About Michele Erdvig

Michele has done and seen it all in Ireland. Specializing in Ireland for over 40 years, she is one of the foremost Ireland travel experts in the United States. She writes guidebooks and blogs about Ireland, creates custom Ireland itineraries and dispenses free advice on her Ireland Travel Forum. www.IrelandYes.com

Here are my most recent posts

2011 Emerald Awards
Jun25

2011 Emerald Awards

Every year I present awards for the “best of the best” in Ireland. From lodgings to restaurants to pubs. I am extremely particular about places that I personally recommend. Even more so for those receiving an award. For 2011 I am pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Emerald Awards. Congratulations to all the winners! Hotel of the Year: Kilronan Castle in Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon Guesthouse of the Year:...

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Magical Irish Roads: Bunny Lane
Jun07

Magical Irish Roads: Bunny Lane

Serendipity and enchantment are never far from the surface in Ireland. You will find it when you least expect it. Perhaps it is just around the corner, up a little hill or down a crooked path. You may find it under an arched stone bridge, on the seashore or hidden by a lake in the mountains. If you are bold enough to stray off the beaten path and let yourself be “fairy-led” you too might find your own Bunny Lane. Where is Bunny Lane?...

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Michele’s Hot Deals in Ireland 2011
Feb03

Michele’s Hot Deals in Ireland 2011

Save money and get some great deals and offers in Ireland. Give your budget a break; get a discount, special extra or an upgrade by staying in excellent accommodations throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland. All of these offers are from reputable lodgings that I have personally inspected and stayed at. All are reviewed in my book  Ireland Dream Trip. “Your name is magic in Ireland.” Or so I’ve been told. Use my name – Michele Erdvig...

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Plan Your Trip to Ireland in Ten Easy Steps
Jan06

Plan Your Trip to Ireland in Ten Easy Steps

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...

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Filmed in Ireland: “An Old Fashioned Christmas”
Dec15

Filmed in Ireland: “An Old Fashioned Christmas”

Ireland is a prime location for making movies. In October 2010 while I was visiting Bunratty Folk Park I discovered that a movie for the Hallmark Channel was being filmed. As I stopped to watch, I recognized the main actress Jacqueline Bisset among some Irish character actors and several young actors who were unfamiliar to me. A crowd had gathered to quietly watch the fascinating process. It was a period drama with Victorian costumes,...

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