Ireland Itinerary Planning: Find Fun at the Lough

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When you’re planning your Ireland vacation it can be very, very tempting to stick to the rugged coastlines or the activity in some of the larger tourist areas. Ireland Itinerary Planning Tip: Find Fun at the Lough For hundreds of years the loughs (or lakes) of Ireland have provided safety and sustenance, been home to ancient […]

Keep to Your Ireland Vacation Budget – Visit Free Attractions

There’s no way around the fact that Ireland can be an expensive place to vacation. The cost of getting there takes a huge chunk of your vacation budget. Add in lodging, rental car, and eating and you’ve spent quite a bit of money. Luckily there are a large number of activities and sites that are […]

10 of the Best Castles to Visit in Ireland

Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland

When you think of Ireland, you can’t help but think of castles. Castle ruins, beautifully restored castles, castles that lie somewhere in between. What I’ve learned from traveling through Ireland with kids is that not every castle is worthy of a stop. Castle fatigue is possible (yes, really). “Not another castle!” actually escaped my girls’ […]

Learning at Connemara Maths Academy at Kylemore Abbey

Kyltmore Abbey, Connemara, County Galway, Ireland

Most know that stunning Kylemore Abbey was home to a private school for girls for quite a few years. Now, Kylemore Abbey is opening their doors to students again to learn through discovery, creative technologies and adventure sports with the Connemara Maths Academy. After a few conversations with Connemara Maths Academy on Twitter, I requested […]