Q & A: Train Travel in Ireland
May20

Q & A: Train Travel in Ireland

What are the most scenic train routes in Ireland? — Erin McCullen via email Good news! The rail lines in Ireland tend to run through exceptionally beautiful areas and offer views you might never see via car or bus. Here are my favs: Shear Variety: Sligo to Dublin – A great mix of scenery on this route with the mountain landscape of The West, transforming to gorgeous countryside, and then running along the fantastic...

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Q & A: Driving in Ireland
May02

Q & A: Driving in Ireland

My husband has never driven on the left before. Any tips for when he drives us around Ireland this June? — Anne Murphy via email For most people, the first few hours of driving on the opposite side of the road provide a string of stressors… What side of the road am I supposed to be on? Where am I going? What does that road sign say? Is it safe to enter the roundabout now? What lane am I supposed to be in? Can I turn here?...

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Q & A: Irish Airports, Pets, and Wheelchairs
Apr18

Q & A: Irish Airports, Pets, and Wheelchairs

We asked our Twitter and Facebook friends to send us a few questions about Irish Travel. Here are three we thought we’d tackle today. Can one travel from the USA to Ireland with their small dog? – Michelle Wentling via Facebook You might be surprised to hear the answer is YES; you can bring your dog to Ireland. You’ll have to work with your veterinarian to get the equivalent of a Doggie Passport and work out your...

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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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Glorious Galway Bay and the Atlantic Coast: Day Trips In County Clare
Apr12

Glorious Galway Bay and the Atlantic Coast: Day Trips In County Clare

The mere mention of Galway Bay cues a nostalgic Irish tune for many visitors. Imagine if I tagged on dramatic sea cliffs, cozy villages, welcoming pubs, a boat trip to the Aran Islands, lush green hills dotted with sheep, and the rocky landscape known as the Burren to the mix. The New Bus Route A new bus route from Galway City to County Clare was designed with the dreaming day tripper in mind. The bus leaves the new coach terminal...

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Scenes from a Cliffs of Moher Boat Tour
Mar29

Scenes from a Cliffs of Moher Boat Tour

Most of us have enjoyed the spectacular views of the Cliffs of Moher from the Visitor Centre, but Jessie Voigts put together this video with photos from her boat tour. It’s a thrill seeing the Cliffs from this point of view. 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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