Ireland’s Guide To Money And Living

Bargain corner

Bargain corner

Uncharted waters

Thinking of splashing out on a PS4? The 1TB Uncharted special edition console is on sale at Argos for €389.99 (normally €447.99), cheaper than GameStop, Smyths Toys and Littlewoods Ireland.

If you want to save an additional €10 and you don’t mind waiting a few extra days, you could always order one from Amazon.

Teddy Bear picnic

Got a kid’s birthday coming up this summer? Why not take them to a teddy bear picnic at Rathwood Home and Garden just outside Tullow, Co Carlow. LivingSocial is offering a family ticket for one child and two adults (€13), two children and two adults for €22 and three children and two adults for €30, saving you up to 47%.

Even if you miss the picnic, Rathwood is a great day out for the family, featuring a garden centre, children’s playground, a relaxing woodland walk, deer park and a maze.

Holiday help

If you’re jetting off on holiday this summer, stuffing everything you need into your carry-on baggage is a great way to save money on checked luggage costs. You need to be careful of how big it is, and also how much it weighs – carry-on baggage with Ryanair can’t exceed 10kg and you could face a fee of €50 to have it transported in the hold.

So investing in one of Aldi’s Specialbuys this week could be a good idea – they’ve got digital suitcase scales for €3.99 each, capable of measuring up to 50kg.

Welcome to your past

If you’re looking into your family tree, why not avail of 50% off a one-month Ireland subscription with Simply enter the code WELCOME50 at the online checkout at you’ll get 30 days’ access for just €5.

Toolbox top-up

Add to your toolbox with Halfords’ Phaze 95-piece tool kit for €25 (an additional web-only discount of 15% knocks the price down to €21.25).


When not writing about all things personal finance, You & Your Money's editor Conor Forrest enjoys reading, football and getting lost in an ocean of Wikipedia articles.