July in Ireland Revealed: Weather, Tips, and Things to Do

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Wondering if it is worth spending time during July in Ireland? The summer months in Ireland are peak tourist season, with many flocking to the Emerald Isle to (hopefully) enjoy some good Ireland summer weather while exploring places such as the Wild Atlantic Way, but with the choice of doing some outdoor activities. And with … Read more

Tipping in Ireland: Where, When and How Much

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Are you planning a trip to the Emerald Isle and are wondering what the culture is when it comes to tipping in Ireland? Then you are in the right place. There’s nothing worse that finishing a meal in a new country and then having a silent battle as to whether you need to leave a … Read more

9 of the Best Ghost Tours in Dublin to Spook You Senseless

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Are you looking for the best ghost tours in Dublin? I’ve compiled a list of the best Dublin ghost tours that are sure to get your heckles rising, goosebumps bumping and senses spooked. With my list, you don’t need to endlessly trawl through other websites trying to decide which one to do. I’ve made it … Read more

Oldest Pub In Dublin: Local Guide To The Brazen Head 2024

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Wondering what the oldest pub in Dublin is? How long it’s been around? Are there many old pubs in Dublin or does one stand out? Dublin is awash with pubs, but it is the oldest ones that ooze charm and character. In a sea of modern bistro pubs and trendy cocktail bars, it is the … Read more

The 10 Best Free Museums in Dublin (including Galleries)

If you are visiting the Irish capital, you don’t have to go to all the paid Dublin attractions to enjoy yourself.

I’m going to share with you the best free museums in Dublin as well as some galleries that will help you watch your budget but still give you an insight into Irish history and culture.

I have visited almost all of the ones featured here and one in particular blew me away!

My guide to the free entry museums Dublin has includes:

  • The National Museums of Ireland,
  • The National Gallery of Ireland, and
  • The Chester Beatty Library

So, let’s dive into the list to discover what museums and galleries in Dublin won’t cost you a thing to visit.

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31 Best Souvenirs from Ireland: Exactly What to Buy in Ireland

Are you wondering what are the best souvenirs from Ireland you should bring back home, whether for a loved one or yourself?

Ireland, a place I’m fortunate enough to call home, has a magic that’s hard to describe but easy to bring back with you in the form of Irish souvenirs.

Every time I return, whether to reunite with family or to rediscover the beauty of the Emerald Isle, I find myself irresistibly drawn to collecting souvenirs that encapsulate the essence of Ireland and my experiences there.

If you’re planning to visit Ireland, I understand that the vast array of trinkets and treasures available can be overwhelming. You may be questioning what are the best gifts to bring home from Ireland and which ones will let you carry a piece of the Emerald Isle forever.

With my years of travel and local knowledge, I’ve gathered the charm of Ireland into this guide that is brimming with ideas. You will discover

  • the best things to buy from Ireland as souvenirs,
  • what should you buy in Ireland,
  • things to bring home from Ireland, and
  • the best gifts to buy from Ireland for your family and loved ones.

Read on to uncover my personally curated list of the best souvenirs to get in Ireland and begin your exciting journey toward finding that perfect memento.

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13 Fascinating Celtic Symbols and Their Meanings: A Journey into Irish Lore

Looking to discover some fascinating Celtic symbols and their meanings? Look no further!

As an Irish local with a deep-rooted love for our rich culture, I’ve curated a list of the 13 most fascinating Celtic symbols and their meanings – those ubiquitous motifs that are intrinsically linked with Ireland and the intriguing Celtic culture.

Aimed at curious travellers like you, this guide will delve into both popular and lesser-known symbols, each carrying centuries of Irish lore and mystique.

My guide to Celtic symbols includes:

  • The Claddagh and its meanings.
  • The Celtic Cross and how it evolved.
  • Symbols synonymous with all things Ireland.
  • And some lesser-known, but equally beautiful Celtic symbols.

So, ready to unlock the secrets of these captivating symbols and embrace the ancient wisdom they carry? Let’s dive in together.

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The Best Christmas Markets in Ireland to Visit This Year

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Are you looking for the best Christmas markets in Ireland? Then you are in the right place.

Christmas markets are hugely popular on the continent but are gaining in popularity in Ireland as well. Cute little huts selling crafts, Christmas decorations, mulled wine, and more.

And they can be one of the best ways to get into the festive spirit.

Use my helpful guide to visit the best Christmas markets on the Emerald Isle including

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