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St. Patrick’s Day 2014: Plan your trip to Ireland

Reported by J.S. Fletcher and Kathy M. Newbern

Cliffs of Moher in Ireland
Cliffs of Moher in Ireland
You could visit Dromoland in West Ireland.

St. Patrick’s Day is Monday, March 17th this year, and millions of people worldwide will be donning the green. Our trip a few years back to Ireland took us aboard the luxury river barge, the Shannon Princess, and gave us a first-hand view of the green Ireland is known for. Likewise, our stay in Dublin at The Merrion Hotel allowed us access to all the city has to offer, like the Book of Kells, the Old Library, Trinity College and the Guinness Brewery.

Of course for St. Paddy’s Day, having a pint and doing a jig all adds up to fun, but for the real deal, how about planning a trip to Ireland to see it all yourself?

You won’t even need the luck of the Irish, because GreatValueVacations is offering five value-priced Ireland vacations throughout the year that will take you to the Emerald Isle to see it all for yourself:

St. Patrick's Day themed vacation packages are per person and include round-trip airfare from New York (JFK) to Dublin (DUB):

  • 5-Star Heritage Resort Vacation - 6 nights from $999
    For travel April 1 to May 31, 2014
  • Ireland By Rail Vacation - 6 nights from $1,099
    For travel September 1 to October 31, 2014
  • Ireland Self-Drive Multi-City Package - 7 nights from $1,099
    For travel September 1 to October 31, 2014
  • Ireland Castles and Abbey Vacation - 7 nights from $1,199
    For travel September 1 to October 31, 2014
  • Ireland Peak Season Luxury Villa Vacation - 6 nights from $1,399
    For travel June 20 to August 31, 2014

For additional information on all of GreatValueVacations' St. Patrick's Day vacation packages, click here or call 800-896-4600.

If you can't make it to Ireland but want a little sense of what it's like to be there, consider ordering one of’s personalized ebooks: Danger in Dublin, where you and your lad or lass are the stars.

This personalized ebook takes place in the charming and historical city of Dublin, Ireland, where the Book of Kells is a national treasure and there's a friendly pub on every corner. You'll find yourself visiting sites and falling into a situation that will test your wits and your will to survive. Our ebooks are delivered via email within hours of when you order.

And through March, which is National Reading Month, you can win a $50 Gift Card from to use on the site. Click HERE to enter to win.

If you enjoyed this story, you might also enjoy:
• Other stories by Newbern and Fletcher
• Other Stories by JS Fletcher,
• Stories by Kathy M. Newbern, Luxury Travel Examiner
International Travel Examiners J.S. Fletcher and spouse, Kathy M. Newbern, report on luxury destinations, spas and cruising around the globe. They are award-winning members of the Society of American Travel Writers and created and, their personalized romance novel business.

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