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'Don't overlook Ireland's second city' - The New York Times visits Cork
'Don't overlook Ireland's second city' - The New York Times visits Cork

'Don't overlook Ireland's second city' - The New York Times visits Cork

Has the Rebel County fallen off the tourism radar? Not according to the New York Times, which has just visited and been mightily impressed....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:27:46
Skellig Michael by helicopter: A galaxy not so far away
Skellig Michael by helicopter: A galaxy not so far away

Skellig Michael by helicopter: A galaxy not so far away

It looks so peaceful from above. A giant, pointy, rock formation in varying hues of grey and green, rising majestically from the Atlantic....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:00:00
Introducing the holy grail of overhead bins (take note, Ryanair)
Introducing the holy grail of overhead bins (take note, Ryanair)

Introducing the holy grail of overhead bins (take note, Ryanair)

Making a mad dash to snag a spot for your carry-on bag could be a thing of the past for American Airlines (AA) passengers following its latest cabin upgrade....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:58:41
World's largest passenger plane in Christmas stunt over Germany
World's largest passenger plane in Christmas stunt over Germany

World's largest passenger plane in Christmas stunt over Germany

A skilled pilot embraced the Christmas spirit with a festive stunt while flying over Germany and Denmark....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:21:28
Magaluf now an upmarket resort? The infamous party destinations enjoying a bold makeover
Magaluf now an upmarket resort? The infamous party destinations enjoying a bold makeover

Magaluf now an upmarket resort? The infamous party destinations enjoying a bold makeover

Magaluf is now a family resort. That's the proclamation from the Majorcan destination as it passes half way on a five-year effort to shed itself of a sleazy, lads-on-tour image that earned...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:13:10
Aer Lingus adds two A330s to its North Atlantic fleet
Aer Lingus adds two A330s to its North Atlantic fleet

Aer Lingus adds two A330s to its North Atlantic fleet

Aer Lingus has added an additional two Airbus A330 aircraft to its fleet....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:50:57
How well is your luggage treated at an airport? A peek behind the scenes
How well is your luggage treated at an airport? A peek behind the scenes

How well is your luggage treated at an airport? A peek behind the scenes

It's always unnerving, that moment we wave our luggage goodbye at check-in and watch it roll down the conveyor belt and into the great unknown....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:23:49
Ryanair's Christmas strike: What are my options for flights?
Ryanair's Christmas strike: What are my options for flights?

Ryanair's Christmas strike: What are my options for flights?

A planned pilots’ strike for December 20 has left Ryanair passengers facing yet more frustration. Pól Ó Conghaile looks at their options....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
It's official: 2017 is the best ever year for tourism in Ireland
It's official: 2017 is the best ever year for tourism in Ireland

It's official: 2017 is the best ever year for tourism in Ireland

With over two weeks of the year left to run, Tourism Ireland is calling it. 2017 was a record year for Irish tourism....
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:07:10
Ryanair Christmas strike: What has caused the row and which flights will be affected?
Ryanair Christmas strike: What has caused the row and which flights will be affected?

Ryanair Christmas strike: What has caused the row and which flights will be affected?

Ryanair passengers face the prospect of flight disruption only days before Christmas after pilots at the airline’s Dublin base voted to strike....
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:03:59
Magic Monday: €69 stays and Christmas sales in our Top 5 travel deals!
Magic Monday: €69 stays and Christmas sales in our Top 5 travel deals!

Magic Monday: €69 stays and Christmas sales in our Top 5 travel deals!

You might hate Monday, but you'll love our weekly pick of Ireland's top travel offers...
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 03:09:11
'Star Wars' Luke-alike: Superfan in Jedi gear hired to boost tourism here
'Star Wars' Luke-alike: Superfan in Jedi gear hired to boost tourism here

'Star Wars' Luke-alike: Superfan in Jedi gear hired to boost tourism here

A 'Star Wars' superfan who was 'mobbed' as he posed in front of a Tourism Ireland stand has now been hired by tourism chiefs....
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Lapland - Where the magic happens!
Lapland - Where the magic happens!

