Great escapes: From Galway races pampering to the pyramids of Egypt

Maria Doyle Kennedy has four concerts at Hook Lighthouse in Co Wexford

Historic heroes and present day paradise

Visit the tomb of King Tutankhamun and see the ancient Pyramids and timeworn Sphinx with a visit to Egypt.

It is an enchanting land of marvels, myths, and wonders old and new, perfect for the culturally curious travellers.

Get a 12-day trip fully inclusive from €4,199pps on


Maria Doyle Kennedy to host four concerts at Hook Lighthouse

Singer, songwriter and actress Maria Doyle Kennedy will host four evening concerts at the world's oldest intact operational lighthouse - Hook Lighthouse on August 10th and 11th and August 24th and 25th, 2018.

This event will take place as part of National Heritage Week, which takes place from August 18th to 26th.

Other events at Hook Lighthouse include historical tours, family fun Sunday, musical evenings, a stargazing night and a whale and dolphin group day at the Lighthouse located on the Hook Peninsula in Co Wexford.

Tickets from €35.

September offers from Gohop

If you’re looking for an adult-only getaway then September is the perfect time. Temperatures are still high enough to keep you basking by the pool, resorts are quieter due to the kids being back in school and the prices are cheaper.

GoHop is offering seven nights in the 4 star Quinta Pedra dos Bicos in Portugal on a self-catering basis from only €257pp. The price includes return flights from Dublin, 7 nights' accommodation, taxes and charges. Based on two people sharing.

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Fly away with Emirates

Emirates has announced a big sale on flights from Dublin. Starting from €495 you can book between July 23rd and August 7th for travel from September 3rd to May 31st, 2019. Bali from €731, Singapore from €597, Mauritius from €750 and Cape Town from €697,

Walt Disney World Resort: Buy seven days and get seven more for free

If you are planning an Orlando holiday this year it might be worth checking out Attraction Tickets Direct, which is offering 14 day tickets for the price of seven.

The offer will end on July 31st.

The Disney 14 Day Ultimate Ticket costs €445 per adult and €421 per child, the same price as a seven day ticket, for 2018 ticket bookings only.

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The Galmont Hotel for race day

The 4 star Galmont Hotel & Spa, formerly the Radisson Blu, will set you right for Ladies Day at the Galway races.

The hotel’s spa has announced its pamper package, including mineral make-up application, false eyelashes and hand file & polish for only €60.

Room prices, however, are a different story with Ladies Day, August 3rd, starting at €315 for bed and breakfast.

Carlow break

The Step House Hotel is on the Main Street in Borris, Co Carlow and is made up of a lovely old Georgian house and a pub which has been in the family for five generations.

Located just a stone's throw from the River Barrow and overlooking Mount Leinster, The Step House Hotel has an offer which includes an overnight stay in one of their guest bedrooms, breakfast and a three course dinner for two people in 1808 Bar.

Also included in their 'Summer by the Barrow' package is a Picnic Basket for you to enjoy by the river and a tour of Walsh Whiskey Distillery, Royal Oak.