Taking the New Aer Lingus Mobile App for a Test Drive
Aug23

Taking the New Aer Lingus Mobile App for a Test Drive

Aer Lingus finally caught up to other airlines in the app arena with the launch of their new iPhone and Android phone apps. Mobile Booking After testing the booking features of the iPhone app for a few dates and routes, I can say it works pretty well. If there are no dates for your query, the app deadends with a “no match found” message, but the back button lets you try again. I also had to be careful when I changed...

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Booking a B&B… on Your iPhone!
Jul21

Booking a B&B… on Your iPhone!

Most of us have gotten used to inspecting B&Bs online before we book, but now, we can even do it from our smart phones. B&B Ireland now offers a free app in the iTunes Store that lets you browse and book B&Bs from your iPhone or iPod Touch. I’ve noodled around with it a bit, and I’m happy to say it delivers a clean interface with an abundance of features. All the Features of the Website Firstly, hat’s off...

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On the Hunt for Green Travel in Ireland
Mar24

On the Hunt for Green Travel in Ireland

Green travel, ethical tourism, reducing carbon footprint — whatever name you give it, awareness of environmental concerns while traveling has inched its way into discussions of Irish itineraries. In that conversation, one voice that stands out– Catherine Mack, columnist for the Irish Times, contributor to www.greentraveller.co.uk, and author of Ecotourism Handbook for Ireland. Irish Firesiders may recognize her Craft...

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Our Favorite iPad & iPhone Apps for Travel to Ireland
Mar15

Our Favorite iPad & iPhone Apps for Travel to Ireland

When my friend Betty suggested, “You should take my iPad for a few weeks. Find all the good apps and then show me how to use them,” I hid my excitement by grunting, “Are you sure?” For the last two weeks I’ve been tapping and swiping my way across the iPad and iPhone testing over 150 apps… the ones that crashed, the ones that were copycats, the ones that had nothing to do with Irish travel, the ones...

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GPS in Ireland… on Your Smart Phone with CoPilot Live
Feb08

GPS in Ireland… on Your Smart Phone with CoPilot Live

I resisted using GPS in Ireland for years… I told myself that getting lost was half the fun! That can be true, but the romance of aimlessly wandering Ireland wears off when you find yourself stranded on a lonely road in the middle of the night in the rain. Today, I mix it up a bit. For touring, I avoid turning on the GPS, and savor those moments when I’m not quite sure where I am. But when I need to get somewhere…...

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Glenstal Abbey Offers Daily Reflection… on Your Phone
Jan26

Glenstal Abbey Offers Daily Reflection… on Your Phone

The Benedictine community at Glenstal Abbey near Limerick has launched it’s own app for iPhone and Android phones. The free app offers daily morning and evening prayer, selections of the Gregorian chant sung by the monks and the Senior Boys Choir of Glenstal Abbey and a handful of other features about the abbey’s events, the community and the Benedictine order. More information at www.glenstal.org or search the iTunes or...

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