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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.

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May 29, 2019

Enjoy an extra night in Ireland – free – with Irish Ferries

June is the perfect month for exploring Ireland by car, with Irish Ferries Holidays offering free night deals at selected hotels, when the country’s 40 shades of green are in full leaf and there’s barely a footprint on its 80 Blue Flag beaches.

When booked as part of a self-drive package that includes ferry travel, twelve hotels welcome Irish Ferries guests for a three-night stay in June, but charge only for two nights saving up to £92 per person.

That is for a break before the end of June at the four-star Knockranny House Hotel in Westport, Co Mayo. The family-run hotel enjoys spectacular views of Clew Bay and Croagh Patrick and has an excellent restaurant and a spa.

Irish Ferries’ package of travel with three midweek nights at Knockranny House start at just £285 per person based on two people travelling together in the same car and sharing a standard double room on bed and breakfast basis

Another option is the Sneem Hotel in Co Kerry. This four-star hotel is the ideal base from which to discover both the Ring of Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way by car. A three-night stay with Irish Ferries before the end of June starts at £277 per person, based on two sharing, and saving £88 per person.

Other hotels with the free night offer are in Counties Meath, Donegal, Cork and Galway.

Irish Ferries Holidays can combine two or more of the hotels – staying three nights at each one – to create outstanding value longer holidays. Supplements apply for Saturday travel and weekend stays. or 08717 300 400

May 20, 2019

Ireland’s own Chelsea flower show is Bloom-ing lovely

Gardeners can enjoy back-to-back shows if they follow a visit to Chelsea with Ireland’s annual Bloom event due to draw 120,000 visitors between 30 May and 3 June (see

Held in 70 acres of Dublin’s Phoenix Park, there are 21 Show Gardens, a Sculpture in the Park feature, Nursery and Floral marquee, expert speakers and demonstrators, plus horticulture, food and drink exhibitors.

And if you take your car to Ireland, the good news is that bringing plants back to the UK needs no special permissions AND you can shop ‘til you drop at Bloom for plants and garden accessories, packing it all into the car with no ‘excess baggage’ charges to worry about.

Tickets for Bloom are €20 for advance bookings, €25 on the gate.

Get there with Irish Ferries from £312 return for a car and two adults. Irish Ferries can also book hotel accommodation as part of a self-drive package., 08717 300 400


About Irish Ferries

  • Routes: Holyhead (Anglesey) to Dublin; Pembroke (south Wales) to Rosslare
  • Ships sailing UK to Ireland: Ulysses, Dublin Swift, Epsilon, Isle of Inishmore
  • Club Class option for priority boarding, reserved seating, free refreshments
  • Ship-wide free WiFi

Irish Ferries press contact Jane Williams Beacon PR:  01572 748 800

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.

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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.




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