Vicky Phelan gives update after holiday with her close friends
What a trip.
Cervical cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan has shared an update with her followers after she went on a weekend away with her friends to catch up in her favourite hotel.
Vicky and her friends headed to the five-star Cashel Palace Hotel for their getaway, with Vicky saying she had a wonderful stay before heading back to Kilkenny.
Taking to Instagram, the mum of two said: "Just back from a wonderful night away at my favourite hotel...the @cashelpalace.
"This was my second time staying here. The hotel and it's facilities are simply amazing. I would highly recommend the Spa and the pool and thermal suite...For me, it is the staff and the attention to detail that you get there that does it for me. I will be back.
"I got to try out my new Paul Green trainers from @nozomiennis Thank you to Mary and the staff there for sending the trainers to me. Saved me a trip to Ennis and great customer service.
"More memories made with three wonderful friends whom I would be lost without. THANK YOU John, Stephen and Cian for keeping me real and for making me laugh."
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This trip comes after Vicky headed to Spain with her ex-partner Jim and their two children after she received the go-ahead from her doctor.
Updating her followers, she said: "Just back home since yesterday evening from a much-needed, wonderful week away in Spain with Jim and the kids. I got the go ahead a couple of weeks ago from my medical team that my disease was stable enough for me to go away on holidays and I jumped at the opportunity.
"I got in touch with my travel agent @jean.cusack at @icontravelwaterford who did an amazing job putting together our epic three week holiday to New Zealand just before Covid-19 came into our lives, to see about putting together a package that would suit my current circumstances. I had Cambrils on the Costa Daurada, in my head as a possibility for a number of reasons -
"1 - We would be able to fly there from Shannon and not Dublin. Shannon is a 30 minute drive from my house. A no-brainer!
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"2 - A number of my good friends have been going to Cambrils for years and keep going back so I grilled them on why and discovered that, between the kilometres of beautiful, sandy beaches and the choice of theme parks like Port Aventura, Ferrari Land and a water park called Aquopolis, there is sooooo much to do for kids and all within a 15/20 minute drive of Cambrils.
"We decided to go for a private villa with a pool rather than book in somewhere like Cambrils Park, a dedicated holiday park with multiple pools and restaurants and activities on site. I wanted a bit more privacy and some peace and quiet and Jean came up trumps with the villa that she found for us which had a really decent sized pool AND was literally two minutes walk from the beach and the promenade which could take us all the way into Cambrils and even as far as the much busier town of Salou.
"I feel refreshed after a week away, some heat in my bones and a change of scenery. We hope to get away again towards the end of the summer if my body cooperates but I would highly recommend Cambrils for families.
"I would also recommend flying out of @shannon_airport A special note of thanks to Isabel Harrison The staff at Shannon could NOT have done more for us. I needed wheelchair assistance going through the airports and it all went seamlessly. We were in the airport, through security and relaxing in the lounge within 20 minutes of arriving."