Golden Moments

Welcome to our Golden Moments section. Here you will find a random collection of stories, news, offers, reviews and events that we hope may be of interest.


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What is The New Staycation Subsidy?

Date: July 2020   Destination: Ireland

The staycation subsidy is a grant offered to encourage domestic tourism in Ireland in a bid to cover some of the losses already being felt by the...

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Free admission to OPW visitor Heritage sites as part of Government’s July Stimulus Plan

Date: July 2020   Destination: Ireland

Mr. Patrick O’ Donovan TD, Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) today announced that admission charges to...

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Making a Break for It!

Date: July 2020   Destination: Dublin
Author: Editor

Only a mere five months ago, we didn’t put a whole lot of thought into booking a short break – value for money might have been important, were...

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Win a Two Night Break in The Falls Hotel, Ennistymon

Date: June 2020   Destination: Ennistymon, Co. Clare.

Make Memories in Clare! The Falls Hotel & Spa in Ennistymon, is a family run hotel at the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way, and at the gateway to...

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Winner of Golden Ireland

Date: June 2020   Destination: Ireland

Congratulations to Ms Jean Dixon from Killiney, Co. Dublin who is the winner of the last installment of The Golden Ireland HomeBirds Competition. A...

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Stories from the Bog

Date: May, June 2020   Destination: Listowel, Co.Kerry
Author: Gerard Hussey

“Are you back around?”, so was the greeting from the old fellas on the bog at Gortcureen. I knew a lot of them through my Dad, for he was of the...

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Date: May, June 2020   Destination: Castleknock, Dublin 15
Author: Joan Denihan (Mrs)

"I may be a Golden Oldie, But I try to act like young; I get up really early To make my day quite long. I hardly ever have the time To do all I'd...

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Níl aon tinteán mar do thinteán féin

Date: May 2020   Destination: West Yorkshire
Author: Ann Rhodes

Here in Yorkshire they call a spade a spade. No soft ‘cocooning’ but ‘shielding’ giving an image of homes surrounded by high walls admitting...

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Date: May 2020   Destination: Dublin
Author: Rosa Fox

A greedy magpie rules my yard On smaller birds he’s very hard. Crouched in a spot beneath the table Shakes his feathers, preens. Is able To wheel...

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Molly’s Dream

Date: May 2020   Destination: Dublin 14
Author: Ann McHugh

She was running into the sea again tonight, one squealing little boy holding tightly to each hand. They screeched in unison, body temperature...

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