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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) ☘️💚




June 1, 2023 / Festivals in Ireland, Music Festivals, Waterford Attractions

Dungarvan Hosts TuneFest in County Waterford

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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James Joyce Statue
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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Benbulben Mountain
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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Echlinville Distillery
April 11, 2023 / Whiskey Distilling in Ireland

Northern Ireland Spirits Trail Unveiled

A new Spirits Trail in Northern Ireland is the latest in a variety of attractions on the island of Ireland...
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Cork Choral Festival
April 8, 2023 / County Cork Attractions, Music Festivals

Cork City to Host Choral Festival

If you’re visiting Cork at the end of April, you might want to include the Cork International Choral Festival on...
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Wallace Hartley Violin
March 2, 2023 / Belfast Attractions, Titanic Belfast

Original Titanic Artifacts to Go on Display

Titanic Belfast will re-open on Saturday, March 4th, after a month-and-a-half-long closure and when it does, visitors will be able...
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Wander Wild Festival Photo
March 1, 2023 / County Kerry Attractions, Festivals in Ireland

Wander Wild Festival Returns to Killarney

Ireland's great outdoors festival, the Wander Wild Festival, returns to Killarney from March 24-26. This news item contains affiliate links,...
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February 16, 2023 / Dublin Attractions, Free Attractions, National Gallery of Ireland

National Gallery of Ireland New Exhibitions

Tourists visiting Dublin for a couple of days won’t want to miss the free exhibitions at The National Gallery of...
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Titanic Belfast Outside
February 8, 2023 / Titanic Belfast

New Titanic Experience to Open in March

Titanic Belfast will reopen on March 4th with four exciting new galleries. This news item contains affiliate links, and I...
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Saint Patrick Center New Exhibition
February 6, 2023

Saint Patrick Centre New Exhibition

A refurbishment of The Saint Patrick Centre in County Down includes a new exhibition that tells the story of Ireland's...
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