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Cycling
Ireland more than deserves its reputation as a wild, green land full of sensational scenery, majestic mountains, and beautiful beaches. All of this makes Ireland an adventurer’s dream, and it’s why Overland’s Zest Tours of Ireland are packed with adventure activities — mixed in with cultural experiences as well. Young or old there’s no specific...
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Ireland
You don’t have to learn all about Ireland before you visit; you can just jump on a plane and discover everything as you travel around our incredible island. However, learning about our traditions before you visit will help you discover which parts of Irish culture, heritage, and history interest you most, giving your trip more...
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Antrim
To say Ireland is unique is an understatement. There isn’t any other country on Earth like Ireland and this is why so many people visit our humble shores each year. Our countryside is wild and immediately recognisable, our coastline is rugged and packed with sea life, and our cities and towns are brimming with life,...
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Connemara
Connemara is one of Ireland’s most special places, and there’s nothing we could write about it that couldn’t be outdone by a gallery of photographs of the hills and valleys and the beautiful coastline. There is something about Connemara that makes it feel hidden — closed off from the rest of Ireland. Perhaps it’s the...
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Ireland is a land of legends — a country with myths and stories that travel around the world from person to person. While Ireland has no shortage of natural beauty, it is often its legends that first appeal to people considering the next place they should visit. Skipping over leprechauns completely… it’s probably not an...
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dunguaire castle galway
While many people visit Ireland for its culture, for its beautiful scenery, and for its friendly people, it’s often Ireland’s history that leaves the most lasting impression. And one thing we’ve noticed here at Overland Ireland is that people visiting from North America are especially impressed by our castles. Given that there are over 30,000...
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What Should American Tourists Not Do While Visiting Ireland?
After our blog in April about Dos and Don’ts When Coming to Ireland, we got a few questions from Americans asking what they should or shouldn’t do when visiting the Emerald Isle. Let’s start by saying that Ireland is a welcoming country, and that the Irish are pretty laid-back. In fact it would probably take...
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The Dos and Don’ts when Coming to Ireland
So you’ve decided to visit Ireland. You have two weeks and you want to know how to fill your time. Two weeks is a lovely pocket of time for a trip to Ireland; you won’t be able to cover everything the country has to offer, because Ireland is just too rich for that, but you...
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How Dangerous is Northern Ireland?
The entire island of Ireland is packed full of natural beauty, friendly people, and fascinating history (both ancient and modern). In recent years, there has been a much bigger tourist interest in Northern Ireland than ever before. Perhaps this is because of the interest in Game of Thrones and all of its Northern Ireland filming...
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Why are There More Irish in America than in Ireland?
Here at Overland Ireland, we welcome hundreds of lucky travellers each year, and a surprising number of them are of Irish descent. In fact, there’s something about Irishness that seems to fill people with pride and we find that many of our guests really value that part of their heritage. For many, their trip to...
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