We have rounded up a selection of hotel breaks and activities to spoil your mum this Mother's Day...

The full package at Dublin's Cliff Townhouse
The perfect girl’s day out for Mother’s Day at The Cliff Townhouse
The Cliff Townhouse have the perfect recipe for a wonderful Mother’s Day – a spot of shopping mixed with a dollop of pampering, topped off with a delicious lunch.

For Mother’s Day, The Cliff Townhouse have teamed up with make-up artist Ken Boylan and his fabulous team to offer mothers and daughters a fantastic package which includes a glass of bubbly each in the beautiful private dining room of The Cliff Townhouse, overlooking St Stephen’s Green, while mother and daughter are beautified by Ken or a member of his expert team. Following this, enjoy a delicious sharing seafood platter in the restaurant downstairs followed by something sweet with a mouth-watering dessert platter.

Then you are just a few steps away from Grafton Street where you can indulge in some retail therapy, or perhaps go for some cocktails or to a show. Perfect!

The Cliff Townhouse Mother’s Day package costs just €130 for two people, and includes a glass of bubbly each, a sharing seafood platter and dessert platter and full make-up application each for two people. Bookings essential. For further information or to book call 01 638 3939 or see www.theclifftownhouse.com

Precious time together with a spa afternoon at Knockranny House Hotel & Spa, Mayo
What your Mum really wants this Mother’s Day is quality time with you, so why not bring her to Knockranny House Hotel & Spa in Mayo, AA Hotel of the Year, where you can both enjoy being pampered and polished while having precious time together. The Mother and Daughter spa afternoon at Knockranny includes complimentary use of the Vitality Pool and Thermal Suite of Spa Salveo, the Serail Mud Chamber for two people, a deluxe manicure together and a refresher facial. After 2 ½ hours of pampering in the spa, retire to the Brehon Bar for a lavish Afternoon Tea. What a treat for you and your Mum, and all for just €99 per person.
http://www.knockrannyhousehotel.ie/
Tel: 098-28600

Enjoy a ‘Downton Abbey’ style House Party- Treat your Mum to a family party with Hidden Ireland
Gather your family together and treat your Mum to some quality family time for Mother’s Day, with a wonderful house party in one of Hidden Ireland’s historic private houses. Hidden Ireland is a fascinating family of historic private houses around the country, and an invitation to stay and dine in unique and individual homes, each as diverse and interesting as their owners. Family-run, often by descendants of those who built the houses originally, and ranging from some of the country’s grandest and most important Georgian buildings to charming rural rectories, quirky small-town townhouses to big city mansions, choosing Hidden Ireland is a chance to be part of a genuine family history, sharing the owner’s historic home where you become a welcome member of that family.

Ballyvolane House

It is the families who run these jewels that set them apart from any other kind of getaway. Each has their own charm, but all emphasise comfort, and proper food, in surroundings full of character and personality. Hidden Ireland houses are united by their owners’ authentic old-school Irish hospitality.

Most Hidden Ireland houses were originally built for entertaining on a grand scale, which often shows them at their very best, making them perfect for house parties and celebrations of all kinds. From the beautiful Ballyvolane House in County Cork, to Temple House in Sligo or Mornington House in Meath, there are 35 gorgeous houses to choose from for your perfect family party.
Hidden Ireland, P.O. Box 31, Westport, Co. Mayo
Tel. +353 98 66650, Dublin tel. +353 1 662 7166
Prices vary, check out www.hiddenireland.com


Mum’s the word at Fota Island Resort, Co Cork
Fota Island Resort in Cork have just the recipe to make your Mum feel really special this Mother’s Day - mix an overnight stay in one of their beautiful guest rooms with a delicious meal for two at the Fota Restaurant and top with a good dose of pampering in the form of either a Harmony Facial or a Harmony Full Body Massage each in Fota Island Spa. Add some rich homemade truffles with sparkling wine on arrival and you’ve got the perfect Mother’s Day for your perfect Mum!
This fantastic package costs from €330 for two people sharing.
www.fotaisland.ie

Sugar and spice and all things nice at The Twelve Hotel for your Mum
Famed for its fabulous food and wine offering, this year The Twelve Hotel have won the Wine Spectator award for the fifth year in a row, have been awarded two AA Rosettes for the wonderful food in West Restaurant, and added to their wall full of hotel, food and wine awards. So if superb food and wine are your Mum’s top loves, there couldn’t be a better boutique bolt-hole for a Mother’s Day break with your Mum than The Twelve Hotel in Bearna, County Galway.

Start your two-night Pampering break with something sweet – freshly-baked cupcakes from the homely hotel’s on-site bakery, which will be in your Splendid Guest Room on arrival along with a bottle of Prosecco and delectable chocolates. Next enjoy a back, neck and shoulder massage, or submerge yourself in a Seaweed Bath using the award-winning Voya range of seaweed products, all in the comfort of your own room.

Also included is a three-course dinner on the evening of your choice in Upstairs@West. After a lovely sleep each night, awake to a cooked to order breakfast the following morning and, before you head home feeling relaxed and pampered! From €205 per person sharing. Contact The Twelve Hotel on 091 597000
www.thetwelvehotel.ie

Enjoy a city spa break with Mum in Galway
For many of us, our mammies are our best friends, so bring her on a ‘girls only’ spa break to Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Galway for Mother’s Day where you can enjoy all your favourite pastimes together – shopping, relaxing, dining and being pampered!

Enjoy two nights’ accommodation in Radisson Blu Hotel, which is located at the heart of Galway city, just a short stroll from great shops. You will have their famous super-buffet breakfast each morning and dinner on one evening in Restaurant Marina’s. Throughout your stay, relax and unwind with complimentary use of the 18 meter heated pool, gymnasium, Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and outdoor Canadian hot-tub. You and your Mum will also be pampered with one full day access to the thermal suite and an ‘Elemis pick-me-up facial’ and an ‘Elemis Deep Tissue Massage’ each. Bliss!

Prices begin at €288 per person sharing. To book, call 091 538 300 http://www.radissonhotelgalway.com

Five Star pampering at The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin
The iconic Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin city centre have recently opened a beautiful new spa overlooking St Stephen’s Green, so treat your mother to a very special indulgence that she will always remember with a relaxing spa package. Your mother will feel special from the moment she enters the glamorous and elegant foyer of The Shelbourne Hotel to embark on this luxurious overnight spa package for two people, which includes a full Irish Breakfast served in The Saddle Room Restaurant, a Pevonia Plantomer facial each and full use of the hotel’s fitness and thermal facilities.

Rates from: €319 - €429 per room. Valid until 11 March 2013
The Shelbourne Dublin, a Renaissance Hotel
27 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
Telephone +353 1 663 4500
www.TheShelbourne.ie

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