Discounted Ireland flights and tour deals to celebrate St Patrick’s Day
We round up the best flight and travel deals to the Emerald Isle.
Hunting leprechauns, chasing rainbows for pots of gold, driving through emerald green forests and downing pint after pint of Irish champagne AKA Guinness – we could only be talking about Ireland.
Being St Patrick's Day and all, the luck of the Irish has blessed us with a verdant field of travel deals and steals. Here's the best of the lot for all you Ireland-bound laddies and lasses:
Expired: $400 off flights with Contiki bookings
Contiki's St Patrick's Day sale is slashing $400 off your European airfare when you book one of its European tours. Yup, you don't even have to fly to Ireland to get this deal, though you can if you wish.
- Valid for bookings made between 16 March and 27 April 2017
- Valid for travel between 16 March 2017 and 31 January 2018
- Visit the Contiki website for more information and to book
Expired: Flights to Ireland with Emirates from $1,469 return
The all-inclusive Dubai airline Emirates has discounted fares from Australia to Dublin. Prices start from $1,469 return for economy flights departing from Melbourne. Business class flights start from $7,129 return departing from Melbourne. Return flights departing from Sydney start from $1,599. These prices are valid for groups of 2-9 people travelling together to Dublin.
- Sale ends 19 March 2017
- Economy class fares are for travel between 17 and 28 March 2017, 1 October and 30 November 2017 and 14 January and 5 February 2018
- Business class fares are for travel between 31 March 2017 and 5 February 2018
- Visit the Emirates website for more information and to book
Expired: STA Travel St Patrick's Day sale: Return flights from $975 and up to 20% off tours
STA Travel has more deals for St Patrick's Day than hands to hold your Guinness with. These include return flights to Dublin from $975, 15% off Contiki tours, 20% off Shamrocker Ireland tours and deals on hotel accommodation.
- Flight sales end 28 March 2017, tour sales end 19 March 2017
- Flights are with Etihad Airways and are valid for students, youths and teachers, tours are available for all ages
- Visit the STA website for more information and to book
Expired: Fly Etihad to Dublin from $1,359 return with Flight Centre
Every Friday for a few short hours Flight Centre hosts its dirt cheap Flight Club sale and because it's St Patrick's Day, naturally one of its deals has to take you to the land of the green. Getting you there is Etihad Airways with airfares from $1,359 return. Unlike the Emirates deal above, you don't have to travel in a group to snap up this price, you just have to book it before time runs out.
- Sale ends 1pm AEST on 17 March 2017
- Flights depart from Adelaide from $1,359, Brisbane from $1,455, Melbourne from $1,449, Perth from $1,392 and Sydney from $1,459
- Valid for travel between 25 September and 30 November 2017
- Visit the Flight Centre website for more information and to book
Expired: Other hot St Patrick's Day travel deals
On top of our hot four, tour company Trafalgar is also selling Ireland tours at 12% off. This is valid on bookings made before 20 March 2017 on select departures between April and September 2017.