Family Fun in Ireland : 7 Things to Do in 2014

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Family fun in Ireland can be found around practically every bend of the road, with the national forests and endless kilometers of fields and green grass, giving families plenty to see and do.  But castle visits, spectacular scenery, or visit to the local park can become a little repetitive for the kids, as they seek […]

Saving Money During Your Ireland Vacation with the OPW Heritage Card

To wrap up 2012, I wanted to share my 10 most popular posts of the year.  The 6th most popular post was written as part of my Planning Your Ireland Vacation series: Originally written May 7, 2012, this post shares one of our most often used money saving tips- purchasing an OPW (Office of Public […]

3 Ireland Attractions You Can Only Get to By Car

Note from Jody:  I recommend that the best way to see Ireland is by car.  This guest post shares three sights that you can’t reach using public transportation. Ireland is a country that is absolutely teeming with interesting culture and beautiful sites. In fact, there is so much to see throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland […]

Ireland Vacation – Buying an OPW Heritage Pass

It is rare for my family to visit Ireland and not buy an OPW (Office of Public Works) Heritage Card.  The €55 fee (appx $80) allows my family access into dozens of OPW Heritage Sites across Ireland. What Sites Can I Visit with the OPW Heritage Card? Truthfully it is a shorter list to ask what […]

Some of Ireland’s Hidden Treasures

Ireland is filled with fascinating castles, megalithic tombs and medieval forts.  On our first trip as a family we visited Cahir Castle in Tipperary.  Often overlooked as it is a mere 30 minutes from the wondrous Rock of Cashel, my family spent an amazing afternoon wandering through the castle, climbing the battlements and exploring the dungeon. The attached article […]