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Two musicians playing violin and banjo in Northern Ireland

Top 10 Songs of Northern Ireland

28th March 2024
Northern Ireland music rocks! Here's our top 10 songs of the wee country. Tour guide and Irish music guru John introduces the best music from Northern Ireland.
Irish musicians

The Best Irish Sing-Along Songs

28th March 2024
We Irish love a good sing-song. VagaGuide and musical guru, John, is here with some of the very best Irish songs to sing. Altogether now...
Farmer/tour guide leaning on a gate at Jerpoint in Kilkenny

Funny Irish Phrases & Sayings

25th March 2024
What's the craic, horsebox? Fit in with the locals. Understand Irish culture. Suspend the logical side of your brain. Irish nonsense expert, Derry, breaks down slang in Ireland with these funny Irish phrases. Funny Irish Phrases At A Glance 🎉 Just What Is The Craic? 👋 3 Ways To Say Say Hello 🙊 When Words Escape You 🤣 Slag (And Be Slagged) 🫅 How To Avoid Having Notions
A statue of St. Patrick with guests standing in front of him

What Would Ireland Be Like Without Saint Patrick?

16th March 2024
With Patty's Day 2024 upon us, Irish expert Derry asks: what would we do without Paddy? And what is the REAL history of Saint Patrick and his festival? History of Saint Patrick At A Glance 😇 Shock Horror! Saint Patrick Wasn't From Ireland ⛪ Neither Was He The First Person To Evangelise In Ireland ☘️ March 17th Marks His Death (You Can Visit His Grave In Northern Ireland) 🐍 False: Patty Banished Snakes. True: It Was The Ice Age. 🥳 Paddy's Day Became A Global Party Largely Due To Emigration 💚 Green Is Not The Only Colour Associated With Patrick (Or Ireland) ⛰️ There Are Countless Places Named After Patrick (Like This Holy Mountain)
Vagabond Tour Group exploring Ireland with vehicle

Get The Latest Travel News For Our Tours Of Ireland

13th March 2024
Get the latest travel updates from Vagabond & Driftwood about our 2024 and 2025 tours of Ireland.
A Driftwood group standing in front of their tour bus on a beach

Which Guided Tour of Ireland Should You Choose?

12th March 2024
Let travel expert Danielle help you choose the perfect guided tour of Ireland. Understand the difference between our two tour styles; active Vagabond Cultural Adventures and gently-paced Driftwood Journeys of Discovery. Compare Our Tour Styles At A Glance 💓 Fitness Is Required On Both Tour Styles (Check Typical Step Counts) ⌛ Driftwood Features A Gentler Pace & More Multi-Night Stays 🚐 Our Mercedes Tour Vehicles Differ Ever-So-Slightly 🛥️ Both Tour Styles Offer Boat Trips — But Only One Itinerary Lands on Skellig Michael!
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