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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Sticking to Ireland’s Tourist Trail: 7 Reasons to Keep to the Beaten Path
Apr14

Sticking to Ireland’s Tourist Trail: 7 Reasons to Keep to the Beaten Path

On our podcast, we’re always encouraging listeners to get off the beaten path and “discover” places the tourists miss. Today, I’m changing my tune and telling you why you SHOULD follow the crowd. That’s right, make a bee line for the Ring of Kerry, plant your lips firmly on the Blarney Stone, queue up for the Book of Kells, throw back some mead at a Medieval banquet, jump aboard Dublin’s Viking...

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Cheap Flights… Oh the Price We Pay
Mar22

Cheap Flights… Oh the Price We Pay

Spotted this video last week and loved its commentary on cheap flights between Ireland and the UK. Can you guess which airline most likely inspired the song? This one is for adult eyes and ears only. Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite news stories on Irish travel and culture delivered to your...

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