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    Parks, Mountains, Rivers & Sport: Outdoor Activities in Dublin

    Who doesn’t love a good outdoor adventure? We know we do! Dublin may not be the first place you’d think of when it comes to all things outdoors, but guess what? You’re in for a treat! We’ll tell you about all our favourite outdoor activities. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or ...
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    It’s Time to Tick Off Your Christmas List Uh-oh, it’s that time of year again - Christmas present purchasing time! You’ve clocked up the miles looking in shops and have put in hours scrolling online. Panic now ensues! What are you going to do? You know them best, but you don’t ...
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    Ireland’s Most Famous TV & Film Locations

    Who knew so many iconic and memorable scenes have been recorded on the Emerald Isle? Some of these are quite obviously recorded in Ireland. How about that unforgettable scene in P.S I Love You, where Holly Kennedy first meets Irish dreamboat, Gerry? Some other movie moments shot here may surprise ...
  • Cork Landmarks: Famous to Overlooked

    Cork, AKA ‘The Rebel County’ or ‘Ireland’s Foodie Capital’, is best captured in the city’s iconic and famous landmarks. Our very own hotel in Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork has been around since 1720 (read here more about the hotel's history). So because of this, we are quite in the know ...
  • Explore Northern Ireland: The Ultimate Travel Itinerary

    Places to Visit in Northern Ireland Now is the time to see some of Northern Ireland’s most renowned landmarks such as Giant’s Causeway and The Dark Hedges. Other hidden gems are those not-so-famous attractions like Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and Mussenden Temple. Check out our Northern Ireland travel itinerary to help you ...
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    Best Staycations in Ireland

    More and more Irish holidaymakers are taking breaks in their home country. These “staycations” offer plenty of advantages. They’re easy to plan, with less travel time and they open your eyes to the wonders available on your own doorstep. Whether you’re staying at a hotel in Dublin, spending a few nights ...
  • Galway: European City of Culture 2020

    You’d be hard pushed to find a country that loves the arts as much as Ireland, and a county that appreciates it more than Galway. So, Galway’s official status as European City of Culture 2020 is richly deserved. While “culture” is often associated with galleries, theatres and literature, it means a lot ...
  • Ireland’s Best Traditional Pubs | Maldron Hotels

    Best Traditional Pubs across Ireland If there’s one thing Ireland is not short of, it’s traditional pubs. Our pub to person ratio is the envy of the world, and this is one country where you won’t go thirsty. Thankfully, we’ve kept the spirit and atmosphere of traditional pubs alive. Indeed, some ...
  • Romantic City Breaks in Ireland

    Romantic City Breaks in Ireland

    Ireland, as you might have heard, is a nation of poets, playwrights and incurable romantics. There might be more love stories, songs and poems written per capita in Ireland than in anywhere else in the world. So, where did they get their inspiration? And how can you capture a little of ...
  • How to Spend 24 Hours in Belfast

    Belfast packs a lot into a small city. It’s got a fascinating history, a range of activities and no shortage of places to quench your thirst or sate your hunger. Thankfully, many of these attractions are a short distance from this Belfast hotel. In fact, you could easily spend a terrific ...
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    Belfast Landmarks - 8 Unmissable Sights

    Belfast is a city rich in history and culture. And, luckily, the city has done a tremendous job of marking and commemorating these moments. From government buildings still in operation to statues and museums, this is a veritable hub of unforgettable landmarks. All of these spots are easy to get to, ...
  • things to do in galway in the rain

    What to Do in Galway When It Rains

    Although the sun does often shine in Galway, we’re used to having a rainy day or two... so we’ve got great ideas to keep you entertained, even if it’s a bit wet outside!  From indoor attractions to keep the kids entertained, to museums that keep you all dry AND educated, spend ...
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    9 Famous Historical Landmarks To See in Dublin

    Ireland’s capital city is a treasure trove of historical landmarks, so it’s not easy to know where to start when you visit Dublin for the first time. The centre of the city is fairly compact so it’s ideal for walking around and exploring, but there is a lot to see. ...
  • day trips from galway

    10 Day Trips from Galway: Where to Go for a Great Day Out

    Galway is a place of perpetual fun and offers a multitude of things to see and do.  However, just think of the many areas on the city’s periphery and in the surrounding counties along the Wild Atlantic Way that also require attention and appreciation. Discover the best day trips from Galway ...
  • things to do in county laois ireland

    Laois Travel Guide: Everything You Need to Know

    Ireland isn’t just divided into the north, south, east and west. There’s a whole stretch of the country that sits right between them all, a beautiful (and sometimes overlooked) area known as the Midlands.  It’s here that you’ll find little county Laois, where the rich cultural heritage of Ireland and beautiful ...
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    The Best Things to Do Outdoors in Galway

    Galway’s capacity for outdoor fun knows few limits. With something for everyone, young or old, whatever your capabilities, and options all year round, it should come as no big surprise that outdoor enthusiasts from around the world flock to this part of Ireland every year.  So be sure to check out ...
  • family holidays wexford

    Your Guide to Planning the Perfect Family Holiday in Wexford

    A holiday that’s actually fun for the whole family might seem like a tall order.  But if anywhere in Ireland can deliver on that, it’s Wexford.  Heritage and abundant outdoor activities, Wexford has more than its fair share of attractions to satisfy kids big and small and adults alike. No matter where ...

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