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LIDAY IDEAS O H N U F D N A S GREAT DEAL

INSIDE KIDS STAY FREE FAMILY SPECIALS SUMMER FUN IDEAS

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YOUR BREAK FINDER

GREAT VALUE SUMMER DEALS IT’S SUMMER. THE KIDS ARE OFF. 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 ‘MUST TRY THIS’ TIPS. GO TAKE A BREAK!

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SOUTH EAST

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SHANNON

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SOUTH WEST

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DUBLIN

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NORTH WEST

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DUBLIN’S DOORSTEP

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LAKELANDS & WATERWAYS 19 ALSO INSIDE FESTIVALS & EVENTS

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CARAVAN & CAMPING

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ANTRIM

TYRONE

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DERRY DONEGAL

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FERMANAGH

ARMAGH

MONAGHAN

SLIGO LEITRIM

CAVAN

LOUTH

MAYO ROSCOMMON LONGFORD

MEATH WEST MEATH DUBLIN

GALWAY NORTH OFFALY

KILDARE STH OFFALY

WICKLOW

LAOIS

CLARE NORTH TIPPERARY

FAMILY BREAKS

CARLOW

LIMERICK

SOUTH TIPPERARY

KILKENNY WEXFORD

ALWAYS CHECK THE OFFER DETAILS You should always check and confirm the special offer details with the accommodation/ activity providers you are interested in booking with, prior to your booking.

KERRY

WATERFORD CORK

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

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


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FUN, FOOD AND THRILLING ACTIVITIES Make memories at the Volvo Ocean Race. Enjoy family days out on amazing beaches and at enthralling attractions. Sample the great menu of festivals, fabulous food and thrilling activities. Explore traditional heritage on offshore islands and in mountain parks. The West has something for everyone!

FAMILY BREAKS ALWAYS CHECK OFFER WITH THE ACCOMMODATION PRIOR TO BOOKING

GALWAY | MAYO GALWAY

(see page 1).

GALWAY

GALWAY

GALWAY

FAMILY ACTIVITY FUN

3 CHIC 2 GOURMET

LUXURY BREAKS

FAMILY BREAKS

Raheen Woods Hotel, 3*

The Twelve Hotel, 4*

Abbeyglen Castle Hotel, 4*

Clifden Station House, 3*

Kardio Kidz Camp, playground, pools, beaches.

Boutique 4* luxury, minutes from Galway City.

4* castle hotel with beauty/relaxation centre.

Leisure centre, kids club, theatre, Renew Spa.

Athenry, Co. Galway

Coast Road, Barna, Co. Galway

Sky Road, Clifden, Co. Galway

Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway

€195PPS OFFER

€235PPS OFFER

€199PPS OFFER

3B&B+2D - €235pps m/wk or €255pps w/end

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

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

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

Includes €25 golf voucher per room

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 091 875 888 www.RaheenWoodsHotel.ie

TO BOOK: 091 597 000 www.TheTwelveHotel.ie

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

TO BOOK: 095 216 99 www.ClifdenStationHouse.com

3B&B+1D & 2 activities - €195pps m/wk or €255pps w/end

GALWAY

GALWAY

GALWAY

€279 OFFER

2B&B+1D - €279; 3B&B+2D - €379 Rates are in total, for 2 adults & 2 kids sharing

GALWAY

FAMILY PACKAGE

FUN FAMILY BREAKS

FAMILY SEASIDE BREAK

GREAT FAMILY GETAWAY

Connemara Coast Hotel, 4*

Delphi Mountain Resort, 4*

Renvyle House Hotel, 3*

Ardilaun Hotel & Leisure Club, 4*

Resort hotel with leisure centre & kids club.

Stunning location. Spa & activity centre.

Family hotel; kids club, beach & heated pool.

Spacious gardens, kids club, leisure club.

Furbo, Co. Galway

€999 OFFER

M/wk: 4B&B+3D & 5th night free (room only) for 2 adults & 2 kids in interconnected rooms - €999 in total

Leenane, Co. Galway

€649 OFFER

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

Excludes Galway Race week

Renvyle, Connemara, Co. Galway

Taylors Hill, Galway City

€790 OFFER

€149PPS OFFER

Under 4’s free sharing (all meals included)

Kids €15 per night (B&B) when sharing, infants free

3B&B+2D for 2 adults & 3B&B+3D for 2 kids plus free organised activities - €790 in total

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

Valid June 3 to August 30, ’12

Valid June 5 to August 31, ’12

Valid July 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to September 30, ’12

TO BOOK: 091 592 108 www.SinnottHotels.com

TO BOOK: 095 422 08 www.DelphiMountainResort.com

TO BOOK: 095 461 00 www.Renvyle.com

TO BOOK: 091 521 433 www.TheArdilaunHotel.ie

GALWAY

GALWAY

GALWAY

MORE GREAT

WEST

OFFERS ON SUMMER ESCAPE

SUMMER BREAK

SUMMER IN THE CITY

Hotel Meyrick, 4*

Pillo Hotel & Spa, 4*

Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Galway, 4*

In the heart of Galway City. Leisure centre.

Pamper break in Galway City.

Leisure centre & luxury Salt Spa.

Eyre Square, Galway City

€180PPS OFFER 2B&B+1D - €180pps m/wk or €218pps w/end

Headford Road, Galway City

Lough Atalia Road, Galway City

€199PPS OFFER

€75PPS OFFER

2B&B+1D & 1 hour spa treatment - €199pps

M/wk: 1B&B - €75pps; 2B&B+1D - €190pps

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

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

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 091 564 041

TO BOOK: 091 513 200

TO BOOK: 091 538 300 www.RadissonHotelGalway.com

www.HotelMeyrick.ie

www.PilloHotelGalway.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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WEST

Continued from page 02

FUN, FOOD AND THRILLING ACTIVITIES

FAMILY BREAKS ALWAYS CHECK OFFER WITH THE ACCOMMODATION PRIOR TO BOOKING

GALWAY | MAYO GALWAY

(see page 1).

GALWAY

GALWAY

GALWAY

SEASIDE FAMILY BREAKS

SEASIDE SPECIALS

SUMMER IN GALWAY

FAMILY GETAWAY OFFER

Galway Bay Hotel, 4*

Salthill Hotel, 3*

Radharc na gCorr Apartments, 3*

Maldron Hotel Galway, 3*

Kid’s camp, free family voucher, leisure centre.

Seafront hotel with leisure centre & parking.

Self-catering apartments (sleeps 6).

20m pool, games room, outdoor playground.

Salthill, Galway

The Promenade, Salthill, Galway

Knocknacarra, Salthill, Galway

Oranmore, Co. Galway

€395 OFFER

€135PPS OFFER

€500 OFFER

€200 OFFER

Valid July 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 5 to September 30, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to July 19, ’12

TO BOOK: 091 520 520

TO BOOK: 091 522 711 www.SalthillHotel.com

TO BOOK: 086 815 9134 www.GalwayHolidayLets.com

TO BOOK: 091 792 244 www.MaldronHotelGalway.com

2B&B+1D for 2 adults & 2 kids sharing & free family voucher for local activity - €395 to €495 in total

www.GalwayBayHotel.com

MAYO

2B&B+1D - €135pps m/wk or €155pps w/end Family packages available

MAYO

7 nights - €500 Sleeps up to 6

MAYO

2B&B for 2 adults & 2 kids (under 12) sharing €200 in total

MAYO

LUXURY FAMILY LODGE

A HIDDEN GEM

SUMMER DAYS BREAK

MID-SUMMER MADNESS!

Mount Falcon, 4*

The Talbot Hotel, 4*

Breaffy House Resort, 3*

The Old Deanery Holiday Cottages, 4*

3 nights of luxury in Mayo this summer.

Luxurious boutique hotel in town centre.

Leisure centre, playground, games room, spa & gym.

Wild Atlantic, great pints, heritage galore.

Foxford Road, Ballina, Co. Mayo

Barrack Street, Belmullet, Co. Mayo

Breaffy, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Steeple Hill, Killala, Co. Mayo

€720 OFFER

€160PPS OFFER

3 nights in 3 bed luxury lodge (sleeps 6) with full Irish Breakfast in the Kitchen Restaurant - €720

2B&B+1D - €160pps m/wk or €175pps w/end 3B&B+2D - €250pps m/wk Packages include free bottle of wine

Valid June 1 to September 30, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid July 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 23 to July 28, ’12

TO BOOK: 096 744 72 www.MountFalcon.com

TO BOOK: 097 204 84 www.TheTalbotHotel.ie

TO BOOK: 094 902 2033 www.BreaffyHouseResort.com

TO BOOK: 096 322 21 www.OldDeaneryCottages.com

MAYO

MAYO

€278 OFFER

2B&B+1D for 2 adults & 2 kids (under 15) sharing - €278 in total

€499 OFFER

7 nights with free turf & Wi-Fi - €499 A July holiday at June prices! Cots & high-chairs available. Sleeps 6

MAYO

MAYO

SUMMER FAMILY BREAK

LUXURY IN WESTPORT

ACTIVE RETIRED BREAK

FAMILY SAVER BREAKS

Mulranny Park Hotel, 4*

Westport Plaza Hotel, 4*

Mill Times Hotel Westport, 3*

Westport Woods Hotel, 3*

Only hotel on the Greenway. Pool & kids club.

Spa, leisure centre, town centre.

Friendly & welcoming in a central location.

Leisure centre, go!kids! club, spa, playground.

Mulranny, Westport, Co. Mayo

€699 OFFER

M/wk: 3B&B+2D for 2 adults & 2 kids (under 12) - €699 in total

Castlebar Street, Westport, Co. Mayo

€155PPS OFFER M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €155pps

Staying in 2 bedroom sea-view apartment

Mill Street, Westport, Co. Mayo

€165PPS OFFER

M/wk: 3B&B+2D - €165pps to €185pps

Quay Road, Westport, Co. Mayo

€499 OFFER

3B&B+3D for 2 adults & 2 kids (under 12) sharing family room - €499 in total

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

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid July 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 4 to September 20, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 098 360 00

TO BOOK: 098 511 66

TO BOOK: 098 292 00

TO BOOK: 098 258 11 www.WestportWoodsHotel.com

www.MulrannyParkHotel.ie

www.WestportPlazaHotel.ie

www.MillTimesHotel.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

MUST TRY THIS! FAMILY GETAWAYS

HEART OF THE CITY

Carlton Hotel Galway City, 3*

Harbour Hotel Galway, 3*

Leisure club, kids club, free parking.

City centre waterfront location with Haven Spa.

Dublin Road, Galway City East

New Dock Road, Galway City

€125 OFFER

€129PPS OFFER

Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B) on 3B&B+2D offer

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

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to September 30, ’12

To Book: 091 381 200

TO BOOK: 091 894 800 www.Harbour.ie

3B&B+2D - €199pps. Room only in family suite - €125 to €165 per night (1 bed); €190 to €245 per night (2 bed)

www.CarltonHotelGalway.com

MAYO

2B&B+1D - €129pps m/wk or €169pps w/end

MAYO

FAMILY SUMMER - ACHILL

3* & 4* COMFORT

Ostán Oileán Acla, 3*

Keel Holiday Cottages, 3* & 4*

Atlantic Ocean retreat. Cycle track adjacent.

Central - near beach, playground & restaurants.

Achill Sound, Co. Mayo

€120PPS OFFER

M/wk: 2B&B+1D & bike hire - €120pps

Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (room only) Meals & bike hire @ €40 per child

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 098 451 38

www.AchillIslandHotel.com

MAYO

Keel, Achill Island, Co. Mayo

€250 OFFER

Jun & Sept: 3 nts w/end - €250 in 3*; €280 in 4* Jun-Sept: 7 nts - €335 to €450 in 3*; €450 to €550 in 4* 3* sleeps 5; 4* sleeps 6

Valid June 1 to September 30, ’12

TO BOOK: 094 903 2054

www.MayoHolidays.com

MAYO

PERFECT FAMILY BREAK

TEEN FAMILY HOLIDAY

Castlecourt Hotel, 4*

Hotel Westport, 4*

Spa, leisure centre, town centre.

Leisure centre, kids clubs, crazy golf.

