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GREAT VALUE SUMMER DEALS IT’S SUMMER. THE KIDS ARE OFF. THE WEATHER IS GOOD. 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 REASONS TO VISIT. CHECK THEM OUT.

YOUR BREAK FINDER SOUTH WEST

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LAKELANDS

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SHANNON

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DUBLIN’S DOORSTEP

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SOUTH EAST

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NORTH WEST

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ALSO INSIDE RESTAURANT OFFERS (RAI)

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GOOD FOOD IRELAND OFFERS

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SUMMER FAMILY FUN

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FESTIVALS & EVENTS

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DERRY

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FAMILY BREAKS

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CARAVAN & CAMPING OFFERS 35

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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.

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SLIGO LEITRIM

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.

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MAYO ROSCOMMON LONGFORD

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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.

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GALWAY NORTH OFFALY

KILDARE STH OFFALY

WICKLOW

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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.

NORTH TIPPERARY CARLOW

LIMERICK

KERRY

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.

SOUTH TIPPERARY

KILKENNY WEXFORD


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FAMILY BREAKS ALWAYS CHECK OFFER WITH THE ACCOMMODATION PRIOR TO BOOKING (see page 1).

CORK | KERRY CORK

GALWAY CORK

GALWAY CORK

GALWAY CORK

BANTRY BAY

GREAT FAMILY BREAKS

FAMILY FUN BREAKS

CLONAKILTY GETAWAY

The Maritime Hotel, 4*

Westlodge Hotel & Cottages, 3*

Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens, 3*

Bantry, Co. Cork

Bantry, Co. Cork

The Carrigaline Court Hotel & Leisure Centre, 4*, Carrigaline, Co. Cork

Leisure centre, free kids club,’ You Time’ Spa.

Beautifully located in scenic West Cork.

Free kids club, great food & lively atmosphere.

Boutique hotel, ideal for touring West Cork.

149PPS OFFER:

99 OFFER:

130PPS OFFER:

Clonakilty, Co. Cork

95PPS OFFER:

2B&B+1D - €149pps m/wk or €169pps w/end Upgrade to family suite €30 extra per night (sleeps 4) Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

2B&B+1D for 2 adults & 2 kids - €340 in total. Room only in family room - €99 per night

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Sun-Wed: 2B&B - €95pps; 2B&B+1D - €120pps; 3B&B - €135pps; 3B&B+1D €160pps Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

027 547 00 www.TheMaritime.ie

027 503 60 www.WestlodgeHotel.ie

021 485 2100 www.CarrigCourt.com

023 883 3258 www.FernhillHouseHotel.com

CORK

2B&B+1D - €130pps 3B&B+1D - €170pps Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B)

CORK

CORK

CORK

SUNDAY SPECIAL

GREAT FAMILY GETAWAY

GREAT FAMILY GETAWAY

CITY SUMMER GETAWAY

Quality Hotel & Leisure Club, 3*

Oriel House Hotel Leisure Club & Spa, 4*

Best Western Montenotte Hotel, 4*

The Gresham Metropole, 3*

Clonakilty, Co. Cork

Ballincollig, Cork

Middle Glanmire Road, Montenotte, Cork

MacCurtain Street, Cork City

Georgina Campbell ‘Family Friendly Hotel 2010’.

Leisure centre & spa, family bedrooms.

Leisure club, swimming pool, sauna, steam room.

Leisure centre, city centre location.

49PPS OFFER: Sun: 1B&B - €49 per adult, €30 per child Includes Jungle Gym & Kids Kamp

109PPS OFFER:

119PPS OFFER:

2B&B+1D - €109pps m/wk or €119pps w/end Kid’s dinner menu from €7

2B&B+1D - €119pps m/wk or €139pps w/end 7 nights self-catering for 4 - €800

109PPS OFFER: 2B&B+1D - €109pps m/wk or €119pps w/end Includes use of leisure centre

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

Hotel: up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B)

Valid July 1 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

023 883 6400 www.QualityHotelClonakilty.com

021 420 8400 www.OrielHouseHotel.ie

021 453 0050 www.TheMontenotteHotel.com

021 464 3700 / 1850 777 777 www.Gresham-Hotels.com

CORK

CORK

CORK MORE GREAT

VALUE CITY BREAKS

CITY CENTRE BREAK

GREAT FAMILY BREAKS

Hotel Isaacs & Isaacs Apartments, 3*

Maldron Hotel & Leisure Club Cork, 3*

Maryborough Hotel & Spa, 4*

48 MacCurtain Street, Cork City

John Redmond Street, Cork City

Douglas, Cork

City centre location for all Cork festivals!

Free limited parking, leisure club, internet.

Gardens, leisure club, pet farm, Wi-Fi, spa.

108PPS OFFER:

119PPS OFFER:

65PPS OFFER:

2B&B+1D - €108pps m/wk or €118pps w/end 2 nights room only in 2 bed apt - €215 (sleeps 4)

2B&B+1D & bottle of wine - €119pps m/wk or €129pps w/end; Free kids club activities

2B&B+1D - €139pps m/wk or €155pps w/end; 1B&B – 65pps . Connecting rooms available.

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

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

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

Valid June 12 to September 30, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

021 450 0011 www.IsaacsCork.com

021 452 9200 www.MaldronHotels.com

021 436 5555 www.Maryborough.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).

SOUTH WEST OFFERS ON

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SOUTH WEST Continued from page 2

Brilliant Summer Fun

FAMILY BREAKS ALWAYS CHECK OFFER WITH THE ACCOMMODATION PRIOR TO BOOKING (see page 1).

CORK | KERRY CORK

GALWAY CORK

GALWAY CORK

GALWAY CORK

CHILDREN STAY FREE

EXCITING CHOICES!

KINSALE LUXURY BREAK

KINSALE GETAWAY

Rochestown Park Hotel, 4*

The Heron’s Cove B&B and Restaurant,

Trident Hotel, 4*

The Blue Haven Hotel, 3*

Douglas, Cork

The Harbour, Goleen, Co. Cork

World’s End, Kinsale, Co. Cork

3/4 Pearse Street, Kinsale, Co. Cork

Luxury 4*, leisure centre, Wi-Fi, free parking.

Seaview ensuite rooms, great food, lots to do!

Stunning location overlooking Kinsale Harbour.

Boutique hotel, town centre, bar, restaurant.

129PPS OFFER:

55PPS OFFER:

125PPS OFFER:

130PPS OFFER:

All wk: 2B&B+1D - €129pps

All wk: 1B&B+1D - €55pps (€60pps Jul-Aug); 2B&B+1D - €90pps (€100pps Jul-Aug)

2B&B+1D - €125pps m/wk or €150pps w/end

M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €130pps (Jun); €145pps (Jul-Aug)

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

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

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

Based on double room

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 ‘11 to April 30, ‘12

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 7 to August 31, ’11

021 489 0800 www.RochestownPark.com

028 352 25 www.TheHeronsCove.ie

021 477 9300 www.TridentHotel.com

021 477 2209 www.BlueHavenKinsale.com

CORK

CORK

CORK

KERRY

FAMILY BREAK

FAMILY ESCAPE BREAK

FAMILY FUN HOLIDAY

FAMILY HOLIDAY BREAK

Celtic Ross Hotel, 3*

West Cork Hotel, 3*

Carleton Village, 4*

West Coast Holidays, 4*

Rosscarbery, West Cork

Ilen Street, Skibbereen, Co. Cork

Youghal, Co. Cork

Ballybunion, Banna, Kenmare or Killarney

Leisure centre, kids club, free car park.

Town centre, gateway to West Cork, activities.

Outdoor heated pool, tennis court, playground.

Close to amenities and town centre, sleeps 6/8.

299 OFFER: 2B&B+1D for 2 adults & 2 kids (under 12) sharing - €299 in total

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

023 884 8722 www.CelticRossHotel.com

KERRY

129PPS OFFER: All wk: 2B&B+1D - €129pps

699 OFFER:

349 OFFER:

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid July 1 to August 28, ’11

7 nights - €349 per house (Jun); €599 per house (Jul-Aug); Book by Jun 24, get €50 discount off Jul-Aug rates Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

028 212 77 www.WestCorkHotel.com

087 667 0628 www.Carleton.ie

061 335 799 www.WestCoastHolidays.ie

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

KERRY

7 nights in 2 bedroom villa - €699

KERRY

KERRY

FARM COTTAGE BREAKS

FAMILY GETAWAY BREAK

ROMANCE ON THE LAKES

HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON

Doire Farm Character Cottages, 4*

Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa, 5*

The Brehon & Angsana Spa, 4*

Dromhall Hotel, 4*

Ring of Kerry, Kenmare, Co. Kerry

Lakes of Killarney, Co. Kerry

Muckross Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Muckross Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Relax, unwind, recharge & experience farm life.

Leisure centre, spa, tennis court, free parking.

One of Ireland’s top 4* hotels, 2 mins drive from town.

Leisure centre, private parking, 5 min to town.

500 OFFER: 7 nights - €500 to €550 (sleeps 2-3) 7 nights - €500 to €700 (sleeps 4-6)

Valid June 6 to September 30, ’11

0876379160/0646685312 www.KenmareHolidayCottages.com

225PPS OFFER: 2B&B+1D - €225pps m/wk or €245pps w/end Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B)

189PPS OFFER: 2B&B+1D - €189pps m/wk or €219pps w/end Includes pre-dinner cocktails & lake cruise

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to September 30, ’11

064 663 1766 www.AghadoeHeights.com

064 667 1543 www.TheBrehon.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).

139PPS OFFER: 2B&B+1D - €139pps (Jun&Sept); €159pps (Jul-Aug); Room only rate also available Family & interconnecting rooms available

Valid June 6 to September 30, ’11

064 663 9300 www.Dromhall.com


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GALWAY CORK

CORK

KINSALE GETAWAY

AUGUST W/END GETAWAY

The Old Bank Town House, 4*

Trabolgan Holiday Village Cork, 3*

10/11 Pearse Street, Kinsale, Co. Cork

Whitegate, Midleton, Co. Cork

Guesthouse, town centre, cafe, gourmet store.

Pool paradise, play areas, Starbucks, Fireman Sam.

130PPS OFFER: M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €130pps (Jun); €145pps (Jul-Aug)

136PPS OFFER: 4 nights w/end – €136pps Rates based on a family of 5 sharing

Based on double room

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid July 29 to August 2, ’11

021 477 4075 www.OldBankHouseKinsale.com

021 466 1551 www.Trabolgan.com

KERRY

KERRY

ACTIVE SUMMER

GREAT FAMILY GETAWAY

Dingle Benners Hotel, 3*

Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort, 3*

Main Street, Dingle, Co. Kerry

Sneem Road, Kenmare, Co. Kerry

Classic old world town centre hotel, parking.

Leisure centre, kids club, close to town.

230PPS OFFER:

238 OFFER:

M/wk: 3B&B+1D, sea cruise & pkd lunch €280pps ; W/end: 2B&B+1D, bike trek & pkd lunch - €230pps. Up to 2 kids, under 3, free sharing (B&B) Valid June 6 to September 30, ’11

Sun-Mon: 2B&B+1D for 2 adults & 2 kids (under 16) sharing - €238 in total

066 915 1638 www.DingleBenners.com

1890930033/0646641300 www.KenmareBayHotel.com

KERRY

LAKE ADVENTURE The Lake Hotel, 4* Muckross Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry Family owned, lakeside, dining, activities.

210PPS OFFER: 3B&B+1D - €210pps Activity packages from €180pps (cycle, boat, walk)

Valid June 6 to September 30, ’11

064 663 1035 www.LakeHotel.com

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

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THE SOUTH WEST IN SUMMER FESTIVALS GALORE This summer, whether it’s culture, music or the craic – the South West has it all. Enjoy Cork Mid Summer Fest (Jun. 11 -26), Kinsale Arts Week (Jul. 9-17), Killarney Summer Fest (Jul. 23-31), The Sneem Family Festival (Jul. 20-24) and The Rose of Tralee (Aug. 19-23). ANIMAL ADVENTURES The South West offers magical animal adventures. Visit Fota Wildlife Park, home to some of the world’s most wonderful animals, or take a Seafari from Kenmare, cruising the wildlife/ seal-rich paradise of Kenmare Bay. Or why not head to Killarney National Park, a nature lovers dream with its red deer and white tailed sea eagles or visit the Donkey Sanctuary in Liscarroll, Co. Cork. CREST OF A WAVE Ride the waves or just chill out or play on the sandy beaches at Banna, Ballyheigue or Ballybunion. Or take a stroll along some of Cork’s finest blue flag beaches and unwind at Garryvoe, Claycastle or Barleycove. FANTASTIC FAMILY ACTIVITIES Visit indoor centres like Toby World, the Aquadome or Bowling Buddys, all in Tralee. Go boating on the Lakes of Killarney or go see famous ‘Fungi the dolphin’ in Dingle. In Cork, visit the Butter Museum; explore the use of energy in the ‘Lifetime Lab’; take ‘a tour of the universe’ at the Blackrock Observatory or step back in time to life as a prisoner in Cork City Gaol.

SPOTLIGHT Spectacular Golf Experience spectacular golf in the South West. Join in the fun at the Irish Open which is being held at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club from Jul. 28–31. Or practice your own skills on a choice of wonderful courses including Ballybunion, Tralee, the Old Head of Kinsale and Fota Island.


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SOUTH WEST Continued from page 4

Brilliant Summer Fun

FAMILY BREAKS ALWAYS CHECK OFFER WITH THE ACCOMMODATION PRIOR TO BOOKING (see page 1).

CORK | KERRY GALWAY KERRY

KERRY

GALWAY KERRY

GALWAY KERRY

SELF CATERING APTS

A KERRY GEM

KILLARNEY FAMILY FUN

LEISURE BREAKS

The Malton, 4*

Randles Court Hotel, 4*

Travel Inn Killarney, 4*

Castlerosse Hotel & Golf Resort, 3*

Killarney, Co. Kerry

Muckross Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Fossa, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Lower Lake, Killarney, Co. Kerry

6 acres, playground, pool, tennis, treatments.

Luxury, great location, family welcome.

Flexible room configuration - ideal for families.

20m pool, 9 hole golf course, kids playground.

425 OFFER:

109PPS OFFER:

160PPS OFFER:

149PPS OFFER:

4B&B - €160 per adult; €70 per child Continental breakfast served daily

M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €149pps; 3B&B+2D €229pps

Valid June 6 to September 30, ’11

Valid June 6 to September 30, ’11

Valid July 1 to August 31, ’11

064 663 5333 www.RandlesCourt.com

064 662 3600 www.TravelInn.ie

1850 770 000 www.Castlerosse.ie

Jun: 2 nights - €425 to €525; 7 nights - €695 to €795; Jul-Aug: 7 nights - €825 to €975

2B&B - €109pps (Jun&Sept); €130pps (Jul-Aug) ; Book by June 15 for free room upgrade if available

Self-catering, includes family fun programme

Family & interconnecting rooms available

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

064 663 8000 www.TheMalton.com

KERRY

KERRY

KERRY

KERRY

SUMMER BREAK

TOWN CENTRE

SUMMER HOLIDAY BREAK

RELAXING FAMILY STAY

Arbutus Lodge Apartments, 3*

Killarney Haven Suites, 3*

Killarney Lakeland Cottages, 3* & 4*

Rookery Mews Apartments, 3*

Aghadoe, Killarney, Co. Kerry

50 High Street, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Muckross, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Rookery Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Cosy self-catering apts in scenic location.

Town centre, free car park on site.

Superb holiday cottages by Lakes of Killarney.

On site playground.

