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3 of the best… wellness breaks

Get away from it all with one of these wellness breaks – something for all activity levels and, more importantly, all budgets

Escape from the stresses for modern life with one of these wellness breaks. We’ve trawled through all the offerings and come up with the best three currently available in Ireland. Enjoy!

The Ice House

Ice House Chill Spa

Take a break from the stresses of everyday life and let a sense of wellness wash over you with Moy Mindfulness at the Ice House this October. A wellness weekend in the gorgeous setting of the Ice House, perched above the River Moy outside Ballina, Moy Mindfulness is the ideal blend of activity, treats and me-time designed to help you relax, restore and recalibrate.

A cosy and luxurious setting in which to completely unwind and be thoroughly indulged. Arrive to the Ice House for your two-night Moy Mindfulness stay on Friday, 11 October to a welcome juice on arrival. You have complimentary access to the lovely Chill Spa with its riverside thermal area, so prepare for your weekend by relaxing in the steam room and the outdoor sauna, then unwind in the riverview relaxation room as you watch the Moy meander by.

What’s included?

After breakfast on Saturday there are scheduled spa treatment times for you to choose from, with your choice from a selection of 55-minute Voya therapies and treatments, as well as a 90-minute morning dynamic hatha yoga class led by local yoga teacher and nutritional health coach, Karen Moylett.

After a healthy light lunch it’s time for the outdoors, with a guided cycling tour led by Rachel Nolan from Rachel’s Irish Adventures. With plenty of time to relax after your cycle, enjoy healthy dinner options from the à la carte menu in the Riverview Restaurant on Saturday night, and then sleep the sleep of the well-exercised!

There are treatment times on Sunday morning too for your choice from the selection of 55-minute therapies, and after a leisurely breakfast over the Sunday papers, there is time for a final exploration of the thermal area for morning relaxation before a late check-out at 1 p.m.

A two-night Moy Mindfulness weekend at the Ice House can help you feel like you’ve spent a whole week away. With two night’s accommodation and breakfast each morning, light lunch on Saturday and dinner on Saturday evening, one 55-spa treatment with healthy juices, yoga and a cycling tour on Saturday.

Moy Mindfulness at the Ice House is available for €442 per person sharing in a Deluxe room, or €492 per person in a Riverside suite with its floor to ceiling windows and private balcony. You can book your spot here

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The K Club


The Wellness Path is a new experience at Kildare’s K Club. Begin the wellness path with an exfoliating hamam in order to exfoliate and polish the skin. Next enjoy the rasul chamber and finish up with either a hydrobath or a Vichy shower. Guests can also use the swimming pool, outdoor hot tub, experience showers and deep relaxation room in between each element. Your body will be thoroughly exfoliated and invigorated. The Wellness Path is particularly enjoyable to experience before a massage, wrap or body treatment.

Elsewhere at the K Club, there’s also The Mindful Touch experience, which is the most innovative and trailblazing venture within the spa sector. It sees the results of Natura Bissé’s cosmetics combined with the most advanced technology. Through virtual reality, mindfulness and the therapist’s expertise, client’s are encouraged to reconnect with the here and now. To relax their body, to awaken their senses and to experience the pleasure of beauty in a more intense way.

The Wellness Path is priced at €150pp for 85 minutes. The Mindful Touch is POA. You can make a reservation here

Castlemartyr Resort

Earlier this year, Castlemartyr Resort launched a new health and well-being series at its award-winning spa. Luxurious spa breaks aimed at each individual’s needs, all offering unique treatments and therapies to promote health and well-being.

Indulge in a choice of overnight spa breaks and choose a package that suits you. Choose from the Serenity Spa Stay, the Energy Spa Stay or the Detox Spa Stay depending on your needs.

All over night packages include one night’s dinner, bed and breakfast. And of course the longer you stay the more treatments you receive!

Choose from

  • 1 night stay in twin or double room & 30 minute treatment. From € 290 per night
  • 2 night stay in a twin or double room & 50 minute treatment. From € 350 per night
  • 3 or more night stay in a twin or double room & 80 minute treatment. From € 299 per night (or combine a 25 min and 55 min treatment of your choice).

Luxurious, tranquil and gorgeous, The Spa at Castlemartyr Resort is a spectacular wellness, spa and fitness centre. Enjoy the views from the wrap-around glass surrounding of the 20-metre swimming pool and water room. It’s the perfect place from which to unwind and take in the views of the beautiful grounds.

You can make a reservation here

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