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It's hard to keep up with all the latest spa info - new openings, quirky treatments, best deals - so we'll do our best to keep you informed. We welcome your feedback and inputs - info@spa-ireland.com

 

Shannon Region Spa and Wellness Month - 27 Jan 2009

February 2009 is the month to kickstart your health and wellness campaign.

Good health incorporates body, mind and soul. We all know about eating right and exercising regularly but frequently forgotten is looking after our inner balance - the measure of our stress levels and our personal Zen-factor. With leisure time sparse, personal issues and work difficulties increasing, it is easy for the simple stuff to fester, which in turn affects our health.

The West of Ireland is long known for its stunning Atlantic coastline, the mystical attraction of the Burren and a well-developed infrastructure for visitors. Shannon Development are dedicating the month of February to the promotion of Spa and Wellness in the Shannon area.

All our Spa Ireland properties in the Shannon region will include a welcome gift and departure gift with your booking, a free signature experience and various activities that you can take part in.

The Falls Hotel, Ennistymon, offer a wide range of packages incorporating the great outdoors and a little spa healing to recover. You will be rosy cheeked after a spa and surf package or, for those who prefer dry land, a Burren walking package with a little post walk foot relief.
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Dromoland Castle, situated just 8 miles from Shannon Airport, is one of the country's most exclusive castle resorts (and offering some of the best service we have ever experienced). With a wide variety of flotation treatments and Anti-Stress therapy available, the emphasis is very much on inner well being at Dromoland. Packages incorporating spa down time and luxury sleeping quarters are available.
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Imagine snoozing to the sound of waves crashing nearby, in the comfort of your own cottage. Doonbeg Golf Resort & Spa offers just that with packages incorporating great food and spa to ensure that the only thought on your mind is why you never visited before.
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The Radisson SAS Hotel & Rain Spa, Limerick is a great place to let your hair down with friends and enjoy a stay that will ensure body rejuvenation. With packages such as the 20/20/20 (a one hour spa session which gives you a taste of 3 different treatments), this is a great one for spa novices who want to try a selection of treatments.
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All our properties offer a host of activities throughout February from dancing yourself fit on the 1st at the Radisson to lifestyle coaching consultation on the 14th at Doonbeg. For the foodies amongst us, the Falls Hotel will have a healthy eating and recipes session with the hotel chef on the 12th.

To book any of these packages and avail of the extras and added value call us on 01 7078617, submit a booking enquiry form or book directly on our website.


 

Doonbeg Competition - 12 Jan 2009

WIN - a fabulous stay at Doonbeg Golf Resort & Spa

To celebrate the Shannon Health and Wellness campaign which runs throughout February 2009, Doonbeg Golf Resort & Spa in Co. Clare is offering you and a friend the chance to win an overnight deluxe stay at this top spa resort, hailed by Conde Nast as one of the hottest spas for 2007.

With the emphasis on privacy, accommodation comes in the form of beautifully decorated cottages and suites. Expect 5 star hotel service which, coupled with Doonbeg's stunning Atlantic-coast setting, will make this a stay to remember. The spa is truly first class with unique treatments such as the Caviar facial or the gorgeous "Lavender Dreams" Body Scrub.

To win an overnight stay for two people in an Ocean View Suite, delicious breakfast the following morning and either an Ocean European Cleansing facial or Swedish Massage answer this simple question: -


What is the name of the spa at Doonbeg Golf Resort & Spa?.

Email your answer with your name and telephone number to louise@spa-ireand.com.


 

Valentine's Day 2009 - 07 Jan 2009

It's Romance Time at some of our top Spa Ireland properties.

Valentines Day falls conveniently on a Saturday this year so there is no excuse to dodge the occasion. Lavish the one you love with a spa break and put the ghosts of Valentine's past to rest.

The Ice House in Ballina has come up trumps with a package tailor made to ensure your weekend is as loved up as can be. With bubbly, chocolate dipped strawberries and a late check out, this weekend will prove to be paradise for you and yours. Enjoy a 2 night stay, daily breakfast in bed, a 6 course evening meal and his and hers treatments at a price of €295 per person sharing. click here

The Ritz Carlton is offering a very special Valentine's Package which can be enjoyed on the 14th. It includes a 4 course meal which is prepared and served in the privacy of your room, an overnight stay and a beautiful breakfast for €205 per person sharing. We wondered whether Gordon Ramsay himself might be around to serve dinner in your room but reckon he may be a little busy. click here

And if one night at the Ritz isn't enough try the ultimate Valentine's package which allows the romance to linger for a whole weekend. 2 nights bed and breakfast, a gourmet meal and turndown service is €340 per person sharing. click here

Galgorm Manor in Co. Antrim offers a beautiful suite of packages for either a 1 night or 2 night stay. Including Secret Recipe Love Cocktails, 5 course meals and picturesque views, a stay at Galgorm will be remembered as the perfect lost Valentine's weekend. For a 1 night package details (from £122.50 pps) click here For a 2 night stay (from £260.00 stg pps) click here

Muckross Park Hotel in Killarney represents elegance and grandeur at its finest. A 2 night escape with champagne, chocolates, dinner on 1 evening, daily breakfast and a rose petal surprise costs just €250 per person sharing. click here

Mount Wolseley in Co. Carlow has an offering of 2 nights bed and breakfast, dinner on one evening plus chocolates and a Red Rose on arrival.The rooms have everything you might desire, including a mini bar, so it will be difficult to leave, even for that delicious dinner. €249 per person sharing. click here

If you're a real romantic you can stop reading at this point.

