Go free


Bundoran surf has a St Patrick’s Day surf, yoga and stay package that includes a free night’s bed and breakfast in the Surf Lodge and free surf equipment rental.

It costs €100 per person sharing for three nights B&B, arriving March 16th and including two surf lessons and one day’s equipment rental if you stay in a dorm room (normally €135). Yoga sessions are available for €10 per session. It’s an extra €10 per person sharing if you stay in one of the private rooms (normally €140).

Catch: You’d need to be fairly hardy to surf in Donegal in mid-March given the water temperature and windchill factor.

Take note:For more information see bundoransurfco.com

* Trailfinders isoffering free half-board on a selection of holidays to farflung destinations.

Four nights at the five-star Jumeirah Zabeel Saray in Dubai between June 9th and September 9th costs from €999. There’s also a 25 per cent room discount, saving €350 per person.

Seven nights in the five-star Soneva Fushi by Six Senses, in the Maldives from May 12th to June 20th costs from €2,139 and includes return seaplane transfers and two free nights, saving €680 per person. All holidays include flights from Dublin.

Catch: You have to book the holiday by March 21st

Take note: See trailfinders.iefor a full list of Trailfinders deals with complimentary half board and other freebies

* The Easter @Dylanpackage includes an overnight stay with complimentary breakfast, a box of handmade chocolates from Cocoa Atelier, free valet parking and Wifi. It costs from €179 per room, which includes bed and breakfast for one child under 12. Dylan Hotel, off Dublin’s Baggot Street, has teamed up with chocolatier Cocoa Atelier, which has created a Willy Wonka-inspired display at the hotel’s reception.

Catch: The cost will go up if you have more than one child.

Take note: The Easter @Dylan offer is valid from March 2nd to 15th