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Bargain flights to Cancún
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Fancy a spur of the moment trip to Cancún, Mexico on the cheap? is highlighting return flights (non-stop) from Birmingham or London to Cancún at just £299 (€342), flying with Thomson on a number of dates this month and next. Use flight comparison tools like Skyscanner to find cheap flights from Ireland to the UK – for example you can get return flights to Birmingham with Aer Lingus for around €223 per person, flying out on March 23rd and returning March 31st

Based on those figures, your grand total to travel between Dublin and Cancun with Thomson would come to €565 – the cheapest flight on Skyscanner between Dublin and Cancun (for the same dates) is €633 with KLM and Aeromexico, with a lengthy layover in JFK each way.

As for Cancún, you won’t be disappointed – the southeastern city is well known for its golden beaches, perfect climate (average temperature of 25º in March and April), plethora of resorts and a vibrant nightlife.

Ferry to Britain

Speaking of holiday deals, Stena Line is offering foot passenger tickets from Dublin to Holyhead or Rosslare to Fishguard for just €2, for travel up to December 15th.

You better hurry though – there are only 10 spaces available for each sailing, and you’ll have to book by March 18th.

H/T user ALS

St Patrick’s Day delights

Lidl is getting in on the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations this week by offering a discount on that most Irish of delicacies – the breakfast fry. Available from today (March 16th to Sunday March 19th), you can get your hands on a bottle of orange juice, eight sausages, a packet of rashers, black or white pudding for just €3, the perfect cure should you wake up under the weather on Saturday morning.

They’ve also got a range of craft delights from The Crafty Brewing Company for €1.89 per bottle, and pots of fresh Irish shamrock for 49c apiece. What more could you want?

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.