McGregor v Mayweather fight deal
Check-in: a night at the Proms, catch and dine in Thailand and lazy days at Lyrath
MMA and UFC star Conor McGregor and boxer Floyd Mayweather Jnr: Las Vegas showdown on August 26th. Photograph: PA wire
Travel deals with Joan Scales
Las Vegas – Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather special: One of the most hyped and most anticipated fights in boxing history is on – the bout will take place at on August 26th at the T-Mobile arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada. Four-night package to Las Vegas on August 25th, from €699pps. Fight tickets not included, sunway.ie, (01) 2311800.
Cyprus: New airline Cobalt will fly twice weekly to Cyprus from Dublin, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, until October 31st. Fares to Larnaca are from €110-€170 each way. cobalt.aero.
Costa del Sol: Family offer for August staying in Benalmadena at the Flatotel International in a one-bedroom apartment from €390pps on August 17th. steintravel.ie, (01) 5175990.
Catch Of The Day
Set on a stretch of secluded white sand beach in Khao Lak, just a 55-minutedrive north of Phuket Airport, Thailand’s five-star resort The Sarojin offers guests a little taste of heaven with their latest package.
The team here have a launched a “Catch and Dine” experience, inviting guests to spend a day with local fishermen aboard a long tail fishing boat foraging on the Andaman Sea, followed by a lunch of their own freshly caught fish.
Whether you stay here or just experience the day trip, it’s a perfect way to savour all that the local culture has to offer. The package includes equipment, soft drinks and three-course dinner with soft drinks from €153. sarojin.com
Stobart Air will launch a new route from Dublin to London from October 29th. Up to three flights will take to the skies per day direct from Dublin to London Southend Airport, which offers a rail link into the heart of London in just 45 minutes. Fares start from €29.99 one way, including taxes and charges. flybe.com
Fancy an evening at the Proms? The BBC Proms in the Park takes place in the grounds of Castle Coole, a National Trust property in Co Fermanagh, on Saturday, September 9th, this year. Apply for tickets online – but hurry: you have until July 10th to be in with a chance. bbc.co.uk
Donegal: The Earagail Arts Festival takes place from July 4th-23rd, celebrating all things cultural. Based in Letterkenny, this year’s event focuses on Irish and international folk music and family fun. eaf.ie.
Galway: The annual Film Fleadh takes over the city from July 11th-16th, packed full of cinematic treats, talks and exclusive screenings. galwayfilmfleadh.com
Laze In Lyrath
Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny is not the first location that comes to mind when you dream of a family escape. However, the super luxe stately house is upping the family appeal, with the addition of a new summer package.
Stay for two nights B&B with dinner on one evening in either their La Perla or Yindees Restaurant, let kids enjoy the on-site Reilly’s Fun Club (with free morning and evening activities), and a family pass to the Kilkenny Medieval Mile museum. The estate’s playground, bikes, walking trails, private cinema, console room and swimming pool are sure to keep small ones and adults entertained all stay long. From €279 per adult based on two adults and children sharing. lyrath.com
Get Appy: Pretty Streets
This app offers detailed walking tour itineraries through Dublin, London, and Paris. Available on Android and iTunes. pretty-streets.com