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

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Skellig Michael - Visit the Set of Star Wars

9th April 2020
Remarked on by many as the "highlight of their tours". Irish playwright; George Bernard Shaw described the place as incredible, impossible, mad place as part of our dream world. Located off the South West tip of Ireland, is the island of Skellig Michael. Previously home to a monastic settlement from the 6th/8th-13th century. In July 2014, it became a set for the forthcoming Star Wars Movie; The Force Awakens.
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The inside of a full cinema with the screen playing

12 Of The Best Irish Movies To Watch While at Home

23rd March 2020
Looking for the best Irish movies to watch whille at home. Our Irish culture vulture, John, is here with the ultimate Irish film list.
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Four trad music players in a pub with their instruments

The Role Played By Traditional Irish Music In My Life

10th March 2020
VagaGuide Bébhinn grew up on Clare Island surrounded by traditional Irish culture and music has continued to play an important role in her life.
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The exterior of the Matchmaker pub in Lisdoonvarna

Top 5 Must Visit Irish Festivals of 2020

9th March 2020
From match making to oyster eating and the occasional crowning of a goat. Irish festivals are known for their quirkiness and craic. When most people think of Irish festivals they immediately think of St Patrick's Day. However we have chosen to focus on another 5 must visit Irish Festivals that we feel are must visits for your tour of Ireland.
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An animated small leprechaun sitting on top of a Vagabond tour vehicle under a rainbow

Do Leprechauns Exist?

24th February 2020
It's time to address the question on everyone's mind, do Leprechauns exist? We in Vagabond can't be more sure of their existence - so lets learn a little bit about the indigenous people of Ireland.
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A couple renew their vows at the Ogham stone near Dingle, Ireland

Mark's Guide to Romantic Ireland

13th November 2019
In Ireland, says VagaGuide tour guide Mark, you'll discover there's a lot more to kiss than old stones in Blarney.
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