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There’s room for more than three with Irish Ferries

30th December 2009 Print

On 30 December, BBC Two is screening the first episode of ‘Three Men Go To Ireland’ – a follow-up to the popular ‘Three men in a boat’ series starring Griff Rhys Jones, Dara O’Briain and Rory McGrath.

The intrepid trio will be seen disembarking from Irish Ferries’ Dublin Swift before embarking on a journey on somewhat slower and less modern craft including an 80-year-old Guinness barge and a Galway hooker.

Before they reach their final destination, Limerick, where the three have a ‘gig’ at the city’s renowned Poetry Festival, the programme showcases some of Ireland’s most beautiful scenery from the peaceful reaches of the River Shannon to the towering cliffs of the Aran Islands in Galway Bay.

Irish Ferries – with three ships making a total of six return crossings daily between the UK and Ireland – can carry many more than three men in a boat.  In fact flagship Ulysses is the world’s biggest car ferry with capacity for 1342 cars and up to 2000 men, women and children.

For 2010 bookings made before 31 January and 21 days before travel, there’s an early booking offer of a one-way fare - for car and driver - at just £69, 30 per cent less than scheduled fares for next year.

The price applies for midweek travel (Tuesday/Wednesday) on cruise ferry crossings between Holyhead/Dublin and Pembroke/Rosslare. Supplements apply for weekend travel and on the Dublin Swift service.  Additional adults pay £23 each and children (four-15 years) £13 each.

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