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April 4, 2019

Family Freedom by Ferry: Ireland at Easter

A self-drive holiday to Ireland makes for an easy and great value cottage break with Irish Ferries Holidays packages as little as £720 for a family of two adults and up to three children under 16 – including return ferry crossings from Pembroke or Holyhead.

That’s for a three-bedroom holiday cottage at Forest Haven in County Waterford, for any seven nights before 24 April. This well-designed holiday village is only five minutes’ stroll from beautiful Counsellors Strand beach, and 100m from the pretty seaside village of Dunmore East.

There are boat trips, activities and beautiful beaches to discover, plus Viking history in Waterford City within half an hour’s drive.

Alternatively, £790 is the cost of a week at Hayward Mews in County Dublin before 24 April. Guests at these four-star three-bedroom holiday cottages may use – for a small fee – the indoor pool and gym at the adjoining Roganstown Hotel.  The seaside attractions of Malahide and Howth, and Dublin city centre sights are all around 30 minutes by car.

For golf fans, Woodstock Demesne holiday homes are set on the edge of Druids Glen course in County Wicklow, and self-catering guests may take advantage of reduced green fees, as well as access to the indoor pool and gym of the five-star golf resort’s hotel.

Again, with three bedrooms, a family of two adults and up to three children under 16 may enjoy a seven-night stay before 24 April for £930, including ferry travel.

08717 300 400,


Ferry Routes: Holyhead (Anglesey) to Dublin; Pembroke to Rosslare

Ferries: Ulysses, Dublin Swift, Epsilon, Isle of Inishmore

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March 25, 2019

A Ferry Good Offer from Irish Ferries: 25% off Self-Drive to Ireland

Irish Ferries is offering 25% off 2019 self-drive ferry travel to Ireland if booked by midnight on Thursday 4 April.

This ‘ferry good’ offer is valid on both the UK to Ireland routes, on every ferry in the fleet – including the summer services of the Dublin Swift fastcraft – and on every date between now and 18 December.

Travel at weekends, bank holidays and peak summer periods are all included in the deal, making this an unmissable opportunity for families planning their Easter, half term and summer holidays.

The 25% discount applies to motorist fares, caravans and motorhomes, as well as motorbikes. On-board accommodation, such as Club Class seats, is also discounted by 25%.

With the offer, the lead-in fare for a car and driver is reduced to £66.75 one-way, including all charges, reduced from £89. Terms and Conditions apply.

Irish Ferries is also taking part in the UK’s Big Ferry Fortnight promotion, which has more than 2,000 ferry tickets up for grabs.

March 20, 2019

Free Night Deals from Irish Ferries for Easter

Ireland’s legendary hospitality and glorious scenery is easy to reach via a relaxing ferry journey, and outstanding value with Irish Ferries’ free night deals at selected hotels booked as part of a self-drive ferry package.

In West Cork for example, in a superb spot at the end of the causeway across Rosscarbery’s tidal inlet, the Celtic Ross Hotel welcomes Irish Ferries guests for any four nights during the Easter period for just £223 per person when two adults share a room on a bed and breakfast basis.  This represents a saving of £43 per person for the free night, a deal available through Irish Ferries throughout April.

Even better, one or two children under the age of 12 who share a family room with two adults are free, including their breakfasts.  The hotel has 66 rooms, including family rooms, plus an indoor pool, gym, sauna and steam room. The Kingfisher Bar and Bistro is busy all day, and the welcoming lounge enjoys views over the bay.

Rosscarbery village is 10 minutes’ walk and the gorgeous coast and countryside on the doorstep offers everything from hiking and golf to horse-riding and fishing trips.

Other hotels with free night offers at Easter when booked as part of an Irish Ferries self-drive package include the Garryvoe hotel at Ballycotton, the Teach de Broc at Ballybunion and the Sneem Hotel on the Ring of Kerry.

08717 300 400,


Ferry Routes: Holyhead (Anglesey) to Dublin; Pembroke to Rosslare

Ferries: Ulysses, Dublin Swift, Epsilon, Isle of Inishmore

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Images available from Jane Williams, 01572 748 800,


March 7, 2019

Ireland: far and away the best place to be on St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day – 17 March – falls on a Sunday this year, which makes celebrating in Ireland with the Irish easy, says Irish Ferries.

And while Dublin may have the biggest parade, other cities offer just as much fun – and maybe more authenticity – across the weekend, with Monday a public holiday.

It was Waterford in 1903 which was the first city to give everyone a day off to celebrate St Patrick’s day. It’s a beautiful spot on the River Suir easily reachable by ferry sailing in from Pembroke to Rosslare. Dating to the Viking age, Waterford has more than enough sights to enjoy and pubs to visit during the weekend.

Kilkenny really goes to town for St Patrick’s day, wrapping ‘TradFest’ around the holiday weekend and celebrating all aspects of traditional Irish music from ballads to dance.

Limerick has something happening every day across the weekend, including the parade and fireworks on Sunday and an international marching band championship on Monday.

And Galway’s Eyre Square fountain will ‘turn green’ on St Patrick’s day, and almost every pub in the city will offer live music at some point over the weekend.

The most enjoyable way to travel to Ireland is to put the car on a ferry, with bags and baggage at no extra charge.

Fares over the St Patrick’s weekend start at £338 return for a car and two adults. Irish Ferries can also arrange hotel accommodation across Ireland.

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

Ferries sailing over St Patrick’s weekend: Ulysses, Dublin Swift, Epsilon, Isle of Inishmore


February 11, 2019

2 weeks for the price of 1 on holiday cottages with Irish Ferries

Irish Ferries’ fabulous ‘Second Week Free’ offer at eleven holiday cottage complexes across Ireland is ideal for young families, couples and groups of friends visiting Ireland in shoulder and low seasons.

From County Wexford in the sunny south-east, to the Wild Atlantic Way in the west, selected holiday cottages offer two weeks for the price of one, with savings of up to £812 as part of an ABTA-bonded self-drive package that includes Irish Ferries sailings.

The majority of the holiday cottages offer a second week free for stays completed between 25 April and 12 June, between 29 August and 25 September and between 3 November and 11 December 2019. One or two exceptions apply.

The biggest savings are on two-week stays in colourful Waterville on the Kerry coast, and at Glenbeg Point on the east coast.


For example, arrive on 29 August for two weeks and the cost for two adults is £1014 (saving £812) for a package that not only includes cottage rental but also return ferry crossings for the couple and a car from either Holyhead into Dublin, or from Pembroke into Rosslare.

Up to three children under 16 are completely free, offering fabulous value for a family with pre-school children. Additional adults (eg grandparents, or friends) travelling in the same car pay just £28 each during the promotional periods.

All holiday homes in the promotion offer at least three bedrooms, typically sleeping five or six people, and are fully-equipped for self-catering, including central heating. As well as Kerry and Wexford, other beautiful locations include coastal resorts in Wicklow, Clare and Donegal.

Any holiday at Irish Ferries’ featured cottages may be secured for a low-deposit of £100 per booking (not per person).

Irish Ferries, 08717 300 400,

Pictures available from Jane Williams at Beacon PR:  01572 748 800





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