Portmarnock Golf

 

 

Play amongst the golfing greats in this north county Dublin golf course, ranked amongst the top golf courses in the world. Having hosted many events on the golfing calender such as the Irish Open, the Walker cup and the Irish Amateur Close, many of golf’s best known names have strolled down the fairways of this links course. Nearby hotels include The Portmarnock Hotel & Golf club

 

Dingle Skellig

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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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Delphi Resort Galway

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Delphi Resort Galway

  Stunningly located on a 300-acre estate in one of the most beautiful and unspoilt areas of the west of Ireland and eleven kilometres northwest of Leenane on the road to Louisburgh is Delphi Mountain Resort, a sensitively designed 4 star luxury hotel, restaurant, spa and adventure centre.   The resort re-opened under new management in 2008. It is now owned and managed by husband and wife team Rory and Aileen Concannon, who emphasise its remoteness and aim to make it a complete away from it all experience for guests.   The main building is an environmentally friendly blend of stone and wood, all recently refurbished, and the comfortably furnished bedrooms (especially those at the back) have beautiful views; the suites have a loft bedroom over a downstairs living room and all have either a window balcony or patio and locally made organic bathroom products. In addition to the adventure centre and spa facilities, hotel facilities include a full bar and restaurant on the first floor.   Spa (sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, massage, treatments); walking, archery, cycling, cookery classes. Equestrian, fishing (fly) & scuba diving all nearby.   Take your Luxury Hotels Ireland break at this Luxury Connemara...

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Adare Manor Limerick

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Adare Manor Limerick

One of Ireland’s leading 5 star luxury hotels, Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort is set on a magnificent estate in the heart of the picturesque village of Adare, Co. Limerick and just a forty minute from Shannon Airport. The Manor House offers over sixty elegantly decorated bedrooms, with a further village of luxurious villas and town homes a stone’s throw away. Food plays a role an important role at the manor with a contemporary Irish approach melded with strong classical influences. Dishes and flavours change with the seasons, depending on local produce to be complimented by a generous wine cellar, all to be sampled in the Oakroom, a magical space overlooking the river with its colonnade lit only by candlelight, enchanting. Enjoy the decadence of afternoon tea overlooking the beautifully manicured lawns of the formal French gardens with tea served fit for a queen served with some crafted sweet and savoury treats. Of course if you happen to disagree with Mr Twain’s view that golf is a good walk spoiled, you will be in good company at one of Ireland’s top golf resorts and home to the JPMcManus Pro-Am Of course if you do find time to venture around the local village, you will be pleasantly surprised as the town of Adare is one of the leading tourist spots steeped in ye olde charm, well enough to keep you distracted just long enough to wonder how long it will take to get you back to your sumptuous manor of earthly delights Or if you decide to dip into Limerick, you can check out the award-winning Milk Market and not forgetting 12th century King John’s Castle, dominating the city skyline. To the manor...

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Parknasilla

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Parknasilla

Star studded Parknasilla has laid its own claim to fame having hosted a plethora of 5 star actors, writers and royalty over the decades. Pass through its gates and into a magical estate of woodlands, walkways, cyclepaths. Artists of all sorts have been drawn to its wonderful location on the rugged south west coast including Robert Ballagh and Pauline Bewick. While George Bernard Shaw passed over the threshold (We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing). Other celebs who’ve wined and dined at this fabulous 4 star luxury hotel included Charlie Chaplin, Oliver Reed, Charles de Gaulle, Princess Grace & Prince Rainer amongst others. Of course Kerry itself has provided the backdrop to a few other blockbusters of yore including Ryan’s Daughter set in the Dingle Peninsula which starred Robert Mitchum , John Mills and Sarah Miles. With views of the Blaskets and the wonderful Slea head the movie captured the wild beauty of the  peninsula in all its glory. In more recent times, Far and Away directed by Ron Howard (Kidman and Cruise, the latter with an accent that was quite memorable) was shot around the Kerry Peninsula., And if you want to continue on the celeb trail, check out the Dick Mack’s, the most famous pub in Dingle and still full of charm, music, great pints of porter and pavement stars depicting the names of some of the famous faces who have sat at the bar including Julia Roberts,  Sean Connery, Timothy Dalton and Dolly...

