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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.

Group of musicians playing Irish songs in a pub

10 Irish Songs For Your Next Ireland Pub & Music Tour

23rd June 2022
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. πŸ¦ͺ Molly Malone 🎢 The Fields of Athenry πŸŒ„ Wild Mountain Thyme πŸ’• Raglan Road πŸ”Ί The Auld Triangle 🎻 The Wild Rover πŸ’Ž Black Velvet Band 😒 The Town I Loved So Well ☘️ Song for Ireland πŸ‘¦πŸΌ Danny Boy
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Our Ireland tours regularly visit the Cliffs of Moher for beautiful sunsets like this

Where Is The Wild Atlantic Way? Plus More Ireland Facts + Maps

17th June 2022
Do you know your Wild Atlantic Way from your Ancient East? Your Leinster from your Munster? Get some basic facts about Irish geography in this fun and informative blog. πŸ’š Wild Atlantic Way is located along the western coast of Ireland ✌️ Ireland is 1 island with 2 countries;  Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland ☘️ Ireland is not connected to Britain (though, at its closest, Scotland is only 12 miles away) πŸ’Ά Both Irish states have their own capital city and currency πŸ—ΊοΈ Ireland is divided into 32 separate counties and four provinces
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Aerial shot of scenic Mullaghmore peninsula in Sligo, Ireland

Travel Guide To Sligo: Not So Normal People & Extraordinary Places

15th June 2022
Tour expert John is here with an updated 2022 travel guide to the famous characters and amazing locations that make Sligo β€” located in northwestern Ireland β€” such a special place. πŸ“ Sligo Is Located In Irelands' Northwest ✍️ Discover Sligo's Famous Poets, Rebels & Artists πŸŒ„ Enjoy Scenic Mountain Landscapes πŸ₯Ύ Go Surfing Or Hike To Meet A Mythical Queen... 🌿 ...Then Soak In A Seaweed Bath
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Colourful exterior of Dingle pub in Ireland Dick Mack's

Top 5 Pubs in Dingle: The Best Music & Craic

26th May 2022
With live music high on his priority list, VagaGuide Sean takes us on a pub and music tour of favourite watering holes in Dingle.
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Tips jar at South Pole Inn in Kerry, Ireland

Should I Tip In Ireland?

19th April 2022
When should you tip in Ireland? How much? And who should you definitely NOT tip? Find the answers! 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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Female tour guest with sunset during summer in Ireland

You Know It's Summer in Ireland When...

6th April 2022
Summer in Ireland is magic. Take advantage of long days, great food, friendly locals and fun times.
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