Sail to Ireland for £5.50 return (so £2.75 each way) with Stenaline -  Holyhead to Dublin or Fishguard to Rosslare
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Sail to Ireland for £5.50 return (so £2.75 each way) with Stenaline - Holyhead to Dublin or Fishguard to Rosslare

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Refreshed 21st Jul (Posted 18th Jul)
Stenaline are offering a same day foot passenger return deal to Ireland for £5.50 - so works out at £2.75 each way. The price is valid on Tuesdays for the following routes

Holyhead to Dublin return
Fishguard to Rosslare return

Looks like a good day trip in the school holidays.


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Nothing to do in Rosslare so you’d need to stay over and venture a bit further, Cork is nice enough and you can kiss the Blarney Stone for a princely 20 euro
sunshineandsparkle1 h, 14 m ago

That's ridiculous!! Going to South Wales this summer and thought that …That's ridiculous!! Going to South Wales this summer and thought that this might make a nice day out but the ferry doesn't leave until after 1pm...


Time and tide wait for no man...
"Sail to Ireland for £5.50 return (so £2.75 each way)"

Cheers mate, I was struggling with that. Seems like a fantastic deal in which case. Please, take my heat
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"Sail to Ireland for £5.50 return (so £2.75 each way)"

Cheers mate, I was struggling with that. Seems like a fantastic deal in which case. Please, take my heat
Booked for 5 in October thanks
With the Rosslare itinerary, you get 1 hour 45 mins in Ireland before you have to return - what’s the point? Shame because I’d do this if you got more time.
Nothing to do in Rosslare so you’d need to stay over and venture a bit further, Cork is nice enough and you can kiss the Blarney Stone for a princely 20 euro
lucas6 m ago

Nothing to do in Rosslare so you’d need to stay over and venture a bit f …Nothing to do in Rosslare so you’d need to stay over and venture a bit further, Cork is nice enough and you can kiss the Blarney Stone for a princely 20 euro


Doesn’t really matter anyway, there doesn’t appear to be any availability for a return journey for this route in Aug, Sept or Oct. as far as I can see.
Edited by: "sham63" 18th Jul
sham638 m ago

With the Rosslare itinerary, you get 1 hour 45 mins in Ireland before you …With the Rosslare itinerary, you get 1 hour 45 mins in Ireland before you have to return - what’s the point? Shame because I’d do this if you got more time.


That's ridiculous!! Going to South Wales this summer and thought that this might make a nice day out but the ferry doesn't leave until after 1pm...
sunshineandsparkle1 m ago

That's ridiculous!! Going to South Wales this summer and thought that …That's ridiculous!! Going to South Wales this summer and thought that this might make a nice day out but the ferry doesn't leave until after 1pm...


No availability anyway......
CasualInvestor18th Jul

Booked for 5 in October thanks


your brave! on the irish sea!
sham6317 m ago

With the Rosslare itinerary, you get 1 hour 45 mins in Ireland before you …With the Rosslare itinerary, you get 1 hour 45 mins in Ireland before you have to return - what’s the point? Shame because I’d do this if you got more time.


guess where you will be spending your money!
Thats why its cheap! they will make it back in you spending on food & drink + other items or spending it on gaming machines
sunshineandsparkle10 m ago

That's ridiculous!! Going to South Wales this summer and thought that …That's ridiculous!! Going to South Wales this summer and thought that this might make a nice day out but the ferry doesn't leave until after 1pm...


Fishguard from South Wales will take you at least 2 hours to get to (Swansea) - if not 3 (Cardiff). So 1pm departing will prob be doing you a favour.
Edited by: "bojangles" 18th Jul
sunshineandsparkle1 h, 14 m ago

That's ridiculous!! Going to South Wales this summer and thought that …That's ridiculous!! Going to South Wales this summer and thought that this might make a nice day out but the ferry doesn't leave until after 1pm...


Time and tide wait for no man...
Awesome, been waiting for this type of deal. THANKS
I've got the ferry a few times and for the time it takes and the messing about imo it's just not worth it. But heat for the deal
Good deals on the site. I just booked for me and my son to go from Cairnryan to Belfast for the day to go to the Titanic museum. £15 all in return!
The ulster folk museum is also worth a visit if you have the time.


nmni.com/our…spx
Edited by: "jigger1" 18th Jul
Something different to do
"Stena Superfast X" Superfast my ar**. Their biggest mistake was shutting down the HSS and the Dun Laoighaire route.

On a day trip, you're spending 7 hours on the sea round trip. Alright if you just want to sit at the bar and get smashed, but completely naff if you want to get to Dublin and actually do anything before having to head back to Dublin Port for the return trip.
lucas4 h, 59 m ago

Nothing to do in Rosslare so you’d need to stay over and venture a bit f …Nothing to do in Rosslare so you’d need to stay over and venture a bit further, Cork is nice enough and you can kiss the Blarney Stone for a princely 20 euro


Can’t sat kissing the Blarney Stone is on my bucket list
can we buy another pair a day after to come back the next day ?
flamethrower4 m ago

can we buy another pair a day after to come back the next day ?