Castlebar Street, Westport, Co. Mayo

€499 OFFER

Includes Buzz kids club

Excludes Aug 10-19

Valid July 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 098 550 88 www.CastlecourtHotel.ie

TO BOOK: 098 251 22 www.HotelWestport.ie

MAYO

3B&B+1D & choice of adventure activity for 2 adults & 2 teens - €499 in total

MAYO

FAMILY GETAWAY

SELF-CATERING

Wyatt Hotel, 3*

The Harbour Mill Apartments, 4*

Town centre, free car park & leisure centre.

Luxury 4* apartments with hotel facilities.

The Octagon, Westport, Co. Mayo

Westport Quay, Co. Mayo

€358 OFFER

€549 OFFER

Valid June 1 to August 30, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 098 250 27

TO BOOK: 098 285 55 www.TheHarbourMill.com

2B&B+1D & 1/2 day bike hire & picnic for 2 adults & 2 kids (under 12) - €358 in total

www.WyattHotel.com

BEACHES, BEACHES, BEACHES With hundreds of kilometres of coastline, sandy beaches and clear waters are in abundance - many with Blue Flag status so you can be assured of water quality and safety facilities. Pack a picnic and make a day of it! ANOTHER VOLVO SUMMER! Volvo Ocean Race returns to Galway (Jun 30-Jul 8) and the race finish line is in our very own Galway Bay! Party atmosphere guaranteed. See below! FESTIVALS AND FUN Westport Festival of Music & Performing Arts (Jun 23-24), Castlebar 4 Days’ Walks (Jun 28-Jul 1), Galway Arts Festival (Jul 16-29), Galway Races (Jul 30-Aug 5) and the Connemara Pony Show (Aug 5-12).

Newport Road, Westport, Co. Mayo

€529 OFFER

3B&B+2D for 2 adults & 2 kids (under 12) - €529 in total

OUR GREAT, GREAT OUTDOORS So good we have to say it twice! Enjoy GREAT looped walks, cycling, sailing, kayaking, golf, abseiling, kitesurfing, horse riding, swimming, surfing, fishing, adventure events, scuba diving, the GREAT Western Greenway... and so much more!

4 nights m/wk - €549; 7 nights - €799 2 bed apartment, sleeps 4

THE VOLVO OCEAN RACE FINALE AND FESTIVAL GALWAY CITY, JUNE 30 TO JULY 8, 2012 The Volvo Ocean Race Grand Finale will enthrall Galway from June 30 to July 8, 2012. The Volvo Ocean Race fleet will arrive in from Lorient to Galway on July 3 to the biggest festival in Ireland - an eight-day festival of marine, sport, culture and arts, entertainment and food. The in-port race takes place on July 7, after which the winner of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012 will be declared. Don’t miss out on experiencing the finale of one of the world’s greatest sporting events and an incredible festival experience! Check out www.DiscoverIreland.ie/volvo


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SOUTH EAST COOL FOR KIDS FUN FOR ALL

Discover your ideal Summer holiday in the Sunny South East. It’s much more than a sunny destination with miles of sandy beaches, activities that soak you or keep you dry and stories that go back more than 1,000 years. Visit lively cities, dine on local food and spend an evening tapping your feet to a musical treat. Come and join us!

FAMILY BREAKS

CARLOW | KILKENNY | SOUTH TIPPERARY | WATERFORD | WEXFORD

ALWAYS CHECK OFFER WITH THE ACCOMMODATION PRIOR TO BOOKING

KILKENNY

KILKENNY

KILKENNY

(see page 1).

KILKENNY

SUPER FAMILY BREAK

PETS, WALK, DINE

MIDWEEK FAMILY BREAK

2 NIGHT FAMILY BREAK

Croan Cottages, Gardens & Farm, 4*

Cullintra Country House B&B,

Lyrath Estate Hotel, 5*

Hotel Kilkenny, 4*

Free fruit & veg from the walled garden. Wi-Fi.

Charming farm & dining experience. A gem!

5 mins to city. 170 acres, boating, cycling & spa.

Kids club, 20m pool, free car parking.

Dunamaggan, Co. Kilkenny

€325 OFFER

Jun & Sept: 3 nights - €325 (2 bed); €345 (3 bed) Jul-Aug: 7 nights - €475 (2 bed); €595 (3 bed)

The Rower, Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny

€150PPS OFFER

Dublin Road/Paulstown Road, Kilkenny

€165PPS OFFER

€145PPS OFFER

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

One child, under 12, free sharing (B&B+D & kids club)

Valid June 1 to December 30, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 5 to September 30, ’12

TO BOOK: 051 423 614 www.CullintraHouse.com

TO BOOK: 056 776 0088 www.Lyrath.com

TO BOOK: 056 776 2000 www.HotelKilkenny.ie

KILKENNY

TIPPERARY

All wk: 2B&B+2D (5 course) - €150pps Miles of great hill walking on farm. Painting studio for groups. Pets welcome

M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €165pps

Valid June 1 to September 30, ’12

TO BOOK: 087 236 8555 www.CroanCottages.com

KILKENNY

College Road, Kilkenny City

M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €145pps

WATERFORD

FAMILY FUN BREAK

7 NIGHT FAMILY STAY

ALPINE LODGE RETREAT

2 NIGHT LEISURE BREAK

Springhill Court Hotel, 3*

Mount Juliet, 4*

Aherlow House Hotel Lodges, 4*

Faithlegg House Hotel & Golf Club, 4*

Leisure centre, free kids club, free car park.

Kids club, pool, playground, games room, bikes.

3 bedroom self-catering, deluxe 4* lodges.

Leisure centre, kids club, golf on site.

Waterford Road, Kilkenny City

Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

€89PPS OFFER

€1,550 OFFER

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

One additional child, under 12, free sharing

Valid June 8 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 056 772 1122

2B&B+1D - €89pps m/wk or €139pps w/end

www.SpringhillCourt.com

WATERFORD

Glen of Aherlow, Co. Tipperary

Faithlegg, Co. Waterford

€500 OFFER

€119PPS OFFER

Valid June 30 to August 27, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 056 777 3000

TO BOOK: 062 561 53

TO BOOK: 051 382 000 www.Faithlegg.com

7 nights self-catering for family of 4 - €1,550 (Jul); €1,700 (Aug)

www.MountJuliet.ie

WATERFORD

7 nights self-catering - €500 Sleeps 6

www.AherlowHouse.ie

WEXFORD

M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €119pps

WEXFORD

CITY CENTRE BREAK

GREAT FAMILY BREAKS

FAMILY FUN

FAMILY FUN

Granville Hotel, 3*

Tower Hotel Waterford, 3*

The Riverside Park Hotel, 4*

Amber Springs Hotel & Health Spa, 4*

Family run, authentic, traditional value hotel.

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

Luxurious hotel, dedicated family rooms, pool.

Fabulous kid’s facilities & mini farm onsite.

Meagher Quay, Waterford City

The Mall, Waterford City

Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

€99PPS OFFER

€139PPS OFFER

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

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

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid July 1 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 051 305 555

TO BOOK: 051 862 300

TO BOOK: 053 923 7800

TO BOOK: 1800 501 901 www.AmberSpringsHotel.ie

2B&B+1D - €99pps m/wk or €109pps w/end 3rd night B&B - €30pps

www.Granville-Hotel.ie

M/wk: 3B&B+2D - €179pps W/end: 2B&B+1D - €139pps

www.TowerHotelWaterford.com

€259 OFFER

Wexford Road, Gorey, Co. Wexford

3B&B & family pass to Blackwater Open Farm for 2 adults & 2 kids - €259 in total

€169PPS OFFER

M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €169pps; 3B&B+1D - €219pps; 4B&B+2D - €299pps Under 3’s free; under 16’s €15-20 per night (B&B)

www.RiversideParkHotel.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).


CARLOW

CARLOW

FAMILY FUN PACKAGE

AWARD WINNING B&B

SUMMER FAMILY FUN

FAMILY BREAKS

Talbot Hotel, 4*

Mulvarra House & Holistic Centre,

Killerig Resort Hotel, 4*

Spacious rooms, leisure ctr, free parking, Wi-Fi.

Luxury treatments available in on-site centre.

Killerig, Co. Carlow

Balcony rooms, spa, pool, golf, kids club.

Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa & Country Club, 4* Tullow, Co. Carlow

€299 OFFER

€299PPS OFFER

Portlaoise Road, Carlow Town

€99PPS OFFER

2B&B+1D - €99pps m/wk or €129pps w/end Includes €25 Dome voucher & free kids club (during hols)

St. Mullins, Graiguenamanagh, Co. Carlow

€99PPS OFFER

2B&B+1D - €99pps For full range of offers see website

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

CARLOW

3B&B+1D, kids club & family day out for 2 adults & 2 kids - €299 in total

CARLOW

Free use of the leisure centre facilities.

3B&B+2D & 4th night free (B&B) - €299pps

Extra child €25 (includes meals; family day out extra)

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

Valid June 1 to September 30, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 059 915 3000

TO BOOK: 051 424 936

TO BOOK: 059 916 3050

TO BOOK: 059 918 0100 www.MountWolseley.ie

www.TalbotHotelCarlow.ie

KILKENNY

www.Mulvarra.com

www.KillerigResortHotel.ie

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KILKENNY

MUST TRY THIS! MIDWEEK FAMILY BREAK

BOUTIQUE HOTEL

Kilkenny River Court Hotel, 4*

Pembroke Hotel, 4*

City centre, overlooked by Kilkenny Castle.

City centre, free parking & Wi-Fi throughout.

The Bridge, Johns Street, Kilkenny City

Patrick Street, Kilkenny City

€149PPS OFFER

€125PPS OFFER

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

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

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 6 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 056 772 3388 www.RivercourtHotel.com

TO BOOK: 056 778 3500 www.PembrokeKilkenny.com

M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €149pps

WATERFORD

2B&B+1D - €125pps m/wk or €159pps w/end

WATERFORD

SUMMER BY THE SEA

CITY SUMMER SPECIAL

O’Shea’s Hotel, 3*

Dooleys Hotel, 3*

Kids free, Splashworld discount, free parking.

City quayside location, great hospitality.

Tramore, Co. Waterford

The Quay, Waterford City

€79 OFFER

€45PPS OFFER

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 5 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 051 381 246

www.OSheas-Hotel.com

TO BOOK: 051 873 531 www.Dooleys-Hotel.ie

WEXFORD

WEXFORD

1B&B for 2 sharing - €79 m/wk or €95 w/end 1B&B for 2 adults & 2 kids sharing - €99 m/wk or €119 w/end in total

1B&B - €45pps m/wk or €50-60pps w/end 2B&B+1D - €99pps m/wk or €119pps w/end

ARTS & CULTURE Immerse yourself at Lismore’s Immrama Festival of Travel Writing (Jun 7-10), Éigse Carlow Arts Festival (Jun 8-17), Clonmel Junction Festival (Jul 6-15), Art in the Open Wexford (Jul 30-Aug 7) and Kilkenny Arts Festival (Aug 10-19). FANTASTIC FAMILY ADVENTURES For fun-filled family adventures, bring the children to wish a Happy 20th Birthday to Spraoi Waterford (Aug 3-5), to try their hand at sculpting at Duncannon Sand Sculpting Festival (Aug 10-12) or for a dance at Enniscorthy Street Rhythms Dance Fest (Aug 17-19). FOOD & FRESH AIR If food & fresh air are what you seek, visit the Dunmore East Food, Fish & Fun Festival (Jun 22-24). Green fingered enthusiasts will love the Carlow Garden Festival Trail (Jul 28-Aug 5) and the Sean Kelly Tour invites you to pedal the hills and valleys of Co. Waterford (Aug 25-26). NEW FOR 2012 The South East features two new festivals this summer – Play Tag Festival, Carlow (Jun 15-16) attempting a Guinness World Record as the World’s Biggest Tag Tournament & Festival and the first ever International Gospel Choir Festival Kilkenny (Aug 30-Sept 2).

WEXFORD

MORE GREAT

SOUTH EAST SUMMER SIZZLERS!

LUXURY COUNTRY HOUSE

ORGANIC FARM HOLIDAY

Ashdown Park Hotel, 4*

Woodlands Country House B&B, 5*

Kilmore Cottage, 4*

Leisure centre, free parking, kids club (Jul-Aug).

Tennis, river walk, free car park.

Organic working farm, near village & sea. Wi-Fi.

