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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10 Things You Need to Know About Money in Ireland
Jul20

10 Things You Need to Know About Money in Ireland

For anyone planning a trip to Ireland, questions about money tend to spring up quite early. What’s currency? Can I use my credit cards? How do I figure out exchange rates? What about tax and tax back? We’ve touched on the topic of money several time, but today I wanted to point you to Michele Erdvig’s Ireland Top 10 Money Tips. As usual, she does a great job of outlining the topic and gives us some excellent advice....

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Ireland Freebies!
Jul01

Ireland Freebies!

We love Freebies! Heritage Ireland and the Office of Public Works is offering free admissions to most of their sites on the first Wednesday of each month for the remainder of 2011. The only places not included are Glenveigh Castle, Co. Donegal and Muckross House, Gardens & Farms, Killarney, Co. Kerry. Tourists who plan on doing a lot of sightseeing in Ireland should think about buying a Heritage Pass. It will save money in...

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Ireland’s Shannon Region Offering Discounts Again this Season
Jun11

Ireland’s Shannon Region Offering Discounts Again this Season

Ireland’s Shannon Region is again offering a 25% discount card this season at participating attractions. The card is easy to use, just print it, present it upon arrival, and get 25% off standard admission through 2011… with no blackout dates. More Info: Shannon Region Discount Card Participating Attractions (PDF) Shannon Region Map  & Guide (PDF) Shannon Region Website Shannon Region on Facebook   Enjoy this...

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If Ireland Were My Home…
Apr29

If Ireland Were My Home…

A lot of our readers dream of what it would be like to make Ireland their home. The website www.IfItWereMyHome.com offers a snapshot of how your life might be different if you called another country home. For example, if an American called Ireland home… the numbers indicate they would: use 52.66% less electricity consume 29.63% less oil have 29.03% more chance of being unemployed spend 53.77% less money on health care have 15.3%...

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Q & A: Will My Debit and Credit Cards Work in Ireland?
Apr25

Q & A: Will My Debit and Credit Cards Work in Ireland?

When visitors start getting to the nuts and bolts of their Ireland travel, the topic of money and credit cards comes up early. A Facebook chat with veteran Ireland traveler Judy Arnold reminded me it was time to revisit the most popular “newbie” questions about money.   Will my US debit card work in Ireland? YES, your debit (ATM) card will work in cash dispensing machines in Ireland. However, I still recommend...

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