#144 How Much Should I Budget for Transportation on My Trip to Ireland? – AUDIO
Mar13

#144 How Much Should I Budget for Transportation on My Trip to Ireland? – AUDIO

Stephanie Chastain steps in to help us figure out how much it will cost us to get to Ireland and how much we should set aside for getting around once we get there. Whether it’s a self-drive or public transportation, she’s got us covered.   CLICK for Show Notes 00:00 Liam talks about how he once saved money by flying a Russian airline to Ireland. 01:12 St Patrick’s Day updates via Twitter, Facebook, and e-newsletter. 01:55 How much...

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Q&A: What are the benefits and pitfalls of a self-drive tour of Ireland?
Feb22

Q&A: What are the benefits and pitfalls of a self-drive tour of Ireland?

My son and I are in the planning stages of a 15-day visit to Ireland. We decided we are not interested in the canned tours and want to strike out and see the countryside on our own. Could you point out some of the benefits and pitfalls of trying to do tours on our own? Your sage advice would be well received. – Tom Driving around Ireland on your own will definitely give you and your son a chance to see what you want, when you...

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The Leap Card for Tourists: Dublin Unveils All-In-One Travel Pass
Jun20

The Leap Card for Tourists: Dublin Unveils All-In-One Travel Pass

Dublin City has just unveiled a new program that makes it easier for tourists to get around the city. A tourist version of their prepaid travel pass known as the Leap Card is now available at Dublin Airport; and if you’re planning to spend a few days in the city, you’ll travel like a local when you swipe your pass in front of the card reader on buses and trains. Here’s how it works… You purchase a card at...

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Swallowed by a Donegal Ditch: Mishaps in Irish Travel
Jan15

Swallowed by a Donegal Ditch: Mishaps in Irish Travel

This week, I asked our readers to share their Irish travel mishaps, and when this one came in from Barrie Maguire (…with photos!), I knew I had to share it straightaway. I think it’s a testament to the generosity of the people of Donegal and the ferocity of those Ulster ditches Thanks for sharing Barrie! If you have a mishap… large or small… you’d like to share, email me. In May of 2006 we rented a house...

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Q & A: Caravans, Camping, and Glamping in Ireland
May11

Q & A: Caravans, Camping, and Glamping in Ireland

My wife and I travel in the US in our motor home, mostly in Arizona. We were wondering if there are campgrounds in Ireland and if we can rent an RV (recreational vehicle) while we’re there? – Jesse Marcus via email Absolutely. there are a handful companies offering motor home rentals, and there are well over 100 campgrounds scattered across the country. Tent camping is also popular and facilities are available to rent gear...

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5 Tips for a Self-Drive Tour in Ireland
May04

5 Tips for a Self-Drive Tour in Ireland

The thought of driving on the left side of the road terrifies many potential visitors to Ireland. However, those who overcome that fear are treated to an itinerary that perfectly suits their interests and timetable. That said, it is easy to overload an itinerary by zipping around Ireland on the “green blur tour.” Here are five tips to help coordinate your self-drive tour… 5 Tips Consider a 60 miles (95 km) per day maximum....

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