Great Christmas Getaway on Virgin Media One’s Elaine

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Are you dreading the thought of the Christmas Season. Would you like to just pack up and avoid all the fuss at home? We’ve got some amazing deals to tempt you to go away for the festive season.

Starting with Europe and this luxury stay is at Santa Eulalia close to Albufeira in Portugal’s Algarve. This stunning five star has its own private beach with a lovely restaurant close by. There’s a great Pizza place and some local restaurants in the centre of the town that are very reasonably priced and serve excellent seafood.

For only €294pp a family of four can escape to this beautiful retreat – why not get a few family members together and enjoy your Turkey on the beach.

click and go deals Santa Eulalia Click here to go to the offer!

Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort

ALBUFEIRA – Santa Eulalia:

Prepare to be pampered because this is a property with the wow factor! Grande Real Santa Eulalia Hotel is a 5 star resort & spa hotel with excellent facilities, enjoying a wonderful beachfront location and the property simply oozes class and offers the highest standards of comfort and service. De-stress in the most elegant surroundings in an ambience of pure relaxation and understated luxury. This is a holiday venue where style and sophistication walk hand in hand. Expect tranquillity, discreet service and a range of in-house amenities befitting a 5 star establishment. Facilities include 4 outdoor swimming pools (1 saltwater and some heated, depending upon weather conditions and hotel occupancy), extensive sun terraces, 3 poolside bars, Real Spa Thalasso offering a huge variety of beauty treatments, sauna, hammam, thalasso swimming pool, Vichy shower, Marine Capsule, Scottish shower, Reflexology and Stone therapy. In addition, there is a cardio-fitness gymnasium, tennis courts, “Realito” Kids Club open June to September (3 – 12 years) with daily animation programme (free of charge), nightclub, 5 bars (including 3 poolside), 4 restaurants and 24 hour reception. The hotel is located in the resort of Santa Eulalia and a courtesy bus service operates to Albufeira.

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Christmas on the Costa Brava with Travel Department

  • 7 Night Holiday
  • Half Board

If spending Christmas surrounded by beautiful coastline, impressive gothic architecture and plenty of delicious food is something that appeals to you, then look no further than this December break to the Costa Brava.

A short journey from the Costa Brava is the Catalan capital of Barcelona. You can enjoy all that beautiful Barcelona has to offer, with two guided excursions into the city to witness impressive gothic architecture and to see the famous Magic Fountain music, water and light display. A further day will be spent discovering Montserrat, home to the beautiful Benedictine Abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat.

Escape from the Christmas madness and let someone else worry about the preparations, the cooking and the washing up this year.

Your holiday – Christmas on the Costa Brava

Christmas on the Costa Brava
Departing Dublin on 20 December
Travelling to Costa Brava, Spain for 7 nights
Click below to go straight to this deal

Hotels on this trip

  • Hotel Les Palmeres
    4 | Half Board

What’s included in your price

  • Flights
  • Half Board Accommod…
  • Transfers
  • Great Guides
  • Excursions
Outbound flight Thu 20 December
  • Dublin – BarcelonaDep. 06:15 – Arr. 09:40Aer Lingus
Inbound flight Thu 27 December
  • Barcelona – DublinDep. 10:20 – Arr. 12:15Aer Lingus

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If you’d prefer to spend Christmas somewhere more Christmassy then you might need to go to the snow and experts Topflight have just the deal.

Topflight deal to France and Argentiere

22 December 2018
4 * Le Cristal d’Argentiere, Chamonix Valley, France Self Catering –  4 share  from €679pps
See link below for further details:

Le Cristal d’Argentiere are a set of luxury self-catering apartments in the centre of Argentiere that are positioned in a great location, with everything you need, nearby. The Grands Montets cable car and ski school are only a few minutes away while the local restaurants, shops and bars are within easy walking distance.

After a day on the slopes, you can enjoy a swim in the beautiful, heated indoor swimming pool, or perhaps unwind in the evening sitting around the fireplace in the hotel’s cosy lounge. The complex’s established wellness centre offers a range of massage and beauty treatments to help ease those aches and pains from a fun-filled day on the slopes.

The apartments in Le Cristal d’Argentiere are spacious and comfortable. They are furnished to a high standard, with a fully equipped kitchenette (fridge, oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher) and include a living room with a single sofa bed, a double bedroom and additional sleeping area or an extra bathroom depending on the type of room you choose.

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Austria with Topflight

The beautiful town of Kitzbuhel has a wonderful Christmas Market with lots to do from sleigh rides to curling. soak up the picture perfect atmosphere from €704 pp for family of 4. Going out on 22nd December for seven nights.

Price includes flights, transfer, luggage, self-catering accommodation

Topflight Kitzbuhel deal click here for details

Enjoy the Christmas Market at Kitzbuhel

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Thinking of staying in Ireland? Then enjoy a little luxury at Castlemartyr in Cork

Capella Castlemartyr

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas!

Retreat to the incredible 5-star Castlemartyr Resort


If rest and utter relaxation are at the very top of your List to Santa this Christmas then checking into the gorgeous Castlemartyr Resort is an absolute must.

A festive retreat like no other, arrive on Christmas Eve and immediately immerse yourself in the cosy surroundings of this incredible Resort. Warm up with a glass of Castlemartyr’s homemade mulled wine before wrapping up for an afternoon stroll around the beautiful estate, castle grounds and surrounding woodlands. Or do absolutely nothing at all and curl up with a new book or your favourite tipple by the fire, before an evening of wining and dining in style with your fellow guests.

