Spring for a spa
A little renewing indulgence can work wonders for mind and body, and there are good offers out there for spring
The seawater pool at Inchydoney
The Salt Cave at Spirit One Spa in Galway
The life Aquatic
Get some marine magic at Inchydoney Island Lodge and spa in West Cork. The ocean views are invigorating enough, but undoubtedly the standout feature of this location is the country’s only indoor heated seawater pool. Enjoying the therapeutic benefits of seawater without freezing your you know what’s off is a real treat, and the marine theme is followed through in the rooms to great effect. Two nights b&b with a choice of treatments from €240pps with 10% discount for Irish Times readers.
With its city centre location, the spa at Galway’s Radisson Blu Hotel is the destination for Hollywood skincare guru Ole Henriksen’s fabulous facials. Botanical ingredients are used throughout to give skin a real spring clean – this is a results based treatment – the benefits last for weeks - and the scent of the products is a wonderful sensory bonus. If you’re visiting, Don’t miss the salt Cave (yes, it’s made of salt) where spending 40 mins inhaling clean salt air is very restoring as well as benefitting respiratory and skin problems. Ole Henriksen facial from €90, salt cave €15 for 45 minute session.
Time with Mum
As tomorrow is Mother’s Day, you could have a lovely break away together at Knockranny House Hotel in Westport. There’s excellent value in its Mother and daughter pamper package which includes one night’s b&b with an evening meal and an hour long treatment at its spa salveo from €160pps.
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Kelly’s Hotel in Rosslaire might be one of the country’s favorite family holiday haunts, but it’s upped it’s spa treatment offer with the electronic beauty system Caci. A non surgical face lifting treatment loved by the likes of J-lo and Madonna (who both have the system at home), it firms and plumps for an energised and toned visage. Recommended Prices from €79 with a special offer of 10 treatments for the price of eight.
Overnight midweek spa break includes dinner, B&B and a 1 hr spa treatment - €165.
It’s no secret that vitamin C is a wonder ingredient for skin, helping cells to renew by stimulating collagen production and fighting off the nasties caused by free radicals. Head to Kilkenny’s Lyrath estate for Kerstin Florian’s Antioxidant Vitamin C facial, which makes the most of all this goodness (it won Irish Tatler’s award for Best Facial in the country in 2011). It’s Escape to Oasis Spa package includes 2 night B&B, dinner and that all important facial for €215pps.