Deirdre Mullins rounds up the best holiday and experience deals on offer right now
Yoga Retreat on Inishmore
Greg Walsh of Samadhi Yoga Studios, Cows Lane, Dublin is hosting yoga and walking retreat on Inishmore this May bank holiday weekend. Each morning and evening there will be yoga sessions in a wooden floor practice room with views of Dun Aengus.
A three to five hour cliff walk will be taken every afternoon, with the aim of walking most of the southern cost of Inismore over the weekend. The walks will take in Dun Aengus Pol N bPeist, the black fort and the puffing holes.
The retreat takes place from Friday the 3 to Monday the 6 of May and costs €340. The price includes shared B&B accommodation, brunch and two evening meals. For more information visit www.samadhi.ie or call 087 1353095
Volunteer in Uganda
Nurture Africa is looking for self-motivated, flexible individuals to volunteer in Uganda this summer. The three week placements take place in July and August and include specialised posts for general workers (for work in schools and on building projects), teachers and nurses (including undergraduates).
All volunteers work on community development projects in Uganda. Pre-trip training is provided, and continuous in-country support from coordinators. It’s a great opportunity to develop personal qualities and professional skills. Experience a different culture, learn about global issues and gain a new perspective on the world. For more information visit www.nurtureafrica.ie
Packages to Canada
American Holidays have teamed up with Air Transat who will commence five flights per week from Dublin to Toronto and a weekly flight from Dublin to Montreal next month. There will also be a weekly flight from Shannon to Toronto. These new flights will run from April to October 2013 with flight only prices starting from €499pp.
Visit Toronto for and spend 4 nights at the 3* Courtyard by Marriott Downtown and 2 nights at the 3* Sheraton at the Falls from €655pp. Or check out Montreal and spend 7 nights at the 3* Sandman Hotel from €659pp. Price includes flights, accommodation and charges and are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing. For more information visit www.americanholidays.com.
Make your June Bank Holiday one to remember by heading to a Turkish resort. Departing Dublin on the 2nd June for seven nights from €319pp or Shannon from €309pp. Price includes flights, accommodation, airport transfers and taxes and are based on 2 people sharing. For more information or to book please visit www.wingsabroad.ie or call 01 8719444 or contact your local travel agent.
Croatia and Montenegro
In addition to their Easter offers (prices starting from €399 for 7 night packages), Concorde Travel have just announced the launching of their Summer sale on holidays to Croatia and Montenegro. Stay in the stunning Dubrovnik, the beautiful Islands of Mljet, Lopud, Korcula, the quaint Cavtat, Makarska or the sandy shores of Montenegro.
Also available for 1 week two centre holidays. Holidaymakers will save €100 per person on their 1 week packages on these dates: from Dublin from March to August, departing Shannon on the 26 June and departing Knock on either the 10 July or the 14 August. For more information visit www.concordetravel.ie or phone (01) 775 9300.