Cantabria

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The MV Connemara will have the capacity to carry 300-400 car passengers all of whom can avail of cabin accommodation on the 26 hour crossing down to the historic port city of Santander in Cantabria.

It’s taken 14 years to come to fruition but when the Brittany Ferries ship the MV Connemara sails past Roche’s Point at the mouth of Cork Harbour on W(...)

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Tour Thailand Take in three destinations in Thailand with Cassidytravel. Spend two nights in Bangkok, five nights in Koh Samui, five nights in Phuket(...)

Castro Urdiales is a medieval seafaring and fishing village  on the Cantabrian coast

Ireland’s geographical position on Earth is changing just a little bit this summer; from May we shall be reconnected to Spain, as we were before the i(...)

Los Empalaos: one of the Maundy Thursday penitents in Valverde de la Vera. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty
Fiesta season in medieval Spain
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  • February 17, 2018, 06:00

The Spanish love a fiesta, and nowhere more so than in the mountains of Extremadura, where they don’t do things by halves. In the town of Villanueva d(...)

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a museum of modern and contemporary art designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry in 1997

The announcement by Britanny Ferries that it is to begin a ferry service from Cork to Santander will not be the first time Irish travellers have taken(...)

 Wax worm caterpillars seen eating a piece of plastic. They normally thrive on beeswax. Photograph: CSIC Communications Department/PA Wire

Moth larvae could potentially revolutionise how the world disposes of plastic waste after an accidental discovery by a scientist and amateur beekeeper(...)

The Fifth Division of Replacements arrive and give the word that the troops of Navarre have come to fight in the Spanish Civil War, circa 1936. Photograph: Three Lions/Getty Images

The only Irishman known to have fought with the Basque army during the Spanish Civil War was remembered at an event in Dublin this weekend marking the(...)

Five evening masterclasses in regional Spanish food and wine for €125

Jamie Oliver caused quite a stir by including chorizo in his paella recently, and the world of Spanish gastronomy wasn’t slow to let him know the erro(...)

Travel: Escape to España

Conil de la Frontera, Cadiz Why: This modern take on an Andalusian white town is within easy reach of Cadiz, Seville and Jerez, and boasts stretches (...)

Spain’s King Felipe with Catalan governor Artur Mas after his arrival for their meeting at the Zarzuela palace in Madrid last month. Photograph: Andrea Comas/ Reuters

It was an awkward photo opportunity: King Felipe VI posing next to the regional premier of Catalonia, Artur Mas, ahead of their hour-long meeting at t(...)

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