Looking forward to summer dining al fresco in Ireland

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

There has been broad welcome for the programme which will enable us to enjoy outdoor dining and more of an al fresco experience when we holiday across the country this summer as restrictions ease.

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Great hotel offers for those travelling to the West — and not just for visitors

Thu, Apr 08, 2021

One of the few disadvantages for those of us fortunate enough to live in the West of Ireland is that we rarely get a chance to stay in a local hotel, as a tourist. That is likely to change this summer, as we will be encouraged to holiday closer to home, and many of us have ruled out foreign travel until 2022 at the earliest.

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Local hotels adopt safety first policy

Thu, Apr 01, 2021

‘If that goes well, then we can consider hospitality in June’, was the message on Tuesday from Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar, referring to the numbers for virus cases, in hospitals, new variants and vaccine rollout all going in the right direction in the coming weeks.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin agreed that the public can expect ‘to enjoy much greater freedom later in the summer’. While unable to be specific regarding dates for the reopening of the hospitality sector, a path has now been outlined which suggests that we may be able to holiday in Ireland from June, or possibly July.

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Shaping the world through travel

Thu, Mar 25, 2021

Representatives of the pub, restaurant, and hotel trades will come before the Oireachtas Tourism Committee this week to outline the effects of the pandemic on their industries.

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Life as a travel influencer couple in Mexico

Thu, Mar 18, 2021

Mexico has become a mecca for travel influencers, jet-setting celebrities and hippies as they flock to Tulum on the Caribbean coast. This beach resort town on the "Mayan Riviera" is booming from an influx of tourists and remote workers, not without some controversy.

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Arrive as a guest and leave as a friend at the wonderful Hotel Woodstock Ennis

Thu, Mar 11, 2021

Hotel Woodstock Ennis is an award-winning Irish-owned family run hotel in partnership with the Choice Hotel Group on the grounds of Woodstock Golf and Country Club.

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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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