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See “The Boss”: Bruce Springsteen Concert, Kilkenny City, 28th of July 2013

Bruce Springsteen Concert Kilkenny 2013

We have the ideal treat for the music buff in your life! This is your chance to see LAPD, Imelda May and *drumrolls* the Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen! And no need to worry about driving home afterwards as you will enjoy luxury overnight accommodation with full breakfast next morning in a 4 star Kilkenny city hotel….. Continue reading

Looking for the best Mother’s Day Present ever?

Mother's Day SpecialsWith Mother’s Day on the horizon, you may be wondering what to get your Mum. Just in case you’ve forgotten, it’s on the 10th of March! If like me, you’re not sure what to get this year, worry no more as we have 3 gorgeous hotel recommendations for your viewing pleasure –based on some of our personal favourites, their great rates and of course with you and your Mum in mind! So without further ado….

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Get Shopping: Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Shopping StreetSo, today is Cyber Monday. That means that last Friday was Black Friday…”Black WHAT?!” you might ask yourself now (at least when you are European).
Well, Black Friday is what the day after Thanksgiving Day in the United States is called. This day marks the  official beginning of the (crazy) Christmas shopping season. On Black Friday, most major US retailers open extremely early, and offer promotional sales. Black Friday is not actually a holiday, but many non-retail employers in the United States give their employees the day off, increasing the number of potential shoppers.

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October Bank Holiday Weekend Offer in Dublin

A picture says more than a 1000 words ;-) Have a look at our exclusive October Bank Holiday Weekend Offer below. We are so excited about the coming long bank holiday weekend that we decided to spread the joy and reduce the rates for the Citywest Hotel Dublin for this weekend.  This offer can be booked hereContinue reading

October Bank Holiday Ireland – Festivals you shouldn’t miss!

The October Bank Holiday in Ireland is on the last Monday of October (Lá Saoire i mí Dheireadh Fómhair), and is also called the Halloween Holiday (Lá Saoire Oíche Shamhna) – even though it’s not even on Halloween itself, it just usually falls in the same week as Halloween… Anyway, this bank holiday is a time of cultural festivals on the Emerald Island and we’re listing the best of them below:

For Music Lovers

The October Bank Holiday Weekend must be the favourite weekend for all you music lovers out there. You have the choice of 3 music festivals, celebrating different styles of music

Cork Jazz Festival

The annual Guinness Cork Jazz Festival continues to go from strength to strength, attracting musicians and visitors from around the world in late October each year. It is one of Ireland’s biggest and most successful cultural events and offers a superb cast of world class jazz stars who perform in the city’s fine concert venues. Headliners this year include Steve Winwood, Omar Sosa, Apes and Babes, Herbie Hancock and the Brand New Heavies. There’s also non stop jazz and jazz related music, day and night, in over 80 pubs, clubs and hotels throughout the Jazz Weekend, most of it admission free. Learn more on:

Wexford Opera Festival

Wexford Festival Opera is widely recognised as Ireland’s most prestigious cultural event. Now entering its 59th season, it is admired all over the world for presenting rare and neglected opera productions, which are often difficult to see elsewhere. It stages three main stage productions every year. The programme also features a superb range of concerts, recitals and other Festival events. There is also an eclectic mix of events which take place during a vibrant Fringe Festival. More information on

Sligo Live

Now in its sixth year, ‘Sligo Live’ has carved out a niche as one of the most relaxed and enjoyable music festivals in Ireland. Over eighty events, one hundred and seventy artists, twenty two café culture performances, eighteen scheduled traditional sessions, Fiddler of Dooney Competition and lots more. Find out more on:


For Foodies

All you Foodies out there will have the best time ever this October Bank Holiday weekend – especially when you happen to be in Kilkenny, Dublin or Virginia, Co. Cavan!

Dine in Dublin Week

Start saving room for dessert as we embark on yet another culinary adventure! ‘Dine In Dublin-Restaurant Week’ is returning to Dublin city, running from Monday October 18nd to Sunday October 24th 2010. It will allow culinary enthusiasts to please their palates without draining their wallets, experience new gastronomic delights and discover new cuisines. Over 50 of the city’s top restaurants are offering special promotional rates of €25 or €30 per person for a traditional three course dinner menu – representing a 20% saving on á la carte prices. More information on:

Savour Kilkenny

The Savour Kilkenny Food Festival is Ireland’s biggest celebration of real Irish food, bringing visitors on a fun, fascinating and future-focused journey from farm to fork. Set against the dramatic backdrop of Kilkenny Castle, the festival centrepiece will be a bustling open-air market on the Parade plaza where visitors can taste and buy the best of local and regional produce while street performers, musicians, and face-painters provide the sights and sounds. Find out more on:

Virginia Pumpkin Festival

This unique autumn festival brings great colour to the region. The blackened out lakeside town Virginia is lit up with carved and lighted pumpkins as the street carnival fills the town with excitement. The children dress in fancy dress for their party. The artisan food and crafts fair on the church grounds features a wide variety of products for sale ranging from home made jewellery to designer wellies and all types of home-made foods. The first class pumpkin marquee plays host to top international music acts. Learn more on:


For Everyone

Everybody can enjoy this October Bank Holiday Weekend. Why not visit one of the following festivals:

Galway Comedy Festival

From the 21st-25th October, the Festival will entertain you to some of the most magical, hysterical and outright funny folk on the planet, all for your enjoyment. There’s a whole range of styles to suit every taste, and you will not be disappointed. Look out for surprise gigs not listed that will pop up here, there and everywhere over the weekend, and whatever else you do, remember, its only a joke! Find out more on:

Slieve Bloom Storytelling Festival

Welcome to The Slieve Blooms, a landscape of mountains, valleys, glens, waterfalls, ancient raths and medieval castles, in the heart of Ireland, rich in music and folklore, is an ideal setting for a festival of storytelling, music, and song. The stories that have been told for generations by the people who live here. There are stories of invasions, plantations and rebellions, fairy lore and ghost stories, as well as the necessary yarns and tall tales which Irish people love. Visitors to the Slieve Blooms will discover a new landscape of the imagination in these mountains and local people will rediscover the magic of the stories of their own place through the art of storytelling which will be brought to you by great storytellers, some local, who have all developed a keen interest in the revival of storytelling by featuring at the Storytelling Festivals in Ireland. Visit this website to fnid out more:


For low-cost accommodation

Looking for accommodation this October Bank Holiday Weekend? Visit and you’ll surely find what you’re looking for!