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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) ☘️💚



a large room with paintings on the wall National Gallery of Ireland
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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large white building with sign in front new titanic experience
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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people standing near an exhibition Saint Patrick Centre
February 6, 2023

Saint Patrick Centre New Exhibition

A refurbishment of The Saint Patrick Centre in County Down, Northern Ireland, is set to be complete just in time...
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man holding a sword new Vikings drama series
January 25, 2023 / County Wicklow Attractions, Viking Ireland

New Vikings Drama Series Season 2 Release

The Vikings drama series that premiered on Netflix in 2022 and was filmed in Counties Wicklow, Meath and Kerry is...
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a horse race your own virtual horse
January 21, 2023 / County Kildare Attractions, Horse racing in Ireland

Race Your Own Virtual Horse

Would you like to race your own virtual horse, especially if it's like the famous thoroughbreds that have been produced...
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a building in the distance Céide Fields Visitor Center
January 12, 2023 / Free Attractions, Heritage Sites

Ireland’s Heritage Sites Worth a Visit

For visitors who are interested in seeing some of the country’s beloved castles and other attractions, a trip to any...
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costumes 7 new attractions in Ireland
December 27, 2022 / New Attractions in Ireland

7 New Attractions in Ireland to See in 2023

If the Emerald Isle is on your bucket list in 2023, you might want to know about 7 new attractions...
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a large building in the city visiting Dublin for the holidays
December 22, 2022 / Dublin Attractions

Visiting Dublin for the Holidays

If Ireland is on your list of places to see, consider visiting its capital Dublin for the holidays. This news...
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aerial view of cliffs Waterford's Copper Coast
November 13, 2022 / County Waterford Attractions, Lonely Planet Guides

Waterford's Copper Coast Gets Recognition

The beautiful Copper Coast in County Waterford has made it to the Top 100 in Lonely Planet’s latest guidebook, “Offbeat...
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men standing behind a bottle of whiskey Titanic Distillers
November 12, 2022 / Belfast Attractions, Whiskey Distilling in Ireland

Titanic Distillers in Belfast Now Open

Updated March 9, 2023--The historic Titanic Pump House in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, which at one time could drain a staggering...
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