Make waves on Ireland's waterways

Travel Bag: Some of the best bank holiday escapes on offer in Ireland

Ireland’s Waterways website offers a bucket list of water, cycle and walking adventures.

Ireland’s Waterways website offers a bucket list of water, cycle and walking adventures.

 

Anyone in need of activity inspiration would do well to check out Ireland’s dedicated Waterways website, headintotheblue.ie. The carefully curated site offers a bucket list of water, cycle and walking adventures stretching the length and breadth of the country’s rivers, lakes and canals, from paddle boarding in Lough Derg to canal boating in Kildare. For more, visit headintotheblue.ie.

Shannon charades

This Easter Sunday and Monday, make your way to King John’s Castle and Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, from 12pm-5pm, for two days of family fun. There’ll be a circus, a 52ft crocodile obstacle course, stilt walkers, face painting and plenty more, ensuring the entire clan is kept busy. Visit shannonheritage.com for more.

The yoke in Croke

Make your way to Croke Park between April 12th and 17th, where the stadium will host a series of Easter egg hunts of epic proportions. Follow the trail of Cluasóg, the hare, from the Players’ Lounge all the way to the top tier for a bird’s eye view of the capital, seeking and finding Easter eggs along the way. Tickets for little ones starts from €9, visit crokepark.ie for more.

The Cliff At Lyons launches its Spring Into Summer package this month.
The Cliff At Lyons launches its Spring Into Summer package this month.

Transitional travel

The Cliff At Lyons launches its Spring Into Summer package this month, a luxurious escape for those in need of a little April pick-me-up. Stay in one of the luxury Estate Rooms in the 18th-century village in Celbridge, Co Kildare, with a three-course evening meal in the Trellis restaurant, a €15 spa credit valid for treatments of over one-hour or more at The Well in The Garden and breakfast the following morning from €129 per person sharing. Available until May 31st, visit cliffatlyons.ie

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