Lapland - Where the magic happens!

Preparing to take small children on an intensive 36-hour journey to make magical Christmas memories, frankly, has disaster written all over it....
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Brendan O'Connor: How we learned to love Miami - in just three days
Brendan O'Connor: How we learned to love Miami - in just three days

Brendan O'Connor: How we learned to love Miami - in just three days

It was ambitious. It was audacious. One of our most audacious jobs yet. We were going to abandon the children and go for a city break… in Miami....
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 02:30:00
The Causeway Coast in 12 Giant Steps: Our ultimate driving guide
The Causeway Coast in 12 Giant Steps: Our ultimate driving guide

The Causeway Coast in 12 Giant Steps: Our ultimate driving guide

Northern Ireland's Causeway Coast has been named the world's No.1 travel region. Our travel editor builds a bespoke driving tour....
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 02:30:00

Review: Belfast's Titanic Hotel is a heritage gem, but hard to love as a hotel...

If you're a fan of Titanic, you'll love the idea of Belfast's newest hotel....
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Six travel hacks for the holidays - including free children's flights
Six travel hacks for the holidays - including free children's flights

Six travel hacks for the holidays - including free children's flights

You don't have to wait for the January sales to nab a travel bargain. Here are six of the best offers available this week....
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00
Exclusive: Stunning 360-degree video of Skellig Michael released ahead of Star Wars
Exclusive: Stunning 360-degree video of Skellig Michael released ahead of Star Wars

Exclusive: Stunning 360-degree video of Skellig Michael released ahead of Star Wars

Fáílte Ireland is kicking off its Star Wars promotional campaign with a specially-commissioned, 360° video of Skellig Michael....
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00
Tourism Ireland launches first ever tourism campaign in space (well, technically)
Tourism Ireland launches first ever tourism campaign in space (well, technically)

Tourism Ireland launches first ever tourism campaign in space (well, technically)

With Star Wars: The Last Jedi set to hit cinemas on December 15, Tourism Ireland has launched the first ever interstellar tourism campaign....
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:07:54
Review: Kick off the festive season with a trip to this elegant Dublin hotel
Review: Kick off the festive season with a trip to this elegant Dublin hotel

Review: Kick off the festive season with a trip to this elegant Dublin hotel

Christmas is fast approaching, and the Radisson Blu St. Helen’s Hotel is the perfect festive destination, says Catherine Devine....
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 06:38:14
12 hidden aircraft features you probably didn't know about
12 hidden aircraft features you probably didn't know about

12 hidden aircraft features you probably didn't know about

Most of us consider ourselves pretty au fait with the business of air travel....
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 07:15:39
Global air travel stays on course for more growth
Global air travel stays on course for more growth

Global air travel stays on course for more growth

Global demand for air travel remains strong, with a continuing broad-based economic upturn next year boding well for the sector, according to the International Air Transport Association (I...
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Christmas Gifts: 10 stocking fillers for the savvy travel fan
Christmas Gifts: 10 stocking fillers for the savvy travel fan

Christmas Gifts: 10 stocking fillers for the savvy travel fan

Travel can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be....
Mon, 04 Dec 2017 07:05:26
Magic Monday: City breaks from €99pp in our Top 5 travel deals!
Magic Monday: City breaks from €99pp in our Top 5 travel deals!

Magic Monday: City breaks from €99pp in our Top 5 travel deals!

