IRISH HALLOWEEN TRADITIONS The Celts celebrated Halloween as Samhain, 'All Hallowtide' - the 'Feast of the Dead', when the dead revisited the mortal world. The celebration marked the end of Summer and the start of the Winter months.  During the eighth century the Catholic Church designated the first day of November as 'All Saints Day' ('All Hallows') - a day of commemoration for those … [Read more...]

Autumn Break

Just because Summer is over doesn't mean the fun has to stop. Book a stay with us at McGettigans and enjoy an Autumn break in Ireland. There's so much to do for all ages so make the most of the season. First stop is the Guinness Storehouse, Ireland's most popular tourist attraction, located in the heart of St. James’ Gate Brewery. It promises to be an unforgettable start to your irish … [Read more...]

Discover The Wild Atlantic Way

Places to Visit in Donegal Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway in stunning surrounds, or fancy an exhilarating outdoor adventure, the Northern Headlands of Donegal have it all. With breathtaking scenery, golden beaches, rugged islands and a beautiful array of wildlife, this northern - almost untouched - stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way is an absolute essential, any time of year. … [Read more...]

Summer in Cork City

Why not plan a break to Cork this summer, there’s so much to do in the city. Make the most of your summer holidays with a journey down south that promises to be filled with fun and excitement. Plan a day to Fota Island in Cork Harbour, host to the historical Fota House and Gardens and Ireland's only wildlife park. The Island is located 10km east of Cork City and attracts 440,000 … [Read more...]

Summer in Wicklow

Come spend your summer in County Wicklow, surrounded by beautiful coastlines and scenic mountains. There’s so much to do and Bray is the perfect place to spend your holiday with family, friends or even by yourself. So why not book a room in the Royal Hotel Bray and make the most of the season. Bray Air Display is a two-day flying extravaganza, the perfect event for all age groups. This … [Read more...]