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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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Guide To Connemara Ireland - A Place of Savage Beauty

28th March 2023
Connemara carries a savage beauty, as Oscar Wilde put it. VagaGuide Sean Nee is a Galway native. Read his guide to this spectacular destination in Ireland.

John's 9 Unbreakable Irish Food Rules

16th March 2023
Our Irish food expert and reformed VagaGuide, John, navigates your path through the rules of eating in Ireland. His essential Irish food rules in a nutshell: 🍳 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!
A man driving a tractor covered in Irish flags on a beach with an Irish wig and glasses on

Quirky Irish Saint Patrick's Day Parades

16th March 2023
Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day in Ireland, Vagabond-style. Be amazed by these off the beaten track parades in quaint Irish villages. We 💚 St Patty's day!
A statue of St. Patrick with guests standing in front of him

What Would Ireland Be Like if We Never had Saint Patrick?

16th March 2023
What if Saint Patrick had never made the journey to Ireland? Recount the history of Ireland's patron saint, discover locations associated with the historical figure that you can visit and imagine what Ireland would be without his legacy.
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10 Irish Songs For Your Next Ireland Pub & Music Tour

15th March 2023
Warm up for your Ireland pub and music tour with John, a former VagaGuide and expert on all things Irish, who's here to play you 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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The Best Books to Read About Ireland Before Your 2023 Trip

2nd March 2023
Get a flavour for this magical land with our updated list of the best books to read about Ireland.
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