JO LINE­HAN

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Del­phi Re­sort never fails to get hearts rac­ing, and this month the Con­nemara ad­ven­ture cen­tre is set to host an­other one of i ts i nfa­mous Del­phi Re­sort chal­lenges. It be­gins with a 250m swim in Kil­lary Fjord, fol­lowed by a 20km cy­cle through the stun­ning Doolough Val­ley and fi­nally a 5km off- road run in the pic­turesque trails of Del­phi For­est. Take part this April 14th from ¤ 45 per per­son. del­phire­sort. com

Philly flight

The in­au­gu­ral Aer Lin­gus flight to Philadel­phia took to the skies in March – its new­est route to the USA. Due to op­er­ate four times weekly, the Dublin Philadel­phia ser­vice will in­crease to a daily ser­vice from May 18th, with fares start­ing from ¤ 159 each- way in­clud­ing taxes and charges, when booked as a re­turn trip. aer­lin­gus. com

Pri­or­ity pets

Stena Line has con­ducted re­search around Ir­ish pet own­ers and their holi- day habits, find­ing that 61 per cent of all Ir­ish house­holds own either a dog or cat and that hav­ing a pet sig­nif­i­cantly im­pacts where most own­ers choose to go on hol­i­day. In a bid to en­cour­age furry friends to hol­i­day with the fam­ily, the ferry com­pany is of­fer­ing free travel for pets. They just need to bring their pet pass­port along for the jour­ney. ste­naline. ie

Sig­na­ture spe­cial

To cel­e­brate the launch of its new sig­na­ture treat­ment, the ESPA Laven­der Lul­laby, Farn­ham Es­tate in Ca­van is wel­comi ng guests with a spe­cial pack­age through­out April. Stay from Monday to Fri­day at the four- star with three hours in its Wa­ter Mint ther­mal suite, re­lax­ation rooms, in­door and out­door in­fin­ity pool and gym, a two- course light lunch in Café Vista or up­grade to af­ter­noon tea for an ad­di­tional ¤ 5 per per­son, plus the new sig­na­ture treat­ment, from ¤ 129 per per­son. farn­hames­tate. ie

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View of Philadel­phia City Hall look­ing up Broad Street; left: Farn­ham Es­tate in Ca­van is wel­com­ing guests with a spe­cial pack­age through­out April.

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