Everything you need to know about Ireland, travelling around it,dealing with its peculiarities and coping with unexpected events is covered in these pages.
Many Irish road signs – such as the STOP sign – will be familiar, but there are others which are not so readily identified and you need to know about.
Traffic signals are on a slightly dfferent sequence than in other countries, and the rules about how to behave at them (official and unofficial!) are a bit different also.Read More
Picking the right tour company to organise your trip to Ireland is the first major decision you take when planning your vacation – and possibly the most important.
This isn’t an descision you can just throw money at, here are good, mediocre and poor operators at all levels of the market – these tips will help you pick the one that’s right for you.Read More
Using the rail network can be a good way to tour Ireland, though it has limitations and will almost certainly need to be combined with bus travel.
There are good train connections from Dublin to other cities and towns, but links between cities other than Dublin are patchy to say the least.Read More
There are limitations on touring Ireland by public transport – train cover is patchy and you are a prisoner of bus time tables.
However it can be a very cost effective way to tour, especially if you are eligible for one or other of the cut rate transport cards available.Read More
There are a number of discount cards for travel on bus and train in Ireland and Northern Ireland, but whether or not these will save you money depends on how much you will use them.
There is a list of approximate prices for standard train journeys here as well as for the various cards available, so that you can see what would work best for you.Read More
When choosing the best time to visit Ireland you need to take account of the weather, but since nobody comes here for sunshine the more important things to consider and prices and what special events will be on during your trip.
We look at the pros and cons of visiting at various times of the year and how your interests will be best served by choosing the right time of year for your trip.Read More
It’s tempting to bring nothing but waterproof gear when packing for a trip to Ireland, but the sun does shine sometimes – honestly!
We’ve some useful tips here, whether you are coming for a long holiday or just a short stay, including recommendations for some items you may not have thought of!Read More