Glossy Wedding Gift Guide: Three of the Best Spa Breaks



The gift of time, relaxation and an hour or two of indulgence, in a luxurious state-of-the-art setting offers the happy couple something to look forward to after the wedding is all over. Forget the cut-glass decanter, we’d far rather have a voucher for one of these first-class venues …

1 High tech at Ashford

The elegant spa at Ashford Castle has just launched treatments by Spanish skincare innovators Natura Bissé. The setting is glorious, and the therapists first-class. Don’t miss the pool with a view and the hammam.

Ashford Castle, Cong, Co Mayo;


2 La Mer at Adare

Adare Manor has just opened the only la Mer spa in Ireland – there are only 11 worldwide – making this a seriously decadent treat. Personalised treatments for face and body include a 90-minute Miracle Broth Facial to the 180-minute Miracle Broth Experience for overall wellbeing – out of this world. Try the new Moisturising Cool Gel Cream while you’re there…

Adare Manor, Adare, Co Limerick;


3 Natural beauty at The Cliff at Lyons

CLIFF AT LYONS offers beautiful custom treatments using natural products made from fresh herbs from the garden, and Irish peat. It’s a great escape that’s not far from Dublin. Treatments start from €55, and range from a Rose & Clay Hand Ritual, to Peat for the Feet, including salt and fresh rosemary exfoliation.

Cliff at Lyons, Celbridge, Co. Kildare, 01 630 3500 ;

Sarah Halliwell

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