Now that you've got that cheap flight to Ireland, there's more good news as hotel prices in Ireland have dropped dramatically.

The average price of a hotel room in Ireland has dropped to $108 making Irish hotel rooms the cheapest in western Europe.

The only countries less expensive than Ireland are all in Eastern Europe; the Czech Republic ($92) Hungary and Poland (both $95).

The average price of a hotel room in Ireland has dropped 21 percent from the previous year when it was $137.

The drop in prices is the steepest seen in any country in western Europe.

Switzerland was Europe’s most expensive country with an average hotel room price of €135 in 2009.

The figures come from the hotels.com Web site and they also broke the numbers down by county.

In Dublin, prices fell from $133 to $103 and prices were also down steeply in Cork and Limerick.

Killarney is now the most expensive place to stay in Ireland - knocking Galway off its perch although hotels.com did not provide prices.

Waterford is the cheapest place to stay down from $88 to $83.

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