Staying the course: the best of Irish luxury staycations

Yearning for a luxurious grand manor staycation after being locked down for what seems like forever? We unearth some hidden gems around the country

The Cliff at Lyons in Kildare is the epitome of charm and tranquillity, just a short distance from the buzz and bustle of Dublin city.

It has been a long 18 months with the anxiety surrounding the pandemic, the recurrent lockdowns and the constant barrage of bad news. But although many people have spent more time together during the pandemic as they lived and worked at home, it may not have been quality time. The pressures of work – coupled, for some, with homeschooling – soon turned a novel situation into something a little more forced. So, as the hospitality ...