You might hate Monday, but you'll love our weekly pick of Ireland's top travel offers...
Mon, 04 Dec 2017 07:05:03
Spain - Golf swings and sherry in the sun
Spain - Golf swings and sherry in the sun

Spain - Golf swings and sherry in the sun

A golfing enthusiast in Mayo rolled out of bed at 1am after a few hours' sleep, dressed, had a porridge breakfast, put a travelling case and his golf clubs into the car and drove to Galway...
Mon, 04 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Sri Lanka: A living technicolour dream
Sri Lanka: A living technicolour dream

Sri Lanka: A living technicolour dream

I had a Bono/Christy Moore week. I climbed some mountains and saw lots of lakes that could be jumped into....
Mon, 04 Dec 2017 02:30:00
48 hours in London: How to spoil yourself on a seasonal short break
48 hours in London: How to spoil yourself on a seasonal short break

48 hours in London: How to spoil yourself on a seasonal short break

You don't have to travel any further than London for a luxury short break this Christmas, says our travel editor....
Sun, 03 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Barbados: Billionaires & beach bums
Barbados: Billionaires & beach bums

Barbados: Billionaires & beach bums

My hands clench the bus's hot metal bars. A large hip slams into me....
Sun, 03 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Revealed: The world's most Instagrammed places in 2017
Revealed: The world's most Instagrammed places in 2017

Revealed: The world's most Instagrammed places in 2017

New York, London and Paris - as well as four Disney park locations - were among the most popular spots captured on Instagram this year....
Sat, 02 Dec 2017 01:00:00
Feel the Force: What's it really like to visit Skellig Michael?
Feel the Force: What's it really like to visit Skellig Michael?

Feel the Force: What's it really like to visit Skellig Michael?

I'm bouncing around our fishing boat with unbridled glee as we steer towards the Skellig Islands off the coast of Kerry....
Sat, 02 Dec 2017 01:00:00
Will Dublin's new 'Water Quarter' draw tourists to the docklands?
Will Dublin's new 'Water Quarter' draw tourists to the docklands?

Will Dublin's new 'Water Quarter' draw tourists to the docklands?

Could Pearse Street be transformed into a 'Grand Allée'? Could Dublin's often desolate canals be nurtured into a "linear village"?...
Fri, 01 Dec 2017 07:04:21
New passport machines and 'e-Gates' have opened at Dublin Airport
New passport machines and 'e-Gates' have opened at Dublin Airport

New passport machines and 'e-Gates' have opened at Dublin Airport

New passport machines are operational at Dublin Airport as of 8am this morning, the Department of Justice has confirmed....
Thu, 30 Nov 2017 09:57:53
The simple tricks to ensuring your bag is first at the carousel
The simple tricks to ensuring your bag is first at the carousel

The simple tricks to ensuring your bag is first at the carousel

As travellers, we're obsessed with how our bags fare on the luggage carousel....
Thu, 30 Nov 2017 06:40:02
Can Kavanagh's 50th turn 'stony grey soil' into Monaghan tourism magic?
Can Kavanagh's 50th turn 'stony grey soil' into Monaghan tourism magic?

Can Kavanagh's 50th turn 'stony grey soil' into Monaghan tourism magic?

50 years since his death, Monaghan-born poet Patrick Kavanagh is to be remembered today at a graveside tribute at Inniskeen....
Thu, 30 Nov 2017 01:00:00
An Taisce says Dublin will have too many hotels
An Taisce says Dublin will have too many hotels

An Taisce says Dublin will have too many hotels

Businessman Ben Dunne has branded plans to demolish Twilfit House in Dublin to make way for an eight-storey hotel as "unacceptable"....
Thu, 30 Nov 2017 02:30:00
'Computer glitch' sees thousands of American Airlines flights without pilots for busy Christmas period
'Computer glitch' sees thousands of American Airlines flights without pilots for busy Christmas period

'Computer glitch' sees thousands of American Airlines flights without pilots for busy Christmas period

Thousands of December flights on American Airlines (AAL.O) do not yet have pilots scheduled to work because of a system scheduling error, the carrier’s pilots union said as it gears up for...
Wed, 29 Nov 2017 19:02:01
Here's how airlines will collect €69 billion in extra charges this year
Here's how airlines will collect €69 billion in extra charges this year

Here's how airlines will collect €69 billion in extra charges this year

The amount of money airlines collect from optional extras, such as bag charges, seat selection and credit card fees, has grown by 264pc in seven years....
Wed, 29 Nov 2017 06:59:10
The surprising psychology of airport layouts (and how they make you spend)
The surprising psychology of airport layouts (and how they make you spend)

