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Spotted This Week: Infinite Ireland, Abarta Audioguides, Vibrant Ireland, The Ireland Travel Kit App

It’s been a few weeks since I posted one of these weekly roundups. Not because I couldn’t be bothered, or because I didn’t see anything worth sharing on the web, but life’s just busy sometimes 🙂
Well anyway…I’m back now, and I’ve got some pretty cool things to share with you.
I’ve decided to go with all travel related websites for this post. The tourism season is still well underway, and you can never have too much information to help you plan. Enjoy!

Infinite Ireland

There’s a new Irish travel site in the works that will certainly be of interest to those of you who may be planning a trip to Ireland. Infinite Ireland is the creation of Stephanie and Joe Chastain, a husband/wife team, eager to share their stories and experiences in Ireland with you. Learning from the experiences of others is a great way to plan your holiday. The website is described as “A Guide For First Timers” so information such as their “Where Should I Go?“, “Where Should I Stay?” and “When Should I Go?” will certainly be helpful to anyone that fits the first-timer description.

Abarta Audioguides

Raise your hand if you don’t own an MP3 player. There’s not too many of you I would say. Abarta Audioguides have used this to their advantage with the creation of downloadable audioguides, which “describe and discuss the key events and places of Irish history.” The audioguides are beautiful narrated and utilize music and sound effects to enhance the listening experience.
I was in touch with Abarta via Twitter recently, and found out that they are working on a new batch of guides, but for now audioguides are available for sites such as the Hill of Tara, the Rock of Cashel, Glendalough and other popular spots around the country. If you’ll be spending time at some of those sites, I’m sure these guides might prove to be a nice addition to your tour.

Photo of the week

Fantastic Beaches on Ireland’s Copper Coast!

Copper Coast Photo taken from: Fantastic Beaches On Ireland’s Copper Coast Used with kind permission by Susan at VibrantIreland.com

The Ireland Travel Kit Mobile App

By now many of you have probably let your mouse go crazy, clicking its way all around the interactive map on the Ireland Travel Kit, an Irish travel website that prides itself on unearthing “off-the-beaten-path” destinations. Well now you can take the website on the road via the iPhone and Android mobile App. Find out more here.

Thanks for reading. I hope these travel sites will enhance your trip to Ireland. And if you’ve found others that would be helpful, please let us hear about them in the comments below.
Have a great weekend!

6 comments

  1. Thanks for including Infinite Ireland in your round-up Liam! There are some really great things happening for Ireland travel. I am honored to be a part of it!

  2. Thanks for sharing my photo, Liam, tis in good company with some great sites 🙂 I’d recommend a visit to the Copper Coast to anyone, and the Comeragh mountains are just behind it, so you can have a go on the Magic Road, too!!

  3. Hi,

    Shamelass plug – but our site: MyFreeTime.ie is gradually developing into the top Irish site for finding activities including travel/holiday activities

    • Hi Denis

      Shameless plugs are more than welcome when they’re relevant 🙂 If we can’t help ourselves, then who will?
      I’ve browsed My Free Time a few times. Great idea, and some great info on there.
      thanks for posting.

      Liam

  4. Thanks Liam,

    We will be launching fully in early 2013 with loads more content and functionality.

    Loving the GotIreland site!

    Regards,
    Denis