The Continental Christmas Market in Galway, running from November 21st to December 22nd

What: Continental Christmas Market Where: Galway When: November 21st – December 22nd It’s only been going five years and yet it is Irel(...)

Get away at home If you want a little pre-Christmas detox, the Cliff House Hotel (thecliffhousehotel.com) in Ardmore, Co Waterford is runnin(...)

 The city of Jyväskylä, which  is in central Finland, some 270km from the capital, Helsinki.

Our daughter goes to the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, for one semester in January 2015. Is there a direct flight from Dublin to Jyväskylä, or (...)

The Metropolitan Opera House in New York
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Can you help friends of mine who wish to visit the New York Metropolitan Opera this year? They are looki(...)

 Aer Lingus has added Pula to its destinations, bringing the Istrian peninsula and pretty towns such as Porec within easy reach for short breaks and holidays
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We have travelled to Dubrovnik and surrounding Islands for the last seven years. We love it but find it getting increasingly more expensive. I see Aer(...)

A group tour of Salzburg in Austria, birthplace of Mozart and setting for The Sound of Music, also includes a visit to a ski resort and a concert
12 getaways of Christmas

A Wales of a timeIf you’re looking to take the kids away somewhere not too far, but still a world away, bag yourself a luxury lodge at Bluestone resor(...)

Sign up to deal sites serving your holiday destination six weeks or so before you travel

Timing is off Depending on your circumstances you should either book your holiday well in advance or leave it until the last minute. If you’re tr(...)