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Delta dawn as US airline launches Dublin-Minneapolis flights

US airline Delta’s new route from Dublin to Minneapolis begins on May 10, with their seasonal Shannon to New York-JFK starting on May 25. Delta already flies daily from Dublin to JFK.

With up to 33 weekly flights, Delta expects to bring thousands more American visitors to Ireland, connecting them from over 200 destinations via Delta’s US hubs in Atlanta, Boston, Minneapolis and New York-JFK to Dublin and via New York-JFK to Shannon.

  • Dublin to Minneapolis fares from €947 return via delta.com.
Main waterfalls in spring at Plitvice Jezera, Croatia
Main waterfalls in spring at Plitvice Jezera, Croatia

Cruising in Northern Croatia

Cruise Croatia has launched a new route for 2025, sailing between Split and Opatija in Northern Croatia.

The seven-night Signature Croatia Hidden Gems Cruise will sail in June and September with just 38 guests.

Exploring lesser-known destinations, including: Split, Sibenik, Zadar and the island of Losinj, the Plitvice Lakes (pictured), a 30,000-acre UNESCO World Heritage site with 16 lakes linked by waterfalls will be an expected highlight.

MS ‘My Wish’ features a sundeck with a hot tub and swimming platform for use during swim stops.

The Santiago de Compostela Cathedral is a major pilgrimage site for hundreds of thousands of people every year.
The Santiago de Compostela Cathedral is a major pilgrimage site for hundreds of thousands of people every year.

Deal of the week

Take the Camino walk, 7 nights from €749

Traverse Iberia’s ancient pilgrim path on foot solo, but not alone.

This organized trip crosses Galician landscapes, from the historic city of Sarria to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, taken at your own pace.

Departing July and August, the Frances Route package includes 7 nights B&B, greeting on arrival, local guide briefing, daily luggage transfers, walking notes, Camino passport and emergency support.

Flights not included.

St Lucia, Caribbean
St Lucia, Caribbean

Relax in St Lucia

Check into the intimate Soco House, a boutique hotel on St Lucia and enjoy an all-inclusive Caribbean experience.

The idyllic island nation is fabled for its dramatic topography and glorious beaches.

This minimalist adults-only hotel sits in Rodney Bay near some of the country’s best beaches.

Book by 31 May 2024 to receive savings of up to €750 per person per week for travel in 2024.

  • 7 nights from €1,649 pp based on two sharing, including flights and transfers, tropicalsky.ie
One Pery Square, Limerick
One Pery Square, Limerick

Limerick spa luxury

In need of a little self-care? Book in to Limerick’s lovely No. 1 Pery Square in the city’s Georgian Quarter for a solo Headspace Escape.

The boutique bolt hole’s novel wellbeing package costs €299 per person and includes bed and breakfast, €25 in-dining credit, a complimentary cocktail, soothing in-room herbal bath and an hour-long treatment in the Heritage Spa with an hour in the thermal suite.

A lovely idea for some self-love.