Newlywed couple smiling and walking along a beach together at sunset

Just like everything else, weddings have trends that come in and out of fashion depending on the year, the location and the season. We are all for individuality when it comes to weddings but some of these new trends are too enviable not to copy! Here are the hottest summer trends for 2018. Dynamic Colours This is the year to step away from the neutral palette and embrace the colours and vibrancy of the summer season. If you try to use too many bright colours in one space it ...

Parents walking through the woods with two small children near Ocean Sands Hotel Sligo

Easter holidays are nearly here again and that means trying to keep the children (and yourself!) entertained while they are off school. Take the whole family for a weekend break to beautiful Enniscrone and you won’t run out of fun activities. Here are our top picks; WaterPoint Aqua Park There is something for everyone at WaterPoint in Enniscrone. The smallest children can play in the dedicated children’s pool, the o...

Sun setting over Enniscrone beach near the Ocean Sands Hotel, Sligo

The town of Enniscrone has its own identity and some of the finest views of the coastline of western Ireland. Our beautiful beaches and proximity to Sligo town and Mayo make us the perfect base to explore the West of Ireland. We are so lucky to call this place home. Here are our favourite things to do in Enniscrone: Walking Trails Get back to nature and explore the rugged coastline and dense forests of Sligo. For a coastal walk try the SlÍ na Sláinte (path to health) circu...

Heart drawn in the sand with water lapping up behind, Ocean Sands Hotel Sligo

We are aware that we are barely over Christmas and already talking about Valentine’s Day, but this year we’ve decided to save you the panic by helping you get organised early! Here are a few ideas to get you started and to hopefully avoid the last minute rush.GiftsValentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to spoil the one you love. Start paying attention to hints they may be dropping and surprise them on 14th Feb. You could stick to the traditional favourite of flowers and choco...

A bride holding a bouquet during a Christmas wedding at Ocean Sands Hotel in Sligo

Usually, when we think of weddings we picture a warm summer’s day and or a seasonal springtime bouquet but winter weddings are becoming more and more popular, especially around Christmas. Here are our top five reasons to have a Christmas wedding. Time Off As most of us have experienced, being invited to a wedding usually involves taking at least a day or two off work or taking children out of school to attend. The best thing about a Christmas wedding is that most people are ...