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We love Ireland! We know a wee bit about Irish culture too.

Discover amazing facts and fun stories from the folklore, music and history of Ireland.

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Tipping In Ireland: How Much?

13th May 2024
When should you tip in Ireland? How much? And who should you definitely NOT tip? Find the answers! TIPPING IN IRELAND AT A GLANCE 😋 Tipping in Irish Restaurants and Pubs 💳 Can I Use A Credit Card To Tip? 🚖 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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A panoramic view of Slea head on a sunny day in September

Ireland in September 2024 & 2025? Why You Should Look at Going

2nd May 2024
Ireland in September can be quite delightful. With settled weather and bright evenings — not forgetting those all-important flight and hotel deals! — early autumn is an ideal time to plan a small-group tour to Ireland. September At A Glance... 🌤️ Settled Weather Patterns 🧳 Simple Packing List 😋 Lots of Delicious Things To Eat 💃 Fun Events & Festivals 💚 Epic Tours of Ireland
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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 🥔 All Hale The Potato! 💪 Treat Stout Like A Health Drink ☕ Brew Your Tea Strong 🍟 Chips = Crisps. Fries = Chips 🍗 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 💚 Small Group = Personal Service 😌 Easy Pace — No Rushing Around! 🏰 Quality Time At Each Location 💰 Superb Value 🐑 Authentic Irish Culture & Amazing Experiences 🍲 Great Food & Music 🚐 Convenient Tour Pickup Point
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9 Incredible Irish Songs You’ve Probably Never Heard Before

28th March 2024
Love Irish music? We've uncovered some lesser known artists and classic songs from Ireland.
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10 Irish Songs You Need To Know

28th March 2024
Sing-along with Ireland folk music expert, John, as he serenades you with his favourite traditional Irish songs. 🦪 Molly Malone 🎶 The Fields of Athenry 🌄 Wild Mountain Thyme 💕 Raglan Road 🔺 The Auld Triangle 🎻 The Wild Rover 💎 Black Velvet Band 😢 The Town I Loved So Well ☘️ Song for Ireland 👦🏼 Danny Boy
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