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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Q&A: What kind of adapter do I need to keep my electronics charged in Ireland?
Apr07

Q&A: What kind of adapter do I need to keep my electronics charged in Ireland?

We’re from the U.S., and we’ll be traveling Ireland with our iphones and ipad. What kind of adapter do we need? — Marie There are two things you need to know before “plugging” in your devices in Ireland: Ireland’s wall outlets/sockets deliver 220 volts (countries like the US and Canada only use 110 volts). Ireland’s wall outlets/sockets are the same as the ones used in the UK and handful of...

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The Women who made Aran Sweaters
Feb22

The Women who made Aran Sweaters

Ireland has always had a long tradition of knitting and to this day it still is a very popular pass time however, no one could knit an Irish Sweater like the women of the Aran Islands. The women of the Island’s invented and first designed the traditional Aran Sweater. It was their passion. Without the Aran women’s passion for knitting we would not have today’s remarkable Aran Sweater. The women of Aran prided themselves on their...

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Ireland’s Most-Haunted Places
Oct16

Ireland’s Most-Haunted Places

The Halloween season has crept up on us again, which is always a great time to look into Ireland’s slightly spooky and seriously sinister spots. The folks over at the Dunloe Hotel in County Kerry have put together a list of their favorite haunted spots… Still want more sites with a dose of haunting or mystery? We’ve got a few on the Ireland Travel...

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#146 What Is Tax Free and Duty Free Shopping in Ireland? — AUDIO
Sep14

#146 What Is Tax Free and Duty Free Shopping in Ireland? — AUDIO

Michele Erdvig sheds some light on a topic that can save tourists some serious cash on their purchases in Ireland. CLICK for Show Notes 00:00 Liam and the whiskey lady at Shannon Airport Duty Free 01:20 The world’s first airport Duty Free shopping started at Shannon Airport in County Clare in 1947. 01:56 What is Duty Free shopping? How do I shop tax-free in Ireland? What is tax-free shopping? Blogpost...

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Tradition from the Center and the Edges: Five Great Irish Music Recordings
Sep09

Tradition from the Center and the Edges: Five Great Irish Music Recordings

Music that goes deep into Irish tradition, and music that seeks out the edges while holding respect for the center: here is a taste of five recordings for you to enjoy. Live at 10: The Tenth Anniversary Concert Beoga means lively in Irish Gaelic, and it is the name chosen by a group of gifted musicians when they decided to join up as a band some ten years ago. Live at 10: The Tenth Anniversary Concert offers an audio CD and a DVD. On...

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