Valentine's Day has come and gone and Easter is still two months away but if you need an excuse to get away, you could celebrate St Patrick's Day anywhere in the world in a whole host of ways, from New York to Chicago and Florence to Montreal.
Soak up all the best of Irish culture on St Patrick's Day with a short break to the Emerald Isle. Small Luxury Hotels of the World has rounded up the best of what's on offer this March, right down to a perfectly poured pint of Guinness.
Treat yourself to five-star luxury this spring with the three-for-two offer at Dromoland Castle in County Clare. This spacious Irish hotel boasts 410 acres of countryside as well as its own lake, so you can truly get back to nature.
Dromoland Castle are offering the ideal family break this half term, with a stay at their five star resort in County Clare. As well as 410 acres of Irish countryside to explore and plenty of activities to do there's also an Owl Evening to enjoy.
The Emerald Isle is offering great value to short-break visitors this spring, with three nights for the price of two and kids go free offers, as well as 15 per cent discounts, at many hotels in the 2011 Irish Ferries Holidays' brochure.
Getaway to the Emerald Isle in 2011 and discover some luxury spa experiences at a wide range of country houses and hotels, with cheap flights to Ireland available for as little as £5 each way with Aer Lingus.
The Irish capital is celebrating the start of 2011 in style with a brand new festival of music, food, drink and entertainment across the city from December 30 to January 1 to rival Edinburgh's Hogmanay festivities.
Combine five-star luxury with the scenic surroundings of an Irish castle on a Valentine's Day weekend break at Dromoland Castle in County Clare, Ireland for just £160 per person.
More than 60 per cent of UK adults have taken a weekend break over the past year, spending an average of £719 each, meaning that the recession has not dented our appetite for quick getaways.
Whisk your lover off their feet with a blissful stay at Wineport Lodge, a relaxing lakeside retreat in County Westmeath, where you will be greeted with a romantic hamper of wine, chocolates and flowers.
Revitalise yourself this January, with a relaxing spa break at Castlemartyr Resort in County Cork, Ireland, where guests can enjoy five-star luxury in an 18th century manor house from just £162 per night.
Take a relaxing Irish weekend at the Ice House in County Mayo, where you can enjoy a two-night stay in a deluxe room with panoramic riverside views from just £285 per person.
Discover Ireland's answer to Lapland this December, with a seasonal getaway at Wineport Lodge, where you can get three night's accommodation for the price of two. As a result three nights in a lake view room will cost £195 per person.
Whether you want to indulge yourselves on a post-wedding long weekend or just have a quick treat before a long-haul honeymoon later in the year, the Dromoland Collection has the answer.
This festive season, why not nip over to Ireland, where there is a selection of festivals, Christmas markets and concerts going on in November and December.
Greet the New Year in style with a five-star Irish couple's escape. Enjoy spectacular fireworks at a castle ball, or indulge in a five-course meal before dancing to a swing band.
The four-star resort in County Mayo, Ireland is offering two-night stays in December for under £200 per person including spa treatments and dinner.