Despite being from Ireland, whenever I go back to visit family and explore more of the Emerald Isle, I always pick up a souvenir as a memento of our trip. Whether it is just a few postcards from the places we visit or a trinket or two from Dublin Airport, I always get a souvenir from Ireland. But, if you are wondering what to buy in Ireland on your next trip, I’ve put together a list of some of the best souvenirs from Ireland so you know what to look out for.
Ireland. A country steeped in history, culture and tradition. Although an island, this little country on the western fringes of Europe has some things you should know about it before you visit. Discover my top picks of the best and most interesting facts about Ireland you should know before you go.
Whether you are visiting Ireland from its neighbour, the United Kingdom, or further afield such as the United States, Canada or Australia, there are a few essential things you need to know before you go. Even if this isn’t your first time to the Emerald Isle, there may be a few things that have changed since your last visit. To help ensure you are well prepared, we are sharing our top 45 Ireland travel tips in this travel guide for Ireland, so the chance of any surprises when you land is minimal!
With a coastline that spans a total of 6,226 kilometres (or 3869 miles), Ireland is awash with coastal towns and villages aplenty. Whether they are pretty fishing villages or seaside towns that the Irish themselves flock to for holidays, or former Viking settlements, you can discover 15 of the best coastal towns in Ireland right here to add to your Ireland bucket list.
When you arrive in Ireland, particularly for the first time, you may be forgiven for thinking you’ve landed on an alien planet. And that while for the most part, people are speaking English, there are certain Irish slang words and phrases that may leave you baffled and confused. Fear no more. With my guide to certain Irish lingo, you will understand what the phrases mean and fit right in!
For those of you starting to plan your trip to the Emerald Isle, you need to understand a few things about getting around Ireland. There are several ways to traverse the island and with that comes differing opinions. In this post, I’ll discuss the pros and cons of getting around Ireland by car. And for those who’d rather not drive and are wondering how to get around Ireland without a car, you’ll discover other modes of transport options.
If you are planning on visiting the Emerald Isle but are not sure what to eat in Ireland, and want to experience traditional Irish food, then you’ve come to the right place. Part of visiting a new country is indulging in their cuisine. This guide to the best Irish food and drink will have you well prepared for seeking out the amazing culinary experiences that are on offer in Ireland.
Many people are confused about Ireland vs Northern Ireland. I often get asked, “what is the difference between Ireland and Northern Ireland?”. Is there a difference? Are they not one and the same? They are not and, to help clarify things for you, here is an explanation as to why there is a difference and what exactly the differences are between the two.
Ireland can be an expensive destination to visit. After the Euro was introduced, prices for both locals and visitors soared and they have remained high in many aspects for both daily life and tourism. However, it doesn’t mean you have to put off visiting the Emerald Isle. In this post, I’m sharing some tips on how to travel Ireland on a budget.
Being an island, Ireland has a vast and ever-changing coastline. And Ireland beaches are just as varied as the overall coast is. Whether you want to swim, surf, sunbathe or simply enjoy a stroll along the shore, here is a list of the best beaches in Ireland to help you choose the ones you will visit.