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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


January 3, 2019

Irish Ferries Early Booking Offer: Save 25% on 2019 Sailings to Ireland

Irish Ferries is celebrating the New Year with a new ferry and a new offer for taking your car to Ireland in 2019 – a massive 25% off all sailings!

The new offer is on all crossings between the UK and Ireland made between 7 January and 18 December 2019, including travel on the W. B Yeats super new €144 million cruise ferry which comes into service on the Irish Sea this winter, and crossings on the Dublin Swift summer fastcraft service.

Bookings must be made online and by 15 January 2019. Terms and Conditions apply.

The offer is valid for travel on any date including all school half term dates, the Easter holidays and throughout the peak summer season, making it a fantastic opportunity for families and anyone planning to visit Ireland this year.

With the deal, fares for a car and driver start at just £66.75 one way.

A family of two adults and two children under 16 travelling in August on the Dublin Swift, with Club Class reservations, can save up to £161.25 on travel to Ireland. 08717 300 400 

Press and pictures contact Jane Williams at Beacon PR:  01572 748 800

December 20, 2018

Irish Ferries receives best-ever Christmas Gift – a New Ferry!

Irish Ferries has received a fabulous Christmas gift: its super new cruise-ferry W.B. Yeats!

The €144 million ferry is about to go into service on the Irish Sea, where she will be the largest and most technically advanced ferry in operation.

The W.B. Yeats will sail in style between Holyhead and Dublin throughout the winter, supporting the schedule of existing ferries Ulysses and Epsilon on the busiest route between the UK and Ireland.

This magnificent ship offers a cruise-style experience and superior comfort for up to 1,800 passengers, with a dedicated car deck providing capacity for 300 passenger cars and deck space of 2,800 lane metres for up to 165 freight vehicles. The 440 spacious cabins include luxury suites with stunning private balcony sea views and a dedicated butler service.

Décor in the passenger areas exudes understated elegance, illustrated by works of art and literature from W. B. Yeats and other artists, while downloadable audio extracts from the Irish poet’s celebrated catalogue provide the backdrop to a unique walking tour.

The literary theme continues throughout the ship, as guests are invited to dine in the Lady Gregory Restaurant, enjoy a snack in the Maud Gonne Bar & Lounge or immerse themselves in the magic of movies and family fun entertainment at The Abbey and The Peacock cinemas.

Speaking ahead of the arrival of the W. B. Yeats Andrew Sheen, Managing Director of Irish Ferries said, “We’re delighted to bring the W.B. Yeats and its superior luxury to the Irish Sea. The introduction of this magnificent new ship offers travellers unrivalled comfort and we look forward to welcoming passengers onboard to sail in style.”

Irish Ferries, 08717 300 400,   


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Press contact Jane Williams at Beacon PR:  01572 748 800

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,  


Press and pictures contact Jane Williams at Beacon PR:  01572 748 800

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.

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