Travel guides and tips for Ireland, including where to go, things to do, good things to eat and handy travel tips about Dublin, Galway, Cork and Belfast, with lots of ideas on how to make the most of your trip to the Emerald Isle.

15 Best Places to Visit in Ireland

Ireland is a small country with a huge variety of places to visit. In the East, Dublin and Belfast are modern cities built on deep histories, both within driving distance of some breathtaking scenic views. ...

An Irish castle called Dunguaire is shown in the background of Galway Bay

10+ Reasons You Should Visit Ireland in 2024

If you’re mapping out your 2024 summer vacation, consider adding Ireland to your maybe list. You might know that Ireland is known for green landscapes, a wild coastline, a long and varied history, and its ...


7 Best Hotels in Galway City Centre, Ireland

Galway is the most popular place to stay in the West of Ireland for a good reason. It’s worth visiting for traditional music, the arts and great seafood, and a smart base for day trips ...

The stunning Fanad Head Lighthouse

Explore Donegal: Your Ultimate 3-Day Road Trip Itinerary on the Wild Atlantic Way

I have been visiting County Donegal since I was a teenager. My first memories are of visiting friends in Gweedore and the surprise of being able to park a car on Rossnowlagh Beach. Many years ...


Why are Dublin Hotels so expensive in 2024?

If you’ve started to plan your journey to Dublin, you’ll quickly find yourself asking, “Why is Dublin so expensive?” especially for accommodation. So is Dublin expensive? Well, yes. This article dives into the reasons behind ...


Things to Do in Galway – Cellissimo Music Festival (May 2024)

NEWS: A new international cello festival will take place in Galway City and County from 18-26 May 2024. The festival includes masterclasses for students, showcases, performances and international-level concerts across a rich programme of events. ...

A nighttime image of Cork City (courtesy of Unsplash)

Top 10 Things to Do in Cork

Welcome to Cork, Ireland’s second city and – some would argue – Ireland’s real capital city!! Cork blends its maritime heritage with a more contemporary flair. It’s worth seeing Cork City Gaol, eating lunch at ...


Guide to Tullagh Strand & Bay, County Donegal, Ireland

Tullagh Strand is a hidden gem of a beach that encircles the horseshoe-shaped Tullagh Bay on Inishowen peninsula in County Donegal, Ireland. This is just the place to take a long walk and it will ...

Ha'penny Bridge, River Liffey, Dublin - Courtesy Gareth McCormack

15 Best Things to Do in Dublin (by a local)

While Dublin is a very modern city, you’ll find traces of its history on every street, from Viking to Norman conquests, British colonisation to Irish independence. That makes Dublin a very exciting place to visit. ...

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Board Dublin – the new non-alcoholic bar in Dublin, Ireland

A bar in Ireland that doesn’t serve alcohol? That’s right. With a growth in numbers of adults who don’t drink alcohol in Ireland, and international visitors to Ireland looking for something different, it was high ...


Beyond Galway – 5 Must-See Day Trips from Galway

Galway is beautifully positioned as a base for day trips to the Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey and anywhere in the West of Ireland. If you’re already planning an Irish trip, Galway is a great ...


Guide to Visiting Doagh Famine Village, Donegal in 2024

Positioned on the picturesque Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal, Doagh Famine Village provides a unique insight into the Irish potato famine, something I felt I knew about to some extent but which I’d never before ...


Do Hotels in Ireland have Air Conditioning?

When it comes to the question of whether Irish hotels have air conditioning, the answer might surprise many travellers. Unlike warmer destinations where air conditioning is standard, Ireland’s temperate climate has made this amenity largely ...

A delicious starter at 100 Degrees in Gorey

Where to Eat in Ireland – One Hundred Degrees, Gorey

Gorey is a vibrant market town in North Wexford that has thrived and grown in the past decade. There’s been a concurrent increase in interesting places to eat, and 100° (or One Hundred Degrees) might ...

A sweeping view of the Cliffs of Moher with summery pink flowers in the foreground of the picture.

Beyond Dublin – 8 Must-See Day Trips from Dublin

Most people’s introduction to Ireland is a stay in Dublin. Yes, the atmosphere is great, there’s a ton of history and the pubs are packed and have great music. But if you really, really want ...


Where to Stay in Belfast – Ibis Queens Quarter

The area around Queens University Belfast is known as the Queens Quarter. It’s a popular area because of the University, but also the lively food scene and bars around Botanic Avenue. Finding a good value ...


Food Review – Amethyst Bar Keel, Achill Island

The Amethyst Bar in Keel on Achill Island has developed a stellar reputation in recent years and was nominated for Best Gastro Pub in the Irish Restaurant Awards 2024. The reputation is built on well-sourced ...

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9 Best Budget Hotels in Dublin City Centre – Cheap Hotel Guide

If you’re planning a trip to Dublin in Ireland, and you’re worried about affordable hotel prices, this is the right article for you. While Dublin hotels are expensive in general, there are still quite a ...