After a long summer of high prices, autumn airfare sales put the Emerald Isle back within reach for travelers on a budget. Just keep in mind that the weather grows increasingly chilly with each month, so unless you want nothing more than to hunker down at the pub or spend your days museum hopping (not such a bad possibility, really), consider visiting earlier in fall rather than later.
United's fall sale includes destinations in Ireland, and US Airways' fall sale includes fares such as $398 round-trip between Washington, D.C., and Dublin. Aer Lingus is celebrating its new route between Washington, D.C., and Dublin with inaugural fares from $298 round-trip.
Low-cost carrier flyglobespan connects Boston and New York with West Knock, Ireland, and fares start at about $500 round-trip, including taxes. Plus, travelers who are going to more than one destination in Europe can take advantage of cheap flights from low-cost carriers such as Ryanair, which has flights from London starting at £10 each way, including taxes and fees.
For information on the latest sales, and tips on travel to Ireland, visit the SmarterTravel.com Ireland Travel Guide.