Paddy’s day deals

by Ian Begley

If YOU’RE tempted by a last minute St Patrick’s weekend getaway, there is a host of luxury seasonal hotels and country houses to choose from.
From March 12 to 20, you can spend two nights at the Cashel House Hotel, Galway from €179pp. On your arrival, enjoy this year’s St Patrick’s Day in a classic country house retreat set in the heart of Connemara.
You can also sow some potatoes in the garden, hunt for hidden shamrocks or join in a sing-song in the local pub in nearby Roundstone.
From €179, you can stay at Rathsallagh House, Wicklow with a one-night escape from March 17 to18.
Experience the simple country life pleasures of country walks on the scenic estate.
At the Carrig Country House in Kerry, those eager for a Paddy’s weekend getaway can spend three nights there for €234 per person.
During your stay, you can choose from a round of golf or a one-hour body massage. A three-day stay here will give you plenty of time to explore the Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula and Killarney National Park.
This offer, which is valid from March 14 to17, also includes a four-course dinner on two evenings in the Lakeside Restaurant.
Make your friends green with envy by spending a one-night stay at Mount Juliet Country estate, Kilkenny from €140pp.
The package, which includes breakfast and dinner in the Lady Helen Restaurant, is valid for one night only on March 16.
For €245pp, spend St Patrick’s weekend at Dunbrody House, Wexford. Valid from March 13 to 18, enjoy two nights’ accommodation with dinner on one evening and on St Patrick’s Day the house will have a complimentary shamrock for each of their guests.
There will also be live music and plenty of activities for all ages in the 16th century Duncannon Fort, and Ireland’s only beach parade in Duncannon village to enjoy.
With hiddenireland.ie, slow down with nature this St Patrick’s Day at Ashley Park House in Nenagh, Tipperary for €135pp.
Set in 76 acres of beech woodland and formal gardens, this historic 18th century country house welcomes guests to embrace life at a slower pace in the comfortable and beautifully decorated home, providing tranquillity and peace for those hoping to escape the hustle and bustle of modern day living.
Take advantage of an early check-in as part of your one-night March 16-17 special retreat, which includes breakfast in bed the following morning, a four-course evening meal and a late check-out.
Start your St Patrick’s Day early and in style at The Twelve Hotel in Galway for €140pp. Upstairs, its West restaurant is familiar to food lovers as a chic and clubby night-time space.
Make a night of it with its “#lazysundayafternoonswestpackage”, which includes an early check in on Sunday, a late check out on Monday, €40 food credit for West, overnight accommodation and breakfast the following morning.
You can also add a second night on March 16 from €99 per room.

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