Planning a trip in the new year? Here are 5 things to do on your next Irish getaway 11 months ago

Planning a trip in the new year? Here are 5 things to do on your next Irish getaway

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Planning a cheeky trip away in the new year?


Whether it's a visit to some of Ireland's brilliant Christmas markets or an exciting city break, a relaxing break can be the perfect way to cure the January blues.

A night away somewhere new can also be a handy Christmas gift for a loved one, especially if they're tricky to shop for.

If you're looking to treat someone to a night, a Maldron Hotels Gift Card is the perfect gift this Christmas.

With 50 locations including Clayton Hotels and Partner Hotels across Ireland, Northern Ireland, the UK and Germany, your lucky recipient is spoiled for choice when it comes to destinations, making it a really versatile gift that everyone can make use of.


It really is the gift of choice as a Maldron Hotels Gift Card can be spent on a whole host of experiences, like a night away, afternoon tea, dinner and cocktails, spa treatments in applicable hotels or a visit to one of their Club Vitae pools. Most Maldron Hotels fall into the 4-star category, guaranteeing a stylish breakaway for your loved one. Plus, gift cards last for 5 years, giving them plenty of time to plan their trip.

You can find out more and purchase a Maldron Hotels Gift Card HERE.

With that in mind, we're taking a closer look at some of the amazing destinations around Ireland for a fun weekend away. Each of these locations also has a Maldron Hotel, so planning your next trip away is sure to be a breeze.

Here's some staycation inspo for your next trip away...


New Year's Eve Festival in Dublin City

Planning a trip away to see out 2022? The capital is the perfect spot to ring in the new year, with a whole host of Irish music acts taking the stage later this month.

Gavin James and Lyra are set to perform on December 31, with the one-and-only Westlife headlining the event. Along with some top music acts, you can expect some festive celebrations around the city centre on both New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, making it the ultimate spot to ring in 2023.

Where to stay: You're spoiled for choice! Maldron has hotels in Smithfield, Kevin Street, Parnell Square, Pearse Street and several other Dublin locations.


Exciting screen tours in Derry

Derry has a lot to offer in terms of fun and historical tours but for fans of Derry Girls or Game of Thrones, their TV and film tours are a must-try!

A number of Derry Girls tours run in the city throughout the year, visiting some of the show's top filming locations including the Bogside and the City Walls, as well as the huge Derry Girls mural. Equally, there are several locations around Northern Ireland where GOT was filmed, making Derry the perfect spot to base yourself if you want to tour some of the show's famous spots.

Where to stay: Maldron Hotel Derry


Take a stadium tour in Limerick

For rugby fans, a visit to Limerick isn't complete without touring the legendary Thomond Park.

As you follow in the footsteps of countless Munster rugby legends, a guided museum and stadium tour will give you exclusive access to the likes of dressing rooms, press rooms, tunnels and dugouts, as you get a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse into the home of Munster rugby.

Where to stay: Maldron Hotel Limerick

Hit the green in Wexford

If you're looking to spend a weekend away playing golf on the green, Wexford could be the perfect spot for your next break away.

The likes of Rosslare Golf Club and Bunclody Golf & Fishing Club both offer stunning 18-hole courses, ideal for your next golfing trip. Rosslare also offers a 12-hole course and a practice range, while Bunclody Golf & Fishing Club also offers a driving range that's ideal for practising your swing during the winter months.

Where to say: Maldron Hotel Wexford

Concerts in Belfast

If you're looking to book in some live gigs over the next few months, you're in luck.

A number of incredible bands and artists are coming to Belfast this winter, with loads of gigs scheduled throughout December and January. Westlife, Lewis Capaldi, The Dead Daisies and Rod Stewart are just some of the musical talents visiting the city over the coming months, making it the perfect spot for a quick weekend away.

Where to stay: Maldron Hotel Belfast City and Maldron Hotel Belfast International Airport

Don’t Guess Their Dreams, Gift Them. Give the gift of a Maldron Hotels Gift Card this Christmas HERE

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