Gin in Killarney, weekend bubbly, last-minute deals for July 7th

Great Escapes: Barbados, Florida, Monaghan, London – and a Dublin food trail experience

Ring of Kerry: the Ross Hotel, in Killarney, says it has the biggest collection of gins in Ireland

Ring of Kerry: the Ross Hotel, in Killarney, says it has the biggest collection of gins in Ireland

 

Ginalicious in the Ross

The Ross Hotel in Killarney says it has the biggest collection of gins in the country, all listed in its Gin Bible, including its own house-developed gin. The boutique hotel, in the centre of the Co Kerry town, is offering three nights’ B&B and one dinner from €460 for two; theross.ie; 064-6631855.

Put some fizz in your weekend

The four-star Hillgrove Hotel, an hour or so from both Dublin and Belfast, on the outskirts of Monaghan town, says a bottle of bubbly will be waiting in your room if you take up its Sip & Stay deal. A night’s B&B comes with an hour’s access (except Saturdays) to the thermal suite in its recently refurbished Lir Spa & Wellness Centre, which includes a herbal sauna, hydrotherapy pool, pedi spa, ice fountain, monsoon showers, outdoor hot tub and relaxation rooms. Prices from €99 per room; hillgrovehotel.com, 047-81288.

Short breaks in London

The well-located St Martins Lane hotel, in Covent Garden, has overnight stays from £263/€297. Its sister Sanderson, in the West End, starts at £500/€565 per night; morganshotelgroup.com/London.

Dublin’s Food Trail

The Westbury Hotel and Fabulous Food Trails have teamed up to offer a luxury Friday- or Saturday-night stay for two in a suite with tickets for a trail and a full Irish breakfast the following morning. It costs from €590 per night at 01-6463333 or westbury_reservations@doylecollection.com, or see here.

Club Med All Inclusive

You can sample the Club Med experience at the Sandpiper Bay Resort, in Florida. It’s offering a 10-night all-inclusive holiday from September 13th for €1,560pps; clubmedsunway.ie.

Barbados with €500 off

You can save up to €500 per person on seven-night stays at the four-star Bougainvillea Barbados, for travel in 2019 (completed by October 31st) if booked before October 31st, 2018. The offer means that this holiday now costs from €1,049 per person, based on two sharing, on a room-only basis, with return flights from Dublin and transfers. The resort is on the island’s south coast, close to good restaurants, bars and beaches, and its amenities include two pools, a swim-up bar and a spa; sunway.ie, 01-2311866.

Last minute offers from Sunway

All from Dublin, departing Saturday, July 7th.

Turkey: Esat Hotel (three-star); seven nights’ B&B from €299pp.

Spain, Costa del Sol: Timor Sol Apartments (three-star); seven nights’ self-catering from €349pp.

Italy, Sorrento: Ulisse Deluxe Hotel (two-start-plus); seven nights’ B&B from €349pp.

Spain, Gran Canaria: Monte Verde Apartments (two-star); seven nights’ self-catering from €299pp.

Bulgaria: Lira Hotel (three-star); seven nights’ B&B from €349pp.