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If you haven't heard of Eminence Organics, you need to catch up on the revolutionary skincare brand loved by well-known celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Lawrence and Meghan Markle.

Duchess of Sussex reveres the Eminence Citrus Exfoliating Wash as her must-have beauty product, so the brand literally has royal approval. 

Luckily for Irish beauty lovers, Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links have announced the launch of the highly-anticipated Eminence Organics range in The SPA Portmarnock.


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Guests of the spa will be offered an incredible organic treatment with biodynamic ingredients from a brand that have taken the beauty world by storm.

Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links has some breathtaking views for visitors of the spa to take in, as if receiving world-class skincare treatments isn't enough. 

The boutique SPA, led by Head Beauty Therapist Ashleigh O’Connor, embraces the tranquillity and serenity of the hotel’s natural coastline surroundings.


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The Hungarian-based brand is well-known for its award-winning combination of natural ingredients, using a mix of fresh fruit pulps, plants and exotic spices to create the Eminence products

Their products contain potent healing and beautifying properties, with the SPA Portmarnock offers five luxurious treatments.

You can choose between the Yam and Pumpkin Facial, the Blueberry Detox firming & stimulating multi-acid peel, the Arctic berry peel & peptide illuminating skin peel, the Mangosteen Gentle Resurfacing Peel, and the Acne Advanced Treatment, which are all carried out by a team of beauty experts.


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The holistic approach to farming and production is part of what makes Eminence Organics Skincare so popular. The cruelty-free brand plants a tree for every purchase, and currently have over 7 million trees planted worldwide.

Three years of research and development go into every Eminence product before it hits the shelves, so they mean business when it comes to getting perfect results.

Speaking about the new line of treatments, Head Beauty Therapist Ashleigh O’Connor, said;

"Through the use of organic and wholesome ingredients, Eminence products leave long-lasting, positive effects on the skin."


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"The Acne Advanced Treatment is the newest Eminence treatment we have available in The Spa Portmarnock. The popular facial treats acne naturally without using harsh chemicals, instead using botanical-rich, organic ingredients," Ashleigh adds.

A full range of Eminence Organic Skincare treatments available at Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links can be found on their website here.

Why not treat yourself to the same skincare routine as the Duchess of Sussex?


In the market for a new house? How about this one, in Portmarnock Co. Dublin.

Here's the outside, nothing to see here:

And the back garden looks fairly standard too – but is that a shed we spy?

Oh… not a shed, then.

As you can see, the three-bed family house – currently up for sale and advertised on MyHome.ie – comes equipped with a fully-furnished Irish-style pub in the back garden.

Slate floors, polished wooden bar – you'd be hard pressed to find better décor down in your local. It's not specified whether the furniture comes with the house, but as long as we can pull a pint or two we'd be happy.

The only catch? There's an asking price of €535,000… just over half a million euro.

Sounds like we may have to build our own back-garden pub instead.


Friends, family and colleagues have been taking to social media to pay tributes to Govan Jolliffe-Byrne – the young Irishman who died in East Africa over the weekend. 

Backpacking with friends in Tanzania, the 20-year-old Dubliner fell off a balcony at a nightclub in the coastal town of Tanga early this morning, the Irish Mirror reports.

Mr Jolliffe-Byrne hailed from the Carrickhill Close area of Portmarnock and was a keen football player.

His local GAA club Naomh Mearnog this evening tweeted: "Govan Byrne a true legend, always the the soul of the party and everyone's friend, you will never be forgotten," while others who knew him also paid tribute online.

Govan had worked as a bartender at Portmarnock Sports & Leisure Club and furthermore counted himself as a cricket and soccer fan. 

The student had attend Portmarnock Community School and sat his Leaving Cert there in 2013. He particularly excelled in maths and was also an exceptional chess player, competing at an international level.

Govan left Ireland for his East African trip in June and was expected to return shortly to resume his studies in Maynooth.

The Foreign Affairs department has been in touch with the Irish embassy in Dar es Salaam, and is in contact with his family.

Tanga sits on the Indian Ocean close to the Kenyan border. It is popular for its proximity to the islands of Zanzibar – where Govan was also spending time – and Pemba. 



It is being reported that a young Irish man from Portmarnock has been killed in Tanzania.

The Dubliner, believed to be in his early 20s and a backpacker in the region, seemingly died yesterday after accidently falling at a nightclub on the island of Zanzibar. 

It is understood the man was travelling with friends in the East African area.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed it is providing consular assistance to his family, and there is also an Irish embassy in the Tanzanian capital of Dar Es Salaam.

The tropical Zanzibar archipelago is located in the Indian Ocean about 30km east of mainland Tanzania. It is a popular tourist destination.