Try some Kerry gin, get great value in Turkey and stay in a 5-star in London

Great Escapes to Barbados, Monaghan, Florida and a fabulous food experience in Dublin

Kusadasi in Turkey. The country  can be summed up as a country where every taste can be catered for. Photograph: iStock

Kusadasi in Turkey. The country can be summed up as a country where every taste can be catered for. Photograph: iStock

 

Ginalicious in the Ross

The Ross Hotel in Killarney has the biggest collection of gins in the country, including their own house developed gin. The boutique hotel in the centre of Killarney will celebrate 80 years next year. With 29 stylish rooms, it is the sister hotel of the Killarney Park Hotel. Stay for three nights bed and breakfast and one dinner for two from €460, theross.ie, 064-34000.

Relax in Monaghan

Welcome the weekend the right way and escape for a relaxing overnight stay at the elegant 4-star Hillgrove Hotel in Monaghan. On the outskirts of charming Monaghan Town and only an hour’s drive from both Dublin and Belfast, the Hillgrove Hotel is the perfect destination for a Friday night to unwind after a hectic week. Enjoy one night bed and breakfast in one of the hotel’s stylish and comfortable bedrooms and pop open the complimentary bottle of bubbles which will be waiting for you in your room on arrival.

Also included is one hour’s access to the thermal suite in the Hillgrove Hotel’s recently refurbished Lir Spa & Wellness Centre, a beautiful tranquil space where you can enjoy some well-deserved pampering in the thermal suite’s herbal sauna, hydrotherapy pool, pedi spa, ice fountain, monsoon showers, outdoor hot tub and relaxation rooms.

Family stays from €250 per night and one dinner, B&B, www.hillgrovehotel.com.

Great offers in Turkey

Turkey can be summed up in one sentence - there is something for everyone, a country where every taste can be catered for. A fascinating place where East meets West. Traditions and history on your doorstep and yet it boasts modern holiday resort facilities. Any written description of Turkey cannot come close to experiencing it for yourself. Feel the warmth of the welcome, taste the fabulous food, hear the haunting sounds of the minarets, smell the spices and see for yourself all that this fabulous country has to offer. Esat Hotel Kusadasi from €399pps in July, Golden Day Wings Hotel from €499pps and the Happy Apartments from €659pps.

Short breaks in London

Enjoy London for a few days in the well located St Martins or Sanderson Hotels. Overnight at St Martins from £263/€297 or stay in the Sanderson from £500/€565, morganhotels.com.

Explore Dublin’s Food Trail

The Westbury Hotel and Fabulous Food Trails have teamed up to give you a great Dublin food experience. The experience includes a luxury overnight stay for two in a beautifully appointed suite, admission for two on a Fabulous Food Trail and a full Irish breakfast the following morning. The Fabulous Food Trail overnight experience is available from €590 per night and can be enjoyed on Friday or Saturday only. Bookings can be made through the hotel on 01 6463333/ westbury_reservations@doylecollection.com.

Club Med - All Inclusive

Enjoy the Club Med experience at the Sandpiper Bay Resort in Florida. The 10-night holidays is all inclusive from September 13th, €1,560pps, sunwayclubmed.ie

Barbados - €500 less

Save up to €500 per person on seven night stays at the four-star Bougainvillea Barbados, for 2019 travel completed by 31st October, 2019 if booked before 31st October, 2018. The offer means that this holiday now costs from €1,049 per person. Located on the island’s south coast, the hotel is close to fabulous restaurants, lively bars and gorgeous beaches. Amenities on site include two pools, swim-up bar and New Karma spa while refurbished suites are spacious and elegantly furnished with ocean, pool and garden views.

Based on two sharing on a room only basis and includes return flights from Dublin and transfers.