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...

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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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GPS in Ireland… on Your Smart Phone with CoPilot Live
Feb08

GPS in Ireland… on Your Smart Phone with CoPilot Live

I resisted using GPS in Ireland for years… I told myself that getting lost was half the fun! That can be true, but the romance of aimlessly wandering Ireland wears off when you find yourself stranded on a lonely road in the middle of the night in the rain. Today, I mix it up a bit. For touring, I avoid turning on the GPS, and savor those moments when I’m not quite sure where I am. But when I need to get somewhere…...

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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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