230 OFFER:

210 OFFER:

Jun: 7 nights - €230 (1 bed); €320 (2 bed) Jul-Aug: 7 nights - €300(1 bed); €450 (2 bed)

3 nights - €210 (1 bed); €270 (holiday suite) 4 nights - €280 (1 bed); €360 (holiday suite)

For short breaks, contact us

Sleeps 1-3

Valid June 6 to August 27, ’11

064 663 1554 www.Arbutus-Lodge.com

KERRY

320 OFFER:

210 OFFER: 3 nights - €210 (1 bed); €300 (2 bed) 4 nights - €280 (1 bed); €400 (2 bed)

Valid June 24 to August 31, ’11

3/4 nights m/wk - €320 in 3*; €365 in 4* 2/3 nights w/end - €340 in 3*; €385 in 4* 7 nights - €625 in 3*; €705 in 4* Valid July 1 to August 31, ’11

0646633570/0872658844 www.Killarney-SelfCatering.com

064 663 3290 www.KillarneyCottages.com

0646633570/0872658844 www.Killarney-SelfCatering.com

KERRY

MORE GREAT

KERRY

Sleeps 2-5. Cots & high-chairs available

Valid June 24 to August 31, ’11

OFFERS ONLINE @ FAMILY BREAK

GREAT SEASIDE HOTEL

FAMILY BREAK

Courtyard Cottages, 4*

Derrynane Hotel & Holiday Homes, 3*

The Heights Hotel Killarney, 3*

Greenlawns, Blennerville, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry

Cork Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Tennis court, playground, free pony rides on site.

Family run, leisure facilities & children’s fun.

Family run, own grounds, free car park.

450 OFFER 7 nights in 2 bed cottage (sleeps 4-5) & welcome basket – €450 (Jun); €650 (Jul-Aug)

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

066 712 4494 www.CountyKerryHolidays.com

179PPS OFFER:

99PPS OFFER:

M/wk: 3B&B+2D - €249pps; W/end: 2B&B+1D - €179pps; guided walks Saturdays

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

Family rates & rooms available, under 4’s free

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

Valid July 7 to August 20, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

066 947 5136 www.Derrynane.com

064 663 1158 www.KillarneyHeights.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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GALWAY KERRY

KERRY

KERRY

KERRY

FUN FOR ALL AGES

FAMILY GETAWAYS

TOWN CENTRE HOTEL

FAMILY FUN BREAKS

The Gleneagle Hotel & Apartments, 3*

Holiday Inn Killarney, 3*

Scotts Hotel Killarney, 3*

Muckross Lakeside Holiday Village, 4*

Muckross Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Muckross Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Scotts Street, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Muckross Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Family fun & nightly entertainment.

Full leisure facilities, 5 min to town centre.

Live entertainment, free car park, lake cruise.

4* self catering houses, recently refurbished.

129 OFFER: 1B&B - €129 per family room 5 nights self-catering in 4* apt - €699

Valid June 6 to December 19, ’11

064 667 1550 www.GleneagleHotel.com

KERRY

109PPS OFFER:

135PPS OFFER:

765 OFFER:

Jun:2B&B+1D-€109ppsm/wkor€119ppsw/end; Jul-Aug:2B&B+1D-€129ppsm/wkor€139ppsw/end

2B&B+1D - €135pps m/wk or €155pps w/end Includes free lake cruise

7 nights & bike hire, water activities & jaunting car trip for 2 adults & 3 kids - €765 in total

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

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

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 30, ’11

064 663 3000 www.HolidayInnKillarney.com

064 663 1060 www.ScottsHotelKillarney.com

064 663 6667 www.KillarneyHolidayVillage.com

KERRY

KERRY

KERRY

FUN FAMILY BREAKS

GREAT SUMMER BREAKS

FUN FAMILY GETAWAY

FAMILY VALUE BREAK

Parknasilla Resort & Spa, 4*

Carlton Hotel Tralee, 4*

Manor West Hotel & Leisure Club, 4*

Coisceim Village, 4*

Sneem, Co. Kerry

Dan Spring Road, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Tralee, Co. Kerry

Tralee, Co. Kerry

4* hotel resort on 500 acres, full day spa.

Free Aquadome & greyhound track, kids club.

Leisure centre, family rooms, new bar & bistro.

4 bed homes, ensuite, sleeps 8, family friendly.

249PPS OFFER:

99 OFFER:

115PPS OFFER:

250 OFFER:

2B&B+1D - €249pps; 3B&B+2D - €349pps Includes use of leisure facilities

Room only - €99 per night; 1B&B - €60pps; 2B&B+1D - €119pps

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

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

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

Up to 2 kids, under 10, free sharing (room only)

Valid June 7 to September 30, ’11

Valid June 6 to September 30, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 18, ’11

064 667 5600 www.ParknasillaHotel.ie

066 719 9100 www.Carlton.ie

066 719 4500 www.ManorWestHotel.ie

087 686 5551 www.CoisceimVillage.com

SUMMER

TWEET Check out the great family fun and festival ideas on pages 28 to 34.

GO BY RAIL! Planning a break? Why not leave the car and take the train? Visit www.IrishRail.ie

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

KIDS 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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SUMMER FUN IN GALWAY

IRELAND’S VERY BEST

FAMILY FUN BREAKS

LUXURY BREAKS

Raheen Woods Hotel & Kardio Kids, 3* Athenry, Co. Galway

The Twelve Hotel, 4*

The Claregalway Hotel, 3*

Abbeyglen Castle Hotel, 4*

Coast Road, Barna, Co. Galway

Claregalway Village, Co. Galway

Sky Road, Clifden, Co. Galway

Kids club, leisure centre & spa, family rooms.

The best of Connemara – 3 nights plus cruise.

Leisure club, family friendly, free parking.

4* castle hotel with beauty & relaxation rooms.

299 OFFER:

288PPS OFFER:

2B&B+1D for 2 adults & 2 kids – €299 in total. Lots of outdoor activities nearby

3B&B+2D & cruise – €288pps m/wk or €328pps w/end. Family rates available

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

TO BOOK: 091 875 888 www.RaheenWoodsHotel.ie

TO BOOK: 091 597 000 www.TheTwelveHotel.ie

GALWAY

40PPS OFFER:

199PPS OFFER:

2B&B+1D – €149pps to €159pps; 3B&B+2D – €159pps to €189pps; Sun: 1B&B – €40pps

M/wk: 3B&B+3D – €199pps + 12.5% service W/end: 2B&B+2D – €199pps + 12.5% service

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

Includes €25 spa voucher per room

Valid June 6 to September 4, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

TO BOOK: 091 738 300 www.ClaregalwayHotel.ie

TO BOOK: 095 212 01 / 1850 357 035 www.Abbeyglen.ie

GALWAY

GALWAY

GALWAY

FUN FAMILY BREAKS

SPECTACULAR SETTING

FAMILY SEASIDE BREAK

GLAMOROUS GETAWAY

Delphi Mountain Resort, 4*

Delphi Lodge,

Renvyle House Hotel, 3*

The g Hotel, 5*

Leenane, Co. Galway

Leenane, Co. Galway

Renvyle, Connemara, Co. Galway

Wellpark, Galway City

Stunningly located, spa, activity centre.

Award winning country house & fishing lodge.

Family hotel, kids club, beach, outdoor pool.

Award winning spa, gourmet food, free parking.

649 OFFER:

99PPS OFFER:

759 OFFER:

190PPS OFFER:

3B&B+2D for 2 adults & 3B&B+3 kids meals for 2 kids (under 14) – €759 in total Includes many free organised activities Valid July 3 to 23, ’11

2B&B+1D – €190pps m/wk or €235pps w/end Includes use of Thermal Suite

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

M/wk: 2B&B+2D – €235pps M/wk: 3B&B+3D – €295pps B&B – €99pppn. Dinner €49 Valid June 6 to September 29, ’11

TO BOOK: 095 422 08 www.DelphiMountainResort.com

TO BOOK: 095 422 22 www.DelphiLodge.ie

TO BOOK: 095 435 11 www.Renvyle.com

TO BOOK: 091 865 200 www.ThegHotel.ie

GALWAY

GALWAY

GALWAY

3B&B+2D for 2 adults & 2 kids sharing a family room – €649 in total

GALWAY

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR

FAMILY BREAKS

CITY LEISURE BREAKS

FAMILY CITY HOLIDAYS

The Westwood Hotel, 4*

Carlton Hotel Galway City, 3*

The Harbour Hotel, 3*

Menlo Park Apartment Complex, 3*

Dangan, Newcastle, Galway City

Dublin Road, Galway City East

New Dock Road, Galway City

Terryland, Headford Road, Galway City

Country surroundings in the city.

Leisure club, kids club, free parking.

Ideally located in Galway city centre.

Luxury apts on hotel grounds near city centre.

199PPS OFFER:

179PPS OFFER:

109PPS OFFER:

349 OFFER:

3B&B+1D & 2 family passes to local activities – €199pps

M/wk: 3B&B+2D – €179pps Kids club (additional charge)

2B&B+1D – €109pps m/wk or €169pps w/end

Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B +1D)

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

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

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

4 nights (Sun-Thu) – €349 (2 bed); €399 (3 bed). 7 nights – €529 (2 bed); €599 (3 bed) 2 bed sleeps 4, 3 bed sleeps 6 Valid June 6 to August 27, ’11

TO BOOK: 1850 366 000 www.WestwoodHouseHotel.com

TO BOOK: 091 381 200 www.CarltonHotelGalway.com

TO BOOK: 091 894 800 www.Harbour.ie

TO BOOK: 091 768 663 www.MenloParkGalway.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 BREAKS ALWAYS CHECK OFFER WITH THE ACCOMMODATION PRIOR TO BOOKING

THE WEST IN SUMMER

(see page 1).

GALWAY GALWAY

GALWAY

FAMILY BREAKS

FAMILY PACKAGE

Clifden Station House, 3*

Connemara Coast Hotel, 4*

Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway

Furbo, Co. Galway

Leisure hotel with leisure centre, spa, shops.

Resort hotel with leisure centre & kids club.

249PPS OFFER: M/wk: 4B&B+3D – €249pps W/end: 3B&B+2D – €249pps

999 OFFER:

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

M/wk: 4B&B+3D for 2 adults & 2 kids in interconnected rooms – €999 in total Get 5th night free (room only) Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

TO BOOK: 095 216 99 www.ClifdenStationHouse.com

TO BOOK: 091 592 108 www.SinnottHotels.com

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

GALWAY

GALWAY

SUMMER SPECIAL

PAMPERING SPA BREAK

Hotel Meyrick, 4*

Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Galway, 4*

Eyre Square, Galway City

Lough Atalia Road, Galway City

Leisure centre, city centre.

City centre, spa, pool, parking.

170PPS OFFER:

M/wk: 3B&B+2D – €220pps W/end: 2B&B+1D – €170pps

Valid June 6 to September 30, ’11

TO BOOK: 091 564 041 www.HotelMeyrick.ie

GALWAY

190PPS OFFER: M/wk: 2B&B & spa treatment –€190pps One child, under 12, free sharing (B&B)

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

TO BOOK: 091 538 300 www.RadissonHotelGalway.com

MORE GREAT

WEST SUMMER BAY BREAKS Galway Bay Hotel, 4* Salthill, Galway Award-winning; kids camp, stunning views, pool.

189PPS OFFER: 2B&B+1D plus Corrib boat cruise – €189pps m/wk or €209pps w/end Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B)

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

TO BOOK: 091 520 520 www.GalwayBayHotel.com

OFFERS ON NEXT PAGE ››

BEACHES, BEACHES, BEACHES With hundreds of kilometres of coastline there are sandy beaches and clear waters in abundance. Many have Blue Flag status so you can be assured of the water quality and safety facilities. MACNAS FESTIVAL PARADE A must for the children and the child within you! The Parade takes to Galway City’s streets on Jul. 17. The spectacle has to be seen to be believed – you really can’t miss it! ISLAND LIFE Traffic is virtually non-existent on the offshore islands and freedom is the order of the day for the little ones. For the grown-ups why not check out Patrún Inis Mór (Jun. 24-26) or the Clare Island Regatta in July. VISITOR ATTRACTIONS Museums, visitor attractions, playgrounds, indoor play centres and an abundance of forest parks – something for everyone. Don’t miss the Midsummer Fire Festival at Brigit’s Garden, Connemara (Jun. 25) with fire dancers, drumming, Solstice bonfire & a torch-lit parade through the Celtic gardens. FESTIVALS AND FUN Here’s a taster! Castlebar 4 Days’ Walks (Jun. 30 – Jul. 3), Ballina Salmon Festival (Jul. 10-17), Galway Arts Festival (Jul. 11-24), Boyle Arts Festival (Jul. 21-30), Galway Races (Jul. 25-31), Westport Music Festival (Aug. 4-7) and the Connemara Pony Show (Aug. 15-21).

SPOTLIGHT CONNEMARA – FREEDOM FOR FAMILIES Breathe deep and relax as Connemara works its magic! Always a very popular destination for families with great accommodation, food, scenery, family attractions & activities, beaches and festivals. Enjoy!


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FOOD, FUN AND THRILLING ACTIVITIES

GALWAY | MAYO | ROSCOMMON GALWAY

GALWAY GALWAY

GALWAY GALWAY

GALWAY MAYO

FAMILY GETAWAY

GREAT FAMILY GETAWAY

FAMILY FUN BREAKS

GREAT FAMILY HOLIDAY

Radharc na gCorr Apartments, 3*

Ardilaun Hotel & Leisure Club, 4*

Maldron Hotel Galway, 3*

Óstán Oileán Acla, 3*

Knocknacarra, Salthill, Galway

Taylors Hill, Galway City

Oranmore, Co. Galway

Achill Sound, Achill Island, Co. Mayo

Ideal to explore Galway and surrounds.

Spacious gardens, kids club, leisure club.

Indoor & outdoor play area, leisure ctr, pool.

Small, family friendly seaside hotel.

300 OFFER:

149PPS OFFER:

3 nights m/wk – €300 7 nights – €500 Sleeps 6. Get 10% off activities Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

2B&B+1D – €149pps m/wk or €195pps w/end Includes use of leisure club, free parking

TO BOOK: 086 815 9134 www.GalwayHolidayLets.com

MAYO

295 OFFER:

450 OFFER: 5B&B for 2 adults & 2 kids (under 12) sharing – €450 in total . Extensive bar food menu

Valid June 6 to September 30, ’11

2B&B+1D – €295 in total; 3B&B+1D – €395 in total. Rates based on 2 adults & 2 kids (under 12) sharing Valid June 6 to July 21, ’11

TO BOOK: 091 521 433 www.TheArdilaunHotel.ie

TO BOOK: 091 792 244 www.MaldronHotelGalway.com

TO BOOK: 098 451 38 www.AchillIslandHotel.com

Kids €15 B&B per night sharing, infants free

MAYO

MAYO

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

MAYO

SUMMER FAMILY BREAKS

GREAT FAMILY GETAWAY

FAMILY FUN

OLD SKOOL FAMILY FUN

Downhill House Hotel, 3*

Breaffy House Resort & Spa, 3*

McWilliam Park Hotel, 4*

The Old Deanery Holiday Cottages, 4*

Downhill Road, Ballina, Co. Mayo

Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Kilcolman Road, Claremorris, Co. Mayo

Steeple Hill, Killala, Co. Mayo

All-in summer family breaks, free Cubs Club.

Leisure centre, spa, free kids club, parking.

Leisure complex & Bizzie Bees Kids Club.

399 OFFER:

249 OFFER:

Comfy, green, wild ocean views, craic galore!

