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Three Irish hotels and a Sting concert in Sardinia

The Park hotel in Kenmare, Co Kerry

The Park hotel in Kenmare, Co Kerry

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Reel deal

Feeling the Oscar buzz this month? Make your way to The Park, Kenmare, where the hotel’s very own 12-seat cinema provides all the screen time you’ll need. Sip on a martini as you watch an Audrey Hepburn classic or enjoy some popcorn with Disney. Stay from €95 pps B&B midweek in March and enjoy a little movie magic each evening at 9.30pm. parkkenmare.com.

Great gardens

Adding to the slew of new hotel openings in the capital this year, the four-star Iveagh Garden Hotel has launched on Harcourt Street. The residence offers 152 bedrooms ranging from deluxe to premium suites with balconies overlooking the historic city centre garden. Then there’s Elle’s, their bar and bistro headed up by chef Darren O’Brien. There is a function room, Downstairs At The Iveagh, that will accommodate up to 300 people for corporate events, weddings and social occasions. For rates and more details visit iveaghgardenhotel.ie.

The lobby of Iveagh Garden Hotel, Dublin
The lobby of Iveagh Garden Hotel, Dublin

Message in a bottle

Forte Village, a family-friendly destination in Sardinia, is set to host Sting in concert this July. Following the resort’s renovation and arena opening in June 2017, the 5,000-seat open-air venue is its latest attraction. Stay from €315 per room per night based on two adults sharing a deluxe bungalow on a half-board basis, while tickets to the concert start from €92. Visit fortevillageresort.com for more. 

Mum’s the word

The Intercontinental Hotel in Dublin
The Intercontinental Hotel in Dublin

Mother’s Day is on March 11th, but for those of you who may have let the holiday slip your mind look to the Intercontinental Hotel in Ballsbridge, who’ll host the perfect brunch to celebrate all things motherly. Treat her to the three-course champagne brunch and handmade pink macaroons to take home from €42pp, and stay overnight with B&B and a 10 per cent discount on spa treatments from €125 pps. Visit intercontinentaldublin.ie to book. 

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