Travel News: Connemara, Ballycastle, camping Ayr and flying with food allergies

Craig Tara Holiday Park, Ayr

Discover the Wild Atlantic Way in style

To celebrate The Twelve hotel's 12th birthday, the Barna luxury boutique hotel is giving guests the chance to discover the hidden gems of Galway and Connemara in the most luxurious way possible – with your own private driver at the wheel. With the Wild Atlantic Way Private Day Tour, VIP treatment begins after check-in, with your very own chauffeur to take you on your six-hour private tour to discover the scenic landscapes of the area, including a stop to enjoy a freshly prepared picnic hamper. An evening dinner at the hotel's West Restaurant is also included in the two-night package, which starts from €300 pp. Details at

Late deal Ayr holiday park for under £250

Haven are offering a three-night self-catering holiday stay at Craig Tara Holiday Park in Ayr from £249, saving 33 per cent per family. Price is based on a family of four sharing standard accommodation on August 23 and includes family friendly entertainment. Craig Tara is one of Haven's largest parks, with it's Splashaway Bay multi-level water complex, Airspace sports hall and brand new Lighthouse Harbour Adventure Village, which features climbing walls and interactive play areas. See

Coastal activities on Ballycastle break

The three-star Marine Hotel in Ballycastle provides an unrivalled seafront position in the heart of the Causeway Coast. From September 20-21, the hotel is offering a special coastal experience for visitors, from £165 pp sharing. The offer includes a paddle boarding coastal experience on the Saturday with Alive Surf School, including a complimentary drink and snack, photography and transfers. A two-course evening meal in provided in Marconi's bar and bistro. On the Sunday morning after a full Irish breakfast, guests can enjoy a walking tour of the famous Giant's Causeway with Dalriada Kingdom Tours. More at

In-flight gluten-free and vegan meals

From this month, in response to customer demand, people flying with Jet2 can enjoy two gluten-free and two vegan pre-order meal options. The Gluten Free Roast Chicken Dinner features a traditional roast chicken breast with grilled potatoes and vegetables, served with a rich gluten-free gravy. The All-Day Gluten Free Breakfast is topped with grilled bacon, fluffy scrambled egg, rosti potatoes, and sautéed mushrooms in tomato sauce. The vegan options include include an All-Day Vegan Breakfast and a Vegan Moroccan Vegetable Tagine served with fluffy couscous. Order at

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