620 OFFER: 7 nights – €620; 14 nights – €999 (sleeps 6) Free turf, Wi-Fi & kitchen garden

Valid June 6 to September 30, ’11

2B&B+1D & visit to Pet Farm or Museum of Country Life for 2 adults & 2 kids – €299 in total Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

TO BOOK: 094 902 2033 www.BreaffyHouseResort.com

TO BOOK: 094 937 8000 www.McWilliamPark.ie

TO BOOK: 096 322 21 www.OldDeaneryCottages.com

2B&B+1D for 2 adults & 2 kids (under 12) – €399 in total. Get 3rd night free (room only)

2B&B+2D – €249 in total; 3B&B+3D – €389 in total. Rates based on 2 adults & 2 kids sharing

Valid June 20 to August 31, ’11

TO BOOK: 096 210 33 www.DownhillHotel.ie

MAYO

299 OFFER:

MAYO

MAYO

Camp bed/cot available for extra child

Valid June 25 to July 16, ’11

MAYO

M/WK SUMMER BREAKS

FAMILY FUN SUNDAYS

CRUISE OR PIRATE FUN

GREAT FAMILY GETAWAY

Westport Plaza Hotel, 4*

Mill Times Hotel Westport, 3*

Westport Woods Hotel, 3*

Wyatt Hotel, 3*

Castlebar Street, Westport, Co. Mayo

Mill Street, Westport, Co. Mayo

Quay Road, Westport, Co. Mayo

The Octagon, Westport, Co. Mayo

Leisure centre, spa, town centre.

Meet Mickey & Minnie Mouse Sundays 12-5pm.

Free ‘Go!Kids!Club’, playground, leisure centre.

A gem in the Heart of Westport.

159PPS OFFER:

299 OFFER:

549 OFFER:

499 OFFER:

3B&B+3D for 2 adults & 2 kids (under 12) & cruise or day pass to Pirate Park – €549 in total

Valid July 1 to August 31, ’11

Sun/Mon: 2B&B+1D & Family Fun Sundays & free kids games for 2 adults & 1 child – €299 in total Valid July 6 to September 5, ’11

Valid June 25 to September 4, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

TO BOOK: 098 511 66 www.WestportPlazaHotel.ie

TO BOOK: 098 292 00 www.MillTimesHotel.ie

TO BOOK: 098 258 11 www.WestportWoodsHotel.com

TO BOOK: 098 250 27 www.WyattHotel.com

M/wk: 2B&B+1D – €159pps

M/wk: 3B&B+1D & activity for 2 adults & 2 kids (under 12) – €499 in total

Kids, 3 or under, free sharing

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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MAYO

MAYO

MAYO

MAYO

GIVEAWAYS GALORE

EXPLORE ACHILL!

GREAT FAMILY GETAWAY

LUXURY LODGE

Achill Cottages, 4*

Keel Holiday Cottages, 3* & 4*

Hotel Ballina, 4*

Mount Falcon Estate, 4*

Achill Island, Co. Mayo

Achill Island, Co. Mayo

Dublin Road, Ballina, Co. Mayo

Foxford Road, Ballina, Co. Mayo

Cottages located on Ireland’s best kept secret.

Central, near beach, playground, restaurants.

Family hotel, interlinking rooms, leisure centre.

3 nights in a 3 bedroom luxury lodge (sleeps 6).

350 OFFER:

280 OFFER:

4 nights (Mon-Thu) or 3 nights (Fri-Sun) – €350 (Jun); €395 (Jul-Aug). Sleeps 6-7

3 nights m/wk – €280; 7 nights – €355 to €595 Sleeps 5/6

Bring them all - Grandma & Grandpa too!

Beach-side playground nearby

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

TO BOOK: 098 452 00 www.AchillCottages.com

MAYO

265 OFFER:

850 OFFER: 3B&B & bottle of sparkling wine & kid’s DVDs – €850

Valid June 6 to September 30, ’11

2B&B+1D for 2 adults & 3 kids – €265 in total; 3B&B+2D for 2 adults & 3 kids – €345 in total Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

TO BOOK: 094 903 2054 www.MayoHolidays.com

TO BOOK: 096 236 00 www.HotelBallina.ie

TO BOOK: 096 744 72 www.MountFalcon.com

MAYO

MAYO

Valid June 6 to September 30, ’11

MAYO

GREAT FAMILY GETAWAY

M/WK FAMILY BREAKS

TEEN FAMILY HOLIDAY

ACTIVE SUMMER BREAK

Kiltimagh Park Hotel, 3*

Castlecourt Hotel, 4*

Hotel Westport, 4*

Mulranny Park Hotel, 4*

Swinford Road, Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo

Castlebar Street, Westport, Co. Mayo

Newport Road, Westport, Co. Mayo

Mulranny, Westport, Co. Mayo

Fitness suite, just 10 min from Knock Airport.

Leisure centre, spa, town centre.

Crazy golf, pool table, foosball, table tennis.

4* luxury, leisure centre, activities & beach.

129PPS OFFER: 2B&B+1D – €129pps

529 OFFER: M/wk: 3B&B+2D for 2 adults & 2 kids (under 12) – €529 in total

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

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid July 1 to August 31, ’11

TO BOOK: 094 937 4922 www.ParkHotelMayo.com

TO BOOK: 098 550 88 www.CastlecourtHotel.ie

MAYO

ROSCOMMON

599 OFFER: 3B&B+1D & ½ day activity pass for Westport House for 2 adults & 2 teens – €599 to €699

699 OFFER:

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

M/wk: 3B&B+2D for 2 adults & 2 kids (under 12) – €699 in total M/wk: 5B&B+4D – €439pps Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

TO BOOK: 098 251 22 www.HotelWestport.ie

TO BOOK: 098 360 00 www.MulrannyParkHotel.ie

With this rate you are getting one teen absolutely free!

ROSCOMMON

SUMMER

TWEET SELF CATERING

SUPERB SUMMER STEAL

FAMILY FUN FOR ALL

The Harbour Mill, 4*

Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa, 4*

Riverhaven Log Houses, 4*

Westport Quay, Co. Mayo

Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon

Knockvicar, Boyle, Co. Roscommon

Luxury 4* apartments with hotel facilities.

Spa and leisure centre.

Cosy eco-friendly log cabins with all mod cons.

549 OFFER:

109PPS OFFER:

650 OFFER:

4 nights m/wk – €549; 7 nights – €799 Sleeps 4. Includes free use of leisure facilities

1B&B+1D - €109pps m/wk or €139pps w/end

Valid July 1 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 16 to September 17, ’11

7 nights & free €60 restaurant voucher or family pass to Lough Key experience – €650 Playground, forest path; row boat on request Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

TO BOOK: 098 285 55 www.TheHarbourMill.com

TO BOOK: 071 961 8000 www.KilronanCastle.ie

TO BOOK: 086 817 0996 www.RiverhavenSelfCatering.ie

Zipit Forest Adventures, Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. Family fun treetop adventure. Climb-ladders, zip wires, treetop cycle or try a base jump! See www.Zipit.ie


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LAKELANDS | CAVAN | MONAGHAN | NORTH OFFALY | WESTMEATH GALWAY CAVAN

GALWAY CAVAN

SUMMER FAMILY BREAKS

SUMMER FAMILY BREAKS

GREAT FAMILY GETAWAY

MIDWEEK GETAWAY

Emerald Star Boating Holidays,

Slieve Russell Hotel, 4*

The Old Schoolhouse, 4*

Radisson Blu Farnham Estate Hotel, 4*

The Marina, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim

Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan

Meenaslieve, Dowra, Co. Cavan

Farnham Estate, Co. Cavan

Boating holidays for the whole family.

Leisure centre, kids facilities, spa, golf, walks.

Sleeps 9, games room, bicycles, ideal for kids.

LAKELANDS

144PPS OFFER:

395 OFFER:

400 OFFER:

GALWAY CAVAN

Midweek 3 for 2 offer including 1 dinner.

159PPS OFFER:

Sun–Thu:2B&B+1Dfor2adults&upto3kids –€395 intotal.Includesfree1B&B ‘comeback’voucher

7 nights – €600 W/end – €400

Sun –Thu: 3B&B+1D – €159pps (Jun); €169pps (Jul); €179pps (Aug)

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to October 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

TO BOOK: +44 (0) 844 463 2376 www.EmeraldStar.ie

TO BOOK: 049 952 6444 www.SlieveRussell.ie

TO BOOK: 086 254 8901

TO BOOK: 049 437 7700 www.FarnhamEstate.com

7 nights – €144pps for 5 (Mountain Star, 5 berth); Get 20% off on selected dates in Sept & Oct Book June 6 to August 31 & quote DISC

GALWAY MONAGHAN

OFFALY

www.TheOldSchoolhouseCavan.com

OFFALY

WESTMEATH

FABULOUS FAMILY FUN

FAMILY SUMMER HOLIDAY

FAMILY BREAK AWAY

ACTIVE FAMILY BREAK

Hillgrove Hotel, Leisure & Spa, 4*

The Bridge House Hotel, 4*

Tullamore Court Hotel, 4*

Athlone Springs Hotel, 4*

Monaghan Town

Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Monksland, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Leisure, spa, hair, games room, kids summer club.

Family summer holiday – 4 night B&B special.

Leisure centre, kids club & creche, lots to do.

Kids camp, leisure club, free car park.

99 OFFER: 1B&B – €99 m/wk or €150 w/end in total 2B&B – €159 m/wk or €189 w/end in total Based on 2 adults & 2 kids sharing. Free kids summer club

350 OFFER: 4B&B for 2 adults & 2 kids (under 12) sharing – €350 in total

150PPS OFFER:

M/wk: 2B&B+1D & kayaking, rowing, peddle boats – €180pps

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

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

Valid June 6 to December 24, ’11

Valid June 6 to September 30, ’11

Valid June 6 to October 31, ’11

TO BOOK: 047 812 88 www.HillgroveHotel.com

TO BOOK: 057 932 5600 www.BridgeHouse.com

TO BOOK: 057 934 6666 www.TullamoreCourtHotel.ie

WESTMEATH

WESTMEATH

180PPS OFFER:

5B&B for the price of 4 – €150pps

WESTMEATH

Valid July 3 to August 31, ’11

TO BOOK: 090 644 4444 www.AthloneSpringsHotel.com

WESTMEATH

GREAT FAMILY BREAKS

LAKESIDE RETREAT

RELAX & UNWIND

SUMMER MINI BREAK

Sheraton Athlone Hotel, 4*

Carnakilla Cottages, 3*

Temple Country Retreat and Spa, 4*

Mullingar Park Hotel, 4*

Gleeson Street, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Glasson, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Leisure centre, kids club, free river cruise.

Self-catering wooden cottages, lakeside retreat.

335 OFFER:

135PPS OFFER:

Horseleap, Moate, Co. Westmeath

Dublin Road, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Adult only destination spa.

Azure Leisure Club & beauty rooms

139PPS OFFER:

109PPS OFFER:

7 nights self-catering & 2 day row boat hire – €135pps. Based on 4 sharing

2B&B+1D – €139pps m/wk or €159pps w/end

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid July 1 to September 30, ’11

Valid June 6 to September 1, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

090 645 1000 www.SheratonAthloneHotel.com

TO BOOK: 087 226 5982 www.Shannon-Holidays.com

TO BOOK: 057 933 5118 www.TempleSpa.ie

TO BOOK: 044 933 7500 www.MullingarParkHotel.com

M/wk: 2B&B+1D – €335; 3B&B+2D – €505 total. W/end: 2B&B+1D – €395; 3B&B+2D – €585 total. Rates based on 2 adults & 2 kids sharing

2B&B+1D – €109pps m/wk or €129pps w/end Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (room only)

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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MONAGHAN

GALWAY MONAGHAN

FAMILY BREAK AWAY

FUN IN THE WOODS

Nuremore Hotel & Country Club, 4*

Castle Leslie Estate, 4*

Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan

Glaslough, Co. Monaghan

Leisure centre with 18m pool, golf course.

Castle Leslie Estate fishing, equestrian, spa.

360 OFFER: 2B&B+1D for 2 adults & 2 kids –€360 m/wk or €390 w/end in total

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

TO BOOK: 042 966 1438 www.Nuremore.com

GALWAY WESTMEATH

590 OFFER: 5 nights self-catering in 2 bedroom Old Stable Mews (sleeps 4-5) – €590 Includes free welcome breakfast basket Valid June 6 to September 30, ’11

TO BOOK: 047 881 00 www.CastleLeslie.com

WESTMEATH

TOTAL FAMILY PACKAGE

SHANNON-SIDE BREAK

Hodson Bay Hotel, 4*

Radisson Blu Hotel Athlone, 4*

Hodson Bay, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Northgate Street, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Leisure centre, kids club, free parking.

Town centre, outdoor terrace & Shannon views.

395 OFFER:

125PPS OFFER:

M/wk: 2B&B+1D – €395; 3B&B+2D – €585 total W/end: 2B&B+1D – €435; 3B&B+2D – €625 total 2 kids free (B&B). Free extra room for grandparents.

2B&B+1D - €125pps Get 3rd night free B&B

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

TO BOOK: 090 644 2000 www.HodsonBayHotel.com

TO BOOK: 090 644 2600 www.RadissonBlu.ie/hotel-athlone

WESTMEATH

MORE GREAT

OFFERS ONLINE @ VALUE FAMILY BREAKS Bloomfield House Hotel & Spa, 3* Belvedere, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath Kids club & camps, pool, family activities.

99PPS OFFER:

2B&B+1D – €99pps m/wk; €129pps w/end 2B&B+1D + €100 spa voucher per room – €129pps m/wk; €159pps w/end Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (room only)

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

TO BOOK: 044 934 0894 www.BloomfieldHouseHotel.ie

DISCOVERIRELAND.IE /SPECIALOFFERS

THE LAKELANDS IN SUMMER 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. GREAT FESTIVALS Enjoy the Midlands Home & Garden Festival, Mullingar (Jun. 10-12), Slieve Bloom Eco Walking Festival (Jul. 15-17), Muckno Mania Weekend Festival, Castleblayney (Jul.14-17), Belturbet Festival of the Erne (Jul.24 – Aug.1) and 10 days of “craic agus ceol” at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Cavan Town (Aug.13-22). PET FARM FUN Discover the unique Farm Safari Park (Mullingar), see and feed the animals at Glendeer Pet Farm (Athlone), Dernakesh Farm (Cootehill) or Killinkere Farm (Virginia). Fun and lasting memories will be made! FUN FOR FAMILIES Visit the Lough Boora Parklands, Co. Offaly – a free and unique visitor experience, combining art and the natural landscape; take an Athlone Viking Boat trip on the Shannon; rent kayaks/pedal boats at Hudson Bay Sports Centre in Athlone; visit the Patrick Kavanagh Centre in Inniskeen or get active at the Outdoors Extreme Gamepark in Ballyconnell.

SPOTLIGHT TRY ATHLONE FOR THE FUN OF IT Athlone is within a 90-minute drive of most places in Ireland. It offers top class accommodation, gourmet restaurants, great outdoor activities for kids (on and off the water), unique attractions, excellent shopping and a fab night life.


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CLARE | LIMERICK | NORTH TIPPERARY | SOUTH OFFALY CLARE

GALWAY CLARE

GALWAY CLARE

GALWAY CLARE

SUMMER FAMILY BREAK

ESCAPE TO THE BURREN

SELF CATERING BREAK

FAMILY FRIENDLY

West Coast Holidays, 4*

Hylands Burren Hotel, 3

The Lodge at Doonbeg, 5*

Clare Inn Hotel, 3*

Kilkee, Lahinch, Doolin or Ballyvaughan

Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare

Doonbeg, Co. Clare

Dromoland, Co. Clare

Close to amenities and town centre, sleeps 5/7.

Traditional Irish surroundings, free car park.

Self catering cottage, kids club & BBQs.

499 OFFER:

129PPS OFFER:

380 OFFER:

Large family rooms, kids club, leisure centre.

129PPS OFFER:

All wk: 2B&B+1D – €129pps Free kids club & show on selected dates

7 nights –€499 to €699. Book by Jun 24, get €50 discount off Jul-Aug rates

2B&B+1D – €129pps

3 nights - €380 m/wk or €555 w/end Sleeps 8

Valid June 25 to August 26, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to September 30, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

TO BOOK: 061 335 799 www.WestCoastHolidays.ie

065 707 7131 www.HylandsBurren.com

TO BOOK: 065 905 5603 www.DoonbegLodge.com

TO BOOK: 061 700 100 www.ClareInnHotel.com

CLARE

FAMILY VALUE BREAK Falls Hotel & Spa, 3* Ennistymon, Co. Clare Leisure club, spa, family rooms, good location.

