Best Boutique Hostels and Unique Budget Stays Along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way
Aug01

Best Boutique Hostels and Unique Budget Stays Along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

When I suggested we stay in hostels on our Wild Atlantic Way trip, Liam groaned, “I did hostels thirty years ago. I’m waaaaaay beyond the age of traveling like that.” He proceeded to recount tales of waking up to a goat in his room, a bathroom with a clear glass door that didn’t lock, and a blanket covered in creepy-crawlies. I assured him I had vetted the properties on my list and, at the very least, promised clean rooms with no...

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Highlights of the Wild Atlantic Way
Jun13

Highlights of the Wild Atlantic Way

You may have heard about Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way… the world’s longest defined coastal driving route. It’s quite spectacular and the folks at the Dunloe Hotel put together a little infographic that I thought did a nice job of featuring some of the highlights along the route. Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite news stories on Irish travel and...

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Postcard from Ireland: The Wishing Tree – Killary Harbour, County Galway
May09

Postcard from Ireland: The Wishing Tree – Killary Harbour, County Galway

This is a Wishing Tree in Killary Harbour in Galway’s Connemara that I stumbled across while touring the region. I just love the symbolism of these trees where people for centuries have been tying pieces of ribbons or some other small personal items as an offering to the local saint or goddess in the hope that their dreams and wishes, blessings or solace would be fulfilled. It is so moving to see the flashes of vibrant ribbons and...

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Autumn Postcards From Ireland
Nov16

Autumn Postcards From Ireland

Read about Autumn In Ireland Real Postcards From Ireland   © 2013 Michele Erdvig Web: IrelandYes.com Book: Ireland Dream Trip FREE Ireland Travel Forum Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite news stories on Irish travel and culture delivered to your...

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Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way… Northwest! Amazing Video
Oct17

Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way… Northwest! Amazing Video

Julien Routil of www.travel-vox.com just returned from an adventure along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way and put together this fantastic video. Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite news stories on Irish travel and culture delivered to your...

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A Day in Sligo and Yeats Country
Aug24

A Day in Sligo and Yeats Country

Hiking in Sligo leads to a queen’s ancient tomb, a sea of rhododendrons, and a chat between a cabbie and a grave digger in the shadow of Benbulben. As the train crossed the country to the western sea, the landscape turned upwards with enormous, rocky ridges pushing through the green hillside.  The trip from Dublin to Sligo surprised me with a steady change of scenery outside the window. The tracks in the city sunk slightly below...

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