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Set sail to Ireland from only £5.50 with Stena Line

Press release   •   Jul 21, 2017 15:55 BST

LEADING ferry company Stena Line is encouraging British holidaymakers to take advantage of its great value day trip to Ireland which starts from only £5.50* and enables people to enjoy a fun-filled day out across the Irish Sea, perfect for entertaining kids over the summer holidays.

With Stena Line, £5.50 will take you across the Irish Sea with a day trip by foot from Holyhead to Dublin or Fishguard to Rosslare with lots of time on Irish soil to create lots of magical memories. This great value day trip is available on selected days when you book 48 hours or more in advance.

If you would like to stay a bit longer or if you are visiting one of the many festivals or sporting events in Ireland this summer then Stena Line’s great short stay fare from only £39pp* by foot or £50pp* by car (based on three people travelling together) is ideal. Set sail from Holyhead to Dublin or Fishguard to Rosslare and spend up to 30 hours in Ireland.

And as if a trip with Stena Line across the Irish Sea wasn’t a big enough reason to visit Ireland this summer, you can also enjoy great discounts off top attractions. This includes 10% off at the Guinness Storehouse® in Dublin where you can enjoy a pint of the black stuff, €2 off at Dublin Zoo, 25% off at EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum and 20% off at Glasnevin Cemetery. Once you have booked simply show your Stena Line boarding pass at the attraction ticket office and you can take advantage of the great savings.

And what’s more, holidaymakers have until 31 July to snap up Stena Line’s KIDS GO FREE offer which gives under 16s the chance to travel for free* up until 15 December 2017.

Diane Poole OBE, Stena Line Travel Commercial Manager Irish Sea South said: “Ireland is the perfect place to enjoy a day trip or short break this summer with beautiful countryside to take in, world class attractions to discover and wonderful food to be enjoyed. We have an outstanding day trip by foot for the unbelievable price of only £5.50pp and a short stay fare from only £39pp. As well as this, when you travel with Stena Line you can also take advantage of some amazing discounts off top attractions throughout the Emerald Isle.”

When you travel with Stena Line the fun starts the moment you step onboard with free movies, free WiFi and kids’ play areas. What’s more, Stena Line’s new Mascot, Happy the friendly porpoise, will be onboard from 21 July. Parents can relax while Happy and the sailors singalong with the kids, get crafting, do a spot of face painting, tell some stories and send them on their way with plenty of giveaways to keep them busy for the rest of the trip.

To book a trip to Ireland this summer go to or visit your local travel agent.

*Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability.


MEDIA ENQUIRIES: For further information, please contact Bronagh Cobain of Duffy Rafferty Communications on 028 9073 0880 or

Stena Line operates the biggest fleet and the widest choice of routes between Ireland and Britain with an extensive route network including Belfast to Cairnryan, Belfast to Liverpool, Belfast to Heysham, Dublin Port to Holyhead and Rosslare to Fishguard.

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