Go free


Irish Ferries is giving motorists a free trip to Britain if buy a return ticket to France from June to August. The offer applies to a car plus two passengers departing from Dublin and Rosslare, and is available from September until the end of August 2013.

Catch: The offer applies to a car with two passengers only and one of the adults must have travelled on the original booking to France. A supplement of €120 return per car applies to peak dates.

Take note:See irishferries.iefor further details.

* The Pembroke Hotel on Patrick Street in Kilkenny is giving a €100 voucher for Rudolf Heltzel (see heltzel.ie) hand-crafted jewellery to anyone who books their Valentine’s package from February 10th to 18th. The package includes a candle-lit rose-petal bath, breakfast in bed, room upgrade, sparkling wine and chocolates, and a three-course candle-lit dinner. It costs from €99 per person.

Catch: The voucher applies only to Kilkenny-based Rudolf Heltzel’s gold and platinum jewellery, but not to silver. Gold jewellery starts at €495 and engagement rings are priced from €995.

Take note:Pembroke Hotel provides free parking and Wi-Fi as well as access to the leisure complex. See pembrokekilkenny.com

* There are a few days left to book a Legoland Windsor deal which allows kids under-15 free entry to the attractions if you stay at the new Legoland Resort Hotel opening in March. The offer ends on Tuesday and applies to a package including two-day park tickets, an overnight stay and breakfast. Prices start at £220 (€264) for a family of four staying in a themed Pirate or Adventure bedroom.

Catch:The offer allows one child entry only for each full paying adult.

Take note:Children under three are admitted free to the park all year round and if you extend your stay you get an extra day of park tickets at no cost. See legolandholidays.co.uk