Coach Road, Gorey, Co. Wexford

Killinierin, Gorey, Co. Wexford

Kilmore, Co. Wexford

€129PPS OFFER

€100PPS OFFER

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

Kids (under 12) half price when sharing

Valid June 4 to August 30, ’12

Valid June 1 to September 30, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 26, ’12

TO BOOK: 1800 501 901

TO BOOK: 040237125/0876736118

TO BOOK: 053 913 5487 www.KilmoreCottage.com

2B&B+1D - €129pps m/wk or €155pps w/end 3B&B+1D - €169pps m/wk

www.AshdownParkHotel.com

M/wk: 3B&B - €135pps; w/end: 2B&B - €100pps 7 nights B&B - €300pps. Includes tea/coffee & scones

www.WoodlandsCountryHouse.com

€445 OFFER

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

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CARLOW | KILKENNY | SOUTH TIPPERARY | WATERFORD | WEXFORD WEXFORD

WEXFORD

WEXFORD

CLARE

FAMILY BREAK

FAMILY FUN BREAK

CAREFREE SEASIDE HOL

SELF-CATERING BREAK

Brandon House Hotel, 4*

Chloe’s Country Cottages, 4*

Grangecourt Holiday Cottages, 4*

The Lodge at Doonbeg, 4*

Leisure centre, kids pool, games room.

4* cottages. Large park & kids play area 2km.

Luxury family holiday homes. 2 min walk to beach.

Golf, restaurants, spa, parking, beach.

New Ross, Co. Wexford

Whitechurch, New Ross, Co. Wexford

€249 OFFER

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

€390 OFFER

Jun: 7 nights - €390 (1 bed); €460 (2 bed) Jul-Aug: 7 nights - €399 (1 bed); €499 (2 bed)

Fethard-on-Sea, New Ross, Co. Wexford

€75PPS OFFER

3 nights - €75pps m/wk or €80pps w/end Rates based on 5 sharing

Doonbeg, Co. Clare

€410 OFFER

3 nights in 1 bed luxury self-catering cottage - €410

Weekly rates also available

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to September 30, ’12

TO BOOK: 051 421 703 www.BrandonHouseHotel.ie

TO BOOK: 051 388 632 / 087 697 7941

TO BOOK: 087 248 0695 www.HolidayinWexford.com

TO BOOK: 065 905 5603 www.DoonbegLodge.com

www.ChloesCountryCottages.com

WEXFORD

WEXFORD

WEXFORD

LIMERICK

YOUNG @ 50’S SUMMER

FAMILY FUN!

SUMMER FAMILY BREAK

5 NIGHT FAMILY FUN

Ferrycarrig Hotel, 4*

Talbot Hotel Wexford, 4*

The Riverbank House Hotel, 3*

Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel, 3*

Over 50’s summer special offer.

Talbot Tigers Kids Club, leisure centre & pool.

Slaney Estuary views & manicured gardens.

44 acres, free Wi-Fi, 2 restaurants, pool & spa.

Ferrycarrig, Wexford

On The Quay, Wexford Town

The Bridge, Wexford Town

Adare, Co. Limerick

€139PPS OFFER

€199PPS OFFER

2B&B+1D, tickets to local attractions & kids club - €149pps

M/wk: 3B&B+1D - €139pps

5B&B & free family picnic & Adare discount card - €199pps

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

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

Kids, under 16, €10 per night sharing (B&B & kids club)

Valid July 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 053 912 0999 www.FerrycarrigHotel.com

TO BOOK: 053 912 2566 www.TalbotWexford.ie

TO BOOK: 053 912 3611 www.RiverbankHouseHotel.com

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

€179PPS OFFER 3B&B+3D - €179pps Arrival on Sunday only

€149PPS OFFER

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!

MORE GREAT

LIMERICK

OFFERS ONLINE @ DISCOVERIRELAND.IE /SPECIALOFFERS

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).

FUN FAMILY BREAKS Carlton Castletroy Park Hotel, 4* Castletroy, Limerick

Mini Explorers kids club, pool, free parking.

€299 OFFER

2B&B+1D for 2 adults & 2 kids - €299 in total Includes Mini Explorers kids club

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 061 335 566 www.Carlton.ie/castletroy


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GREAT ACTIVITIES, SPORTS AND FAMILY FUN The Shannon Region is full of adventure, sport and family fun. Spectacular countryside, dramatic coastline and wonderful rivers and lakes make it an ideal setting for outdoor activity. With over 100 managed visitor attractions it is an ideal family holiday location. FAMILY BREAKS

CLARE | LIMERICK | NORTH TIPPERARY | SOUTH OFFALY CLARE

CLARE

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

CLARE

CLARE

FAMILY ACTIVE BREAK

SUMMER FAMILY FUN

FAMILY BREAK BY LAKE

COSY SEASIDE BREAK

Falls Hotel & Spa, 3*

Moore Bay Holiday Homes, 3*

Lough Derg Holiday Village, 4*

Bellbridge House Hotel, 3*

Pool, kids games room, tennis court, walks.

Walk to beach. Tennis court & kids play area.

On the lake shore, boat hire, free parking.

Luxury 3* in relaxing beach location. Free Wi-Fi.

Ennistymon, Co. Clare

€165PPS OFFER

Kilkee, Co. Clare

Annacarriga, Killaloe, Co. Clare

Spanish Point, Co. Clare

€314 OFFER

€325 OFFER

Valid June 1 to September 30, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to September 30, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 065 707 1004 www.FallsHotel.ie

TO BOOK: 061 335 799 www.WestCoastHolidays.ie

TO BOOK: 061 376 777 www.LoughDerg.net

TO BOOK: 065 708 4038 www.BellbridgeHotelClare.com

3B&B+2D - €165pps Kids, 13+, half price when sharing

7 nights - €314 (Jun); €549 (Jul-Aug) Sleeps 6

3 nights - €325 m/wk or €375 w/end Sleeps 5-6

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

LIMERICK

€99PPS OFFER

2B&B+1D - €99pps m/wk or €109pps w/end 3B&B+1D - €109pps m/wk or €119pps w/end Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (room only)

LIMERICK

MUST TRY THIS! FAMILY FUN BREAK

GATEWAY TO THE WEST

Castle Oaks Hotel & Family Suites, 3*

Absolute Hotel & Spa Limerick, 4*

Gardens, pool, gym, kids club, tennis courts.

City centre hotel, Limerick’s Medieval Quarter.

Castleconnell, Co. Limerick

€99PPS OFFER

M/wk: 2B&B - €99pps; 3B&B+1D - €169pps; 2B&B in a family suite for 2 adults & 2 kids €218 in total

Sir Harry’s Mall, Limerick City

€125PPS OFFER

2B&B+1D, spa treatment & bottle of house wine - €125pps Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B)

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to September 30, ’12

TO BOOK: 061 377 666 www.CastleOaks.ie

TO BOOK: 061 463 600 www.AbsoluteHotel.com

TIPPERARY

SUMMER

TWEET HORSEY HOLIDAYS

Head to Clare’s coast for family fun. Enjoy miles of sandy beaches.

Tipperary Mountain Trekking Centre, Borrisoleigh, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Pony trekking, hill-walking, cosy farmhouse accom.

€649 OFFER

3B&B, 3 lunches & 4 hours horse-riding lessons & treks for 2 adults & 2 kids - €649 in total

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 087 410 6868 www.TimoTrec.com

Go swimming, surfing, cliff walking or take the kids on a thrilling dolphin-watching trip.

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.ShannonRegionTourism.com GREAT FAMILY FUN Enjoy miles of sandy beaches, take a journey underground through the magical world of Aillwee or Doolin show caves. Board a thrilling dolphin-watching boat ride or pet a piglet at a pet farm. Discover the award-winning gardens of Birr Castle Demesne. HANDS-ON ADVENTURE If you have an adventurous side you won’t be disappointed. Try activities as diverse as sky diving, cruising, mountain biking, power boating, horse riding, surfing or experience a range of specially designed walking and cycling trails. SPOTLIGHT ON SPORT Recently awarded two prestigious titles for Thurles and Limerick, the Shannon Region’s love of sport is evident in great participative and spectator events from marathons and water-sports to rugby and from GAA to Greyhound and Horse Racing. Come and play!


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SOUTH WEST

BRILLIANT SUMMER FUN Cork and Kerry are the perfect natural holiday playground for families. Discover spectacular landscapes, sandy beaches, national parks and so much more. Enjoy great attractions including fun festivals, sealife centres, pet farms, wildlife parks, caves, coves, cliffs and castles. For exhilarating activities try surfing, sailing or horse riding. For the perfect family holidays, think Cork and Kerry! FAMILY BREAKS ALWAYS CHECK OFFER WITH THE ACCOMMODATION PRIOR TO BOOKING

CORK | KERRY CORK

(see page 1).

CORK

CORK

CORK

BALLYHOURA BIKING

WEST CORK BREAK

UNIQUE FAMILY BREAK

GREAT FAMILY GETAWAY

Ballyhoura Failte,

Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens, 3*

Quality Hotel & Leisure Club, 3*

Commodore Hotel, 2*

Stay in the 4* Charleville Hotel. Leisure centre.

Gorgeous Clonakilty hotel with beautiful rooms.

Jungle Gym, teen zone, crèche, leisure club.

Historic hotel overlooking Cork Harbour.

Charleville, Co. Cork

Clonakilty, Co. Cork

€52PPS OFFER

€95PPS OFFER

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

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

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 063 913 00

1B&B & packed lunch - €52pps Bike your way through the Ballyhoura Region!

BallyhouraCountry.com/CharlevilleParkHotel.com

CORK

Clonakilty, Co. Cork

Cobh, Co. Cork

€550 OFFER

€327 OFFER

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid July 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid July 14 to August 25, ’12

TO BOOK: 023 883 3258 www.FernhillHouseHotel.com

TO BOOK: 023 883 6400 www.QualityHotelClonakilty.com

TO BOOK: 021 481 1277 www.CommodoreHotel.ie

Sun-Wed: 2B&B - €95pps; 2B&B+1D - €120pps; 3B&B - €135pps

CORK

3B&B+2D for 2 adults & 3B&B+3D, Kids Kamp, lunch and Jungle Gym for 2 kids - €550 in total

CORK

4B&B for 2 adults & kids (aged 3-16) sharing €327 in total

CORK

GREAT FAMILY BREAKS

LEISURE CITY BREAK

AMAZING MIZEN BREAK

KINSALE SUMMER BREAK

Maryborough Hotel & Spa, 4*

Best Western Montenotte Hotel, 4*

The Heron’s Cove B&B & Restaurant, 4*

Trident Hotel, 4*

Pet farm, gardens, leisure club, spa, car park.

Complimentary leisure centre & free parking.

Seaview ensuite rooms. AA* dining. Lots to do!

Stunning location overlooking Kinsale Harbour.

Douglas, Cork

€139PPS OFFER

Montenotte, Cork

The Harbour, Goleen, Co. Cork

World’s End, Kinsale, Co. Cork

€75PPS OFFER

€60PPS OFFER

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 021 436 5555 www.Maryborough.com

TO BOOK: 021 453 0050 www.TheMontenotteHotel.com

TO BOOK: 028 352 25 www.TheHeronsCove.ie

TO BOOK: 021 477 9300 www.TridentHotel.com

2B&B+1D - €139pps m/wk or €155pps w/end

M/wk: 1B&B & Irish Coffee - €75pps W/end: 2B&B+1D - €135pps

All wk: 1B&B+1D - €60pps; 2B&B+1D - €95pps 10% off a la carte menu if dining 2nd night

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

CORK

€125PPS OFFER

2B&B+1D - €125pps m/wk or €150pps w/end Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (room only)

CORK

CORK

KERRY

GREAT FAMILY GETAWAY

FAMILY SEASIDE BREAK

FAMILY FUN HOLIDAY

SEASIDE FAMILY FUN

West Cork Hotel, 3*

Walter Raleigh Hotel, 3*

Carleton Village, 4*

Derrynane Hotel & Holiday Homes, 3*

Riverside location, complimentary car park.

18th century hotel, overlooking the Ocean.

Outdoor heated pool, tennis court, playground.

Seaside leisure facilities & kids playroom.

