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Archive | About Ireland

10 Irish Songs You Need to Know

  Vagabond tour guide and lover of Irish music John McKiernan lays out his top Irish tracks to listen to before going to Ireland.   John – Ok…so this is an impossible task. Only ten songs…there are so many to choose from but we’ll give it a go… 1. Molly Malone The ultimate sing-along song about

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Ireland vs Scotland – There Can BE ONLY One

There is no doubt that Scotland is nice enough, but Ireland is totally awesome! To steal a quote from a Scotish movie – “There can BE ONLY one” Where shall we go on vacation, Ireland or Scotland? Some people might dismiss this as a first world problem, but we think it’s a question that needs serious

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Silly Season Discounts

Being the kind hearted folk that we are here at Vagabond, we have decided that there are people out there who have found themselves in less powerful and lucrative positions than they once were, others that have devoted their lives to great causes or noble achievements and finally, certain great musicians.   We felt these

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Solo Travel to Ireland

N.B. – Our solo travellers are accommodated on our regular guided tours; which also include couples, families and groups. There needs to be at least two people on a departure date for a tour to run. Solo Travel on Trend ‘Someone who travels with just one wagon’ was how an elderly lady once defined ‘a

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Top 7 Irish Festivals 2018

Ireland where the music is hopping and the craic is mighty! Is it no wonder we host some of the best festivals in the world? Here are our top 7 Irish festivals not to be missed in 2018. 1 – Lisdoonvarna – 31st of August – 30th of September Each year romantic hopefuls from all

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What Are Some Irish Christmas Traditions and Customs?

Like many places around the world, Christmas in Ireland is huge. Many offices and places of work will close down for the week, between Christmas and New Years, giving people some much needed sometime to regenerate. Of course Christmas is a christian celebration, but many Irish Christmas traditions and customs go back even as far

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Skellig Michael – Set of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Irish Nobel Laureate, George Bernard Shaw, described the place as ‘an incredible, impossible, mad place…part of our dream world’.  Located off the South West tip of Ireland, is the island of Skellig Michael – home to a monastic settlement from the 6th/8th-13th century. In July 2014, it became a set for the new Star Wars

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Best Guided Ireland Tours for Seniors? – It Has to Be Driftwood Tours of Ireland

A bold statement, but we strongly feel that Driftwood Tours are the best guided Ireland tours for seniors. So if you’re celebrating a 40th wedding anniversary, want to experience Ireland with your extended family, or simply discover where your Irish ancestors came from – Driftwood tours of Ireland is the perfect tour for you. What

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