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28 F E A T U R E S


September 22 2005

Big Apple shopping trip
Plan your Christmas shopping trip in plenty of time this year - New York hotels are already booking up fast in anticipation of the Christmas shopping season. Fahy Travel Worldwide has departures on November 10, 17, and 24 for four nights at the Embassy Suites. Full American breakfast each morning is included, as is a cocktail party each evening and a shopping excursion to the famous Woodbury Common Factory outlet. Prices from start from 719 per person based on four sharing (tax and insurance not included), To book your place now contact Fahy Travel Worldchoice on (091) 594747.


Third daily flight from Knock to London announced
Luton has now been added to Stansted and Gatwick to bring to three the daily flights from Knock International Airport to London. The new service, which will commence on October 30, is expected to bring in an additional 100,000 passengers to Knock every year. This means that in 2005, the airport will exceed its target growth of more than half a million passengers and it will have increased the number of destinations it serves to 30 - up from six in 2001. Welcoming the new route Liam Scollan, managing director of Knock International Airport, said Ryanair's consistent services through Knock over the years has ensured its survival. He said that the pilgrimage destinations. Some years ago there was a petition organised by the people of Luton to have a flight to Knock which the airport's management has used to boost its negotiations with airlines to put the route in place. "Luton is one of the main areas where this region's people emigrated to in the 60s and 70s and we are delighted that Ryanair will now operate the route," said Mr Scollan. "It gives us great satisfaction that together we now make the journey home more convenient, and more frequent, for the 50,000 inbound visitors who will benefit from this service in the next year. Similarly it increases the choices to travel for our people which mean more choices for this region."

Kids go free at Trabolgan Holiday Village
The Trabolgan Holiday Village, located on a stunning 140 acre estate beside the sea in east Cork, is a great holiday destination for families, as well as sports enthusiasts, music and dance fans, and corporate and social groups. And next month families can avail of a great offer at the village which allows for a mid-week getaway for less. Book for two adults at 99 each for the midweek of October 3 to 7, and up to three children can go with you free. This price also includes access to a variety of entertainment and leisure facilities on-site for all the family. As an added bonus, all overnight guests at Trabolgan Holiday Village also receive free entry to see the friendly purple dinosaur Barney who will be staging a live show. Children will love this magical interactive show which includes non-stop singing and party dancing! Activities at the holiday village include go carting, quad biking, tennis and basketball, crazy golf, swimming pool complex, and a fully equipped leisure centre. For more information or to book telephone (021) 4661551 or book on-line at

Tour Rome and Sorrento
Eblana Travel has availability for a tour of southern Italy departing on October 11 and returning on October 18. The tour combines a stay of four nights in Sorrento on a half board basis and three nights in Rome on a B&B basis - staying in luxurious four star hotels. The tour also offers guided tours to Pompeii and Rome and a tour escort will be on-hand to assist you throughout your stay. All coaching and excursions are included. The cost is 1,046 per person sharing, plus tax and insurance. For more information or to book contact Mary Concannon at Eblana Travel, Ballybrit on ( 091 )766802.

Pictured at the announcement of the new daily scheduled flight direct from Knock to Luton are from left, Liam Scollan, managing director, Knock International Airport, and Michael O'Leary, CEO, Ryanair.

airport has experienced solid growth for the past three years with the help of Ryanair and other airlines

operating a variety of scheduled routes as well as tour operators serving European holiday and

What's On Around Ireland...?
The Bundoran Ocean Fest
Next weekend why not head to the north west to take part in the Bundoran Ocean Fest - a celebration of the sea in one of the top surf spots in Ireland. Taking place from Thursday September 29 to Sunday October 2, the festival's line-up includes free surfing and kite surfing lessons, surf movies, and a wide range of nightly entertainment. One of Ireland's main seaside resorts, Bundoran has a fine situation on the southern shore of Donegal Bay, with the Sligo-Leitrim mountains behind it to the south and the hills of Donegal across the bay to the north. The strand, a fine sandy beach fronting the promenade, has at either end a range of cliffs carved by the waves into fantastic shapes. The touristy town is world renowned for its surfing beaches and has been the location for the European and Quicksilver Surfing Championships. So where better to go `celebrate the sea? There is plenty lined up on the festival programme including free surf lessons and climbing and abseiling from the Donegal Adventure Centre, and kite surfing lessons from the Bundoran Surf Company. For those who don't like the thought of getting too active, there will be cruises across Donegal Bay and a range of surf films on show including The Eye of The Storm, Endless Summer, Thicker Than Water, and Litmus. Needless to say there will be plenty of night time entertainment too with live gigs from the likes of Westmeath band Get a free kite surfing lesson at the The Blizzards, and X Factor star Tabby Bundoran Ocean Fest next weekend. Callaghan. For more information about the or festival see telephone (087) 2941232 or (087) 7794940.

Some drizzle at first. However, it will become dry for a time, but mostly cloudy with light rain during the afternoon. Brisk southwesterly winds. Max temp 15-18C (59-64F).

Heavy showers, heavier rain later.

High Tide in Galway

Some sunshine, but also light showers.



Becoming grey with outbreaks of rain.

It will be bright with sunny spells, but also heavy showers. Chilly with a fresh southwesterly wind. Light showers are possible during the evening. Max temp 11-14C (52-57F).
Information supplied by PA Weather Centre



Thursday September 22 Friday September 23 Saturday September 24 Sunday September 25 Monday September 26 Tuesday September 27 Wednesday September 28

08.34 09.16 10.01 10.58 **** 01.37 03.03

20.53 21.40 22.34 23.48 12.21 14.11 15.19


Phases of the Moon
Sunday September 25 - Last Quarter

Some sunshine, but also light showers.

Noon Thursday

Galway ship movements

Dull with light rain or drizzle.


Several Japanese ships dock for supplies this week. The Shotoku Maru 75 on Thursday; the Tiawa Maru 88 on Friday; the Solent Fisher Tanker on Friday; the Activity on Saturday; the Arduity on Saturday; the Ryoaw Maru 8 on Monday; the Koryo Maru 5 on Tuesday. The navy ship Aoife will dock at the weekend.

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