The global phenomenon that is Riverdance returns to Dublin in July as part of Ireland’s The Gathering celebrations, for a weekend of special performances and events.
Garden lovers have more than RHS Chelsea to look forward to this year. Ireland’s premier garden show bloom will be staged in Dublin’s Phoenix Park Thursday 30 May to Monday 3 June inclusive.
With many people taking their St. Patrick’s Day celebrations overseas, Peter Rodger - IAM Chief Examiner, offers advice on taking your vehicle on the ferry.
Waterford: the oldest city in Ireland and the first (in 1903) to declare St Patrick’s Day a general holiday. This year, with 17 March falling on Sunday, there’s also a public holiday on 18 March: a great excuse for a long weekend in one of the prettiest corners of Ireland.
Irish Ferries Holidays has a self-drive Dublin break from just £183 per person (saving £42 per person) for any three nights’ bed and breakfast, before 23 December, at the Sandymount Hotel, a perfect base from which to visit the city’s Christmas Markets.
Irish Ferries has opened up its reservations system a month earlier than usual, accepting bookings for travel from 1 February and for the rest of 2013.
Those worried about the high price of flights and holidays can take advantage of exclusive, discounted ferry fares to France during National Ferry Fortnight, from 17-31 March and early booking offers from self-catering accommodation specialist Pierre & Vacances.
Enjoy the Isle of Wight Cycling Festival 17 - 25 September 2011 and ‘Cycle the Wight’ with Red Funnel
The Isle of Wight Cycling Festival returns to the Island between 17 and 25 September 2011. Attracting thousands of cyclists every year, the festival consists of over 60 rides designed to perfectly take in the stunning rolling countryside of the Isle of Wight.
Irish Ferries Holidays’ new summer deal promotes the warmest of Irish welcomes at 1,400 individual B&Bs for just £66 per person per night – including ferry travel.
A new year-round ferry service will launch in October, making island hopping between Dominica, St. Lucia, Guadeloupe and Martinique easier than ever before.
For a memorable May weekend getaway, visit the Irish Lakelands where you’ll find plenty of events and attractions to entertain, with easy access for UK visitors by plane or ferry to Dublin, just a short drive away.
It’s National Ferry Fortnight between 14-28 May so for all of those who fancy ‘climbing aboard’ here’s a selection of holidays – home and away – reached by ferry.
It is now 10 years since Irish Ferries launched its flagship vessel Ulysses which, at 51,000 tonnes and with on-board space for 1342 cars and 2000 passengers, remains the largest ferry operating Irish Sea routes.
With 10 Secret Wight discovery challenges to choose from, parents booking a half term break to the Isle of Wight with Wightlink can set out on foot to find wild landscape, monster vegetation covering huge expanses of rock pools, Britain's oldest lighthouse and even the elusive red squirrel.
The big day may only be two weeks away, but there’s still time to head for one of Europe’s top Christmas markets. Not only is this a great way to get into the festive mood, you can also stock up on last minute presents while enjoying a short break into the bargain.
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