High times in Madeira

The tiny, mountainous island off the coast of north Africa offers a feast of tasty local fare, absorbing culture and stunning weather, writes Elaine O’Regan

12th February, 2011

Mention Madeira to your friends and neighbours and you are likely to get one of two responses: wine or flowers.

Fortified Madeira wines have been a mainstay of the economy since the 16th century, and the island is home to thousands of colourful plant species.

There is, however, much more to recommend Madeira as a destination for Irish holidaymakers.

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