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Oasis Spa at Lyrath Estate, located on the doorstep of Kilkenny city is a haven of tranquillity offering hotel residents and day spa visitors the chance to unwind, energise and relax. This Mother’s Day, opt for a glorious pamper session at Oasis Spa or select a bespoke, monetary gift voucher which can be used in part payment for a relaxing spa treatment or a luxury gift set. 

 The spa features a Thermal Suite, with both wet and dry areas and cooling and heating body experiences which help detox the body and stimulate circulation. There is also an outdoor hydro pool which has powerful jets and cascading water designed to pummel tight and sore muscles. The Relaxation Room at Oasis Spa takes in picturesque views of Lyrath Estate’s gardens and woodlands. There are several private treatment rooms at the spa for hands on treatments. Access to Oasis Spa thermal suite is complimentary for 1 hour with spa treatments. If you wish to use this facility without having a spa treatment, pre booking is essential. (Two-hour access to the thermal suite, €25)

The award-winning Oasis Spa at Lyrath Estate prides itself on using quality products which offer the ultimate indulgence. One of these products is Scandinavian spa and wellness brand, Kerstin Florian, which is inspired by nature, combining natural ingredients with the best of clean science and technology. The range incorporates advanced vitamin C and hyaluronic acid serums along with the best anti-wrinkle creams. Oasis Spa’s highly trained therapists offer bespoke Kerstin Florian treatments and specific packages customised to help address your specific skincare concerns.

The Kerstin Florian Lavender Dreams is one of the most popular treatments at the spa as the blend of wild lavender is both uplifting and invigorating. This treatment includes a two-step scrub and is followed by a warm wrap and full body massage. (€140. Duration 85 mins)

A new treatment from Kerstin Florian, Nordic Zen has just been introduced to Oasis Spa at Lyrath Estate. Inspired by the land of the Midnight Sun and Northern Lights comes an energy experience inspired by nature. The treatment combines heat, stones, repetitive movement, and healing botanicals, to allow for complete relaxation. It begins with a Turkish Body Scrub then moves onto a stone massage using aromatic Juniper Berry Bath & Body Oil and warm and smooth healing stones. (Price €140. Duration 85 mins)

Innovative skincare range, Elemis, is another product used during treatments at Oasis Spa. It is known internationally for its results driven formulas, which combine aromatherapy with science. The powerful synergies of natural oils and the latest in Elemis skincare technology leaves your skin feeling refreshed and renewed. The Elemis Biotec facial uses a specific cocktail of concentrated serums plus a 5-in 1 facial that offers a combination of ultrasonic, micro-current galvanic, oxygen infusion with light therapy to lift, smooth, brighten or purify your skin. Choose from a deep cleanse resurfacing facial, a radiance facial, an anti-pigment brightening facial, or the ultimate anti-ageing facial. It can be tailored to address specific skin concerns. (Price €130. Duration 50 mins)

Oasis Spa has a great choice of maternity and post-partum treatments with the Basq Maternity Range. This range incorporates powerful plant extracts that boost collagen to prevent stretch marks and improve the skin’s elasticity. Ultra-moisturising ingredients such as shea butter and omega-rich oils nourish stretched skin and relieve that tight feeling and itchiness caused by a growing bump! The formulas are clinically-proven to be safe, non-irritating, and hypoallergenic, and are free of sulphates and artificial scents—so you can put both your mind and your skin at ease.

The spa has developed, maternity treatments with mother’s-to-be in mind, targeting pregnancy induced symptoms. One of the most popular treatments is the Basq maternity leg treatment. This is the perfect remedy for tired heavy, swollen legs as the lymphatic leg massage helps drain the fluid from the lower legs leaving them feeling lighter.

If you would like to gift a mother-to-be with the ultimate treat, choose the ‘Top to Toe Maternity’ package. It includes a soothing back massage, targeting all the areas of tension, a full facial and a leg and feet massage. (Price €135. Duration 80 mins)

The spa also stocks a large selection of home and body gift sets including the indulgent Rituals range as well as skincare products from Elemis and Kerstin Florian. For more information see www.lyrath.com or call + 353 (0) 56 7760088


Mother's Day Lunches at Trigon Hotels: Metropole and Cork International.

