Wild Alpacas, deep breathing and a Dublin gastrobreak on the menu this August

Travel News: Explore Donegal or Kildare and get back in touch with nature

Siobhán Sloane’s Creative by Nature Summer Camps are aimed at 12- to 15-year-olds, and take place in Galway  and Clare in August.

Siobhán Sloane’s Creative by Nature Summer Camps are aimed at 12- to 15-year-olds, and take place in Galway and Clare in August.

 

Go Wild in Donegal

Wild and delicious, the Inishowen peninsula in Donegal is just the ticket for unspoiled wonders. But did you know that new friends to make up north include bears, alpacas and dolphins? From the Wild Alpaca Way, to Wild Ireland, to Pollan Bay, by way of Inish Adventures and Fort Dunree, you’ll need a couple of nights at least.

Don’t forget the Inishowen Maritime Museum and Planetarium at the old Coast Guard Station (inishowenmaritime.com), a truly fascinating spot, from €5. Stay at the boutique Ballyliffin Town House from €149 B&B per room, and €159 if you want golf thrown in.
ballyliffintownhouse.ie

Back to Nature

Got a wistful teen? Forgot to book a summer activity and suddenly realise the dire need for one? Siobhán Sloane’s Creative by Nature Summer Camps are aimed at 12- to 15-year-olds, and take place in Galway (August 10th to 12th) and Clare (August 17th to 19th). Three afternoons of nature art, poems, songs and a spot of deep breathing come in at €75, and you’ll find full details on locations and times online.
findyouressentialnature.ie

Dip into Carton

Following their fabulous refurb, Kildare’s Carton House is pure escapism and lovely through and through. From a spa session to a swim, falconry to hanging out in the whiskey library, your tastes are well and truly catered for.

Yes, there’s golf too. And walking, and picnics. Get 15 per cent off through August, plus 50 per cent off a second interconnecting bedroom by clicking Saver Rate, and Family Saver Offer when you book. Regular rates from €329 per room B&B.
cartonhouse.com

Gift Grub

Stay in Sam Stephenson’s masterpiece (or mad dream) at Number 31. The Central Bank architect designed the Dublin mews as his city pad back in 1957. Since then a 1920s flavour has been added to the Georgian Townhouse at the front, but the risk of getting your eras in a twist is a small price to pay for such a great base.

The new Dine and Stay package adds dinner at nearby DAX or Suesey Street for a beautifully well catered mini break. From €320 for two, dinner B&B.
number31.ie

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