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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...

15 Secrets of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

April 04, 2018

Malin Head

Located in County Donegal,Malin Head is the most northerly point of the island of Ireland. The spot was previously used in World War II as a base for  surveillance over the Atlantic. Today, the base is used by the Irish Meteorological Service.Malin Head is a...

Ireland’s Relationship with the Potato

April 04, 2018

The potato is widely thought to have been introduced to Ireland in 1586 by an American,  Sir Walter Raleigh. The potatoes grown by Raleigh were not the potatoes we know today. Raleigh’s potato was a sweet potato and some people believe that the potato as we know it was not...

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...

Our 10 Favorite Pubs in Dingle

April 04, 2018

Locals claim the Dingle Peninsula has more pubs per capita than any other town in Ireland and there is 6,000 years of history to go along with it. This mountainous finger of land which juts into the Atlantic Ocean has supported various tribes and populations. When one...

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...

Why Visit Scotland

April 04, 2018

Scotland may be tucked behind Ireland and England, but there are plenty of reasons to make it a priority on your trip to the United Kingdom.

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...

Top 5 Spectator Sports in Ireland

April 04, 2018

1. Gaelic & Hurling

Although very different, Gaelic football and Hurling are the two most popular sports of Ireland. The two sports are controlled by the same governing body - the GAA. The traditional sports are unique and provide a great spectacle for both players and fans....

14 Filming Locations in Ireland

April 02, 2018

Ireland is blessed with a wealth of incredible filming locations. Take a look for some of the more famous locations below. If you want to visit any of them, they are all covered between out Cinematic Ireland and Game of Thrones tours.