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* In New York free wifi is now available in 20 parks across the city’s five boroughs. In Manhattan, the ATT service is available in Battery Park and in parts of Central Park (the zoo, Rumsey playfield and the Tavern on the Green).

Other locations include Brooklyn Bridge Park, Astoria Park in Queens, and Cloves Lakes Park in Staten Island. For a full list of participating parks see nycgovparks.org.

Catch: For those who want to get away from it all, being connected even in parks could have its drawbacks.

Take note: The MTA MetroCard can be used for both subways and buses in New York, and transfers between the two modes of transport are free (the card costs $29 for a seven-day unlimited pass). Subways and buses run 24 hours a day.

* Outdoors Ireland has a special offer in March and April where two people can go on their Galway adventure trips for the price of one.

You can choose from a kayak tour of Galway city and harbour which normally costs €50 per person, sea kayaking on Galway Bay, also €50, a map reading and hill walking course in the Burren, €155, or rock climbing and abseiling on limestone cliffs, €50.

Catch:Easter and bank holidays not included in the offer.

Take note:See outdoorsireland.comfor details

* The 1933 Double Eagle Coin, the world’s most expensive gold coin, is coming to Europe on tour, courtesy of the Dublin Mint Office and the US Smithsonian Institution. It will be on display at Imma, Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin 8 on March 6th and 7th. Admission is free.

In 2002, a 1933 Double Eagle sold for $7.59 million. There are thought to be 13 in existence .The coin will be displayed alongside other notable US coins.

Catch:non-numismatists in the family might not be as enthusiastic about seeing this rare coin but there are other IMMA exhibitions they can see.

Take note: see imma.ie