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Welcome to Ireland on a Budget

Are you dreaming of seeing Ireland and even more curious about how to see Ireland on a budget?

Are you among the 70 million people of Irish descent from all corners of the globe who are part of the Irish Diaspora?

If getting to Ireland on a budget is part of your plan, let me help you turn that plan into a reality.

Ireland is a small country known for its emerald-green landscape and friendly people. There are several breathtaking regions to explore, in addition to vibrant cities and smaller towns and villages.

I realize that it can be hard choosing what to see on a first-time visit.  

On this website, you’ll find inspiration and a growing amount of content that is intended to help you plan your ideal Irish vacation, including suggested itineraries, transportation options and my best tips.


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My name is Colette Connolly and welcome to my blog, Ireland on a Budget, which was created in 2018 to showcase all the great things to see and do in Ireland, on a budget of course! Feel free to take a look around the site and follow Ireland on a Budget on social media for all the latest travel tips.

If you appreciate the travel tips and other information you get from this website, please consider supporting my work. Thank you (go raibh maith míle agat) ☘️💚




musicians playing on a stage Howth Roots and Blues Festival
July 11, 2024 / Dublin Attractions, Dublin Seaside Villages, Music Festivals

Howth Roots and Blues Festival Offers Mostly Free Entertainment

Visitors coming to Dublin from Aug. 9th through the 11th may want to take DART train to the picturesque fishing...
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July 2, 2024 / New Attractions in Ireland

7 New Attractions in Ireland Worth Seeing

Visitors looking for things to do that are not often in many guidebook Top 10 lists may find these  7...
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a man pouring whiskey into a glass Northern Ireland Spirits Trail
June 6, 2024 / Whiskey Distilling in Ireland

Northern Ireland Spirits Trail Unveiled

First Published April 2023 and Updated June 2024--A new Spirits Trail in Northern Ireland is the latest in a variety...
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National Gallery of Ireland2
June 3, 2024 / Dublin Attractions, Free Attractions, National Gallery of Ireland

National Gallery of Ireland New Exhibitions

Tourists visiting Dublin for a couple of days won’t want to miss the free exhibitions at The National Gallery of...
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June 2, 2024 / Festivals in Ireland, Music Festivals, Waterford Attractions

Dungarvan Hosts TuneFest in County Waterford

Dungarvan hosts TuneFest once again this year. Visitors to Ireland’s sunny southeast who are looking for a great traditional Irish...
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Roscommon Castle Co. Roscommon
April 6, 2024 / County Roscommon Attractions, Walks in Ireland

Four Walks in County Roscommon to Enjoy

Visitors interested in exploring the West of Ireland may want to explore the region's many walking trails, including four walks...
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musicians performing on stage Howth
April 2, 2024 / Music Festivals

Howth to Host Traditional Music Festival in May

Expect plenty of traditional music from May 24th through the 26th in Howth as Féile Binn Éadair, formerly known as...
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woman standing in front of a large stone life and legacy of Saint Brigid
January 30, 2024 / Saint Brigid

Life and Legacy of Saint Brigid Explored

An immersive tour around Saint Brigid’s Day this year aims to reveal the fascinating life and legacy of Saint Brigid....
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December 18, 2023 / County Cork Attractions

Urban Sculpture Trail Launched in Cork

A unique urban sculpture trail consisting of five public artworks was launched in Cork recently, making this the single biggest...
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Grafton Street at Christmas
November 19, 2023 / Dublin Attractions, Ireland During the Holidays

Visiting Dublin for the Holidays in 2023

Earlier this week, the Christmas lights were officially turned on in Dublin for the holiday season, with more than 25...
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