The best mum and daughter breaks

Keeping mum happy should be everyone’s priority on Sunday. Ciara McDonnell rounds up some getaways to put a smile on her face

Above: Monart’s spa allows you to to unshackle yourself from the burdens of daily life, while the Kingsley, left, offers a wonderful There She Glows package. Below: The Ice House in Ballina offers bubbles and bliss overlooking the river Moy.

At Your Service

Allow Francis and John Brennan take care of you and your mother by booking a restorative stay at The Park Kenmare.

Their one night SÁMAS Experience package takes in the gorgeous onsite spa, including their three hour SÁMAS Experience.

This treatment smorgasbord begins with an hour in the thermal suite, where you can enjoy the steam rooms, ice fountain, and utterly gorgeous outside vitality pool.

From there, you’ll head off to enjoy one of the spa’s Essence of SÁMAS Body Treatments and Sisley Facials before whiling your last hour away in the spa’s relaxation area.

If you have a yen for the outdoors after your spa visit, feel free to engage in a spot of tennis or croquet on the hotel lawn before you enjoy a five-course meal in the Dining Room.

The package costs from €280 per person, staying in a Superior Room.

Bliss Out

The Ice House in Mayo has recently launched a new dedicated space for Afternoon Tea and has a suitably luxe package to celebrate. Bubbles and Bliss begins with afternoon tea overlooking the River Moy.

You’ll enjoy teensy sandwiches stuffed with gorgeous local ingredients like Dozier cheese and Connemara smoked salmon before indulging in gorgeous miniature cakes and scones and macaroons.

The airy rooms overlook the river and are decked out Foxford Wool throws and Voya toiletries, all adding to the Taste of the West that you experience with a visit to this part of the world.

Be sure to bring your swimming togs; you won’t want to miss out on a chance to take a dip in the outdoor hot tubs during your stay.

The Bubbles and Bliss package is available from Sunday to Thursday and rates start from €229 per room per night.

The Right Track

The Pullman Restaurant at Glenlo Abbey opens this weekend for the season, and they’re celebrating with overnight packages with the Pullman Dining Experience.

What is this and why would I want to do it, you ask? The restaurant is set in two original Pullman carriages from the Orient Express, which have been beautifully restored and set on the grounds of the hotel.

Far from a gimmick or a tourist-led ‘experience,’ guests at The Pullman are treated to top class food and wine, while looking out over the waters of Lough Corrib.

After your meal aboard The Pullman, you can head back to the five star hotel proper, and enjoy the old school luxury that Glenlo is famous for.

Overnight packages including a dining experience at The Pullman start from €339 per room.

City Break

Check into The Kingsley with your mother and spend a night living like a celebrity. Start your stay as any famous person would, with a visit to the The Spa at The Kingsley.

The There She Glows package is an ideal gift for a mother/daughter spa day, and even offers optional overnight stays for those who want to make a night of it.

You’ll start your day with a nourishing foot scrub and foot massage, Kerstin Florian facial and luxury scalp massage before retiring to the Thermal Suite, where you can enjoy the heated pool and outdoor hydro pool and relaxation areas.

There She Glows costs €140 per person and you can check into one of The Kingsley’s gorgeous bedrooms from €140 per night on a B&B basis.

A Great Escape

Switch off, unwind and spend quality time at Monart; the destination spa routinely voted Ireland’s best place to relax by the world’s most discerning travel experts.

It’s easy to see why. From a thoughtful garden, designed in a way that would encourage mindfulness, before it was even a ‘thing,’

Monart excels at being fancy enough to allow you to unshackle yourself from the burdens of daily life.

A stay here is not cheap, and always a treat, but it’s most cost effective to book a midweek stay. heir two-night package includes B&B and one dinner, as well as access to the thermal suite and all of the scheduled classes taking part during your stay, but individual treatments are worth it. If you and your Mum are in line for a big treat this year, then this is the one to pick.

A two night midweek stay with one dinner at Monart costs from €239 per person.

Sparkle In The City

No.1 Pery Square Hotel and Spa in Limerick wants to give you and your mother a relaxing but ultra luxurious experience.

You’ll stay in a Club Room, which are modern and airy with fluffy towels and radios tuned to the dulcet tones of Lyric FM.

The one night package includes a three-course meal, with a glass of prosecco, and a €35 voucher towards the treatment of your choice at the hotel’s spa.

You’ll also have complimentary use of the thermal suite, which includes a herbal cocoon, aroma steam, coal bunker sauna and Irish mist showers.

The Sparkle in the City package costs from €149 per person sharing.

Fly High

Buy your Mum a ticket on the new route to Jersey from Cork Airport, launching on 1st April and running as part of Aer Lingus’ regional routes summer schedule.

The route will operate up to six flights per week, offering Jersey as an ideal location for a weekend getaway with your Mum.

The beaches alone are a reason to travel – they are celebrated as some of the most beautiful in Europe and offer clear blue water that is ideal for swimming.

As a renowned tourist spot, there is a huge range of accommodation options, from super high-end luxury to boutique hotels that offer a more personal service.

A trip her is a fantastic way to show your Mum that you love her.

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