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About Ireland

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.

Nancy standing outside what was once her grandmothers home

How Nancy Came Back to Her Irish Roots

26th February 2024
Read about how one Vagabond traced her Irish roots to a tiny village in Ireland.
A picture of Ernest Shackleton on a boat

The Genealogy Detective

26th February 2024
It's really common for our Vagabonds or Driftwooders to express an interest in tracing their Irish roots while visiting Ireland.
Female tour guest raises her eyebrows and widens her eyes at the camera while sipping from an Irish coffee

Should I Tip In Ireland?

2nd January 2024
When should you tip in Ireland? How much? And who should you definitely NOT tip? Find the answers! 😋 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?
A plate of Christmas mince pies surrounded by pine cones, holly and a Christmas decorated coffee

What Foods Do Irish People Eat For Christmas?

1st December 2023
Mince pie expert Derry explains what foods Irish people eat at Christmas time. And yes, we really do leave beer for Santa! Christmas Food In Ireland At A Glance 🦃 Christmas Dinner Is A Serious Affair In Ireland 💪 Stamina Is Required 🥂 Irish People Imbibe A Variety Of Christmas Drinks 🍰 We Always Leave Room For Dessert 🎅 ...And Interesting Things For Santa
A child decorating her christmas tree in her living room

How Is Christmas In Ireland Celebrated And What Are Irish Traditions?

1st December 2023
With his mouth half-full of mince pie, cranberry sauce expert, Derry, explains the Christmas traditions celebrated each December in Ireland. CHRISTMAS IN IRELAND At A Glance 🎄 Christmas Is Widely Celebrated In Ireland ⛄ It Rarely Snows In Ireland At Christmas 🏊‍♀️ Irish People Do Some Surprising Things On Christmas Day 🦃 Irish People Eat Alot At Christmas (Not Just Christmas Dinner) 🎶 In A Nutshell, Ireland Is The Best Place To Celebrate Christmas
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

23rd November 2023
Spring in Ireland is beautiful. Lambs frolic. Hedgerows brim with flowers. Flights, hotels and tours cost less. What's not to love? March & April in Ireland At A Glance 😎 Less Visitors (Except Around Paddy's Day) 🌡️ Mild Temperatures & Longer Daylight Hours 🛫 Cheaper Flight, Hotel & Tour Prices 🌼 Cute Lambs & Beautiful Wildflowers
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