IT may officially be the most depressing day of the year, but leading ferry company, Stena Line, has come to the rescue of holidaymakers who are suffering from the dreaded January blues with the launch of their sale which offers passengers 25% off sailings from Holyhead to Dublin and Fishguard to Rosslare when booked by January 23 for travel up to January 31 2019.

This great value for money offer means that you can book ahead to visit friends or loved ones for the Easter break or summer holiday as well as plan for Halloween and even as far ahead as next Christmas

If you’re stuck for ideas on places to visit in 2018, there’s never been a better time to sail to Ireland to experience the range of exciting events on offer.

If music is your thing head to Dublin from January 24 – 28 for Temple Bar Tradfest. Set within one of Dublin’s most famous suburbs, this event will be a real treat for all music lovers, bringing together the sights and traditional sounds of Ireland’s cultural heritage – a great few days for the whole family to enjoy.

There is no better time to visit Ireland than on March 17 for St Patrick’s Day. Dublin City is the best place to be to join in on the festivities and to celebrate Ireland’s patron saint and national identity. Explore the sights, sounds and traditions of the Fair City during this festival of arts and culture – St Patrick’s Day is not to be missed!

Athy in Co. Kildare is the place to be on June 2 for all budding athletes, for the TriAthy 2018. With four races to choose from, this sporting event is fast becoming one of Ireland’s biggest triathlons. Whether it’s competing or spectating, TriAthy 2018 is a great event for all ages to enjoy – as is the beautiful Co. Kildare itself.

Visit Galway city from July 16 – 29 for the Galway International Arts Festival. This cultural phenomenon returns once again to one of Ireland’s most popular cities. From big name artists to theatrical experiences, this event is a cultural highlight in the Irish calendar and with something to entertain everyone the Galway International Arts festival is sure to be a hit.

For all lovers of musicals, the Bord Gais Theatre Dublin presents The Band Musical, rolling into the city in November 2018. The Band, written by Tim Firth features the music of much-love boyband Take That and opened in 2017 to ecstatic reviews. This brand new piece of musical theatre was cast through BBC reality television show Let it Shine.

Wexford is renowned for its beautiful scenery and is full of lots things to see and do. Hook Lighthouse is a popular tourist attraction and is one of the oldest lighthouses in the world that is still in use. The Irish National Heritage Park is a destination perfect for those with an interest in history as the open-air museum has to-scale replicas of places and buildings illustrative of some 9,000 years of Irish history. There are dolmens, a ring fort and even early Christian monasteries to explore.

Stena Line is the Irish Sea’s leading ferry company with various routes and sailings to northern and southern Ireland. Stena Line offer great onboard facilities such as free movies, free Wi-Fi, amazing value onboard shopping, luxury Stena Plus lounge, en-suite cabins, children’s play areas, and a choice of places to dine including a Barista Coffee House and Met Bar and Grill. Don’t forget that with Stena Line pets go free so you can take your beloved four legged friend on holiday with you!

For more information or to book your travel go to use the offer code SAVE2018 and get 25% off


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