Ilen Street, Skibbereen, Co. Cork

O’ Brien Place, Youghal, Co. Cork

€124PPS OFFER

€109PPS OFFER

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

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

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 028 212 77

2B&B+1D - €124pps m/wk or €134pps w/end

www.WestCorkHotel.com

Youghal, Co. Cork

Caherdaniel, Ring of Kerry

€175PPS OFFER

€499 OFFER

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 30 to August 26, ’12

Valid June 29 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 024 920 11

TO BOOK: 087 667 0628

TO BOOK: 066 947 5136 www.Derrynane.com

2B&B+1D - €109pps

www.WalterRaleighHotel.com

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

www.Carleton.ie

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

5B&B for 2 adults & 2 kids (under 12) sharing €499 in total


CORK

CORK

CORK

CORK

GREAT FAMILY BREAKS

FAMILY FUN @ THE BAY

FAMILY FUN BREAK

FAMILY BREAKS

Oriel House Hotel, Leisure Club & Spa, 4*

The Maritime Hotel, 4*

Westlodge Hotel & Estate, 3*

Pool, kids club, family rooms, spa, car park.

Family suites with leisure centre & kids club.

Bantry, Co. Cork

Mighty Ducks Club, nature trails & pool.

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

€125PPS OFFER

€130PPS OFFER

Ballincollig, Co. Cork

€290 OFFER

2B&B+1D & free family pass to Fota Wildlife for 2 adults & 2 kids - €290 in total

The Quay, Bantry, Co. Cork

€159PPS OFFER

2B&B+1D - €159pps m/wk or €179pps w/end Staying in a one-bed suite

All wk: 2B&B+1D - €125pps; €25 extra per child sharing for 2B&B+1D

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

4* family rooms, kids club & free parking.

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

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 021 420 8400

TO BOOK: 027 547 00

TO BOOK: 027 503 60

TO BOOK: 021 485 2100 www.CarrigCourt.com

www.OrielHouseHotel.ie

CORK

www.TheMaritime.ie

www.WestlodgeHotel.ie

CORK

MUST TRY THIS! FAMILY VALUE BREAK

CITY BREAKS

Maldron Hotel & Leisure Club Cork, 3*

Hotel Isaacs & Isaacs Apartments, 3*

Leisure centre, kids pool, kids club, central.

Food lover’s hotel, city centre, family breaks.

John Redmond Street, Cork City

48 MacCurtain Street, Cork City

€269 OFFER

€225 OFFER

Valid June 1 to September 30, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 30, ’12

All wk: 2B&B & a family pass to Fota Wildlife Park for 2 adults & 2 kids - €269 in total

M/wk: 2B&B+2D - €150pps; Titanic Ball B&B - €140pps W/end:2nightsself-cateringfor2adults&2kids-€225intotal Kids (under 12) half price, under 3’s free on 2B&B+2D offer

TO BOOK: 021 452 9200 www.MaldronHotels.com

TO BOOK: 021 450 0011 www.IsaacsCork.com

CORK

CORK

KINSALE BREAK

FANTASTIC FAMILY FUN

The Blue Haven Hotel, 3*

Celtic Ross Hotel, 3*

Town centre boutique hotel. Café, bar, restaurant.

Free kids club (Jul-Aug), leisure ctr, beach 1km.

3-4 Pearse Street, Kinsale, Co. Cork

€150PPS OFFER

2B&B+1D - €150pps m/wk or €190pps w/end Rate based on double room

Rosscarbery, West Cork

€139PPS OFFER

2B&B+1D - €139pps m/wk or €149pps w/end Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B)

Valid July 1 to September 16, ’12

Valid June 4 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 021 477 2209 www.BlueHavenKinsale.com

TO BOOK: 023 884 8722 www.CelticRossHotel.com

KERRY

KERRY

FESTIVALS GALORE Enjoy the Queen of the Sea Festival, Youghal (Jul 6-8), the Kinsale Arts Week (Jul 7-15), the West Cork Literary Festival (Jul 8-14), Sneem Family Festival (Jul 18-22), Killarney Summerfest (Jul 27-Aug 5) or the Rose of Tralee (Aug 17-21). CREST OF A WAVE Chill out on the sandy beaches at Castlegregory, Banna or Ballybunion. Or head along the Ring of Kerry and swim at the glorious blue flag beaches of Rossbeigh or Ballinskelligs. Unwind on some of Cork’s finest blue flag beaches at Garryvoe, Claycastle or Barleycove. EXPERIENCE THE GREAT OUTDOORS Rent a bike and enjoy cycling in Killarney National Park, go surfing in Castlegregory, or try water-skiing in Derrynane. In Cork, walk or cycle the beautiful Sheep’s Head, take in kayaking in the City or go scuba diving in Baltimore. FANTASTIC FAMILY FUN In Cork, visit the incredible Fota Wildlife Park. Enjoy Youghal and surrounds with lots of golden sandy beaches and fun-for-all playgrounds. Or take in Cobh, the Titanic’s last port of call 100 years ago. In Kerry, enjoy Killarney National Park or go see the new Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre or the nearby Aqua Dome waterworld.

KERRY

MORE GREAT

SOUTH WEST SUMMER FUN IN DINGLE

A DINGLE SUMMER

VALUE FAMILY BREAK

Dingle Skellig Hotel, 4*

Dingle Benners Hotel, 3*

Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort, 3*

Fungi kids club, Skellig Crèche, Teen Klub.

Classic old world town centre hotel. Parking.

Leisure centre & kids club. Close to town.

Dingle, Co. Kerry

€245PPS OFFER

M/wk: 3B&B+2D & passes to Seal Sanctuary & Dingle Brewery - €245pps

Main Street, Dingle, Co. Kerry

€220PPS OFFER

M/wk: 3B&B+1D, Oceanworld visit & packed lunch - €280pps W/end: 2B&B+1D, bike hire & packed lunch - €220pps Up to 2 kids, under 3, free sharing (B&B)

Sneem Road, Kenmare, Co. Kerry

€258 OFFER M/wk: 2B&B+1D for 2 adults & 2 kids (under 16) sharing - €258 in total

Valid June 1 to July 19, ’12

Valid June 13 to September 30, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 066 915 0200 www.DingleSkellig.com

TO BOOK: 066 915 1638 www.DingleBenners.com

TO BOOK: 064 664 1300/1890 930 033 www.KenmareBayHotel.com

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FAMILY BREAKS ALWAYS CHECK OFFER WITH THE ACCOMMODATION PRIOR TO BOOKING

CORK | KERRY KERRY

(see page 1).

KERRY

KERRY

KERRY

SUMMER ADVENTURES

SUMMER ADVENTURE

ROMANCE ON THE LAKES

HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!

The Killarney Park Hotel, 5*

Muckross Park Hotel & Cloisters Spa, 5*

The Brehon & Angsana Spa, 4*

Dromhall Hotel & Spa, 4*

5* luxury hotel & spa in town centre.

Deluxe B&B, pony & trap, boat & walking tours.

Luxury spa hotel overlooking the National Park.

Free pool, parking & Wi-Fi. 5min walk to town.

Killarney, Co. Kerry

Muckross, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Muckross Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry

€290PPS OFFER

€329PPS OFFER

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

Child rate is for same package, sharing. Under 2’s free

Valid June 1 to September 30, ’12

Valid June 1 to September 30, ’12

Valid June 1 to September 30, ’12

Valid June 4 to September 30, ’12

TO BOOK: 064 663 5555 www.KillarneyParkHotel.ie

TO BOOK: 064 662 3400 www.MuckrossPark.com

TO BOOK: 064 661 7543 www.TheBrehon.com

TO BOOK: 064 663 9300 www.Dromhall.com

2B&B+1D - €290pps; 3B&B+2D - €450pps 10% off adventure & riding activities

KERRY

3B&B+1D - €329pps, €149 per child 5B&B+2D - €499pps, €229 per child

KERRY

€189PPS OFFER

Killarney, Co. Kerry

2B&B+1D & cocktail, spa time & lake cruise - €189pps m/wk or €219pps w/end

€149PPS OFFER

2B&B+1D (4 course) - €149pps (Jun & Sept); €159pps (Jul-Aug) One child, under 5, free sharing (B&B) in dbl/twin room

KERRY

KERRY

FAMILY FUN

FAMILY BREAKS

FUN FOR ALL AGES

LORD OF THE DANCE

Travel Inn Killarney, 4*

Castlerosse Hotel & Golf Resort, 3*

The Gleneagle Hotel, 3*

The INEC & Gleneagle Hotel, 3*

Semi self-catering apartments within a hotel.

Leisure club, playground, Castle Rangers Club.

Family hotel with free nightly entertainment.

Witness their only Irish show at the INEC!

Fossa, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Lower Lake, Killarney, Co. Kerry

€125 OFFER

€479 OFFER

Rates are in total, per night

Family rooms available

Valid June 1 to September 30, ’12

TO BOOK: 064 662 3600 www.TravelInn.ie

Room only in 1 bedroom suite for 2 adults & 2 kids - €125 m/wk or €135 w/end

KERRY

Muckross Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Muckross Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry

€129 OFFER

€95PPS OFFER

Valid July 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid July 24 to 29, ’12

TO BOOK: 1850 770 000 www.Castlerosse.com

TO BOOK: 064 667 1550 www.GleneagleHotel.com

TO BOOK: 064 667 1550 www.GleneagleHotel.com

3B&B+3D for 2 adults & 2 kids - €479 in total

KERRY

1B&B for 2 sharing - €129 in total 1B&B for 2 adults & 2 kids sharing family room - €159 in total

KERRY

1B&B & ticket to Lord of the Dance at the INEC - €95pps

KERRY

GREAT FAMILY CHOICE

SHORT SUMMER BREAK

SUMMER BREAK

COUPLES GETAWAY

Muckross Lakeside Holiday Village, 4*

Park Place Apartments, 4*

Arbutus Lodge Apartments, 3*

Killarney Haven Suites, 3*

Green area for kids to play in, free car park.

Luxury town centre apts. Free parking & Wi-Fi.

Cosy self-catering apts in scenic location.

Town centre with private car park.

Muckross Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry

€599 OFFER

7 nights & free boat trip - €599 Rate based on 3 bed house (sleeps 5)

High Street, Killarney, Co. Kerry

€69PPS OFFER

Up to 4 nights in 2 bed apt/townhouse - €69pps Rate based on 4 sharing

Travel cots & high chairs provided free of charge

Aghadoe, Killarney, Co. Kerry

€230 OFFER

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

50 High Street, Killarney, Co. Kerry

€170 OFFER

2 nights - €170; 3 nights - €250; 4 nights - €370 Rates based on 1 bed apartment (sleeps 2)

Contact us for short breaks and other deals

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 4 to 29, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to July 14, ’12

TO BOOK: 064 663 6667 www.KillarneyHolidayVillage.com

TO BOOK: 064 667 1281 www.ParkPlaceKillarney.com

TO BOOK: 064 663 1554 www.Arbutus-Lodge.com

TO BOOK: 064 663 3570 www.Killarney-SelfCatering.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).


KERRY

KERRY

KERRY

KERRY

FARM COTTAGE BREAKS

FAMILY LUXURY BREAK

5* FAMILY GETAWAY

3 NIGHT FAMILY BREAK

Doire Farm Character Cottages, 4*

Pairc na Gloine Holiday Homes, 4*

Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa, 5*

The Dunloe, 5*

Relax, unwind, recharge & experience farm life.

Use of nearby leisure centre. Walk to town.

5* resort overlooking the Lakes of Killarney.

Free kids club, pool, ponies, tennis, playground.

Kenmare, Ring of Kerry

Kenmare, Co. Kerry

Lakes of Killarney, Co. Kerry

€500 OFFER

€314 OFFER

Valid June 2 to September 29, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to October 15, ’12

TO BOOK: 087 637 9160 www.KenmareHolidayCottages.com

TO BOOK: 061 335 799 www.WestCoastHolidays.ie

TO BOOK: 064 663 1766 www.AghadoeHeights.com

TO BOOK: 064 664 4111 www.TheDunloe.com

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

7 nights - €314 (Jun); €549 (Jul-Aug) Sleeps 6

€255PPS OFFER

Beaufort, Killarney, Co. Kerry

2B&B+1D - €255pps m/wk or €265pps w/end Limited rooms available Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B)

KERRY

KERRY

KERRY

€754 OFFER

3B&B+1D for 2 adults & 3B&B for 3 kids sharing & family entry to Muckross House & Farms or Coolwood Wildlife Park - €754 in total

KERRY

LAKE WALKING BREAK

MIDWEEK BREAK

KILLARNEY LUXURY

SUMMER LOVIN’

The Lake Hotel, 4*

The Malton, 4*

Randles Court Hotel & Spa, 4*

The Ross, 4*

Lakeside, family-run. Walk, cycle & boat.

