Ireland Travel Resources

Have you ever travelled to Ireland? Perhaps you plan to visit in the next year or two? Here I share articles that will help with planning - or reliving - your trip to Ireland. We bring to life the unique characteristics of the Irish people and countryside - often leaving the main tourist attractions to visit some interesting diversions that I think you will enjoy!


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Ireland Travel Letters

Planning your Trip to Ireland.

After we talked a while, it became apparent to Carina and myself that what Naomi means by the word “luxury” was away more than that. It really meant: “tailored”, “different” and “personal” – and with a distinct Irish touch. So, we invited Naomi to tell us a little more about herself and her family history…

Touring West Cork with Kilcrohane Sue

Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this weeks Letter from Ireland.  I am on some pure, clear water from the well as we chat this morning. So, I do hope you’ll join me now with a cup of whatever you’re having, as we start into today’s Letter. Have you ever considered planning the ideal…

From Milltown to Milltown Cemetery, Belfast.

One of our readers – Pádraic Mac Coitir (that translates into McCotter or Cotter in English – a fine Irish Viking name!) – was on to me during the week. Pádraic is a local tour guide in his home county of Antrim and also writes some very nice pieces for his local paper. So, Páidric…

Signposts in Ireland

An Ideal Trip to Ireland

Many of the emails I receive each week are concerned with planning a trip to Ireland. Often, it is a first trip – and the person on the other end are worried that they are fitting enough in, going to the right places etc. You know yourself how enjoyable – and stressful – holiday planning…

A Trip to McCarthys Bar.

Have you ever taken a trip to Ireland? Last week, Patrick Mullen (one of our readers) was looking for help. You see, he was planning his first trip to Ireland and was concerned about “driving on the wrong side of the road” and “the driving habits of the native Irish”! He was wondering should he…

Ireland Travel Podcasts

The City of Belfast and County Antrim (#831)

Embark on a journey to County Antrim and the vibrant city of Belfast, delving into their deep-rooted heritage, histories, and prevalent surnames – an essential listen for anyone tracing their roots to this captivating corner of Ireland.

Our 5 Favourite Stops on a Tour Around Dublin (#818)

If you have ever visited Ireland then you have almost certainly visited our capital city of Dublin! There are so many cultural, heritage and historical sites spread around the city – and I’m sure you have a few of your own. In this episode we share just some of our own favourite stops in Dublin…

Join Us On a Trip Around The Aran Islands – (#604)

Join Mike and Carina as we take around Inishmore – the largest of the Aran Islands which lies at the mouth of Galway Bay to the west of Ireland. It’s a magical part of the world – and we travel around in the company of a very special tour guide.

Scottish river, the Clyde in Glasgow with Carina

The Irish Scots – A Trip to Glasgow in Scotland (#503)

In this episode of the Letter from Ireland Podcast show, we travel to the city of Glasgow in Scotland to meet two proud Glasgow natives of Irish ancestry. Come with us as we get a unique perspective on this city that saw the arrival of so many Irish immigrants from the 1800s onwards.

Cavan museum with Carina laughing

The Life of Riley – A Trip Through County Cavan (#502)

In this episode of the Letter from Ireland Podcast show, we take a trip around County Cavan – looking at the main families, sites and music along the way. Join us as we have the “Life of Riley” in County Cavan.