Travel News: Easter in Connemara, Fermanagh Babymoon, luxurious Powerscourt and winter flight launch

Powerscourt Estate, located in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow

Connemara is calling this Easter

With its windswept hills and wild terrain, Connemara is a breathtaking destination in any season. However, in spring it’s particularly beautiful, bursting to life with fresh blooms and newborn lambs. The Lodge at Ashford Castle are offering a two-night Easter package which includes full Irish breakfast, dinner in the Quay Bar and Brasserie on one evening and a packed lunch to enjoy on an excursion to the sheep dog demonstration at Joyce Country Sheepdogs, which featured in the movie Marley & Me. The package is available until April 31, starting at €400 per room.

A trip to Wicklow whatever the reason

Set amid one of Ireland's most scenic and historic estates, the five star Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa in Co Wicklow has launched its Whatever package, which entices visitor to to do simply nothing or a little bit of everything. Visitors can enjoy one night accommodation, dinner in the Sika restaurant and 20 per cent discount off any 50-minute ESPA treatment in the resort's award-winning spa. The Whatever package will be available until September. For booking and information see

A babymoon to remember at Lough Erne

With the world looking to Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex as they wait for their new arrival, Lough Erne Resort has launched its first babymoon package, offering parents-to-be a luxury escape fit for royalty. Complete with a ‘cravings’ room service menu, specially created by executive chef Noel McMeel, the package includes a 60-minute maternity spa treatment in The Thai Spa, while dads-to-be can choose either a 60-minute treatment or round of golf. Prices start from £150 per person sharing. More at

easyJet releases winter flights from Belfast

easyJet has released its schedule for Belfast, on sale for winter 2019, with thousands of flights and routes available for passengers to book now. The budget airline said 13,191 flights will operate to and from Belfast between October 27 2019 and March 28 2020. Customers can look forward to a number of routes to destinations such as Belfast to Faro from £22.99, Belfast to Malaga and Venice from £24.99 for some winter sunshine. For a Christmas market or cultural break, you can fly to Prague or Krakow from £24.99. Fares are per person, one way. Visit

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