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Wishing our valued readers, their friends and families a very happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year 2014. May the cares of 2013 be put behind you and replaced with the hopes of new opportunities and happy times in 2014! Personally, I'm not a fan of the song Auld Lang Syne but I love this haunting version from the first Sex and the City movie. Enjoy! [youtube p9m9DuhHBAo]   … [Read more...]


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Wishing all of our valued readers and their families a very Merry Christmas, a joyous festive season and great things for the New Year, 2013! Love and best wishes, Declan Leavy and the Daily Update team xx     … [Read more...]

TRAVEL: 10 Places You Should Ring in the New Year at Least Once


New Year’s Eve celebrations and customs may vary around the world, but in most places, New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest party days of the year. For many, simply spending the night with close friends and family is the best way to celebrate. While it’s certainly a great way to ring in the New Year, there are many people who like to turn it up a notch. The following cities are by no … [Read more...]

TRAVEL HEALTH: Tropical Holiday Survival Essentials

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Last month I took a trip to Thailand to experience the islands and take in one or two Full Moon parties. Pre-holiday, I was warned of the potential perils of a tropical holiday. Food poisoning, traveller’s diarrhoea, mosquito bites and sunburn can seriously wreck a trip so I armed myself with a veritable arsenal of supplements, sprays and lotions to prevent any holiday nasties. During my … [Read more...]

DESIGNER HOTELS: Armani Hotel Dubai

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Soaring high above Downtown Dubai in the iconic Burj Khalifa, Armani Hotel Dubai is the world’s first hotel designed and developed by Giorgio Armani. Reflecting the pure elegance, simplicity and sophisticated comfort that define Armani’s signature style, the hotel is the realisation of the designer’s long-held dream to bring his sophisticated style to life in the most complete way and … [Read more...]

DESIGNER HOTELS: Maison Moschino Milan

Maison Mosc

A very whimsical first hotel from the popular designer label, Milan's Maison Moschino opened in February 2012 in a renovated 18th-century railway station, near the suitably stylish streets of Corso Como. Like the Italian luxury fashion house, the hotel exhibits a surrealist aesthetic that conjures humour rather than confusion in its guests. The 65 rooms are decorated in 16 fairy tale themes to … [Read more...]

THE DAILY UPDATE’S BIRTHDAY: Win Family Passes to Tayto Park

Mr Tayto on Rope Bridges(1)

Enjoy Tayto Park for longer – now open 7 days from 8am-10pm this August. With over 100 attractions, including exotic wildlife, play areas, thrilling experiences, great food and a tour of The Tayto Factory, it’s an unforgettable day out for all ages! Tayto Park is a 100% Irish owned company and premium destination for family fun and activities. It's the perfect place to see and learn … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Brazilian Tourists Make Video to Celebrate the Great Irish Summer of 2013

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Well now, wasn't that a mighty fine summer? The little Irish summer that could, so to speak! We're positive that it won't be many years before we enjoy another blistering season, but lest we forget the Great Summer of 2013, two Brazilian tourists have very kindly put together a little video to celebrate sunny Ireland and all its beauty. Brazilians Gustavo Koruntai and Lu Guimares put … [Read more...]

BEACH GETAWAY: Kelly’s Resort Hotel & Spa Rosslare, Wexford – Review

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I’ve visited Kelly’s several times and it’s always so hard to leave. Bill Kelly and family have worked strenuously to create a luxury, yet laid-back and relaxing spa resort that boasts gorgeous rooms, stunning views, an award-winning spa and a first class location by the sea. On the pampering front, SeaSpa’s Thermal Suite relaxation facilities are enough to keep me happy; from the … [Read more...]

WEBSITE MAINTENANCE: We’re Having a Bit of Work Done!

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Hi there, Thanks for visiting TheDailyUpdate.ie today. We’re currently having some essential maintenance work carried out but click around and have a read of some of our older posts and features, including fashion and beauty, as well as social snaps from some of the summer’s hottest events. We turn two in August so be sure to keep an eye out for our fantastic birthday celebration … [Read more...]