Shannon Airport vs. Dublin Airport


There is something about finally booking a flight to Ireland that makes it feel real, like I am actually going instead of just dreaming.  While it is likely that I’ve been planning the trip for a while, when I get those plane tickets, I get so excited—like can’t-sleep-start-the-count-down-can-we-go-tomorrow excited. But before we buy those tickets, I need to know which ... Read More »

3 Amazing Irish World Heritage Sites — and 3 Equally Amazing Soon-to-Be Sites


Most archaeologists agree that people have lived amongst the Emerald Isle for more than 9,000 years, which means Ireland is absolutely bursting with cultural history valuable to all of humankind. Perhaps that is why UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) has seen fit to award the coveted designation of World Heritage Site to no fewer than three distinct ... Read More »

Kinsale Restaurants – The Good Food Circle

Kinsale - Jim Edwards

I’ve been spending a lot of Saturday afternoons in Kinsale lately. The weather has been great, and the town is slowly starting to build up it’s tourist season buzz. A advert in the town caught my eye last week, one which I thought would be good to share here on the site. It’s the Kinsale Good Food Circle restaurant listing. ... Read More »

Ireland Travel with a Loose Plan

Poulnabrone Dolmen in County Clare

Guest article by Claire Fullerton Once upon a time, I spent a year living on the western coast of Ireland, in an area of Connemara called Inverin, which is thirteen miles up the coast road from Galway City. Last October, I had good cause to return for nine days, and had invited a childhood friend to accompany me sans husbands, ... Read More »

Dublin Pass Discount Code and Sale

Christ Church Cathedral Dublin

Good news folks. The guys who run the Dublin Pass partners program have offered great Novemeber 2015 discounts. By clicking through to and using coupon code  NOV6 at checkout you will receive a 6% discount off any Dublin Pass . This code is valid until November 30th. The Dublin pass offers you entry into numerous Dublin city area attractions, including: – The ... Read More »

Look at how beautiful Ireland can be in wintertime

Tidepools and beach at Fountainstown Cork

Cork county was blessed with bright blue skies, and beautiful sunshine this weekend. I took advantage of it by getting out and about both days. On Saturday, I headed for the Clonakilty Model Railway Village. Here’s some photos from an earlier trip. And today, I took myself and my boys to the beach We spent 3 hours enjoying the sun ... Read More »

Giveaway: Stefan Schnebelt 2015 Ireland Calendars

Stefan Schnebelt June 2015

***this giveaway is now over*** Today, I’m delighted to offer you the chance to win an end-of-year prize that will spruce up your home or office for all of 2015. Stefan Schnebelt, a professional photographer from Germany, with a keen interest in capturing the beauty of the Irish landscape, has kindly offered a couple of his beautiful 2015 calendars for ... Read More »

A new social community for movers to Ireland


I’m very excited to announce details of my brand new website, the Ireland Move Club. The website was created to help people who are moving to Ireland, either for the first time, or those returning home, and is also a place for people who dream about moving to Ireland to meet and connect. The Ireland Move Club is a social ... Read More »