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Saints of Ireland

Aoife ,

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Ireland as we all know is famous for its Guinness, friendly people and beautiful rolling green pastures, but perhaps today we forget that Ireland was once known as the land of saints and scholars.  In fact, this small land on

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The Kerry Camino Festival 2017

Lisa ,

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The Kerry Camino is a walking trail hiking from the towns of Tralee to Dingle, in County Kerry, in the South of Ireland. The Kerry Camino follows a section of The Dingle Way, taking a route believed to have been

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Valentine’s gift voucher

Lisa ,

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Do you have a loved one who always dreamed of hiking the beautiful Irish coastline? Why not buy one of our travel gift vouchers to put into their Valentine’s day card? Whether you would like to give someone a helping hand towards

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4 Epic Roads on the Wild Atlantic Way

Emmet ,

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Over the years, I have travelled along every part of the Wild Atlantic Way route, many times. Through my work here at IrelandWays.com, as part of the many cycling events I have been involved in and during my leisure time

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Irish Culture: Irish Christmas Traditions

Aoife ,

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A round up our favourite Irish Christmas traditions to get you into the festive spirit! Christmas Swims The most spine-chilling of Christmas traditions. Every year on Christmas day, hundreds of people across Ireland start their day by dunking themselves into

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What is the Wild Atlantic Way?

Maria ,

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Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way is an epic 2000km-long marked coastal route that captures the breathtaking landscapes and pure magic of the West of Ireland in all its glory. The route starts in the coastal town of Kinsale, Ireland’s self-proclaimed gourmet

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Tips for your cycling holiday in Ireland

Maria ,

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The IrelandWays.com travel specialists get you ready to hit the road with these essential tips for your cycling holiday in Ireland: Weather-ready Being prepared for the weather is one of the top tips for any cycling and indeed walking trip,

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Special Discounts for IrelandWays Friends

Claire ,

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At IrelandWays.com we like to reward our loyal customers and friends. This year we are introducing new special discounts to thank you for your continued support and help you plan your next adventure! Returning customers can now avail of new

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Holidays in Ireland 2017 : 10% OFF

Aoife ,

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An island that appears small on the surface but with a history and character that runs deep. Holidays in Ireland have been topping every travel bucket-list for some time now, so why not make 2017 the year you tick it off? Book

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Ultimate Ireland road trip playlist

Lisa ,

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We all know that no great road trip is complete without the best tunes to sing-a-long to on the way. From old school country, to classic 80’s to rock and roll; there are so many great anthems to choose from.

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Pat, Ireland – Beara Way

Maria ,

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“It was our first time to walk part of the Wild Atlantic Way so we contacted IrelandWays to help us plan our trip. We were very happy with the package we purchased as everything went well. We were a bit

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Winner of our Ireland road trip competition…

Lisa ,

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Our fantastic IrelandWays.com and Hertz Ireland road trip competition is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to the lucky winner John Oates! We received thousands of your favourite road trip anthems from around the world. Some

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5 Unmissable attractions in Ireland

Aoife ,

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There is a wealth of scenery to be discovered along Ireland’s Rugged Atlantic Coast. With just one week left to enter our fantastic competition to win a roadtrip in Ireland with car rental from Hertz car rental, we’ve put together a list of 5

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Reasons to plan a road trip in Ireland

Lisa ,

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From the exhilarating coastal views to the nightly traditional Irish music sessions to some of the friendliest towns, there are so many reasons to plan a road trip in Ireland. Besides a love for the road, the need for speed

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4 Amazing Cycling Holidays in Ireland

Aoife ,

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The diversity of such a tiny country is something that is both baffling and captivating about Ireland. We’ve hand pickled a selection of our favourite routes that showcase our little island at its finest. Whether it’s a leisurely ramble you’re

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Why we love: Cycling in West Cork

Aoife ,

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Bursting with character and brimming with charm, West Cork is one of the most alluring parts of Ireland. Here, the welcomes are abundant and the late night conversation flow like Murphy’s on tap (the underdog in the Irish stout game, beloved by

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Win a road trip on the Wild Atlantic Way

Lisa ,

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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUBMITTED THEIR FAVOURITE ROAD TRIP ANTHEMS. THE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED AND WE WILL BE ANNOUNCING THE LUCKY WINNERS TOMORROW. GOOD LUCK TO ALL WHO ENTERED! We have teamed up with Hertz Ireland to give

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VIDEO: Experience the Wild Beara Way

Lisa ,

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Enjoy this short video of highlights along the Beara Way, one of the most scenic walking routes along the Wild Atlantic Way. Thank you to videographer Steven Sheehy for capturing the best of the west on his walking holiday along

