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
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.