Exploring Ireland in autumn/winter should be on every- one’s short break to-do list.
The vivid reds, oranges and golds transform a country better known for its forty shades of green into an autumnal treat for the senses and the soul.
Getting to Ireland from Britain has never been easier or more affordable and Stena Line is leading the way with some fantastic travel deals, said Stena Line’s Elaine McShane.
“Not only do we provide one of the most comfortable and exciting ways for people to travel to Ireland but we are fantastic value too as we offer up to 40 per cent off hotel breaks. There are hundreds of accommodation options for people to consider on our website ranging from 5 star hotels in the city to cosy B&B get- aways in rural Ireland and by booking your ferry travel and accommodation with us you get the lowest price guaranteed,” said Elaine.
Stena Line accommodation partners include 3, 4 and 5 star hotels, castles, island retreats, B&Bs and self-catering proper- ties, all over Ireland.
Elaine said: “A two night hotel break to Ireland costs from only £75 per adult per night and the properties offer couples, families and those in search of a fun-filled shopping or sight-seeing trip a great choice of places to stay.
“You can travel anytime from now until March 2016 but to get the best deals you must book by November 30 and use the special offer code, IRELAND2015.
That means the offer includes times of the year when we love getting together with family and friends like some school holidays, Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and St Patrick’s Day, so get planning now and you could make some serious savings on your break to Ireland.”
Among Ireland’s many scenic natural attractions are driving along the Wild Atlantic Way which joins with the Causeway Coastal Route in Northern Ireland, one of the world’s greatest road journeys.
One of Ireland’s best-kept secrets is its world class surfing locations. The 3172 km of coastline includes surfing hotspots Easky in County Sligo, Inch in County Kerry, Inchydowney in County Cork and Mullaghmore in County Sligo, to name a few.
Head north and be part of the global phenomenon, Game of Thrones, part filmed in Northern Ireland, by taking a selfie at one of the locations featured in the series, such as Ballintoy Harbour and The Dark Hedges.
There are great events to be a part of including the atmospheric festive Christmas markets in Dublin, Galway, Belfast, Limerick and Killarney.
In Belfast, the Out To Lunch Festival, 8-31 January features music, comedy, literature, theatre and film; the Dublin International Film Festival, 18-26 February has exclusive screenings and talks; celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Dublin with the St Patrick’s Day Festival, 14-17 March.
Bring your wetsuit and board to Ireland’s coast
The little-known delights of Ireland’s surfing scene lead the way in promoting the country as a perfect short-break destination.
With 3172 kilometres of coastline, Ireland has several surfing hotspots that can satisfy the needs of beginners and experts alike.
Easky, Co Sligo, at the bottom dip of the Donegal Bay, is considered to be the country’s finest surf spot – it also has plenty of cosy pubs to warm up in after an outing.
Inch, Co Kerry, the equally impressive Inchydoney, Co Cork, and Mullaghmore, Co Donegal, provide further, thrilling wave- riding experiences.
Now Stena Line is encouraging people to see what Ireland’s beaches are all about by offering deals on short breaks until spring next year.
In collaboration with its accommodation partners, the ferry company is offering a discount of up to 40 per cent on places to stay when trips are booked through its website.
Remember – Stena accommodations ranges from 5 star hotels in city centres to rural B&Bs to a variety of self-catering properties.
Holidaymakers can travel at anytime up until March 2016 but to cash in on the promotions, must book by November 30 using the code IRELAND2015.
• More information can be found at www.stenaline.co.uk or by calling 08445 768 889.