Christmas Eve begins with a cocktail reception in the Manor House, served to a soundtrack of Christmas carols performed by a local choir. This is then closely followed by a delectable five-course gourmet dinner in the Bell Tower Restaurant overlooking the formal gardens. There’s also a very special visitor scheduled to arrive before bedtime with gifts for all residents so don’t miss your chance to say hello!

Wake up smiling on Christmas morning and enjoy a delicious breakfast in the Manor House, followed by the sharing of gifts with loved ones while joyous melodies ring happily throughout the house. Then it’s time for your Christmas Day feast prepared by the resort’s team of talented chefs. After dinner, retire to the Knights Bar or the Living Room to relax and unwind, get competitive over a selection of board games, or enjoy a selection of classic Christmas movies for all ages. A buffet supper can be enjoyed at your leisure later in the evening.

Did you know? You can also book a cosy carriage ride around the castle grounds for a special Stephen’s Day surprise.

Make Castlemartyr your perfect ‘home from home’ this Christmas. You definitely won’t regret it! A two-night Christmas Break (Arrive 24th– Depart 26th December) starts from €850 per night (based on two persons sharing) and three-night Christmas Breaks (arrive 24th– depart 27th December) start from €630 per night (based on two persons sharing).

Visit for more information on the fantastic Christmas offers available at Castelmartyr Resort this holiday season.

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Hotel WEstport has a special deal for the over 50s

Lots of activities and all inclusive meals.

Stay from 22nd December to the 27th from €690pps

The single supplement is not big either from €790

Your Christmas Holiday includes:

  • 5 nights accommodation with full Irish breakfast each morning.
  • Four Course Dinner each evening.
  • A unique Christmas Programme Hotel Westport Style
  • Christmas Carols in Westport House
  • Live entertainment each day.
  • Plus a visit from Santa himself!

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Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny Christmas Experience (CHRISTMAS DAY RESIDENTIAL PACKAGES)

Relax and unwind this festive season at Newpark Hotel, with a choice of either a Three or Four Night Package available, with arrival on either 23rd or 24th December, including:

  • Festive Afternoon Tea on arrival
  • Champagne Breakfast each morning
  • Sumptuous Dinner each evening
  • Gourmet Christmas Day Lunch


Classic Double €649pps

Superior Double €709pps

Balcony Suite €789pps


Classic Double €549pps

Superior Double €594pps

Balcony Suite €654pps


  • (0 – 2 years) Free of Charge.
  • (3 – 12 years) 50% off Adult Rate when sharing with parents.

Visit to learn more.

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Lough Eske in Donegal is the perfect destination if you want to soak up that festive atmosphere


Celebrate this festive season at Donegal’s only 5-star hotel and treat yourself to a few days of idyllic bliss in our magnificently restored 17th century Castle by the shores of Lough Eske.
Arrive on the 24th or 25th of December 2018 for two nights. Accommodation prices are based on two adults sharing.
Our Two Night Christmas Festive Package includes:
Christmas Eve of St Stephen’s Day:
• Dinner on Christmas Eve or St Stephen’s night from a three-course table d’hôte menu in Cedars Restaurant
• Mulled wine and mince pies served in the main foyer on return from services (only on 24th)
• Live music on Christmas Eve in the Gallery Bar and St Stephen’s night
Christmas Day:
• Christmas morning Full Irish Breakfast served in Cedars Restaurant
• Welcome glass of sparkling wine to commence Christmas Day Buffet Lunch
(served in the Castle Ballroom from 12nn – 3.30pm)
• Christmas Night Buffet Supper (served in the Gallery Bar from 7pm – 9pm)
• Live music on Christmas night in the Gallery Bar
Children’s Package:
• Breakfast daily in Cedars Restaurant
• Dinner on Christmas Eve or St. Stephen’s night
• Santa’s little helpers “fun time” before and after dinner on Christmas Eve
• Join our culinary team for arts & crafts with sweet and tasty gingerbread men on Christmas Eve
• A visit from Santa Claus on Christmas Day with a gift for each child
• Festive Christmas Lunch
• Buffet Supper on Christmas Night
The two-night festive package starts from €599 pps
Courtyard room from €559 per person sharing
Deluxe room from €615 per person sharing
Junior suite from €699 per person sharing
Garden Suite from €799 per person sharing
Single occupancy supplement from €230
Sharing rates:
Adult / Children (over 12)  €409 per person
Children (under 12)*  €189 per child
*must be sharing with two paying adults
Children (under 12)*  €289 per child
*no adults in room
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Christmas at Cashel House Hotel, Co. Galway (three nights) Ireland’s Blue Book

Description: Christmas Package: Christmas Eve:   Cocktail Reception in the Bar and Lounge, hosted by the McEvilly Family and staff followed by a festive traditional Dinner.  Entertainment during the meal will be classic traditional Irish music and includes a visit by the local Carol Singers.  Relax after dinner in the lounge or library and enjoy the peace and calm of a quiet Connemara setting. Christmas Day:  Christmas Day begins with a traditional breakfast in the Dining Room or enjoy a quiet breakfast in your Room.  A magnificent Buffet Lunch is then served at 1pm.  Spend the afternoon relaxing in front of the crackling turf and log fires.  The more active might opt to take a walk and enjoy the Atlantic sea air and the Connemara scenery.  Afternoon teas are served in the Drawing Room.   In the evening a house party style Christmas Dinner with all the festive trimmings associated with good food and great company will be served in the Dining room; entertainment provided by local musicians in keeping with a truly traditional authentic Christmas.

Valid From: 20.12.2018 To: 28.12.2018

From: €695 per person

For more information, please see or contact Cashel House directly on 09531001


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