Q&A: What’s It Like to Travel Ireland in the Winter?
Jan29

Q&A: What’s It Like to Travel Ireland in the Winter?

We’re planning our first trip to Ireland, and we’re thinking of taking advantage of the lower prices in the winter. Is this a bad idea? Will it be a rainy mess? — Kerri from Ohio via email Your question arrived at the perfect time. At this very moment, I’m in Ireland… in the dead of winter… and you know what? It’s not bad, but it’s definitely different from other times during the year....

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Q&A: Answers to Your Questions About Family Travel in Ireland with Jody Halsted
Jan28

Q&A: Answers to Your Questions About Family Travel in Ireland with Jody Halsted

Although I can answer a lot of questions about Irish travel… when it comes family travel, I certainly don’t qualify as an expert. So when two family travel questions came in this month, I went directly to Jody Halsted from www.irelandfamilytravel.com who stepped in to share her wisdom. — Corey How do you plan a family vacation to Ireland for under $2,000?  That’s our vacation budget for a week’s stay and...

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Q&A: Can I stay with a host family in Ireland?
Jan12

Q&A: Can I stay with a host family in Ireland?

Can I stay with a host family in Ireland?  — Kerrie via email Ireland has a long tradition of bed and breakfasts, so in essence you stay with a family when you’re there. However, most modern B&Bs are professionally run and the homes are purpose built. This makes for a quality experience, but can also keep a certain amount of separation between hosts and guests… not like the old days when you used the toilet down the...

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Our Printable Packing List for Ireland
Jan12

Our Printable Packing List for Ireland

It’s been a while since we looked over the packing list we created for anyone visiting Ireland. We’ve filled it with some of the basic things you should consider bringing with you. You can download a printable version HERE. The list: CARRYON ESSENTIALS Passport Drivers License (if renting a car) Tickets and Printed Confirmations Accommodation & Car Rental Details/Confirmations Itinerary Information Maps &...

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Irish Travel Predictions and Trends for 2014
Dec31

Irish Travel Predictions and Trends for 2014

As we head into 2014, I thought I’d take a moment to highlight a few trends… maybe even make a prediction or two about what the new year holds for those planning a trip to Ireland. The Rise of the Wild West: Failté Ireland has spent the last year polishing up the west coast with a collection of road signs and amenities for its launch of the longest defined coastal driving route IN THE WORLD. They’re calling it the Wild...

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Getting It Wrong in Ireland: Rethinking Common Irish Travel Advice
Nov26

Getting It Wrong in Ireland: Rethinking Common Irish Travel Advice

The internet has become the go-to place for gathering travel tips for visiting Ireland, but it also leads to some bits of bad advice getting repeated over and over until those nuggets start sounding like facts. Here are a few lumps of advice the internet seems to keep getting wrong… or at least not quite right… NOT TRUE: You should drive the Ring of Kerry in a counter-clockwise/anti-clockwise/clockwise direction –...

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