Q&A: What’s a Good Golf Course for a Beginner Golfer in Ireland?
Feb16

Q&A: What’s a Good Golf Course for a Beginner Golfer in Ireland?

What’s a good golf course for a very amateur golfer? – Mike via email There is no shortage of golf courses in Ireland, and they range from basic courses to some of the best links courses in the world. Since you don’t have a particular course in mind, I would recommend checking with your accommodation hosts. They will know nearby courses that will suit your needs and will not require a time-consuming trek to reach a golf course....

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Q&A: How Much Does a Trip to Ireland Cost?
Feb05

Q&A: How Much Does a Trip to Ireland Cost?

How Much Does a Trip to Ireland Cost? – Tony via e-mail This is one of the first questions people ask when they start planning a trip. Each visit is unique, so there’s no universal answer, but let me get the conversation started. Remember, several factors come into play that affect the cost, such as how long you stay, what type of accommodations you prefer, what kind of dining you choose, what type of transportation you...

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Q&A: What’s It Like to Travel Ireland in the Winter?
Jan29

Q&A: What’s It Like to Travel Ireland in the Winter?

We’re planning our first trip to Ireland, and we’re thinking of taking advantage of the lower prices in the winter. Is this a bad idea? Will it be a rainy mess? – Kerri from Ohio via email Your question arrived at the perfect time. At this very moment, I’m in Ireland… in the dead of winter… and you know what? It’s not bad, but it’s definitely different from other times during the year....

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Q&A: Answers to Your Questions About Family Travel in Ireland with Jody Halsted
Jan28

Q&A: Answers to Your Questions About Family Travel in Ireland with Jody Halsted

Although I can answer a lot of questions about Irish travel… when it comes family travel, I certainly don’t qualify as an expert. So when two family travel questions came in this month, I went directly to Jody Halsted from www.irelandfamilytravel.com who stepped in to share her wisdom. — Corey How do you plan a family vacation to Ireland for under $2,000?  That’s our vacation budget for a week’s stay and...

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Q&A: How Can I Check My Voicemail While I’m in Ireland?
Jan15

Q&A: How Can I Check My Voicemail While I’m in Ireland?

I’m heading to Ireland and plan to use Skype on my iPhone to keep in touch with my family, but I still need to check voice mail messages a couple times while I’m traveling. Is there a way to do this without adding an international plan to my phone or buying minutes on Skype? — John via email Skype, like other internet phone services, allows free audio and video calls between users; but as you know, if you want to talk to...

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Q&A: Can I stay with a host family in Ireland?
Jan12

Q&A: Can I stay with a host family in Ireland?

Can I stay with a host family in Ireland?  — Kerrie via email Ireland has a long tradition of bed and breakfasts, so in essence you stay with a family when you’re there. However, most modern B&Bs are professionally run and the homes are purpose built. This makes for a quality experience, but can also keep a certain amount of separation between hosts and guests… not like the old days when you used the toilet down the...

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