Visiting Inis Mór and the Aran Islands
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Visiting Inis Mór and the Aran Islands

Of all the islands off the shores of Ireland, the Aran Islands may be the most well known. About the Aran Islands Located off the west coast of Ireland, the Aran Islands are accessible by ferry from County Galway, Rossaveel year-round or Galway City from March thru September, and Doolin from March thru mid-September. There…

Wild Atlantic Way from Lahinch to Sneem
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Wild Atlantic Way from Lahinch to Sneem

Highlights along the Wild Atlantic Way between Lahinch, County Clare and Sneem, County Kerry. Vandeleur Walled Garden Located in Kilrush, not far from the Shannon Ferry. Lovely walled garden and tasty cafe. Find more enchanting Irish gardens! Carrigafoyle Castle Built in the 1490s by the O’Connor Kerry. Managed by the OPW and open from May…

Enchanting Gardens in Ireland – Amazing Irish Experiences
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Enchanting Gardens in Ireland – Amazing Irish Experiences

Ireland is a country known for stunning landscapes and natural beauty. The abundant rainfall that contributes to the country’s ’40 shades of green’ is also at least partially responsible for the lush gardens you’ll find across the country. While the majority of public gardens seem to be concentrated in the ‘sunny southeast’, you can easily…

Ireland’s Top 10 Visitor Attractions in 2024 (and expert tips for visiting)
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Ireland’s Top 10 Visitor Attractions in 2024 (and expert tips for visiting)

Wondering about the best places to visit in Ireland in 2024? And, if you are planning on visiting one of these tops spots, you’ve probably wondered if there are any secrets to having an amazing visit – and maybe avoiding the crowds (as much as possible). The answers to your questions are below – based…

Round Towers – Amazing Ireland Experiences
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Round Towers – Amazing Ireland Experiences

Round towers are an -almost- uniquely Irish structure. (Only 3 ancient round towers exist outside of Ireland.) In Irish they are called cloitheach (cloy- cach), meaning bell house, and were probably built between the 9th and 12th centuries. podcast episode 193 Round Towers in Ireland At least 120 round towers are thought to have existed…

Best Family Travel Spots in Ireland
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Best Family Travel Spots in Ireland

Ireland has so much to offer families. I think it is the best country for a first European vacation – there is no (or very little) language barrier, wide open space to explore, and the land oozes magic. When you’re traveling in Ireland with kids it’s smart to concentrate on one or two areas. Not…

On-and-Off the Tourist Path in Ulster | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 147
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On-and-Off the Tourist Path in Ulster | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 147

You’ve probably heard of the Causeway Coastal Route – it’s one of the most scenic drives in the world. But Ulster, Ireland’s northernmost province, saves some stunners for people who aren’t afraid to get off the tourist path. Way, way off the tourist path. Podcast Guest Adam Stewart, owner of Flat Cap Adventurers Where is…

Shannon Airport: Tips for Arrivals and Departures
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Shannon Airport: Tips for Arrivals and Departures

If your Ireland travel plans include exploring the western coast, be sure to consider arrival or departure from Shannon Airport. Smaller than Dublin Airport, and less busy than even Cork Airport, Shannon Airport is a welcoming spot for arrival, and a relaxing departure point at the end of your Ireland vacation. Shannon Airport Tips for…

The Burren Farm Experience | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 113
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The Burren Farm Experience | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 113

Brohagh O’Rourke and her husband Cathal, a fifth-generation farmer, are your hosts at the Burren Farm Experience in County Clare where you can take a guided walk, try AgriCamping, or taste farm-fresh produce.
Don’t miss Bronagh’s tips on what you should be sure to do when visiting the Burren!

Exploring Kylemore Abbey in Connemara, County Galway
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Exploring Kylemore Abbey in Connemara, County Galway

Kylemore Abbey is one of the most recognized buildings in all of Ireland. This romantic castle, nestled at the base of a mountain on the edge of a glistening lake in the wilds of Connemara, brings to mind fairy tales, stories of everlasting devotion and, as with all good stories, tragedy. The story of Kylemore ticks all…

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