Cliff at Lyons to open new restaurant ‘inspired by the Irish larder’

Travel Bag: James Joyce suite reopens at the Intercontinental Hotel, and TUI revamps its booking app


The James Joyce suite at the Intercontinental Hotel will be relaunched this month. A favourite with literary buffs, the suite can be booked as a one-bed or a three-bed interconnecting room, making it the most spacious hotel suite in Dublin. It comes with antique furniture, a separate dining room, fully stocked bar, king-size bedroom, luxurious Italian marble bathroom, and a collection of James Joyce's famous works. It is one of three literary-inspired spaces in the five-star hotel, alongside the WB Yeats and The Lady Gregory. From €5,000 a night at

Smart booking

Travel group TUI has revamped its holiday booking app. It now allows users to see the latest offers and deals, book and manage their trip, and store itineraries and boarding passes. It also has a holiday countdown feature, and destination guides. Download the TUI app for free from the App Store or Google Play, and book a trip to one of their new destinations this year, which include Paphos in Cyprus and Dalaman in Turkey.

Lyons share 

The Cliff at Lyons will a new standalone restaurant, Aimsir, on May 8th. Chef Jordan Bailey has created a menu "inspired by the Irish larder". Dinner will be served Wednesdays to Saturdays, seating just 24 guests. Enjoy an overnight stay, breakfast, a signature Aimsir welcome drink and tasting menu for two from €390 at

Wild Atlantic Kerry

Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa in Tralee is celebrating spring with a new Wild Atlantic Way package. A two-night stay in a superior king room with breakfast, a Dingle Gin and tonic on arrival, a Voya seaweed bath in your room plus access to access to Nádúr Spa Thermal Suite and Fitness Suite from €155 pps. See