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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.

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) ☘️💚




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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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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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January 13, 2020 / County Cork Attractions, Wildlife Parks in Ireland

Fota Wildlife Park Houses At-Risk Lemurs

Fota Wildlife Park located on Fota Island off the coast of County Cork added an exciting new feature in 2019...
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January 1, 2020 / Dublin Attractions, Guinness Storehouse

Guinness Storehouse Unveils Exclusive Tour

The Guinness Storehouse, Dublin's most popular tourist attraction, unveiled a  tour in 2020 to give visitors a unique, behind-the-scenes look...
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December 15, 2019 / County Meath Attractions, Newgrange Visitor Center

Newgrange Center Offers Better Experience

The Newgrange Visitor Center in Co. Meath, refurbished after a 6-month do-over, was officially opened in December 2019. This news...
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December 2, 2019 / Accommodation, Traveling with Special Needs Kids

Traveling in Ireland with Special Needs Kids

Traveling in Ireland with special needs kids just got a whole lot easier with the addition of a sensory room...
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November 4, 2019 / Belfast Attractions, Game of Thrones Attractions

Glass of Thrones Trail Launched in Belfast

The Glass of Thrones Trail, launched in Belfast, is a must-see if you're a fan of the popular HBO series....
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October 31, 2019 / Kilkenny Attractions, Most Haunted Place in Ireland

The Most Haunted Place in Ireland

Where is the most haunted place in Ireland? This news item and page contain affiliate links and I may earn...
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October 28, 2019 / Best Health and Well-Being Destinations in Ireland, County Sligo Walks, Wild Atlantic Way

Strandhill, a Well-Being Destination

In 2019, the seaside town of Strandhill in County Sligo was named Ireland's Health & Well-Being Destination, one of 17...
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