €150

Motorhome/caravan/car & tent pitch incl. electricity for 2 adults & 2 kids, under 18 - €31 per night Get 8 nights for the price of 7

Mobile home: 7 nights for 2 adults & up to 4 kids €230 to €320 (Jun); €350 to €450 (Jul-Aug)

All caravan & camper pitches - €20 per night 7 nights in a 2 or 3 bed mobile home - €390 to €450.

Valid June 1 to October 1, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to September 30, ‘14

TO BOOK: 074 915 5766

TO BOOK: 066 947 2806

TO BOOK: 064 663 1497

TO BOOK: 087 904 8123

www.RosguillHolidayPark.com

www.CampinginKerry.com

www.FossaCampingKillarney.com

www.BeechgroveCaravanandCamping.com

KERRY

MAYO

WATERFORD

WICKLOW

4 NIGHTS FOR 3 OFFER

FAMILY CAMPING FUN

4* FAMILY CAMP SITE

IDEAL COUNTRY BREAK

Creveen Lodge Caravan & Camping Park, 2*

Westport House Caravan & Camping, 3*

Newtown Cove Caravan & Camping Park, 4*

Roundwood Caravan & Camping Park, 4*

Healy Pass Road, Lauragh, Co. Kerry

Westport, Co. Mayo

Newtown Road, Tramore, Co. Waterford

Roundwood Village, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Family fun in the heart of the Ring of Beara.

Best family attraction in the West, top facilities.

Outdoor family fun with modern conveniences.

4* village park beside Wicklow National Park.

€20 OFFER

€215 OFFER

€75 OFFER

€156 OFFER

Caravan/tent/car pitch (2 adults, 2 kids) - €20 per night. 4 nights for 3 with this offer or other caravan, motorhome, tent pitch for 2 adults & 2 kids

3 nights pitch & 3 days tickets to Westport House & Adventure Park for a family of 4 - €215 in total

M/wk: 3 nights pitch for 2 adults & up to 3 kids, 16 or under - €75. Additional nights - €25 per night m/wk or €30 w/end. Free electricity in June & September

7 nights for the price of 6 - €156 for 2 adults Children under 3 free & free playground

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to August 31, ‘14

Valid June 1 to September 28, ‘14

Valid June 1 to September 20, ‘14

TO BOOK: 064 668 3131

TO BOOK: 098 277 66

TO BOOK: 051 381 979

TO BOOK: 01 281 8163

www.CreveenLodge.com

www.WestportHouse.ie

www.NewtownCove.com

www.DublinWicklowCamping.com

ENJOY FUN BY THE COAST With over 70 Blue Flag beaches, Summer is the perfect time to head to the coast. Go swimming, surfing, sailboarding, kayaking or diving. Enjoy an exhilarating cliff walk or go dolphin or whale watching. Take in an exciting sea cruise or a boat trip to an island. For family fun ideas visit www.DiscoverIreland.ie

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20 SUMMER

FESTIVAL TIMES Summer is the perfect time to plan your festival break! Whether you’re looking for family fun, magical music or the great outdoors, there is plenty to make your summer sizzle. For full listings check out www.DiscoverIreland.ie/whats-on

MOVE TO THE SUMMER BEAT

GREAT SUMMER SPORT

FROM TRAD TO CHAMBER MUSIC AND POP WATCH OR JOIN IN! West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bantry

June 27July 5

www.westcorkmusic.ie

Sea Sessions Surf & Music Festival, Bundoran

June 27-29

www.seasessions.com

2014 European Marathon Bike Championships, Ballyhoura

June 14-15

www.euromarathonchamps.com

Craic In The Granite, Aughrim

June 27-29

www.craicinthegranite.webs.com

Irish Open Golf Championships, Fota Island Resort

June 19-22

www.discoverireland.ie/golf

Westport Festival of Music and Food

June 28-29

www.westportfestival.com

Donegal International Rally Ireland

June 20-22

www.donegalrally.ie

Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy - Miltown Malbay

July 5-13

www.scoilsamhraidhwillieclancy.com

Castlebar International 4 Days' Walks 2014

July 3-6

www.castlebar4dayswalks.com

Grove Festival, Bray

July 5-6

www.groovefestival.ie

Waterways Ireland triAthlone

July 5

www.triathlone.com

Buncrana Music Festival

July 10-13

www.facebook.com/ buncranamusicfestival

Galway Racing Festival

July 28August 3

www.galwayraces.com

Loughcrew Summer Music Festival, Oldcastle

July 12-13

www.loughcrew.com

Dublin Horse Show 2014

August 6-10 www.dublinhorseshow.com

Carrick Water Music Festival, Carrick-on-Shannon

July 15-20

www.carrickwatermusicfestival.com

Longitude, Marlay Park, Dublin July 18-20

www.longitude.ie

Cahersiveen Festival of Music & the Arts

August 1-3

www.celticmusicfestival.com

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Sligo

August 10-17

www.fleadhcheoil.ie

The Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford

August 23-24

www.theseankellytour.com

Ukulele Hooley, Dún Laoghaire

August 23-24

www.ukulelehooley.com

Harvest Time Blues Festival, Monaghan

September 5-7

www.harvestblues.ie

FLEADH CHEOIL NA HÉIREANN SLIGO. AUGUST 10 - 17, 2014

If you want to enjoy the world’s biggest and best traditional Irish music festival, head to Sligo for this year’s Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. It’s a week-long jamboree of music, song and dance, not to mention late nights and great family fun! Visit www.FleadhCheoil.ie

CONTINUED OVERLEAF ›› IMPORTANT: Event dates and details can be subject to change. It is always advisable to check the details in advance of travelling.


