New additions to Ireland’s Blue Book
Travelbag: Lough Erne Resort celebrates 10 years; Westbury and Gaiety team up for panto season, spend Christmas in a teepee
Castle Grove Country House has joined Ireland’s Blue Book for 2018. use as - MAIN PIC
A selection of new properties have joined Ireland’s Blue Book for 2018. Castle Grove Country House in Co Donegal, Glenlo Abbey in Galway, Virginia Park Lodge in Co Cavan and private rental property Killadangan House in Co Mayo have all been given the prestigious guide’s seal of approval. For a full list of properties and to book your stay visit irelands-blue-book.ie.
Tenth Year Treat
Five-star Lough Erne Resort and Spa in Co Fermanagh is celebrating 10 years since it officially opened. The estate is famed for hosting the G8 Summit in 2013 and for introducing Ireland’s first Thai spa to a five-star resort. Its also where Rory McIlroy set a course record of 68 which remains unbeaten. Check out their special anniversary packages atlougherneresort.com.
Tech A Go-Go / Travel Smart
Irish travel site Click&Go has been ranked 23rd in the 2017 Deloitte Technology Fast 50, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Ireland. The user-friendly website allows customers to combine flights, hotel and transfers into one holiday package, with one final price upfront. The edge the site offers is its offline experience - travellers can seek support from a customer care team, dedicated to ensuring holidays run smoothly post-booking. For a full ranking of leading Irish tech companies visit fast50.ie and see clickandgo.com.
The Westbury’s annual collaboration with The Gaiety returns with this year with their Enchanting Pantomime Experience. Two adults and two children are invited to stay at the city-centre five-star where they’ll be treated to festive surprises and tickets for The Gaiety’s Rapunzel pantomime along with a copy of the classic fairytale book. On returning to the hotel after the show, little ones can feast on cookies and hot chocolate before cosying up in a fairytale teepee. The Enchanting Pantomime Experience at The Westbury is available from €530. Book directly with the hotel’s reservations team on +353 1 646 3333.