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Posted by on Dec 25, 2012 in 1reland, Belfast, Dublin, Links, Reviews, Towns & Cities | 7 comments

15 Websites to Help You Plan Your Trip to Ireland

You’re going to Ireland, and now you find yourself addicted to the Internet’s all-you-can-eat buffet of Irish travel info.

If you’re like most Irish Firesiders, you’re probably spending most of your internet time gobbling up every possible tidbit of info about the Emerald Isle. However, you probably have to worry about things like food, shelter, and a boss who doesn’t include your Irish research on your must-do list, so let me save you some time and give you a direct line on some of the best Irish travel websites out there:

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  • B&B Ireland: Sure they list B&Bs, but their blog dishes out great travel advice too.
  • Bitesize Irish Gaelic Blog and Podcast: in addition to articles for Irish language students, their podcast covers a variety of interesting topics… in English.
  • Discover Ireland: loaded with great info, but it’s their blog where they hide the golden travel nuggets.
  • Engaging Ireland Podcast: audio episodes and blog loaded with info
  • Got Ireland: extensive travel advice as well as segments on music, culture, and history.
  • In Your Pocket – Dublin and In Your Pocket – Belfast: written especially for visitors to Ireland’s capital cities.
  • Infinite Ireland: a one-stop resource for those planning their first trip to the Emerald Isle.
  • Ingenious Ireland: multimedia walking tours and books with an emphasis on Ireland’s contributions to science and innovation
  • Ireland with Kids: practical tips and ideas for touring Ireland with young family members.
  • Ireland Travel Kit: a location-specific site with fascinating collection of unique and offbeat places
  • Ireland Yes: a fantastic package of tips and an über-friendly Q&A forum.
  • Megalithic Ireland: great photos and descriptions of Ireland’s most ancient sites.
  • Pól Ó Conghaile: This journalist is rightfully known as “Ireland’s Travel Expert”
  • Vibrant Ireland: a collection of things to do in see that go beyond the usual guidebook fare.
  • Virtual Visit Tours: interactive panoramas of places throughout Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

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7 Comments

  1. We love this list Corey! I have many of these sites already bookmarked for our own Irish inspiration and now have added a couple more. Thanks so much for including Infinite Ireland among the bunch. Happy Holidays!!

  2. Wonderful list, although Irish Fireside belongs on it as well! I wasn’t aware The Engaging Ireland Podcast was still producing episodes. Will have to have a listen again,.

    • I figured that anyone who made it to this page already knew about the Irish Fireside, so it seemed safe to keep us off ;)

      Engaging Ireland has been on hiatus (then again, so have we), but I know their passion for Ireland has not waned, and it’s only a matter of time before they get back into action.

  3. I suppose if you wish to be a naive tourist you would leave Irelandfavorites.com off your list

  4. While planning a trip, our utmost aim is to save money. The above mentioned websites will help you. If you are very smart and are able to use the discounts in the best possible way, you can save a lot more. There are many online websites that are providing deals on food and travel.

  5. As part of the Eirebus group, we offer groups, families & couples tours of Ireland and would like to ask if you would consider our site for the list?

    http://www.travelsolutionsireland.com/

    Many thanks,

    Andy
    Eirebus.ie

  6. Thanks for including IrelandYes.com We are having fun on the forum helping people plan their trips!

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