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Portugal’s hidden gems

Portugal’s hidden gems

Jamie Ball braves the 45-degree heat of Alentejo to discover history, scenery and cuisine

Living the high life with Hennessy

Living the high life with Hennessy

Ros Drinkwater marked the 250th anniversary of the founding of the House of Hennessy with a chic Parisian dinner

Glamping in the city

Glamping in the city

The Westin Hotel has expanded to include a five-star indoor camping experience for kids - with a literary twist

Get Out There

Get Out There

The outdoor and adventure calendar is jam-packed with amazing events. Here are a few to whet your appetite

Outdoor adventure at Ashford

Outdoor adventure at Ashford

Ashford Castle is a renowned luxury getaway, but also perfect for a family primed for exciting activities

Get Out There

Get Out There

Three great fun choices for those looking to get their kids and teenagers outdoors over the coming season

Island Life: Bird watching on Inishbofin

Island Life: Bird watching on Inishbofin

Roisin Finlay heads to the Connemara island and finds big skies, big ideas and peace by the bucketful

VIDEO: Experience a different Dublin this summer season

VIDEO: Experience a different Dublin this summer season

Get a breath of fresh air in five of the capital's stunning coastal villages

Dodecanese delights

Dodecanese delights

Enchanted by the ‘singing beauty’ of Rhodes and the idyllic island of Symi, Ros Drinkwater is tempted to sail away on the blue Aegean Sea

The call  of the coast

The call of the coast

Award-winning travel writer Isabel Conway takes to the high seas to offer you a novice’s guide to cruising on a Celtic adventure

Get Out There

Get Out There

Spring has really sprung by now, and no matter where you are in the country, there is a fabulous outdoorsy event taking place. Here are three great ones from which to choose

Mayo’s majestic welcome

Mayo’s majestic welcome

Set on expansive grounds,with stunning views of Lough Corrib, Ashford Castle seduces Susan Mitchell

Music and Mother Nature: There must be something in the water

Music and Mother Nature: There must be something in the water

Susan Morrell enjoys a session-filled weekend in the Co Clare village of Corofin

Gear check

Gear check

A little bit of good gear makes hiking a far more comfortable and enjoyable experience

Get Out There

Get Out There

Hiking is true therapy for the soul - and one of the most amazing ways to soak up the landscape and get fit