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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) ☘️💚




a large building Belfast
July 1, 2020 / Accommodation, Belfast Attractions, Belfast Hotels

Belfast Ibis Hotel Wins Award

The Belfast Ibis City Centre Hotel, part of the worldwide economy hotel chain, was named “Best Budget Hotel in Ireland”...
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Newgrange Entrance
June 22, 2020 / Newgrange Visitor Center

Newgrange Passage Tomb Genetics Project

Updated October 2021: The Newgrange passage tomb in Co. Meath, part of the popular Brú na Bóinne heritage site, was...
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Dunluce 1
June 16, 2020 / Northern Ireland Attractions

County Antrim Coastline Location for Movie

The County Antrim coastline close to the town of Portrush was the location for the 2020 release of the science...
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Parkes Castle
June 9, 2020 / County Sligo Archaeology, County Sligo Beaches, Spanish Armada Attractions

Sligo and Leitrim Attractions in Docudrama

A  docudrama about the Spanish Armada features a number of Sligo and Leitrim attractions. This news item and page contain...
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Teeling Whiskey
May 21, 2020 / Dublin Attractions, Whiskey Distilling in Ireland

Irish Whiskey Distilleries Popular As Ever

Updated September 2021: 2019 was a record year for Irish whiskey distilleries as approximately 1 million people visited their visitor...
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Skellig Michael steps
May 18, 2020 / Co. Kerry Attractions, Skellig Michael, Wild Atlantic Way

Skellig Michael Will Not Reopen this Year

Skellig Michael, the well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site off the coast of Co. Kerry that was the location for two...
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Dalkey Castle
May 16, 2020 / Dublin Attractions, Dublin Seaside Villages

Seaside Village of Dalkey Attracts Celebrity

The pretty seaside village of Dalkey in Co. Dublin, about 9 miles (15 km) from the city center, was the...
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Dun Aengus
May 8, 2020 / Ireland's Islands

Ireland’s Beautiful Islands to Be Explored

While Ireland is an island, it also has a multitude of islands surrounding it that are just waiting to be...
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Rotunda Hospital
April 28, 2020 / Dublin Attractions, Irish Books to Read

Discovering Early 20th Century Dublin

If you are interested in learning more about discovering early 20th century Dublin before you visit Ireland's capital, you might...
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Streedagh Beach
April 24, 2020 / County Sligo Beaches, Spanish Armada Attractions

Sligo's Streedagh Beach in Normal People

Updated October 2021: If you haven’t visited County Sligo’s Streedagh Beach on your travels along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, perhaps...
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