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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Plan Your Trip to Ireland in Ten Easy Steps
Jan06

Plan Your Trip to Ireland in Ten Easy Steps

By Michele Erdvig 1. Plan Ahead Whether you will visit Ireland for three days or three weeks your vacation time is limited. You are using your hard-earned cash to see Ireland. Think of each day, hour and minute you are in Ireland as money trickling away through an hourglass. Why spend precious “Ireland time” looking for accommodations, planning routes or deciding on sightseeing? Do it now!  By spending your free time in advance...

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Disability Access in Ireland
Dec27

Disability Access in Ireland

by Dr. Jessie Voigts While I was planning our recent trip to Ireland, I was extremely concerned about disability access for myself. I can climb stairs, but they are painful, and I try to avoid them. I can walk up to a block, but usually use a combination of our car (park close!) and my electric wheelchair scooter to get around. I decided early on not to take my wheelchair scooter, due to the electricity being different and not...

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Best E-Guidebooks for Ireland Travel
Jun18

Best E-Guidebooks for Ireland Travel

My carry-on just got a whole lot lighter now that I won’t need to carry a single printed book for my trip to the Emerald Isle. Whether you favor the Kindle, Nook, iPad or iPhone, some of the best guidebooks on Irish travel are ready for download. I tested a few publications using… the Kindle for iPhone and discovered a few things in my initiation into the world of digital travel guides. First of all, it takes a while to get used...

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