Travel Tuesday Twixmas and Inter-County Travel on VMTV’s Elaine Show

This week on the Elaine Show we are celebrating inter-county travel and I’ve picked some great deals in Irish hotels for Christmas and January Breaks. On December 18th we are free to travel around Ireland and a little staycation is a real treat to look forward to after so many months of restrictions. I ran a poll on Twitter this week to see how keen people are to travel between counties and 75% said that they would love to take a break soon. It’s great for our hospitality sector that there is the opportunity to travel again and I have full confidence in the quality and standard of our terrific hotels and restaurants. Failte Ireland have set out strict guidelines that I have seen adhered to by every property that I’ve visited this year. Look out for the safety charter issued by Failte Ireland and the Government.


Harveys Point Donegal             

Tel:074 9722208


Hotel Description.

Harvey’s Point is a member of which means you can use your Go Anywhere Giftcard here. Nestled at the foot of the Bluestack Mountains of Donegal, overlooking the still waters of Lough Eske, is the luxurious 4 Star Harvey’s Point Hotel, the number one hotel in Ireland on TripAdvisor, as voted by its customers for seven years. Boasting 64 superbly appointed lavish bedrooms, Harvey’s Point’s Suites include executive, premium, deluxe and penthouses, along with lake view courtyard guestrooms set amidst splendid landscaped gardens, Harvey’s Point guarantees a magnificent hospitality experience. Indulge in a delicious gourmet meal, while enjoying panoramic views over Lough Eske and the mountains beyond; Sit back and relax afoot a roaring log fire in the intimate reading room; Read a book over a tipple in the cosy bar, all of which all bear the elegance, sophistication and relaxing atmosphere that Harvey’s Point has become famous for.



“Picture a glorious Winter landscape, a beautiful hotel nestled between the Bluestack Mountain and stunning Lough Eske add palatial accommodation, scrumptious food, welcoming turf fires and a team dedicated to ensuring your visit is memorable. With meet and greet mulled wine reception, delicious New Year’s Eve Dinner, Light entertainment & welcome the New Year with a spectacular firework display over Lough Eske, Guests can enjoy festive cookery demonstrations, wine appreciation class and self-guided walking,  we have the perfect ingredients for the stay to welcome in the New Year at Harvey’s Point.


Package Includes:


Two-night stay in a palatial suite fit for a King or Queen

Leisurely breakfast overlooking Lough Eske both mornings

New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner followed by light entertainment & Firework Display

Dinner in our 2AA Rosette Restaurant on New Year’s Day

Cooking Demonstration and Wine Appreciation

Homemade cookies and fresh fruit


2 Night package from €469pps

Harvey’s Point is one of the many hotels to choose from on the website and part of the go anywhere giftcard range.

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White’s Hotel Wexford

Christmas Family Package

Bookable now for stays from 18th – 23rd December 2020 and 26th December – 3rd January 2021

Includes Bed & Breakfast, hot chocolate and cookies for children on arrival and complimentary access to Club Vitae with kiddies pool and 20m pool

From €179 per night based on 2 adults and 1 child sharing

Take a Moment to Make a Moment DBB Offer

  • Delicious three-course evening meal
  • Sleep soundly in one of our signature beds
  • Enjoy an a-la-carte breakfast the following morning
  • Linger a little longer with a 2pm late checkout

From €65 per person sharing per night

Bookable now until 26th December 2020 for stays until 28th February 2021

Twice as Nice Offer

The return of our ever popular 2 nights for the price of 1 offer, bookable now for stays from 02 January – 31 March 2021

2 nights bed & breakfast for two people from €139 midweek, from €189 weekend

There is also a group-wide Winter Sale going live on 26th December until 13th January with stay dates until 31st May 2021 so keep an eye on and for updates and the best offers over Christmas and into the New Year.


  • Clayton Hotels & Maldron Hotels are sister brands and both gift cards can be used across all hotels so a choice of over 40 hotels in great destinations across Ireland and the UK.
  • Gift Cards are also redeemable in our partner hotels The Gibson Hotel, Hotel 7, The Ballsbridge Hotel, and The Belvedere Hotel.
  • They are valid for 5 years and can be enjoyed on a range of hotel experiences, including overnight stays, dining, drinks, afternoon tea, Club Vitae leisure club membership and more.
  • They can be bought in any Clayton Hotel or Maldron Hotel or online at &
  • They can be sent by post or can be sent as an e-voucher straight to your email, so ideal as a thoughtful, last minute gift!
  • Locations include: Belfast, Birmingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cork. Derry, Dublin, Galway, Laois, Leeds, Limerick, London, Manchester, Newscastle, Sligo and Wexford.

For more information see the following websites:

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Shopping in Dublin

If you are coming to Dublin to do some shopping The Red Cow Moran Hotel is great location to get around the city’s many shopping centres – close to Liffey Valley, Blanchardstown and Dundrum Shopping Centres.

The Red Cow Moran Hotel

The Red Cow – a family owned and operated landmark hotel established over 25 years ago. It is ideally located at the gateway to Dublin – the perfect place to get to and from wherever you are going.

Whether you are looking to explore the city, shop or simply relax you couldn’t be better placed with easy access to the M7, M50 and all main transport links such as the Luas, Dublin Bus and the Airport Shuttle.

