Wear some green. Save some green! St. Patrick's Day is (almost) here and Canadians (of Irish descent or not) love a good party, especially if it's with the Irish. It's no surprise that almost every major city (and a lot of small towns) across the country host St. Paddy's Day festivities, including Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. But if you'd like a taste of the real thing and you've never been to the Emerald Isles, may the luck of the Irish be with you as you check the latest batch of travel bargains to Ireland.
Three travel enterprises worth looking at – not just for their price points but for the actual value of what you're getting: 1) CheapOAir has three Dublin packages for Canadian travellers at the moment with departures from Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. The Toronto to Dublin package includes a stay at Castleknock Hotel and Country Club, while purchasers of the Vancouver to Dublin deal stay at the well-appointed Harrington Hall. For information on all three departure cities, visit the CheapOAir web site. 2) Discover Ireland maintains an online list of current travel bargains with special deals for golf vacations, self-drive tours and escorted holidays. Be sure to jump at any deal that includes The Gathering, which is Ireland biggest cultural festival in 2013. Tourist board officials are calling it a "365 day party." 3) Another reliable online source for travel deals to Ireland right now is TripAdvisor. One TripAdvisor partner even customizes trips that allow you to follow in the footsteps of medieval Gaelic warriors. Have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day, wherever you celebrate!