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Your Ultimate Ireland Travel Guide

We’ve compiled your ultimate Ireland travel guide. From practical advice on what to pack and how much to bring, to must see sights. This is your one stop shop for getting the most out of your trip to Ireland!

This post was last updated on Sep 3, 2018 @ 5:09 pm

How to Prepare For Your Trip to Ireland

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Essential List For Planning Your Trip to Ireland

From a couple of months out to right before your trip. In this guide to planning your trip to Ireland, we look at flights, hotels, packing and more.

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How Much Money Should You Bring To Ireland

From your time post/pre tour in Dublin, to your meals & optional activities on tour. We looked at how much money to bring to Ireland when on a Vagabond Tour

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Guide to Best Free Travel Apps

Best Free Travel Apps Ireland

It’s never too early to download some great apps for your phone and get familiar with Ireland’s geography, weather and culture.

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Deciding When Is the Best Time To Visit Ireland

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When is The Best Time to Visit Ireland?

We’ve put together a general guide to seasons in Ireland and how your holiday to Ireland may differ depending on when you come.

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Spring in Ireland: Good Time to Visit?

Ireland in spring is beautiful. Lambs leap. Wildflowers bloom. And it’s much quieter and more affordable than summer. What’s not to love?

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Visiting Ireland in August

Wondering whether visiting Ireland in August is a good idea? Look no further! Find out the clothes to pack and the festivals to look forward to.

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Ireland in September 2018?

We set out the case for visiting Ireland in September with unmissable advice on weather, packing and festivals.
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Your Guide to Ireland in October

October is a great time to visit Ireland. Read our guide to Irish weather, festivals, food and packing.
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Digging Into Irish Culture

Books To Read Before Going to Ireland

From the history, the culture, the tales and of course the people. This list of books will give you a full flavour for what’s in store, ahead of your Irish vacation.

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10 irish songs you need to know

10 Irish Songs You Need to Know

Vagabond tour guide and lover of Irish music, John McKiernan, lays out his top Irish tracks to listen to before your trip to Ireland

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Travel Guide to Dublin Ireland

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How to Get From Dublin Airport to Dublin City Centre

From public to private buses and taxis. We looked at the different ways you can get from Dublin airport to the city centre.

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Finding Hotel Accommodation in Dublin

Dublin is a tourist hotspot so we strongly advise booking your accommodation as soon as possible. Explore our guide and read our insider tips.

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Non-Touristy Things to Do in Dublin

Explore Dublin like a local and avoid the tourist traps with our insider guide to non-touristy things to do in Dublin.

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Best Traditional Pubs in Dublin

From great Guinness to colourful characters & that unbeatable atmosphere. We looked at the 5 best traditional Irish pubs in Dublin.

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Best Places to Eat in Dublin

Dublin has seen a food revival over recent years. We look the top places that best reflect this and are raising the bar on Irish cuisine.

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Must See Sights in Ireland

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Historical Places That Will Leave You Speechless

Ireland is a country steeped in history, spanning thousands of years, each telling a unique story. We looked at our top 10 historical places in Ireland.

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Skellig Michael: Ireland’s Island Treasure

Visit the Atlantic island and Star Wars set that George Bernard Shaw described as ‘an incredible, impossible, mad place … part of our dream world’.

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Ireland’s Castles & Their Fascinating Facts

Ireland is famed for its many castles. Invoking feelings of enchantment, others foreboding. We look at the top Ireland castles & their fascinating facts.

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Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way Travel Guide

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9 Jaw Dropping Sites Along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way possess a rugged raw beauty. Meandering along 2,500 km of stunning Irish coastline. It has become a bucket list destination for many.

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West Ireland Travel Guide

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Connemara – A Place of Savage Beauty

Connemara Ireland – As Oscar Wilde once said ” Connemara is a savage beauty”. Tour guide and photographer, Sean Nee talks about his favorite place Connemara.

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Cliffs of Moher and the Burren

As Oscar Wilde once said “Connemara is a savage beauty”. Tour guide and photographer, Sean Nee, talks about his favorite place Connemara.

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South West Ireland Travel Guide

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Top Must See Sights On The Beara Peninsula

Famed for its jaw dropping beauty and sweeping coastal views. The Beara peninsula in Ireland’s south-west, is the west coast of Ireland, as you imagine it.

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A Guide to the Dingle Peninsula

“You don’t get to Dingle by accident; it is on the way to nothing but itself”. Tour guide Mark Doherty looks at what to do on the Dingle Peninsula Ireland.

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Skellig Michael Survival Guide

Heading to Skellig Michael? From getting out there to dealing with lack of toilet facilities. Check out our essential survival guide to Skellig Michael.

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North West Ireland Travel Guide

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Donegal – The Coolest Place on Earth

Rugged, dramatic Irish coastline and scenery – most people will immediately think of Cork, Kerry and Connemara to name a few. However Donegal, while not as well known, is no less beautiful. It is no wonder that National Geographic recent awarded Donegal ‘The Coolest Place on Earth’.

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North West Ireland Points of Interest

Counties Cork, Kerry and Galway feature on many Ireland travel itineraries but the west and northwest have some of the country’s most diverse scenery, with rugged mountain ranges, rocky coves, pristine beaches and cultural treasures ranging from ancient stone forts to warrior queen tombs and poetic landscapes.

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Northern Ireland Travel Guide

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The Antrim Coast Road – Northern Ireland’s Stunning Coastline

A favourite area of tour guide Mark Doherty. He takes us on a tour of this gem on Ireland’s north-east coast.

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South East Ireland Travel Guide

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South East Ireland Points of Interest

Spanning over 5,000 years, Ireland’s South East region, is an area with a rich tapestry of history and lush green fields. We’ve taken a look at some of the top points of interest in Ireland’s South East region.

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WHY YOU NEED TO VISIT KILKENNY

Why You Need to Visit Kilkenny

Kilkenny is steeped in Medieval history. From its winding streets, to its churches, abbeys and castles. In fact it was once the medieval capital of Ireland. We’ve dived into what makes Kilkenny a must visit, on your trip to Ireland.

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Adventure in Ireland

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14 Guided Walks That Show Ireland At Its Best

Our tours offer some of the best guided walks in Ireland. We take you off the beaten path, and explore the best bits of Ireland.

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Top Off The Beaten Track Places in Ireland You Must Visit

Most people think of Cliffs of Moher or Blarney Castle when they go to Ireland. While these sites are worthwhile, we prefer the remote parts, away from the crowds, that truly feel like yours.

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Tips When Visiting Ireland

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Your Essential Irish Pub Etiquette Guide

Going to an Irish pub is usually right up on the list of things to do for those planning on going to Ireland. For that reason, we’ve pulled together an essential Irish pub etiquette guide for your trip to Ireland.

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Eating Vegetarian in Ireland

Full of beans and enthusiasm, Ciara knows it can be daunting travelling as a vegetarian in Ireland. Don’t let that put you off, is her strong advice. Having just done her first Vagabond tour, she explains why.

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