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Free carriage for coaches attending The Gathering

Date Posted: 13/01/2013

Coach groups can take advantage of free return carriage to Ireland in 2013 as part of Irish Ferries ‘green carpet’ offer supporting The Gathering.

The ferry operator has announced that 100 free return coach spaces are being set aside on its cruise ferry services from Holyhead to Dublin and Pembroke to Rosslare to support group travel organisers wishing to attend The Gathering events.

Available to eligible groups participating in officially registered events, the offer includes free return carriage to Ireland for parties travelling with coaches; from small minibuses to vehicles with seating for up to 30 passengers.

The Gathering Ireland 2013

The Gathering is a year-long celebration of all things Irish, as communities throughout Ireland showcase and share the very best of its culture, tradition, sport, fighting spirit and fun.

How to apply for free coach carriage

Group travel organisers wishing to apply for the free transport should make an application by e-mail to

Further group travel information can be found at

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