Vicky Phelan returned to Ireland after a well-deserved and “much-needed” getaway.
The cervical cancer campaigner was able to leave Ireland with her family to soak up some sun in Spain.
She explained that once she got the go-ahead from her medical team that she could go abroad she “jumped” at the opportunity.
Vicky, her husband and their two children jetted off to Cambrils in Spain from Shannon airport, to her delight.
“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,” she wrote on Instagram as she shared some shots of her holiday.
She was also quick to praise the staff at Shannon Airport, writing, “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.”
In her lengthy caption, she wrote, “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 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!
“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.”
She went on to say, “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.”