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Jody has been traveling to Ireland annually with her family since her first child was a year old. In addition to traveling in Ireland, they also travel around the US in their RV.
Jody first visited Ireland in 2002 as a solo trip. The minute she landed in Ireland, she felt like it was home. She fell in love with it instantly and has come back annually since then to explore more locations both on and off the beaten path.
Typical Tourist Itinerary for Ireland:
The average Irish vacation from North America lasts about 10 days. If landing in Dublin she recommends a couple days there before setting off to explore the countryside. From Dublin, the average tourist follows a Southwesterly route:
Jody says there are so many amazing sites in Ireland it's hard to pick. She prefers many of the lesser-known attractions but admits that many popular attractions are popular for a reason.:
Politics in Ireland:
Northern Ireland is part of England. They use the pound and the Republic of Ireland uses the Euro. At the time of this podcast, there are no hard borders, so traveling from one area to another is safe and easy. Be careful traveling around the Peace Walls in Northern Ireland. Even though the instances are rare for tourists, sometimes there still is some political strife in these areas. She recommends learning some of the history in these places to better understand them by taking a tour (Paddy Campbell and Derry Guided Tours are highly recommended).
Saint's Patrick's Day:
In Ireland St. Patricks Day has traditionally been a religious day. However, it is becoming more of a party. If you are visiting Ireland around Saint Patrick's Day and don't want to experience the crush of the holiday, visit Dublin either a few days before before or after to avoid the worst crowds. Then visit one of the smaller villages on the actual day.
Jody Halsted is the charismatic host behind the popular Traveling in Ireland Podcast and the Ireland Family Vacations website. With a deep passion for Ireland and an infectious enthusiasm for sharing its wonders, Jody has become a trusted voice in the realm of Irish travel.
Ireland Family Vacations is the only online resource dedicated to Ireland family travel.
A treasure trove of information for individuals or groups planning an Ireland holiday, Ireland Family Vacations provides first hand recommendations on where to visit, where to stay, and what to do in Ireland