Aeriel Photo of Faithlegg House Hotel, Waterford, Ireland. Copyright DigiColPhotography (c) 2011.

If you fancy a last-minute quick escape this St Patrick’s weekend then why not swap the hustle and bustle of the city for a more relaxed approach to our wonderful national holiday.

You won’t find better than the beautifully restored 18th century Faithlegg House.

The manor house located in the lush green countryside of County Waterford is offering a themed break with plenty of ceol, craic and the best of Irish food served up in its award-winning Roseville Rooms.

Breathe in the fresh country air with a walk in the woodlands, take in a round of golf, spend an afternoon curled up with a good book before a meal in the AA rosette winning restaurant.

St Patrick’s weekend breaks start from €229 which includes overnight stay in one of the classic bedrooms, evening meal, light entertainment in the Aylward Lounge and breakfast.

Alternatively you can catch up in Kilkenny with Tradfest 2019 and Irish whiskey tasting at Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel.

The lively Marble City looks set to be taken over by live street performances from big names including Altan and Cry Monster Cry.

Plus there are trad music workshops and music trails throughout the weekend for any music lover to enjoy.

The four-star Kilkenny Hibernian boutique hotel is right in the centre of the cultural and entertainment district and is a founding member of the Kilkenny Whiskey Guild, with 60 Irish whiskeys on offer at the Hibernian Bar.

The two-night St Patrick’s weekend escape starts from €270 and includes bed and breakfast, dinner for two and a whiskey tasting session.

If you’re strictly five-star then you don’t have to go far to discover the opulent luxury of The K Club in Straffan, County Kildare.

The golf and spa resort is firmly anchored in old-school Irish hospitality in a relaxed and unfussy way – the perfect haven for an alternative St Patrick’s Day.

Spend St Patrick’s Day in Irish country house style with a two-night stay with a full Irish breakfast each morning in the River Room restaurant, a four course dining experience in the Byerley Turk Restaurant using the best of local Irish produce on one evening.

As a part your stay enjoy a wine cellar tour with chief sommelier Lisa O’Doherty discovering the incredibly unique and special wine collection at The K Club, or master the recipe for the ideal Irish coffee with a demonstration in the Vintage Crop Bar.

Prices start from €299 per night.