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Irish Examiner - Weekend - - Travel - Barry Cough­lan

Dance star in Dun­gar­van

River­dance star, Colin Dunne, will be fea­tured in the in­au­gu­ral Dun­gar­van Sum­mer Mu­si­cal Fes­ti­val, which runs be­tween Au­gust 4 and 6. Dunne will per­form a 15-minute show (free) on top of the Green­way’s viaduct on Satur­day, Au­gust 5. This is one of sev­eral short per­for­mances fea­tur­ing a range of mu­si­cal artists. Satur­day’s main evening event is the Mas­ters of Tra­di­tion con­cert. For show tick­ets, www.dun­gar­van­sum­mer­mu­sicfes­ti­val.com.

U2 ‘tour’ of Dublin

A Failte Ire­land tour of Dublin links sev­eral parts of the cap­i­tal with Bono and U2. This in­cludes a visit to GAA head­quar­ters, Croke Park, be­cause it was there that the band re­cently played the Joshua Tree al­bum con­cert. There are other rea­sons (U2) why vis­i­tors should take in stops at North Earl Street, Tal­bot Street, the North Wall Quay, Hanover Quay, Bag­got Street, St Stephen’s Green, Glas­nevin and more. Check out www.VisitDublin.com

Lux­ury in Lim­er­ick

Lim­er­ick’s only five-star ho­tel, the Savoy, has a long list of sug­gested ac­tiv­i­ties for guests to do in the city, amongst them vis­its to the Milk Mar­ket, the Hunt Mu­seum, and the iconic home of Mun­ster rugby, Thomond Park. The ho­tel’s over-night pack­ages start at €140 per per­son shar­ing and these in­clude break­fast and a three-course meal and com­pli­men­tary use of the Savoy Aqua and Fit­ness Club. Go to www.savoylim­er­ick.com or tele­phone +35361448700.

Voy­age of dis­cov­ery

Trav­elfox has linked up with Princess Cruises to of­fer a De­cem­ber 2 (13 nights) voy­age that vis­its Malaysia, Thai­land, and Viet­nam. Clients fly from Dublin to Sin­ga­pore and visit Kota Kinabalu, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Ming City, Bangkok, Ko Sa­mui, Pe­nang, Kuala Lumpur, and go back to Sin­ga­pore. Prices start at €2,499 (in­side state­room) or from €3,182 (bal­cony state­room) on board the Sap­phire Princess. www.trav­elfox.ie

Cal­i­for­nia dreamin’

Theme parks and sun­shine are the ob­vi­ous fea­tures that at­tract tourists by the mil­lions to Cal­i­for­nia. Tour Amer­ica has a seven-night fly/drive-of­fer, start­ing at €829, with three nights in San Fran­ciso, two in Los An­ge­les, and one each in Mon­terey and Santa Bar­bara. Travel, on March 1, is based on two adults and two chil­dren shar­ing, and in­cludes car hire. Visit www.touramer­ica.ie.

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