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Stop Dreaming, Start Packing!

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, part of the Irish Diaspora?

If getting to Ireland on a budget is part of your plan, this website is for you.



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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a view of a city at night 24 hours in Belfast

24 Hours in Belfast on a Budget

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