Looking forward to a future of travel

Thu, Mar 04, 2021

The top international hotelier, Irishman Brendan Dwyer, was on holidays last February in the Maldives when the pandemic began in China. "We noticed they were taking temperatures at Mali airport on the way home, so it was about to kick off. A week later the big news was coming in from China. And two weeks later the EU were saying we have a problem and a week later it was game over and we had to shut up shop.”

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David McWilliams talks about the impact of the pandemic and the environment on travel

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

David McWilliams has worked all over the world, and speaking on the Travel Tales with Fergal podcast, the top economist says that people need to be aware “of the impact of air travel on the environment” — and reckons he was a bad example with all his jet-setting before the pandemic.

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Listen to Paul Wallace on life touring with Ireland and the Lions

Thu, Feb 18, 2021

The Irish and Lions rugby legend Paul Wallace chats this week on The Travel Tales with Fergal podcast about the mystique of Lions rugby tours, whether this year’s tour to South Africa should go ahead, and his favourite countries to tour including Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and that famous 1997 Lions tour to South Africa. Listen to the podcast below or continue reading.

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Irish family hiking trip on the Tour du Mont Blanc

Thu, Feb 11, 2021

In February 2019, little did I know when I began the mammoth task of planning a hiking trip on the Tour du Mont Blanc for our family of six that it would be our last trip abroad for some time.

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Travel trends — what to expect in 2021

Thu, Jan 07, 2021

By Fergal O'Keeffe

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The Christmas markets of Germany

Thu, Dec 17, 2020

The Galway Advertiser has teamed up with podcast host Fergal O'Keeffe to share soul-lifting travel memories about day-dream worthy destinations. Every week he aims to fuel readers' wanderlust while we all wait for post pandemic travel to hopefully return next year.

There are few countries that do Christmas cheer better than the world renowned Christmas markets in Germany. Unfortunately, all German medieval town squares are empty this year. Even Germany’s world-famous Nuremberg Christmas market has been cancelled for the first time since World War II.

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So There I Was: Buenos Aires

Thu, Dec 10, 2020

Travelling abroad in 2020 has pretty much been a no go option for most of us due to the pandemic. No doubt our travelling itches are growing more irritable by the day so Matt Cassidy is here to provide a few suggestions on where we should go next year (fingers crossed). Here he starts his South American adventure in Buenos Aires.

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So There I Was: Saint Petersburg

Thu, Dec 03, 2020

Travelling abroad in 2020 has pretty much been a no go option for most of us due to the pandemic. No doubt our travelling itches are growing more irritable by the day so Matt Cassidy is here to provide a few suggestions on where we should go next year (fingers crossed). Here he is on his final leg of his Russian journey in Saint Petersburg.

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So there I was; Moscow

Thu, Nov 26, 2020

With the huge attention it garnered from hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup along with the tens of thousands of fans that flocked to the largest country on the planet, a trip to Russia does not hold quite the mystery (or fear) as it once did for many.

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Treat yourself to a weekend staycation this winter at Carna Bay Hotel

Thu, Nov 26, 2020

Óstán Cuan Cárna/Carna Bay Hotel is owned and managed by the Rogers Family and has recently been extensively refurbished and upgraded in March 2020.

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Spoil your loved the Christmas with a gift voucher from The Johnstown Estate

Thu, Nov 26, 2020

If you are searching for a really luxurious gift this Christmas, The Johnstown Estate has gifting all wrapped up. This beautiful hotel, defined by its Georgian Manor, has been fully refurbished, is full of warmth and character and is only 35 minutes from Dublin and 90 minutes from Galway.

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‘Ireland’s ultimate Christmas gift’ - the Go Anywhere Gift Card

Thu, Nov 19, 2020

As November moves swiftly into December, the glorious shining light of the festive season will brighten up our lives for the next six weeks.

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When the time is right: Kylemore Abbey

Thu, Nov 19, 2020

With level five lockdown restrictions imposed throughout the country until at least December 1, travel and visiting places of interest has had to be put on hold for the time being.

No doubt when the 5km is lifted, we will be eager to get sightseeing once again and with that in mind the Galway Advertiser will be highlighting some of Galway’s wonderful gems over the course of lockdown so readers can add them to the must visit list. First up is the splendid Kylemore Abbey.

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The ideal Christmas break

Wed, Nov 11, 2020

The ideal Christmas break is available in one of Ireland’s most famous beauty spots for those looking for an escape from the restrictions of Covid-19. A walk along Salthill’s beautiful promenade is a pleasure any time of the year. Among the many advantages of a stay at The Galway Bay Seaview Apartments is the convenience of a bracing walk on this promenade, the madness of a Christmas morning swim or the pleasure of waving goodbye to 2020 as the New Year’s Eve sun goes down on Galway bay.

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So There I Was: Saint Petersburg

Tue, Nov 10, 2020

Matt Cassidy is back again on his final leg of his Russian journey says you should check out its second city; Saint Petersburg.

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So there I was; Moscow

Tue, Nov 03, 2020

Travelling abroad in 2020 has pretty much been a no go option for most of us due to the pandemic. No doubt our travelling itches are growing more irritable by the day so Matt Cassidy is here to provide a few suggestions on where we should go next year (fingers crossed).

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Galway is voted friendliest city in Europe

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

We may not be able to travel very far at the moment, but Galway is the place to be according to readers of prestigious travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller, who have named it the friendliest city in Europe in the annual Readers' Choice Awards.

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Ryanair announces four week suspension of flights from Ireland West Airport

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Ryanair has announced it will suspend flight operations from Ireland West Airport and the other regional airports from Saturday November 14 until Sunday December 13. The airline has said the suspension of flight services is due to a collapse in travel demand as a result of the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the current travel restrictions in place.

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Treat yourself to a Skeffington Arms Hotel voucher

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

The three-star Skeffington Arms Hotel in Galway City is an intimate, luxury boutique hotel with a BIG personality, offering affordable accommodation in the 'City of the Tribes'. This hotel offers you fantastic value with a premium service located directly on Eyre Square.

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Discover Loughrea from the Loughrea Hotel and Spa

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

My heart-strings make sweet music if I but think of you

And if you should call me darling, I would wear a feathered shoe

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