Cheap Flights to Ireland

The sovereign state of the Republic of Ireland is part of the British Isles island group located in the North Atlantic and separated from Great Britain by the North Channel, the Irish Sea and St Georges Channel. Ireland occupies around five-sixths of the island, having only one land border with Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom.

cheap-flights-to-irelandIreland is a spectacular landscape of valleys, beaches, craggy mountains, lakes, rivers and moors with an abundance of olden castles and idyllic country cottages. Visitors have a wonderful wealth of history, natural beauty and modernity in Ireland. Dublin in the eastern part is its capital and largest city and, when cheap flights to Ireland are on offer, sees a large influx of tourists.

Ireland has ten airports, 19 aerodromes, 12 other airfields and two military airbases. Dublin Airport is the busiest with airlines flying from South Africa that include South African Airways, Emirates, KLM, Air France, Etihad, British Airways and Ethiopian Airlines.

Located on the east coast of Ireland at the mouth of the River Liffey, Dublin has a super range of luxury and affordable hotels ranging from 1 to 5-Star with 156 3-Star hotels, B&Bs, apartments and for low-budget travellers, backpackers starting from $12 or hostels, of which many offer breakfast, free wi-fi, free city walking tours and en-suite rooms. The city has an exuberant nightlife of clubs and pubs including restaurants offering cuisines from around the world. Visitors should check the menu for service charges as only tables of six or more should incur this fee.

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Cheapest One-Way Flights To Dublin, Ireland

Route Airline Price Trip dates Search date
Flights from Johannesburg to Dublin Ethiopian Airlines R3 219 1 Feb 15 Sep 06:10
Flights from Cape Town to Dublin Turkish Airlines R3 479 26 Jan 15 Oct 06:10
Flights from Cape Town to Dublin KLM R3 554 8 Mar 18 Oct 06:10
Flights from Johannesburg to Dublin KLM R3 559 16 Jan 20 Sep 06:10
Flights from Durban to Dublin South African Airways R3 669 25 Dec 11 Dec 20:52
Prices based on live searches up till 11 Dec 00:00 and are subject to change.


Cheapest One-Way Flights To Dublin, Ireland

Route Airline Price Trip dates Search date
Flights from Johannesburg to Dublin Ethiopian Airlines R6 439 1 Feb 15 Sep 06:10
Flights from Durban to Dublin South African Airways R7 339 25 Dec 11 Dec 20:52
Flights from Durban to Dublin Etihad Airways R7 599 22 Feb 23 Nov 06:10
Flights from Durban to Dublin British Airways R12 199 29 Jun 11 Dec 20:52
Prices based on live searches up till 11 Dec 00:00 and are subject to change.


Cheapest One-Way Flights To Cork, Ireland

Route Airline Price Trip dates Search date
Flights from Johannesburg to Cork KLM R4 119 24 Dec 28 Aug 12:10
Flights from Cape Town to Cork KLM R4 199 19 Apr 4 Oct 06:10
Flights from Durban to Cork Kulula R4 749 24 May 25 Nov 06:10
Flights from Cape Town to Cork Aer Lingus R4 809 14 Jan 25 Oct 06:10
Flights from Durban to Cork British Airways R4 949 6 Feb 11 Dec 20:52
Prices based on live searches up till 11 Dec 00:00 and are subject to change.


Cheapest Return Flights To Cork, Ireland

Route Airline Price Trip dates Search date
Flights from Johannesburg to Cork KLM R8 239 24 Dec 28 Aug 12:10
Flights from Durban to Cork Kulula R9 499 24 May 25 Nov 06:10
Flights from Durban to Cork British Airways R9 899 6 Feb 11 Dec 20:52
Flights from Cape Town to Cork Emirates R10 349 8 Feb 27 Aug 18:10
Flights from Durban to Cork Qatar Airlines R10 359 7 May 1 Oct 06:10
Prices based on live searches up till 11 Dec 00:00 and are subject to change.


Dublin Airport, Dublin, Ireland

Dublin Airport, Dublin, Ireland

Donegal Airport, Ireland

Donegal Airport (CFN), Carrickfinn, Kincasslagh, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Cork Airport, Ireland

Cork Airport, Kinsale Road, Cork, Ireland

 

Weather In Dublin

Clear
Monday
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High 3°/Low -2°
10%
Chance of Rain
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High 7°/Low 4°
60%
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Wednesday
Chance of Rain
High 6°/Low 2°
70%

Irelands climate
Being near to the Atlantic Ocean with the presence of the Gulf Stream, Ireland has a temperate maritime climate with anticipated rainfall all year, warm summers with the odd heat wave, mild spring and autumn seasons but cold winters that average temperatures around 0°C.

When to fly to Ireland
High Season from June to August has long days with temperatures reaching mid to high 60°F but accommodation and airfares are much costlier.

Low Season during September to May is windy and rainy with accommodation and airfares more affordable.

Getting around Ireland
Irelands main bus service is Bus Éireann but there also private bus companies that vie favourably with Bus Éireann especially where the national bus service is irregular. Visitors can book their Bus Éireann journey online and booking early presents a lower fare. Visitors will find The National Journey Planner app from Transport for Ireland extremely helpful for bus and train travel and should also consider rail-and-bus-and-rail passes such as the Irish Explorer that offers five days unlimited Irish Rail travel out of 15 consecutive days costing €160 for an adult and €80 for a child.

Taxis can be expensive but are ideal for short trips within the city.

Offshore islands are well served by boat with ferries operating across rivers and inlets making useful shortcuts for cyclists.

For independence and flexibility, travelling by vehicle or motor cycle is the best option. Rental vehicles can be hired from Hertz, Europcar, Thrifty, Avis and many others. An extensive road system and network of motorways shortens driving time considerably but be aware that many secondary roads are narrow and sometimes risky.

Ireland – insider information

  • Visit or enjoy a concert for New Year at the Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin’s oldest building, a place of pilgrimage for almost 1,000 years.
  • Be one of 300,000 annual visitors to the Old Jameson Distillery in Dublin, experience tales of John Jameson and Sons history, the atmosphere and best of all, the taste.
  • For a better understanding of Irelands history with respect to resisting British rule, a must is a tour of the former Kilmainham Gaol prison in Kilmainham, also the largest unoccupied building of its kind in Europe. Grey and ominous, it was built between 1792 and 1795, carried out a number of executions and was home to numerous prominent leaders of the uprising.
  • Seat of the UKs governments administration in Ireland until 1922 is the 13th century Dublin Castle, founded in 1191, well worth a visit.
  • Trinity College in Dublin was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth, go back in time walking along cobbled quads and beautifully kept lawns.
  • Muckross House located on the Muckross Peninsula, is a sight to be seen! Opening in 1843, this attraction offers an array of events besides a garden restaurant, research library and craft shop.
  • The National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology is well worth visiting.
  • A gardener’s paradise is the Powerscourt Estate in County Wicklow covering over 19ha, voted No. 3 Garden in the World by National Geographic and home to Irelands highest waterfall, a superb golf course and includes numerous events all year round.
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