Travel News: Summer sun, comedy in Kilkenny and world class art at the Culloden

The Kilkenny Inn, in the heart of Kilkenny city

An art lover's break in north Co Down

Some of the world's biggest names in art including Dali, Picasso, Warhol and Banksy will feature in Art in the Garden at the Culloden Estate and Spa from June 15-30. The exhibition, containing over 120 sculptures, will be housed both in the grounds of the 12-acre estate and in the hotel. Other artists featured will include Damien Hirst, Robert Indiana, Keith Haring and Ian Pollock. Guests can enjoy special Art in the Garden Breaks with luxurious overnight accommodation, full Irish breakfast and entry into the exhibition from £230 per room. For more see

Book your holiday on the slopes for 2020

With deposits starting from €150pp, it's time to start thinking about next season's ski deals. Crystal Ski's Finest range has boutique hotels and luxury accommodation providing first class food and service. A week-long break in Austria, departing January 4 2020, flying from Dublin to Salzburg and staying in the four-star Hotel Romantik, Zell am See, on a half-board basis costs from €879pps. Alternatively seven nights at the four-star Park Piolets Mountain Hotel & Spa, Soldeu, Andorra, on a half-board basis, departing Dublin on January 12, starts at €945pps. See

Visit Kilkenny for Cat Laughs Comedy Fest

Running from May 30 to June 3, The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival in Kilkenny celebrates 25 years of laughter this summer. Acts confirmed include Tommy Tiernan, Dylan Moran, Alison Spittle, Jason Byrne and Dara Ó Briain. With the Medieval Mile on your doorstep, the newly refurbished The Kilkenny Inn is the ideal haven to return to after a day of side-splitting comedy. A two-night stay from June 2 in a double room starts at €224.

Still time for a bit of sun this spring

It's not too late to head off for some spring sunshine to one the many beautiful destinations across Europe. With Jet2holidays, you can fly direct from

Belfast International from just £269. This is based on two sharing, staying at the three-star Daniya, Alicante, for three nights, departing May 28. A seven-night self-catering break at Pollensa, Villa Can Moragues, Majorca, departing Belfast on May 4, costs £319 per person. Prices include a 22kg baggage allowance and return transfers.

:: All prices and availability correct at the time of issue.

Enjoy reading the Irish News?

Subscribe now to get full access


Today's horoscope


See a different horoscope: