Christmas pop-up shop opens at Cliff at Lyons and g Hotel launches €99 package

Travel Bag: Aer Lingus launching direct flight to Seattle and Ireland’s top hotels revealed

Cliff Christmas

Make a date this December with the Cliff at Lyons estate whose festive pop-up shop is now open until December 24. The store will feature a selection of handmade gifts from local artisans, crafts and textiles, as well as signature Cliff food and wine gifts and their own botanical spa range.

After you've stocked up on stocking fillers make time for afternoon tea in the Orangery or a hearty Sunday lunch in the Mill. Visit for more.

See you in Seattle

Aer Lingus has announced its new direct route to Seattle, set to take flight May 2018. It marks Ireland's first ever direct service to the Washington city. Visit for more.

Top Irish hotels Travel site

Trivago has named its top Irish hotels for 2017 based on customer reviews. The favoured 4-star hotels include Harvey's Point in Donegal, The Ross in Killarney and the Strandhill Lodge and Suites in Sligo. The top five-star hotels include The Merrion in Dublin, Killarney Park in Kerry and Hayfield Manor in Cork. For a full list of this year's winners see


G Hotel celebrates

November marked the 12th anniversary of Galway's best-loved bolthole, the g Hotel, and to celebrate, the team have created a new package, shaving off almost half of their standard price for a stay at the four-star hotel. Book into a Junior Suite with breakfast, full use of the thermal suite and prosecco on arrival from €99 per person sharing. This special birthday rate is available from now until March 2018. Visit for bookings.