Wexford: The Seaside Town in Ireland That You're Not Visiting But Should Be

Aug 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Often overlooked on tours of Ireland is Wexford, the sunny south-east city that is the nation’s oldest Viking town, just a two-hour drive from Dublin. Situated in the heart of this cozy coastal town, is the 157-room, four-star White’s Hotel that has enjoyed a colorful history dating back more than 300 years.

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President Obama is Just One of the Prestigious Guests to Have Experienced Lough Erne Resort

Aug 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Straddling a tract of undulating wooded countryside, the 120-room, five-star Lough Erne Resort lies nestled on a 600-acre peninsula. Within a two-hour drive of Dublin, Belfast, Sligo and Derry airports, the hotel has five helipads, with St. Angelo, a private airport, also nearby. Alternatively, guests coming by water can arrive by seaplane on Castle Hume Lough, which the resort directly overlooks. 

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5 Dublin Restaurants to Check Out For a Thoroughly Irish Experience

Mar 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Dublin is full of great dining options, but sometimes something a little quieter and quainter is in order, making it necessary to branch out. But how do you narrow down the options? Well, we look for the five C's—classic, casual, Celtic, chic and country—and these fine restaurants happen to encapsulate them all. 

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Conrad Dublin: A Mix of Friendly Service, a Central Location and Craft Beers

Dec 31, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Conrad Dublin displays a contemporary setting with a speckled marble lobby opening onto the Alex Cocktail Bar where clusters of people gather on soft, blue armchairs and creamy-colored leather sofas next to the baby piano at one end.

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Dublin's 5-Star Shelbourne Hotel is Steps Away from History, Shopping & Stephen's Green

Dec 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Boasting impressively clad doormen, gilded mirrors, shimmering Tiffany glass chandeliers and ornate marble balustrades, our initial impressions upon arrival at The Shelbourne Dublin indicated that this place was special. Completing some of their planned renovations over the coming months with the refurbishment of its heritage wing and deluxe rooms, the hotel will have a total of 265 freshly-appointed rooms and suites.

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Christmas in Dublin: Where to Eat, Sleep & Enjoy the Season's Festivities

Dec 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

With Dublin hosting its first-ever traditional downtown Christmas market as well as two-day-long New Year’s celebrations, there seems no better time than now to enjoy Ireland’s cosmopolitan capital city. Here’s a low-down on the upcoming seasonal celebrations, as well as choice places to stay, eat and enjoy exciting live performances.

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Mud Treatments, Cozy Lounges and Scenic Views of Ireland Welcome Guests at the Coastal Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa

Aug 27, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, nestled among several beaches that jut out into the Atlantic Ocean near the most-southern point of Ireland in County Cork, is reached via a winding road that skirts hillsides on one side and the sea on the other. It is comprised of a series of buildings, with the main hotel as the central, largest one and a number of houses adjoining it.

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The Marker Hotel is a Modern Retreat in Dublin's Historical Docklands

Aug 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Providing a bridge in Ireland’s capital city between the old and new, the traditional and trendy, The Marker Hotel sits at the intersection of a historic housing district and a new development of luxury residential apartments, The Marker Residences owned by the hotel. In the past, the area served as a marker for the nearest point in which boats could visit Dublin, and now the hotel sits as an urban retreat for today’s modern traveler.

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Straffan House Available for Exclusive Hire With Access to The Palmer Ryder Cup Course

May 12, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The five-star Kildare Hotel, Spa & Country Club (The K Club) has a very distinct old-Irish-wealth feel to it on its 550 acres of countryside property. Home to two championship golf courses, The Palmer Ryder Cup Course and The Smurfit Course, the hotel is among Ireland’s finest and hailed as one of Europe’s best golf destinations.

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Belfastís Malt Room Provides Welcome Retreat From Wicked Irish Weather

Apr 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

The Malt Room on Belfast’s downtown Great Victoria Street may look inconspicuous from the outside, but once you walk in you are overtaken by the series of interconnecting rooms. The two-floor restaurant features stucco ceilings, ornate wall paneling with a lion face motif, chandeliers, curved balconies, metal railings and a broad staircase — all reflecting a predominantly ash-gray color scheme with contrasting touches of vivid red.

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Castle Leslie: A 500-Year-Old Irish Castle With a Colorful Past

Apr 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

If Sir Paul McCartney chooses your property for his wedding venue, then it can be assumed that place is probably something pretty special. As guessed, Castle Leslie located in north-central Ireland, definitely is, especially due to its epic 500-year-old history of esoteric family characters inhabiting its walls.

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Limerick, Ireland To Lure In Increased Number of Tourists in 2014

Jan 9, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

It’s more than just a funny poem, it’s an Irish travel destination that will continue rising in popularity in 2014, according to the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation’s Chief Executive, Eamonn McKeon. After reviewing the numbers for 2013—seven million foreign visitors resulting in a six percent increase nationally—he is confident Limerick and the Midwest region will bring in even more vacationers in the new year.

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Get to Know Ireland's Historic Dromoland Castle Hotel & Country Club

Dec 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Vacations in Ireland are not complete without a visit, or even better, a stay in one of the many medieval castles located around the mountains and rugged shorelines—particularly if it’s a rainy day. Dromoland Castle Hotel & Country Club in County Clare, ancestral home of the O’Brien’s, Barons of Inchiquin, offers one such opportunity. A 15-minute drive from Shannon International Airport, the property is reached along a winding, tree-lined road that bypasses a boating lake and a golf course in the grounds. The grey-stoned, gothic-style castle comes into view over the tops of several undulating hills.

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The Best Tourism Town In Ireland Is...

Dec 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Failte Ireland, the country’s National Tourism Development Authority, has announced the 10 cities that are up for their award honoring Ireland's best tourism town. The award acknowledges the villages that have gone above and beyond to make the country that much more alluring to tourists. "Tourism isn't just a business, it's a community industry and that's why the whole community has a role in supporting tourism," said Michael Ring, Minister of State for Tourism.

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No. 1 Pery Square: Historic Irish Hotel in the Heart of Georgian Limerick

Nov 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Rebuilt from two adjoining 18th century townhouses by owners Patricia and George Roberts, No. 1 Pery Square is an elegant hotel located in the heart of the historic Georgian quarter of Limerick, Ireland’s third largest city.

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