145PPS OFFER:

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

CLARE

CLARE

CLARE

FAMILY HOLS ON LAKE

FAMILY BREAK BY LAKE

GREAT FAMILY GETAWAY

Lakeside Holiday Homes, 4*

Lough Derg Holiday Village, 4*

The Oakwood Arms Hotel, 3*

Killaloe, Co. Clare

Killaloe, Co. Clare

Shannon, Co. Clare

Holiday homes sleeping 6 on Lough Derg shore.

On the lake shore, boat hire, free parking.

Lots of interesting kids activities to explore.

250 OFFER:

325 OFFER :

139PPS OFFER:

3B&B+1D – €145pps, €40 extra per child (over 5 years)

7 nights self-catering – €250 (Jun); €450 (Jul–Aug)

3 nights self-catering - €325 m/wk or €375 w/end. House sleeps 5-6

M/wk: 3B&B+1D – €159pps W/end: 2B&B+1D – €139pps

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31 ’11

Valid June 6 to September 30, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

TO BOOK: 065 707 1004 www.FallsHotel.ie

TO BOOK: 01 201 8418 www.KillaloeClare.com

TO BOOK: 061 376 777 www.LoughDerg.net

TO BOOK: 061 361 500 www.OakwoodArms.com

LIMERICK

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

LIMERICK

LIMERICK

FUN TIME TOGETHER

MOUNTAIN BIKE BREAK

SUMMER FAMILY BREAK

FAMILY ESCAPE

Fanningstown Castle, 4*

Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trails,

Absolute Hotel & Spa, 4*

Adare, Co. Limerick

Ardpatrick, Co. Limerick

Castle Oaks Hotel & Holiday Homes, 3* Castleconnell, Co. Limerick

Olde world luxury castle, fun for all the family.

96km of stacked loop trails & amazing walks.

Swimming pool, kids club, playground, tennis.

Chic city centre spa hotel.

1200 OFFER:

49 OFFER:

99PPS OFFER:

LIMERICK

Sir Harry’s Mall, Limerick City

105PPS OFFER:

M/wk: 2B&B+1D–€99pps; 3B&B+1D– €139pps Free Family Suite upgrade if available

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

M/wk: room only in 3-star hotel for 2 adults and up to 2 kids in family room - €49 Biking free with own bike. Valid June 6 to October 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to September 30, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ‘11

TO BOOK: 061 395 989 www.FanningstownCastle.com

TO BOOK: 063 913 00 www.BallyhouraCountry.com

TO BOOK: 061 377 666 www.CastleOaks.ie

TO BOOK: 061 463 600 www.AbsoluteHotel.com

3 nights – €1,200 m/wk or €1,500 w/end 7 nights – €2,750. Sleeps 10 (5 bedrooms)

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

IMPORTANT: Offer prices subject to offer availability and may not apply at certain times e.g. 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).

All wk: 2B&B+1D, drink & one 30 min spa treatment–€105pps

Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B+1 main course)


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THE SHANNON REGION IN SUMMER GREAT DAYS OUT AT A DISCOUNT Save lots on great days out! Pick up a Shannon Region Discount Card and get 25% off over 40 top attractions and activities. Visit any of the Region’s Tourist Offices or www.DiscoverIreland.ie/shannon

FAMILY BREAKS ALWAYS CHECK OFFER WITH THE ACCOMMODATION PRIOR TO BOOKING

(see page 1).

GALWAY CLARE

CLARE

AFFORDABLE LUXURY

3 NIGHT SUMMER BREAK

Old Ground Hotel, 4*

Temple Gate Hotel, 3*

Ennis, Co. Clare

The Square, Ennis, Co. Clare

Deluxe 4* rooms in the heart of Ennis.

95PPS OFFER:

‘A Best Place to Eat in Clare’ & AA Rosette.

145PPS OFFER:

1B&B+1D – €95pps; 2B&B+1D - €145pps 3B&B+1D - €190pps; 5B&B+2D - €304pps

All wk: 3B&B+1D – €145pps

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

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

Valid June 6 to September 30, ’11

TO BOOK: 065 682 8127 / 065 689 2334 www.FlynnHotels.com

CLARE

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

TO BOOK: 065 682 3300 www.TempleGateHotel.com

GREAT FAMILY GETAWAY

Bellbridge House Hotel, 3*

Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel, 3*

Spanish Point, Co. Clare

Adare, Co. Limerick

3* hotel, relaxing beach location, free Wi-Fi.

Free kids club, spa, pool, free Wi-Fi & parking.

TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE Enjoy looped walks, guided walks and trails that will take you close to the majestic Atlantic Ocean, into the wilds of the Burren national park and through rugged mountain ranges such as the Slieve Blooms. Visit www.ShannonRegionTrails.ie

SPOTLIGHT CLARE — GREAT FAMILY FUN Enjoy miles of sandy beaches, or take the kids on a thrilling dolphin watching boat ride. Explore the inspiring Aillwee and Doolin Caves or visit famous Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. Discover the wondrous Burren and Lough Derg or take in great activities from surfing to horse riding. It’s exhilarating!

89 OFFER:

2B&B+1D – €99pps m/wk or €109pps w/end 3B&B+1D – €109pps m/wk or €119pps w/end

M/wk: 1B&B–€89 per room. Includes free kids club

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

Rate based on 2 adults and up to 2 kids (under 16) sharing

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

TO BOOK: 065 708 4038 www.BellbridgeHotelClare.com

TO BOOK: 061 605 100 www.Woodlands-Hotel.ie

LIMERICK

CATCH A WAVE Whether you want to catch your first wave, want the kids to be part of a surf school or are taking your surfing to the next level, Co. Clare offers it all. It’s brilliant!

LIMERICK

COSY SEASIDE BREAK

99PPS OFFER:

CRAICING FESTIVALS Adare Fashion & Food Festival (Jul. 2-3), Kilkee & Loophead Peninsula Maritime Festival (Jul. 11-17), Scariff Harbour Festival (Jul. 29-31), Irish Festival of Speed, Adare (Jul. 31), Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival (Aug. 5-12), Terryglass Arts Festival (Aug. 17-21), Single Speed World Championships, Ballyhoura (Aug. 27)

OFFALY

TIPPERARY

TIPPERARY

SUMMER SPECIAL

HAPPY IRISH FAMILIES

A TRIP TO TIPP

FAMILY FARM BREAK

Clarion Hotel Limerick, 4*

County Arms Hotel & Leisure Club, 4*

Horse & Jockey Hotel, 4*

Tipperary Mountain Trekking Centre,

Steamboat Quay, Limerick City

Birr, Co. Offaly

Horse & Jockey, Co. Tipperary

Borrisoleigh, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Irelands tallest hotel, Limerick city centre.

Kids club, bunk-beds, games consoles, spa.

Family owned, atmospheric, in-house bakery.

B&B, horse riding, open farm, hill-walking.

59.50pps OFFER :

89PPS OFFER:

179PPS OFFER:

355 OFFER :

1B&B+1D – €59.50pps Kids 0–2 stay & eat free, kids 3–12 €10 B&B+D (kids menu) Valid June 6 to August 31, ‘11

M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €89 per adult, €29 per child M/wk: 3B&B+1D - €119 per adult, €39 per child Includes kids club Valid June 6 to August 31, ‘11

3B&B+1D-€179pps m/wk or €189pps w/end Get 4th night B&B free

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

3B&B+3 lunches, 4 hrs riding, open farm & hill-walking – €355 (1 adult & 1 kid); €699 (2 adults & 2 kids) Valid June 6 to September 30, ’11

TO BOOK: 061 444 144 www.ClarionHotelLimerick.com

TO BOOK: 057 912 0791/1850 869 463 www.CountyArmsHotel.com

TO BOOK: 0504 441 92 www.HorseandJockeyHotel.com

TO BOOK: 087 410 6868 www.Timotrec.com

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


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DUBLIN’S DOORSTEP DUBLIN’S FAMILY FUN ON DOORSTEP nt for families, and

ding Dublin are brillia The counties surroun the city, which makes them perfect m are just a short hop fro staying in top class accommodation. s, ak bre r ge es or even hiking on for short or lon beaches, exploring lak , go horse racing at t ou ys da at gre Enjoy ractions heritage and fun att mountains. Visit top king to horse riding? ya ka m fro ity tiv ac w ne a rn lea t no or why

FAMILY BREAKS ALWAYS CHECK OFFER WITH THE ACCOMMODATION PRIOR TO BOOKING (see page 1).

KILDARE | LAOIS | LOUTH | MEATH | WICKLOW KILDARE

GALWAY LAOIS

GALWAY LAOIS

GALWAY LAOIS

GREAT FAMILY BREAK

SUMMER MIDWEEK BREAK

SUMMER FAMILY FUN

FAMILY FUN BREAK

Clanard Court Hotel, 4*

The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort, 5*

The Killeshin Hotel, 4*

Portlaoise Heritage Hotel, 4*

Dublin Road, Athy, Co. Kildare

Killenard, Co. Laois

Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Town Centre, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Use of leisure facilities, bikes, DVD library.

Daily children’s activities.

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

Family activity, leisure club, kids play room.

59 OFFER:

289PPS OFFER:

129 OFFER:

M/wk: 3B&B+1D & Thermal Suite & afternoon tea - €289pps

Rates based on 2 adults & 2 kids (under 12) sharing

Up to 3 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B)

Up to 2 kids, 16 or under, free in interconnecting or next room (room only)

Valid June 6 to November 30, ’11

Valid June 6 to September 30, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to December 31, ’11

059 864 0666 www.ClanardCourt.ie

057 864 5500 www.TheHeritage.com

057 863 1200 www.TheKilleshin.com

057 867 8588 www.TheHeritageHotel.com

MEATH

MEATH

1B&B for 2 adults - €129 in total

218 OFFER:

M/wk: 1B&B - €89 per room M/wk: room only - €59 per night

MEATH

2B&B+1D for 2 adults & 2 kids (under 12) sharing - €218 in total m/wk or €298 w/end

MEATH

GREAT FAMILY GETAWAY

FAMILY FUN

HEN PACKAGE

LUXURY FAMILY BREAK

Johnstown House Hotel & Spa, 4*

CityNorth Hotel, 4*

Newgrange Hotel, 3*

Knightsbrook Hotel & Golf Resort, 4*

Enfield, Co. Meath

Gormanston, Co. Meath

Bridge Street, Navan, Co. Meath

Dublin Road, Trim, Co. Meath

120 acres, award-winning spa & leisure club.

Heritage trail, games room, Lavender Suite.

Old world charm with a modern twist.

Luxury resort, set on 186 acres of parkland.

75PPS OFFER:

240 OFFER:

145PPS OFFER:

1B&B+1D - €75pps m/wk or €95pps w/end 7 nights in 2 bed apt - €550

2B&B & family pass to Funtasia Waterpark for 2 adults & 2 kids - €240 in total

1B&B+1D, lunch, transfers, Causey Farm, nite club - €145pps

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

046 954 0000 www.JohnstownHouse.com

01 690 6666 www.CityNorthHotel.com

1890 434 241/046 907 4100 www.CusackHotels.com

Add €30 for a family room in hotel

WICKLOW

WICKLOW

GREAT FAMILY GETAWAY

FAMILY SUMMER SPECIALS

The Glenview Hotel & Leisure Club, 4*

Druids Glen Resort, 5*

Glen of the Downs, Delgany, Co. Wicklow

Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow

Leisure club, kids club, day trip to Sealife.

Golf, Elemis Spa, leisure centre, resort bikes.

350 OFFER:

180 OFFER:

M/wk: 2B&B+1D for 2 adults & 2 kids plus day pass to Sealife Bray - €350 in total

2B&B - €180 per room Not valid for Thursday or Friday arrival

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

01 287 3399 www.GlenviewHotel.com

01 287 0847 www.DruidsGlenResort.com

GO BY RAIL! Planning a break? Why not leave the car and take the train? Visit www.IrishRail.ie

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

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).

149PPS OFFER: 2B&B+1D - €149pps m/wk or €169pps w/end New games room Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (room only)

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

1890 434 241 www.Knightsbrook.com

MORE GREAT

OFFERS ONLINE @ DISCOVERIRELAND.IE /SPECIALOFFERS


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GALWAY LOUTH

LOUTH

DUBLIN’S DOORSTEP IN SUMMER FAMILY GETAWAY

SUMMER SPECIAL OFFER

The d Hotel, 4*

Ballymascanlon House Hotel, 4*

Scotch Hall, Marsh Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth

Carlingford Road (R173), Dundalk, Co. Louth

Town centre hotel with kids games room.

Country house hotel with leisure centre & golf.

109PPS OFFER:

160PPS OFFER:

2B&B+1D - €109pps

M/wk: 2B&B+1D & 1 golf - €160pps W/end: 2B&B+1D - €175pps

Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B+1D)

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

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

041 987 7700 www.ThedHotel.com

042 935 8200 www.Ballymascanlon.com

WICKLOW

WICKLOW

LEISURE BREAK

GREAT FAMILY VALUE

Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge, 3*

Royal Hotel & Merrill Leisure Club, 3*

Vale of Avoca, Arklow, Co. Wicklow

Main Street, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The oldest hotel in Ireland.

Leisure centre, kid’s camp, games room.

159PPS OFFER:

100PPS OFFER: 2B&B+1D - €100pps m/wk or €115pps w/end

3B&B+1D - €159pps m/wk or €179pps w/end

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

Up to 2 kids, 10 or under, free sharing (room only)

Valid July 1 to August 30, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

0402 351 46 www.WoodenbridgeHotel.com

01 286 2935 www.RoyalHotel.ie

KIDS 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!

THE IRISH DERBY FESTIVAL Be part of the thrills & craic at one of the most spectacular sporting events of the year - The Irish Derby Festival. It’s one of Ireland’s great social occasions (Jun. 26-28). GREAT FESTIVALS Festivals include: Gordon Bennett Irish Classic Car Run (Jun.), TriAthy (Jun.), the Tain March (Jun.) Loughcrew Opera Festival (Jul.), Trim Swift Festival (Jul.), Gerald Manley Hopkins Festival (Jul.), Bray Summer Fest (Jul.), Drogheda Food Festival (Aug.) and Carlingford Oyster Festival (Aug.). JOURNEY THROUGH IRISH HISTORY IN THE BOYNE VALLEY Pick up your new Boyne Valley Guide and map at your local tourist office and discover the ancient splendour of Ireland’s heritage, from the Battle of the Boyne to Trim Castle. WALKING AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS Take to the Cooley Peninsula in Louth, the Slieve Blooms in Laois and Offaly or immerse yourself in activities amid the wild beauty of Wicklow’s outdoors. Visit www.facebook.com/wicklowoutdoors THOROUGHBRED TRAILS 2011 A weekend with a difference in Co. Kildare. Visit a top horse racing trainer’s yard, stay in superb accommodation and enjoy a brilliant days racing. For full details visit www. thelittlebookofluxury.com THE 2011 SOLHEIM CUP A post-summer diary date. Visit Killeen Castle in the Boyne Valley Sept. 23-25 for the Solheim Cup, a biennial, trans-Atlantic team match-play women’s competition pitting the best USA professional golfers against the best in Europe. The USA team leads the competition 8-3. Can Europe take it this year?


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CARLOW | KILKENNY | SOUTH TIPPERARY | WATERFORD | WEXFORD CARLOW

GALWAY CARLOW

GALWAY CARLOW

GALWAY CARLOW

FAMILY FUN BREAKS

COUNTRY SPA BREAK

LUXURY FAMILY BREAK

GREAT FOR FAMILIES

Talbot Hotel Carlow, 4*

Mulvarra House & Body Treatments,

Mount Wolseley Hotel, 4*

Wolseley Holiday Lodges, 4*

Tullow, Co. Carlow

Mount Wolseley Hotel, Tullow, Co. Carlow

Luxury resort, spa, golf, children’s club.