Menus below.


Why not treat your mother to a delicious lunch at The Metropole Hotel in Cork City this Mother’s Day.  Nestled in the heart of the busy VQ, diners can escape the hustle and bustle of the city to the luxurious surroundings of the Riverview Restaurant at the Metropole Hotel, which celebrated its 125th anniversary last year.  The Mother’s Day Lunch Menu uses specially selected ingredients which have been sourced from Irish producers and includes dishes such as Irish Lightly Smoked Salmon, Famous Harley’s Street Beef Tacos, West Cork Duck Breast, Feather Blade of Beef Wellington, Classic Lemon Posset and Warm Chocolate Fondant.  3-course lunch is €45pp and 2-courses is €39pp and bookings can be made online  https://www.themetropolehotel.ie/make-a-reservation/


To Start:

Roasted Butternut Squash and Thyme Soup.

Homemade brown soda bread, Irish salted butter.

Irish Lightly Smoked Salmon.

Lollo Rossa lettuce, house pickles, pink peppercorn, pomegranate & mustard vinaigrette. 

Confit Tomato and Olive Bruschetta.

Macroom buffalo feta, grilled focaccia, garden rocket leaves, balsamic dressing. 

Famous Harley’s Street Beef Tacos.

Blanco Nino organic taco, Pico de Gallo salsa, onion crisps, chipotle sauce. 

Golden Brie Cheese Crumble.

Garden leaves, ciabatta crisps, home-made Cumberland sauce. Gw,D,E,Sul

Main event:

West Cork Duck Breast cooked medium to well.

Honey glazed carrots and parsnips, Mediterranean black lentil, black berry jus.

Orange and Tomato Crusted Irish Salmon.

New season crusted baby potatoes, baby greens, lemon and caper brown butter sauce. 

Feather Blade of Beef Wellington.

Potato fondant, oyster mushroom, buttered Waterfall Farm kale, red wine jus. 

Spinach and Basil Fresh Rigatoni Pasta.

Spring pea purée, Macroom ricotta, broad bean, Grana Padano shavings. 


Classic Lemon Posset.

Berry compote, pistachio. 

Warm Chocolate Fondant.

Salted caramel ice cream, Oreo crumbs. 

Homemade Raspberry Cheesecake.

Raspberry sorbet, white chocolate crisps.

Authentic Eton Mess.

Crushed pavlova, mixed berries, whipped cream, raspberry sorbet, toasted almonds. 


Make this Mother’s Day a memorable experience with a special treat at the Cork International Hotel where families can enjoy a delicious meal together.  Diners will be treated to a beautifully designed menu using locally sourced food in the bright and airy Atlantic Restaurant while a live pianist will create a relaxing atmosphere in the lobby for the afternoon.  Included on the menu is Slow Cooked Duck Spring Rolls, Smoked Mackerel and West Cork Crab Plate, Sun-dried Tomato and Orange Crusted Cod, Pan Roasted Clonakilty Chicken Supreme, Honeycomb Cheesecake and Apple and Red Berry Crumble.  3-course lunch is €42.50pp and 2-courses is €35pp and bookings can be made online https://www.corkinternationalairporthotel.com/dining/new-yorker/mothers-day-cork/


To Start:

Spring Pea and spinach soup

Served With Murphy’s & treacle Soda Bread & Irish Salted Butter

Slow Cooked Duck Spring Roll

Mango Dipping Sauce & Miso Dressing 

Smoked Mackerel and West Cork Crab Pate

Dill pickled Cucumbers, Horseradish & Chive Cream, Sourdough Crostini’s 

Ardsallagh Goats Cheese Bon Bons

Roasted Beetroots, Beetroot Puree, Dukkha Spice, Rocket – Aged Balsamic 


Duo of West Cork Beef

Roast sirloin, featherblade croquette, Roasted Carrot Spears, Perfect Roast Potato – Roast Gravy 

