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Video : Adare Manor Falconry

Posted by on Jan 4th, 2014 in Featured Article, Video | 0 comments

Video : Adare Manor Falconry

  From barn owls to eagle owls, Harris hawks and other birds of prey, join us on our visit to the 5 star luxury Adare Manor hotel in county Limerick where the affable Liam of Adare Country Pursuits will literally hold your hand as you get to know these beautiful birds. Adare Manor Just on of the many activities on offer at this fantastic resort....

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Video: Ashford Castle, Disney Irish style

Posted by on Apr 4th, 2017 in 5 Star Luxury Hotels, Video | 0 comments

Video: Ashford Castle, Disney Irish style

Check out this video guide to the fairytale Ashford Castle in Cong.   Through the gates of the castle grounds, racing past the green trees and fauna, view of the castle gates, the castle itself and the archway. Straight out of a book of fairy-tales, Ashford Castle hotel embodies sheer luxury. It overlooks the Lough Corrib and it really has something for everyone. Inside the castle rooms, the fantastic chandeliers, ornate mirrors, heavy period furniture, hand made plates, inlaid woodpieces, sixteenth century paintings, outside steps. The rooms at Ashford are complete with four poster beds , stand alone baths and beautiful chandeliers. And if you’re tempted to come out of your room, you can indulge in the seven course tasting menu. And if you venture even further, the estate is a beautiful place to come for a walk, try your hand at archery or even clay pidgeon shooting. Castle dining room, front manicured lawns, lough corrib, the old school, bridge across the river, falconry, view through the city bridge and old gates Ashford Castle Join us on our video tour of 5 star Ashford Castle and its grounds from where you can venture further afield and sample some more of the delights Mayo has to offer.      ...

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Castle Leslie Introduction

Posted by on Oct 24th, 2016 in Video | 0 comments

Castle Leslie Introduction

Nestled on 1,000 acres of undulating Irish countryside, dotted with ancient woodlands and glittering lakes, Castle Leslie Estate is one of the last great Irish estate still in the hands of its founding family. The Leslie Family arrived in Ireland in the 16th Century and bought the Estate at that time. Today, it is led and managed by Sammy Leslie and governed by a Family Trust. The family considers itself to be guardians of the land and its overwhelming desire is to protect the Estate for future generations. Located in Glaslough, Monaghan, Castle Leslie Estate is just 80 minutes from Dublin and 60 from Belfast. Following extensive restoration over the past decade, the Estate has been all but transformed to its original glory. Today this luxury hotel Ireland boasts a variety of accommodation, dining options and a diverse range of on and off-site activities. It is the perfect location for a romantic adult break, a family activity holiday or a business meeting or celebration. It is a magical and captivating setting for a special wedding celebration. Castle Leslie Estate uniqueness, character and charm can only be felt, not described. Therefore we invite you to come and experience it for yourself and we look forward to welcoming you to the Estate so can sample our renowned hospitality making Castle Leslie one of the finest make Castle Leslie one of the finest luxury hotels Ireland.luxury hotels Ireland. At the end of your visit, why not take home something from Castle Leslie Estate’s Gourmet Gifts and Goodies range- a multi-award winning range that has acquired over 20 Great Taste Awards. Or if you really feel at home on the Estate, why not make a permanent investment and buy one of our wonderful Village Cottages or Houses. That way you too can own a piece of Castle Leslie Estate. So if you are looking for Luxury 4 star hotels Ireland, stay at Castle Leslie Estate, Co...

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A day in the life of The Fitzwilliam Hotel

Posted by on Jul 6th, 2016 in Video | 0 comments

A day in the life of The Fitzwilliam Hotel

Experience one of the best 5 star Luxury Hotels Dublin In central Dublin, the 5-star Fitzwilliam Hotel offers luxurious accommodation and a Michelin starred restaurant. There is a gym, salon and the hotel’s Interior design is by Sir Terrance Conran. The Fitzwilliam Hotel, one of Dublin‘s most luxurious hotels overlooks St Stephen’s Green in the city centre. Experience the tranquility and calm of St. Stephen’s Green and the hustle and bustle of a busy Grafton Street at the same time. The hotel is also just a few minutes away from The National Gallery, Government Buildings and The Natural History Museum. Within a fifteen minute’s walk is trendy Temple Bar with its varied selection of lively bars and restaurants. Also close by is the Olympia theatre, is a very popular concert venue. The International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) is only a 20 Minute stroll away. St. Stephens green is a 27 acre peaceful oasis in the middle of Dublin City. The park has many statues including memorials to Yeats and James Joyce. Its a great place to go in the summer time for people watching or having lunch or to feed the ducks and wander around and see the beautiful display of flowers and fountains. Hundreds of years ago it was open land where public whippings, burnings and hangings took place. The park is open according to daylight hours....

