Pól Ó Conghaile: Six sneaky escapes inside an hour of Dublin

Pól Ó Conghaile: Six sneaky escapes inside an hour of Dublin


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Pól Ó Conghaile: Six sneaky escapes inside an hour of Dublin

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I do know loads of dad and mom who’d give their proper arms for a sneaky getaway.

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I do know loads of dad and mom who’d give their proper arms for a sneaky getaway.

However slowed down in logistics, bouncing from working weeks to weekends working the household taxi, it is exhausting to seek out the time to speak a couple of break, not to mention take one.

As we speak, I am locations inside an hour (roughly) of Dublin – bankers you will get to and from inside 24 hours. For the very best costs, e-book a time off midweek, get a pal or relative to cowl the sleepover and college drop… and recharge.

1. Tankardstown Home

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A room at Tankardstown Home

Guide a manor room on this Blue Guide bolthole for the complete Downton Abbey expertise, although there are cottage suites too. Close by Slane Citadel has upped its sport – swing by for lunch or dinner surrounded by live performance memorabilia, earlier than a tour of its spanking new whiskey distillery. Tankardstown, Co Meath; B&B from €105pp. tankardstown.ie.

2. Ballyknocken Home

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Catherine Fulvio

Catherine Fulvio is not only a TV chef. She additionally runs a household farmhouse and cookery college, with artistic packages together with B&B and a ‘mountain high picnic’ for 2 from €169, or you are able to do a weekend night time with a half-day cookery college for 2 at €394. It is lower than an hour from South Dublin to Glenealy, Co Wickow; ballyknocken.ie.

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three. The White Cottages

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White Cottages, Skerries

Earlier winners of Georgina Campbell’s B&B of the 12 months, these family-run cottages face the ocean in Skerries (ask for the ‘Harbour Grasp’ room) and so they can do a pair’s picnic (€25pp) or contemporary flowers, goodies and bubbly (€50pp) too. Skerries, Co Dublin; B&B from €50pp; thewhitecottages.com.

four. Wicklow Lighthouse

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The outdated Wicklow Lighthouse, now in nice demand as a spot to remain

 

Simply the 2 of you in a storm-whipped lighthouse? It may very well be heaven… or hell. Courting from 1781, the Irish Landmark Belief’s granite tower sleeps 4 in two double bedrooms. Costs from €560 for 2 nights. Wicklow Head; irishlandmark.com.

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5. Johnstown Property

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Loosen up on the Johnstown Property Lodge & Spa

This creature of the Celtic Tiger has upped its sport surprisingly below new possession. Midweek spa breaks begin from €299 for 2 sharing, together with B&B, two 50-minute remedies, and dinner on the revamped Hearth & Salt restaurant (attempt the lamb or one of many signature steaks with Himalayan salt). Enfield, Co Meath; thejohnstownestate.com.

6. The Dylan

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Dylan Lodge, Dublin

As a substitute of escaping from Dublin, why not escape into it? The five-star Dylan is the town’s solely entry in Mr & Mrs Smith, one of many UK’s slickest journey golf equipment. Ask for one of many new rooms, sup cocktails on the pewter bar, eat in or out (attempt Etto or Cirillo’s close by), and also you’re made. Rooms from €259. Eastmoreland Place, Dublin. dylan.ie.

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