Deirdre Mullins rounds up the latest deals.
New Treatment at Monart
Monart Destination Spa has announced a brand new state of the art body treatment. Pevonia Lumafirm, Body Firm and Glow Treatment is now on offer to guests at the five-star Destination Spa. Based on the award-winning Lumafirm facial line, the Lumafirm bodyline is a blend of fast performing actives that work deep on the skin and are claimed to have an anti-ageing affect. The treatment comes with a full body massage and is an hour long. Currently Monart has an introductory offer of €82.50 (normal price €110). Visit: www.monart.ie.
Longitude and Oxegen
Longitude is a new addition to the festival circuit this year. It appears that promoter MCD has separated the Oxegen audience by splitting the acts into two festivals. Oxegen has announced a more youth-oriented line-up with David Guetta, Calvin Harris and Example, while hipsters will be content with Longitude's acts such as Phoenix, Foals, Vampire Weekend, Kraftwerk and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. No camping in a wet tent is needed for this three-day urban festival set in Marlay Park. It takes place July 19 to 21. A one-day ticket is €54.50 and a three-day ticket is €149.50. Visit: www.longitude.ie for more details. Oxegen takes place on the August Bank Holiday weekend and a three-day camping ticket is €189.50. Visit: www.oxegen.ie for more details.
Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney is offering some midweek offers this summer. From €199 you can enjoy an overnight stay for two people with an evening meal and a full Irish breakfast. The hotel is just a stone's throw from Dalkey with stunning views over Dublin Bay. It has two restaurants, a 20m swimming pool and a fully equipped gym. To book, call: (01) 230 5400 or email: email@example.com.
Vodafone Comedy Festival
This year's Vodafone Comedy Festival takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Dublin's Iveagh Gardens from Thursday July 25 to Sunday July 28 2013. This year's festival features a line-up including John Bishop and Lee Mack, German superstar Michael Mittermeier and American acts such as beat-boxing genius Reggie Watts, Eugene Mirman, Michael Che and Reginald D Hunter. The Irish line-up includes Tommy Tiernan, Dylan Moran, Maeve Higgins, PJ Gallagher, Jason Byrne, Fred Cooke, Bernard O'Shea, David O'Doherty, Ardal O'Hanlon, Eleanor Tiernan and Neil Delamere. For full details of the Vodafone Comedy Festival line-up and programme information, visit: www.vodafonecomedy.com.
Last-Minute Deals to Austria and Italy
Austria - Depart July 17 and stay for 7 nights
2* Hotel Rubin, Soll, on a B&B basis, from €557pp
3* Hotel Krinserhof,Seefeld, on a half-board basis, from €569pp
3* Hotel Hannes, Niederau, on a half-board basis, from €569pp
2* Hotel Seerose, St Wolfgang, on a B&B basis, from €599pp
4* Hotel Tyrol, Soll, on a half-board basis, from €609pp
4* Hotel Heitzmann, Zell am See, on a half-board basis from €649pp
4* Hotel Jagerwirt, Kitzbuhel, on a half-board basis from €719pp
Italy - Depart July 20 and stay for 7 Nights
2* Hotel Miravalli, Garda, on a B&B basis, from €579pp
3* Hotel Eden, Garda, on a half-board basis, from €699pp
3* Hotel Garda Bellevue, Limone, on a half-board basis, from €799pp
4* Hotel Astoria Park, Riva, on a half-board basis, from €834pp
4* Hotel Du Parc, Sirmione, on a half-board basis, from €889pp
Prices based on 2 people sharing, return flights ex Dublin, airport taxes, transfers and 7 nights' accommodation as stated. To book, call: (01) 673 3839 or visit: www.crystalsummer.ie.
Late Offers for July
7 nights in Ibiza from €535 per person. Staying in the 3* Playa Bella Apartments in San Antonio Bay, self-catering basis, departing July 5 2013
7 nights in Gran Canaria from €390 per person. Staying in the 2* Cala Dor Apartments in Puerto Rico, self-catering basis, departing July 6 2013
7 nights in Menorca from €621 per person. Staying in the 3* Los Delfines in Cala'n Forcat, self-catering basis, departing July 8 2013
7 nights in Majorca from €707 per person. Staying in the 3* Bellevue Apartments in Alcudia, self-catering basis, departing July 14 2013
To book any of the above offers call: (01) 514 0341 or log on to: www.directholidays.ie.
7 nights in Turkey from €386 per person. Staying in the 3* Mandarin Apartments in Bitez, self-catering basis, departing July 6 2013
7 nights in Cyprus from €637 per person. Staying in the 4* Marlita Beach Apartments in Protaras, self-catering basis, departing July 7 2013
7 nights in Majorca from €737 per person. Staying in the 3* Bellevue Apartments in Alcudia, self-catering basis, departing July 14 2013
7 nights in Turkey from €637 per person. Staying in the 3* Melissa Gardens in Side, self catering basis, departing July 21 2013
To book the above, call: (01) 514 0328 or log on to: www.thomascook.ie.
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