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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) ☘️💚



rocks in the ocean at night County Antrim coastline
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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castle Sligo and Leitrim attractions
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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a whiskey still Irish whiskey distilleries
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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an aerial view of rocks on an island Skellig Michael
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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castle in the seaside village of Dalkey
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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cliffs on an island Ireland's beautiful islands
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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a building discovering early 20th century Dublin
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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beach and sea from the sky Sligo's 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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a mountain walking trails in Sligo & Donegal
April 20, 2020 / County Sligo Walks, Walks in Ireland

Sligo Walks Part of Research Study

Two of the most popular Sligo walks are part of a four-year research program funded by the European Union. This...
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mountain in Percy French country Percy French sculpture
April 6, 2020 / County Down Attractions, Irish Music, Northern Ireland Attractions

Percy French Sculpture Unveiled

In 2020, a Percy French sculpture was unveiled in County Down in honor of the famous composer/songwriter who wrote the...
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