Hotel, pool, playground, kids club, baby area.

Portlaoise Road, Carlow Town 2 kids share free B&B with free activity.

119PPS OFFER: 2B&B+1D - €119pps m/wk or €129pps w/end Includes family fun activity Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B) and activity

St. Mullins, Graiguenamanagh, Co. Carlow Relaxing country house with treatments.

35PPS OFFER: All wk: 1B&B - €35pps; 2B&B+1D - €99pps; 2B&B & 2 treatments - €140pps

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to December 31, ’11

059 915 3000 www.TalbotHotelCarlow.ie

051 424 936 www.Mulvarra.com

299PPS OFFER:

995 OFFER:

3B&B+2D & 4th night free B&B (family room) - €299pps; Kids club & games room

7 nights - €995 (Jul. 2-16); €1100 (Jul. 16-Aug. 20). Sleeps 7

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

Ask and get €100 off rates above!

Valid July 1 to August 31, ’11

Valid July 2 to August 20, ’11

059 918 0100 www.MountWolseley.ie

064 664 1170 www.DreamIreland.com

KILKENNY

KILKENNY

KILKENNY

KILKENNY

MIDWEEK FAMILY BREAK

GREAT FAMILY GETAWAY

GO WITH THE FLOW

BOUTIQUE HOTEL

Lyrath Estate Hotel, 5*

Hotel Kilkenny, 4*

Kilkenny River Court Hotel, 4*

The Pembroke Hotel, 4*

Dublin Road/Paulstown Road, Kilkenny City

College Road, Kilkenny City

The Bridge, Johns Street, Kilkenny City

Patricks Street, Kilkenny City

5 min to city, 170 acres, boating, cycling, spa.

Kids club, pool, local activities & car park.

City centre, overlooked by Kilkenny Castle.

City centre, free Wi-Fi & car parking.

170PPS OFFER:

50PPS OFFER:

170PPS OFFER:

149PPS OFFER:

M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €170pps

1B&B - €50pps; €20 per child (4-12 yrs) under 3’s free

M/wk: 2B&B & half day canoeing - €170pps

2B&B+1D - €149pps m/wk or €179pps w/end

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

Kids club daily during school holidays (4-12 yr olds)

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

One child, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B)

Valid June 6 to September 30, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

056 776 2000 www.HotelKilkenny.ie

056 772 3388 www.RiverCourtHotel.com

056 778 3500 www.PembrokeKilkenny.com

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

056 776 0088 www.Lyrath.com

WATERFORD

WATERFORD

WATERFORD

WATERFORD

FUN FAMILY BREAK

GREAT CYCLING HOLS

FAMILY CITY GETAWAY

SUMMER TREATS

Faithlegg House Hotel, 4*

Lismore Cycling Holidays,

Fitzwilton Hotel Waterford, 4*

Dooley’s Hotel, 3*

Bridge Street, Waterford City

Merchant’s Quay, Waterford City

Spacious family rooms, free parking.

City quayside location, great hospitality.

Faithlegg, Co. Waterford Leisure & beauty centre, golf club, playground.

149PPS OFFER:

Lismore, Co. Waterford

Accommodation, bikes, equipment & full backup.

239PPS OFFER:

95PPS OFFER:

99PPS OFFER:

M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €95pps

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

3B&B - €239pps; 3B&B in hotel - €269pps Includes bikes, comprehensive equipment and full backup Valid June 6 to September 30, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

051 382 000 www.Faithlegg.com

087 935 6610 www.CyclingHolidays.ie

051 846 900 www.FitzwiltonHotel.ie

051 873 531 www.Dooleys-Hotel.ie

M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €149pps M/wk: 3B&B+1D - €189pps Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B)

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

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).

2B&B+1D - €99pps m/wk or €119pps w/end Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (room only)


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FAMILY BREAKS ALWAYS CHECK OFFER WITH THE ACCOMMODATION PRIOR TO BOOKING (see page 1).

GALWAY KILKENNY

THE SOUTH EAST IN SUMMER KILKENNY

RELAXING RURAL BREAK

230 ACRES OF BLISS

Croan Cottages, Gardens & Farm, 4*

Cullintra House B&B,

Dunamaggan, Co. Kilkenny

The Rower, Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny

Organic smallholding and fresh garden produce.

Charming farm & dining experience. A gem!

315 OFFER:

150PPS OFFER:

Jun/Sept: 3 nights m/wk or 2 nights w/end €315 (2 bed); €345 (3 bed) Jul-Aug: 7 nights - €495 (2 bed); €595 (3 bed) Valid June 7 to September 30, ’11

M/wk: 3B&B+3D - €225pps W/end: 2B&B+2D - €150pps Miles of great walks Valid June 6 to December 30, ’11

087 236 8555 www.CroanCottages.com

051 423 614 www.CullintraHouse.com

KILKENNY

TIPPERARY

FAMILY STAYS

FAB FAMILY VALUE

Mount Juliet Estate, 4*

Dundrum House Hotel, Golf & Leisure, 3*

Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

Dundrum, Cashel, Co. Tipperary

2 bedroom self catering lodges, kids club.

Leisure centre, kids club, pool, 18-hole golf.

1550 OFFER:

129PPS OFFER:

7 nights self catering for 2 adults & 2 kids - €1550 Includes food & beverage discount card Valid June 18 to August 31, ’11

4 nights m/wk in 4* self-catering lodge (sleeps 5) - €295; M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €129pps

056 777 3010 www.MountJuliet.ie

062 711 16 www.DundrumHouseHotel.com

Hotel: up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B)

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

WATERFORD MORE GREAT

CITY CENTRE BREAK Granville Hotel, 3* Meagher Quay, Waterford City Great location, shopping, nightlife, beaches nearby.

99PPS OFFER: 2B&B+1D - €99pps m/wk or €109pps w/end Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (room only)

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

051 305 555 www.Granville-Hotel.ie

SOUTH EAST OFFERS ON

NEXT PAGE ››

FESTIVAL FUN Enjoy the Clonmel Junction Festival (Jul. 1-10), Spraoi Festival Waterford (Jul. 29-31) and the Kilkenny Arts Festival (Aug. 5-14). FLOWER BUDS & TASTE BUDS Visit the Carlow Floral Festival Trail (Jul. 30 – Aug. 7), Duckett’s Grove Country Fair (Jul. 31) or the Kilmore Quay Seafood Festival (Jul. 7-9). CULTURE & HERITAGE Immerse yourself in South East culture and heritage at the George Bernard Shaw Summer School Festival (Jul. 2), JFK Dunbrody Festival (Jul. 22-24) or Fethard Walled Town Medieval Festival (Aug. 20-21). Don’t forget to take in some of the South East’s many attractions along the way! ALL ABOARD Children will love the Teddy Bears Picnic and Cartoon Characters at Waterford and Suir Valley Railway this July and August. For a fun-filled family weekend, take the family to Duncannon Sand Sculpting Festival (Aug. 12-14). If music is your passion, why not enrol at the Éigse Eathariai Tig Roy – Traditional Music Summer School (Jul. 22-24) or visit the summer shows at the Booley House, Draoicht na Faille Deirge and Brú Ború. GREAT ADVENTURE Take part in the Graignamanagh/Tinnahinch Regatta & Rowing Festival (Jul. 31 – Aug. 1). Go active and wild in one of the many adventure parks or activity centres. Take part in the Sean Kelly Cycling Tour Waterford (Aug. 27-28) or explore one of the Region’s many looped walks. .

SPOTLIGHT KILKENNY CULTURE AND FUN Experience the vibrant nightlife, sample the glorious food and wonder at the history and beauty of Ireland’s medieval city. Young or old, there is fun for all in Kilkenny.


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SOUTH EAST Continued from page 18

COOL FOR KIDS - FUN FOR ALL

CARLOW | KILKENNY | SOUTH TIPPERARY | WATERFORD | WEXFORD WATERFORD

GALWAY WATERFORD

GALWAY WEXFORD

GALWAY WEXFORD

WATERFORD CITY BREAK

FUN FAMILY BREAK

GREAT FAMILY BREAKS

SUMMER FAMILY BREAK

Tower Hotel & Leisure Centre, 3*

Treacy’s Hotel Spa & Leisure Club, 3*

The Riverside Park Hotel, 4*

Ferrycarrig Hotel, 4*

The Mall, Waterford City

Merchant’s Quay, Waterford City

Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

Ferrycarrig, Co. Wexford

Leisure, beauty centre, kids club, free parking.

Leisure centre, kids club, free car park.

Great location to explore the sunny South East.

Kids club, outdoor play area, 20m pool.

129PPS OFFER:

249 OFFER:

249 OFFER:

149 OFFER:

M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €129pps M/wk: 3B&B+1D - €169pps

3B&B - €249; 4B&B - €325; 5B&B - €399

3B&B for 2 adults & 3 kids (under 12) sharing €249 in total; 4B&B - €329 in total

1B&B - €169 m/wk or €189 w/end 1 B&B Sunday - €149

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

Rates based on 2 adults & 2 kids, 12 or under, sharing

Includes pass to children’s play centre

Rate based on 2 adults & up to 3 kids sharing

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

051 862 300 www.TowerHotelWaterford.com

WEXFORD

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid July 1 to August 31, ’11

051 877 222 www.TreacysHotelWaterford.com

053 923 7800 www.RiversideParkHotel.com

053 912 0999 www.FerrycarrigHotel.com

WEXFORD

WEXFORD

WEXFORD

SEASIDE COTTAGES

FAMILY GETAWAY

FAMILY GETAWAY

OLD WORLD CHARM

Grangecourt Holiday Cottages, 4*

Amber Springs Hotel & Health Spa, 4*

Ashdown Park Hotel, 4*

Woodlands Country House, 5*

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

Wexford Road, Gorey, Co. Wexford

Coach Road, Gorey, Co. Wexford

Killinierin, Gorey, Co. Wexford

Luxury family holiday homes beside beach.

Leisure centre, Kidzone, go karting, mini golf.

Leisure centre, kids club, free parking & Wi-Fi.

2 acres of mature gardens, river walk & lake.

75PPS OFFER:

149PPS OFFER:

149PPS OFFER:

90PPS OFFER:

3 nights - €75pps m/wk or €84pps w/end Rates based on 5 sharing. Weekly rates available Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €149pps M/wk: 3B&B+1D - €169pps

M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €149pps M/wk: 3B&B+1D - €169pps

2B&B - €90pps m/wk or €100pps w/end 3B&B - €135pps

Up to 2 kids, 3 or under, free sharing (B&B)

Up to 2 kids, 3 or under, free sharing (room only)

4 poster bed extra

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to September 30, ’11

087 248 0695 www.HolidayInWexford.com

1800 501 901 www.AmberSpringsHotel.ie

1800 501 901 www.AshdownParkHotel.ie

0402 371 25 www.WoodlandsCountryHouse.com

WEXFORD

WEXFORD

WEXFORD

WEXFORD

ORGANIC FARM HOLIDAY

FAMILY GETAWAY

COUNTRY GETAWAY

FAMILY FUN!

Kilmore Cottage, 4*

Brandon House Hotel, 4*

Chloe’s Country Cottages, 4*

Talbot Hotel, 4*

Kilmore, Co. Wexford

New Ross, Co. Wexford

Whitechurch, New Ross, Co. Wexford

On the Quay, Wexford Town

Large gardens, Wi-Fi, eggs & farm tour, near sea.

Leisure centre, kid’s pool, playroom, kids club.

Luxury cottages, family friendly, pets welcome.

Talbot Tigers kids club, leisure centre & pool.

445 OFFER:

299 OFFER:

Jun: 7 nights - €445 (2 bed); €525 (3 bed) Jul/Aug: 7 nights - €645 (2 bed); €745 (3 bed)

M/wk: 3 B&B for 2 adults & 2 kids, 12 or under, in family room - €299 in total

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

053 913 5487 www.KilmoreCottage.com

051 421 703 www.BrandonHouseHotel.ie

410 OFFER:

160PPS OFFER:

Jun: 7 nights - €410 (1 bed); €460 (2 bed) Jul-Aug: 7 nights - €460 (1 bed); €560 (2 bed)

2B&B+1D - €160pps; Includes tickets to many local family attractions

Ask and get €50 off Jul-Aug rates shown

Kids under 6 free sharing (B&B)

Valid June 6 to August 30, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

051 388 632 / 087 697 7941 www.ChloesCountryCottages.com

053 912 2566 www.TalbotHotels.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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NORTH WEST BEAUTY, INSPIRATIONAL MILY FUN ACTIVITIES & FA ng and film,

ry, so ade famous in poet ul The North West, m Stroll, play, swim or surf on beautif p s! to ilie at m t fa ou r mily day is great fo Enjoy a fun-filled fa en Blue Flag beaches. Water world, a surfing lesson or ev in g n kin fu r ta fo ns brilliant attractio . The Region is also watching eagles flyd activities. festivals, events an

FAMILY BREAKS ALWAYS CHECK OFFER WITH THE ACCOMMODATION PRIOR TO BOOKING (see page 1).

DONEGAL | LEITRIM | SLIGO GALWAY DONEGAL

GALWAY DONEGAL

ACTIVE FAMILY BREAK

STUNNING OCEAN VIEWS

SHORT GETAWAY BREAKS

GREAT CYCLE BREAKS

Creevy Cottages, 4*

Cove Cottage, 4*

Atlantic Apartotel & Leisure Centre, 3*

Ireland By Bike,

Creevy, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal

Brinlack, Co. Donegal

Main Street, Bundoran, Co. Donegal

Carrick, Co. Donegal

Trad. cottage by coast (slps 4-6). All inclusive.

Luxury 3 bedroom cottage – all mod cons.

GALWAY DONEGAL

399 OFFER:

490 OFFER:

Leisure & children’s facilities, free car park.

70PPS OFFER:

GALWAY DONEGAL

Cycle the beautiful Donegal coast.

420PPS OFFER:

4 nights m/wk – €449 (2 bed); €499 (3 bed) 3 nights w/end – €399 (2 bed); €449 (3 bed) 7 nights – €699 (2 bed); €799 (3 bed) Valid June 11 to September 17, ’11

Jun, Sept & Oct: 7 nights – €490 Special: last week August – €600 Sleeps 6 Valid June 6 to October 31, ’11

Sun-Thu: 2 nights – €70pps; 3 nights – €90pps; 4 nights – €110pps

Valid July 11 to August 26, ’11

Self-guided: 3B&B – €420pps; 5B&B – €570pps; Fully-guided: 7 nights full board – €1350pps Single supplement applies Valid June 6 to October 31, ’11

TO BOOK: 086 600 1966 www.CreevyExperience.com

TO BOOK: 048 877 24201 www.CoveCottageBrinlack.com

TO BOOK: 071 984 1205 www.AtlanticApartotel.ie

TO BOOK: 087 211 8638 www.IrelandByBike.com

DONEGAL

DONEGAL

Kids under 17 half price, under 3’s free

DONEGAL

DONEGAL

HOMEMADE HOLIDAYS

RELAXING FAMILY STAY

COASTAL HOLIDAY TOWN

COTTAGE VALUE BREAK

Harvey’s Point Hotel, 4*

Mill Park Hotel, 4*

The Abbey Hotel Donegal, 3*

Downings Coastguard Cottages, 3* & 4*

Lough Eske, Donegal Town

The Mullins, Donegal Town

The Diamond, Donegal Town

Rosapenna, Downings, Co. Donegal

Warm welcome, palatial suites, fine food.

On own ground, leisure & wellness centre

Town centre, bus stop outside, music nightly.

