RTÉ Travel's Ed Leahy rounds up the best late deals and holiday offers.
Parknasilla Resort & Spa Autumn Offer
Take the family on a trip to Parknasilla Resort & Spa in Sneem, Co Kerry this autumn, where you can indulge in a relaxing family break including 2 nights' B&B in one of the hotel's luxury bedrooms which boast stunning views over either Kenmare Bay or the Kerry mountains. With seven mapped walks, a round of golf and an archery lesson to enjoy as well as a Fairy Trail where the kids can search for Parknasilla's now infamous fairies, the variety of ways to spend your days is endless. Parknasilla is a true resort with something for all the family. Enjoy some outdoor activities, including tennis, swimming, pétanque, croquet, archery and fishing, and also avail of free access for the whole family to the hotel's pool.
Enjoy 2 nights' B&B with dinner on one evening for adults from just €199 per person sharing. Kids under 4 stay for free at the resort, with kids aged 4-12 charged at a €30 B&B rate.
For more information, visit: www.parknasillahotel.ie or call: (+353) 64 667 5600.
Family Fun at Castle Dargan Resort, Sligo
Set on 170 acres of rolling parkland in a stunning country setting, the 4-star Castle Dargan Resort, complete with a Darren Clarke-designed golf course and Icon Spa, is the ideal venue for a relaxing family break in the northwest of Ireland. Visit Castle Dargan Resort this October midterm and avail of a very special offer for families staying in one of the hotel's family rooms. You can stay for 2 nights' B&B - including dinner for two adults on one evening (children under 12 eat for free), complimentary access to Icon Spa's Relaxation suite for Mum and Dad, discounted rates for local play centre Funny Bones and use of the kid's outdoor play area located on the grounds - from €225 per room per night.
For more information, call: 071 911 8080 or visit: www.castledargan.com.
Enjoy a Spooky Hallowe'en Break in Derry
One of Europe's great Hallowe'en festivals, the Banks of the Foyle Hallowe'en Carnival returns on October 27, with five magical days of family fun leading up to the spectacular carnival parade and fireworks display on October 31. There are lots of fantastic new events in store for teenagers, young people and adults, with visitors urged to create their wildest costumes and join the throngs of witches, warlocks, ghouls, vampires and monsters.
Turn your visit into a short break and avail of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board's (NITB) special accommodation offer at the Everglades Hotel, Derry, with 2 nights' accommodation, breakfast and an evening meal from £95pps.
For more information, call: 1850 230 230 or visit: www.discovernorthernireland.com.
Family Offer at Delphi Mountain Resort, Connemara
For families who like action in the great outdoors, there will never be a dull moment with a visit to Delphi Mountain Resort in the wilds of Connemara. Bring the family to the west of Ireland, where you can be at one with nature and experience the best of the autumn. With kayaking, hill walking, rock climbing and archery, there is something for everyone at Delphi Mountain Resort. See your kids catch their first wave surfing at Cross Beach, scale the mountains or test your balance on the high ropes course.
From just €499 for a family of 4, you'll enjoy 3 nights in a stunning four-star family room with breakfast each morning and dinner on 2 nights. Adventure activities are booked separately and in advance from €25 per child and €45 per adult for a half-day session.
For more information, call: (+353) 95 42208 or visit: www.delphimountainresort.com.
Sunshine Offers from Falcon Holidays
October 5, Zakynthos, Hotel Poseidon Beach, Laganas, 3 Falcons, 7 nights BB, 2 sharing from €450pp
October 5, Corfu, Loulas Village, Psaras, 3 Falcons, 7 nights, 2 sharing from €350pp
October 6, Turkey, Golden Gate, Kusadasi, 3 Falcons, 7 nights, 2 sharing from €370pp
October 7, Cyprus, Anthea Apts, Ayia Napa, 3 Falcons, 7 nights, 2 sharing from €430pp
October 20, Majorca, Jutlandia Apts, Santa Ponsa, 3 Falcons, 7 nights, 2 sharing from €280pp
October 20, Gran Canaria, Greenfield Apts, Playa del Ingles, 3 Falcons, 7 nights, 2 sharing from €500pp
October 21, Lanzarote, Cinco Plazas, Puerto del Carmen, 3 Falcons, 7 nights, 2 sharing from €504pp
October 8, Lanzarote, Balcon del Mar Apts, Puerto del Carmen, 2 Falcons, 7 nights, 2 sharing from €470pp
For more information, visit: www.falconholidays.ie or call: 1850 45 35 45.
Experience the Wonder of the Dubai with Travelmood
Dubai's attraction lies in the contrast between the ultra-modern and the enchantingly traditional, which gives the city a personality like no other and visitors a variety of experiences to choose from. From desert oases and unspoiled beaches, camel races and old wind towers, to top-class shopping opportunities, avant-garde architecture and the finest international cuisine, Dubai has more than enough depth to satisfy even the most seasoned of travellers.
The Palm has redefined tourism in Dubai as the first integrated entertainment resort. Immerse yourself in this fun filled resort from water themed amusement at Aquaventure, extensive fresh and salt-water pools and lagoon exhibits, an open-aired marine habitat, a seemingly endless stretch of beach, luxury boutiques, numerous dining choices and a ShuiQi Spa and Fitness Centre.
Spend 5 nights in the 5* Atlantis the Palm on a B&B basis from only €1099pp. Travel: November 24.
For more information, visit: www.travelmood.ie or call: (01) 433-1020.
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