By Michele Erdvig
1. Plan Ahead
Whether you will visit Ireland for three days or three weeks your vacation time is limited. You are using your hard-earned cash to see Ireland. Think of each day, hour and minute you are in Ireland as money trickling away through an hourglass. Why spend precious “Ireland time” looking for accommodations, planning routes or deciding on sightseeing? Do it now! By spending your free time in advance researching you will optimize your valuable time in Ireland.
Discounts, deals and special offers abound in Ireland. Many accommodations offer weekend and mid-week specials if you can spend two or more nights in one place. Some hotels will include dinner, golf or a spa treatment as part of the package. However, most special offers must be booked in advance. Seniors can avail of “Golden Years” specials. Discount brochures, passes and coupons are all available. Yet another reason to plan ahead.