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Visa Requirements For Entering Ireland (and a funny story)

A few years ago I was passing through Shannon Airport on my way back home for a visit. I had gone through the passport check, and was waiting on the other side of the immigration kiosks while my wife was being processed. There was a tourist at the desk next to her, and for some reason he had presented 2 ... Read More »

Your Favorite Places In Ireland – Part 3

This is third and final part of the “Your Favorite Places in Ireland” series. Your favorite places in Ireland, and reasons why. The Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare – “This is a truly awesome place. I know that it is “touristy,” but this place deserves to be seen.” More info: Visiting the Cliffs of Moher Hill of Tara, County Meath ... Read More »

Your Favorite Places In Ireland – Part 2

This is part 2 of the 3 part series of “Your Favorite Places in Ireland”. Your favorite places in Ireland, and reasons why. Cobh, Co. Cork – “Beautiful views and wonderful people. The museum is small but has some great items in it and the local cemetery is moving with the mass grave for those that died on the Lusitania.” ... Read More »

Your Favorite Places In Ireland – Part 1

Recently I ran a short survey on the blog, and many of you kindly participated by sending in responses to the questions- Thank you! The questions I asked were: Of all the places in Ireland you visited, what was your favorite? and What was so special about this place? I really enjoyed reading your answers as they started rolling in, ... Read More »

Wild West Irish Tours – Interview

Wild West Irish Tours is owned and run by Michael and Trish, two Irish-Americans with a passion for sharing their knowledge and experiences in Ireland with their guests. For over 20 years, Michael and Trish have been delighting their tour guests by taking them to some of the most spectacular places in Ireland. Read More »

Add Your Suggestion: How Can The Irish Government, Businesses & People Make It Easier For You To Attend The Gathering 2013?

I shared the above picture of the grounds of Charles Fort, Kinsale County Cork, on Facebook recently and somebody posted the following comment in response to it: “With Ireland’s push to get people to come and visit next year, I hope they do something to make the airfare more affordable. Between the airfare and rental car, a couple already is ... Read More »

The Pros And Cons Of Staying In An Irish B&B

Irish B&B’s are a firm favorite of mine when I’m on the hunt for accommodation around Ireland. You pretty much always know you’re going to get a comfy bed, in a warm hospitable environment, and you are always made to feel welcome. I definitely do have a bias towards staying in a B&B over other types of accommodation, but that ... Read More »