The Ultimate Girly Getaway

Red Cow Moran Hotel is one of Dublin’s most conveniently located 4 star hotels – ideally located close to Dublin’s Best Shopping Spots and transport links.

Enjoy overnight stay in one of our luxury guestrooms, then hit the shops after a delicious full Irish breakfast.

Enjoy a night away with get in some much needed retail therapy. At the Red Cow Moran Hotel we have the ultimate girls getaway package.

-Overnight Stay in our 4 Star Hotel

-Dinner & Breakfast Included

-Complimentary Cocktail

-Shopping Transfer To The City Centre can be arranged

Bookable from now.

From €135  per person sharing per night



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Bloomfield House Hotel, Leisure Club & Spa      

Mullingar, Westmeath 

Rating: 4            

044 9340894


Hotel Description.

Situated in the heart of the beautiful Westmeath lakeland’s in an idyllic setting overlooking Lough Ennell, this Irish, family-owned hotel is nestled in rolling countryside amidst acres of rich parkland and lofty trees, where you will be close to culture, history and the ancient myths of County Westmeath.


€89 FOR 2 BUBBLY STAY |  B&B, BUBBLY, LUXURY CHOCOLATES, SPA VOUCHER, USE OF POOL, JACUZZI, SAUNA, STEAMROOM ONLY €89 FOR 2 GUESTS  Treat yourself or someone special to a luxurious post-Christmas escape to the charming four star Bloomfield House Hotel, Leisure Club & Spa, stunningly situated on the shores of Lough Ennell, Mullingar. Nab a fireside armchair, curl up with a book in one hand and glass of bubbly in the other while nibbling on your luxury chocolates. Work off the revelries with a lake-walk around the grounds or visit Belvedere Gardens & Park and Mullingar golf Club next door. Indulge in some much-needed pampering and relaxation at the Spa plus use of the Pool, Gym and Thermal Facilities. Take in the stunning lake views overlooking the changing countryside, where relaxation will prove effortless.   


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Ballygarry House

Tralee, Kerry    

Rating: 4            

(0)66 712 3322

Hotel Description:

Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, the Hotel is set on 15 acres, just outside the town of Tralee, Co. Kerry offering ample & secure parking.  Recently awarded in Top 5 in Ireland in the TripadvisorTravellers Choice Awards, we offer 64 guestrooms over 4 categories.  We are graded as 4* Deluxe but refurbished to 5* specification.


Offer Description:

Couples Escape from €99 pps

Treat your loved one or grab the girls and getaway from it all with an overnight stay at Ballygarry House Hotel

– Full Irish Breakfast
– Dinner for 2 *
– Home Baked Cookies on arrival in room
– Prosecco Cocktail on arrival
– Use of our 24 hour Fitness Suite
– Complimentary bicycles to explore the nearby Ballyseedy Woods



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The Blue Haven Kinsale

Kinsale Co Cork

Rating: 4            

021 477209

Hotel Description.

Gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way, the Blue Haven Hotel will welcome you with open arms. Just a stone’s throw from dozens of great restaurants, lively bars and interesting craft shops… yet only 25 minutes from Cork City. Right at the start of the Wild Atlantic Way, let your inspirational journey start at the Blue Haven.



Enjoy a Gourmet Break in Ireland’s Foodie Capital Kinsale. Luxury accommodation at the award winning Blue Haven Hotel, including breakfast and a two course meal with a beverage in Hamlets Street Food and Gastro Garden. T&C’s apply. Prices start from €87.50 per person.


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Faithlegg Hotel

Faithlegg, Waterford    

Rating: 4            

(0)51 382000



Hotel Description.

Faithlegg Hotel is an award-winning 4-star hotel set in beautiful grounds with its own 18 – hole golf course right on the doorstep. Located just six miles outside Waterford city in an 18th century mansion, which has been restored to provide luxury accommodation in Ireland’s magnificent South East, it is one of Waterford’s finest hotels. Reconnect with your family & friends at Faithlegg, enjoy our luxury treatment suites and wine & dine in The Roseville Rooms restaurant. Visit to book your stay!



Reconnect with Family or Friends and feel a million miles away at Faithlegg.  Wine and Dine Winter Offer includes overnight accommodation, evening dinner in our award winning Roseville Rooms Restaurant with a bottle of wine and delicious full Irish breakfast the next morning and late checkout.  From €85pps

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No. 1 Pery Square Hotel and Spa, Limerick

24 Hr Escape, Luxury Bed, Award Winning Breakfast & 3 Course Dinner


Includes One Night Accommodation stay in our uniquely named bedrooms, Full a la Carte breakfast, Personal Concierge help and advice for journey, Full 3 Course Dinner

From: €318 total stay (based on two people sharing for one night)

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Killarney Royal Hotel, Co. Kerry

Bed and Breakfast – Exclusive Saving

This rate includes accommodation with full Irish breakfast. This rate is the total rate per room per night including breakfast. Free cancellation up to 48 hours prior to arrival. This also includes full access to the Health Club at our Sister Property, Great Southern Killarney which includes 15m Heated Pool, Steam Room, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Monsoon Shower & Two Outdoor Tennis Courts.

From: €279 total stay (based on two people sharing for one night)