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Ireland Top ten attractions, the blacksmith, the baker, brewer and more

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Ireland Top ten attractions, the blacksmith, the baker, brewer and more

Welcome to luxury hotels Ireland. Check out our guide to our top ten Irish attractions from the past year.   At 10, Ashford Castle. Check out Ashford itself here. At 9, Jameson Distillery. See our guide to hotels Dublin. At 8 its the Redhead convention Cork. See our guide to hotels Cork. At 6, Scariff Harbour Festival. See our guide to hotels Clare. At 5, Puck Fair Killarney. See our guide to hotels Kerry. At 4, Lughnasa Festival at Craggaunowen. At 3, Bunratty Folk Park. At 2, Galway Arts Festival. See our guide to hotels Galway. At number 1, King John’s Castle, See our guide to hotels Limerick. For these and more information on luxury hotels Ireland, check out our detailed guides....

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Video: Craggaunowen Lughnasa Harvest Festival

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Video: Craggaunowen Lughnasa Harvest Festival

  So here we are in Craggaunowen exploring the lovely woods and visiting all the ancient sites where they show us how they cooked, how they lived in ancient Ireland and how they fought as well. We saw some fighting demonstrations. Now, we’re here at the Lughnasa festival and Lughnasa comes from Lugh who was the God of arts and crafts…   And we’re surrounded by a really old feeling with the old Crannogs. We’re about to see a cooking demonstration….   For more festival details, check here   To find out more, watch our video guide to this harvest festival and check out more Clare events, attractions and 5 star luxury hotels to stay while you’re in the area including Dromoland Moy House...

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Competition time for great hotel pizes

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Competition time for great hotel pizes

It’s competition time for some great hotel breaks in Ireland but you’d better get your skates on as the clock is ticking From the Indo, there’s a luxury weekend break in Dublin over on their Facebook page here At the Irish Times, you can win a luxury break for two at The Marker, Dublin here For Father’s Day, Dromoland are offering a massage for new men here To celebrate Father’s Day The Powerscourt are offering an overnight stay for two with dinner and more here Solis Lough Eske are offering the chance to WIN! a two night luxurious stay, dinner and full Irish here For more great competitions, tune in next...

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Video: Trinity College & Book of Kells

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Video: Trinity College & Book of Kells

  Trinity College Dublin is one of the oldest universities in Ireland and the UK. It’s been a seat of learning since the mid sixteenth century. And it boasts such famous alumni as Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett and political figures like two ex Irish Presidents, Mary MacAleese and Mary Robinson.   For more, including the Book of Kells, check out our video guide and for nearby 5 star luxury hotels Dublin see our fabulous selection                                      ...

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Toe tappin Irish style, grab your partner and take to the floor

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Toe tappin Irish style, grab your partner and take to the floor

Wherever you choose to stay in any one of the great luxury hotels Ireland has to offer you can be sure that you will never be too far from some of this   What are you waiting for? Just dive in and experience the mayhem for yourself

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Video: Guide to Christchurch from Luxury Hotels Ireland

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Video: Guide to Christchurch from Luxury Hotels Ireland

    So here we are in Christchurch Cathedral in Dublin, a really historic site and it’s been changed so much over the years. It was first began in the 11th century by the Vikings when they came over and it’s been restored, extended and changed ever since. One of the most recent reformations was the crypt and also in 1999, they made 19 bells which is a world record.   But we need to put a bit of effort into stopping it so that the pendular clapper will hit the static bell, just like..    For more, watch the video and for details of some great offers from Dublin 5 star luxury hotels check out              ...

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