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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.


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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.

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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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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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Glenarm Castle Pod
March 21, 2020 / Accommodation, Northern Ireland Attractions

Glenarm Castle Pods Awarded 4 Stars

Glenarm Castle in Co. Antrim is among the many grand houses and castles you’ll find all across Northern Ireland. This...
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February 26, 2020 / Titanic Belfast

Titanic Belfast Found in Popular Kids' Book

Titanic Belfast, one of Northern Ireland's most popular attractions, is featured in the latest of the series of  "Mr. Men"...
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Dunbrody Famine Ship
February 23, 2020 / Co. Wexford Attractions, Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience

The Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience

The Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, a popular tourist attraction in New Ross, County Wexford, received an award of merit at...
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Lough Key Forest Park
February 18, 2020 / Best Public Park in Ireland, County Roscommon Attractions, Family-friendly activities in Ireland, Irish Castles, Wildlife Parks in Ireland

Lough Key Forest Park Named Best Park

Lough Key Forest Park, a popular recreational and family-friendly attraction near Boyle in Co. Roscommon was named the “Best Public...
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February 10, 2020 / Coastal Causeway, Northern Ireland Attractions

Causeway Coastal Route a Favorite Place for Wildlife

The Causeway Coastal Route, a popular driving destination in Northern Ireland has always been a favorite place for tourists, but...
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February 1, 2020 / Accommodation, Award-Winning Irish Attractions, County Mayo Attractions

County Mayo Attractions Win CIE Awards

Updated October 2021: The well-known CIE Tours International company handed out deserving awards to three County Mayo attractions during its...
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Canva Ceide Fields Ballycastle County Mayo Ireland
January 14, 2020 / County Mayo Attractions

Six County Mayo Tourist Attractions to Visit

In 2020, six County Mayo tourist attractions received the Service Excellence Business Award from Failte Ireland for putting the visitor...
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