Valentine's day is less commonly known as Singles Awareness Day. We think it's because it doesn't have as nice a ring to it. Going solo is sometimes the best choice as peace and tranquility are guaranteed. Lough Erne Golf Resort have an aptly named Independently Yours Package which incorporates a 2 night stay, daily breakfast, an evening meal, 1 Thai Massage to ensure any tension knots are released and a round of Golf to get you all wound up again. A perfect reason to book extra treatments - after all the weekend is yours. €520 per person. click here

To book any of these fabulous packages or enquire about other offers, check out online availability or simply email us a booking enquiry form or call us on 01 7078617.


 

Spa Ireland Northern Ireland Offers - 06 Jan 2009

Exceptional value as the euro nears parity with sterling

Everyone loves a bargain, especially during January when most of us have overspent and overindulged at Christmas and need something to ease the guilt. There is some pretty good value to be had in Spa Ireland's Northern Ireland spas and with euro almost at parity with sterling, you'll be able to add on a little retail therapy during your trip. If you're already based in Northern Ireland then now's the time to try out the great options on your doorstep.

Culloden Estate and Spa Hotel just outside Belfast has long been hosting the rich and famous and will be happy to welcome you. Escape for a night with bed and breakfast and a spa treatment for €195 per person sharing. click here

Slieve Donard Resort and Spa in Co. Down, with it's stunning beachfront setting is the perfect place for a weekend of relaxation with a 2 night stay, daily breakfast and a 1 hour treatment for €300 per person sharing. click here

Galgorm Manor is not far from Ballymena and set in gorgeous countryside with activities a plenty. Enjoy a fab luxury overnight, inclusive of breakfast, dinner and that all important spa treatment for €249. There's even a hot tub!. click here

Lough Erne Golf Resort in Co. Fermanagh is a 5 star hotel with 5 star views . Their Thai spa offers unique treatments and traditional massages and should not be missed. A 2 night stay starts at €281 per person sharing. click here


 

10 Recession Busters for under €200 - 06 Jan 2009

From day spas to weekend breaks, now is the time to book your value spa break.

Forget the January blues - we have 10 great spa breaks for under €200. We're all tightening our belts and keeping our wallets firmly closed but there has never has been a better time to sample one of Ireland's spas.

1 - The Falls Hotel are offering the Aussie experience without the plane trip. Located near Lahinch Beach in Co. Clare, for €185.00 pps, experience this cool Spa and Surf package which offers 2 nights accommodation, daily breakfast, a surf lesson and a massage. Definitely an alternative to the traditional hen weekend. click here

2 - Essence Spa at the Clarion Cork is a funky city spa. The Indulge Spa Package will buy you a 2 night stay, daily breakfast, 1 evening meal and a mini spa treatment for €199 pps. click here

3 - Experiencing 5 star luxury needn't break the bank. The Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt has a fabulous Winter Retreat Day Package where you can escape, be pampered and emerge rejuvenated for just €135. This is one of our top sellers so far this year so don't say we didn't tell you! click here

4 - Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa offer an overnight stay with dinner and full breakfast the next day, Rasul Mid Chamber experience, a half hour treatment from a choice PLUS a complimentary bottle of wine for Spa Ireland clients.. and all this for just €172.50 pps midweek. click here

5 - Escape for an overnight to Seafield Hotel in Wexford for delicious food, luxury accommodation and a lush 55-minute spa treatment in the really gorgeous Oceo Spa for €190 per person sharing. click here

6 - Lough Rea Hotel in Galway have a very special midweek break for those with the luxury of time on their hands. Indulge with a 2 night stay, daily breakfast, 1 evening meal, massage and manicure for only €195 per person sharing. click here

7 - Enjoy some southern country charm only minutes from Cork city in the 5-star Maryborough hotel.1 nights accommodation, tasty breakfast and a one hour spa treatment in the excellent ESPA spa is just €150 per person sharing. click here

8 - For a city break without the hustle and bustle, try the Royal Marine in Dun Laoghaire. Dart access is only minutes away taking you into Dublin City. After a brisk walk along the famous pier, enjoy a winter warmer of 2 nights accommodaton, daily breakfast, mud treatment for 2 and a light bite in the spa cafe for only €149 per person sharing. click here

9 - Find perfect peace in the Slieve Russell, Co. Cavan. With beautiful views and manicured lawns, your little piece of heaven is within easy reach. 2 nights accommodation, breakfast daily, 1 evening meal, a signature facial and complimentary room upgrade for €195 per person sharing. click here

10 - And finally one for the guys.The prestigious Grooming Rooms on South William Street, Dublin, cater solely for men and have a wide range of packages available, from barbering services to results driven facials. Defuzz your man with this lovely package which includes a Haircut, hot towel shave, a Swedish Back massage and a Executive manicure for just €135. click here

To book any of these packages check out availability online, send us a booking enquiry or simply call us on 01 7078617.