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Relax, you’re with Hastings

Posted by on Mar 7th, 2016 in Video | 0 comments

Relax, you’re with Hastings

The Hastings Hotels collection has six luxurious hotels across Northern Ireland, including the five star Culloden Estate and Spa, the world famous Europa Hotel, the Stormont Hotel, Slieve Donard Resort and Spa, Everglades Hotel and the historic Ballygally Castle. Take a look for yourself….   For booking, just click on...

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Video guide to Kelly’s Resort Hotel Rosslare Wexford

Posted by on Feb 12th, 2016 in 5 Star Luxury Hotels, Video | 0 comments

Video guide to Kelly’s Resort Hotel Rosslare Wexford

Welcome to Luxury Hotels Ireland Stunningly situated along Rosslare’s five mile sandy beach, Kelly’s Resort Hotel Rosslare has been described as a jewel in the crown of Irish tourism. Epitomising all that is good about the Irish hotel industry, this four star hotel uses its century of experience to make the experience a memorable one for all visitors. The hotel which was first set up by William J Kelly in 1893 as Tea Rooms has grown and expanded to fit the customer and provide everything that one could want from a stay on this beautifully scenic location. Awards which kelly’s resort hotel rosslare has one include 2013 Tourism and Accommodation Award, 2011 Hotel of the Year, 2011 Best Hotel Breakfast, 2007 4 Star Hotel of the Year and 2007 Best Family Hotel of the Year, to name but a few!         Facilities include Tea & Coffee plus complimentary Kelly’s ‘Afternoon Tea’- Nightly Entertainment – Adult & Children’s Activity Programmes – Tennis Courts – Aqua Club with 2 Swimming Pools, Gymnasium, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam Room & Outdoor Hot Tub – Crazy Golf – Bowls – Badminton – Croquet & Bowls – Jogging Track – Boules – Billiards & Snooker – Table Tennis – Yoga & Aerobics Studio – Boot Camp & Circuit Training – Children’s Playground – TV Room – Library.   Why not book four nights and avail of their fifth night free offer? For great prices make use of all facilities and full board for the five days. Check out one of our many videos on what to do, including the nearby Kilkenny Arts Festival.   To stay at the award-winning Kelly’s resort hotel rosslare, book now!    ...

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The Clarence

Posted by on Feb 6th, 2016 in 5 Star Luxury Hotels | 0 comments

The Clarence

Built in 1852, the Clarence was refurbished during the late Thirties in its original style which it retained for the next two centuries until its sale and refurbishment to the glorious state it is in today by a consortium which included a number of members if U2. The 4 star hotel is centrally located in the city centre overlooking the River Liffey and close to Temple Bar, Dublin Castle, Christ Church, the busy Grafton Street shopping district, Trinity College, the National Gallery, St Stephen’s Green, Vicar Street music emporium, the O2 and many more of Dublin’s more famous attractions and entertainment venues. Beautiful photo gallery of The Clarence...

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Ice House Hotel & Spa Mayo

Posted by on Feb 6th, 2016 in 5 Star Luxury Hotels | 0 comments

Ice House Hotel & Spa Mayo

A surprising retreat, perched on the edge of the River Moy in Co. Mayo. Lovingly restored from its historic status as a 19th Century ‘Ice Store’, the Hotel is a member of Ireland’s Blue Book of Irish Country Houses and enjoys the sort of unfussed, modern panache expected of a contemporary rustic retreat, two centuries later. Originally called ‘The Iceland Cottage’ or ‘Iceland House’ and strategically positioned on the Moy Estuary – which subsequently became the principal sea-port of Ireland. At the beginning of the 19th Century, the Moy Fishery Company was founded and salmon weirs built at the falls with great quantities of fish caught and shipped on to Dublin or Liverpool. Such activities required the importation of a great deal of ice (and a year round production of beer to quench the thirsty locals). The Ice House itself was constructed in 1859 serving dual residential and cold storage purposes. Whether you want to relax with enough ice in a tall glass or listen to tall stories around Achill Island, in some of the drinking establishments of Westport, Louisburgh and the other welcoming towns dotted around Mayo, a stay at the Ice House will definitely defrost...

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K Club

Posted by on Jan 26th, 2016 in 5 Star Luxury Hotels | 0 comments

K Club

The K Club in Kildare has often been referred to as the finest parkland golf course developed in Ireland, mostly thanks to is sheer scale, dramatic landscape and lush countryside. It’s no stranger to welcoming the world’s golfing greats on its greens as it’s hosted the European Open since 1995 and attracted the world’s attemtion as it hosted the prestigious Ryder Cup in 2006. The course itself is charasmatic and unique as its atmospehere entices you to bring the best out in your game. But we prefer to look around this great venue through the rose tinted glasses of the bride to be, walk with us…   The resort itself also has a luxurious hotel and spa, to relax after a hard day’s work on the fairway in 5 star luxury. Don’t take just our word for...