199PPS OFFER:

139PPS OFFER:

109PPS OFFER:

Beaches, golf, leisure centre nearby.

290 OFFER:

M/wk: 3B&B in Executive Suite & Waterbus tickets – €199pps

2B&B+1D – €139pps m/wk or €159pps w/end

2B&B+1D – €109pps m/wk or €119pps w/end

Jun & Sept: W/end - €290; 7 nights - €440; Jul 2 & Aug 20: 7 nights - €540; Jul 9 - Aug 19: 7 nights - €650

Up to 2 kids, 4 or under, free sharing (B&B)

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

Kids under 8 free and under 16’s half price (B&B)

Exclusive meals/golf offers available at Rosapenna

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to September 23, 11

TO BOOK: 074 972 2208 www.HarveysPoint.com

TO BOOK: 074 972 2880 www.MillParkHotel.com

TO BOOK: 074 972 1014 www.AbbeyHotelDonegal.com

TO BOOK: 074 912 5666 / 083 391 4100 www.VisitDonegal.ie

DONEGAL

DONEGAL

DONEGAL MORE GREAT

HORSE RIDING HOLIDAY

TASTE OF SUMMER

FAMILY BREAK

Arnolds Hotel, 3*

Castle Murray House Hotel, 2*

Arasáin Bhalor, 4*

Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal

St. John’s Point, Dunkineely, Co. Donegal

Falcarragh, Co. Donegal

Overlooking the sea, stables on site, garden.

Seaside hotel, award winning restaurant.

1 and 2 bedroom apartments in central location.

396 OFFER:

150PPS OFFER:

280 OFFER:

3B&B & 1 hour horse riding – €396 in total 3B&B+2D & 1 hour horse riding – €576 in total

M/wk: 2B&B+1D – €150pps; M/wk: 2B&B+2D –€190pps

Jun & Sept: 7 nights – €280 (1 bed); €340 (2 bed) Jul/Aug: 7 nights – €325 (1 bed); €450 (2 bed)

Rates based on 2 adults & 2 kids (under 12)

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

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to September 30, ’11

074 913 6208 www.ArnoldsHotel.com

TO BOOK: 047 973 7022 www.CastleMurray.com

074 916 2787 www.ArasainBhalor.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).

NORTH WEST

OFFERS ON NEXT PAGE ››


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NORTH WEST Continued from page 20

INSPIRATIONAL BEAUTY, ACTIVITIES & FAMILY FUN

FAMILY BREAKS ALWAYS CHECK OFFER WITH THE ACCOMMODATION PRIOR TO BOOKING (see page 1).

DONEGAL | LEITRIM | SLIGO DONEGAL

GALWAY DONEGAL

GALWAY DONEGAL

GALWAY DONEGAL

3RD NIGHT FREE

GREAT FAMILY GETAWAY

FAMILY GETAWAY

KIDS CLUBS INCLUDED

Malin Hotel, 2*

Clanree Hotel & Leisure Centre, 3*

Bunbeg Holiday Homes, 4*

Rockhill Holiday Park, 4*

Malin Town, Inishowen, Co. Donegal

Derry Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Bunbeg, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Kerrykeel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Bijou, cosy hotel in heart of Inishowen.

A warm welcome, leisure centre, free parking.

2, 3 & 4 bed cottages, tennis court, play area.

Kids summer camps for 1-16 years all included!

109PPS OFFER: 2B&B+1D – €109pps m/wk or €129pps w/end Stay 3rd night free B&B

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

TO BOOK: 074 937 0606 www.MalinHotel.ie

LEITRIM

99PPS OFFER: M/wk: 2B&B+1D – €99pps M/wk: 3B&B+2D – €149pps Up to 2 kids, 10 or under, free sharing (B&B)

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

TO BOOK: 074 912 4369 www.ClanreeHotel.com

SLIGO

320 OFFER:

1150 OFFER:

Jun: 7 nights – €320 (2 bed); €380 (4 bed) Jul-Aug: 7 nights – €450 (2 bed); €630 (4 bed)

7 nights in 3 bed cabin (sleeps 6) – €1150 7 nights in 4 bed cabin (sleeps 8) – €1250

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 25 to August 31, ’11

TO BOOK: 074 953 1401 www.BunbegHolidayHomes.com

TO BOOK: 074 915 0012 www.Rockhill.ie

2 bed sleeps 6, 4 bed sleeps 8

SLIGO

SLIGO

LUXURY CASTLE BREAK

FAMILY SPECIAL OFFER

RELAXING GETAWAY

FAMILY SEASIDE BREAK

Lough Rynn Castle Estate & Gardens, 4* Mohill, Co. Leitrim

Yeats Village, 3*

Markree Castle, 3*

Beach House, 4*

Unique castle with 300 acre grounds to explore.

Ballinode, Sligo

Collooney, Co. Sligo

Bartragh, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo

15 min walk to city, free car park.

Casual castle comfort.

Sunny bungalow on private site beside beach

165PPS OFFER:

169 OFFER:

346PPS OFFER:

600 OFFER:

M/wk: 2B&B+1D & bottle of wine – €165pps

3 nights – €169; 7 nights – €275 3 bed apartments, all ensuite rooms

All wk: 4B&B+2D – €346pps

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

Cots available on request

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

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 27, ’11

Valid June 6 to September 30, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

TO BOOK: 071 963 2700 www.LoughRynn.ie

TO BOOK: 071 913 8945 www.Albanne.ie

TO BOOK: 071 916 7800 www.MarkreeCastle.ie

TO BOOK: 087 229 9107

SLIGO

SLIGO

GREAT FAMILY GETAWAY

SUMMER FAMILY BREAKS

Sligo Park Hotel and Leisure Club, 4*

Best Western Sligo Southern Hotel, 3*

Pearse Road, Sligo Town

Strandhill Road, Sligo Town

Leisure centre, pool, games, family activities.

Central location, leisure centre, free Wi-Fi.

129PPS OFFER:

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

TO BOOK: 071 919 0400 www.SligoPark.com

TO BOOK: 071 916 2101 www.SligoSouthernHotel.com

On certain dates & packages kids go free

KIDS ARE VIPs!

99 OFFER: 3B&B+3D for 2 adults & 2 kids (under 12) – €499 in total; 3B&B+3D for 2 adults & 2 teens – €599 in total. Room only – €99 per night Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

2B&B+1D – €129pps m/wk or €149pps w/end Surfing/activity breaks – €164pps

7 nights –€600 (Jun); €650 (Jul–Aug) Ask and get €50 discount off June rate

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).

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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THE NORTH WEST IN SUMMER

GALWAY DONEGAL

LEITRIM

SURF&SPABREAKS

FAMILY HOLIDAYS

Sandhouse Hotel & Marine Spa, 4*

Ramada Hotel and Suites Lough Allen, 4* Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim

Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal Award winning hotel by beach, Marine Spa.

219PPS OFFER:

Equestrian, kid’s playground, indoor pool, spa.

499 OFFER:

2B&B+1D & 30 min spa treatment – €219pps 2 B&B, 1 surf lesson & spa treatment – €219pps

M/wk: 3B&B+1D for 2 adults & 2 kids – €499 or 2 adults & 4 kids – €599 in total

Valid June 6 to September 30, ’11

Valid July 1 to August 31, ’11

TO BOOK: 071 985 1777 www.Sandhouse.ie

TO BOOK: 071 964 0100 www.RamadaHotelLeitrim.com

Kids dine free; supervised movie every evening

SLIGO

SLIGO

SUMMER FAMILY FUN

SUMMER SPECIALS

Clarion Hotel Sligo, 4*

Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Sligo, 4*

Clarion Road, Sligo Town

Ballincar, Rosses Point Road, Sligo Town

4* luxury, leisure centre, beautiful location.

Leisure club, Solas Spa, golf nearby.

149PPS OFFER: 2B&B+1D – €149pps m/wk or €179pps w/end Up to 2 kids, under 17, free sharing (B&B)

139PPS OFFER: 2B&B+1D – €139pps 2B&B+1D plus golf at Rosses Point – €175pps

Valid June 30 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

TO BOOK: 071 911 9000 www.ClarionHotelSligo.com

TO BOOK: 071 914 0008 www.RadissonBlu.ie/hotel-sligo

MORE GREAT

OFFERS ONLINE @ DISCOVERIRELAND.IE /SPECIALOFFERS

GREAT

CAVAN & MONAGHAN OFFERS IN

LAKELANDS REGION

SEE PAGES 11 & 12 ‹‹

GREAT ACTIVITIES Enjoy exhilarating activities including surfing, walking, cycling, kite-boarding or horse riding at top adventure and activity centres. Tee off at some of the best links golf courses in the world! ECLECTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL The Temple House Festival (Jun. 10-12) is a family friendly eclectic music festival set in the beautiful surroundings of Temple House in Ballymote, Co. Sligo. The 3-day music and arts extravaganza will see over 80 acts perform on 3 stages. FIREBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP The Fireball World Championship, Rosses Point, Co. Sligo (Jun. 11-24), will feature 100 two-man fireball dinghies competing in 10 days racing – the only international dinghy sailing event to be held in Ireland in 2011. The Sea Shanty festival will coincide with the event! SEA SESSIONS The Sea Sessions, Bundoran, Co. Donegal (Jun. 24-26) is Ireland’s first surf and music festival. Events include a surf competition, a fantastic music line-up, street performers, gourmet food outlets, holistic healing and therapy village and much more… EUROSURF – EUROPEAN SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS A post-summer note for your diary! EUROSURF, the highlight of the European Surfing calendar, parks up at the world famous “Peak” and “Tullan” surfbreaks in Bundoran, Co. Donegal for a 10 day showcase from Sept. 23 to Oct. 2. Don’t miss it!

SPOTLIGHT BRILLIANT BEACHES The North West has stunning beaches and coastline. Take in breathtaking views; enjoy superb surfing or just chill out on a Blue Flag beach at Rosses Point, Co. Sligo or Bundoran, Marble Hill or Carrickfinn in Co Donegal.


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DUBLIN TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY DUBLIN

, a mood, a place. It’s a feeling Dublin is not just a r and for music, laughte spirit. It’s a passion ping, parks and coastline for op taneous. It’s conversation. It’s sh nquil, wild and spon tra s It’ t. ou ys da t ea gr k! a great family brea

FAMILY BREAKS ALWAYS CHECK OFFER WITH THE ACCOMMODATION PRIOR TO BOOKING (see page 1).

DUBLIN DUBLIN

DUBLIN

DUBLIN

DUBLIN

FAMILY FUN

HAPPY FAMILY BREAKS

FAMILY CASTLE BREAK

FAMILY BREAK

Royal Marine Hotel, 4*

Deer Park Hotel Golf & Spa, 3*

Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, 4*

Finnstown Country House Hotel, 3*

Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Howth, Co. Dublin

Killiney, Co. Dublin

Newcastle Road, Lucan, Co. Dublin

Spa, health club & pool, free parking & movies.

Golf on site, free transport to Howth village.

18th century castle overlooking Dublin Bay.

Leisure centre, free car parking, tennis court.

179PPS OFFER: 3B&B+3D - €179pps m/wk or €199pps w/end €20 per child per night dinner, B&B

135PPS OFFER:

819 OFFER: 5B&B+2D & family pass to Dublin Zoo or Sealife Bray for 2 adults & 2 kids - €819 in total

1B&B - €99 per room m/wk or €110 w/end Includes hot chocolate for the kids Up to 2 kids, under 3, free sharing (B&B)

Up to 2 kids, 10 or under, free sharing (room only) m/wk only

3rd child (under 12) €40 supplement

Valid June 6 to September 30, ’11

Valid June 6 to September 30, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

01 230 0030 www.RoyalMarine.ie

01 832 2624 www.Deerpark-Hotel.ie

01 230 5400 www.FitzpatrickCastle.com

DUBLIN

99 OFFER:

2B&B+1D - €135pps m/wk or €165pps w/end Free swimming, pitch & putt, tennis

DUBLIN

DUBLIN

Valid June 6 to November 30, ’11

01 601 0708 www.Finnstown.com

DUBLIN

TASTE OF LUXURY

FAMILY CITY BREAK

SUPER SUMMER BREAK

5 STAR FAMILY ESCAPE

The Gresham Hotel, 4*

Castle Hotel, 3*

Conrad Dublin, 5*

Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin, 5*

Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Gardiner Row, Dublin 1

Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

St. Stephen’s Green West, Dublin 2

City centre, free Wi-Fi, car park, 2 bars, gym.

Child friendly, central location, parking.

Luxury 5 star hotel in a 5 star location.

5* city centre hotel on Stephen’s Green.

138PPS OFFER:

119 OFFER:

65.50 PPS OFFER:

1B&B+1D & parking in Deluxe Family Room €149pps

One child, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B)

Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B+1D)

M/wk: 1 B&B for 2 adults & 2 kids in family room & Open Top Tour tickets - €119 in total

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

01 874 6881 www.Gresham-Hotels.com

01 874 6949 www.Castle-Hotel.ie

01 602 8900 www.ConradDublin.com/specials

DUBLIN

DUBLIN

149PPS OFFER:

All wk: 1 B&B incl. VAT - €65.50pps Second room for kids at 50% discount

2B&B & 1 seasonal Afternoon Tea €138pps m/wk or €156pps w/end

DUBLIN

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

01 478 7000 www.FitzwilliamHotelDublin.com

DUBLIN

SUMMER IN THE CITY

SUMMER SIZZLER

DUBLIN CITY BREAK

TWO NIGHT BREAK

Hilton Dublin City, 4*

Camden Court Hotel, 3*

Drury Court Hotel, 3*

Temple Bar Hotel, 3*

Charlemont Place, Dublin 2

Camden Street, Dublin 2

28 Lower Stephens Street, Dublin 2

Fleet Street, Dublin 2

Super summer offer.

Full leisure centre with kiddies pool.

2 min to Grafton Street & Gaiety Theatre.

Central location in the heart of Dublin City.

50PPS OFFER:

89 OFFER:

85PPS OFFER:

49PPS OFFER:

1B&B incl. VAT (pre-paid, non-refundable) €50pps. Second room for kids at 50% discount

Room only - €89 per night; 2B&B+1D - €114pps Car parking included (subject to availability)

2B&B - €85pps m/wk or €99pps w/end

2B&B - €49pps m/wk or €69pps w/end

One child, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B)

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

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

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

Valid June 6 to September 5, ’11

01 402 9988 www.Hilton.co.uk/dublin

Valid June 6 to September 30, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

01 475 9666 www.CamdenCourtHotel.com

01 475 1988 www.DruryCourtHotel.ie

01 677 3333 www.TempleBarHotel.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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GALWAY DUBLIN

DUBLIN

DUBLIN IN SUMMER PERFECT FAMILY BREAK

CITY FAMILY BREAK

Citywest Hotel & Golf Resort, 4*

Clarion Hotel Dublin City, 4*

Saggart, Co. Dublin

IFSC, Dublin 1

20m indoor pool, kids activities, by Luas stop.

Swimming pool, minutes walk to theatre & city.

229 OFFER: 2B&B+1D - €229 per room 3B&B+1D - €309 per room

120 OFFER:

Valid June 6 to December 23, ’11

1B&B for 2 adults & 2 kids - €120 in total Tickets to Peter Pan at Grand Canal Theatre from €20pp Valid July 15 to August 6, ’11

01 401 0500 www.CitywestHotel.com

www.ClarionDublinCity.com

Rates based on 2 adults & 2 kids sharing

DUBLIN

01 433 8888

DUBLIN

LUXURY BREAK

SUMMER BREAK

The Westbury Hotel, 5*

Brooks Hotel Dublin, 4*

Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Drury Street, Dublin 2

Elegant and stylish, luxury city centre hotel.

Luxury boutique hotel, 2 mins from Grafton St.

