Sligo foodie tours, Barcelona ecoluxury, Cork staycation

Travel deals: Plan an escape with these holiday ideas in Ireland and abroad

Dylan dandy

The Dylan Hotel, off Upper Baggot Street in Dublin, has unveiled a redesign that includes a new restaurant, bar, terrace and residents' cocktail room. The hotel is dotted with new noteworthy pieces, including two handcrafted oak side desks created by the Irish furniture maker John Lee, artwork including a portrait by Cian McLoughlin, and a new restaurant, the Eddison, which is home to a moss installation designed by Bronagh Harte of Ginkgo Flowers.

Eco stay

Looking for a sustainable-friendly getaway this year? The five-star Barcelona Central Hotel, in the heart of the Spanish city, uses a host of modern efficiency systems, from LED lights and occupancy sensors to thermal insulation and solar panels that generate energy for the building. Rooms from €106.

Savouring Sligo

Foodies might want to check out the food tours set to take to the streets of Sligo this month. Participants on the 3½-hour walk will visit some of the town's most inventive food establishments, led by the local food innovators Hans and Gaby Wieland. The first tour is on Friday, April 12th, and it costs €60 per person, plus booking fee.

Easter in Cork

For families in need of a staycation this Easter, the five-star Hayfield Manor hotel, in Cork, has deal that might tempt you. Its two-night Easter family break, which starts at €449 a night, includes a full Irish breakfast, prosecco on arrival for adults, and a chocolate gift for children in the grounds of the hotel, access to the Beautique Spa and leisure centre, plus dinner one evening in the Garden Bistro.