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The ultimate guide to the best cycling hotspots by ferry

The ultimate guide to the best cycling hotspots by ferry

Ferry routes offer keen cyclists a great opportunity to explore new landscapes from the comfort of their own bike.

Wild Atlantic Way itinerary for an autumn holiday

Wild Atlantic Way itinerary for an autumn holiday

Irish Ferries has created a ten-day touring holiday along the south-west section of the Wild Atlantic Way, with prices from £434 per person including ferry travel.

Cork Jazz Fest: travel and stay package from Irish Ferries

Cork Jazz Fest: travel and stay package from Irish Ferries

The 2014 Cork Jazz Festival – sponsored by Guinness – is held over five days from 23 to 27 October, with top-selling singer Imelda May expected to fill Cork Opera House on the first two nights of the festival.

Early autumn in Ireland

Early autumn in Ireland

Irish Ferries is offering two-weeks-for-the-price-of-one at dozens of featured holiday cottage locations: superb value for empty-nesters or families with pre-schoolers looking to enjoy autumn in Ireland.

Holidaying with pets - the breed of travel that continues to grow

Holidaying with pets - the breed of travel that continues to grow

Holidaying with a pet is one of the fastest-growing trends in the travel market. It became cheaper and easier to travel abroad when new, simpler rules were introduced in January 2012 and now many dogs, cats and ferrets, are chipped and vaccinated and have their own pet passport.

Additional ferry capacity for Bestival 2013

With just two weeks to go until Bestival returns to the Isle of Wight for its spectacular 10th anniversary festival (5 – 8 September), Red Funnel has announced the introduction of additional ferry sailings on its routes from Southampton to the Isle of Wight, the gateway to Bestival.

Pharologist? Head to Ireland’s gathering of lighthouse keepers!

Pharologist? Head to Ireland’s gathering of lighthouse keepers!

One of Ireland’s quirkiest Gatherings is in County Wexford next month. The Gathering of Lighthouse Keepers at Hook Head (13-15 September) is for all those interested in lighthouses (pharologists).

Castle Palooza, Oxegen and the Electric Picnic

Castle Palooza, Oxegen and the Electric Picnic

Say “Irish music” and flame-haired dancers or Guinness-drinking fiddlers come to mind, but there’s a thriving festival circuit with three events well worth pitching up to in August, says Irish Ferries.

Horse racing fan? Irish Ferries break to Irish Derby at the Curragh

Horse racing fan? Irish Ferries break to Irish Derby at the Curragh

The Curragh is the home of Irish horse racing, including the famous Irish Derby, which will attract thousands to County Kildare over the three day weekend at the end of June.

Be part of Riverdance, The Gathering

Be part of Riverdance, The Gathering

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.

Head to Ireland’s top garden show: ‘bloom’ opens 30 May

Head to Ireland’s top garden show: ‘bloom’ opens 30 May

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.

Car boat sail

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.

St Patrick’s Day in Ireland’s oldest city: Waterford

St Patrick’s Day in Ireland’s oldest city: Waterford

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.

Cheap Dublin Christmas market breaks

Cheap Dublin Christmas market breaks

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.

2013 ferries to Ireland now bookable with Irish Ferries

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.