Gardens, 15m pool, tennis courts, free Wi-Fi.

Leisure club & spa. A 5 min stroll to town.

Cool, friendly & funky 4* in town centre.

Muckross, Killarney, Co. Kerry

€119PPS OFFER

2B&B, packed lunch & walking map - €119pps m/wk or €139pps w/end

Killarney, Co. Kerry

€170PPS OFFER

M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €170pps

Discounted kid’s rates available

Killarney, Co. Kerry

€109PPS OFFER

Killarney, Co. Kerry

€145PPS OFFER

2B&B - €109pps (Jun & Sept); €130pps (Jul-Aug) Free upgrade m/wk if booked by Jun 14

2B&B+1D - €145pps m/wk or €160pps w/end

One child, under 5, free sharing (B&B) in dbl/twin room

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

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid July 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 4 to September 30, ’12

Valid June 1 to September 30, ’12

TO BOOK: 064 663 1035 www.LakeHotel.com

TO BOOK: 064 663 8000 www.TheMalton.com

TO BOOK: 064 663 5333 www.RandlesCourt.com

TO BOOK: 064 663 1855 www.TheRoss.ie

KERRY

KERRY

KERRY

KERRY

COSY GETAWAY

FAMILY GETAWAY

SUMMER GETAWAYS

SUMMER HOLIDAY BREAK

Heights Hotel Killarney, 3*

Holiday Inn Killarney, 3*

Scotts Hotel Killarney, 3*

Killarney Lakeland Cottages, 3* & 4*

Free car parking. Kids stay free.

Full leisure facilities. 5 mins to town centre.

Town centre, free car parking, live music.

Superb holiday cottages by Lakes of Killarney.

Cork Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Muckross Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Scotts Street, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Muckross, Killarney, Co. Kerry

€320 OFFER

€109PPS OFFER

€279 OFFER

€149PPS OFFER

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

Free milk & cookies, free kids movie & playroom

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

Valid June 1 to September 2, ’12

Valid June 24 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid July 1 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 064 663 1158 www.KillarneyHeights.ie

TO BOOK: 064 663 3000 www.HolidayInnKillarney.com

TO BOOK: 064 663 1060 www.ScottsHotelKillarney.com

TO BOOK: 064 663 3290 www.KillarneyCottages.com

M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €109pps

KERRY

2B&B+1D for 2 adults & up to 2 kids - €279 in total

KERRY

2B&B+1D - €149pps m/wk or €159pps w/end

KERRY

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*

KERRY

GREAT FAMILY GETAWAY

FAMILY TIME IN SNEEM

FAMILY VALUE BREAK

FAMILY HOLIDAY

Rookery Mews Apartments, 3*

Sneem Hotel, 4*

Coisceim Village, 4*

Courtyard Cottages, 4*

Kids playground & play area on site.

Free bicycle and kayak hire for all the family!

4 bed homes all ensuite, sleeps 8. Family friendly.

Beautifully restored cottages in rural setting.

Rookery Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Goldens Cove, Sneem, Co. Kerry

Tralee, Co. Kerry

Blennerville, Tralee, Co. Kerry

€200 OFFER

€398 OFFER

€250 OFFER

Valid June 1 to July 14, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 4 to August 14, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 064 663 3570 www.Killarney-SelfCatering.com

TO BOOK: 064 667 5100 www.SneemHotel.com

TO BOOK: 087 686 5551 www.CoisceimVillage.com

TO BOOK: 066 712 4494 www.CountyKerryHolidays.com

3 nights - €200; 4 nights - €350; 7 nights - €450 Rates based on 2 bedroom apartment

3B&B+2D & family picnic for 2 adults & 2 kids - €398 in total

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

€450 OFFER

7 nights - €450 (Jun); €650 (Jul-Aug) Sleeps 4-5 Playground & free pony rides

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DUBLIN

DON’T MISS OUT THIS SUMMER! Join the party in Dublin this summer and enjoy the vibrant calendar of events and festivals for all the family. Whether it’s a city break, a family holiday or an action packed weekend, Dublin ticks all the boxes. We are ready to welcome you! FAMILY BREAKS ALWAYS CHECK OFFER WITH THE ACCOMMODATION PRIOR TO BOOKING

DUBLIN DUBLIN

(see page 1).

DUBLIN

DUBLIN

DUBLIN

DUBLIN CITY BREAK

SUMMER OFFER

TWO NIGHT BREAK

SUMMER FAMILY FUN

Buswells Hotel, 3*

Camden Court Hotel, 3*

Temple Bar Hotel, 3*

Clontarf Castle Hotel, 4*

City centre, near Grafton Street, free Wi-Fi.

Leisure centre & kids pool. Free parking.

Centrally located in the heart of Dublin City.

Babysitting service, free parking, family rooms.

Molesworth Street, Dublin 2

Camden Street, Dublin 2

Fleet Street, Dublin 2

€99PPS OFFER

€99 OFFER

M/wk: room only - €99 per night

2B&B - €99pps m/wk or €140pps w/end

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 1 to August 29, ’12

Valid July 1 to September 30, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 01 614 6500 www.Buswells.ie

TO BOOK: 01 475 9666 www.CamdenCourtHotel.com

TO BOOK: 01 612 9291 www.TempleBarHotel.com

TO BOOK: 01 833 2321 www.ClontarfCastle.ie

2B&B, welcome drink & Dublin Bus City tour - €99pps m/wk or €109pps w/end

DUBLIN

DUBLIN

€99PPS OFFER

Castle Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3

DUBLIN

€389 OFFER

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

DUBLIN

DUBLIN B&B BREAK

ACTIVITY BREAK!

LEISURE & CITY BREAK

54321 FAMILY PACKAGES

Sandymount Hotel, 3*

Herbert Road, Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4

Best Western Dublin Skylon Hotel, 3* Drumcondra Road, Dublin 9

DCU Summer Rooms

Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Castleknock Hotel & Country Club, 4* Porterstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15

€44.50PPS OFFER

€119 OFFER

€32.50PPS OFFER

€120 OFFER

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to September 30, ’12

Valid June 7 to September 9, ’12

Valid June 1 to December 30, ’12

TO BOOK: 01 614 2000 www.SandymountHotel.ie

TO BOOK: 01 884 3900 www.DublinSkylonHotel.com

TO BOOK: 01 700 8037 www.SummerAccommodation.dcu.ie

TO BOOK: 01 640 6300 www.CastleknockHotel.com

Exclusive location with gardens & free parking.

All wk: 1B&B - €44.50pps

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

FREE DUBLIN APP Discover Dublin on the Go! Download the FREE ‘Visit Dublin’ app with events, special offers, audio & more. Details on www.DiscoverIreland.ie/dublin

Family room in luxurious hotel. Great location.

1B&B & family pass to Croke Park Tour or Dublin Zoo for 2 adults & 2 kids (under 18) - €119 in total

DUBLIN

25m swimming pool, gym, free car park, theatre.

1B&B in a comfortable apartment - €32.50pps Includes access to gym & swimming pool

Leisure centre, spa, golf, playground on site.

Packages from €120 (1 night) to €580 (5 nights) per family, including lots of extras! Contact hotel for full details

DUBLIN

DUBLIN

FAMILY PACKAGE

GOLFING & RELAXING

SUMMER 3 FOR 2

Radisson Blu St. Helen’s Hotel, 5*

Royal Marine Hotel, 4*

Fitzpatricks Castle Hotel, 4*

Luxury hotel, spa & health club, free parking.

Leisure centre, free car parking & free Wi-Fi.

Stillorgan Road, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

Free parking, gardens, 5 mins from city centre.

€210 OFFER

Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Killiney, Co. Dublin

€169PPS OFFER

€175PPS OFFER

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to September 30, ’12

TO BOOK: 01 218 6039

TO BOOK: 01 230 0030 www.RoyalMarine.ie

TO BOOK: 01 230 5400 www.FitzpatrickCastle.com

1B&B+1D & Imaginosity or Tour Bus Tickets for 2 adults & 2 kids - €210 in total

www.RadissonBlu.ie/sthelenshotel-dublin

2B&B+1D & 1 golf, speciality drink & room upgrade if available - €169pps

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 & 3rd night free (B&B) - €175pps m/wk or €195pps w/end


DUBLIN

DUBLIN

DUBLIN

DUBLIN

DUB CITY TOUR BREAK

ACTIVE FAMILY BREAK

FAMILY GETAWAY

FAMILY CITY BREAK

Cassidys Hotel, 3*

Castle Hotel, 3*

Gardiner Row, Dublin 1

Conrad Dublin, 5*

Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane, 4*

Cavendish Row, Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1 City centre hotel, near attractions & shopping.

City centre, restaurant, entertainment & parking.

5* family break.

City centre hotel with leisure centre.

€99PPS OFFER

€319 OFFER

€159 OFFER

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 29, ’12

Valid June 1 to December 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 01 878 0555

TO BOOK: 01 874 6949

TO BOOK: 01 602 8900

TO BOOK: 01 643 9500 www.MaldronHotelCardiffLane.com

2B&B & welcome drink & Dublin City Bus Tour - €99pps

2B&B+1D & family Zoo ticket for 2 adults & 2 kids - €319 in total m/wk or €359 w/end

Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2

All wk: 1B&B for 2 sharing - €159 in total; 1B&B for 2 adults, 1 child (under 10) & infant - €209 in total

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

www.CassidysHotel.com

DUBLIN

€129 OFFER

1B&B for 2 adults & 2 kids sharing & tickets for Dublin Bus - €129 in total Includes free kid’s swim lesson (pre-booking required)

www.Castle-Hotel.ie

www.ConradDublin.com

DUBLIN

MUST TRY THIS! DUBLIN ZOO PACKAGE

SUMMER DELIGHTS

The Croke Park Hotel, 4*

The Burlington Hotel, 4*

Minutes to Dublin city centre. Free parking.

4* city centre hotel with ice-cream on arrival.

Jones Road, Dublin 3

Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

€299 OFFER

€55PPS OFFER

Valid June 1 to December 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to July 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 01 871 4444

TO BOOK: 01 618 5600 www.BurlingtonHotel.ie

2B&B+1D & family pass to Dublin Zoo for 2 adults & 2 kids (under 12) sharing - €299 in total

www.DoyleCollection.com/crokepark

DUBLIN

1B&B & complimentary ice-cream on arrival - €55pps

FAMILY SUMMER BREAKS

The Beacon Hotel, 4* Sandyford, Dublin 18

Clarion Hotel Liffey Valley Dublin, 4* Liffey Valley, Dublin 22

€70PPS OFFER

€199 OFFER

Valid June 1 to December 31, ’12

Valid July 1 to 31, ‘12

TO BOOK: 01 291 5000

TO BOOK: 01 625 8000 www.ClarionHotelLiffeyValley.com

1B&B+1D - €70pps

www.TheBeacon.com

DUBLIN

PHOENIX PARK 350 TH ANNIVERSARY Events, activities and exhibitions take place throughout the park during the Summer to celebrate its 350th anniversary! Why not take a free tour of Áras an Uachtárain or Farmleigh House, hire a bike and explore or visit Dublin Zoo!

DUBLIN

DINE OUT, STAY OUT Dublin’s most stylish Southside boutique hotel.

DISCOVER DUBLIN BAY Discover Dublin’s coastal beauty on a 54-foot ocean-going yacht with gosailing.ie or try sea kayaking around Dalkey Island! From dry land, hike Howth Head or stroll the Donabate Portrane coastal path and enjoy views of Lambay Island.

Outdoor play area, kids club, Teen Zone.

2B&B+2D - €199; 3B&B+3D - €299; 4B&B+4D - €399 Rates are in total, for 2 adults & 2 kids sharing

DUBLIN

TALL SHIPS RACE, AUGUST 23-26 Dublin will welcome the Tall Ships Race with 100 tall ships sailing into the capital for a 4-day festival. You’re all invited! Funfairs, street entertainment, live music, parades and even an opportunity to jump aboard the ships await you! DON’T MISS THESE! Street Performance World Championships (Jul 19-22), Phantom of the Opera (Jul 5-Aug 4), Dublin Super Cup (Aug 4-5), Dublin Viking Festival (Aug 11), Dublin Horse Show (Aug 15-19), Phoenix Park Motor Races (Aug 18-19).

