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Planning an Itinerary that Starts from Shannon Airport
Jul09

Planning an Itinerary that Starts from Shannon Airport

Summer greetings from Ireland where the farmers in our parts are bringing in their second cutting of hay and silage, tourists are mastering roundabouts, and everyone is enjoying the long hours of daylight. Two weeks ago, I hopped across the Irish Sea and spent a few days in London where I was invited to speak to a large group of bloggers. Fortunately, I was able to talk about three topics I know well… e-newsletters, the Shannon...

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Tips for Planning Your Irish Itinerary
Jun17

Tips for Planning Your Irish Itinerary

I’m in charge of the itinerary for our family trip to Ireland, and I’m struggling to figure out how to put together a schedule that let’s us see a lot, but won’t leave us exhausted (and make me crazy trying to plan it). — Nan   When planning a big trip, it’s easy to feel pressured to get it right. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution, but here are a few tips that might help you along the way....

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Everything was going great until we were about the leave the airport…
May12

Everything was going great until we were about the leave the airport…

You know how sometimes you end up doing something foolish; and it’s made worse because it’s going to be costly, and you only have yourself to blame? Last week Liam and I arrived at Shannon Airport, cruised through immigration and customs, collected our luggage, and caught the shuttle to our rental car without a single issue. It wasn’t until we were loading the car that we realized that THREE bottles of Irish whiskey we purchased...

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A Movie Star Fortress, a Special Holy Well, and a Night in a Castle…
Apr25

A Movie Star Fortress, a Special Holy Well, and a Night in a Castle…

We’re always trying to introduce you to new, interesting places to visit on the Emerald Isle. If you’ve got a hankering for Ireland’s offbeat and unique, check out a few of the new additions to our sister site, the Ireland Travel Kit… Cahir Castle – One of Ireland’s best preserved and often missed castles, County Tipperary Tobernalt Holy Well, County Sligo A Night in Knappogue Castle, County Clare Knappogue...

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Could My Perfect Irish Holiday Rental Be a Scam?
Apr21

Could My Perfect Irish Holiday Rental Be a Scam?

My heart sunk when I received an email in February from a reader named Dana… She found the perfect Dublin vacation rental property on VRBO (Vacation Rental By Owner), which is part of HomeAway — both are well-known, trusted vacation rental websites. When she inquired, the property manager wrote back with bad news. The townhouse of her dreams was no longer available. However, she was directed to another property listed on a...

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