If you are looking for an overnight midweek getaway for the family before the hectic weeks of making lunches and doing the school runs commence, Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny is the perfect destination.

The last-minute Summer Getaway Package at Lyrath Estate includes one-night bed and breakfast and dinner and is priced at €125 per adult sharing. Children sharing with their parents are charged at €25 per child per night while children under four stay and eat for free.

Reilly’s Fun Club activities are available on select dates.

If the kids are off at Reilly’s Fun Club the adults can take advantage of some ‘me time’ and enjoy a relaxing treatment in the award-winning Oasis Spa.  The highly experienced therapists provide a blend of traditional luxury, elegance and style that ensures each client immerses their mind, body and soul in pure indulgence. The treatment list is filled with carefully selected therapies from Elemis and Kerstin Florian which are based on natural resources which work in synergy with the mind and body. The thermal suite in the spa includes several heating and cooling experiences including a stunning outdoor hydrotherapy pool which looks out on to the mature, private gardens.

If it’s a wet day the hotel’s 22-seater private cinema can be booked for families and groups to watch movies together. There is also a swimming pool, snooker room, a new playground and complimentary use of bicycles for adults and children to tour around in the estate. On site guests can also avail of archery from trained expert, Robert McPartlan, who will offer up tips and tricks.

Lyrath Estate is located just five minutes from the centre of Kilkenny city. The property is located on 170 acres of mature parkland complete with exquisite lakes, rustic walkways and historic gardens on the site.  The resident dog’s, golden retrievers, Reilly and Rudy love to accompany guests on their walks around the exquisite grounds and are the perfect canine guides for dog lovers who want to explore.

Kilkenny city is a cultural hotspot with several must visit attractions located on and around its world-famous Medieval Mile. Kilkenny Castle, overlooking the banks of the River Nore, has been a significant historic site in Ireland and dates to the 12th Century. Tours of Kilkenny Castle are available all year round. St. Canice’s Cathedral offers visitors a chance to witness the spiritual, cultural, architectural and archaeological wonders that Kilkenny has to offer. Castlecomer Discovery Park is also less than 30 minutes’ drive from Lyrath Estate which boasts a wide range of fun, challenging and exhilarating activities including a zipwire located deep in the heart of the forest that can be enjoyed together as a family.

For more information see www.lyrath.com or call 00353 (0) 56 7760088