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August 29, 2018

Save 20% on all September Sailings to Ireland

Squeeze every last drop out of Summer with Irish Ferries!

On sale from 6pm this Friday 24 August 2018, Irish Ferries has a juicy deal for travel to Ireland to help travellers squeeze every last drop out of this amazing summer.

Irish Ferries is discounting fares to Ireland by a massive 20% for travel between 4 September and 7 October (inclusive) – but hurry, bookings must be made by midnight on Tuesday 4 September!

The deal is on ALL sailings between the UK and Ireland, including the Dublin Swift catamaran which is the largest fast-ferry on the Irish Sea.

It’s the perfect excuse to head to Ireland to tour the Wild Atlantic Way, relax on a spectacular south-coast beach, or take a long weekend discovering good food, drink and music in a lively city like Waterford, Kilkenny, Wicklow, Wexford or – of course – Dublin.

One-way September fares for a car and driver start from £79.

Fares for additional adults and children, and for on-board accommodation including the Club Class lounge, are included in the offer.

Terms and conditions apply.

www.irishferries.com 08717 300 400

 

July 11, 2018

Breakaway to Ireland’s Ancient East with Irish Ferries

Ireland’s beautiful south-east is a comfortable four-hour cruise from Pembroke on Irish Ferries’ Isle of Inishmore, with the port of Rosslare offering easy access to Counties Wexford, Waterford and Wicklow this summer.

For a short break packed with interest, visit Waterford City (see waterfordtourism.com), which was founded by the Vikings in 914AD. Stroll through the ‘Viking Triangle’ and visit Reginald’s Tower to see original artefacts, view the excellent Medieval Museum and Georgian treasures at the Bishop’s Palace.

The 29-room Athenaeum House Hotel is a great Waterford base, quietly set in gardens running down to the River Suir, with city views. A three-night midweek break this summer costs from £722 per couple when sharing a double room, including a full Irish breakfast each morning, complimentary parking and return ferry travel.

Alternatively, there are family-friendly holiday cottages in seaside resorts like Dunmore East, where a week’s holiday for mum, dad and up to three children under 16 can be enjoyed for a great-value £899 for the weeks starting 18 or 25 August or £985 for the weeks starting 21 or 28 July, 4, 11 and 18 August.

Seacliff holiday cottages are set on the cliff top beside Dunmore East’s golf club and 650 metres from the sandy cove of Counsellors Strand. Each modern holiday home offers open-plan living, an ensuite double, a twin and a single room to sleep five, and there’s an onsite playground.

Seacliff is 90 minutes’ drive from Irish Ferries’ port at Rosslare, using the charming ferry to the River Suir. There are beaches, boat trips and great sightseeing, with Hook Lighthouse across the bay and historic Waterford half an hour’s drive.

www.irishferries.com/holidays  08717 300 400

June 27, 2018

Peak season Family Holidays in Ireland from £899 with Irish Ferries

Pack the kids, the buckets and spades and all the bags you can cram into the car, then sail away with Irish Ferries Holidays to a fabulous family holiday from as little as £899 in total.

That’s for a seven-night stay in a coastal holiday cottage in August, and includes return ferry travel for the car, two adults and up to three kids under 16.

Seacliff holiday cottages are set on the cliff top at Dunmore East in County Waterford, beside the golf club and 650 metres from the sandy cove of Counsellors Strand. Dunmore East was the pretty backdrop to BBC One’s ‘Redwater’ last year. Each modern holiday home offers open-plan living, an ensuite double, a twin and a single room to sleep five, and there’s an onsite playground.

Seacliff is 90 minutes’ drive from Irish Ferries’ port at Rosslare, using the charming ferry to the River Suir. There are beaches, boat trips and great sightseeing, with Viking Waterford within half an hour’s drive, and Hook Lighthouse across the bay.

A week at Seacliff starting 18 or 25 August is only £899; weeks starting 21 or 28 July, 4, 11 and 18 August are £985 – including cruise ferry travel.

In the south-west, five hours’ drive from Irish Ferries’ port in Dublin, and about the same drive time from Rosslare, is the colourful seaside town of Waterville in County Kerry on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Irish Ferries’ featured holiday cottages are only 750 yards from the sea, with traditional pubs, watersports, golf and boat trips all on the doorstep. Waterville holiday cottages have four bedrooms for flexibility, and the family pooch (if it has a Pet Passport) is welcome too.

A week at Waterville starting 18 or 25 August is only £1,046; weeks starting 21 or 28 July, 4, 11 and 18 August are £1,118 – including cruise ferry travel.

www.irishferries.com/holidays  08717 300 400

June 14, 2018

Ireland: flavour of the month for the Royals!

The Royals are in love with Ireland, with top-ranking members visiting this week and next month.

Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visit Cork and Kerry this week, arriving Thursday 14th for a three-night stay. During their visit they will discover Cork’s historic market and maritime heritage plus the beautiful Lakes of Killarney.

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to visit Dublin on 13 July. It’s a first visit to Ireland for Harry, though Meghan attended a ‘One Young World’ summit in Ireland in 2014.

The Royals are not the only people visiting Ireland this year. The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation reports global visitors up by 7%, while Irish Ferries has reported a 2.4% increase in the number of cars carried this year so far.

Travel from Holyhead or Pembroke with Irish Ferries from as little as £213 return for a car and two adults.

Alternatively, Irish Ferries Holidays has a range of touring itineraries starting at £844 per couple for a five-night break that includes first and last night in Dublin, and three nights in County Kerry. The package includes ferry crossings for car and two people, and twin-share hotel accommodation on a B&B basis.

www.irishferries.com    08717 300 400

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About Irish Ferries

  • 4 ships currently sailing between Ireland and the UK
  • Irish Ferries offers the most varied and exciting fleet sailing to Ireland: the twin-hullled catamaran Dublin Swift is the biggest high-speed ferry, and the cruise-ferry Ulysses is currently the largest ship on the Irish Sea.
  • Drive times: Holyhead from Liverpool or Manchester 2hrs; from Birmingham 3hrs.

Pembroke from Cardiff 2hrs; from Bristol 2hrs 30mins.

  • Club Class (priority boarding, reserved seats, refreshments) available on most ships.
  • Ship-wide free WiFi.

 

Press and pictures contact Jane Williams at Beacon PR: jane@beaconpr.co.uk  01572 748 800

 

May 24, 2018

Inspired by RHS Chelsea? Ireland’s Garden Show Blooms 31 May

After Chelsea, gardeners suffering withdrawal symptoms can hop across the Irish Sea to enjoy bloom: Ireland’s biggest garden event, expected to attract more than 120,000 visitors to Dublin’s Phoenix Park over five days (31 May – 4 June bloominthepark.com).

There are eight major show gardens by Irish designers to enjoy, clever ‘postcard gardens’ on a domestic scale, an exciting sculpture garden, and a vast nursery and floral marquee.

Bringing plants from Ireland into the UK needs no special permissions, and visitors taking their car on Irish Ferries can shop ‘til they drop for plants and garden accessories (plus crafts and food), 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 £274 return for a car and two adults, or ask Irish Ferries Holidays to package up Dublin hotel accommodation starting from £546 per couple, for a three-night B&B break including ferry crossings.

www.irishferries.com

08717 300 400

Prices correct at date of issue

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