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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.



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) ☘️💚



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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two women talking Armagh Georgian Festival
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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a castle Cavan heritage podcast
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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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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