Where to eat the best fish and chips in Ireland

Where to eat the best fish and chips in Ireland

Fish and chips, the ever-popular take away food that manages to sneak its way into people's hearts and stomachs despite being a simple dish of chips (or fries, as they are called in the US) and fish fried in batter, are not found only in the UK. While fish and chips might have become popular in 19th century London, they eventually spread out into most of the English speaking world, and in Ireland they are almost as popular as across the Irish and Celtic Seas. Fish and chips after a few pints... [ read more ]

The best budget attractions in Ireland

The best budget attractions in Ireland

For quite some time, Ireland has had a reputation for being quite expensive compared to other European countries, but nowadays it is becoming increasingly affordable when it comes to accommodation and transport, especially flights. But getting to Ireland and finding a cheap place to sleep would not normally guarantee that you can escape spending money, because many of the interesting attractions (museums and such) have an entry fee. However, there are tons of great sights in Ireland that are... [ read more ]

Top 5 bed and breakfasts in Ireland

Top 5 bed and breakfasts in Ireland

Traveling by day and stopping at quaint bed and breakfasts is a great way of seeing a country, especially one so rich in natural beauty as Ireland. Bed and breakfasts are much less impersonal then hotels, and their air of cozy familiarity is a welcome treat for a weary traveler. B&B are a great place to meet other travelers too, and make new friends among like minded people, which can prove to be a great addition to any vacation. There are hundreds of great bed and breakfasts in Ireland,... [ read more ]

Dublin on a budget

Dublin on a budget

Ireland is often regarded as a rather expensive country, and while there might be some noticeable price differences between Ireland and other countries in Europe, that does by no means mean that you cannot visit Ireland on a budget. Dublin, the Irish capital, is particularly infamous for being tough on the wallet, but as with other destinations, if you choose wisely where you stay and where you shop, you can save quite a lot of money. Having great craic in the Irish capital for little money is n... [ read more ]

10 things you didn't know about Dublin

10 things you didn’t know about Dublin

Dublin is certainly not the biggest capital city in Europe, but it is not devoid of mysterious charm, and it likes to keep its secrets well hidden. Even after you’ve combed through the city several times, you might still find that there are things about Dublin that you didn’t know. The beauty of Dublin lies in the fact that it has many sides and it doesn’t reveal all of them at once, but if you’re patient, you might feel like you know it like the palm of your hand – that is, until you ... [ read more ]

Top 5 cheap eats in Dublin

Top 5 cheap eats in Dublin

Dublin, as any capital city, can be a bit on the expensive side. However, its vibrant nightlife and striking attractions are too interesting to pass up, even if you find yourself worried bout your budget. But there are ways to save money while you're in Dublin, especially when it comes to food. You won't have to live on fast-food, quite the opposite: there are many places where you can get cheap food which is still delicious and filling. So if you get hungry in the Irish capital, here are th... [ read more ]

A backpacker's guide to Ireland

A backpacker’s guide to Ireland

Ireland's not big on the map, but once you get there it will seem much bigger. The large expanses of open countryside, scenic coasts and the occasional small village, quaint town and lively city are just what the intrepid backpacker needs. One day you could be having a pint in a crowded pub in a hip city, and the next you could be roaming the wilderness of a remote island. The phenomenal thing about Ireland is that you can have an amazing number of different experiences despite the country's sma... [ read more ]

Top 5 free attractions in Ireland

Top 5 free attractions in Ireland

Ireland is the land of Irish pubs, magical creatures - these two sometimes walking hand in hand, breathtaking green landscapes and an amazing cultural heritage. It is also one of the top travel destinations of all time but not the cheapest, actually it is one of the most expensive ones. Naturally, if you know a couple of tricks, you can experience the country to its essence without facing total bankruptcy. If you look carefully, you can find quite a lot of free attractions in Ireland from natura... [ read more ]