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August 7, 2019

Discover Ireland’s Ancient East with Irish Ferries this autumn

Less than an hour’s drive from Dublin port where Irish Ferries has up to six arrivals a day, is County Meath at the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East.

The town of Kells is famous for Ireland’s greatest cultural treasure: the illuminated gospels known as the Book of Kells now exhibited in Dublin but created at Kells monastery in the 9th century.

Kells’ round tower and four Celtic crosses are all just few minutes’ walk from the welcoming Headfort Arms Hotel on the High Street.  It’s the ideal base for discovering – within 30 minutes’ drive – other iconic sights including the UNESCO World Heritage listed Newgrange Iron Age tomb plus the Hill of Tara, Trim Castle and Mellifont Abbey.

With a three-night break – including ferry travel – costing as little as £213 per person based on two sharing, autumn stays at the hotel are amazing value.

That is Irish Ferries’ package price for any three nights – including weekends – at the family-run hotel which offers not just an authentic Irish welcome but award-winning food.

The Headfort Arms has 45 smart four-star rooms and no less than four dining options: Café Therese, The Lounge, Kelltic Bar and ‘the pod’ as the locals call the contemporary Vanilla Pod restaurant.

Irish Ferries’ package includes a magnificent Irish breakfast each morning, allowing maximum choice when it comes to eating in (or out): the hotel is regularly placed in Ireland’s Top 100 Places to Eat list.

Irish Ferries suggest that guests allow time on the return trip to Dublin port to see the fabulous Book of Kells, now displayed at Trinity College.

www.irishferries.com/holidays or call 08717 300 400

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Routes: Holyhead (Anglesey) to Dublin; Pembroke (south Wales) to Rosslare

Frequency: up to 16 sailings a day between UK & Ireland

Ships sailing UK/Ireland: Ulysses, Dublin Swift, Epsilon, Isle of Inishmore

 

July 22, 2019

Play Golf in Ireland at Shane Lowry’s home club!

New Open Golf champion Shane Lowry first hit a golf ball at Erry Pitch and Putt course in his hometown of Clara, before becoming the professional at Esker Hills Golf Club in nearby Tullamore in County Offaly, in the heart of Ireland.

For those who fancy playing Shane’s home course the easiest route is to sail with Irish Ferries from Holyhead to Dublin, from where it’s only 75 minutes’ drive west.

Esker Hills is a 6619-yard, par 72 parkland course designed by Christy O’Connor Jnr in 1994, which winds through lakes and woodland. Green fees at start at only €30.

“I played Esker Hills myself just a couple of months ago,” says Irish Ferries’ head of passenger sales Dermot Merrigan, “and it’s a fantastic course offering great value for the wonderful track that it is!”

Esker Hills is just one of over 300 golf clubs on the island of Ireland, including elite clubs like Royal Portrush, the scene of Shane’s triumph on the Causeway Coast.

Travelling by ferry in your own car means there is no extra charge to pack all the clubs and golfing kit in the boot of the car.

FARES: One-way Holyhead to Dublin fares for a car and driver start at £89. Irish Ferries can also book accommodation at selected hotels and guest houses all over Ireland.

Irish Ferries’ insider’s guide to golfing in Ireland can be viewed on YouTube here.

www.irishferries.com

08717 300 400

Terms and Conditions apply.

 

July 22, 2019

School’s out: save 25% on Irish Ferries to Ireland AND Kids Go Free!

Irish Ferries’ flash sale is perfectly timed for the start of the summer holidays. Book in the next few days – by midnight on Wednesday 24 July – to save a massive 25% on the ferry fare AND take a car-full of kids for FREE!

The 25% discount applies to motorist fares on any sailing, on any ship, on any travel date up to 18 December 2019, including peak season family holidays in the coming weeks.

PLUS up to seven children in the same vehicle travel completely free, saving £30 per child on a return trip (child age is up to and including 15 years).

