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Travel Tips

The local travel tips from the Overland Ireland team help you figure out the best time to travel, what to pack, what to expect while you’re here, and generally how things work in Ireland so your trip is smooth sailing.

Castle ruins on cliff
Ireland serves up a heady brew of a culture steeped in myth and legend and immense natural beauty. From the world’s longest coastal route to ancient monuments predating the pyramids and a tradition for storytelling unlike that of anywhere else, this blog will explore the myriad aspects that make Ireland a uniquely exciting destination.  Whether...
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red hop on hop off bus with people
What is the best way to travel around Ireland? Well, everyone has their own interests, travel preferences, and budget, so there’s no simple answer to this question. Some people may find the perfect solution in car rental from start to finish, while others might need to combine numerous modes of transport to suit their needs....
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Euros arranged on a small tray, indicating a payment or tip left on a wooden table for private tours.
When you’re enjoying Ireland’s breathtaking landscapes and warm hospitality, the last thing you want is for a social faux pas to dampen the good mood. In this guide, we answer an age-old question: to tip or not to tip? Having designed a range of Ireland tours that take us all over the Emerald Isle, meeting...
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Hiking in Ireland
With its ruggedly beautiful landscapes, outdoor activities are easy to find here in Ireland — and Croagh Patrick is among the most unique of all. This famous mountain in County Mayo combines breathtaking views, Irish history, and connections to spirituality. In fact, it’s fair to say that Croagh Patrick is Ireland’s holiest mountain. Both our...
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Group of people sitting on grass overlooking the cliffs of Moher, enjoying a private tour in Ireland.
With its rolling green hills, rugged coastlines, bustling cities, rich history, and fascinating culture, Ireland welcomes visitors from around the world. If you’re planning a visit to the Emerald Isle, you’ll have many questions to answer as you put together the kind of itinerary you’ve always dreamed of. And one of the most important is,...
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An ancient, medieval castle with multiple towers, perched atop a grassy hill in Ireland, surrounded by green foliage under a cloudy sky.
Ireland is a country rich in history and culture. It has breathtaking landscapes, welcoming people, and countless fun and fascinating villages, towns, and cities. Given all this, the longer you can spend in the Emerald Isle, the better. But what if you don’t have much time? Is Ireland worth seeing if you only have a...
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Father Ted House
Ireland is home to countless famous attractions that pull in people from near and far. These cover everything from stunning natural wonders to fascinating historical buildings. But the more popular a destination becomes, the more it can struggle to live up to the hype, at least in some people’s eyes. To help you make the...
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What`S The Best Time For Our Ireland Adventure Tours
Welcome to Ireland, a country that is so boring, you may just fall asleep from the sheer excitement of it all! Stunning natural landscapes, historic landmarks, charming cities, rugged islands, and a vibrant traditional culture — the Emerald Isle has it all! A trip here could be the dullest and most uneventful holiday you ever...
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Connemara Ireland
Are you looking to get off the beaten path in Ireland? Heading to lesser-known attractions often leads to more memorable and unique experiences. Of course, there’s always a time and a place for iconic sights. They’re incredibly popular for a reason! But balancing them out with non-touristy experiences helps to create a trip with a...
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Cliff of Moher
Are you heading to Ireland for the first time on a week-long adventure? Welcome — in advance! The good news is that the Emerald Isle is packed with fun and fascinating things to see and do. But if you’re unsure where to start planning your 7-day Irish itinerary, Overland Ireland is here to help. We...
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