Posted by Kelly Fincham at 9/10/2009 4:04 PM EDT

Aer Lingus is offering a special September deal with flights, car rental and six nights in three four-star hotels all for the amazing price of $699.

The deals are valid from December 1 to February 11, 2010 and must be booked by September 30.

There are, as ever, blackout dates but even so this is a great offer.

So much so that I might just take them up on it.

The package is based on two people traveling and includes

Round-trip airfare to Dublin
2 nights Maldron Cardiff Lane, Dublin (4*)
2 nights Scotts Hotel, Killarney (4*)
2 nights Old Ground Hotel, Clare (4*)

The only downside for American travelers is that the car rental is restricted to manuals only.

Manuals of course hold no terrors for us Irish-trained drivers.