JO LINE­HAN

The Irish Times Magazine - - TRAVEL- BAG -

Warm and Fez- y Morocco’s sec­ond largest city, Fez, has be­come one of the travel in­sider’s favourite des­ti­na­tions thanks to its pre­served old city, listed as a World Her­itage Site, its ar­chi­tec­ture, gal­leries, madrasas and hid­den green oases. To show­case the best of the city, the ex­perts from Riad Fès have put to­gether a cu­rated tour pro­gramme that in­cludes every­thing from a guided visit to the me­d­ina to an intricate ex­plo­ration of the city’s an­cient walls. Hike around the rivers and springs or horse ride through the moun­tain forests, ex­pe­ri­ence the ther­mals of Moulay Ya­coub or Sidi Harazem and taste all of the won­der­ful food on of­fer. Stays at Riad Fès start from ¤ 217 per room per night and break­fast is in­clu­sive.

ri­ad­fes. com Mo­tor on If you’re feel­ing the need for speed this week­end head on down to Kil­lar­ney where the 12th an­nual BikeFest is tak­ing place. The three- day mo­tor­cy­cle ex­trava- ganza has some­thing for the whole fam­ily, from bike routes to kids ac­tiv­i­ties, mu­sic, and food stalls.

ire­land­bike­fest. com Deer life Red deer can once again be seen roam­ing the grounds of Bun­ratty Cas­tle and Folk Park in Co Clare. Shan­non Her­itage an­nounced the re­turn of the renowned an­i­mals, who have been syn­ony­mous with Bun­ratty Folk Park for over 30 years. The deer will roam the 26- acre vis­i­tor park along with a grow­ing num­ber of an­i­mals on site in­clud­ing sheep, Shet­land ponies, and short­horn cat­tle along with two fe­male Ir­ish wolfhounds who ar­rived ear­lier this year.

shan­non­her­itage. com A whiskey with Dad Wor­thy dads will ap­pre­ci­ate the gift of this new pack­age from the Trin­ity City Ho­tel this Father’s Day. The city cen­tre ho­tel has teamed up with the Ir­ish Whiskey Mu­seum to of­fer guests an overnight stay, com­pli­men­tary ac­cess to the Ir­ish Whiskey Mu­seum and a pre­mium tour ex­pe­ri­ence, in­clud­ing a sam­pling and a sou­venir, plus din­ner for two and break­fast the fol­low­ing morn­ing, all from ¤ 281 based on two peo­ple shar­ing.

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Above: The Riad Fès ho­tel in Morocco has de­vel­oped cu­rated tours of the city.

PHO­TO­GRAPH: ARTHUR EL­LIS

Left: The Trin­ity Ho­tel has teamed up with the Ir­ish Whiskey Mu­seum to pro­vide a spe­cial Father’s Day pack­age and Red Deer have re­turned to Bun­ratty Cas­tle and Folk Park.

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