Travel Tuesday looks at destinations your Mother will love!

Mother’s Day comes around quickly every year. What better way to tell your mother or the other special women in you life how much you love them than present with the gift of travel.

As demonstrated with the terrible travel disruptions last week there is even more reason to book with a reputable fully bonded tour operator. I’ve picked these selection of trips to take mum or the favourite women in your life somewhere special and most are found on the Irish Travel Agents Association website

Cassidy Travel

Mamma Mia – the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

Cassidy Travel has the perfect mother and daughter trip to London for Mother’s Day next month, from €269pps, taking in Mamma Mia the Musical in the West End after a rigorous day’s shopping! Accommodation is for 2 nights in the 4-star Westbridge Hotel (B&B). This hotel is 20 minutes by tube into Oxford Circus. Flights depart Dublin on 10 March.Call Cassidy Travel on 01 291 0000 or book in one of their 9 stores across Dublin.

Westbridge Hotel Stratford London

Starting this week with a weekend in London. CALL TO BOOK    tel: 0818-332500 

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Wallace Travel Group


Mother’s Day Gift – Amsterdam

Amsterdam getaway with your Mother.

Travel : 17th March 2018  for 3 nights

FROM €399.00 PPS

Included :

Return Flights with cabin bag

3 nights B&B in 3*Avenue Hotel

FREE trip to Amsterdam Icebar


Iceland – Ideal Mother’s Day Gift

Treat your Mother to a weekend in Reykjavik – Flying direct from Dublin to Iceland.

Travel : 29th March – 02nd April

4 Nights

4* Package €689 pp sharing & €59 pp tax

Our Iceland trips include:

Dublin Airport meet & greet with your tour leader
Return Direct flights from Dublin to Iceland.
Return Airport Transfers to and from your hotel
20kgs checked in luggage per person
Hotel Accommodation with Breakfast each morning
Daily Hospitality Desk in your hotel, for expert advise and recommendation from our Tour Leader on restaurants, bars, museums and tours

Flights Times (approx)
Depart Dublin    10:15 Arrive Keflavik 12:25
Depart Keflavik 17:30 Arrive Dublin    19:40




Holiday Gift Vouchers from Click&Go.

Vouchers can be purchased online & printed by you or we can send it to you by post, presented in a gift voucher envelope. Postage is offered free of charge for delivery within the Republic of Ireland.

Gift Vouchers Terms & Conditions:

  • Can be redeemed against any holiday offered by Click&Go
  • No time limit on usage. Vouchers will not expire
  • No restrictions, literally can be used just like cash & can be applied to existing bookings
  • Valid only with specified voucher number
  • Cash will not be given in lieu of voucher
  • Vouchers must be redeemed over the phone

Mother’s day break in Prague from €259pp

From €259pp for the 3 star Atos Hotel. Price is per person based on 2 adults sharing for travel on 11 March 2018.

Price includes:

Mother’s day break in Berlin from €229pp

From €259pp for the 4 star Quentin Design Berlin Hotel. Price is per person based on 2 adults sharing for travel on 11 March 2018.

Price includes:


Camino with Mum
They give us unconditional support, enthusiastic devotion and endless advice. Mums the world over are a force to be reckoned with.

Whether they are into hill walking, trekking, step counting or adventuring … They will love the Camino, specially if that means spending time and sharing a special journey with you.

To celebrate Mother‘s Day and help you pamper her, at we are treating all mums, mum-daughter and mum-son pilgrims, to one free hotel upgrade on their Camino trip*

To get you inspired, these are some ideas for your Camino with Mum:

The Classic Camino experience

The classic Camino route, the Camino Frances, is 800kms long and takes pilgrims all the way from the French side of the Pyrenees to Santiago, in Galicia. You can complete the whole journey in 5 weeks or you can start your Camino with Mum closer to Santiago. The minimum you will need to walk to receive your pilgrim certificate in Santiago is the last 100kms, which can be done in a week.

More details on this route: Camino Frances

The Coastal Camino from Porto

The Portuguese Coastal Camino route from Porto, in Northern Portugal, is one of the most scenic Camino trails. Starting your journey in wonderful Porto, this route takes you and mum from village to village along the Atlantic Coast of Portugal and then into Galicia’s Rias Baixas, famous for their seafood and Albarino white wine.
The whole route can be walked in just 2 weeks.

More details on this route: Portuguese Coastal Camino

Camino on two wheels

If your mum is more into cycling than walking, we suggest you embark on a Camino adventure on two wheels. You can cycle most Camino de Santiago trails. In fact, approximately 10% of all pilgrims arriving in Santiago, do so on a bike. Cyclists and walkers share the tracks peacefully.

