October 15, 2019

The October Bank Holiday (last Monday in October) marks the end of the “tourist season” in Ireland and is fast approaching.  So, now we are busily planning our own holiday to Germany. A new trip always excites us and reminds us that we have now been in Ireland for seve...

June 8, 2019

A very brief history of Ireland up to Christopher Columbus discovering America

May 7, 2019

One of the terms you may hear or see while planning a visit to Ireland is “bank holiday”. Most of the bank holidays can be translated to “three day weekends” in US English…. These are the days defined by law in the Republic of Ireland when the banks are closed and most...

March 17, 2019

St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland is a big deal but not necessarily a big “production”. It is a national holiday but in general it is a little more family oriented than is probably perceived in  North America. There is a Saint Patrick’s Day celebration in almost any city or...

March 2, 2019

Almost all of my blogs are oriented towards adults. Ireland with children is a different experience, but still very enjoyable for all. This blog is a summary of my experiences with my grandsons and other under-18’s touring around Ireland. This is a tough blog to genera...

January 25, 2019

Dublin is by far the largest city in Ireland, therefore it’s an “international city”. And just like many large cities in the world, it has lots of hustle and bustle and traffic … and it's expensive, especially compared to the rest of Ireland. Just like visiting New Yor...

October 19, 2018

Believe it or not this is the number one question we are asked on tour! It may seem that the obvious answer is Guinness, but many people will have their initial celebratory pint of Guinness and then ask “what else can I drink”, while some will decide that the Guinness...

September 3, 2018

I am always pleasantly surprised when our visitors spend time before their trip on the “homework” that I recommend, and I’m further surprised how many spend time reading my recommendations after returning home.

During our travels, I'm always encountering additional...

August 10, 2018

I’ve covered the different ways of getting between Irish cities in previous blogs, but what about getting around Irish cities once you get there? It is definitely a different cultural experience.

Unlike most of the USA, the primary mode of transportation is walking, mas...

July 20, 2018

After showing Ireland and other countries to dozens, if not hundreds of people, a philosophical question emerges. Yes! a philosophical question: To See? or To Experience? After a short amount of reflection, it's clear that neither is correct and both are correct, and t...

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