Bank Holiday Destinations
The arrival of spring has made itself known. From longer days to brighter sun and occasional shorter work weeks, spring can be felt all around. Why not fully indulge in this uplifting season, soak up Irish beauty at its best and take a trip to one of our selected long weekend destinations? We have put together some of the best hotel breaks for singles, families and couples, so everyone can enjoy a perfect Bank Holiday this Spring!
The Landmark Hotel, Leitrim – 4 Star
Located in the heart of the beautiful riverside town of Carrick-On-Shannon, known as the cruising capital of the Shannon with access to this vast waterway and its many lakes, the Landmark Hotel promises stunning views. Your inner adventurer will be spoilt for choice, with a vast number of indoor and outdoor activities to embark on. Be it hill walking, water sports, or leisurely sight-seeing, Carrick-On-Shannon promises to entertain with its bustling marinas and pretty streets dotted with quaint pubs and shops.
Benner’s Hotel, Tralee – 3 Star
Set in the Medieval Town of Tralee, which is the administration Capital of the Kingdom of Kerry, Benner's Hotel promises fine dining and a great range of quality whiskies, wines & beers in the on-site bar. The hotel is in close proximity to many points of interest such as the Siamsa Tire Theatre and Kerry County Museum, which are only 500m away from the hotel. Ardfert Cathedral is also 8km from the property. Benner’s is the ideal base for enjoying the down-to-earth atmosphere of Tralee and its lively restaurants and bars.
The Ardilaun Hotel & Leisure Club, Galway – 4 Star
Located amongst spacious private grounds, this luxury hotel boasts a superb location, 1km from the bustling festival city centre of Galway. It boasts an excellent leisure club with an 18m pool, spa bath, sauna, steam room and high-tech gym, perfect for keeping active while you’re enjoying your pampering break away. Salthill is also within close reach and is a great choice for travellers interested in scenery, walking and sightseeing.
Westport Woods Hotel & Spa, Mayo – 3 Star
Nestled in its own private woodland, Westport Woods Hotel is a great destination for a truly relaxing Bank Holiday weekend. Located in the Heritage town of Westport, the hotel boasts an indoor swimming pool, hot-tub, spa and wellness centre. Westport is known as a charming and picturesque heritage town and one of the few designed towns in Ireland in which attractive shop fronts jostle for attention on the tree lined streets. Westport is a brilliant base for touring Connemara, Achill Island and South Mayo, as well as visiting Galway and Sligo cities.
Majestic Hotel, Waterford – 4 Star
The Majestic Hotel, located in the sunny south east of Ireland, overlooks Tramore Bay and its impressive 5km stretch of golden beach and sand dunes, rendering it ideal for coastal walks. The hotel is less than 10km from the historical city of Waterford, with ample opportunity for exploration. As a guest, you can relax and spend quality time walking, surfing, swimming and sunbathing whilst taking in the beautiful scenery of Tramore Bay.
Bridge House Hotel, Leisure Club & Spa, Tullamore – 4 Star
Located in the heart of the Irish Midlands in Tullamore city centre, this luxurious hotel and spa provides the ideal base for a relaxing Bank Holiday weekend. The hotel’s leisure facilities include a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, outdoor hot tub and gym. Moreover, the property boasts rich local heritage, including Birr Castle, The Great Telescope, Clonmacnoise and Belvedere House. The magnificent wetlands and wildlife wilderness of Lough Boora are also a great nearby point for exploration.
Bloomfield House Hotel, Westmeath – 4 Star
Surrounded by magnificent parkland and nestled on the shores of Lough Ennell, Bloomfield and its leisure centre form a perfect Bank Holiday country escape, which offers breath taking views of the Irish lakelands. Relaxation proves effortless at Bloomfield House Hotel with the neighbouring Mullingar Golf Club and Belvedere House and Gardens.