Great escapes: New York dining to a relaxing retreat in Portugal

Fly from Cork for some winter sun from €350pp or book an autumn break in Killarney

The Lisbon coast

The Lisbon coast

 

Restaurant deals in New York

NYC Restaurant Week summer 2018 is in 26th year and reservations can be booked on NYCgo.com. A new prix-fixe lunch offer has been added with a two-course (appetiser and entrée) menu priced at $26 ($22) and the usual a three-course at $42 (€36). More than 380 restaurants are involved. The discount dining programme runs from July 23rd to August 17th.

 Beach retreat in Portugal

Troia, a laid-back beach retreat about an hour from Lisbon, has a number of special events and activities over the summer season. Troia, which is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Arrábida mountain range, can be reached by a short ferry ride. Activities include exploring the nearby Roman ruins,tasting local specialities at a street food festival, watching classic film favourites at open-air cinema sessions or experiencing the local countryside through a horseback ride. Rates are from €112 per night.

Details: http://www.troiaresort.pt/en/

Winter sun holidays flying from Cork

View over the new yacht harbour Marina Rubicon and Playa Blanca in Lanzarote.
View over the new yacht harbour Marina Rubicon and Playa Blanca in Lanzarote.

Take a break from the Irish winter to sun destinations flying from Cork. Shandon Travel have week long holidays to Lanzarote and the Algarve from €350pp, including flights and accommodation. For more information call 021- 427 7094/ 01- 6965135 or email info@shandontravel.ie

Autumn break in Killarney

Pubs and bars in Killarney.
Pubs and bars in Killarney.

The Killarney Park hotel is located in the centre of town and close to Killarney National Park. The Treacy family have owned and run the hotel for the last 25 years. They have autumn breaks from €300 for two for two nights B&B and one dinner.

Details: www. killarneyparkhotel.ie

Cyprus

The Constantinou Bros Athena Beach Hotel (four star) has a beachfront location with sea views, and is popular with families and couples. The hotel says a favourite with the Irish market is the premium package, with an all-inclusive plus option, which includes selected international branded drinks, a stocked mini-bar on arrival and a choice of dining options.

Seven nights B&B, with a twin room in July from €999pp, August from €939pp and September from €1059pp.

Details: www.classic-collection.co.uk