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4 walking tours for Irish food lovers

Lisa ,

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One of the most memorable things of any walking holiday is the food you eat after a long day of winding trails. From mackeral freshly flung from the sea to mouthwatering apple crumble, Ireland will leave you with plenty of

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FAQ : Weather in Ireland

Aoife ,

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The ever-changing weather in Ireland is a hot topic among locals and visitors alike on the Emerald Isle. Although unpredictable, there are a few rules of thumb that apply when deciding the best time to travel in Ireland. When it comes

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Feel the Force on the Dingle Way

Maria ,

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The Star Wars team is back in Ireland and the magnificent Wild Atlantic Way, filming the next instalment of the world’s best loved intergalactic saga. Moviegoers got a glimpse of the natural beauty of the west of Ireland in Star Wars the

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Walking The Kerry Camino : My story

Aoife ,

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Kerry has always felt like a special place to me. Why? Is it the local accent, ebbing and flowing like the waves on Inch beach and undulating as the unforgiving landscape. Maybe it’s the feeling of being lost among green hills and

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Must-watch movies filmed in Ireland

Emmet ,

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If you take a walking or cycling trip with IrelandWays.com you may find that some of the landscapes look strangely familiar. This is because you may have seen them featured as backdrops in movies and TV series. Over the years

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Irish Festivals: Saint Patrick’s Day

Aoife ,

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It’s the day where buildings the world over light up green in tribute, people take to the streets in celebration and everybody wants a piece of Celtic charm. The 17th of March is known locally as Saint Patrick’s Day, Paddy’s Day

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The Irish Language : A beginner’s guide

Aoife ,

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Known as Gaelic worldwide, locally it is more commonly referred to as Irish. It is the first official language of Ireland, as well as one of the official languages of the European Union. There are a number of common misconceptions

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Most romantic places in Ireland

Lisa ,

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We love to talk about romance here at IrelandWays.com and to celebrate Valentine’s day we have come up with some of our favourite romantic places in Ireland. Rolling green hills, dramatic landscapes, cosy little pubs, famous poets, traditional music and mythology make

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All-Ireland bucket list 2016

Aoife ,

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This year, we’ve vowed to spend less time staring at a screen and more time in the fresh air. In 2016 we’re all about getting back in touch with nature and luckily we’ve got plenty of it to offer in

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The new IrelandWays.com office

Maria ,

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Earlier this week, we moved offices and we now have some fresh pictures to show you the bright shiny new IrelandWays.com home in Dublin city! This is how the new office looked back in July when we first visited and

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Irish recipe: elderberry jelly

Maria ,

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Autumn is the time to pick elderberries in Ireland, as well as other fantastic wild, tasty and free natural bounties! you will find elderberries in abundance in woods and fields up and down the country from September to November. Just

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Irish recipe: shoulder of Achill lamb

Lisa ,

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We have a special treat on IrelandWays.com from Chef Gary O’Hanlon this week. Gary has given us a great Irish recipe for a slow cooked shoulder of Achill Mountain Lamb with Candied Swede, Boulangere potatoes and Bordelaise. The Achill Island

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Best places to see Wild Atlantic whales

Aoife ,

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In 1991, all of Ireland’s waters were declared as Europe’s very first whale and dolphin sanctuary. To date there have been spottings of 24 different species of whale and dolphin on our shores. Making Ireland one of Europe’s best whale

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Travel Insurance: What do we need to know?

Lisa ,

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This week we have teamed up with Nick Pound from international travel insurance provider WorldNomads. We asked Nick some important questions that you will want answered before buying travel insurance for your next walking or cycling holiday in Ireland. What

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6 great pubs in Ireland

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The Irish pub or ‘public house’, is an institution and traditionally the centre of social life, particularly in rural communities. A trip to Ireland wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the ‘local’. As writer and famously pub-goer Brendan Behan

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IrelandWays.com launches Greenlife Fund

Roland ,

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IrelandWays.com, part of Greenlife Tours Ltd, has launched an annual Greenlife Fund to support international responsible travel projects. This special fund will support travel projects that promote respect for the environment, encourage sustainable tourism or tackle a particular social issue

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5 famous houses in Ireland

Lisa ,

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Each of these enchanting famous houses in Ireland have an interesting association with Ireland´s cultural past. There are palladian styled mansions dotted throughout the island so if you are walking or cycling one of the many IrelandWays.com routes you are

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Wild Atlantic Way foods you must try

Maria ,

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The Wild Atlantic Way, that epic route taking in the magnificent West coast of Ireland, owes its breathtaking landscapes to the Atlantic Ocean. But it is not only views you will be able to enjoy, plenty of tasty treats, many

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