Are current low airfares drawing you to Ireland? Then be cheered by equally good deals on accommodations. 

DUBLIN, WATERFORD, CORK, LIMERICK, GALWAY, DERRY & BELFAST:  Travelodge (with 11 properties all over Ireland) is currently running a “saver rate” room sale for $58.40 per room for one-night stays. Looking ahead, this chain is also touting rooms from $28.50 between February 1 – June 6 (for rooms booked at least 21 days ahead). More information: http://www.travelodge.ie

COUNTRYWIDE HOTEL SALE – GREAT BREAKS FROM $118 – The Irish Hotels Federation is promoting “Value Breaks” for two-night stays at 3-star hotels, priced from $118 per person with breakfast on weekends or from $148 per person with breakfast and one dinner on midweek dates.  4-star hotel breaks start at $178 per person for two nights. These breaks are available year-round through the end of 2010 except July/August. More information: http://www.irelandhotels.com/searchs/valuebreaks

DUBLIN AIRPORT, DONEGAL, GALWAY, KILDARE, KINSALE, LIMERICK, WESTPORT, WEXFORD & BALLINASLOE - The nine hotels of Carlton Hotel Group are offering an “Escape to 7th Heaven” deal – book one night for $115 per room and get a second night for $10.50 (or a total of $126 for two people for two nights). In addition, you get $150 worth of vouchers on food, drink, and activities to use during your two-night stay. More information: www.carlton.ie

DUBLIN, LIMERICK, CORK & GALWAY: Jurys Inns, the 3-star budget chain, is offering an advance purchase rate from $88 per room at its three Dublin hotels. Rate is non-refundable and must be booked at least seven days in advance; similar rates are available at Jurys Inns other hotels – Limerick from $67, Cork from $97 and Galway from $93 per room. Visit: www.jurysinns.com and click “Buy Now, Save Later.”

MORE DUBLIN DEALS: Bewleys Hotels, located in both Ballsbridge and at Dublin airport, are offering rooms from $88 on an advance-purchase “pay and save” basis. More information: http://www.bewleyshotels.com/specialoffers.asp.

Dublin Tourism is promoting reduced rate deals at more than 40 hotels in the Irish capital including a night at the legendary Gresham Hotel on O’Connell Street from $118 per room.  The offer is good for two people sharing and includes breakfast, valid until January 31. More information: http://www.visitdublin.com and click “Wonderful Winter Hotel Deals.”

CLARE:  The luxurious 5-star Dromoland Castle is offering a room-only rate of $112 per person sharing in a Queen Anne bedroom. Offer is available for most nights, Sunday through Thursday, until December 23. More Information: www.dromoland.ie. Two hotels in Ennis near Shannon Airport, are offering amazing deals. On weekday nights, the Temple Gate Hotel has an “Internet Special” room rate from $103 for two people per night. More information: www.templegatehotel.com. The Old Ground Hotel is offering two nights with bed and breakfast and one evening meal for $163 per person. More information: http://www.flynnhotels.com/Old_Ground_Hotel/index.html

KERRY: The Killarney Plaza Hotel continues to run its weekly online room sales. You can view the sale rates and catch a bargain in real time every Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., New York time (12 noon to 8 p.m., Irish time). The deals change weekly, but recent offers included “Book 2 Nights B&B and Get the 3rd Night Free, along with a bottle of wine in your room” – priced from $177 per person for the three nights. More information: http://www.killarneyplaza.com

MAYO:  The legendary 5-star Ashford Castle has announced a Winter Midweek Special package of one night’s accommodations, full Irish breakfast and table d’hôte dinner in the elegant George V Restaurant – all for $487 per room, available Sunday-Thursday until March 31. More information: http://www.ashford.ie

NORTHWEST: Lough Rynn Castle, one of Ireland’s newest luxury castle hotels, is offering a remarkable “Great B&B Rate” rate of $127 per room for a one-night stay including room and full breakfast for two people $64 per person). Available Monday and Tuesday nights. Click to http://www.loughrynn.ie. Lough Rynn's sister hotel, Kilronan Castle in Co. Roscommon, likewise is offering a one-night "Midweek Retreat" (Sunday-Thursday) with luxurious accommodations, full breakfast and dinner for two people for $135 per person - or a classic double room from $133 room-only $67 per person). More information: http://www.kilronancastle.ie.

THE NORTH:  With two hotels in the heart of downtown Belfast (Alfred St. and Waring St., Premier Inns is offering rooms from $73 per night, for bookings any night of the week. More information: http://www.premierinn.com/pti/hotelInformation.do?hotelId=26036

Patricia Preston has written 23 travel books (15 about Ireland). Visit Pat’s web site (http://www.IrelandExpert.com) or get her latest book, Ireland Travel 101 (http://www.IrelandTravel101.com)

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