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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.

If you are interested in joining the Ireland on a Budget Facebook Group, please answer all the questions. This is crucial as you won't be allowed into the group if you don't answer them. 



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) ☘️💚



a large room with books old library at Trinity
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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beach in Donegal beaches
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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people holding instruments Dungarvan hosts TuneFest
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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two girls standing here a statue Dublin's literature festival
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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a harbor Howth
April 27, 2023 / Music Festivals

Howth to Host Traditional Music Festival

Expect plenty of traditional music from May 19th through the 21st in Howth as Féile Binn Éadair, formerly known as...
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a mountain new trail in Sligo
April 26, 2023 / County Sligo Walks, Walks in Ireland

New Trail in Sligo Highlights WB Yeats

For visitors to Ireland who are fans of Ireland’s literary legends, a new trail in County Sligo highlights the Nobel...
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man pouring gin into a glass Northern Ireland spirits trail
April 11, 2023 / Whiskey Distilling in Ireland

Northern Ireland Spirits Trail Unveiled

A new Spirits Trail in Northern Ireland is the latest in a variety of attractions on the island of Ireland...
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a graphic of buildings and people Cork City
April 8, 2023 / County Cork Attractions, Music Festivals

Cork City to Host Choral Festival

If you’re visiting Cork at the end of April, you might want to include the Cork International Choral Festival on...
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a violin original titanic artifacts
March 2, 2023 / Belfast Attractions, Titanic Belfast

Original Titanic Artifacts to Go on Display

Titanic Belfast will re-open on Saturday, March 4th, after a month-and-a-half-long closure and when it does, visitors will be able...
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people and a dog in a boat Wander Wild Festival
March 1, 2023 / County Kerry Attractions, Festivals in Ireland

Wander Wild Festival Returns to Killarney

Ireland's great outdoors festival, the Wander Wild Festival, returns to Killarney from March 24-26. This news item contains affiliate links,...
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