DUBLIN

DUBLIN

YOUNG AT HEART

FAMILY FUN BREAK

GREAT FAMILY GETAWAY

FAMILY BREAKS

Finnstown Country House Hotel, 3* Newcastle Road, Lucan, Co. Dublin

Citywest Hotel & Golf Resort, 4*

Stillorgan Park Hotel, 4*

20m indoor pool, kid’s activities, LUAS stop.

Stillorgan Road, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin Luxury 4* hotel with award winning day spa.

Roganstown Hotel & Country Club, 4* Naul Road, Swords, Co. Dublin

€158PPS OFFER

€229 OFFER

€99 OFFER

€99 OFFER

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 01 601 0708

TO BOOK: 01 401 0500

TO BOOK: 01 200 1800

TO BOOK: 01 843 3118 www.Roganstown.com

Leisure centre, free car parking.

3B&B+2D & Afternoon Tea - €158pps

www.Finnstown.com

Saggart, Co. Dublin

2B&B+1D - €229; 3B&B+1D - €309 Rates are in total, for 2 adults & 2 kids sharing

www.CitywestHotel.com

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

www.StillorganPark.com

Leisure centre, swimming pool, free car park.

Room only & family passes for local attractions for 2 adults & 2 kids - €99 in total (1 night); €189 (2 nights); €269 (3 nights)

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NORTH WEST

INSPIRATIONAL BEAUTY, ACTIVITIES & FAMILY FUN The North West, made famous in poetry, song and film, is great for families! Stroll, play, swim or surf on beautiful Blue Flag beaches. Enjoy a fun-filled family day out at top attractions taking in Glenveagh National Park, or a surfing lesson or even watching eagles fly. The Region is also brilliant for fun festivals, events and activities.

FAMILY BREAKS ALWAYS CHECK OFFER WITH THE ACCOMMODATION PRIOR TO BOOKING

DONEGAL | SLIGO DONEGAL

(see page 1).

DONEGAL

DONEGAL

DONEGAL

FUN FAMILY BREAKS

FAMILY GETAWAY BREAK

HOMEMADE HOLIDAYS

SUMMER IN DONEGAL

Holyrood Hotel & Leisure Centre, 3*

Atlantic Apartotel & Leisure Centre, 3*

Harvey’s Point Country Hotel, 4*

The Abbey Hotel, 3*

Town centre, leisure centre, spa, kids club.

Resort centre, leisure facilities, activities.

Warm welcome, palatial suites, fine food.

Free car parking, leisure centre, entertainment.

Main Street, Bundoran, Co. Donegal

Main Street, Bundoran, Co. Donegal

€109PPS OFFER

€90PPS OFFER

Kids half price when sharing, under 4’s free

Lough Eske, Donegal Town

The Diamond, Donegal Town

€399PPS OFFER

€119PPS OFFER

Kids half price when sharing, under 3’s free

4B&B+1 Cabaret Dinner, Sunday Lunch & activities - €399pps Check-in Sunday only, rate based on Executive Suite

Valid June 1 to December 31, ’12

Valid July 7 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to October 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 071 984 1232 www.HolyroodHotel.com

TO BOOK: 071 984 1205 www.AtlanticApartotel.ie

TO BOOK: 074 972 2208 www.HarveysPoint.com

TO BOOK: 074 972 1014 www.AbbeyHotelDonegal.com

2B&B+1D - €109pps m/wk or €139pps w/end

DONEGAL

Sun-Thu: 3 nights - €90pps Includes live entertainment & parking

DONEGAL

DONEGAL

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

SLIGO

3RD NIGHT FREE

GREAT FAMILY GETAWAY

LUXURY GOLF BREAK

FAMILY BREAK

Malin Hotel, 2*

Bunbeg Holiday Homes, 4*

Sandhouse Hotel, 4*

CromleachLodgeCountryHouseHotel,4*

Bijou, cosy hotel in the heart of Inishowen.

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

4 * manor house hotel overlooking Donegal Bay.

Overlooking Lough Arrow. Excellent restaurant.

Malin Town, Inishowen, Co. Donegal

Bunbeg, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Lough Arrow, Castlebaldwin, Co. Sligo

€109PPS OFFER

€320 OFFER

€199PPS OFFER

€230 OFFER

2B&B & one round of golf at Donegal Golf Club - €199pps

M/wk: 2B&B for 2 adults & 2 kids (under 12) sharing - €230 in total

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 074 937 0606 www.MalinHotel.ie

TO BOOK: 074 953 1401 www.BunbegHolidayHomes.com

TO BOOK: 071 985 1777 www.SandHouse.ie

TO BOOK: 071 916 5155 www.Cromleach.com

2B&B+1D & 3rd night free (B&B) - €109pps m/wk or €129pps w/end

SLIGO

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

SLIGO

SLIGO

SUMMER

TWEET SIZZLING SUMMER

SUMMER FAMILY BREAKS

FAMILY SPECIAL OFFER

Sligo Park Hotel & Leisure Club, 4*

Best Western Sligo Southern Hotel, 3*

The Village, 3*

Leisure centre, kids fun, beach, shopping.

Great location, family run, leisure centre.

Leisure facilities & kids club (additional fee).

Pearse Road, Sligo Town

€129PPS OFFER

All wk: 2B&B+1D - €129pps to €169pps Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (room only)

Strandhill Road, Sligo Town

€299 OFFER

Sun-Fri: 2B&B+1D - €299; 3B&B+3D - €499 Rates are in total, for 2 adults & 2 kids (under 12) sharing

Valid June 1 to September 30, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 071 919 0400 www.SligoPark.com

TO BOOK: 071 916 2101

www.SligoSouthernHotel.com

Clarion Road, Sligo Town

€169 OFFER

2 nights - €169; 3 nights - €180; 7 nights - €299 3 bed apartments, sleep 4 Cots available on request

Valid June 1 to August 25, ’12

TO BOOK: 071 913 8945 www.Albanne.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).

Get up close with ‘the masters of the sky’ at Eagles Flying, Ballymote, Co. Sligo. Experience eagles flying over your head or landing next to you. See EaglesFlying.com


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DONEGAL

MUST TRY THIS! ON THE SEASIDE!

SUMMER SPECIALS

Creevy Eco Cottages, 4*

Great Northern Hotel, 4*

BBQ, indoor games, PlayStation. Dogs welcome.

Luxury hotel located on 130 acre golf course.

Creevy, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal

€499 OFFER

7 nights - €499 to €599 (Jun); €699 to €799 (Jul-Aug). Includes welcome basket & elec/heat Sleeps 4-6

Bundoran, Co. Donegal

€99PPS OFFER

Sun-Thu: 2B&B - €99pps All wk: 3B&B+3D for 2 adults & 2 kids sharing - €599 in total

Valid June 4 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 071 985 2896

TO BOOK: 071 984 1204

www.CreevyExperience.com

DONEGAL

www.GreatNorthernHotel.com

DONEGAL

COTTAGE VALUE BREAK

WALKING DONEGAL

Downings Coastguard Cottages, 3* & 4*

Arnolds Hotel, 3*

Beaches, golf, and leisure centre nearby.

Family hotel overlooking the bay. Free Wi-Fi.

Rosapenna, Downings, Co. Donegal

€275 OFFER

Jun & Sept: w/end - €275; 7 nights - €420 Jun 30 & Aug 25: 7 nights - €515 Jul 7-Aug 24: 7 nights - €620

Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal

€150PPS OFFER

M/wk: 3B&B & free local walking book & discounts on golf & fishing - €150pps Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (room only)

Valid June 30 to September 21, ’12

Valid June 1 to October 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 0749125666/0833914100 www.VisitDonegal.ie

TO BOOK: 074 913 6208 www.ArnoldsHotel.com

SLIGO

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! 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.

GREAT FESTIVALS Don’t miss the Sea Sessions Surf Music Festival, Bundoran (Jun 29-Jul 1) - one of the hottest festivals of the summer, with surf competitions, a fantastic music lineup, street performers and more. Or take in The Earagail Arts Festival (Jul 7-22), a bilingual, multidisciplinary festival of music, theatre, visual arts, children’s events, literature and outdoor events throughout Donegal. In Sligo, enoy Summerfest (Aug 17-19), a family-friendly festival for locals and visitors alike with free concerts, kid’s entertainment and more.

SLIGO

EXPLORE THE NORTH WEST’S ISLANDS! ROMANTIC RUNAWAYS

SUMMER GETAWAY BREAK

Markree Castle, 3*

Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, 4*

Casual castle comfort.

4* luxury accommodation, spa, leisure club.

Collooney, Co. Sligo

€99PPS OFFER

M/wk: 1B&B+1D, late checkout, breakfast in bed & bottle of wine with dinner - €99pps

Ballincar, Rosses Point, Sligo

€139PPS OFFER

All wk: 2B&B+1D - €139pps Get 3rd night free (B&B) m/wk Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B)

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 071 916 7800 www.MarkreeCastle.ie

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

MORE GREAT OFFERS ONLINE @ DISCOVERIRELAND.IE/SPECIALOFFERS

The Islands of the North West provide an opportunity to step back to a simpler time and to experience the raw natural beauty of these incredible outposts. Arranmore, Inishbofin, Inishfree, Gola, Island Roy and Tory (Ireland’s remotest inhabited island) are all very special. They are places where you can detox from the stresses of modern living and discover towering cliffs, sandy beaches, sea caves, wildlife, ancient history and spectacular ocean views. For full information on these islands, visit www.DiscoverIreland.ie/islands


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DUBLIN’S DOORSTEP

FAMILY FUN ON DUBLIN’S DOORSTEP

The counties surrounding Dublin are brilliant for families, and are just a short hop from the city, which makes them perfect for breaks, staying in top class accommodation. Enjoy great days out at beaches, exploring lakes or even hiking on mountains. Visit top heritage and fun attractions, go horse racing or why not learn a new activity from kayaking to horse riding?

FAMILY BREAKS ALWAYS CHECK OFFER WITH THE ACCOMMODATION PRIOR TO BOOKING

KILDARE | LAOIS | LOUTH | MEATH | WICKLOW LAOIS

LAOIS

(see page 1).

LAOIS

LOUTH

SUMMER FAMILY BREAK

FANASTIC FAMILY FUN

FAMILY FUN

KIDS STAY FREE

The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort, 5*

The Killeshin Hotel, 4*

Maldron Hotel Portlaoise, 3*

The d Hotel, 4*

Golf/spa resort, lots of free 5* family fun.

Leisure centre with kiddes pool, free parking.

Leisure centre, games room, free car parking.

Free kids club & kids games room.

Killenard, Co. Laois

Dublin Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Abbeyleix Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

€599 OFFER

€269 OFFER

Staying in interconnecting rooms

Offer also valid w/ends (supplements apply)

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to December 30, ’12

Valid June 1 to September 30, ’12

TO BOOK: 057 864 5500 www.TheHeritage.com

TO BOOK: 057 863 1200 www.TheKilleshin.com

TO BOOK: 057 869 5900 www.MaldronHotelPortlaoise.com

TO BOOK: 041 987 7700 www.ThedHotel.com

M/wk: 3B&B+1D for 2 adults & 3 kids - €599 in total

MEATH

Sun-Thu: 2B&B+1D for 2 adults & 2 children €269 in total

MEATH

€99 OFFER

Marsh Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth

1B&B & 1 hour of bowling or play area at Roll ‘n’ Bowl for 2 adults & 2 kids - €99 in total

€90 OFFER

1B&B for 2 adults & 1B&B+1D for 2 kids sharing - €90 in total Adults dinner extra

MEATH

WICKLOW

AFFORDABLE LUXURY

GREAT FAMILY GETAWAY

LUXURY 3 FOR 2 STAY

WEEKEND BREAK

Johnstown House Hotel & Spa, 4*

CityNorth Hotel, 4*

Knightsbrook Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, 4*

Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge, 3*

Leisure centre, spa, kids club, self-catering.

Kid’s games room, playground, movie room.

