Ireland Travel Question: When is the Best Time to Visit Irish Gardens?

When is the best time to visit Irish gardens? Answers for your Ireland Vacation questions at

Reader Question: Hello, I came across this site whilst searching for advice on the best month to visit Irish gardens (for colour and flowers). I spent May in Ireland this year but the gardens, although interesting were not at their best. I’m not a gardener (just enjoy to visit) but I’d like to invite a friend

Ireland Travel Question: Which Side of Ireland for a First Vacation?

Ireland vacation question: Which side of Ireland for a first vacation?

Reader Question: If you had to choose one side of the island for your first visit, which would it be? This is a great question, though it is much like asking a parent which child is their favorite. I love it all! So which ‘side’ of Ireland for a first vacation? That may be entirely dependent

7 Family Activities in The Burren

The Burren, in County Clare, is filled with surprises. Like this colt, its fuzzy winter coat keeping it warm as chilly fall winds blow in from the Atlantic. Ireland Vacation

The Burren, famous for its barrenness, is one of the most unique places in Ireland. Its limestone terrain, hardy vegetation, and rugged animals, both wild and domestic, make the Burren a contrast. Barren limestone gives way to open grazing land. The limestone cliffs drop abruptly into the ocean. And beauty appears out of nowhere. Too often

Do You Need Travel Insurance for an Ireland Vacation

Ireland castle vacation. A welcome drink upon arrival at Ashford Castle.

“Do I need travel insurance for my family’s Ireland vacation?” It’s a question I receive often, and one that doesn’t have the same answer for everyone as it has to do with risk, as well as figuring out the coverage you may already have. Since the question is on the table, lets delve into it

Shannon Airport Tips for Arrival and Departure- It’s #EasierFromShannon!

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When I say that I spent less than an hour -total- in Shannon Airport between my arrival and departure I am not exaggerating. In fact, my longest wait for anything in the airport was the queue for our rental car – and that was only about 10 minutes! Now, to be fair, we did visit