How About $393.73 Round Trip to Ireland For Saint Patrick’s Day 2019?

Imagine spending Saint Patrick’s Day in Ireland without the trip completely emptying your wallet or purse.

Stop imagining.

A promotion is currently in effect with Aer Lingus with airfares as low as $499.00 for travel round trip between the United States and Europe from Monday, April 1, 2019 through Saturday, June 15, 2019 — you can earn three Avios points for every dollar spent — and stopovers are permitted…

How About $393.73 Round Trip to Ireland For Saint Patrick’s Day 2019?


Photograph ©2014 by Brian Cohen.

…but you must purchase your ticket by Monday, February 4, 2019 at 6:59 in the evening Eastern Standard Time; you must wade through a long list of blackout dates; and you must stay over a Saturday night. Many other restrictions apply.

We can do better than that.

When a reader of The Gate contacted me to find an airfare for her to Ireland from Hartford for Saint Patrick’s Day, I found a nonstop flight to Dublin which is operated by Aer Lingus for a total of $492.59 round trip. Departing at 7:10 in the evening on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, she can stay over and enjoy Saint Patrick’s Day in Ireland before returning on Monday, March 18, 2019.

Source: Aer Lingus.

I then was curious as to how much a nonstop flight would cost if the origination airport was in New York instead of Hartford. The cost increased — until I chose the return flight to occur on Thursday, March 21, 2019, which gave me an airfare of $477.59.

Source: Aer Lingus.

I then stumbled upon this deal for $393.73 round trip operated by British Airways from — if you do not mind stopping over in London for 9.5 hours on your way to Dublin on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 and and for 11.5 hours on the return flight back to New York on Monday, March 18, 2019…


…but there only seems to be one ticket left for this deal at the time this article was written.

While You Are In Ireland…

Newgrange Passage Tomb Ireland

Entrance to inside of the passage mound of Newgrange. Photograph ©2014 by Brian Cohen.

While you are in Ireland, consider visiting the areas I visited in addition to Dublin by reading more information from the following articles which I have written:



Photograph ©2014 by Brian Cohen.

I have been finding some reasonably good deals to Ireland from the United States using and verifying them at the official Internet web sites of the airlines offering the deals — but act fast, for even though these are not mistake fares, they could sell out faster than the expiration dates of the sales.

Although you are in no way required to do so, please consider using my affiliate links to book your flights:

All photographs ©2014 by Brian Cohen.


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