The surprising psychology of airport layouts (and how they make you spend)

Passenger activity at airports - in the most simple terms - boils down to three things: departing, arriving and waiting....
Wed, 29 Nov 2017 06:34:49
'A friendly, village vibe' - Dublin makes National Geographic list of 'must see' destinations for 2018
'A friendly, village vibe' - Dublin makes National Geographic list of 'must see' destinations for 2018

'A friendly, village vibe' - Dublin makes National Geographic list of 'must see' destinations for 2018

National Geographic Traveler magazine has handed Dublin a place in its list of the 21 best places to visit next year....
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 10:33:03
Failed carrier Monarch’s Gatwick runway slots bought by BA owner IAG
Failed carrier Monarch’s Gatwick runway slots bought by BA owner IAG

Failed carrier Monarch’s Gatwick runway slots bought by BA owner IAG

British Airways owner IAG is buying the prized take-off and landing slots at Gatwick Airport put up for sale by the administrator of collapsed airline Monarch....
Mon, 27 Nov 2017 21:05:09
Overweight fliers should pay more and sit in their own section of the plane, survey suggests
Overweight fliers should pay more and sit in their own section of the plane, survey suggests

Overweight fliers should pay more and sit in their own section of the plane, survey suggests

Nearly 80pc of people believe overweight passengers should be placed in a separate seating area with bigger seats on a flight, according to new research....
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 01:00:00
Five of the best winter walks in Ireland - blow off the Christmas cobwebs!
Five of the best winter walks in Ireland - blow off the Christmas cobwebs!

Five of the best winter walks in Ireland - blow off the Christmas cobwebs!

Crisp ground, family time and fresh air for every fitness level… blow off the pre and post Christmas cobwebs with Pól Ó Conghaile’s picks of the best walks in Ireland....
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 01:00:00
Top 5 Cyber Monday travel deals: Fly to Iceland from just €49.99!
Top 5 Cyber Monday travel deals: Fly to Iceland from just €49.99!

Top 5 Cyber Monday travel deals: Fly to Iceland from just €49.99!

You might hate Monday, but you'll love our top 5 Cyber Monday travel deals!...
Mon, 27 Nov 2017 07:04:44
Weekender: Michael Mortell's Paris
Weekender: Michael Mortell's Paris

Weekender: Michael Mortell's Paris

My weekends in Dublin are very short, as I work six days a week with my mid-Century shop on Francis Street, and also designing clothing for Dunnes Stores, so a recent weekend in Paris was ...
Mon, 27 Nov 2017 02:30:00
Shout-out for Trieste: James Joyce's Italian home
Shout-out for Trieste: James Joyce's Italian home

Shout-out for Trieste: James Joyce's Italian home

For me, the north-eastern Italian port of Trieste is inextricably linked to James Joyce....
Mon, 27 Nov 2017 02:30:00
London: Get lost in the musical magic of Mayfair
London: Get lost in the musical magic of Mayfair

London: Get lost in the musical magic of Mayfair

When Jimi Hendrix lived in London, his next door neighbour was George Frideric Handel. True story… almost....
Mon, 27 Nov 2017 02:30:00
Reader Travel Awards 2018: Last chance to vote for your holiday heroes!
Reader Travel Awards 2018: Last chance to vote for your holiday heroes!

Reader Travel Awards 2018: Last chance to vote for your holiday heroes!

