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May Half Term Holidays from Irish Ferries

May Half Term Holidays from Irish Ferries

With eight sailings a day from the UK to Ireland, and the largest ship on the Irish Sea, Irish Ferries still has room for families looking for a half term escape, with no charge for all the family baggage or even the family pet.

May half term week costs as little as £581 for a family of two adults and up to three children under 16, including ferry crossings for the family car and holiday cottage rental. What great value!

That is for a house at Killaloe, on the County Clare side of magnificent Lough Derg, little more than two hours’ drive west from Irish Ferries’ Dublin port.  The modern houses have open-plan living areas, three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

It is a short riverside walk to Killaloe Town and there are lots of opportunities for water-sports and other outdoor activities organised by local providers.

Other half term holiday cottage options at the same price are beside the sea in County Wexford, and in Tralee in County Kerry.  Three further holiday villages in superb coastal locations are also available at different prices.

08717 300 400, www.irishferries.com/holidays


About Irish Ferries

  • 4 ships sailing between Ireland and the UK
  • The catamaran Dublin Swift is the only high-speed ferry on the Irish Sea with a crossing time as short as 1hr 49mins from Holyhead to Dublin.
  • The largest ship on the Irish Sea is cruise-ferry Ulysses at almost 50,000 tonnes and 12 decks high with superb on-bard facilities: crossing time 3hrs 15mins from Holyhead to Dublin.
  • Holyhead/Dublin route served by Dublin Swift, Ulysses and ferry Epsilon. Drive times to Holyhead from Liverpool or Manchester 2hrs; from Birmingham 3hrs.
  • Pembroke/Rosslare route (crossing time 4hrs) usually served by cruise-ferry Isle of Inishmore. Drive time to Pembroke from Cardiff 2hrs; from Bristol 2hrs 30mins.
  • Club Class (priority boarding, reserved seating, free refreshments etc) available on most ships.
  • Ship-wide free WiFi.


Press contact Jane Williams at Beacon PR: [email protected]  01572 748 800