If you are cycling the Camino you will need to cover at least 200kms of any route to receive your pilgrim certificate in Santiago.

More details on this route: Cycling the Camino Frances

Get one night hotel upgrade on bookings of 6 nights minimum*
Book by midnight 11th March 2018Mother‘s Day in the UK and Ireland
Bookings for Mum, Mum and Daugther and Mum and Son.

Prices start from €512 per person sharing for a 6-night package including standard accommodation, breakfast, luggage transfers and holiday pack with route notes and pilgrim passport.

The beauty of the Camino is that you can walk for as long or as little as you wish, whether it’s a short-break, a week, 10 days or the full route.

Talk to the Camino experts at for advice and to create the perfect itinerary for your Camino with Mum, visit or contact us at We also have gift vouchers available.

For additional information and images, contact Maria or Karl: and

Topflight specialise in travel to lovely Sicily

The alluring island of Sicily remains a true favourite amongst Irish holidaymakers. Your mum with definitely love this island. As an island destination Sicily offers diverse culture, picturesque beaches, mouthwatering cuisine and a wealth of historical treasures all waiting to be discovered.


Although part of Italy, the island of Sicily has its own distinctive, enchanting culture and charm. Its seductive beauty and idyllic positioning in the heart of the Mediterranean makes it the perfect holiday destination for those who love the lure of seaside fun, culture, authentic fare alongside an abundance of amazing natural spectacles.

Topflight’s featured resorts:

Taormina provides postcard-perfect backdrops that many associate with Italy’s beauty. Golden hued buildings are tucked behind vines and blooms that spill over the tops of buildings and balconies, its ancient Greek amphitheatre makes for a must-see spectacle and the crystal clear waters make its beaches truly idyllic. Al fresco dining is a must whilst in Taormina whilst you sit and watch the world go by.

Giardini Naxos is just down the road from Taormina and is often credited as the perfect family destination in Sicily. This is a popular destination for Italians to holiday, providing a charming corner of Sicily that has grown from a sleepy fishing village to a thriving and lively seaside resort.

Letojanni offers the true Italian ‘La Dolce Vita’ offering a laid back and slower paced side of Sicily. Long sandy beaches are ideal for spending the day by the shore in the Italian sunshine while a maze of quaint winding streets, dotted with great restaurants make for ideal places to lazily traverse and discover.

4* Hotel Le Terrazze, Letojanni – NEW HOTEL FOR 2018!


Set on a hillside overlooking the ocean and the village of Letojanni, the Hotel Le Terrazze provides everything you could need to have a truly relaxing break with breathtaking views.

6th October, B&B from €799pps

click here to see all on offer with Topflight to Italy


Finally nowhere is better for the girls than New York so I’ve this great offer to beat the winter blues

Tour America have a great price for Three Nights in New York
Why not throw in a copy of my book on kindle for only 99p
3 nights in NYC from only €559pp 
Return flights with United, all taxes and charges
3 nights hotel accommodation
Based on 4 adults sharing
Travel: January 2019
Reference: 621809
Three Nights in New York  by Michelle Jackson on Amazon

For Viewers in Cork – pamper mum in Castlemartyr

A 5-star luxury estate in the stunning surroundings of East Cork, Castlemartyr Resort is your downtime destination in the south west of Ireland. With a spectacular 24,400-square foot Wellness, Spa and Fitness Centre, the country house hotel offers peaceful and pampering breaks surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Here I am having my own pampering package with author friends Niamh Greene and Maria Duffy

Perfect for every bridal party, birthday celebration and baby shower, Pampering Parties at The Spa at Castlemartyr Resort bring the best of friends and families together for a luxurious day of pampering. Chose from one of the wonderful Pampering Packages to get you and your friends looking and feeling fabulous and enjoy full use of the spa facilities with picturesque views of the gardens at Castlemartyr Resort while you unwind before your treatments with divine ESPA products.

Auriga Spa – Capella Castlemartyr

Select the superb Pampering Party package for just €70 per person and choose from either a soothing 30min ESPA Personalised Facial, 30min ESPA Aromatherapy Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage or a 30min ESPA Salt & Oil Scrub to kick-start immediate relaxation. Why not spoil yourself and upgrade to the fantastic Pampering Party Deluxe Package for €99 per person with a choice of either a luxurious 50min ESPA Skin Solution Facial, a 50min ESPA Aromatherapy Massage or for the mums and mums-to-be a relaxing 50min ESPA Pre/ Post Natal Massage.