21 SUMMER

FESTIVAL TIMES Continued from page 20

TREAT YOURSELF TO A FESTIVAL BREAK

CULTURAL HAPPENINGS

DUBLIN HORSE SHOW AUGUST 6 - 10, 2014

The Dublin Horse Show is one of the highlights of the summer. It’s a celebration of Ireland’s affinity with the horse, from the best show horses to the best international show jumpers. It’s also a great family event. In addition to major equestrian competitions, there is live music and entertainment, art, fashion, shopping, food and lots more to be enjoyed. Check out www.DublinHorseShow.com

GREAT FILM, LITERARY AND ARTS EVENTS

KILKENNY ARTS FESTIVAL AUGUST 8 - 17, 2014

The Kilkenny Arts Festival is one Ireland’s premier and oldest multi-disciplinary arts festivals. Over its 10 day programme it will feature the best of Irish and international theatre, music, film, craft, dance, literature, visual arts, and street and children’s events. It’s a special event and one that will reward a visit! See www.KilkennyArts.ie

IMPORTANT: Event dates and details can be subject to change. It is always advisable to check the details in advance of travelling.

Carlow Arts Festival - Eigse 2014 June 6-15

www.eigsecarlow.ie

Cork Midsummer Festival

June 19-23

www.corkmidsummer.com

In Humbert's Footsteps, Ballina

June 25-29

www.humbertsfootsteps.com

Wexford Maritime Festival

June 27-29

www.wexfordmaritimefestival.ie

Féile Brian Ború, Killaloe-Ballina July 3-6

www.feilebrianboru.com

Clonmel Junction Festival

July 4-13

www.junctionfestival.com

Galway Film Fleadh

July 8-13

www.galwayfilmfleadh.com

Earagail Arts Festival, Donegal

July 12-26

www.eaf.ie

Galway Arts Festival

July 14-27

www.galwayartsfestival.com

Boyle Arts Festival

July 24August 2

www.boylearts.com

The 55th Yeats International Summer School, Sligo

July 27August 8

www.yeatssociety.com

Waterford Spraoi

August 1-3

www.spraoi.com

Kilkenny Arts Festival

August 8-17

www.kilkennyarts.ie

Terryglass Arts Festival

August 13-17

www.terryglassartsfestival.ie

Dublin Fringe Festival

September 6-21

www.fringefest.com

Clifden Arts Festival

September 18-28

www.clifdenartsweek.ie

Kinsale Arts Festival 2014

September 19-28

www.kinsaleartsfestival.com

Dublin Theatre Festival

September 25- www.dublintheatrefestival.com October 12


22 GALWAY ARTS FESTIVAL JULY 14 - 27, 2014

OTHER GREAT HAPPENINGS

The Galway Arts Festival is just not to be missed. It’s now well established as one of Europe’s premier cultural events with hundreds of writers, artists, performers and musicians creating magical theatre, spectacle, street art, music, comedy, literature and music. It all adds up to a stunning fortnight of cultural activity and celebration. Over 160,000 attended events at last year’s festival. Visit www.GalwayArtsFestival.com

A TASTE OF SUMMER FUN

HAVE A LAUGH!

GUARANTEED TO CHEER YOU

Taste of Dublin 2014

June 12-15

www.tasteofdublin.ie

Irish Maritime Festival, Drogheda

June 13-15

www.maritimefestival.ie

Bray Summerfest

July 5August 4 (weekends)

www.braysummerfest.com

Ballina Salmon Festival

July 6-13

www.ballinasalmonfestival.ie

Féile Na Mara, Achill Island

July 18-20

www.feilenamara.com

Bray Air Display 2014

July 20

www.brayairdisplay.com

Taste of Cavan 2014

August 8-9

www.thisiscavan.ie

Rosscarbery Family Festival

August 8-17

www.rosscarbery.ie/family-festival/

Tullamore Show & AIB National Livestock Show

August 10

www.tullamoreshow.com

Puck Fair, Killorglin

August 10-12

www.puckfair.ie

Rose of Tralee International Festival

August 15-19

www.roseoftralee.ie

Irish Game And Country Fair, Birr

August 23-24

www.irishgameandcountryfair.com

National Heritage Week

August 23-31

www.heritageweek.ie

Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival

September 5-7

www.capeclearstorytelling.com

Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival

September 25-28

www.galwayoysterfestival.com

For a full listing of festivals and events check out Laya Healthcare Street Performance World Championship Dublin

July 11-13

www.spwc.ie

www.DiscoverIreland.ie/whats-on

Laya Healthcare Street Performance World Championship Cork

July 19-20

www.spwc.ie

and discover the possibilities.


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