updated 2/26/2009 9:28:17 AM ET 2009-02-26T14:28:17

The deal
From its breathtaking scenery to its unique and turbulent history, Ireland boasts one of the world’s most fascinating cultures. Come discover the amazing sights of the Emerald Isle with these affordable hotel deals and vacation packages. Try a festive vacation in Galway during the week of St. Patrick’s Day and save on a luxury hotel from only $98/night.

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Or, travel anytime this spring to explore the country’s fascinating traditional craft markets, dramatic landscapes, and hands-down phenomenal beer with air-inclusive offers from only $349 per person.

Radisson SAS Hotel Galway from $98
Visit Ireland during its most popular week of St. Patrick’s Day and enjoy four-star comfort for less. The Radisson SAS Hotel Galway is offering rates for as low as $98/night during the week of the Irish holiday (March 15-19), providing you with a savings of 40 percent off the $164 rack rate. This modern and chic hotel is located in Galway city, steps from both Eyre Square and the historic city center. Hotel highlights include free high-speed internet, buffet breakfast and a pool.

Ireland Fly & Drive package from $349
Discover the beauty of the Emerald Isle at your own pace. From the cities of Dublin and Galway to the must-see sites of Blarney Stone and Guinness Brewery, you’ll get a taste of it all with Go Today’s Ireland Fly and Drive package. This seven-night combo package includes round-trip airfare to Dublin and seven days’ car rental.

Irish Sampler package from $565
A true cross-country Irish adventure awaits you with this five-night package available from European Destinations. Explore via rental car through the cities of Limerick, Killarney and Dublin. Along the way, enjoy the sites (and beer) that makes Ireland so enjoyable. Starting at just $565, the Irish Sampler package also covers the cost of the flight (from New York), as well as hotel taxes and daily breakfast.

Naturally Irish package from $669
Venture through three of Ireland’s most beautiful and interesting cities via rental car with this six-night package. Start off in the medieval city of Limerick, from there, travel to Waterford, home to the world-famous Waterford Crystal Factory. Finally, arrive in Ireland’s capital city of Dublin for a two-night stay. This deal covers the cost of your flight, rental car and hotels and is valid through spring.

The dollars
Based on double occupancy. Taxes and fees are additional.

The catch
While it often rains in the spring, showers generally last only part of the day. After the clouds pass, if you’re lucky, you might just catch a rainbow.

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