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The IMAGE Spa Guide: Part Five

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Finding that elusive slice of time to truly zone out and reboot becomes more and more difficult, so when you do, it must be extra special. The IMAGE team share their favorite Irish spas for a little bit of heaven on Earth.

READ MORE: The IMAGE Spa Guide; Part One

The Well Spa at The Cliff House

THE LOWDOWN

Named for the nearby sacred spring, St Declan’s Well, this luxury spa has a stunning rock face setting.

BRANDS USED

The cult French skincare range, Anne Semonin, as well as Voya. The Well has a strong emphasis on wellness, and the bathing therapies, which take place in two special outdoor baths, provide an invigorating breath of fresh sea air, while you luxuriate in natural products.

USP

Therapists at The Well are superb – hard to find better in an Irish hotel spa. And in terms of an experience, the couple’s room, which faces the sea, is especially worth checking out.

Middle Road, Ardmore, Co Waterford; thecliffhousehotel.com

READ MORE: The IMAGE Spa Guide: Part Three

Nádúr Spa at Ballygarry House

THE LOWDOWN

Situated at the foot of the Kerry mountains, the landscaped gardens and water fountains add to the super-relaxing vibe here. The hotel has also added a state-of-the-art fitness suite, which includes TRX and rowing machines.

BRANDS USED

Voya and Aromatherapy Associates; the Ballygarry spa team are always first with innovation, as well as warm welcomes and kindness.

USP

Try the Recovery Retreat, which includes two nights in a junior suite, a tailor-made treatment of an Immune Recovery Massage or Touch Therapy Treatment, and a box of Voya goodies.

Leebrook, Tralee, Co Kerry; ballygarryhouse.com

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Tonic Health & Day Spa at the Castleknock Hotel

THE LOWDOWN

An impressive range of therapies and treatments await at this luxury West Dublin spa, which is open to the general public, as well as guests.

FACILITIES

Open until 9pm each evening, it’s the go-to destination for everything from a speedy St Tropez spray tan to a deeply relaxing massage.

BRANDS USED

Comfort Zone, an Italian brand, which is science-based and holistic, and Mama Mio for mums- to-be.

USP

The afternoon tea package, which includes an indulgent glass of sparkling wine and a choice of three spa treatments, makes for a great girls’ day out.

Porterstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15; castleknockhotel.com

READ MORE: The IMAGE Spa Guide: Part Two

This article originally appeared in the November issue of IMAGE magazine, on shelves nationwide now.

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