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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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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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Eleven Great Reasons to Travel Solo with Overland Ireland
When going on holiday, one of the first few questions you ask yourself is: WHERE will I go and WHO will I travel with? Sometimes the first question can be answered a lot easier than the second question. I believe that it is imperative to always know the type of holiday you decide on and...
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What is the Best Time of Year to Visit Ireland?
When it comes to a vacation, the first thing we think about is ‘where’. Where are we going to go? Now, if you’re reading this, it’s a fair bet you’ve decided to visit the beautiful Emerald Isle – land of myths, legends and, of course, Star Wars locations! No doubt you’re now champing at the...
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How to Tour Ireland on a Budget
Ireland’s stunning countryside is completely free So, you’ve decided to take that tour around Ireland you’ve always dreamt of. Your budget isn’t huge, however, and you know you’re going to have to plan carefully to do everything you want to do. This is where our handy guide comes in. In this post we are going...
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The Dos and Don’ts when Coming to Ireland
What to do When Visiting Ireland 1) Do Buy a Round of Drinks in the Pub Always buy your round in the pub! There is nothing worse in Ireland than skipping a round of drinks! You run the risk of being called a ‘scab’ – which is the worst thing ever to be called… If...
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We recently wrote a blog trying to help people work out whether they should take a road trip through Ireland. Obviously, we do all the driving on our small group tours of Ireland, so the blog was designed to help people work out whether one of our tours was the right choice for them or...
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