Phew! I've begun sifting through the thousands of votes submitted so far in this year's Weekend and Independent.ie Reader Travel Awards....
Sun, 26 Nov 2017 02:30:00
Inchydoney Idyll: My hotel stay on Ireland's favourite beach
Inchydoney Idyll: My hotel stay on Ireland's favourite beach

Inchydoney Idyll: My hotel stay on Ireland's favourite beach

Last year, you voted Inchydoney Ireland's favourite beach, but there's a lot more to it than sea and sand....
Sun, 26 Nov 2017 02:30:00
Lost containers and 29,000 rubber ducks: Inside the curious world of container shipping
Lost containers and 29,000 rubber ducks: Inside the curious world of container shipping

Lost containers and 29,000 rubber ducks: Inside the curious world of container shipping

Some 50,000 shipping vessels are bustling away on the world's oceans, delivering the cargo that makes much of our world tick....
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 01:00:00
Top 10 Twixmas breaks: Sneak away between Christmas and New Year
Top 10 Twixmas breaks: Sneak away between Christmas and New Year

Top 10 Twixmas breaks: Sneak away between Christmas and New Year

It's when the decorations remain up, but the prices come down. Welcome to ‘twixmas’, your sneaky short break between Christmas and New Year....
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 07:00:00
This aircraft will change the way you think about transatlantic travel
This aircraft will change the way you think about transatlantic travel

This aircraft will change the way you think about transatlantic travel

When United waved goodbye to its final Boeing 747 this month, I felt a pang of nostalgia. Delta similarly retired the ‘Jumbo Jet’ last September, while BA will phase out its 747s by 2024....
Mon, 27 Nov 2017 01:00:00
Black Friday: Six super travel deals, including flights from €9.99pp
Black Friday: Six super travel deals, including flights from €9.99pp

Black Friday: Six super travel deals, including flights from €9.99pp

Black Friday is here, and a raft of last-minute deals has piled onto our travel desk. Here's the pick of the crop....
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 07:18:36
Black Friday Travel Deals: 25 airline, hotel and holiday bargains for 2017
Black Friday Travel Deals: 25 airline, hotel and holiday bargains for 2017

Black Friday Travel Deals: 25 airline, hotel and holiday bargains for 2017

Let's give up pretending it's a single day, shall we? Black Friday now sprawls over more than a week, and savvy travel fans can make big savings....
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 01:00:00

Clare photographer climbed Cliffs of Moher sea stack and unearthed some hidden gems

Co Clare man Patrick Stritch and a friend took off on an adventure at the Cliffs of Moher and recorded the whole thing....
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:34:17
This idyllic Swiss village wants to pay families over €60,000 to move there
This idyllic Swiss village wants to pay families over €60,000 to move there

This idyllic Swiss village wants to pay families over €60,000 to move there

If it’s ever been a distant dream of yours to wind up in a tiny and beautiful mountain village, consider this....
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:59:29
Ryanair Black Friday sale has seats from €4.99, but you need to be quick!
Ryanair Black Friday sale has seats from €4.99, but you need to be quick!

Ryanair Black Friday sale has seats from €4.99, but you need to be quick!

Day 2 of Ryanair's week-long Black Friday promotion has kicked off with the release of 100,000 seats at just €4.99 a pop....
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:38:44
'It doesn't necessarily pay to be president' - Room rates at Trump's hotels fall by up to 63pc
'It doesn't necessarily pay to be president' - Room rates at Trump's hotels fall by up to 63pc

'It doesn't necessarily pay to be president' - Room rates at Trump's hotels fall by up to 63pc

There is further evidence that Donald Trump’s occupation of the Oval Office has had a negative impact on his business empire, with new research showing that average room rates have fallen ...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:17:27
Ryanair launches Black Friday promo with fares from €9.99
Ryanair launches Black Friday promo with fares from €9.99

Ryanair launches Black Friday promo with fares from €9.99

Any pretense of 'Black Friday' being a single day jetted away this morning as Ryanair launched a week-long sales promotion....
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:04:41
Magic Monday: Bargain breaks from €199pp in our Top 5 travel deals!
Magic Monday: Bargain breaks from €199pp in our Top 5 travel deals!

Magic Monday: Bargain breaks from €199pp in our Top 5 travel deals!

