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Ireland

Charmed: Saint-Flour in France's Auvergne region.

Tripologist

The Tripologist: where to go in France?

The Tripologist The Lot is a part of France that has not yet been 'discovered'. This is rural France at its best.

Global

World's best St Patrick's Day parties

Jolyon Attwooll For the celebration of the national saint of one, relatively small country, St Patrick's Day has assumed proportions way beyond Ireland's borders.

Ireland

When lineage draws you to the Emerald Isle

A trip to Ireland uncovers long-lost family links, writes Helen O'Neill.

Ireland

Long summer nights and sea-scented air

The west is best: The Big Top, host to the annual arts festival that draws tourists in their thousands.

Jayne D'Arcy Summer sees Galway flooded with foreign tourists as well as Irish folk who are taking a break from working lives.

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Photo galleries

Ireland: off the beaten track

A week sampling the delights of Ireland.

Top 10 places to celebrate Christmas

4. BONDI BEACH, AUSTRALIA. Come 25 December the beach acts as a magnet for backpackers a long way from home, who celebrate alongside other 'Christmas orphans.' Bands and DJs rock the Pavilion, everyone checks out everyone else, and a festive atmosphere prevails.

Christmas has become a global festival, regardless of religion or location.

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Travellers Tips

The Tripologist

Should you be worried by the government’s travel warnings?

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The Tripologist For each country, DFAT assigns one of four risk levels that reflect the potential dangers a traveller might face.

Q&A

Your questions

With the EU Schengen Convention in place, is there a way we can holiday in Europe for six months straight?

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Travel News

Family fuming after wheelchair-using granny left in corner of Newark Airport for 11 hours

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12:25pm | A family is fuming mad after an airport worker parked a wheelchair-using grandmother in a departure lounge and an airline's "processing error" led her to be left there for up to 11 hours.

'Roofing': The best way to see Saint Petersburg

9:37am | Thrill-seekers believe the best way to see Russia's imperial capital is by hopping roof to roof.

Ryanair launches low-budget flexible business class tickets

8:56am | European budget carrier Ryanair is offering a new type of business-class ticket to woo more business travellers.

Etihad to fly A380 superjumbo with luxury 'Residence' on Sydney route

JAMIE FREED 9:47am | Etihad Airways will launch A380 services on the Sydney-Abu Dhabi route from June 1 next year, in a move that will boost its capacity to Australia.

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