That's what I was going to say, just don't get the return and buy another pair of tickets.
Only works coming from Wales to Ireland why not going both ways.
Tuesday ... Seems dumb
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I'm in
PatkW3 h, 33 m ago

"Stena Superfast X" Superfast my ar**. Their biggest mistake was …"Stena Superfast X" Superfast my ar**. Their biggest mistake was shutting down the HSS and the Dun Laoighaire route.On a day trip, you're spending 7 hours on the sea round trip. Alright if you just want to sit at the bar and get smashed, but completely naff if you want to get to Dublin and actually do anything before having to head back to Dublin Port for the return trip.


The HSS service was great, it used to be a proper day trip. Not enough time now to spend once you get there. Although that did cost around £20 each return when I made the crossing and that was over 10 yrs ago.
Never anything decent for bringing a car. Last time I fancied it, it was cheaper for three of us to fly and hire a car for 5 days than bring our own on the ferry. Irish sea crossings are very expensive compared to Channel crossings.
bojangles28 m ago

& up you're's spelling police


Yeah! Leev us fik peeple alone!
We did the reverse trip last year to Holyhead and Conwy. Kids had a ball on the boat.
Last time I got the boat was 30 years earlier to work in the UK.it was more pleasant this time round
jigger113 h, 38 m ago

The ulster folk museum is also worth a visit if you have the …The ulster folk museum is also worth a visit if you have the time.https://www.nmni.com/our-museums/ulster-folk-and-transport-museum/Home.aspx


That's in Northern Ireland (a clue in the name Ulster) .. near Holywood

This post is for trips to The Irish Republic
Edited by: "wbmkk" 19th Jul
Is the ever any deals to travel from Birkenhead to belfast?
bojangles16 h, 2 m ago

your brave! on the irish sea!


Used to do it all the time when foot passenger price was £9!
To be honest you'd see and do a whole lot more with your time if you just looked around Fishguard and the surrounding area.
The old harbour is beautiful, some great walks along the Gwaun (see kingfishers if you're quiet and lucky), visit Bessies pub (time travel back 100 years), some nice shops still there... even if (like many places) the town itself is suffering a bit these days.
Great fish and chips at Hooked@31.... a great community run cinema/theatre.
Watch dolphins and porpoises from Strumble Head plus the whole of the National Park on your doorstep.

Or you can throw-up on a choppy ferry crossing with nothing to do when you get there.

You choose.
Edited by: "BigAde" 19th Jul
lucas16 h, 32 m ago

Nothing to do in Rosslare so you’d need to stay over and venture a bit f …Nothing to do in Rosslare so you’d need to stay over and venture a bit further, Cork is nice enough and you can kiss the Blarney Stone for a princely 20 euro


Do they disinfect the stone regulary??
kingdugg117 m ago

Do they disinfect the stone regulary??


Honesty after every kiss, two burly Irishmen hold you over it backwards then spray it and wipe it down with a little D10, it’s actually quite funny in hindsight
jamie01511 h, 28 m ago

That's what I was going to say, just don't get the return and buy another …That's what I was going to say, just don't get the return and buy another pair of tickets.



So, £11 return fare for a week in Ireland, travelling Tuesday both ways.
Must be enough time to apply in person for an Irish passport before the end of March.
jigger114 h, 3 m ago

The ulster folk museum is also worth a visit if you have the …The ulster folk museum is also worth a visit if you have the time.https://www.nmni.com/our-museums/ulster-folk-and-transport-museum/Home.aspx


Sydney Opera House is worth a peek too.
Whilst this is a great headline-grabbing price, once you factor in all the related costs for a trip it quickly stops being such a bargain - for instance, you can fly to Dublin for less than the cost of a train ticket to Holyhead (plus, if you did get the train you'd need to arrive the day before and stay overnight - further increasing the cost).
For those unaware there are also bundled TRAIN + FERRY tickets available under name "SailRail" or "RailSail" brand with both Stena & Irish Ferries from Holyhead for c£40-50 from most stations in England/Wales/Scotland!
seat61.com/Ire…htm

with clear explanation of difference between 'Advance' and 'Standby' fares/tickets.

They try to make it confusing as possible online, but read through the Seat61 stuff
eg on VirginTrains website - put Dublin Port - Stena DPS and/or Dublin Ferryport DFP as your destination(s)
so from my local rail station the rail+ferry ticket is about 40% of the typical cost of just a rail ticket to Holyhead!

irishferries.com/uk-…il/
stenaline.co.uk/fer…ail
arrivatrainswales.co.uk/Sai…hy/
(Remember you'd be mad/bad to use a train ticket website that charges fees!)
Edited by: "mk-donald" 19th Jul
Wouldn't call this a day trip by any stretch. Even if you live next door to the ferry you're probably looking at about 3.5 hours each way plus they only have 4 trips/ day which further restricts time. Plus those who don't live next door will have to rely on public transport before/ after the ferry which is generally not available past midnight, and further expense, and further travel time.

Good if you buy a pair of tickets a week apart and go for a full holiday but I don't understand how 7 hours on a ferry (plus the other inconveniences/ costs) makes for a good day trip for anyone, let alone people taking children with them.
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