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Historical Places in Ireland

Historical Places in Ireland That Will Leave you Speechless

21st November 2022
Check our top 10 historical places in Ireland that you can see on one of our small-group tours. β›ͺ The Rock of Cashel 🏰 Blarney Castle ⛰️ Skellig Michael Island βš”οΈ Dunluce Castle πŸ•ˆ Monasterboice ☘️ Poulnabrone Dolmen β­• Uragh Stone Circle πŸŒ„ Kylemore Abbey
Ha'penny Bridge in Dublin Blog Card for Best Cities in Ireland by Vagabond Tours

The Best Cities in Ireland

16th November 2022
Though Ireland is rightly famous for its beautiful countryside, our cities boast their own charms. You will have heard of Dublin. But why stop there? πŸ›‘οΈ Waterford: The Viking City πŸ˜„ Galway: The Friendly City 🏰 Kilkenny: The Marble City 🧱 Derry/Londonderry: The Walled City πŸ™οΈ Cork: The Real Capital πŸŒ… Limerick: The Treaty City πŸ›³οΈ Belfast: Home of the Titanic πŸ’™ Dublin: The Big Smoke
Orange pumpkins grouped together

Did Halloween Start In Ireland?

28th October 2022
Turnip-carving. Rings hidden in cakes. The Irish traditions and pagan origins of Halloween will surprise you! πŸ’€ How Halloween Started In Ireland πŸŽƒ Irish Halloween Traditions, Foods & More Historical Background πŸ‘Ί The Origins Of Trick Or Treating, Pumpkin-Carving, Bonfires & Fancy Dress
Two cows

Ireland vs Scotland - Do You Have To Choose?

30th September 2022
Understand these Celtic neighbours with our handy guide. Discover the differences and similarities between Ireland and Scotland, as well as the best way to explore both. 🀝 Similarities and Differences πŸ“ Is Ireland Close To Scotland? ⛴️ How Do I Travel Between Ireland & Scotland? πŸ’₯ Is Ireland Better Than Scotland? 😏 ...And The Proof. 🚐 Our Recommended Scottish Tour Partner
Animated Ireland checklist

Your Ireland Travel Guide for 2023

22nd September 2022
Get practical travel tips, learn Irish slang and try a traditional recipe from Ireland. This really is the ultimate Ireland travel guide for 2023 and 2024! πŸ—ΊοΈ Ireland 101 - Where Ireland is, how big it is and what regions you should know about. 🧳 Plan Your Trip - How to prepare, pack and budget for your next tour of Ireland. πŸ“… What's the Best Time to Visit Ireland? - Explore Irish weather, daylight hours and off-peak travel times. 🏞️ Ireland Bucket List - Must-see sights, quaint towns and not-to-be-missed festivals. πŸ“Έ Dublin Travel Tips - Fall in love with Ireland's cool capital city before and after your tour. πŸ˜‰ Getting to Know The Irish - Talk, tip and toast like a local. 🎻 Irish Movies, TV, Books and Music - Become a bonafide Irish culture vulture! πŸ₯” Eat Yourself Irish - Taste the real Ireland with recipes and 'best of' food guides ☘️ Tracing Irish Roots - Tips on how to start tracing your Irish heritage
Farmer/tour guide leaning on a gate at Jerpoint in Kilkenny

Funny Irish Phrases & Sayings

29th August 2022
What's the craic, horsebox? Fit in with the locals in Ireland and understand our culture with these funny Irish phrases. πŸ˜‰ Visit Craic Central πŸ‘‹ 3 Ways To Say Hello πŸ€” When Words Escape You 🀣 Slag (And Be Slagged) πŸ‘Έ How To Avoid Having Notions
St Stephens green on a spring day with flowers in bloom and people enjoying themselves sitting on the grass

Spring in Ireland: Your Guide To March & April

26th August 2022
Spring in Ireland is beautiful. Lambs frolic. Hedgerows brim with flowers. Flights, hotels and tours cost less. What's not to love? πŸ₯œ Springtime In Ireland (In A Nutshell) 😎 Less Visitors (Except Around Paddy's Day) 🌑️ Mild Temperatures & Longer Daylight Hours πŸ›« Cheaper Flight, Hotel & Tour Prices 🌼 Cute Lambs & Beautiful Wildflowers
Tour Group visit the Titanic Centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland

What Does Guaranteed Departures Mean?

22nd August 2022
Founder Rob explains why we guarantee the departure of all scheduled tours with 2 or more confirmed guests.
Vagabond Tour Group exploring Ireland with vehicle

Get The Latest Travel News For Our Tours Of Ireland

3rd August 2022
Great news! Life in Ireland has returned to normal. The island is open for international travellers and society has fully reopened. The Latest Ireland Travel News In A Nutshell πŸ₯œ πŸ›¬ The Island Of Ireland Is Open For Travellers, North & South πŸ™Œ Virtually All Internal Restrictions Have Been Removed - Masks Are Still required In Healthcare Settings πŸ›ƒ Negative Test Results No Longer Required For Guests Returning To USA, Canada & Australia πŸ“ˆ Ireland Excels In Vaccination Statistics 🧾 Travellers To Ireland Are Not Required To Prove Vaccination ❌ No Proof Of Recovery Nor Negative Test Result Is Required Upon Arrival In Ireland πŸ§ͺ Testing Prior To Our Tours Is Not Required - But We Do Request Mask-Wearing & Testing When Symptomatic
Uragh stone circle in the sunshine

BΓ©bhinn's Introduction to Irish Mythology Part 1

19th July 2022
Need a little magic in your day? Veteran VagaGuide and master storyteller BΓ©bhinn introduces some of her favourite myths and legends from Ireland.
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