STAYCATIONS: WHY JET OUT WHEN YOU CAN LIVE THE HIGH LIFE RIGHT HERE IN IRELAND

by Gazette Reporter

 

Have a Rad time by the banks of the Shannon in ancient Athlone

PACK up the family for a fun-filled summer break at the newly refurbished Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone.
Enjoy a family break for two adults and two kids including breakfast on both mornings, a delicious dinner on the evening of your choice in Element’s Bistro and a choice of either a family visit to Glendeer Pet Farm or a family pass to Athlone Castle so you can make the most of the summer sun.
The kids will be kept more than happy with plenty of activities in the hotel’s Kids Camp while mum and dad can explore the maritime town of Athlone, fit in some exercise in Synergy Health & Leisure Club or simply enjoy a drink in the Quayside Bar & Lounge or out on the terrace overlooking Athlone Marina.
The summer family break packages are available from €255 so trade in the daily grind for some leisure time at Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone. Call 090 644 2600 to book.

Luxury On Ice

Whatever your perfect Wild Atlantic Way break is, the sumptuous Ice House in north Mayo is the perfect base.
Overlooking the River Moy and the woodlands beyond, the Ice House is in the perfect location to wrap yourself in the wilderness of the West Coast of Ireland, all the while enjoying the fantastic food, soothing spa, bubbling hot tubs and super service that this award winning boutique hotel offers.
With a two night break starting from €284 per person sharing including dinner on one evening, the Ice House can also book their guests in with Rachel’s Irish Adventures (www.rachelsirishadventures.com)for hiking, tours, watersports and other adventures.

Faithlegg House Hotel has it all

Make a change this summer and embrace the great outdoors from the picturesque haven of Faithlegg House Hotel and Golf Resort in Co Waterford.
The hotel’s central location makes it the ideal base to discover the coastal county’s hidden gems. Explore the ancient east through the Waterford Greenway, a spectacular 46km off-road cycling trail along an old railway line between Waterford and Dungarvan.
And after a long day exploring, head back to Faithlegg, slip down to the Estuary Spa for a treatment, a dip in the jacuzzi or retreat to a cosy armchair in the Aylward Lounge.
That evening savour a delicious meal in the award winning Roseville Rooms Restaurant prepared by head chef Jenny Flynn using the finest ingredients from local producers you may have passed on your cycle!
The Get and Go Greenway package at Faithlegg House Hotel is available from €179 per person sharing and includes a two-night stay in luxurious accommodation, breakfast on both mornings and dinner on the night of your choice in the Roseville Rooms Restaurant. To book, call 051 382000 or visit www.faithlegg.com.

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