Fast route to Fishguard

THE Stena Express Fastcraft has returned to the Rosslare to Fishguard route and will operate until September 4.

The vessel, which caters for up to 520 passengers and 120 cars, has been significantly upgraded following a €2.5 million refit and boasts a new extended lounge, coffee bar and free Wi-Fi.

Prices start from €119 single for a car, plus adult, and €30 single for foot passengers. Upgrades are available for €20. More information is available on, 01 2047777, or through any travel agent.

- THE Imperial Hotel Cork is offering 50 rooms per night at a bargain basement price of €50 per room for a number of dates over the next six weeks.

The offer, for which bookings must be made by next Monday, is subject to availability and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

The dates are: July 22, 25, 26, 29 and 30, August 2, 7, 10, 13, 16, 22, 25, 28, 29,30.

Details on Tel: 021 4274040 or at

- ETIHAD Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is celebrating its third birthday in Ireland by offering customers the chance to experience its award-winning Pearl Business class at a discount.

Irish customers can purchase Pearl Business class return tickets from Dublin to Abu Dhabi from €2,088 inclusive, but bookings have to be made by Monday.

Etihad’s Irish routes have been a major success; the airline has carried 400,000 people since the 2007 launch and now operates 10 flights a week, having started out with four.

To book, contact any travel agent, or online at

- THE work of classical musician Edvard Grieg will feature heavily in an upcoming cruise of Norway.

Project Travel is leading a group from Ireland on a voyage that will have Rune Alver, a top internationally known pianist on board to entertain clients each day with the music of Grieg.

The voyage takes place between October 15 and 22, but bookings must be made by August 13.

The package includes all meals on board, plus two days half board in three star hotels as well as four excursions en route. Flights are also included in the price of €2,075 and there is no single supplement.

For more information visit or contact Project Travel on (01) 2108391.

- CLONTARF Castle Hotel has family breaks with a difference – included is a trip to Dublin Zoo or a Viking Splash Tour as part of three night packages.

The hotel offers a family three nights bed and breakfast and two dinners from €545 for a family of four.

To book, contact Clontarf Castle Hotel on 01-8332321


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