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Christ Church Cathedral Dublin

Good news folks. The guys who run the Dublin Pass partners program have offered a great discount on 3 & 6 day passes, exclusively for GotIreland.com readers. Save 10% off the Dublin Pass (which gives you access to 33 top attraction in Dublin) by clicking through to the DublinPass.com and using code GOTIRL10 at checkout. Alternatively, used code MARCH6 to ... 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

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 »

Battle re-enactments and more at Fort Camden, Cork

Battle reenactment - no one got hurt

I had a wonderful day out with the family at Fort Camden just outside the town of Crosshaven in Cork, this past weekend. It was my first visit to this relatively new tourist attraction, but I had heard many great things about it, so my expectations were fairly high. The day started off a little dull, but brightened up as ... Read More »

My “extra baggage” lifesaver in Ireland

aircoach_travel with extra luggage

Most people travel light these days, but there are those of us who absolutely need extra baggage (e.g. travelling with kids or moving to Ireland), and therefore will need extra space when travelling within the country. Such was my case recently, having arrived at Dublin airport on a one way ticket, with countless bags (well about 12), strollers, car seats, ... Read More »

Opening a bank account for the first time in Ireland

open a bank account in Ireland

When you decide you want to move to Ireland (or back to Ireland as the case may be), one of the first things you’ll need when you get here is a bank account (think loans, getting paid, making payments etc). What I’ve actually found since moving is that I need a bank account for quite a lot more things than ... Read More »

Come Have a Taste of Carlow!

Step House Carlow, dessert

Want to know a really cool secret? Cork isn’t the only fabulous Irish food county! (Don’t tell Cork-man Liam!)  Yep, Ireland has a new rising star starting with C, and it’s county Carlow!  I know, I know; Carlow has been one of those Irish counties that people tend to forget about.  But as more and more folk are discovering, Carlow ... Read More »