239 OFFER:

170PPS OFFER:

Room only incl. internet & taxes - €239 per night for 2 sharing . Free upgrade to a family room for 2 adults and 2 kids if available. Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

2B&B+1D & glass of Prosecco - €170pps Includes late check-out of 2pm

01 679 1122 www.DoyleCollection.com/westbury

01 670 4000 www.BrooksHotel.ie

DUBLIN

Valid June 6 to September 1, ’11

MORE GREAT

DUBLIN OFFERS ON SUMMER FAMILY FUN Clontarf Castle Hotel, 4* Castle Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3 Babysitting service, free parking, family room.

389 OFFER: 2B&B+1D & treasure hunt, Dublin Zoo or Viking Splash Tour for 2 adults & 2 kids - €389 in total

Valid June 6 to September 1, ’11

01 833 2321 www.ClontarfCastle.ie

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DUBLIN PASS CITY CARD Dublin Pass is your passport to Dublin. It gives you FREE ENTRY to attractions, great special offers and you can skip the queue! For special offers see www.dublinpass.ie OUTDOOR FAMILY FUN Explore the great outdoors with the entire family and visit the farm and gardens of Airfield; or visit Xtreme.ie Adventure Centre for some open-air activities and plenty of action adventure! SUMMER FESTIVALS & EVENTS Dún Laoghaire Regatta (Jul. 7-10), Dublin Super Cup (Jul. 30-31) Fáilte Ireland Dublin Horse Show (Aug. 3-7), Heritage Week (Aug. 20-28), Tutankhamun (Feb. 17 – Jul. 24). DISCOVER THE OLD CITY Wander the cobbled alleys of Temple Bar, relax and enjoy the buskers, the galleries, the craft shops, stalls and weekend outdoor markets and entertainment. CATCH A SHOW! Riverdance returns to the Gaiety this summer (Jun. 28 – Aug. 28), see Peter Pan at the Grand Canal Theatre (Jul. 15 – Aug. 6) or Translations at the Abbey Theatre (Jun. 23 – Aug. 13).

SPOTLIGHT HEAD FOR HOWTH Howth peninsula is situated just 10 miles north of the city; explore the waterfront and headland by foot, and discover the wonderful views this charming fishing village has to offer.


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TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY DUBLIN

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The Croke Park Hotel, 4*

Four Seasons Hotel Dublin, 5*

Sandymount Hotel, 3*

Tara Towers Hotel, 3*

Jones Road, Dublin 3

Simmonscourt Road, Dublin 4

Herbert Road, Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4

Merrion Road, Dublin 4

Minutes to Dublin city centre, free parking.

Swimming pool, spa, child friendly.

Minutes from city centre. Free parking & Wi-Fi.

At Dublin Bay. Cars & coaches free parking.

125 OFFER:

220 OFFER:

44.50PPS OFFER:

109PPS OFFER:

1B&B for 2 adults & 2 kids - €125 in total Includes family pass to GAA museum & stadium Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

1B&B per room for 2 - €220 in total Includes use of pool & spa & free parking

Room only - €44.50pps 1B&B - €54.50pps

2B&B+1D & a welcome cocktail on arrival €109pps m/wk or €119pps w/end

One child, under 18, free sharing (room only)

Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

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

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

01 871 4444 www.DoyleCollection.com/crokepark

01 665 4000 www.FourSeasons.com/dublin

01 614 2000 www.SandymountHotel.ie

01 269 4666 www.TaraTowers.com

DUBLIN

DUBLIN

PAMPERING GETAWAY

SUMMER IN THE CITY

ACTIVITY BREAK

GATEWAY TO CITY

DCU Summer Rooms, 3*

Hilton Dublin Kilmainham, 4*

Best Western Dublin Skylon Hotel, 3*

Best Western Sheldon Park Hotel, 3*

Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 7

Kilmainham, Dublin 8

Drumcondra Road, Dublin 9

Kylemore Road, Dublin 12

Gym & swimming pool, theatre, free car park.

Only mins from Heuston, city centre and zoo.

Family room in luxurious hotel, great location.

Free leisure centre, gym, car park for guests.

68PPS OFFER: M/wk: 1B&B & choice of facial or hot stone massage - €68pps

Valid June 11 to September 11, ’11

01 700 5736 www.SummerAccommodation.dcu.ie

DUBLIN

119PPS OFFER:

DUBLIN

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

249 OFFER:

2B&B+1D - €119pps

2B&B+1D for 2 adults & 2 kids (13 or under) sharing - €249 in total

Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B +1D)

Includes family pass to Dublin Zoo or Croke Park Tour

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

01 420 1800 www.HiltonDublinKilmainham.com

DUBLIN

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

01 884 3900 www.DublinSkylonHotel.com

01 460 1055 www.SheldonPark.ie

DUBLIN

GREAT FAMILY GETAWAY

FAMILY BREAK DEAL

Castleknock Hotel & Country Club, 4*

Stillorgan Park Hotel, 4*

The Clarion Hotel Liffey Valley, 4*

Porterstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15

Stillorgan Road, Dublin 18

Liffey Valley, Dublin 22

Leisure centre, spa, golf and kid’s playground.

4* hotel close to city centre.

Leisure centre, children’s playroom & pool.

99 OFFER:

199 OFFER: 2B&B+1D for 2 adults & 2 kids sharing - €199 in total

Valid June 6 to September 30, ’11

54321 FAMILY PACKAGE

110 OFFER:

DUBLIN

119 OFFER:

Packages from €110 for 1B&B to €550 for 5B&B per family, some including zoo passes etc

1B&B for 2 adults & 2 kids - €99 in total Includes family activity discounts

1B&B+1D for 2 adults & 2 kids in family room €119 in total. €10 room supplement Jul & Aug

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to July 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

01 640 6300 www.CastleknockHotel.com

01 200 1800 www.StillorganPark.com

01 625 8000 www.ClarionHoteLliffeyValley.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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Stone Cutters Kitchen

Ely Bar and Brasserie

Irish Financial Services Centre, Dublin 1 Good quality food in relaxed comfortable surroundings at reasonable prices. TO BOOK: 01 672 0010 www.ElyWineBar.ie

Fairview, Dublin 3 A menu balanced between contemporary and classic, with freshly sourced produce to the fore. TO BOOK: 01 833 3681 www.Canters.ie

CORK

Hop House

Casa Pasta and Pizza

Doolin, Co. Clare Cosy, family-oriented restaurant with quality, wholesome food at affordable prices. TO BOOK: 065 707 5962 www.StoneCuttersKitchen.com

Isaacs

MacCurtain Street, Cork One of the finest restaurants in Cork, seasonal ingredients sourced locally and served simply. TO BOOK:021 450 3805 www.IsaacsRestaurant.ie

The Rising Tide

Glounthaune, Co. Cork This award-winning brasserie is modern Irish, incorporating traditional and new wave fusion fare. TO BOOK: 021 435 3233 www.TheRisingTide.ie

Hartys Restaurant

Cloyne, Co. Cork Renowned for great food and hospitality. TO BOOK: 021 465 2401 www.HartysRestaurantCloyne.com

Mint Restaurant at the Macau Sporting Club

Patrick Street, Cork Contemporary style fusion menu catering for a wide variety of tastes with locally sourced ingredients. TO BOOK: 021 453 0478 www.MacauSportingClub.com

Springfort Hall Country House Hotel

Mallow, Co. Cork Diverse imaginative menu; locally sourced produce in both the stylish dining rooms or the more casual bar. TO BOOK: 022 306 20 www.Springfort-Hall.com

Parnell Street, Dublin 1 Korean and Japanese style cuisine – a great dining experience. TO BOOK: 01 872 8318 www.HopHouse.ie

Donnybrook, Dublin 4 Relaxed atmosphere, family-friendly. Coeliac and vegetarian options. Breakfast, lunch & dinner served. TO BOOK: 01 260 8108

The Farm

The Chop House

La Cave Wine Bar

The Washerwomans Hill Restaurant

South Anne Street, Dublin 2 The oldest and most famous French Wine Bar in Dublin. TO BOOK: 01 679 4409 www.LaCaveWineBar.com

Glasnevin, Dublin 9 Wide menu choice. Simple, good quality ingredients, expertly delivered. TO BOOK: 01 837 9199 www.Washerwoman.ie

Montys of Kathmandu

Eustace Street, Dublin 2 Dublin’s only Nepalese restaurant in the heart of the famous Temple Bar district. TO BOOK: 01 670 4911 www.Montys.ie

Redbank House and Restaurant

Skerries, Co. Dublin Sunday lunches are legendary with fresh seafood providing the backbone of the menus. TO BOOK: 01 849 1005 www.Redbank.ie

Saba

Clarendon Street, Dublin 2 Award-winning Thai Vietnamese dishes, at reasonable prices, in a contemporary setting. TO BOOK: 01 679 2000 www.SabaDublin.com

KERRY

The Tankard

Fenit, Co. Kerry Serves imaginative bar menu and à la carte restaurant menu, lunchtime to late evening. TO BOOK: 066 713 6164

Solas

DONEGAL

Wexford Street, Dublin 2 Fine, fresh foods and award-winning cocktails in a contemporary setting. TO BOOK: 01 478 0583 www.SolasBars.com

Olde Castle Bar

Sushi King

Donegal Town, Co. Donegal Home to the finest Donegal seafood and steaks – served by the O’Toole Family with a smile! TO BOOK: 074 972 1262 www.OldeCastleBar.com

Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 Good value menus, imaginative cooking and a warm, buzzy atmosphere. A welcoming Gastro pub. TO BOOK: 01 660 2390 www.TheChopHouse.ie

Dawson Street, Dublin 2 Affordable restaurant. Tasty, homemade and locally sourced food. TO BOOK: 01 671 8654 www.TheFarmRestaurant.ie

KILDARE

Fallons Bar and Café

Kilcullen, Co. Kildare Old favorites – simple, well put together dishes, ‘extraordinary versions of the familiar’. TO BOOK: 045 484 681 www.Fallonb.ie

Dawson Street, Dublin 2 Traditional & contemporary sushi, Asian hot food, soups & salads. TO BOOK: 01 675 2000 www.SushiKing.ie

KILKENNY

Royal Spice

Patrick Street, Kilkenny Authentic Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine in a stylish and contemporary setting. TO BOOK: 056 771 2646 www.RoyalSpice.ie LAOIS

Kingfisher Restaurant

Portlaoise, Co. Laois Ethnic Indian restaurant with a focus on high quality food and customer care. TO BOOK: 057 866 2500 www.KingfisherRestaurant.com MAYO

Paddy Jordans

Ballina, Co. Mayo A diverse menu to suit all tastes at reasonable prices. TO BOOK: 096 219 16 www.Jordans.ie SLIGO

Tra Ban

Strandhill, Co. Sligo

Restaurant offering the best in fine dining and specialising in fresh seafood and steak. TO BOOK: 071 912 8402

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Stars of India

Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Enjoy an evening of authentic Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine in a contemporary setting. TO BOOK: 0504 218 00

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An Tintain

Multyfarnham, Co. Westmeath

Renowned hospitality. Menu emphasis is on fresh seafood and good quality Irish beef. TO BOOK: 044 937 1411 www.AnTintain.com

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Richy’s Bar and Bistro

Clonakilty, Co. Cork SUMMER OFFER: Children eat half price from the children’s menu. Complimentary glass of house wine with a main course from the a la carte menu. TEL: 023 882 1852

CLARE Carron, Co Clare SUMMER OFFER: FREE organic tea/ coffee and homemade scone & jam in our Tea Rooms for one person. Alternatively, 10% voucher for the Tea Rooms. TEL: 065 708 9102

Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare SUMMER OFFER: 10% Discount off on spend of over €25 on Burren Smoked Irish Salmon bought in the Visitor Centre. TEL: 065 707 4432

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19/20 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2 SUMMER OFFER: Complimentary children’s portion with every adult having a main meal & salads, or a complimentary glass of organic wine with a main meal & salads. TEL: 01 677 7583

GALWAY Spanish Arch, Galway City SUMMER OFFER: Up to 2 kids eat child dishes for free with 2 paying adults from 12 to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday. TEL: 091 561 114

KERRY Gorman’s Clifftop House & Restaurant Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry. SUMMER OFFER: Pre dinner complimentary drinks. TEL: 066 915 5162

LAOIS Abbeyleix, Co Laois SUMMER OFFER: Free coffee and a giant chocolate chip cookie with every purchase of €20 or over. TEL: 057 874 0955

LOUTH Carlingford, Co. Louth SUMMER OFFER: €10 off a 3 course meal for two. TEL: 042 937 3682

Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny SUMMER OFFER: Enjoy a lazy-day picnic for €19.99 for a family of four – includes bottle of local apple juice, 2 children’s sandwiches, 2 adult’s sandwiches, 2 chocolate florentines (or 2 apples). Must be ordered before 10.30am on day required. TEL: 086 775 5303

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Kelly’s Butchers

Newport, Co. Mayo SUMMER OFFER: Free award-winning Kelly’s black or white pudding with every €10 spent. TEL: 098 411 49

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Nenagh, Co. Tipperary SUMMER OFFER: A free glass of organic wine with lunch in the shop in Nenagh or at the Milk Market in Limerick. TEL: 067 325 96

Inch House

Thurles, Co. Tipperary SUMMER OFFER: One bottle of House Wine worth €23 free with every €100 spent in our restaurant. Children get their main course free when parents are dining in our restaurant before 7pm. TEL: 0504 513 48

Garrykennedy, Co. Tipperary SUMMER OFFER: A glass of wine with a main course on our traditional Music Summers Evening.  Music start times:  Wednesday evenings at 9.30pm and Sunday evenings at 7.00pm. TEL: 067 232 32

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SPECIAL OFFER COUPON: You can use your Free Discover Ireland ‘Good Food Ireland’ Coupon below to avail of the offers on this page. Please note the terms and conditions and that the coupon should be presented along with this page. Pre-booking required for restaurants. Enjoy!

TERMS AND CONDITIONS • Coupon will be accepted against any of the offers by Good Food Ireland participants featured on this page. • Only one coupon is permitted/required per offer. • Where it’s appropriate e.g. restaurants/cookery courses, pre-booking is required. When booking, please advise that you will be using a Discover Ireland ‘Good Food Ireland’ coupon. • Coupons cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer; nor can they be exchanged for cash, nor to obtain refunds or be applied retrospectively or used in any other way. • Offer subject to offer availability and may not apply at certain times e.g. on public holidays. • Coupon can only be used against offers up to August 31, 2011. • Fáilte Ireland is not responsible for coupon redemptions – the value of which is absorbed by the offer provider.

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TAKE TO THE BEACH With over 70 Blue Flag beaches dotted around Ireland, summer is the perfect time to head for the coast. Some beautiful, family-friendly beaches to visit include Bundoran Beach in Donegal, Ballybunion and Banna Beaches in Kerry, Courtown in Wexford, Tramore in Waterford and Youghal Beach in Cork. All of these areas also have family-friendly facilities, restaurants and accommodation (www.DiscoverIreland.ie/familyfun).

ISLAND VISITS Take a ferry to one of the 26 islands along the West Coast of Ireland. Whether a day-visit or a holiday, there’s a whole different world to discover – little cottages, rugged walking and cycling trails, ancient forts and monks’ cells, old lighthouses and beaches (www.DiscoverIreland.ie/islands).

EXPLORE CAVES There are several spectacular show-caves in Ireland. Some of the best-known are Aillwee Cave (www. AillweeCave.ie) and the Doolin Cave (www.DoolinCave.ie) in Co. Clare, Crag Cave (www.CragCave.com) in Co. Kerry, Mitchelstown Cave (www.MitchelstownCave.com) in Co. Tipperary and Dunmore Cave in Co. Waterford (Tel. 056 776 7726).

