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Tipping In Ireland: How Much?

12th July 2024
When should you tip in Ireland? How much? And who should you definitely NOT tip? Ireland travel expert, Johnboy, has the answers. TIPPING IN IRELAND AT A GLANCE πŸ˜‹ Tipping in Irish Restaurants and Pubs πŸ’³ Can I Use A Credit Card To Tip? πŸš– When Should I Tip Irish Taxi Drivers? What About Hotel Staff? 😎 Do I Tip My Tour Guide & Activity Suppliers On Tour?
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How We Became A B Corp ... And How You Can Too!

4th July 2024
How can your business become a B Corp? Tour guide Brian shares tips and tricks from Vagabond's journey to become Ireland’s first travel B Corp. How To Become A B Corp At A Glance What Is A B Corp? πŸ€” How To Become A B Corp πŸ’š 5 Business Areas To Focus On βœ‹ Why We Became A B Corp β˜˜οΈ B Corp Recertification πŸŒ…

July in Ireland: Good Time To Visit?

3rd July 2024
Discover Rob's expert guide to the weather, what to pack and where to go during a July vacation to Ireland. July in Ireland At A Glance 🌀️ Warm Weather & Long Daylight Hours 🧳 What To Pack πŸ•™ Is Ireland Crowded In July? πŸŽ‰ Festivals In Ireland in July πŸ₯½ Things To Do In Dublin
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Understand Sales Tax In Ireland & Get A VAT Refund

25th June 2024
What is VAT? Travel expert John helps you understand Irish sales tax and how you can claim it back after your vacation to Ireland.
Little Skellig Island off the coast of Ireland

Skellig Michael Island: Your 2024 Survival Guide

7th June 2024
Read our travel guide to Skellig Michael and Little Skellig Islands. Our hiking expert, Tim, gives you the lowdown on the boat trip, the summit hike and everything in between. The Skellig Islands At A Glance Where Are The Skellig Islands?πŸ“ All About Skellig Michael ⛰️ Skellig Islands FAQs πŸ€” Best Time To Visit Skellig Michael? πŸ—“οΈ Skellig Michael Checklist βœ… Alternatives To Skellig Michael πŸ›₯️

Things To Do In Dublin Near Grand Canal Hotel

16th May 2024
Explore Dublin with travel expert John's definitive list of things to do near the Grand Canal Hotel. The Grand Canal Area At A Glance πŸ˜‹ You are spoiled for dining and drinking options in the area. 🏟️ Within a 10 minute walk you'll find one of Ireland's largest theatres and biggest sports stadia. There's also an historic battlefield, beautiful Georgian architecture, a scenic canal and a windswept beach. πŸš‰ Take a day trip from Grand Canal Dock train station, only 5 minutes walk away.
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Non-Touristy Things To Do In Dublin

9th May 2024
You've heard of Temple Bar and the Guinness Storehouse. Now local expert Derry helps you explore Dublin like a local, with these distinctly non-touristy things to do. Non-Touristy Dublin At A Glance 🌼 A Street Market With Added Local Flavour 🚲 A Georgian Dublin Bike Tour  β›² Blissful Parks & Europe's Oldest Mall πŸ›€οΈ Villages & Coastline By Train πŸ“œ Free-To-Enter Dublin Musems
Tour Group visit the Titanic Centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland

What Does Guaranteed Departures Mean?

2nd May 2024
Founder Rob explains why we guarantee the departure of all scheduled tours with 2 or more confirmed guests.

John's 9 Unbreakable Irish Food Rules

2nd May 2024
Our Irish food expert and reformed VagaGuide, John, navigates your path through the rules of eating in Ireland. Irish Food Rules At A Glance 🍳 Eat Dinner For Breakfast 🍞 Make Sure You Munch All 1,387 Irish Bread Varieties 🧈 Speaking of Bread, Spread Your Butter Thick 🍲 Try A Different Chowder In Every Village πŸ₯” All Hale The Potato! πŸ’ͺ Treat Stout Like A Health Drink β˜• Brew Your Tea Strong 🍟 Chips = Crisps. Fries = Chips πŸ— Any Day Can Be Sunday Roast Day!
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What Are The Best Ireland Tours for Seniors?

2nd May 2024
Travel expert Danielle answers your questions about why Driftwood Tours are the best guided Ireland bus tours for seniors. Ireland Tours for Seniors At A Glance πŸ’š Small Group = Personal Service 😌 Easy Pace β€” No Rushing Around! 🏰 Quality Time At Each Location πŸ’° Superb Value πŸ‘ Authentic Irish Culture & Amazing Experiences 🍲 Great Food & Music 🚐 Convenient Tour Pickup Point
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