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December 5, 2018

Last-minute Xmas Travel Gift: Irish Ferries Vouchers

Irish Ferries’ super new cruise-ferry W.B. Yeats is about to join the fleet, so the lucky recipient of a gift voucher this Christmas could be one of the first to experience this all-new €150 million luxury travel experience!

Booked online and delivered by email, this is one last-minute Christmas gift that doesn’t rely on couriers or last-posting-dates.

  • Vouchers are available for any amount between £5 and £400.
  • The giver can enter a festive message that is included with the voucher.
  • A printable voucher may be sent directly to the recipient’s inbox OR to the giver’s email address.
  • The voucher is valid for one calendar year from the date of purchase, and on ANY Irish Ferries Cruise Ferry or Dublin Swift fastcraft crossing.
  • The value of the voucher is assigned to the email address provided for the recipient, which will need to match the email address for the actual travel booking.

W.B. Yeats weighs in at 55,000 gross tonnes, making it the largest as well as the most luxurious ferry to operate on the Irish Sea.

Along with fabulous furnishings, passengers can choose from a host of facilities including a Club Class lounge (with panoramic sea views and dedicated passenger access from the car decks), à la carte and self-service restaurants, cinemas, a shopping mall, kids’ areas, a choice of bars and lounges and an outside promenade deck. There will also be 441 cabins, including luxury suites, some with their own private balconies.

Irish Ferries, 08717 300 400,  


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November 28, 2018

Kilkenny’s Yulefest with Irish Ferries…

Hop on a ferry to Ireland for a Celtic Christmas market and come home with a car full of unique Irish gifts – and no baggage charges either!

Irish Ferries’ top tip for pre-Christmas shopping with lots of festive fun is Kilkenny’s Yulefest which has something to see every day in December in this lively medieval city that’s approximately 90 minutes’ drive from either Rosslare or Dublin ferry ports.

As well as an indoor ice-rink at Cillin Hill and an illuminated Christmas market at Butler House, there’s a pop-up Made in Kilkenny shop at 76 John Street selling locally-crafted gifts including beautiful jewellery and ceramics.

The city’s Parade Plaza will also come to life giving the opportunity to view the city streets and lighting from a giant Ferris wheel, enjoy a gallop on an antique carousel or browse through the bespoke Christmas Market for quality craft and gift ideas.

Add weekend street entertainment, food stalls and seasonal concerts and it’s easy to see why Kilkenny draws visitors from all over Ireland.

For those who fancy joining in the fun, a three-night winter weekend self-drive package costs from £271 per person based on two people travelling together in one car by cruise ferry, and sharing a double room with a full Irish breakfast at the Pembroke Hotel, a boutique four-star on Patrick Street.

08717 300

October 22, 2018

Autumn Breaks in Kerry from £536 per couple with Irish Ferries

Killarney National Park is an ideal autumn destination, with self-drive breaks from Irish Ferries Holidays offering outstanding value in County Kerry, from just £536 per couple for a four-night stay at the Castlerosse Hotel.

One of Ireland’s last ancient forests is found here: the golden oaks and green yew trees beautifully reflected in Killarney’s lakes, while at this time of year there are no queues for the jaunting cart rides, or the guided tour of elegant Muckross House.

Stay at the 120-room Castlerosse Hotel, just two kilometres outside Killarney Town. The public rooms (and many bedrooms) have magnificent views to the Lower Lake and MacGillicuddy’s Reeks plus country walks from the front door.

Facilities include an indoor pool with jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, plus gym (all free to guests) as well as a spa and its own nine-hole golf course (both extra charge). For dining, choose between Mulligan’s Pub and the Grosvenor Restaurant, or drive into town to one of Killarney’s independent restaurants.

A self-drive break with Irish Ferries Holidays including return ferry crossings from either Pembroke into Rosslare or Holyhead into Dublin, four nights’ in a double room at the Castlerosse Hotel, with ‘the full Irish’ breakfast each morning costs just £536 PER COUPLE before 3 November.

08717 300 400

October 14, 2018

£189 for a Family Hop to Ireland at Half Term: Irish Ferries

Take advantage of Irish Ferries’ Next Day Return fare for a half term hop to Dublin, with a car and four people just £189 return!

This special 24-hour fare gives families time for an overnight in Dublin and sightseeing before returning to the UK the next day (accommodation is not included).

It’s a great-value treat for families living within easy reach of Holyhead, which includes Manchester, The Wirral, Chester, and North Wales.

For example, board the 12-deck, 50,000 tonne Ulysses for its daily 14.10hrs sailing from Holyhead, enjoy the family-friendly facilities on-board including a cinema, restaurants and play areas, and dock in Dublin at 17.25hrs.

The next day offers a host of city sightseeing opportunities, from free attractions like the Natural History section within the National Museum, to fun stuff like a hop-on-hop-off bus tour or the Leprechaun museum, plus Georgian squares, literary trails and the River Liffey.

Catch the 20.55hrs Ulysses sailing from Dublin port – a 10-minute taxi ride from the heart of the city – enjoy a meal on board in ‘Boylan’s Brasserie’ and dock in Holyhead at 00.20hrs for a late arrival home.

The flat rate of £189 works out at just £47.25 per person!

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September 12, 2018

From £99 for two people for four nights…almost cheaper than staying at home…

Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire is delighted to be featuring its special autumn short breaks where two people can enjoy a four-night stay from as little as £99.

This special deal applies between 3 November and 15 December at selected cottages and is based on two people sharing one bedroom in the chosen property.

Featured £99 cottages include Ty Melyn, a cosy little house just a short walk from the bustling centre of Fishguard with its picturesque harbour and pubs, restaurants and galleries.  It’s the ideal spot for walking the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and exploring Pembrokeshire’s stunning coastline.

Or for just a little more at £125 for four nights is Farmhouse Cottage, a converted dairy in the quite hamlet of Trevinert, less than a mile from the tiny city of St Davids with its Cathedral.  Many sandy beaches and quiet coves are within a short drive and the property is close to the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.

For couples who require a separate bedroom, an extra charge of £15 applies, and additional guests at the chosen cottage are charged at £49 each for four nights.  Some cottages may be subject to a modest fuel charge and this special offer is valid for telephone bookings only.

Dogs are welcome at selected properties at a charge of £10 per pet.

Reservations: 01437 772760,

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