Great deals on flights to Ireland as airlines cut fares
Aer Lingus offering one-way premier class for just $849
Starting in mid-January, Continental (www.continental.com) is offering roundtrip fares starting at $402 from Newark to Ireland. That’s $201 each way plus taxes.
Until November 30th, CIE Tours International (www.cietours.com) is also offering a 5% discount on its escorted tours of Ireland in 2010. Eligible tours must be 9 days/7 nights or longer and you must use this code when booking: 113009EBD.
If you take advantage of these fares, more bargains await in Ireland. Irish Bus (www.buseireann.ie) has been twittering on the social networking site Twitter (http://twitter.com/buseireanndeals) about fares as low as 2 euro for travel between Dublin and Sligo, Letterkenny or Donegal, as well as between Limerick and Cork. Offers run until November 30.
Hotel groups are getting on the “real deal” bandwagon, too. More in our next column.
Patricia Preston has written 23 travel books (15 about Ireland). She is an active member of the Society of American Travel Writers and the North American Travel Journalists Association. Visit Pat’s web site (www.IrelandExpert.com) or consult her latest book, Ireland Travel 101 (www.IrelandTravel101). Follow Pat on Twitter: http://twitter.com/IrelandExpert; Facebook: http://facebook.com/IrelandExpert; and My Space: http://www.myspace.com/IrelandExpert