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Carton House Hotel

Posted by on Jan 26th, 2016 in 5 Star Luxury Hotels | 0 comments

Carton House Hotel

As a reward for his help with the Normans just as the crusades were taking off, Maurice Fitzgerald was appointed Lord of Maynooth and handsomely rewarded with the townlands that now include Carton House. Managing to retain title for hundreds of years, things went slightly astray under the direction of a Mr Silken Thomas no less who along with his five uncles was executed in the mid sixteenth century, when Ireland was still covered in oak from coast to coast, so lush that it was said that squirrels could travel from coast to coast without touching the ground. Fast forward to 1739, another great era for house building in Ireland (think Westport and Leinster), and the country Seat of the 1st Duke of Lenster, the House was built, a seat of elegance and opulence. At a slightly faster pace, this historic Palladian house is only 30 minutes from Dublin airport and still at the centre of vast private parklands with no less than two championship golf courses, a leisure centre with all the trimmings and more. When the Earl of Kildare married Lady Emily Lennox, the dye was cast, the Chinese decorators were brought in and the famous Shell Cottage on the estate with shells from around the world was unveiled. As if she hadn’t enough to be doing, Lady Emily went on to have just one short of two dozen children. And of course as any family knows, there is always a rebel, this one in the form of Lord Edward FitzGerald, leader of the 1798 rebellion. Undaunted, the house was remodeled as Napoleon took to the European stage and the Fitzgerald reign continued unbroken until alas the Duke sold his birth right to a moneylender to pay off gambling debts and with no surviving siblings the house was lost to the FitzGeralds in the twentieth century. Not short of the odd colourful episode in its long history, a picture painetd a thousand words during the civil war when a painting of the 1798 rebel was enough to make a the local unit of the IRA quench there torches in shame at the prospect of burning down a symbol of Anglo Irish (ouch that word hurts) aristocracy. Like so many other famous Irish luxury hotels and castles, the house was used as a film location by many filmmakers, with Stanley Kubrick, Ryan O’Neal and Lee Marvin adding colour over the years. (In)famously rocketed into the 21st century, through renovation and redevelopment for golf, the 4 star luxury hotel has hosted many premium golf events and many English Premier leage teams. Local attractions include Dublin, Kildare’s Japanese Gardens, Goff’s horse sales and more            ...

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Dingle Skellig

Posted by on Jan 26th, 2016 in 5 Star Luxury Hotels | 0 comments

Dingle Skellig

  The Dingle Skellig 4 star luxury Hotel is perfectly positioned to let you enjoy a wide range of activities on the beautiful Dingle Peninsula in Kerry. Just 20 minutes drive from Dingle is the classic links course at Ceann Sibeal which offers an outstanding challenge for golfers of all abilities, complete with a gorgeous ocean view. And for the more adventurous, why not try Scuba diving? Dingle has diving areas suitable for every level of diver, from try dives in the shallow protected harbors, to diving through kelp gardens on plunging rock formations and the undersea wrecks around the Blasket Islands. Okay some walking then. Try The Dingle Way and the Pilgrims Route walking trails. The Dingle Way, also known as Chorca Dhuibhne, is 112 miles long. This circular walk begins in Tralee, overlooking Tralee Bay, and then runs southwest across the peninsula before turning inland to Annascaul, and then on to Dingle Town. From Dingle the route continues west around Slea Head to Dunquin, then turns back along the north coast of the peninsula, past Smerwick Harbour the village of Cloghane, to Castlegregory and the Maharees, ultimately ending back in Tralee. Along the way you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the Blasket Islands, Mount Brendan, and the coastal beaches of Castlegregory.   The Pilgrims Route is substantially shorter at 30 miles and connects many of the Dingle Peninsula’s famous early Christian sites. This beautiful scenic route begins in Dingle, turns south at Ventry, then runs north to Riasc, past Kilmalkedar Church and then on to Cloghane. You will find many other walks in and around the peninsula, including scenic and historic paths. And if you’re interested in history, you find that the Dingle Peninsula is a real treasure trove of archaeological monuments with nearly 2000 sites spanning the Mesolithic period right up to the 1600’s. Lose yourself in the stories of ancient folklore and mythology as you view the many stone circles and passage tombs you’ll find in the vicinity.   Or marvel at the ingenious Gallarus oratory, an early Christian Church which is famous for being built without any mortar and yet it never has had a drop of rainwater leak in. Other interesting historical sites include the unique Ogham Stones with their carved writings, and the Beehive huts, ancient monastic dwellings, and the various castles and forts around the area. While you’re welcome to tour these sites yourself, you might find it helpful to book a local guide to help you understand and appreciate the amazing archeological and cultural history of the Dingle Peninsula and its many attractions. You will be sure to find something that you and the whole family will enjoy when you stay at the Dingle Skellig ....

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