Sun dried tomato and orange crusted cod

Charred Sprouting Broccolis, Leek and white bean casserole, salsa verde

Saffron Risotto Milanese

Feta, confit courgettes, parmesan tuile & Smoked Almonds 

Pan Roasted Clonakilty Chicken Supreme

Celeriac purée, charred cabbage, fondant potato, thyme jus


Homemade Pavlova

Lemon Curd, Fresh Fruits, Freshly Whipped Cream, Berry Coulis 

Warm Chocolate Brownie

Warm Raspberry Compote, Caramelised White Chocolate & vanilla Ice cream

Honeycomb Cheesecake

Fresh berries, honeycomb bits 

Apple & Red Berry Crumble

Homemade Crème Anglaise, Vanilla Ice Cream 


To celebrate Mother’s Day, spoil your mum with a special treat at Lyrath Estate. The spectacular countryside resort hotel is located on the doorstep of Kilkenny city and is set on 170 acres of mature parkland, complete with emerald woodlands, verdant walkways, and charming gardens. 

Lyrath Estate is built around a 17th century Manor House, which has been delicately preserved, sitting seamlessly alongside a modern hotel wing. The charm and grandeur of the 17th Century period is perfectly aligned with the clean lines of the hotel where 141 guestrooms offer residents a comfortable and relaxing place to unwind and enjoy the picturesque surroundings.

An elegant Afternoon Tea in the Lady Charlotte Drawing Room is a lovely way to spend an afternoon. 

Located in the original Manor House of Lyrath Estate, it is named after Lady Charlotte Wheeler-Cuffe, a famous botanical artist, plant collector, gardener, and former resident of Lyrath Estate. The eclectic drawing room has feature wallpaper depicting vibrant jungle scenes and colourful flowers in a nod to Lady Charlotte’s botanical discoveries and collections.  Deep sofas, elegant high-backed chairs and an interesting art collection all add to the contemporary feel of this room.

Afternoon Tea at Lyrath Estate is a grand affair, with savoury and sweet treats served on fine afternoon tea stands. Sip on your choice of delightful botanical teas from delicate bone china cups or opt for a glass of bubbles! Menu staples include such delicacies as Smoked Chicken and Sundried Tomato on a Brioche Bun and Ardsallagh Goats Cheese Wraps. Not to forget signature home baked classic scones served with cream, butter, and strawberry jam. Afternoon Tea is served daily from 12.30pm to 3.30pm and is priced from €40.00 per person.

For the ultimate Mother’s Day gift, treat mum to a moment of luxury, elegance, and style with a treatment at the award-winning Oasis Spa. Choose from Swedish spa and wellness brand, Kerstin Florian, or the latest in innovative skincare with Elemis. Let’s not forget the Mum’s-To-Be!  Oasis Spa offers the Basq Maternity Massage, a customised full body massage using safe pre-natal techniques, to help relax, reduce fatigue, release tension, aches, and pains.

With days getting longer and spring in the air, why not gift mum a relaxing midweek getaway to Lyrath Estate. The Stepping Into Spring’ midweek package includes two night’s accommodation with breakfast each morning, a delicious 3-course dinner in The Grill & Bar on one evening with a complimentary Cream Tea on a day of your choice. (From €185 per person sharing midweek).

Alternatively, you could choose the Relax & Unwind two-night escape. This pampering package includes two nights bed and breakfast, a three-course dinner on one evening, and a 50-minute spa treatment for each guest followed by complimentary access to the Thermal Suite, with garden views. (From €335 per person sharing).

Lyrath Estate has recently partnered with Irish Craft Perfumery, La Bougie, to create a bespoke candle and linen mist capturing the true essence and history of the estate. The Lyrath Fragrance Collection’, is brimming with notes of lavender, rose, honey, rhubarb, and ivy. Inspired by the delicate blossoms and elegant woodlands of the estate, this delicate fragrance was designed in honour of painter, plant-hunter, and botanist, Lady Charlotte Wheeler-Cuffe, who resided at Lyrath Estate for over 50 years. The Fragrance Collection is available to purchase from hotel reception, and Oasis Spa.  (Candle €25, Linen Mist €25)

If there are too many tempting offers to choose from, you could surprise Mum with a Lyrath Estate Gift Voucher and you can let Mum choose for herself! Monetary Gift Vouchers can be used in part payment for overnight stays, dining experiences at The Lady Charlotte Drawing Room, The Grill & Bar, Yew Restaurant, or any spa treatment or product at Oasis Spa. For more information see www.lyrath.com or call 00353 (0) 56 7760088