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23rd Mar 2017

Five Irish day spa locations to treat your Mammy this weekend


Mother’s Day is this Sunday, March 26th, and if you’re at a loss as to how to spoil your Mammy, a spa treat is always a good call.

Day spas are extremely convenient as you can pop in and out at your leisure and spend as long or as little as you like…perfect for the Mam who says she just doesn’t have ‘time’ to spare for pampering.

We’ve selected a few day spa locations around the country and best of all, this is the perfect way to indulge in some much-needed mother-daughter time.

South William Day Spa, South William Street, Dublin

Smack bang in the middle of Dublin’s city centre, this place is a hidden haven of serenity. When you step in off the bustling street, you’re immediately made relax with a warming cup of herbal tea. It might be small but the service is top class and the Signature Yon-Ka Body Treatment (€150) is a must. A full body brush, full body massage, luxurious facial and masque – your Mammy will be a new woman and hopefully a convert to regular pamper session.

Edvard & Pink, Dundrum, Dublin

Dundrum Town Centre has become a popular shopping experience for people around the country and what better way to make your gals day out even better than add in a little pampering? Bring your right-hand woman, aka your Mum, for a little spring wardrobe rejuvenation and throw in a Margaret Dabbs Supreme Pedicure (€75) while you’re at it. Ideal for feet in need of some TLC after being stuck in heavy socks and opaque tights all winter.

Aqua Spa, Cork

This little gem is about ten minutes outside Cork City, located on Model Farm Road. It offers pretty much every beauty treatment you could want whether you’re a mama-to-be or a mum in serious need of me time. The Half Day Deep Relax Package includes a De-stress Balneotherapy Bath, Elemis Anti-Ageing Facial, Indian Head/Back Massage, Neck & Shoulder Massage and complimentary use of the Tranquillity Room, all for €140 which is SERIOUS value.

Elysium Day Spa, Galway

This one is in Moycullen, a gorgeous little corner of Galway and a must-try if you’re in the region. It’s the perfect excuse to get out of the city for a little down time and persuade your Mam to take some R&R too. The two-hour Look Good, Feel Better package is €115 and involves a full body exfoliation, Yon-Ka Escale Beaute facial and a file and polish for both hands and toes. This is a skincare spot in the know offering brands like Environ and IMAGE, and they even have a meet with The Skin Nerd next month.

No 1 Pery Square, Limerick

An exclusive VOYA spa, this retreat sounds like the ultimate spa experience if you want to “switch off”. If your Mam is totally stressed out, a day date here is the perfect way to chill out together. Pery Square is a country house in the city and thee Afternoon Tea & Thermal Experience (€49 pp) sounds like a dreamy combination. Try out the “herbal cocoon, coal bunker sauna, aroma steam room & Irish mist showers” and from there, indulge in some vintage cocktails or one of the many blends of tea on offer.