Glossy Ways To Celebrate Father’s Day

Stuck for ideas to celebrate FATHER’S DAY on Sunday June 17?  Here’s our recommendations …


Why not treat Dad to a night at Glenlo Abbey, on the shores of Lough Corrib, Galway, where onsite activities around the extensive estate include golfing, cycling, fishing and archery; there’s also a nightly movie screening at the private in-house Abbey cinema. Book the special overnight experience which comprises a Whiskey Tasting Experience and costs from €109 per person sharing.

Paddleboarding in Dingle,  Hiking on the Cliffs of Moher, learning the Art of Pizza Making and Quaking Connemara Bogs are just some of Airbnb’s Father’s Day experiences. The latter is led by Michael a winner of an Irish Cultural Experience award and his bespoke tour of the bog involves walking, folklore, crafting and making herb mocktails. £55 per person. See the full list of Experiences on offer across Ireland here.

Treat your father to a day out at Citywest Hotel Golf Club, on the 18 hole, par 70 championship golf course designed by the late Christy O’Connor Jnr. Costing €52.00, this includes two green fees and a buggy.

Dads are sure to find something to please on the revamped summer menu at 1900, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2. 1900’s forte is casual dining with a lunch and a la carte menu which feature seasonal staples, signature steaks and interesting entrees including loin of Wicklow Venison, pan fried duck breast, fillet of Stonebass with lemon scented samphire amongst others. Room should be left for 1900’s trio of chocolate, passion fruit and white chocolate cheesecake too.

At Dunbrody House, Co Wexford, a special Father’s Day brunch is on the menu with live jazz in the local bar. For something more formal, a set lunch at Dunbrody House is 35 euros. Call 051 389600 to book.

Book Dad in for the Blackwater Distillery pop up event at the Irish Whiskey Museum, Dublin on Thursday June 21 at 8pm which includes a guided talk and tasting along with a cocktail. Guests will also be treated to the secret history of Absinthe: The Green Fairy. A precursor to Happy Hour’ known today, L’Heure Verte (5pm) transformed 19th century cafes into marvelous meetings of creative and artistic minds who all favoured the infamous Green Fairy. Tickets are €15 per person.

Penny McCormick

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