A little luxury at Christmas is the best gift you can give yourself, so why not book a hotel stay in a premier hotel on the island of Ireland and enjoy the best the season has to offer.
Whether you want a break on the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way, fancy a city stay in Dublin, a visit to Ireland’s Ancient East or a trip to a premier golfing resort, you will find fabulous hotels full of the holiday spirit.
For a classic Dublin stay head to The Shelbourne, which has been the centre of the city’s cultural and social life for over 200 years. Beautifully adorned at Christmas, its elegant rooms are the perfect place to relax with a signature cocktail, indulge in fine dining and rediscover the enchantment of the season.
The Cashel Palace
Perhaps a Palladian manor in picturesque County Tipperary appeals. The Cashel Palace near the world-famous Rock of Cashel has been recently refurbished and its sumptuous rooms will be decked with spruce trees and garlands. The hotel’s Christmas package includes feasting, carols, champagne receptions and festive movies.
Who wouldn’t want to spend Christmas in a castle. At Lough Eske, County Donegal, you can relax in a seventeenth-century castle on the shores of a lake and enjoy mince pies, mulled wine and a lavish Christmas dinner. Walk off the indulgence with a stroll through the beautiful grounds and then cosy up by an open fire in the drawing room.
Golfers may like to combine a luxury Christmas break with the chance to play on one of the world’s great golf courses. Magnificent Slieve Donard, County Down, is framed by a golden beach on one side and the Royal County Down golf course on the other. Christmas activities at the hotel include horse-and-carriage rides around the estate, treasure hunt, fireworks and tastings of local cheese, gin and whiskey.