Travel News: Laois, Waterford, Belfast and Normandy

The Cliff at Lyons, Kildare

Enjoy Irish Heritage this St Patrick's Day

The Heritage in Co Laois is celebrating all things Irish this St Patrick's week with an offer that includes an overnight stay, full Irish breakfast, dinner in their new restaurant Blake's, a glass of their very own brewed beer, a selection of Butler's chocolates and a classic Irish comedy in the hotel's cinema. Located in the quiet village of Killenard, a stone's throw from the town of Portarlington, the hotel also boasts a spa and thermal suite and a fine array of indoor and outdoor activities. The St Patrick's package is available from €99 pp sharing. Book at

Spend Mother's Day in Kildare

This Mother's Day, March 22, the Cliff at Lyons is pampering mums with bubbly on arrival, afternoon tea and a bespoke Hug of the Hands massage. Cliff at Lyons hotel and country retreat occupies an unusual collection of historic rose-clad buildings, providing an array of contemporary luxuries in an idyllic rural setting, in the lush countryside of Co Kildare. The Well in the Garden is a luxurious two-storey spa in a beautifully restored cut-stone carriage house, with an outdoor hot-tub and sauna in their lush green gardens surrounded by rural views. This Mother's Day treat costs €140pp. You can add an overnight bed and breakfast stay from €199. More info at

Normandy escape with Irish Ferries

Enjoy an early summer escape to France with Irish Ferries. From €276 each for two people, the deal, valid between March 28 and June 12, includes a two-night stay in the Hotel Les Fuchsias in Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, on the Cotentin peninsula in Normandy. The hotel is set within private gardens with 100-year-old fuchsia plants and an award-winning restaurant. The offer includes a return car crossing on the luxurious WB Yeats, with a two-berth cabin. See

Belfast break at the Ramada by Wyndham

Situated in the heart of Belfast's Cathedral Quarter, the stylish three-star Ramada by Wyndham overlooks St Anne's Square and is ideally located within walking distance of Belfast's most popular bars and restaurants and the city's shopping district. An overnight stay for two people sharing with full breakfast and three-course dinner in the SQ Bar & Grill restaurant is from £123. To book call 028 9026 1800. Offer available until April 30.

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