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Planning a Trip to Ireland - Essential Preparations for an Irish Vacation

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Planning a vacation in Ireland doesn't have to be hard - just follow some basic advice. How to get to Ireland, how to get around, where to stay overnight and what to eat are just some topics that should be of interest.
  1. Visa Requirements and Travel Planning Essentials
  2. Budgeting for Ireland and Other Financial Matters
  3. Getting Around Ireland
  4. Where to Stay in Ireland
  5. Eating and Drinking the Irish Way

Visa Requirements and Travel Planning Essentials

Winglet on Aer Lingus Airbus

Do you know how to get to Ireland, what type of visa you need and how long you can stay? If not, have a glimpse at these articles designed to help you on your way.

Budgeting for Ireland and Other Financial Matters

Euro Coins

Ireland has ceased to be a bargain travel destination - but cheaper flights may offset some of the expenses spawned by the "Celtic Tiger" economy. Visitors should be aware of the easiest ways to save money. And you may also enjoy a lot of free attractions.

Getting Around Ireland

Cycling - Just One of the Many Ways to See Ireland

While a rental car is by far the most convenient way yo see Ireland, there are alternatives. And pitfalls - the Irish drive on the left side of the narrow road and use smaller cars that might struggle with you luggage ... be prepared!

Where to Stay in Ireland

Ashford Castle (Cong, County Mayo)

Unless you are on a day trip you will have to find a place to stay - Ireland offers a wide and bewildering choice, from cozy B&Bs to anonymous motels, from multy-bed hostel rooms to suites in old castles. Quality and prices vary ...

Eating and Drinking the Irish Way

O'Donoghue's Oub, Dublin

While most visitors enthuse about Irish drink, the cuisine of Ireland is much maligned. Mostly due to unrealistic expectations - outside the major urban centers cooking tends to be parochial and down to earth. But tasty! And if you had your share of stew, coddle and boxty there are always European and ethnic restaurants to be found.

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