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5 Day Trips from Kinsale

April 04, 2018
Located in the south of Ireland, Kinsale is a lovely destination to spend time in during your Ireland vacation. The area is a popular holiday resort for both Irish and foreign tourists, offering a beautiful setting for outdoor leisure activities like yachting...

Visiting Ireland during the Christmas holiday Season

April 04, 2018

If visiting Ireland during the festive season, here are the top 6 things you need to know about how Irish families typically celebrate Christmas. From the official start of the holiday season on December 8th to Little Christmas for the ladies on January 6th, and not to...

7 Reasons Why People Should Take a Group Tour

April 04, 2018

People often wonder what the best type of vacation is for them. Here we make the case for traveling with a group. Groups can consist of 10 people that you do know or 100 that you don't - or vice versa or both. There can be a special reason for traveling such as a family...

Irish Vocabulary: American/Irish Dictionary

April 04, 2018

While Irish people and Americans both share a common language, there are many words, sayings, turns-of-phrase, and different usages of words that can and do cause confusion, sometimes even insult. We have compiled a list of what we think you might need to know before you...

The Oldest & Highest Pubs in Ireland

April 04, 2018

I had heard various claimants for the throne of Ireland's oldest pub before but the two that kept coming up were The Brazen Head in Dublin and Sean's Bar, Athlone. After a little research, a third claimant entered the race - Grace Neill's in Donaghdee, Co. Down. It is worth...

Wild Atlantic Way

April 04, 2018

From Malin Head in Co. Donegal to Kinsale in Co. Cork, through regions like Connemara, Galway Bay and Kerry, it's the longest defined coastal drive in the world.

Here, the ocean's force has carved a coast of wild, raw beauty. Huge Atlantic rollers crash and churn, shaping...

Wild Atlantic Adventures

January 16, 2018

The Wild Atlantic Way is just that - wild. The raw and untouched landscapes paint a picture you will never forget. Rolling green hills, bustling creeks and moon-like rock formations carve along the western coast, creating adventure at every bend.

Irish Speaking Areas to Visit in Ireland

January 16, 2018

A gem of itself, the Irish language is still spoken in certain areas of Ireland, and you will hear it spoken if you travel there on your vacation. Part of the Emerald Isle's culture and old traditions, it certainly is a great reason to visit Ireland.

Ireland's Top 5 Breweries and Distilleries

January 16, 2018

Not only is Ireland the home of the Black stuff but it also has many other breweries and distilleries dotted throughout the landscape which are well worth a visit. You will  get to sample some of the world’s finest beers and whiskeys while also getting to see the fascinating...

Scotland Christmas and New Year's Traditions

January 16, 2018

Have you ever wondered how the holiday season is celebrated in other countries? This week, the (Christmassy) spotlight is on Scotland and its traditions at this time of year. Scotland is not only a great place to visit during a Spring or Summer vacation, but also during the...