Enfield, Co. Meath

Gormanston, Co. Meath

Dublin Road, Trim, Co. Meath

Vale of Avoca, Arklow, Co. Wicklow

Family run hotel in the heritage town of Trim.

One of Ireland’s most beautiful locations.

€139PPS OFFER

€269 OFFER

€149PPS OFFER

€110PPS OFFER

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

Kids (u12) free dinner, if adults book dinner

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

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

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to September 30, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 046 954 0000 www.JohnstownHouse.com

TO BOOK: 01 690 6666 www.CityNorthHotel.com

TO BOOK: 046 948 2100 www.Knightsbrook.com

TO BOOK: 0402 351 46 www.WoodenbridgeHotel.com

2B&B+1D - €139pps 7 nights in 4* self-catering - €550

WICKLOW

2B&B & family pass to Funtasia Water Park & Tayto Park for 2 adults & 2 kids - €269 in total

SUMMER

TWEET SUMMER ESCAPE Tinakilly House Hotel, 4* Rathnew, Co. Wicklow

Country house hotel overlooking the Irish Sea.

€60PPS OFFER

Visit Tayto Park near Ashbourne. 55 acres of family fun with an Indian village, adventure playgrounds and exotic animals. See TaytoPark.ie

M/wk: 2B&B+1D & 3rd night free (B&B)€149pps

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

1B&B - €60pps (Sun-Thu) or €80pps (Fri-Sat) Up to 2 kids, 12 or under, free sharing (B&B)

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 0404 692 74 www.Tinakilly.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).

W/end: 2B&B+1D - €110pps

MORE GREAT

OFFERS ONLINE @

DISCOVERIRELAND.IE /SPECIALOFFERS


KILDARE

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KILDARE

MUST TRY THIS! KILDARE PLEASURES

GREAT FAMILY GETAWAY

Clanard Court Hotel, 4*

Killashee House Hotel & Villa Spa, 4*

Luxury 4* hotel set in the countryside.

Fully equipped leisure centre & Villa Spa.

Dublin Road, Athy, Co. Kildare

Naas, Co. Kildare

€109PPS OFFER

M/wk: 2B&B+1D, entry to Irish National Stud, VIP passes to Kildare Village & Newbridge Silverware - €109pps

€139PPS OFFER

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

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

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

Valid June 1 to September 30, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 059 864 0666 www.ClanardCourt.ie

TO BOOK: 045 879 277 www.KillasheeHouse.com

LOUTH

MEATH

SUMMER FAMILY BREAK

RETRO CAMPER GETAWAY

Ballymascanlon House Hotel, 4*

Retro Camper,

Country house hotel, golf & leisure club.

Vintage VW campervan rental.

Carlingford Road (R173), Dundalk, Co. Louth

Cushenstown, Co. Meath

€150PPS OFFER

€130 OFFER

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

Vans sleep varying numbers, up to 4

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to July 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 042 935 8200 www.Ballymascanlon.com

TO BOOK: 01 835 5679 www.RetroCamper.ie

2B&B+1D - €150pps m/wk or €175pps w/end

Camper rental - €130 per night Book 6 nights & get the 7th free

WICKLOW

WICKLOW

FAMILY LEISURE BREAK

FAMILY GETAWAY

The Glenview Hotel & Leisure Club, 4*

Druids Glen Resort, 5*

Full leisure centre, kids club, country walks.

Leisure centre, kids playground & activities.

Glen of the Downs, Delgany, Co. Wicklow

€119PPS OFFER

M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €119pps; 3B&B+2D - €199pps

Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow

€340 OFFER

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

2B&B+1D for 2 adults & 2 kids (under 12) sharing - €340 in total Includes bottle of wine at dinner

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to September 30, ’12

TO BOOK: 01 287 3399 www.GlenviewHotel.com

TO BOOK: 01 287 0800 www.DruidsGlenResort.com

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 at The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival (Jun 29-Jul 1)...one of the biggest sporting and social events in Ireland. The festival starts with a fun-packed evening meeting, with Bressie performing after the last race! See www.Curragh.ie FESTIVAL FUN Enjoy the Drogheda Samba Festival (Jun 22-24), Round Ireland Yacht Race, Wicklow (Jun 24); Ladies Irish Open, Killeen Castle (Aug 3-5); Swift Satire Festival, Trim (Jun 30-Jul 3); An Chuirt Chruitireachta, An Grianan (Jul 1-6); Gerald Manley Hopkins Festival (Jul 21-27); Wicklow Adventure Race, Glenmalure (Jul 28) and Carlingford Oyster Festival (Aug 11-12). WALKING THE GREAT OUTDOORS Take to the Canals in Kildare, breath deep in the magic of the Cooley Peninsula, Louth or immerse yourself in activities amid the wild beauty of Wicklow’s outdoors. THE MAGIC OF THE LOUGHCREW OPERA The Marriage of Figaro (Jul 20-21) is an opera you will never forget - set in a fully decorated marquee in the beautiful Loughcrew Gardens. Enjoy a two course dinner during the interval in the cafe or outside on picnic tables. See www.Loughcrew.com

KILDARE AND WICKLOW – GREAT GARDENS Ireland has many magnificent gardens and Kildare and Wicklow, on Dublin’s Doorstep, have some of the very best. Standouts include the gardens at Powerscourt House and at the National Stud. Powerscourt House and Gardens in Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, features one of the world’s great gardens. It is a sublime blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, ornamental lakes, rambling walks, walled gardens and over 200 variations of trees and shrubs. Together with Powerscourt House, it is well worth a visit. Open daily in summer, check out www.Powerscourt.ie The National Stud in Tully, Co. Kildare is home to some of Ireland’s finest thoroughbreds and a fascinating horse museum. The beautiful Japanese Gardens on the grounds have been enjoyed for over a century and symbolise our life from cradle to grave. You can also enjoy St. Fiachra’s Garden. It has four acres of woodland and lakeside walks and invokes the spirituality of the monastic movement in Ireland during the 6th and 7th Centuries. Open daily in summer, see www.IrishNationalStud.ie For details of great gardens around Ireland, visit www.DiscoverIreland.ie/gardens


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LAKELANDS & inland WATERWAYS UNWIND ON WONDROUS WATERWAYS The Lakelands Region is perfect for a Summer getaway. Discover a world of water, fun and adventure in a region packed with sublime waterside restaurants, great shopping, enthralling family attractions, exciting activities and a vibrant cultural life. Enjoy!

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

FERMANAGH TO LIMERICK ACROSS THE ERNE, SHANNON, LOUGH KEY, LOUGH REE AND LOUGH DERG

CAVAN

LEITRIM

MONAGHAN

OFFALY

SWING OR SWIM

LUXURY BREAK

IDEAL FAMILY GETAWAY

GREAT FAMILY GETAWAY

Radisson Blu Farnham Estate Hotel, 4*

Lough Rynn Castle Estate & Gardens, 4*

Castle Leslie Estate, 4*

The Bridge House Hotel & Spa, 4*

Health spa, golf, walking.

300 acre estate with picturesque walkways.

Kid’s playground, tennis & basketball court.

Leisure centre, parking, kids camp.

Farnham Estate, Co. Cavan

€129.50PPS OFFER

M/wk: 1B&B+1D & a 25 min treatment or one golf & use of health spa facilities - €129.50pps

Mohill, Co. Leitrim

Glaslough, Co. Monaghan

€145PPS OFFER

€1,050 OFFER

M/wk: 2B&B+1D - €145pps

All wk: 5nights &1D, carraige ride, box of treats, 1 treatment per adult, 2x2 hrs kids saddle club - €1050 total

Tullamore, Co. Offaly

€350 OFFER

M/wk: 4B&B for 2 adults & 2 kids (12 or under) sharing - €350 in total

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

Self-catering rate, based on 2 adults & 2 kids

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to September 30, ’12

TO BOOK: 049 437 7700 www.FarnhamEstate.com

TO BOOK: 071 963 2700 www.LoughRynn.ie

TO BOOK: 047 881 00 www.CastleLeslie.com

TO BOOK: 057 932 5600 www.BridgeHouse.com

ROSCOMMON

ROSCOMMON

WESTMEATH

WESTMEATH

FAMILY FUN FOR ALL

SUPER FAMILY BREAK

SUMMERTASTIC OFFER

LAKESIDE LUXURY

Riverhaven Log Houses, 4*

Abbey Hotel, Conference & Leisure, 4*

Athlone Springs Hotel, 4*

Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf, 4*

Cosy eco-friendly log cabins with all mod cons.

Leisure club, kids club, activities nearby.

Leisure club, kids camp & one family activity!

A warm welcome awaits in Ireland’s Lakelands.

Knockvicar, Boyle, Co. Roscommon

€650 OFFER

7 nights & free family pass to Lough Key Experience OR Boda Borg - €650

Galway Road, Roscommon Town

€219 OFFER

3B&B for 2 adults & 2 kids (12 or under) sharing - €219 in total

Monksland, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

€340 OFFER

M/wk: 3B&B+1D for 2 adults & 2 kids (12 or under) - €340 in total. Kids meal is at kids camp. Includes kids camp & one family activity

Glasson, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

€120PPS OFFER

M/wk: 1B&B+1D & a game of golf - €120pps Includes second round of golf free

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid July 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to October 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 086 817 0996

TO BOOK: 090 662 6240

TO BOOK: 090 644 4444

TO BOOK: 090 648 5120 www.GlassonCountryHouse.ie

www.RiverhavenSelfCatering.ie

www.AbbeyHotel.ie

www.AthloneSpringsHotel.com

WANT TO SEE ALL THE DISCOVER IRELAND FESTIVALS AND EVENTS HAPPENING THIS YEAR? Have a quick scan and see for yourself.

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).


CAVAN

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CAVAN

MUST TRY THIS! SUMMER FAMILY BREAKS

LUXURY FAMILY BREAK

Slieve Russell Hotel, 4*

The Old Schoolhouse, 4*

Leisure centre, kids club, spa, golf & walkways.

Fishing, walking, reading, Wii, pool & Wi-Fi.

Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan

€379 OFFER

Sun-Thu: 2B&B+1D for 2 adults & up to 3 kids €379 in total

Meenaslieve, Blacklion, Co. Cavan

€350 OFFER

4 nights m/wk - €400; 2 nights w/end - €350; 3 nights Bank Hol - €450; 7 nights - €700 Sleeps up to 10. Well behaved pets welcome

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid July 1 to September 30, ’12

TO BOOK: 049 952 6444

TO BOOK: 086 254 8901 www.TheOldSchoolhouseCavan.com

www.SlieveRussell.ie

OFFALY

ROSCOMMON

STAYCATION

BLISSFUL RETREAT

Tullamore Court Hotel, 4*

Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa, 4*

Kids club during summer holidays!

Luxury 4* castle and spa.

O’Moore Street ,Tullamore, Co. Offaly

€165PPS OFFER

All wk: 5B&B for the price of 4 - €165pps

Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon

€109PPS OFFER

M/wk: 1B&B & a 50 min spa treatment each - €109pps

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

Valid June 1 to September 30, ’12

Valid June 1 to September 30, ’12

TO BOOK: 057 934 6666 www.TullamoreCourtHotel.ie

TO BOOK: 071 961 8000 www.KilronanCastle.ie

WESTMEATH

FAMILY FESTIVALS & EVENTS Enjoy Carrick-on-Shannon’s Water Music Festival (Jul 3-8); Joe Dolan Festival, Mullingar (Aug 3-6); 44th Annual Birr Vintage Week & Arts (Aug 3-10); Festival Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Cavan Town (Aug 10-20); or Tanagh Outdoor Education Centre’s Adventure Summer Camp, Monaghan (Jul-Aug). FAMILY FUN You’ll find everything from bog snorkelling to hot air ballooning. Feed and hold some of the animals in pet farms such as Glendeer Pet Farm (Athlone) or Killinkere Farm (Virginia). CRUISE EUROPE’S LONGEST WATERWAY Captain your own cruiser along the Shannon and Lough Erne, Europe’s longest inland waterway. Bring the bikes for a family ride in the countryside. Discover Clonmacnoise from the water or come ashore for some gourmet dining and a trad music pub session. MAKE A SPLASH! Water enthusiasts of all ages can go kayaking, power boating, wind surfing and pedal boating - there’s something for everyone. Or relax on one of the many passenger boats which can be found at the Shannon marinas - such as Banagher, Athlone and Carrickon-Shannon.

