Getting in touch with your Gaelic ancestors is a 5-star affair with the Ireland Deluxe Resort Package, sponsored by the Aer Lingus Vacation Store. For just $539 until March 10, and $599 between March 11 and April 30, the rolling, green plains and aromatic whiskies of Ireland await you at The Heritage Golf Resort and Spa in Killenard. Priced less than a peak-season flight to Dublin, this package features a 6-night stay in a 2-bedroom, luxury villa, round-trip airfare from the United States, and a car rental.
To book, go to www.aerlingusvacationstore.com.
About the Hotel: The Heritages opulent villas are outfitted with all the amenities of home (if home is a 1,300-square-foot, meticulously designed and elegantly furnished apartment, overlooking a championship golf course), including two bathrooms, a lounge and dining room, flat-screen television, sound system, fire place, full kitchen, and terrace or balcony. For an extra $40, you can book a 3-hour rejuvenation experience at the award-winning spa, or for $99, play a round of golf on the Seve Ballesteros- and Jeff Howes-designed course.
About Killenard: A rural, yet developed village one hours drive southwest of Dublin, it is an ideal location for hiking and horseback-riding through the mountain ranges and waterfalls of County Laois. In addition, Belfast and Kilkenny are just a short (and scenic) drive away. However, with three restaurants, a premium health club, and the 5-star treatment at your fingertips, you might never want to leave the resort.