Overview Ireland

Visiting Ireland

Lovingly referred to as the "Emerald Isle", Ireland is a true historical jewel, boasting hundreds of amazing castles and monasteries, in addition to beautiful landscapes and a vibrant fun-loving culture.

Dublin is the beating heart of Ireland, home to such tourist attractions as the famous Trinity College, and the newly-built but already-beloved Guinness Storehouse. Many visitors to the city embark on one of its ubiquitous Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tours, an economical and quick means of hitting all the city's many hotspots.

History is alive all over the Emerald Isle, and visitors won't want to miss trips to such famous spots as the sheer Cliffs of Moher and the Blarney Castle, home to the eponymous Blarney Stone. Other fascinating attractions include the ancient ... Read More
Lovingly referred to as the "Emerald Isle", Ireland is a true historical jewel, boasting hundreds of amazing castles and monasteries, in addition to beautiful landscapes and a vibrant fun-loving culture.

Dublin is the beating heart of Ireland, home to such tourist attractions as the famous Trinity College, and the newly-built but already-beloved Guinness Storehouse. Many visitors to the city embark on one of its ubiquitous Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tours, an economical and quick means of hitting all the city's many hotspots.

History is alive all over the Emerald Isle, and visitors won't want to miss trips to such famous spots as the sheer Cliffs of Moher and the Blarney Castle, home to the eponymous Blarney Stone. Other fascinating attractions include the ancient Glendalough Monastic Settlement, and the 12th century castle complex known as the Rock of Cashel. The isolated monastery on Skellig Michael is just another one of the plethora of amazing historical sites that make Island a history buff's heaven.

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Stories and Tips Ireland

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Castles, Cliffs, and Countryside

Written by MikeInTown on 11 Jun, 2013

Before our arrival in Ireland, I did an online booking of the Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet & Cliffs of Moher excursion offered by Railtours Ireland. This was a two-day excursion that left from Dublin’s Heuston Train Station. It was still Ireland’s low-season (week and a…Read More


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Horn Head, Donegal (part 2)

Written by greenierexyboy on 25 Aug, 2012

(continued from part 1)Sleeping Satellite ==============The rattle of boots on pebbles grow silent as you grassily climb away from Pollaguill Bay aiming for the cairn on Rough Point on the skyline. The gentle pull uphill, the turn of the coastal corner and the continuing walk…Read More


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Horn Head, Donegal (part 1)

Written by greenierexyboy on 25 Aug, 2012

The British are by tradition (and necessity) an island race, a nation that does like to be beside the seaside. This is handy seeing as we are actually living on an island, but what (if we're brutally honest) is less handy is the seaside we've…Read More


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Travel Insurance - Yes or No?

Written by MilwVon on 26 May, 2012

We recently traveled to Ireland from the USA, with my MIL flying from Indianapolis to O'Hare connecting with us (hubby & me) from Milwaukee. I bought two travel insurance policies through InsureMyTrip.com primarily to cover us in the event of medical emergency/evacution. Fortunately both…Read More


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Planning & Flexibility Are Essential

Written by MilwVon on 17 May, 2012

Everyone is different when it comes to how fluid they like having their vacation planned. For me, I'm a planner . . . it's what I do in life so it is all I know when getting ready for a vacation. Others are…Read More


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Rental Cars in Ireland

Written by MilwVon on 17 May, 2012

As much as everyone seems to enjoy an Irish holiday, what with the friendly people, delicious food and beautiful scenery . . . what's not to like. OK, I'll give you something . . . CAR RENTALS!Of all of the arrangements I had to…Read More


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What About Money?

Written by MilwVon on 17 May, 2012

Talk to anyone planning a trip to a foreign country, you will certainly hear them speak about the hassles surrounding "the money". Travelers checks are not as popular today as they were 20 years ago. I remember my first international trip in the…Read More


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Lodging Options in Ireland

Written by MilwVon on 17 May, 2012

Traveling to a foreign country can be rather intimidating especially if it is your first time or if you don't do it very often. Some of these comments may seem to be rather obvious and yet, you would be surprised at how many times…Read More


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Communications in the 21st Century

Written by MilwVon on 17 May, 2012

Here in the United States, David and I are what I would consider "low-end" cell phone users. We use our phones as phones . . . not web browsers or cameras . . . not datebook reminders . . . and not a GPS…Read More


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OPW's Heritage Card

Written by MilwVon on 16 May, 2012

The Republic of Ireland's Office of Public Works (OPW) has been around since 1831 and today is responsible for the preservation and conversation of over 700 historical monuments and landmarks throughout Ireland. Most of these are free and often only noted by signboards along…Read More


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