One way to enjoy holidays is to plan in advance and then set out for a week or fortnight. Your itinerary is set and you flit from one place to another on schedule. Another way is to take a snap decision to have a weekend holiday. It is fun to spread a map on the table, close your eyes and stab your finger at a spot on it to decide where you will have your weekend break.
Getting to Ireland is easy enough: there are flights from London to Dublin. Look for last minute flight deals. It is no secret: there are online flight deal aggregators who post the latest deals at the lowest cost where you can compare prices and even book your flight tickets at the last minute. It is also no secret that seats are going abegging on airlines and Etihad is one you could try to get some really discounted last minute flight tickets for Dublin. Forget Ryan Air for last minute tickets. Flybe is a good option. It pays to get on the phone and talk with travel agents or directly with airlines to find if there are seats going for a song.
Next you know you are in Dublin and no idea whether to head east or west. Do not go all the way to Dublin city centre. From the airport head South on the M50 and exit at Tallaght and head on the N81 to Blessington from where it is only a ten minute drive to Hollywood village where you will find Ard Carraig. A quaint and charming place this where you can have one of the best weekend breaks Dublin Ireland has to offer. Set in bucolic countryside, this weekend resort lets you have hours of uninterrupted walks in the woods or climb the nearby Broughills Hill and enjoy the view. If you fancy golf or horse riding, you will not be disappointed. If you would rather while away the time in a local pub, head for the nearby Tutty’s authentic pub in Hollywood village where you can dance to Irish music. If you do not wish to travel that far then Clyde Court Hotel in Landsdowne Road, Dublin, offers four star accommodations and at £ 52.96 it is quite a bargain. The Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel is another one in Findlater Place offering a night’s stay for only £ 53.48. For only £ 63.97 you get to stay in Ashling Hotel in Parkgate Street, a modern boutique style hotel on the banks of the beautiful river Liffey, ideal for some romantic moments together. The advantage of paying £ 66.86 for a stay in Burlington hotel is that it is right in the middle of Dublin, only 10 minutes from Grafton Street where you can go shopping till you drop.
You can be in like Flynn and have a wonderful weekend even with no planning. Just get up and go. While at it you could have a look at an online discount voucher website, buy some coupons and make your trip all the more affordable with last minute flight deals, hotel stay and shopping discounted up to 70%.