RSVP Magazine

Top Tips For Fabulously Smooth Feet

Foot care is so important, especially as we age, yet most of us are just too busy taking care of every other body part, to spend quality time and money on our feet, the ‘walkers’ that brings us from A to B on a daily basis. Healthy feet are essential for healthy aging, yet three […]

Spa Spy: Horse and Jockey Hotel

This month, we sent Marguerite Kiely out to research a fine relaxation retreat in Tipperary. I recently visited the Horse And Jockey Hotel, which is nestled in the heart of the beautiful Tipperary countryside, and the mid-way point between Dublin and Cork, for some much needed rest and relaxation. On arriving at the hotel I was immediately impressed by the decor which marries the […]

Spa Spy: The Spa at Muckross Park Hotel

As hotel stays and spa pampering breaks go, I recently enjoyed one that in my experience, would be hard to beat. It was a rainy Saturday morning when I set out for the Muckross Park Hotel & Spa in Killarney for a one-night stay at the luxurious property. When we arrived at Muckross Park, it soon became apparent that the term ‘customer […]

Spa Spy: The Heritage Golf and Spa Resort, Co Laois

Recently an invite came my way to visit The Heritage Golf and Spa Resort in Killenard, Co Laois and after a long working week, I was only too delighted to take up the offer, especially as I had heard great things about the resort from golf enthusiast friends of mine. As soon as myself and my friend arrived, we could see why The […]

Spa Spy: Lusty Beg Island Resort, Fermanagh

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the Lusty Beg Island resort in the heart of the lakelands of Lough Erne, County Fermanagh for the launch of its new spa, and discovered a true hidden gem in the process. It was a wet Thursday evening when I reached the edge of the island ahead of my one-night stay, and after taking in the picturesque […]

Spa Spa: Sansana SPA, Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire

Our morning of relaxation and pampering began with a coastal drive towards the landmark hotel that is the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire. Situated in a stunning setting with spectacular views overlooking Dublin Bay, we were truly impressed upon arrival to this stately Georgian hotel that dates back to 1828 and recently underwent an extensive refurbishment. Nestled at the side of the hotel is […]


When I arrived with a friend to the Inchydoney Lodge and Spa recently we were greeted with hurricane-like conditions but it failed to dampen our spirits as we were excited by the prospect of experiencing the hotel first-hand after hearing such positive recommendations about it. Straight away, we were greeted by exceptionally helpful staff that couldn’t have been more accommodating. Inchydoney Lodge […]


  When an invite came my way that included a trip to The g Hotel in Galway for a night of luxury and fine dining followed by a day’s R ‘n’ R at the hotel’s fabulous spa, I jumped at the chance! I had heard great things about the hotel for so many years but […]

Monart Spa launches breakthrough skincare facial

  Many of us might not believe the hype that surrounds facials and skincare treatments, and although afterwards our skin is left feeling softened, we are still left wondering if it was worth the money, and if a decent moisturiser could do the same thing. This July however, The Monart Spa, in Enniscorthy, launched a […]

The RSVP Hair Awards 2014

From supreme stylists and products to the salons that continue to impress, we have chosen the cream of the crop when it comes to getting the best for your locks!  THE SALONS Best Dublin Salon: Dylan Bradshaw  Dylan Bradshaw creates more than a hairdressing experience; discover the true essence of creativity for which Dylan Bradshaw is […]

RSVP Spa Awards 2012

After another year of checking out some of the best spas this country has to offer, we at RSVP magazine have chosen our pick of the bunch when it comes to great service, excellent quality and total luxury for that perfect relaxing escape.   Best Resort Spa: The Wells Spa at The BrookLodge Hotel at […]

Review: The Nail Beautique at Sobe Brown

The RSVP editorial team is based both in Dublin and Cork, and while we in Dublin are used to our Cork colleagues thinking they live in the ‘real’ capital and the best city in the country (thanks for making them even worse, Lonely Planet) we have to admit that there are a few places and […]

Be the Face of Therapie Clinic

Fancy being a model? Therapie Clinic Launches Nationwide Model Search Therapie Clinic, the leading laser and skin clinic has launched a nation-wide search for The Face of Therapie Clinic. This is not only a highly prestigious title, sure to attract the interest of aspiring models all over the country; there is also an incredible prize […]

Women in Business: Marissa Carter of Carter Beauty

She was only 21 when she started her successful beauty salon and combines running her business with being mum to new baby Charlie. RSVP’s Woman in Business this week is Marissa Carter. Marissa Carter is the owner and creator of Carter Beauty Blackrock and Carter Beauty Products. She is a regular media contributor as a beauty […]

Spa Spy: Mount Wolseley Golf and Spa Resort, Carlow

  Are you, like me, always promising yourself that you’re going to have a ‘you’ weekend? A weekend where you don’t stress about the report that’s due on Monday, the sky-high pile of ironing that needs to be done, or the bathroom that has to be scrubbed to the high heavens? Well, I’m going to […]

Spa Spy: Radisson Blu Hotel, Little Island, Cork

Retreat Spa and Fitness Centre   Amid the hustle and bustle of today’s busy world, there is one safe haven we can go to truly relax and unwind – the health spa. You may have had a stressful week, or a particularly tiring day at the office, but whatever the excuse, it is always a […]

RSVP Spa Awards 2011-12

     The Emerald Isle is known and loved worldwide for its hospitality, scenery and its general charm. Even our dull and rainy climate holds a certain allure! Along with all of these impressive attributes,Irelandis also home to some of the most notable spas in the world. Renowned for quality of service and lavish surroundings, […]