10 Reasons to Ditch the Tour Bus and Self-Drive in Ireland
Mar05

10 Reasons to Ditch the Tour Bus and Self-Drive in Ireland

Ireland is an incredible country to visit and traditionally the group tour bus has been the way to do this but times are changing! GPS and great roads has made travelling in Ireland easier than ever so with that in mind here are our 10 best reasons to try a self-drive holiday in Ireland. No fixed dates: Coach tours only run on particular dates and last for a certain period of time and if there aren’t enough passengers, occasionally...

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Ireland Audio Tours You Can Download Today
Feb20

Ireland Audio Tours You Can Download Today

There was a time when an audio tour was something you picked up at the desk of a museum, which in turn, allowed an unseen academic to pour a stream of facts into your ear as you wandered from beep to beep. Sure there are plenty of those lecture-in-your-ear tours still available, but a fantastic crop of new audio guides are taking advantage of mobile technology. These new experiences let you download the content before your trip. That...

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#124 When is the Best Time to Visit Ireland? – VIDEO
Feb13

#124 When is the Best Time to Visit Ireland? – VIDEO

There are plenty of things to consider to help you choose WHEN you should plan your trip! In this video episode Corey considers a several factors that may influence when you will plan your trip. When people ask: “When is the best time to visit Ireland?” Most of them really just want to know: “When am I least likely to get wet?” So to answer that question, rainfall is a pretty good place to start. RAINFALL Let’s look at rainfall data...

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The Tale of Three Ladies, a Rental Car, and a Pesky Irish Goat
Jan29

The Tale of Three Ladies, a Rental Car, and a Pesky Irish Goat

Here’s a story of an Irish Travel Mishap contributed by Karen Newhouse… My two friends and I had been making yearly trips to see parts of Ireland since I studied there in 2003. In 2009, we were renting a cottage on a family farm on the Finvarra peninsula, County Clare. We used the location as a central point to explore the sites from Limerick to Galway. We soon learned there are unexpected hazards to staying on a working farm. The...

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Six Websites We’re Thankful For
Nov22

Six Websites We’re Thankful For

There’s a tradition in the United States that on the third Thursday of November citizens take a moment to reflect on the things for which they are thankful. It’s a lovely custom that means something different for every family… for some it’s early-morning shopping (or now late-night shopping) or American football or parades or time with family or simply a day to reflect. For us, it’s also a day to look to...

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5 Irish Travel Tips No One Bothered to Tell You… Until Now
Jul05

5 Irish Travel Tips No One Bothered to Tell You… Until Now

Sometimes it’s the little details that set a trip on the right track. Here are five tips experienced travelers know but never learned from guidebooks… You’ll need power for that shower The pump and water heater for Irish showers are often housed in an in-shower device that provides consistent heat and pressure. For safety, the power is often turned on by a cord from the ceiling or a light switch that may be placed...

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