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!
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How to Prepare For 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.
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
It’s never too early to download some great apps for your phone and get familiar with Ireland’s geography, weather and culture.
Deciding 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.
Ireland in spring is beautiful. Lambs leap. Wildflowers bloom. And it’s much quieter and more affordable than summer. What’s not to love?
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.
We set out the case for visiting Ireland in September with unmissable advice on weather, packing and festivals.
October is a great time to visit Ireland. Read our guide to Irish weather, festivals, food and packing.
Digging Into Irish Culture
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.
Vagabond tour guide and lover of Irish music, John McKiernan, lays out his top Irish tracks to listen to before your trip to Ireland
Travel Guide to Dublin Ireland
From public to private buses and taxis. We looked at the different ways you can get from Dublin airport to the city centre.
Dublin is a tourist hotspot so we strongly advise booking your accommodation as soon as possible. Explore our guide and read our insider tips.
Explore Dublin like a local and avoid the tourist traps with our insider guide to non-touristy things to do in Dublin.
From great Guinness to colourful characters & that unbeatable atmosphere. We looked at the 5 best traditional Irish pubs 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.
Must See Sights in Ireland
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.
Visit the Atlantic island and Star Wars set that George Bernard Shaw described as ‘an incredible, impossible, mad place … part of our dream world’.
Ireland is famed for its many castles. Invoking feelings of enchantment, others foreboding. We look at the top Ireland castles & their fascinating facts.
Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way Travel Guide
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.
West Ireland Travel Guide
Connemara Ireland – As Oscar Wilde once said ” Connemara is a savage beauty”. Tour guide and photographer, Sean Nee talks about his favorite place Connemara.
As Oscar Wilde once said “Connemara is a savage beauty”. Tour guide and photographer, Sean Nee, talks about his favorite place Connemara.
South West Ireland Travel Guide
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.
“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.
Heading to Skellig Michael? From getting out there to dealing with lack of toilet facilities. Check out our essential survival guide to Skellig Michael.
North West Ireland Travel Guide
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’.
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.
Northern Ireland Travel Guide
A favourite area of tour guide Mark Doherty. He takes us on a tour of this gem on Ireland’s north-east coast.
South East Ireland Travel Guide
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.
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.
Adventure in Ireland
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.
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.
Tips When Visiting Ireland
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.
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.