Ireland’s beautiful coastline boasts no less than 88 Blue Flags, and with award-winning attractions and family-friendly accommodation the country is a superb destination.

Taking the car means maximum flexibility and – with these offers – maximum value: a family of two adults and four kids under 16 can make a return trip to Ireland before school re-starts for as little as £33.50 per person.

Irish Ferries has four ships operating between the UK and Ireland, including the high-speed Dublin Swift fastcraft and the majestic 50,000 tonne Ulysses.

www.irishferries.com

Terms and Conditions apply.

 

Routes: Holyhead (Anglesey) to Dublin; Pembroke (south Wales) to Rosslare

Frequency: up to 16 sailings a day between UK & Ireland

Ships sailing UK/Ireland: Ulysses, Dublin Swift, Epsilon, Isle of Inishmore

 

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Images available from Jane Williams, 01572 748 800, jane@beaconpr.co.uk

June 26, 2019

Irish Ferries announced as official partner for Center Parcs Longford Forest, with 25% saving on all ferry crossings to Ireland for confirmed guests

It’s official: Center Parcs Longford Forest will open on 29 July, with Irish Ferries confirmed as the official ferry partner for UK guests, offering huge savings on travel to the resort.

“We are so pleased to be able to offer UK-based travellers with confirmed bookings at Center Parcs Longford Forest a massive 25% discount on their travel,” says Dermot Merrigan – Head of Passenger Sales at Irish Ferries.

The discount is on any route, any ferry – including the Dublin Swift fastcraft – and on any travel date including peak holiday times.

“We are delighted to partner with Irish Ferries to offer a discount to guests travelling to Center Parcs Longford Forest. Our new village will welcome up to 2,500 guests on each short break, come rain or shine, and we can’t wait to introduce even more families to Center Parcs,” says Center Parcs’ Head of PR, Simon Kay.

The €233 million resort offers not only a fabulous Subtropical Swimming Paradise and more than 100 indoor and outdoor family activities, but 466 superb lodges and 30 apartments, plus Ireland’s biggest spa.

Within 48 hours of confirming a Center Parcs Longford Forest booking, UK-based holidaymakers will be sent a unique code that triggers a 25% discount on Irish Ferries crossings. Terms and Conditions apply.

Further details at www.irishferries.com

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Irish Ferries Routes: Holyhead (Anglesey) to Dublin; Pembroke (south Wales) to Rosslare

Frequency: Up to 16 crossings a day between UK and Ireland

Ships sailing UK to Ireland: Ulysses, Dublin Swift, Epsilon, Isle of Inishmore

Written and distributed by Beacon PR

Images available from Jane Williams, 01572 748 800, jane@beaconpr.co.uk

June 17, 2019

Save 20% on Irish Ferries to Ireland AND Kids Go Free!

Families looking for a welcoming holiday that’s great value can save ££££s in Irish Ferries’ flash sale – but hurry, bookings must be made by midnight on Wednesday 19 June.

Ireland’s best ferry company is discounting ALL new trips for travel to Ireland by 20% AND families can take advantage of a new Kids Go Free offer.

Motorist fares for any sailing, on any ship, on any travel date this year – including peak summer holidays – are discounted by 20% if booked in the next few days.

PLUS up to seven children in the same vehicle travel completely free, saving £30 per child on a return trip (child age is up to and including 15 years).

With a fabulous coastline bristling with Blue Flags, award-winning attractions and family-friendly accommodation Ireland is a fantastic holiday destination. A self-drive holiday delivers maximum flexibility and – with this offer – maximum value.

Irish Ferries has four ships operating between the UK and Ireland, including the high-speed Dublin Swift fastcraft and the majestic 50,000 tonne Ulysses.

With the offer, a family of two adults and four kids under 16 can make a return trip to Ireland this year for as little as £187.40 in total, saving a massive £165.60.

www.irishferries.com

Terms and Conditions apply.olidays to Irelan

 

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