WESTMEATH

LOUGH KEY FOREST AND ACTIVITY PARK TOTAL FAMILY PACKAGE

FAMILY PACKAGE

Hodson Bay Hotel, 4*

Radisson Blu Hotel Athlone, 4*

Leisure centre, kids club, spa, Viking Cruise.

Kids camp, leisure club, free parking.

Hodson Bay, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Northgate Street, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

€335 OFFER

€329 OFFER

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 090 644 2002 www.HodsonBayHotel.com

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

2B&B+1D, river cruise & in-house activities for 2 adults & 2 kids - €335 to €435 in total Free extra room for Grandparents (room only)

WESTMEATH

M/wk: 2B&B+1D, kids camp & boat cruise for 2 adults & up to 3 kids - €329 in total

WESTMEATH

GREAT FAMILY BREAKS

FAMILY BREAK AT LAKE

Sheraton Athlone Hotel, 4*

Bloomfield House Hotel & Spa, 3*

Leisure centre, kids club, free river cruise.

Kids club, leisure club, lake walk, boat hire.

Gleeson Street, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

€150 OFFER

1B&B for 2 adults & 2 kids (12 or under) sharing - €150 in total m/wk or €170 w/end Includes free family river cruise

AN ADVENTURE AWAITS! Lough Key Forest Park and Activity Centre in Co. Roscommon is one of the many great attractions in the Lakelands and inland Waterways Region. It comprises 350 hectares of woodland, one of Ireland’s most beautiful lakes and a number of islands. It’s spectacular! Included in the Park’s visitor amenities are nature walks, a 9-meter high tree-top canopy walk, an adventure play kingdom for kids, a bog garden, an observation tower, underground tunnels, the ‘Zipit’ Adventure and the ‘Boda Borg’ Challenge. The Boda Borg is housed in a building filled with ingenious fun challenges for teams - imaginative puzzles but no instructions! Booking is recommended and only skill, trial and error will allow you progress through its 47 rooms. The Zipit Forest Adventure Aerial Trail at the Park is an adrenaline-filled journey for anyone over 7. It’s a unique mix of zip lines, rope bridges, tarzan swings and climbing walls with a few special extra challenges thrown in. It’s great fun!

€99PPS OFFER

Lough Key Forest also has a caravan and camping park and a visitor centre with a full range of services.

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

Check it out at www.LoughKey.ie

Belvedere, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

2B&B+1D & Belvedere House Passes - €99pps m/wk or €129pps w/end

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 090 645 1000 www.SheratonAthloneHotel.com

TO BOOK: 044 934 0894 www.BloomfieldHouseHotel.ie


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

FUN BY THE WATER Some of the best Summer festivals are by the water’s edge!

FAB FOR FOODIES! If you are a lover of great food, look what Summer is serving up!

Rosses Point Shanty & Seafaring Festival

Jun 15-17

www.rossespointshanty.com

SeaFest Lough Swilly

Jun 22-24

www.seafestloughswilly.com

Sea Sessions Surf and Music Festival, Bundoran

Jun 29 -Jul 1

www.seasessions.com

Cork Week, Crosshaven

Jul 7-13

www.corkweek.ie

Jul 12-21

www.dublinbay2012.com

Aug 23-26

www.dublintallships.ie

Taste of Dublin

Jun 14-17

www.tasteofdublin.ie

Dunmore East Festival of Food, Fish & Fun

Jun 22-24

www.discoverdunmore.com

Ballina Salmon Festival

Jul 8-15

www.ballinasalmonfestival.ie

Kenmare Food Carnival

Jul 13-15

www.discoverireland.ie

Dublin Bay - ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship

Cork City International Gourmet Festival

Jul 28Aug 6

www.discoverireland.ie

The Tall Ships Races, Dublin

The Drogheda Food Festival

Aug 10-12

www.discoverireland.ie

Carlingford Oyster Festival

Aug 11-12

www.carlingford.ie

A Taste of Donegal Food Festival

Aug 24-26

www.atasteofdonegal.com

MOVE TO THE BEAT! From trad to jazz and folk to rockabilly - you choose!

GALWAY - FESTIVAL SEASON! There’s always a festival in Galway. Here are some goodies!

Drogheda Samba Festival

Jun 22-24

www.droghedasamba.com

West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bantry

Jun 29Jul 7

www.westcorkmusic.ie

Sligo Jazz Project International Jazz Summer School & Festival

Jul 23-29

www.sligojazz.ie

Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Festival

Aug 2-5

www.ballyshannonfolkfestival.com

Volvo Ocean Race Festival

Jun 30Jul 8

www.discoverireland.ie/volvo

Cahersiveen Festival of Music & the Arts

Aug 3-5

www.celticmusicfestival.com

Galway Film Fleadh

Jul 10-15

www.galwayfilmfleadh.com

www.rootsweekend.com

www.galwayartsfestival.com

The Americana & Roots Weekend, Wicklow

Aug 3-6

Galway Arts Festival

Jul 16-29

GALWAY RACES

JUL 30AUG 5

www.galwayraces.com

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Cavan

Aug 10-20

www.fleadhcheoil.ie


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CULTURAL HAPPENINGS There’s lots happening on the arts and culture scene! Celtic Fringe Fest, Grange

Jun 20-24

www.celticfringefest.com

Cork Midsummer Festival

Jun 21 Jul 1

www.corkmidsummer.com

Féile Brian Ború, Killaloe/Ballina

Jun 24 Jul 1

www.feilebrianboru.killaloe.ie

Earagail Arts Festival, Donegal

Jul 7-22

www.eaf.ie

Kinsale Arts Week

Jul 7-15

www.kinsaleartsweek.com

West Cork Literary Festival

Jul 8-14

www.westcorkliteraryfestival.ie

Spraoi Festival, Waterford

Aug 3-5

www.spraoi.com

Kilkenny Arts Festival

Aug 10-19

www.kilkennyarts.ie

Terryglass Arts Festival

Aug 15-19

www.terryglassartsfestival.ie

SUMMER SPECIALS! Just some of the other great and varied festivals to look in on! Titanic 100 Cobh 2012 Concerts on Spike

Jun 22-24

www.titanic100.ie

Street Performance World Championships, Cork

Jul 14-15

www.spwc.ie

Street Performance World Championships, Dublin

Jul 19-22

www.spwc.ie

Killarney Summerfest

Jul 27 AUG 5

www.killarneysummerfest.com

45th Mary from Dungloe International Festival

Jul 28 Aug 6

www.maryfromdungloe.com

Connemara Pony Festival, Clifden

Aug 5-12

www.cpbs.ie

Puck Fair, Killorglin

Aug 10-12

www.puckfair.ie

Tullamore Show & AIB National Livestock Show

Aug 12

www.tullamoreshow.com

TITANIC 100 COBH PEOPLE'S REGATTA AND MARITIME FESTIVAL

AUG 17-19

www.titanic100.ie

ROSE OF TRALEE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

AUG 17-21

www.roseoftralee.ie

CHARLIE CHAPLIN COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL, WATERVILLE

AUG 23-26

www.chaplinfilmfestival.com

JOHN WAYNE FILM FESTIVAL, CONG

AUG 24-26

www.discoverireland.ie

IRISH GAME AND COUNTRY FAIR, BIRR

AUG 25-26

www.irishgameandcountryfair.com

GREAT SUMMER SPORT Watch on or join in! Play Tag Festival, Carlow

Jun 15-16

www.playtagfestival.com

Castlebar International 4 Days' Walks

Jun 28 Jul 1

www.castlebar4dayswalks.com

PIG 'N' PORTER TAG FESTIVAL, LIMERICK

JUL 14

www.pignporter.com

LADIES IRISH OPEN, DUNSANY

AUG 3-5

www.ladiesirishopen.ie

DUBLIN HORSE SHOW

AUG 15-19

www.dublinhorseshow.com

For full event listing, a downloadable Discover Ireland festival and events guide and information on our mobile app for iPhone and Android, check out www.DiscoverIreland.ie/whats-on


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CARAVAN & CAMPING For an Ireland outdoor activity‐based holiday that is suitable for all the family, young and old, try caravan and camping. It offers you the freedom to chart your own course! For a full listing of sites visit www.Camping-Ireland.ie

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

KERRY

KERRY

KERRY

KERRY

UNIQUE COASTAL PARK

LUXURY IN KILLARNEY

FAMILY FUN IN KERRY

4 NIGHTS FOR 3 OFFER

Wave Crest Caravan & Camping Park, 4*

Fleming’s White Bridge Caravan, Tent & Holiday Home Hire Park, 4* Killarney, Co. Kerry

Fossa Caravan & Camping Park, 4* Fossa, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Creveen Lodge Caravan & Camping Park, 2* Healy Pass Road, Lauragh, Co. Kerry

€215 OFFER

€20 OFFER

Wave Crest, Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry Family-run, safe, open all year.

€80 OFFER

Caravan/motorhome/tent pitch for 2 adults & 2 kids - €80 for 4 nights (Jun & Sept-Oct); €350 for 14 nights (Jul-Aug)

Valid June 1 to October 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 066 947 5188 www.WaveCrestCamping.com

KERRY

Wi-Fi, bikes, fishing, walks, Splash & Play, bar.

€320 OFFER

Mobile Home hire: 7 nights - €450 (Jun); €580 (Jul-Aug); €350 (Sept); €320 (Oct) All inclusive, TV/DVD, Wi-Fi & bedlinen

Valid June 1 to October 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 086 363 0266 / 064 663 1590 www.KillarneyCamping.com

MAYO

Mobiles with TV’s, on site kids playground & shop.

Mobile rental: 7 nights - €270 (Jun); €390 (Jul-Aug); €215 (Sept)

Family fun in the heart of the Ring of Beara.

Sleeps 6

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

Valid June 1 to September 30, ’12

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

TO BOOK: 064 663 1497 www.FossaCampingKillarney.com

TO BOOK: 064 668 3131 www.CreveenLodge.com

ROSCOMMON

WICKLOW

GREAT FAMILY FUN

GREAT FAMILY BREAKS

LAKESIDE CAMP SITE

GREAT FAMILY ESCAPE

Woodlands Caravan Park, 4*

Keel Sandybanks Caravan Park, 4*

Lough Key Caravan & Camping Site, 2*

River Valley Caravan & Camping Park, 4*

Family friendly park beside Aqua Dome.

Mobile homes for hire in stunning seaside park.

Tralee, Co. Kerry

Keel, Achill Island, Co. Mayo

Lough Key Park, Boyle, Co. Roscommon

Redcross, Co. Wicklow

Lakeside cafe, unique activities, discounts.

Restaurants, golf, walks & lots of fun for kids!

€100 OFFER

€355 OFFER

Mobile home: 3 nights m/wk or 2 nights w/end for 2 adults & up to 4 kids - €140

5 nights for the price of 4 in a camper/caravan - €100

7 nights in luxury mobile home for 2 adults & up to 4 kids - €355 to €475

Valid June 1 to August 31, ’12

Valid June 1 to 23, ’12

Valid June 1 to September 9, ’12

Valid June 1 to September 30, ’12

TO BOOK: 066 712 1235 www.KingdomCamping.com

TO BOOK: 098 432 11 www.AchillCamping.com

TO BOOK: 071 966 2212 www.LoughKey.ie

TO BOOK: 0404 416 47 www.RiverValleyPark.ie

€99 OFFER

2 nights caravan/tent pitch & family day pass to Aqua Dome for 2 adults & 3 kids - €99 in total

€140 OFFER

Includes electric hook-up

THE TALL SHIPS FESTIVAL DUBLIN AUGUST 23-26, 2012 Dublin is the final host port of the Tall Ship Races 2012 and the city will be buzzing from August 23-26. Up to 100 Tall ships will have raced from St. Malo in France across the Bay of Biscay to Lisbon, before carrying on to Cádiz and A Coruna in Spain and then on to Dublin for one of Ireland’s biggest festivals.

There will be opportunities to jump aboard the ships, in addition to free street entertainment, live music, parades, funfairs, treasure hunts, water sport activities and lots more. Don’t miss it! Details are on www.DublinTallShips.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).

FI Discover Ireland 2012 Summer Special offers  

FI Discover Ireland 2012 Summer Special offers