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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.

Ha'penny Bridge in Dublin Blog Card for Best Cities in Ireland by Vagabond Tours

The Best Cities in Ireland

6th September 2023
Though Ireland is rightly famous for its beautiful countryside, our cities boast their own charms. You will have heard of Dublin. But why stop there? πŸ›‘οΈ Waterford: The Viking City πŸ˜„ Galway: The Friendly City 🏰 Kilkenny: The Marble City 🧱 Derry/Londonderry: The Walled City πŸ™οΈ Cork: The Real Capital πŸŒ… Limerick: The Treaty City πŸ›³οΈ Belfast: Home of the Titanic πŸ’™ Dublin: The Big Smoke
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

6th September 2023
Do you know your Wild Atlantic Way from your Ancient East? Get some basic facts about Irish geography in this fun and informative blog. The Wild Atlantic Way At A Glance 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.
Evening light catches waves on Waterford's Copper Coast

Stunning Photos of Ireland's Ancient East

4th September 2023
Tour guide and expert on southern Ireland, Michael, just couldn't resist showing you these jaw-dropping photos of the Ireland's Ancient East region. Ireland's Ancient East At A Glance ⛰️ Ireland's Largest Upland Wilderness 🌊 The World's Oldest Operating Lighthouse πŸ¦€ Ireland's Secret Gourmet Capital πŸ›‘οΈ The Medieval Capital of Ireland 🐚 A Spectacular (But Undervisited) Coastline 🏰 Medieval Ruins & Lost Villages βš”οΈ Ireland's First City, Founded By Vikings πŸ₯ƒ The Most Famous Irish Whiskey Distillery
A panoramic view of Slea head on a sunny day in September

Ireland in September 2024? Why You Should Look at Going

1st September 2023
Ireland in September can be quite delightful. With settled weather and bright evenings β€” not forgetting those all-important flight and hotel deals! β€” early autumn is an ideal time to plan a small-group tour to Ireland. September At A Glance... 🌀️ Settled Weather Patterns 🧳 Simple Packing List πŸ˜‹ Lots of Delicious Things To Eat πŸ’ƒ Fun Events & Festivals πŸ’š Epic Tours of Ireland
A holly tree and an oak tree crowing out of an old house

3 Native Irish Trees You Should Know

15th August 2023
Learn about the importance of trees to Ireland and three native Irish species, with Vagabond Tours founder Rob.  
Flowers on the beautiful coastline of the Dingle Peninsula with islands in the background

Should I Go To Ireland In May?

28th April 2023
If you're looking for the best time to visit Ireland, May might just be the perfect balance of weather, crowds and value.
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