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Taking your own car to Ireland makes so much sense: no airport hassle, no baggage charges, no long delays.
And if you book a self-drive package that combines the ferry crossing with Irish Ferries Holidays’ hand-picked accommodation there’s a saving of 10% on normal prices – but hurry, bookings must be made by 26 March.
Irish Ferries cruise ferries offer comfort as well as convenience, with cafes, restaurants and shops, even an on-board cinema and entertainment for the kids.
And if you upgrade to Club Class, you can enjoy priority boarding, complimentary newspapers and magazines plus snacks and drinks, not to mention reserved seating.
Discover Ireland’s Ancient East
Think you know Ireland’s history? Tourism Ireland’s latest initiative shines a light on 5000 years of legends created, and lives lived in the counties that lie between the Irish Sea and the mighty River Shannon.
Discover ‘The Land of 5000 Dawns’ centred on the UNESCO World Heritage site of Newgrange and the Boyne River Valley.
The counties of Laois, Offaly, Kildare, Carlow, Tipperary and Kilkenny form ‘The Historic Heartlands’. And The Celtic Coast embraces the Viking heritage of Wexford, Wicklow and Waterford.
Wherever you travel in Ireland’s Ancient East, you’ll find fantastic attractions, beautiful countryside, lively towns and good food and drink – all the ingredients for a great short break or longer holiday.
A home from home, hand-picked by Irish Ferries Holidays
For total freedom, why not choose a holiday cottage for your next break to Ireland? Irish Ferries Holidays offers eight superb holiday villages set in Ireland’s Ancient East, each one an ideal base for sightseeing.
For example, Aughrim Holiday Village is a cluster of modern cottages set in landscaped grounds a short walk from the village pub and shop. The attractive three-storey holiday cottages offer modern open-plan living and three ensuite bedrooms (double, twin, single) to sleep up to five people.
Aughrim makes a great base for exploring the Celtic Coast, from Wicklow Town’s historic Gaol and Brittas Bay to the beautiful ‘valley of the two lakes’ at Glendalough with its ancient round tower.
Great value when you book ferry and cottage together
Irish Ferries Holidays accommodation won’t break the bank, with special prices when you book a self-drive package that includes ferry crossings. There’s a wide choice of cottages around the island of Ireland, including beautifully-designed holiday villages like Aughrim.
Plus - book a 2018 holiday by 26 March and a week’s self-catering for a family of two adults and up to four children can cost as little as £504 – and that includes return ferry crossings for the whole family and the car!
Many cottages welcome short breaks of five nights, as well as week-long stays. Selected cottages even offer a second week free outside of peak season!
Some properties welcome dogs too, saving on kennel fees and heartbreak: your dog will need a Pet Passport, but there’s no charge for taking it on the ferry.
For more information about cottage holidays in Ireland, visit www.irishferries.com/cottages or call 08717 300 400
All holiday prices or fares quoted are subject to availability at the time of booking. Child age on ferry is under 16 years. Club Class facilities carry a supplement.
EU Pet Passport rules apply to dogs and other animals travelling to Ireland. Terms and Conditions apply.