You might hate Monday, but you'll love our weekly pick of Ireland's top travel offers...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:36:22
Romania: Count on Transylvania
Romania: Count on Transylvania

Romania: Count on Transylvania

'Take a piece of Romania with you, maybe not as some people see it," Radu, our guide, exhorted us as he bade us farewell at the airport. Romanians fear that the world's perception of them ...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 02:30:00
Japan: Kyoto's garlands and pathways
Japan: Kyoto's garlands and pathways

Japan: Kyoto's garlands and pathways

From the Daimonjiyama hilltop overlooking the city, Kyoto in the sunset has the dimly lit charm of a spotlit rock garden. The carpet of rooftops reflects like quartzite with patches of hil...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 02:30:00
Canada: British Columbia will ban grizzly bear hunting, but what's it like to track them on holidays?
Canada: British Columbia will ban grizzly bear hunting, but what's it like to track them on holidays?

Canada: British Columbia will ban grizzly bear hunting, but what's it like to track them on holidays?

Wading through waist-height devil's club shrubs with leaves the size of dinner plates, I feel like a shrinking Alice in Wonderland....
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:26:07
Donegal's Dream Year: How 2017 saw the 'forgotten' county take off
Donegal's Dream Year: How 2017 saw the 'forgotten' county take off

Donegal's Dream Year: How 2017 saw the 'forgotten' county take off

It was Weekend readers who called it first when they voted to name Donegal 'Ireland's Hidden Gem' in our last Reader Travel Awards....
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 02:30:00
21 tips from Ireland's savviest travellers - make a real difference to your next trip!
21 tips from Ireland's savviest travellers - make a real difference to your next trip!

21 tips from Ireland's savviest travellers - make a real difference to your next trip!

The world seems smaller than ever, but how can you get the most out of travel - before, during and after your trip? We asked three of Ireland's top travel bloggers, Janet Newenham, Tara Po...
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 02:30:00
Flying solo? 12 Irish hotel stays with single-friendly rates
Flying solo? 12 Irish hotel stays with single-friendly rates

Flying solo? 12 Irish hotel stays with single-friendly rates

There are few terms more infuriating to solo travellers than 'single supplement'....
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 02:30:00
Seattle: Seven things you didn't know about Aer Lingus's newest US destination
Seattle: Seven things you didn't know about Aer Lingus's newest US destination

Seattle: Seven things you didn't know about Aer Lingus's newest US destination

Ireland's newest transatlantic route will whisk visitors all the way to Washington State. But what surprises lie in store in Seattle?...
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:39:33
Aer Lingus announces surprise new transatlantic route
Aer Lingus announces surprise new transatlantic route

Aer Lingus announces surprise new transatlantic route

Transatlantic routes are like buses these days. You wait ages for one to come along, and then several arrive all at once....
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:01:00
New version of Concorde could take to the skies by next year
New version of Concorde could take to the skies by next year

New version of Concorde could take to the skies by next year

There are times when the idea of supersonic flight can seem like a sports car far ahead of you on a straight road....
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:30:00
The Wallonia Route: Forget beer, Belgium's wine is rapidly becoming a tourist attraction
The Wallonia Route: Forget beer, Belgium's wine is rapidly becoming a tourist attraction

The Wallonia Route: Forget beer, Belgium's wine is rapidly becoming a tourist attraction

My hands are already stained purple, but I can't resist grabbing another plump grape from the vine, which is eye-catchingly shrouded in autumnal golden leaves....
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:21:02

9 iconic aircraft disappearing from the skies – including the 747 'jumbo jet'

With two of the biggest airlines on the planet retiring their last 747s in recent months, we highlight some of the most important aircraft facing extinction....
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:00:00
No Google or airline bag fees: How travel has changed in 20 years
No Google or airline bag fees: How travel has changed in 20 years

No Google or airline bag fees: How travel has changed in 20 years

“This, famously, is the unspoilt Caribbean,” Alice Fowler wrote. “So unspoilt that, after a week, encountering another car can seem an unreasonable intrusion.”...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:45:21
Aer Lingus has 'no plans' to rejoin airline alliance
Aer Lingus has 'no plans' to rejoin airline alliance

