Silver Surfers savings in Ireland this summer

Posted on: 14 June 2010 by Mark O'haire

Tourism Ireland's new Silver Surfers Summer Savings campaign is set to save older travellers hundreds of pounds on a trip to Ireland.

Kerry, IrelandAnyone aged over 66 can benefit from a selection of value-for-money offers, enabling them to devise a summer package that won't break the bank.

These savings are available all over Ireland, from the cities of Belfast and Dublin, right along the east and west coasts, as well as throughout the lakelands and Northern Ireland. All offers are valid for travel between 17 May and 31 August 2010.

Accommodation in the Republic of Ireland will be available from as little as 30Euros (approx £26) per person per night and from £27 per person per night in Northern Ireland, with further discounts on hostels and self-catering options.

There are additional deals, including 2-for-1 on guided tours, entry to visitor attractions, golf fees, greyhound and horse racing, plus value packed meal deals. Transport has also been made cheaper, with free rail travel across the Republic of Ireland with the Golden Trekker Pass, plus discounts on air and ferry travel.

Hotels participating in the scheme include city stopovers such as the Stilorgan Park Hotel in Dublin and Park Avenue Hotel in Belfast City, country houses including Errigal Country House Hotel in the Lakelands, five star self-catering options like the Strangford Arms in Northern Ireland and over 200 B&Bs in Ireland's east and west regions.

Silver Surfers can claim discounts on visitor attractions and tours including Dublin Zoo, Belfast's Titanic Boat Tour, Locke's Distillery Museum in Co. Westmeath, Foynes Flying Boat Museum in Limerick, Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre and Castle Ward in Co. Down.

Plus there are 27 golf courses and 13 racecourses offering 2-for-1 entry and similar offers are available at restaurants across Ireland, whilst Aer Arann and Fastnet Line are offering 20 per cent discounts.

The Silver Surfers and Golden Trekker Pass are both downloadable for free from the Tourism Ireland website. The site includes details of all scheme participants plus terms and conditions. 

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