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10 Reasons to Travel to Ireland with Irish Ferries this Summer

24 Apr 2017

Connemara Bog Week 28 May-5 June in Co Galway – Billed as ‘music, poetry, walking, dancing... and a hint of madness’. See ceecc.org/conamara-bog-week

Irish Potato Famine Exhibition 29 May-30 Sept in Dublin city – Explores the tragedy through historical documents, art and photographs. See theirishpotatofamine.com

Bike Fest 2-5 June in Killarney – Ireland’s free open to all biker festival. Rides on the Wild Atlantic Way, classic and custom motorbikes, music and more. See irelandbikefest.com

Lismore Opera Festival 2-4 June in Co Waterford – Set against the beautiful backdrop of Lismore Castle and country houses in the Blackwater Valley. See lismoreoperafestival.com

Gordon Bennett Classic 2-5 June, Portlaoise – Love vintage cars? Watch them tackle the scenic route first run in 1903. See gordonbennettclassic.ie

Bloomsday 11-16 June in Dublin city – A week-long celebration of the life and works of James Joyce and his extraordinary novel Ulysses. Themed trails, pub crawls, talks. See bloomsdayfestival.ie

SeaFest 30 June-2 July in Galway – A celebration of all things maritime from oceanography to seafood demonstrations on Galway Bay. See seafest.ie

Irish Derby Festival 30 June-2 July in Co Kildare – No other nation loves horses like the Irish! After the racing, visit the National Stud at Tully. See curragh.ie and irishnationalstud.ie

Earagail Arts Festival 4-23 July in Co Donegal – Bilingual Irish and English language festival encompassing music, drama and poetry in Yeats country. See eaf.ie

Longitude 14-16 July in Co Dublin – Marlay Park is the venue for three days of music: Stormzy, Picture This, Mumford & Sons are among the headline acts. See longitude.ie

Irish Ferries fares start at

    • £31 one way for a footpassenger or cyclist
    • £34 one way for a combined rail and sail journey
    • £55 one way for a motorbike and rider
    • £79 one way for a car and driver
    • £104 one way for a motorhome/campervan and driver

Additional adults £30 each way

Children £15 each way

A special Next Day Return fare covering a car and up to four adults starts at just £189 return.

In addition, Irish Ferries Holidays can arrange packages that combine ferry travel with hand-picked hotel, cottage and B&B accommodation.

08717 300 400, www.irishferries.com