VISIT A PET FARM Pet farms are fun places for families to visit and kids just love them. In addition to featuring typical farm animals, some have exotic animals from camels to llamas. Popular farms include Airfield in Dublin (www.Airfield.ie), Causey Farm in Co. Meath (www. Causey.ie), Kia Ora Farm in Wexford (www. KiaOraMiniFarm.com), Glendeer Farm in Athlone (www. Glendeer.com), Turoe Pet Farm near Loughrea (www. TuroePetFarm.com) and Leahy’s Open Farm, Dungourney, Co. Cork (www.LeahysOpenFarm.ie).

ANIMAL MAGIC Animals are always a holiday highlight with kids. Take them to Dublin Zoo to meet tigers, hippos, lions, rare monkeys, gorillas, chimpanzees and more (www.DublinZoo.ie). Go wild at Fota Wildlife Park, Co. Cork and come face to face with free roaming animals and birds from all parts of the world (www.FotaWildlife.ie). Visit Eagles Flying in Sligo (www.EaglesFlying.com) or the Birds of Prey Centre in The Burren, Co. Clare (www.BirdofPreyCentre.com). Or visit the Reptile Village Zoo in Gowran, Co. Kilkenny, with over 120 animals from alligators to cobras and a special reptile handling zone (www.ReptileVillage.net).

GAOL THEM! Ireland’s defunct gaols are growing in popularity as visitor attractions and depict, especially to kids, just how scary and rough the justice was in times past. Four worth a visit, because of their history and how they help you imagine those times, are Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin (Tel. 01 453 5894), Cork City Gaol (www. CorkCityGaol.com), Wicklow’s Historic Gaol (www. WicklowsHistoricGaol.com) and the Tarbert Bridewell and Courthouse in Co. Kerry (www.TarbertBridewell.com).


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GAA CÚL CAMPS Have your children sign-up to a Vhi GAA Cúl Camp to learn the skills of football, hurling and camogie. Cúl Camps provide boys and girls, between the ages of 6 and 13, with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays. There are hundreds of venues to choose from. You can check out the possibilities and book online (www.vhiCulCamps.gaa.ie).

SEA-LIFE CENTRES Visit a sea-life centre and go eyeball to eyeball with everything from shrimps to sharks in giant aquariums or touch pools. Some to watch out for include Galway Atlantaquaria (www. NationalAquarium.ie), National Sea Life Bray, Co. Wicklow (www.SeaLife. ie), Dingle Ocean World Aquarium, Co. Kerry (www.Dingle-OceanWorld.ie) and Lahinch Seaworld Aquarium, Co. Clare (www.LahinchSeaworld.com).

CREATIVE MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITS Visit Imaginosity in Dublin – Ireland’s first interactive museum for the under 9’s and their families. It’s a brilliant, fun experience where your child can creatively explore everyday situations in their own way (www.Imaginosity.ie). The National Wax Museum Plus (www.WaxMuseumPlus.ie) includes superb exhibits – a ‘history vault’, a children’s fantasy room, a chamber of horrors and much more. At the Blackrock Castle Observatory, Co. Cork (www.Bco.ie), kids can learn all about the universe and play ‘The Comet Chaser’ at Ireland’s first interactive theatre, virtually saving the Earth! Dublinia, in Dublin (www.Dublinia.ie), includes the Viking Dublin, Medieval Dublin and the History-Hunters Exhibitions. These are interactive exhibitions allowing all ages to engage, enjoy, learn and share.

HISTORY COMING ALIVE Live the magic and mystery of the prehistoric, Celtic, Viking, Anglo-Norman and native Irish communities starting 5000 years ago and continuing to the present day. Visit the National Museum of Archaeology in Dublin or the Museum of Country Life in Co. Mayo (www.Museum.ie), the Irish National Heritage Park in Ferrycarrig, Co. Wexford (www.inhp.com), or one of the many castles and folk parks of the Shannon Region (www.ShannonHeritage.com).

ON THE WATER There are lots of opportunities to take to the water...and here are just a few. Travel on a replica Viking longship from Athlone to historic Clonmacnoise (www.VikingToursIreland.ie). Book a trip with Viking Splash Tours for a unique Dublin sightseeing experience by land and water (www. VikingSplash.com). Cruise Lough Corrib from Galway City on board the Corrib Princess (www.CorribPrincess.ie). Take a Seafari trip from Kenmare exploring the wildlife and seal-rich paradise of sheltered Kenmare Bay (www. SeafariIreland.com) or enjoy a sightseeing cruise on the spectacular Killary Fjord, Co. Mayo (www.KillaryCruises. com).

FAI SOCCER SCHOOLS Book the kids into an An Post FAI Summer Soccer School. These are fun-filled, action-packed camps open to boys and girls between 6 and 14 years of all ability levels and experience. They take place throughout Ireland during July and August over 5 days. You can check out the details and book online (www.SummerSoccerSchools.ie).


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DOLPHIN & WHALE WATCHING Ireland is one of the best places in Europe to go whale and dolphin watching and encountering these wonderful animals is an incredible experience. Dolphin Watch Carrigaholt, Co. Clare (www.Dolphinwatch.ie) or Dolphin Discovery Kilrush, Co. Clare (www.DiscoverDolphins.ie) will take you on two-hour boat trips to meet Ireland’s resident bottlenose dolphin population (estimated at over one hundred). Dingle Dolphin Boat Tours, Co. Kerry, can take you on a short boat trip to see ‘Fungi’, the famous dolphin, whose antics amaze (www.DingleDolphin.com). You can take a four-hour boat tour from Baltimore with Whale Watch West Cork to seek out dolphins, seals, basking sharks, minke whales and the great fin whales – the second largest mammal on earth (www.WhaleWatchWestCork.com).

FUN ADVENTURES Throughout Ireland there is so much for families to do, if you seek them out. Tourist Offices are the best starting points or www.DiscoverIreland.ie. In Westport, Co. Mayo, check out wonderful Westport House & its Pirate Adventure Park with Thrills ‘n’ Chill rides, the Cannonball Run slide, Pirates Swinging Ship, Pirates Plunge flume ride and much more (www.Westporthouse.ie). When he was only a young spud, fresh out of the ground, Mr Tayto dreamt of one day opening his very own park. Well he now has in Ashbourne, Co. Meath, and it is brilliant! There are over 100 attractions at the park, including the high ropes course, The Pow Wow playground, Pet-Tayto corner, Buffalo ridge, the Potatonhontus Native American Village and more (www. TaytoPark.ie).

CONNEMARA GARDENS Visitor gardens are a great way to spend a day out. In Connemara, Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Gardens, set on a 1,000 acre estate is well worth a visit, with a 6-acre Victorian walled garden, restored Abbey rooms, a Gothic Church, woodland walks, nature trails and a tea house (www.KylemoreAbbeyTourism.ie). Brigits Garden, Roscahill, is a unique family-friendly Celtic garden – a magical experience for all ages. Relax in the basket swings and sit on the ancient throne, explore the discovery trail, stone chamber, herb garden, crannog, willow play tunnels, ring fort and café (www.BrigitsGarden.ie).

GREAT TRAD NIGHTS Comhaltas Summer Seisiún – Great Irish Traditional Nights of Entertainment are staged in over 40 venues around Ireland during the summer. They offer a real taste of our cultural talent and are ideal for families. The first half of the night’s entertainment consists of a stage show of Irish music, song and dance. This is typically followed by light refreshments, and the night then concludes with an informal traditional session where visitors are encouraged to participate, if they wish (www.Comhaltas.ie).

For more great family fun ideas, visit www.DiscoverIreland.ie


2011 will truly be a year to remember for Irish golf as we prepare to host The 2011 Solheim Cup, the Irish Open and the Ladies Irish Open. The 2011 Solheim Cup The 2011 Solheim Cup will take place in Killeen Castle, County Meath from September 23-25. This professional ladies golf tournament, between Europe and the USA, is the most prestigious international team event in women’s golf and one of the biggest international sporting events to be staged in Ireland this year. The tournament features some of the biggest names in the women’s golf and spectators will get a chance to see high profile players such as Michelle Wie and Laura Davies. There will be a unique atmosphere at this much anticipated event and it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to see it played on home soil. The 2011 Solheim Cup really is the ‘must-see’ event of the year - a chance to see great golf and enjoy a fantastic line-up of entertainment and activities for all ages.

The Irish Open The Irish Open , one of the most prestigious events in European golf, will once again be hosted in the beautiful location of Killarney Golf and Fishing Club from July 28-31. During the week of the Irish Open, Killarney will also host its annual festival Killarney Summerfest. As well as the opportunity to see some excellent golf, the whole family can enjoy a fantastic line up of festivities taking place in the area. Killarney’s streets will come alive with a myriad of family fun with live music, outdoor theatre as well as arts workshops and performances. International street performers, magicians and entertainers arriving from across the globe will enchant the kids. As the sun goes down, relax and enjoy nightly entertainment and sessions from 6pm to 10pm throughout the streets of Killarney.

Another unmissable event on the Irish sporting calendar this year is The Killeen Castle, Dunsany, Co. Meath from August 5-7, 2011.

For more details on these great events, visit www.discoverireland.ie/golf

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FUN FOR FAMILIES Here’s just a snapshot of what’s going on for families this summer. Visit www.DiscoverIreland.ie for a full listing. Get to the Street Performance World Championships to see fire-breathers, contortionists, comedians and jesters battle it out to become the Street Performance World Champion. The Tall Ships make their return to Ireland! Over 70 ships and 250,000 maritime, music and festival fans converge on Waterford for a festival jam-packed with music, fireworks, entertainment, food and street theatre.

Spraoi transforms the streets and quays of Waterford into a family weekend full of imagination, colour and fun. As the Irish Open returns to Killarney, so does Killarney Summerfest bringing the streets alive with music, entertainment and fantastic outdoor activities.

The circus comes to town at the Clonmel Junction Festival with an imaginative mix of theatre, music, spectacle and more!

The Tullamore Show is a great family day out and a showcase for country living with hundreds of stands and plenty of food and entertainment.

The Macnas Parade at the Galway Arts Festival brings excitement and an abundance of energy as the parade travels through the streets of Galway.

Celebrate Ireland’s natural, built and cultural heritage during National Heritage Week with thousands of activities across the country, most events free.

GET WILD OUT WEST : It’s Galway Festival Season The Galway Film Fleadh showcases the best of Irish, International and world cinema. The Galway Arts Festival is a feast of superb quality dance, spectacle, visual art, music and theatre all overlooked by the festivals iconic Big Top. Follow the crowds and the craic to the Galway Summer Races for super socialising and serious racing.

SUPER COOL SUMMER SOUNDS The Body & Soul Festival brings you an atmospheric blend of music and arts in a unique setting. In Skibbereen Cork X Southwest comes to the stunning Liss Ard estate featuring music, the spoken word and more. Sea Sessions combines serious surfing and great music on the Atlantic coast of Donegal. Rock out as Oxegen returns to entertain massive crowds with headliners this year including The Black Eyed Peas, Foo Fighters and Coldplay while enchanting Charleville Castle hosts Castlepalooza and brings music and funky activities to intimate crowds.

For a full listing of festivals and events, visit www.DiscoverIreland.ie/whats-on


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SUNSHINE FOR THE MIND In the South West the Cork Midsummer Festival is a combustible blend of contemporary arts and culture while Kinsale Arts Week turns the beautiful maritime town into a living gallery with artists ’ trails, visual arts and concerts in extraordinary settings. The Kilkenny Arts Festival offers a ten day feast of music, literature, visual art and more in the heart of the medieval city. The Earagail Arts Festival brings music, theatre and performance to beaches, forests, country retreats and villages all over North and West Donegal.

GET OUT THERE Immerse yourself in Ireland’s stunning landscape and set yourself a real challenge! You can’t get much further west for a run than the Achill Island Half Marathon. The Beast of Ballyhoura is a mega 36 – hour non-stop race across three counties. Gaelforce West is a multi-sport adventure race stretching for 65km along the beautiful western coastline. If cycling is your passion then the Sean Kelly Cycling Tour takes you through the Waterford scenery while the Sky Ride Etape Hibernia is an 82 mile cycle that takes in the world famous Burren region.

GET BACK TO SCHOOL Summer School! Give time to an existing passion or develop a new hobby this summer with plenty of summer schools and learn-to experiences on offer. Listowel Writers Week and the West Cork Literary Festival offer writing workshops and the chance to hear from leading writers, poets and playrights. On Achill Island the Scoil Acla Traditional Music & Cultural Summer School offers classes in traditional music, singing, dancing, and creative writing. In Glencolmcille in Donegal Oideas Gael run cultural courses and Irish language workshops throughout the summer. Or head to the Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival which celebrates the famed comic and offers workshops in circus skills as well as acting, directing and micro film-making.

BLOOMIN ’ BRILLIANT! Ireland’s premier gardening festival, Bloom, features stunning show gardens, magnificent flower displays, artisan food and live entertainment in Dublin’s lovely Phoenix Park.

CRAIC AGUS CEOL Get to Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann, the largest festival of traditional Irish music, song and dance with over 100,000 people coming together to celebrate the great tradition of playing and enjoying Irish music, song and dance.


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Achill Half Marathon July 2 Beast of Ballyhoura July 29 – August 1 Bloom June 2-6 Body & Soul Festival June 18-19 Castlepalooza July 30-31 Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival August 25-28 Clonmel Junction Festival July 1-10 Cork x South West June 4-5 Cork Midsummer Festival June 11-26 Earagail Arts Festival July 9-24 Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann August 13-22 Gaelforce West  August 18-21 Galway Arts Festival  July 11-24 Galway Film Fleadh July 5-10 Galway Summer Races July 25-31 Irish Open Golf Tournament July 28-31 Killarney Summerfest July 23-31 Kilkenny Arts Festival August 5-14 Kinsale Arts Week July 9-17 National Heritage Week August 20-28 Listowel Writers Week June 1-5 Oideas Gael Various dates Oxegen July 7-10 Scoil Acla Traditional Music & Cultural Summer School July 24-31 Sea Sessions June 24-26 Sean Kelly Cycling Tour August 27-28 Sky Ride Etape Hibernia August 21 Spraoi July 29-31 Street Performance World Championships June 11-12 (Cork) June 11-12 (Portlaoise) June 16-19 (Dublin) Tall Ships Waterford June 30 – July 3 Tullamore Show August 14 West Cork Literary Festival July 3-9

www.AchillMarathon.com www.BallyhouraCountry.com www.BloominthePark.com www.BodyandSoul.ie www.Castlepalooza.com www.CharlieChaplinComedyFilmFestival.com www.JunctionFestival.com www.Corkxsw.com www.CorkMidsummer.com www.Eaf.ie www.Fleadh2011.ie www.GaelforceEvents.com www.GalwayArtsFestival.com www.GalwayFilmFleadh.com www.GalwayRaces.com www.DiscoverIreland.ie/golf www.KillarneySummerFest.com www.KilkennyArts.ie www.KinsaleArtsWeek.com www.HeritageWeek.ie www.WritersWeek.ie www.Oideas-Gael.com www.Oxegen.ie www.ScoilAcla.com www.SeaSessions.com www.TheSeanKellyTour.com www.EtapeHibernia.com www.Spraoi.com

www.Spwc.ie www.WaterfordTallShipsRace.ie www.TullamoreShow.com www.WestCorkLiteraryFestival.ie

For a full listing of festivals and events, visit www.DiscoverIreland.ie/whats-on


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Mobile home: 3 nights m/wk or 2 nights w/end - €150

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WATERFORD

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Westport House Caravan & Camping, 3*

Bayview Caravan & Camping Park, 3*

Morriscastle Strand Holiday Park, 4*

Roundwood Caravan & Camping Park, 4*

Kilmuckridge, Gorey, Co. Wexford

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058 451 00 www.BayviewCaravanCamping.com

195 OFFER:

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7 nights for the price of 6 - €156 for 2 adults

Includes electric & awn

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Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’11

087 773 7637 www.MorriscastleStrand.com

01 281 8163 www.DublinWicklowCamping.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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