Deal alert: Fly to Ireland from $361
Now that Ireland has eliminated most of its pandemic-related travel restrictions, including mask mandates, there is nothing holding you back from a visit. Throw in some truly magical fare sales that have just popped up, and it's time to start planning your Irish itinerary.
Right now, flights to Dublin, Shannon and Donegal from dozens of U.S. cities are on sale. Most of the best fares we saw were for travel between September 2022 and February of next year. Some of the routes in the sale also have discounts available for flights between April and June 2022. Also, travel over the Thanksgiving holiday is available for most routes, but not Christmas or New Year's Eve.
Most flights in this sale have a layover, but there are a few nonstop tickets available. This deal is for economy fares, which means a checked bag will cost you extra. The price you pay for checking luggage will depend on the airline you book.
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Thanks to Scott’s Cheap Flights for tipping us off to this new deal. Basic membership is available for $49 per year. The Elite tier option is available for $199 per year, and that will get you access to deals on premium economy, business-class and first-class tickets.
Airlines: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, American, British Airways, Delta, Icelandair, KLM, SAS, TAP Air Portugal, United and Play.
Routes: Chicago, Los Angeles, Newark, New York, Miami, San Francisco and others to Donegal, Dublin, Shannon and Ireland.
How to book: Search Google Flights and book directly through the airline.
Travel dates: September through February 2023; some routes have April-June 2022 availability.
Related: The ultimate guide to visiting Northern Ireland
You can book an economy ticket from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Dublin Airport (DUB) next January on TAP for $438 round-trip. That's roughly half of the normal price for this route.
We told you earlier that there were some great discounts to be found in this deal for spring travel. Here's one: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Dublin in May for $406 round-trip on SAS. Same deal as the others, an economy fare with a layover, but that's a really nice price for a ticket to Ireland.
You can also book a flight from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Dublin in mid-January for $431 round-trip on TAP. Like the New York City fare we cited above, this itinerary has a layover in Lisbon, Portugal.
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) to Donegal Airport (CFN) is another discounted route in this fare sale. We found several Aer Lingus tickets in May for $493 round-trip, with a layover in Dublin.
A round-trip ticket on United from Miami International Airport (MIA) to Shannon Airport (SNN) in October can be booked now for $558. That's an unusually low price for this route. We didn't find many other tickets for this itinerary at this low of a price as we searched Google Flights.
Here's one of those rare nonstop tickets we mentioned. Aer Lingus has nonstop economy tickets from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to Shannon in late April marked down to $506. That's some good spring savings right there.
West Coast travelers can book an excursion from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Dublin next January for only $436 round-trip. Since it's a TAP fare, you'll enjoy a layover in Lisbon.
Related: 11 beautiful destinations to visit in Ireland beyond Dublin
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