today is Nov 30, 2022

The autumn leaves are still on the trees, but thoughts of Christmas are already creeping in.

Each year, hotels that open for Christmas in Ireland announce their packages earlier and earlier, as people snap up reservations to ensure their festive plans are taken care of. And despite this year’s cost-of-living worries, they’re booking up fast. In fact, some hotels were fully booked by the start of October, including two of the most expensive of the lot — the sparkling Ashford Castle and Adare Manor.