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

Have You Walked one of the Pilgrim paths of Ireland?

At the moment I’m preparing an article that centres on the County Kerry village of “Kilgarvan”. This comes from the Irish for “Church of Saint Garvin” and travelling around the…

Have you Visited the Irish Famine Museum?

A couple of weeks ago, we were on an Irish road-trip around the north-west counties of the island. One of the most striking locations was a place called Strokestown Park…

The Delightful Butter Roads of Old Ireland

Isn’t it amazing how butter has been “rehabilitated” in our medical literature. Apparently, it contains good fats that can help ward off all manner of neurological diseases – what good…

A Journey into Irish DNA

Did you know that “DNA Day” was celebrated earlier this week? I wonder who made that one up! To celebrate , we recorded a podcast that will come out next…

Bagpipes

A Journey from Ireland to Scotland

Many of our readers have mixed Irish and Scottish ancestry. How about you? Even more have surnames that they can’t quite figure out to be Irish or Scottish. This week,…

Ireland Travel Podcasts

If The Walls Could Talk – A Visit to the National Famine Museum (#301)

Have you visited the National Irish Famine Museum in Strokestown Park, County Roscommon? Why not come along with us now as we take you on a tour of this fascinating place. You may even hear about one of your own ancestors.

A Trip to Ireland – The Secret to Planning Your Trip (#108)

Welcome to Season 1, Episode 8 of the Letter from Ireland Show. In this episode, Carina and Mike Collins look at an ideal trip to Ireland and a special memory or two – through two different stories and reader letters.