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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Disability Access in Ireland
Dec27

Disability Access in Ireland

by Dr. Jessie Voigts While I was planning our recent trip to Ireland, I was extremely concerned about disability access for myself. I can climb stairs, but they are painful, and I try to avoid them. I can walk up to a block, but usually use a combination of our car (park close!) and my electric wheelchair scooter to get around. I decided early on not to take my wheelchair scooter, due to the electricity being different and not...

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Irish Rail Reunites Lost Cat with Owner Using Social Media
Aug28

Irish Rail Reunites Lost Cat with Owner Using Social Media

I have to say, I got quite a smile when I spotted this story of a suburban cat that wandered onto Dublin’s DART rail line on Thursday. Irish Rail staff used their Twitter account to post a photo of the feline and asked their 3,000+ followers to help locate the owner. Their Twitter posts included: Is this your cat? Arrived Pearse Stn yesterday 11am, off Malahide DART – call Sinead in DART office at 01-7033644...

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Around Counties Galway and Mayo
Jul18

Around Counties Galway and Mayo

My train trip has begun and so far it’s taken me to Counties Galway and Mayo. Here’s a peek at some of the things I’ve seen… More Pics from Galway >> More Pics from Mayo >> 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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Irish Rail Resources
Jun21

Irish Rail Resources

Links for Visitors Iarnród Éireann/Irish Rail – official site of the rail system in the Republic of Ireland, routes and ticket sales (includes DART – Dublin Area Rapid Transport) Translink – official site of the rail system in Northern Ireland Belfast in Your Pocket Guide to Northern Ireland Rail – a look at every station in Northern Ireland Dublin in Your Pocket Guide to Irish Rail – a look at the...

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