Latest Irish news on the top weekend breaks

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Ireland offers some excellent weekend break destinations. Read on for the latest Irish news on weekend breaks.

Cork City

Cork is the second largest city in Ireland and has a lot to offer. The Clarion Hotel Cork currently has a special offer of dinner, bed and breakfast starting from only €69 per person sharing per night. This offer is available from May to August 2011. Their excellent facilities include full leisure club with 18 metre swimming pool and a Spa room.

Galway City

Galway is located in the west and is the party capital of Ireland! There are a range of events and festivals on throughout the year, including the famous Galway Races on the last week in July. Jurys Inn Galway is located right in the heart of the city. Their spacious rooms can accommodate up to 3 adults in comfort.


Westport is a charming town located at the foot of Croagh Patrick mountain in Co. Mayo. Westport House is a superb 19th century building with an excellent lake and garden setting. Fishing, sailing and surfing are all popular activities in the area.


Doolin is a small seaside town situated on the northwest coast of Co. Clare. The town is famous for its traditional music sessions. Doolin is located a short distance from the Cliffs of Moher, Lisdoonvarna and Lahinch. In the village there are a range of excellent accommodation options to choose from. This includes hotels, hostels, B and B's, camping sites and self catering cottages.

Kilkenny City

Kilkenny is a medieval city and is a popular destination for weekend breaks. The historic castle is one of the city's major attractions. The Kilkenny Arts Festival runs from the 5th to the 14th August 2011. There are a number of 5 star hotels in the city offering luxurious spa treatments.

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