Check in: Dublin airport launches new baby rooms
Something for doggie lovers, a Limerick-to-do list and some deals
Dublin airport has unveiled baby-feeding rooms in Terminal 1 and 2. The facilities offer parents a quiet and private space in which to fuel little ones. Photograph: Courtesy Dublin Airport
Babies on board
Dublin airport is tending to its youthful demographic with its most recent update – opening dedicated baby-feeding rooms in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. The new rooms offer parents on the go a quiet and private space in which to fuel little ones. Located just beyond the passenger security screening besides the retail area in Terminal 2 and near the food and beverage area in Terminal 1, the new areas are equipped with a highchair, seating, a microwave and a bottle warmer. For more see dublinairport.com
Stena Line has launched a campaign in collaboration with Tourism Ireland and Britain encouraging holiday-makers to travel from Fishguard to Rosslare for the perfect mini break. The highlighted points of interest include the Ancient East, Wexford, Waterford and Kilkenny, and aims to attract Londoners, those living in southwest England and Wales to come visit. For more see stenaline.ie
Walk in the park
This Sunday, September 10th, Herbert Park is set to be overtaken by four-legged friends. The 2017 Doggie Do is a celebration of all things mutt, featuring cultural talks with dog-loving artists and writers, photography demos, a dog and human look-alike competition, and a canine costume competition. Hosted by Darren Kenne
Join the Hunt The five-star Savoy Hotel has teamed up with The Hunt Museum for a new package. Stay from €89 per person sharing overnight with breakfast and get complimentary entry to view the museum’s new Jack B Yeats and Paul Henry exhibition until September 30th. savoylimerick.com
Food trails Inspired by the history of Limerick’s bacon industry, the Pigtown Culture and Food Series is a new programme of themed events throughout September and October focusing on Limerick’s unique heritage through its food. See limerick.ie for more.
A new festival celebrating Limerick’s connection with New York takes place October 5th-15th across the city. Expect music, guest speakers, pop-up exhibitions and more. thisisiny.com
Use this app to locate monuments and historic points of interest throughout 60 different countries. Available on iTunes and Android.
Wexford’s five-star spa retreat Monart has created a new midweek pamper package just in time for autumn. Enjoy an overnight stay in a deluxe room with breakfast and a table d’hote dinner in the restaurant, then choose a treatment – tension release massage, a silky skin body scrub or a reviver facial – and top it all off with use of the thermal suite and the sauna ritual. Stay from €169 per person sharing with the Midweek Haven break, Monday to Thursday, from September 1st. monart.ie
DEALS WITH JOAN SCALES
Portugal: where the September sun is very pleasant, a week in the Janelas do Mar apartments from €379pps. Price includes flights, accommodation and transfers. Clickandgo.com, 1- 5397777.
Vilnius: Explore Lithuania’s capital on a three-night trip to the Baltic city. See the UNESCO listed old town and its medieval cobbled streets. The trip includes a guided tour. From €299 pps. traveldepartment.ie, 1-6371650.
Vietnam: join a small group tour to get an insight of Vietnam. The 11-day tour will visits Hanoi, Saigon, Mekong Delta, Hoi An, Hue and a Halong Bay cruise, in November from €2,249pps. Discovertravel.ie, 1850200544.