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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.


Travel Itinerary
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Travel 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) ☘️💚




Saint Brigid Tour
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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November 9, 2023 / Armagh City, Festivals in Ireland

Armagh Georgian Festival, a Nod to City's History

A popular heritage festival in Armagh City is set to celebrate its unique Georgian history later this month with a...
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November 2, 2023 / Award-Winning Irish Attractions, Belfast Attractions, Wild Atlantic Way

Belfast and Wild Atlantic Way on Cool List

National Geographic Traveller (UK) Magazine just released its Cool List 2024 and Belfast and the Wild Atlantic Way are among...
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October 19, 2023 / Irish Podcasts

Cavan Heritage Podcast Back for 3rd Season

The popular Cavan Heritage podcast is back, promising an enlightening and engaging exploration of Cavan's rich heritage and culture. This...
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Trinity College library
August 30, 2023 / Donegal Attractions, Trinity College Old Library

Old Library at Trinity to Remain Open

Guest Post By Alan Byrne, AB Tours--There is a lot of misinformation going around on various Irish pages and websites...
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Fintra Beach
June 2, 2023 / Donegal Attractions, Donegal Beaches

Donegal Beaches Blue Flag Award Winners

Blue Flag beaches can be found all around the Irish coast, making Ireland's beaches some of the cleanest in the...
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June 1, 2023 / Festivals in Ireland, Music Festivals, Waterford Attractions

Dungarvan Hosts TuneFest

Visitors to Ireland’s sunny southeast who are looking for a great traditional Irish music festival will find it in the...
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James Joyce Statue
May 4, 2023 / Dublin Attractions, Festivals in Ireland

Dublin’s Literature Festival Set to Begin

Actor and gourmand Stanley Tucci is one of several authors who will be part of a star line-up for Dublin's...
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