Mother’s Day is fast approaching so it is time to get your thinking cap on and come up with some wonderful things that you can do to really treat her this year.
From world class Afternoon Tea to overnight stays in some of the best hotels in the country, you are sure to find something amazing to do with Mammy dearest in this list.
The only thing left to do is decide what your plans are going to be!
Dromoland Castle, Co. Clare
One of Ireland five-star hotels, this is one of the nicest spots in the West if you need some luxury in your life. The Castle has a long-standing tradition of afternoon tea, which runs from 1pm to 4pm and includes all the usual delicate cakes, sandwiches and scones with tea/coffee for €29.
The K Club, Kildare
It might be well-known for its golf but The K Club also do a very nice afternoon tea. It can cater for all weathers, with an outdoor terrace and an a cosy fire! The tea is served in the Chinese Drawing Room at 2.30pm and 4.15pm and each guest gets a three-tiered silver tray piled high with finger sandwiches, scones and exquisite pastries (€33 pps).
Clontarf Castle Hotel, Clontarf
This is one of the best Afternoon Teas in the country! You get some beautiful mini dishes served up in a really novel way, an education in the tea you are being served and some gorgeous sweet treats to finish with. Afternoon Tea is served Thursday to Sunday 12:30pm – 4:30pm, and booking is essential, at least 48 hours in advance. (€36.95 pp)
Yon-Ka Eclat Cocoon Facial – Lough Eske Castle, Donegal
You may have had a hot stone body massage before but this facial involves using them on your face for “deep hydration and sheer relaxation”. Sounds good to us. Lough Eske is also one of the most beautiful hotels in the country so hang around for a cuppa after and she’ll feel like a queen.
The Diamond & Gold Skin Revival – Inchydoney Hotel, Cork
If you want her to feel like a million dollars, treat her to this! Gold flakes and diamonds applied to your face, decolletage and hands? Both gold and diamonds are said to have healing and anti-ageing properties and this treatment helps to “balance your skin and remove toxins from the body”.
Ultimate Skin Radiance Facial – The g Hotel, Galway
The winter can be really harsh on skin so a good facial is always a worthwhile investment. This one includes skin analysis, a special radiance mask, an ‘age defying rose quartz massage’ and a lifting and smoothing mask as well as all the usual bits you’d expect. The thermal suites and relaxation room are amazing too.
Overnight Hotel Stays
Maryborough Hotel and Spa, Cork
Maryborough Hotel is a privately-owned charming, beautifully renovated 18th century old world mansion. It is located within walking distance of the charming Douglas village. You can enjoy an overnight stay with your Mam from €135 per person.
Cliff At Lyons, Kildare
If you’re looking for a little slice of heaven, then look no further than the Cliff At Lyons. Stroll down the canal with your Mam, before stopping off for some treats in the Canal Café. Prices start from €170 pp, which includes bed and breakfast.
Harvey’s Point, Co. Donegal
Harvey’s Point is one of the top 10 hotels in Ireland for 2017, according to TripAdvisor. They have deals offering bed and breakfast for €89 pps to celebrate this!