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Ireland Travel Tips

From the ultimate packing guide to transfers from Dublin Airport...

Our Ireland travel tips section is your essential guide to all aspects of the Emerald Isle.

July in Ireland: Good Time To Visit?

3rd July 2024
Discover Rob's expert guide to the weather, what to pack and where to go during a July vacation to Ireland. July in Ireland At A Glance 🌀️ Warm Weather & Long Daylight Hours 🧳 What To Pack πŸ•™ Is Ireland Crowded In July? πŸŽ‰ Festivals In Ireland in July πŸ₯½ Things To Do In Dublin
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Couple exploring colourful shops in Kilkenny, Ireland

Understand Sales Tax In Ireland & Get A VAT Refund

25th June 2024
What is VAT? Travel expert John helps you understand Irish sales tax and how you can claim it back after your vacation to Ireland.
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Things To Do In Dublin Near Grand Canal Hotel

16th May 2024
Explore Dublin with travel expert John's definitive list of things to do near the Grand Canal Hotel. The Grand Canal Area At A Glance πŸ˜‹ You are spoiled for dining and drinking options in the area. 🏟️ Within a 10 minute walk you'll find one of Ireland's largest theatres and biggest sports stadia. There's also an historic battlefield, beautiful Georgian architecture, a scenic canal and a windswept beach. πŸš‰ Take a day trip from Grand Canal Dock train station, only 5 minutes walk away.
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A vibrantly blue bike leans against the railing of an ivy-coloured Georgian front door as a female walks by

Non-Touristy Things To Do In Dublin

9th May 2024
You've heard of Temple Bar and the Guinness Storehouse. Now local expert Derry helps you explore Dublin like a local, with these distinctly non-touristy things to do. Non-Touristy Dublin At A Glance 🌼 A Street Market With Added Local Flavour 🚲 A Georgian Dublin Bike Tour  β›² Blissful Parks & Europe's Oldest Mall πŸ›€οΈ Villages & Coastline By Train πŸ“œ Free-To-Enter Dublin Musems
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Is November A Good Time To Go To Ireland?

1st May 2024
Yes! Here are just some of the reasons why November is a good time to come to Ireland… November in Ireland At A Glance πŸ€‘ Cheaper Flights & Hotels πŸŽ…πŸ» Christmas Markets Kick-Off 🎨 Visit Museums and Galleries 🍻 Relax In The Cosy Pubs πŸ₯Ύ Enjoy Quieter Hiking Trails
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Female tour guests with Vagabond tour guide smiling at a kayaking centre

7 Reasons Guided Tours Go Beyond Self-Drive

16th April 2024
Less hassle. More friends. Freedom in spades. Compare how small-group guided tours measure up against self-drive vacations in Ireland with this helpful guide. Tours Vs. Self-Drive in Ireland πŸ’° Tours Are MORE Economical. Fixed Pricing Vs. Astronomical Rental Quotes, Gas, Insurance PLUS Other Fees πŸ“Έ You'll See MORE On Tour With Us Than You Would Driving. Let An Expert Guide You! πŸ—ΊοΈ Flexible Tour Itineraries With Choice & Downtime Built-In. Real Independence! 😎 Less Hassle. No Need To Adapt To Driving Stick, Driving On The Left Or Different Road Layouts πŸ™Œ Be More Sociable! Ready-Made Travel Buddies On Tour And The Chance To Meet Friendly Locals πŸ—ΊοΈ No Fiddling With Maps Or GPS. See The REAL Ireland. All The Must-See Sights PLUS Our Secret Destinations. πŸ•– Skip Queues At Major Attractions. We Time Arrivals Outside Peak Hours. βœ”οΈ Little Or No Research Involved. We've Been Exploring Ireland Since 2002!
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