Make your mother’s day

by Shane Dillon

MAKE Mother’s Day extra special this year and say thank you to your mammy by taking her to one of the many luxurious overnight stays in Ireland’s most sought after hotels and resorts.

Slip away to Fota Island Spa in Cork this Mother’s Day and let the unwinding begin as you choose between a relaxing harmony facial or full body massage. Spend the evening savouring a sumptuous meal in Fota Restaurant for two before retiring to the bar for a drink or two or head straight off to bed and rise bright and early to make the most of the full Irish breakfast served fresh the following morning.
This package is available until March 30 from €358 for two people sharing. The price includes an overnight stay with truffles and sparkling wine on arrival, breakfast, an evening meal for two in Fota Restaurant and a spa treatment each.
Indulge in pure luxury at the luxurious Shelbourne Hotel and treat your mother to an overnight stay in this five-star hotel in a room with a view to impress.
This package at the Shelbourne is available from €349 per room and is valid until March 15. It includes the overnight stay with chocolate strawberries on arrival, an evening meal for two, use of the spa facilities and a full Irish the next morning.
Why not whisk your mother away for a relaxing countryside break at Farnham Estate, Cavan. Spend time in the world class health spa facilities with unlimited access of the indoor/outdoor hydrotherapy pool, water mint thermal suite, relaxation rooms and gym.
This deal includes an overnight stay, your buffet breakfast, afternoon tea and unlimited access to the spa facilities.
Say thank you to your mother with the gift of a relaxing pampering experience at Dunboyne Castle Hotel, Meath. Just 18km from Dublin city centre, it is the perfect place to escape the city for some pampering at Seoid Spa, without having to travel too far.
Spend a glorious day relaxing in the hydrotherapy pool and thermal spa along with a gorgeous range of blissful treatments. Afterwards, curl up in a cosy armchair in the terrace lounge to enjoy freshly baked hot scones served with tea and coffee.
The Mum’s the Word package is available from €89 per person, combined with an overnight stay and breakfast with a sumptuous three-course set evening meal in the award-winning restaurant from €159 for two people sharing.
With Ireland’s Blue Book, treat your mother to a night away at Wineport Lodge, Westmeath, and take some time to catch up and enjoy each other’s company. This package, which is valid from March 15 to16, includes tea, coffee and scones on arrival in the lakeshore garden room and a relaxing back massage each in their treatment suite in the afternoon from €141pp
Alternatively, pamper your mother with an overnight stay at Rathmullan House, Donegal, for €200pp from March 13 to 15.
This package includes a 45-minute massage or reflexology treatment with the in-house therapist, along with a special “wellness” afternoon on Saturday, March 14, which will consist of a two-hour wellness workshop with Patricia Swann, a lecturer in holistic health.
You can also upgrade to a superior room with garden views for an additional €15pp per night. Guests who do not wish to avail of the treatment and wellness package will receive a €40 credit to be used at their discretion in the hotel.
For more information on these offers, visit, or contact any other these hotels or resorts directly.

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