Hi there, I'm Rob Rankin, founder of Vagabond & Driftwood Tours 👋.
Are you planning a visit to Ireland in 2023 or 2024?
Perhaps you've already booked a Vagabond or Driftwood tour?
The good news is that I've updated our ultimate Ireland travel guide.
I’m excited to share all the Ireland travel tips, tricks and expertise that I’ve gained over three decades exploring Ireland.
Find info below on Irish geography, culture and places to go.
Read on, intrepid Vagabond (or Driftwooder), Ireland awaits you!
🗺️ The Basics Of Planning A Trip to Ireland
Confused about where to start? We're here to help!
Decide where to go, how to travel and compare our tours.
🌊 Where Is The Wild Atlantic Way? Learn facts + maps about Irish geography.
📅 When Is The Best Time To Visit Ireland?
There's no bad time to take a small-group Ireland tour! The Irish climate is mild and the fun never stops with Vagabond Tours...
Discover the unique appeal of each month and season.
🧳 Before Your Tour
Great, you've decided when to take your small-group tour of Ireland.
Now, what do you do?!
Get travel hacks, money-saving tips, budget guides and packing lists below:
🏞️ Where To Go In Ireland
Everyone who has been here has a favourite Irish town or county.
Our green island is filled with quaint villages and off the beaten path peninsulas, just waiting to be discovered..
Travel Guide To The Wild Atlantic Way
It's arguably the world's most beautiful touring route; the Wild Atlantic Way boasts almost 4000km of coastal highway, stretching from Donegal in the north to Cork in the south.
Along the way, you'll be staggered by all the scenic beauty on show!
Travel Guide To Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland is a little piece of heaven!
This heavily underrated destination has everything: incredible music and history, scenery and wilderness, great food and cosmopolitan cities.
Guide to Nature & Wildlife in Ireland
People LOVE Ireland because of its green hills and clean air.
Understand why Irish nature and wildlife is so endearing with these handy guides.
Unmissable Things To Do in Ireland
We love going off the beaten track to get active in the fresh air!
You simply won't beat these amazing things to do around Ireland.
Best Irish Movies, TV Shows and Books
Irish literature is world famous and the island has also been the subject of many films.
Your trip is the perfect opportunity to understand Irish culture better through the best Irish movies, books and TV shows.
All About Irish Music
You can't talk about the Irish without mentioning music.
So don't you dare leave here without experiencing a traditional Irish music session!
📸 Travel Guide to Dublin Ireland
Arriving in a new country can be daunting. Luckily, Dublin is one of Europe's friendliest and most compact capitals.
Even more fortunately, all of our small-group tours depart and return to Dublin.
We've answered your most common questions about Dublin.
😉 What Are Irish People Like?
There's a lot to learn about Irish people and our everyday habits.
We might appear to be normal human beings at first glance.
However, on further examination, lots of us talk funny and abide by eccentric rules for tipping, eating and drinking.
🥔 What's Irish Food Like?
The simple answer is: AMAZING!!
There's never been a better time to experience Irish food.
And no better way to do it than as part of our 6 Day Vagabond Epic Ireland Food Tour.
Read these delicious blogs to whet your appetite:
More Food! Easy Irish Recipes
Get a taste of Ireland at home by trying out our simple and traditional recipes from Ireland.
☘️ Tracing Irish Roots
Have you ever wondered if you have a little Irish in you?
Would you like to meet your Irish cousins or discover how your Irish ancestors lived?
Here are our in-depth articles covering Irish genealogy:
🕵️♂️ The Genealogy Detective
Discover Our Small-Group Tours of Ireland