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...

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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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