Aer Lingus has 'no plans' to rejoin airline alliance

Aer Lingus has "no plans" to rejoin the Oneworld global airline alliance, CEO Stephen Kavanagh has said....
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 02:30:00
US Embassy warns J1 hopefuls to apply for visa now
US Embassy warns J1 hopefuls to apply for visa now

US Embassy warns J1 hopefuls to apply for visa now

The US Embassy in Dublin is urging potential J1 students to "be proactive and begin the application process as soon as possible" for the summer 2018 programme....
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:34:07
First Look: The new €4,369 'suite' that could fly from Dublin Airport
First Look: The new €4,369 'suite' that could fly from Dublin Airport

First Look: The new €4,369 'suite' that could fly from Dublin Airport

It's being billed as the airline industry's latest 'gamechanger' - a fully-enclosed, First Class suite inspired by Mercedes-Benz....
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 07:12:53
Irish Ferries to boost French sailings from Rosslare Port
Irish Ferries to boost French sailings from Rosslare Port

Irish Ferries to boost French sailings from Rosslare Port

Irish Ferries is to increase its sailings between Rosslare Europort and Roscoff in Brittany from next summer....
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:00:00
Force strong with Skellig tourism, while review offers a new hope...
Force strong with Skellig tourism, while review offers a new hope...

Force strong with Skellig tourism, while review offers a new hope...

The force is strong with Skellig Michael as the remote island saw more than 16,700 visitors this year due to the 'Star Wars' effect....
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 02:30:00
Ireland gets a new Premium Economy class on US flights
Ireland gets a new Premium Economy class on US flights

Ireland gets a new Premium Economy class on US flights

There's more to life than low-cost transatlantic travel, as American Airlines' ongoing, $3 billion investment in its travel experience shows....
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:06:53
Magic Monday: Winter sun from €248pp in our Top 5 travel deals!
Magic Monday: Winter sun from €248pp in our Top 5 travel deals!

Magic Monday: Winter sun from €248pp in our Top 5 travel deals!

You might hate Monday, but you'll love our weekly pick of top travel offers...
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 06:56:11
Jamaica, Marley and Me: Every little thing is very hunky-dory indeed
Jamaica, Marley and Me: Every little thing is very hunky-dory indeed

Jamaica, Marley and Me: Every little thing is very hunky-dory indeed

Sunday morning. I am floating on my back in the Caribbean Sea off Jamaica and the words of various Bob Marley songs are going round and round in my head....
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 02:30:00
Scotland: Treasure by design on Cart and Clyde
Scotland: Treasure by design on Cart and Clyde

Scotland: Treasure by design on Cart and Clyde

Millennials might not believe this, but there was a time when fast fashion did not exist....
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 02:30:00
Weekender: Eleanor Goggin's Amsterdam
Weekender: Eleanor Goggin's Amsterdam

Weekender: Eleanor Goggin's Amsterdam

My first trip to Amsterdam was many years ago, for a carefree and fairly hedonistic weekend. I love its 'anything goes' attitude....
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 02:30:00
Bewley's historic café is back, but is it too late to save Grafton Street?
Bewley's historic café is back, but is it too late to save Grafton Street?

Bewley's historic café is back, but is it too late to save Grafton Street?

Last Monday, I counted 40 people queuing outside Bewley's Café on Grafton Street....
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 02:30:00
Ireland's Best: What does it take to win a Reader Travel Award?
Ireland's Best: What does it take to win a Reader Travel Award?

Ireland's Best: What does it take to win a Reader Travel Award?

Voting is now live for our 2018 Reader Travel Awards - but what does it take to win?...
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 01:00:00
Iran: Forget what you think you know, the welcome is as staggering as the scenery
Iran: Forget what you think you know, the welcome is as staggering as the scenery

Iran: Forget what you think you know, the welcome is as staggering as the scenery

I'm standing on a snowy ledge before an unfurling carpet of clouds....
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 02:30:00
Revealed: Europe's cheapest Christmas markets for two-night getaways
Revealed: Europe's cheapest Christmas markets for two-night getaways

Revealed: Europe's cheapest Christmas markets for two-night getaways

Holidaymakers planning a bargain weekend Christmas market break should head to Latvia, according to new research....
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 01:00:00
Ryanair launches new 'healthier' menu, but which items do passengers order most often?
Ryanair launches new 'healthier' menu, but which items do passengers order most often?

