#119 Fairy Hunting with the Family in Ireland – AUDIO
Jul04

#119 Fairy Hunting with the Family in Ireland – AUDIO

Episode Guide – Podcast #119 Fairy Hunting with the Family in Ireland Jody Halsted from www.irelandwithkids.com gives her tips for traveling with the kids as well as shares her secrets to finding fairies on the Emerald Isle. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. Show Notes: 01:00 What makes Ireland perfect for traveling with family? 01:40 How is traveling Ireland different from elsewhere? 02:40 How do you prepare your kids for...

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2011 Emerald Awards
Jun25

2011 Emerald Awards

Every year I present awards for the “best of the best” in Ireland. From lodgings to restaurants to pubs. I am extremely particular about places that I personally recommend. Even more so for those receiving an award. For 2011 I am pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Emerald Awards. Congratulations to all the winners! Hotel of the Year: Kilronan Castle in Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon Guesthouse of the Year:...

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The Hayes Stay at Waterford Castle
May26

The Hayes Stay at Waterford Castle

Cue the regal music, dapple the light through the trees, bring in the curious deer, set the wine glasses, fill the claw-footed tub with steaming water. Flowers, we need more flowers! There, everything’s just perfect for the Hayes visit to Waterford Castle. Wow! What an experience >> Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite news stories on Irish travel and culture...

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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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Ireland Hotels Now Offering the Best Deals in Western Europe
Mar21

Ireland Hotels Now Offering the Best Deals in Western Europe

Three years ago, travelers from around the world grumbled over Ireland’s hotel prices. A room on the Emerald Isle was among the highest in Europe. Now, a report from Hotels.com reveals that hotel prices in Ireland have dropped 7% in 2010 making them the cheapest in Western Europe, and only the Eastern European countries of the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland offer lower priced rooms in Europe. Why the Price Drop? The report...

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Michele’s Hot Deals in Ireland 2011
Feb03

Michele’s Hot Deals in Ireland 2011

Save money and get some great deals and offers in Ireland. Give your budget a break; get a discount, special extra or an upgrade by staying in excellent accommodations throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland. All of these offers are from reputable lodgings that I have personally inspected and stayed at. All are reviewed in my book  Ireland Dream Trip. “Your name is magic in Ireland.” Or so I’ve been told. Use my name – Michele Erdvig...

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