All guests enjoy complimentary refreshments, fresh fruit, granola bars and smoothies along with spa tea and avail of their own private vitality pool and sauna to complete the ultimate spa experience.

Don’t let the day end there, continue the fun catching up on the latest stories over lunch, afternoon tea or a Mrs. Quinn’s Picnic and perhaps a glass of Prosecco, in Knight’s Bar!

Carefully put together to allow you and your girlfriends sit back, relax and completely unwind while enjoying some quality time together, Pampering Parties at The Spa at Castlemartyr Resort are the ultimate treat for those seeking a restful day out with their closest friends.

T: 021 421 9000

 Farnham Spa for viewers in the north

Pamper yourself on your very first Mother’s Day at Farnham Estate Spa & Golf Resort. This Yummy Mummy package has been specially designed with new mothers in mind, offering them the opportunity to relax, unwind and return to motherhood feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Farnham Estate Spa is the ideal location to celebrate motherhood and all that comes with it as you take the time to ease up, slow down and embrace the truly relaxing treatments.

The acres of rolling countryside and spectacular woodlands surrounding the spa offer new mums a peaceful haven to escape from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. The tranquil location and serene setting of Farnham Estate Spa will relax your body and mind before you even begin your special Mother’s Day Treatment.


You will be pampered from head to toe in this on your special day beginning with an indulging leg and foot treatment with the world famous Yon-Ka skin care products known for their excellent quality,  designed to reduce fluid retention and ease swelling , followed by a full pedicure ensuring the aches and pains of pregnancy are a distant memory. The full body exfoliation and warm body baume are designed to leave you feeling revived and restored with skin that is satin smooth and silky to touch. Re-energize with a fruity facial before chilling out in the Water Mint Thermal Suite with a steam room, sauna and salt grotto. Bring the dayto a peaceful close in the Relaxation Rooms looking out on the picturesque views of the estate while enjoying a light lunch in the beautiful Botanica Restaurant.

After nine months of pregnancy aches, pains and cravings, giving birth and welcoming your new addition into the world you deserve an extra special treat to celebrate your first Mother’s Day. Treat yourself to this Yummy Mummy spa package from €185 per person sharing, subject to availability.

For further details and to book or call 049 3777700, or email

Visit for further information on special offers.

Into the west – Twelve Hotel

Georgina Campbell’s Hotel of the Year 2018, The Twelve in Bearna, Co. Galway has the perfect Gourmet Escape Break for your Mum this Mother’s Day in an idyllic location in the West of Ireland! Inspired by local and seasonal ingredients, your Mum is in for a real treat with the Gourmet Escape Break from The Twelve.

Twelve Hotel, Barna, Co Galway. May 2007
Photo – Paul Sherwood
00 353 87 230 9096 – Mobile
Copyright 2007

Spoil your Mum with a luxurious two night stay in one of the splendid guest rooms with dinner on the evening of her choice. Feast on fabulous flavours with a meal in the atmospheric and award winning Upstairs at WEST restaurant, the a la carte menu features the freshest, finest local produce. Your award winning sommelier is on hand to help you choose a special bottle from one of the most extensive and eclectic wine lists in Ireland – perfect to raise a toast to your Mum this Mother’s Day.

With two lovely lie-ins guaranteed, your Mum will enjoy a sumptuous breakfast, cooked to order in The Pins Bar & Bistro each morning.

Make Mother’s Day special with a Gourmet Escape to The Twelve. Two nights accommodation with breakfast each morning and dinner on one evening costs from €160 per night for two people sharing.

Celebrate food, celebrate wine, celebrate life and celebrate Mum at The Twelve Hotel in Galway!


Shop and Style this Mother’s Day at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin

For the lady in your life that deserves it all, give her a chic and sophisticated break away this Mother’s Day with the Shop and Style package at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin.

Check into the stylish city centre hotel on Sunday March 11th and enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea featuring deliciously quintessential treats such as free-range egg, chive and rocket sliders and 72% chocolate orange tartines and zesty lemon curd tartlets. Suitably sweetened up, hit the shops with a VIP personal shopping experience in Debenhams Henry Street with chilled bubbles on arrival. With a €50 Debenhams voucher included for Mum and a guest, it’s the perfect way to say a stylish thank you this Mother’s Day.

Following your day of shopping, spend some quality time together in Sure Bar or V’n V Restaurant for a relaxing evening before checking out the following day.

The Shop and Style package at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin starts from €188.00 per person sharing including an overnight stay on Sunday 11th March with a VIP personal shopping experience and a €50 Debenhams voucher for two, afternoon tea and Super Breakfast. Advanced booking is required. Call 01-8982900 or visit


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