Ryanair launches new 'healthier' menu, but which items do passengers order most often?

Taking off? Hungry? Ryanair has just launched a "healthier" in-flight menu....
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 01:00:00

Watch: Cave surfer unearths hidden gem under the Cliffs of Moher

Cave surfer Paul Deering from Sligo and a group of friends stumbled upon this cave while surfing in Co Clare....
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 12:40:27
Review: This Kerry hotel is the perfect escape from winter madness
Review: This Kerry hotel is the perfect escape from winter madness

Review: This Kerry hotel is the perfect escape from winter madness

Tralee's elegant Rose Hotel is the perfect escape from the winter madness, says a smitten Catherine Devine....
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 08:12:30
Fewer tourists, more frisking: 13 ways Donald Trump has affected world tourism
Fewer tourists, more frisking: 13 ways Donald Trump has affected world tourism

Fewer tourists, more frisking: 13 ways Donald Trump has affected world tourism

One year since the world woke up to the news that Donald Trump would be US President, here's how his policies have affected world tourism....
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 07:52:04
Revealed: The secret to securing the perfect seat on a plane
Revealed: The secret to securing the perfect seat on a plane

Revealed: The secret to securing the perfect seat on a plane

From the best views to the smoothest flights and speediest exits, here's our guide to getting the best seat on the plane....
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 07:23:07
Slick ships, street food, DJs and yoga: Welcome to cruising 2.0
Slick ships, street food, DJs and yoga: Welcome to cruising 2.0

Slick ships, street food, DJs and yoga: Welcome to cruising 2.0

Think cruising is all about buffet grazers and the blue-rinse brigade? Think again....
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 16:20:05
Which airline was just voted best in the world for the fifth year running?
Which airline was just voted best in the world for the fifth year running?

Which airline was just voted best in the world for the fifth year running?

The world’s best airline for 2018 has been announced – and the winner is no stranger to the accolade, picking up the top gong for the fifth time in a row....
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 06:59:05
Ryanair reveals personalised website in drive to become 'Amazon of travel'
Ryanair reveals personalised website in drive to become 'Amazon of travel'

Ryanair reveals personalised website in drive to become 'Amazon of travel'

Despite its recent rostering failures, Ryanair is continuing its quest to become the 'Amazon of travel' with the launch of several new digital initiatives....
Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:38:13
WOW Factor: Now you can fly from Dublin to New York from €130
WOW Factor: Now you can fly from Dublin to New York from €130

WOW Factor: Now you can fly from Dublin to New York from €130

Another week, another low-cost transatlantic fare taking off from Ireland - this time in the shape of WOW air's €129.99 flights to New York's JFK....
Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:15:17
First Look: Ireland's Blue Book reveals four new members for 2018
First Look: Ireland's Blue Book reveals four new members for 2018

First Look: Ireland's Blue Book reveals four new members for 2018

Ireland's Blue Book is adding four new properties to its collection of hotels, country houses and restaurants for 2018....
Tue, 07 Nov 2017 07:22:28
The Maldives: My blue heaven
The Maldives: My blue heaven

The Maldives: My blue heaven

Tropical islands have always been a source of fascination to me, regularly featuring in my chosen reading material from childhood....
Mon, 06 Nov 2017 15:45:29
Fota Opportunity: Island resort fun for all the family in Cork
Fota Opportunity: Island resort fun for all the family in Cork

Fota Opportunity: Island resort fun for all the family in Cork

When I went on holiday this summer for six days I was staying just a few miles from Europe's top tourist attraction....
Mon, 06 Nov 2017 02:30:00
 
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