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THE MUSIC EVENT: This Weekend’s Groove Festival – Tickets Still Available

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This weekend’s weather forecast is actually pretty good, but even if there’s a downpour or three, when has bad weather ever stopped Irish music lovers from congregating to experience their favourite acts. The Cable Music Group is bringing Groove, a brand new diverse music festival to the Killruddery Estate in Bray Co. Wicklow this weekend, promising a hassle-free event complete with some … [Read more...]

WIN! A TWO NIGHT BREAK FOR TWO PLUS DINNER AND SPA TREATMENTS AT THE GLENVIEW HOTEL & LEISURE CLUB

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If you’re looking for the perfect breakaway destination then why not head to the breath-taking Glen of the Downs with a stay at the Glenview Hotel & Leisure Club. Just a 30 minute drive from Dublin city and surrounded by spectacular views, it the ideal close to home getaway! The 4-star luxury Glenview Hotel & Leisure Club in County Wicklow is set on over 30 acres of woodland walks, … [Read more...]

FOODIE FRIDAY: THE BUTLER’S PANTRY CELEBRATES 25 YEARS

Butler's Pantry

The Butler’s Pantry celebrate their 25th birthday at their stores in Clontarf, Donnybrook, Mount Merrion Avenue, Rathgar, Sandymount, Monkstown, Sandycove and Greystones tomorrow, Saturday November 10th. There will be 25% off the special Butler’s Pantry anniversary, lots of special offers and family entertainment. There will also be the opportunity to win a home-cooked meal every day for a … [Read more...]

FOODIE FRIDAY: WILD & SLOW FOOD FESTIVAL 2012 AT MACREDDIN VILLAGE, WICKLOW

Wild Food

Autumn is officially coming to a close, nature’s bounty has been harvested and winter is almost upon us. Celebrating all thing foodie, wild and Irish, Slow Food Ireland’s National Wild Food Festival will once again take place in Wicklow on the weekend of November 10th and 11th. Wild & Slow 2012 showcases and celebrates everything that is great about Irish food - fresh, local, … [Read more...]

5 OF THE BEST: IRELAND’S TOP SPA HOTELS

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Relaxing spa breaks for essential pampering Aghadoe Heights Hotel and Spa, Killarney, Co. Kerry The multiple award-winning, five-star Aghadoe Heights Hotel and Spa overlooks the Lakes of Killarney in the heart of County Kerry. Blessed with its breath-taking location and contemporary elegance, visiting Aghadoe Heights is a truly unique experience. The spectacular surroundings are echoed by … [Read more...]

SUMMER DAYS IN THE GARDEN OF IRELAND

Brooklodge

A Daily Update favourite, the BrookLodge Hotel and Wells Spa, in Aughrim, Co. Wicklow, is currently offering a lovely three day getaway break; which includes dinner on two evenings in the Strawberry Tree restaurant - Ireland’s only certified wild and organic restaurant – and Italian eaterie, La Taverna Armento. Also included is a choice of either a round of golf on the Paul McGinley designed … [Read more...]

MIDWEEK INDULGENCE: PAYOT FACIAL AT DRUIDS GLEN RESORT

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At an event to mark the arrival of the Payot skincare brand at the Spa at Druids Glen Resort in Wicklow last month, I was invited to try the new Hydra Experience treatment; lucky me! This luxurious hour-long therapy, promising more hydration, more radiance and more freshness for the skin, incorporates some of Payot’s most effective products, as well as the classic modellage technique. The … [Read more...]

ELAINE BUTLER-DOOLIN’S VALENTINE’S BEAUTY WISH LIST

Valentine's Gift Guide

We have come to know St. Valentine’s Day as a day of love and sentiment when lovers exchange gifts and cards to express their affections. Some say it’s a day created by the greeting card industry but personally I love to receive a gift (or two!) sent with love. Here is my wish list for Valentine’s day. You don’t have to spend a fortune to give something special! As the song goes … [Read more...]

MIDWEEK INDULGENCE

Brooklodge

After a very busy few weeks, I felt I had earned some time out for a spot of rest and relaxation. So I booked an over-nighter at the BrookLodge Hotel & Wells Spa in Wicklow, grabbed my dear friend Sandy and hopped in to the car for our little jaunt down the country. Surrounded by the spectacular scenery of the Wicklow countryside, BrookLodge is a haven of relaxation situated in the sleepy … [Read more...]