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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.



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) ☘️💚



costumes 7 new attractions in Ireland
December 27, 2022 / New Attractions in Ireland

7 New Attractions in Ireland to Enjoy

If the Emerald Isle is on your bucket list in 2023, you might want to know about 7 new attractions...
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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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displays in a large room with white ceilings Titanic Hotel Belfast
September 5, 2022 / Belfast Hotels

Titanic Hotel Belfast Celebrates Anniversary

Did you know that the Titanic Hotel Belfast was once the headquarters and the site of the historic Drawing Offices...
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a beach how to plan your first trip to Ireland
August 11, 2022 / County Mayo Attractions

Achill Island Gets Well-Deserved Attention

Achill Island, the largest of Ireland’s offshore islands and on the Wild Atlantic Way, is basking in the glory of...
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a dog sitting on a floor near a counter Donegal's Ardara Distillery
August 8, 2022 / Whiskey Distilling in Ireland

Donegal’s Ardara Distillery Open for Tours

County’s Donegal’s Ardara Distillery, which is owned by Sliabh Liag Distillers, is now offering visitor tours. This news item contains...
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a walkway over a forest new treetop attraction in Wicklow
August 3, 2022 / County Wicklow Attractions

New Treetop Attraction in Wicklow Opens

There’s a new treetop attraction in County Wicklow that is sure to become the perfect destination for families looking for...
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people walking on a mountain The Top 10 Irish Experiences
July 30, 2022 / Award-Winning Irish Attractions

Top 10 Irish Experiences Receive Awards

Updated October 2023--Earlier in 2022,  the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards list was released, and it included...
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a lighthouse near the ocean Valentia Transatlantic Cable Station
July 23, 2022 / Co. Kerry Attractions, UNESCO Heritage Sites

Valentia Transatlantic Cable Station Opens

The Valentia Transatlantic Cable Station which was closed for 56 years has reopened to the public as a new visitor...
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people standing in front of a building the smithwick's experience
July 18, 2022 / County Kilkenny Attractions

The Smithwicks Experience Reopens

Visitors exploring the city of Kilkenny can add the Smithwicks Experience Kilkenny to their itinerary. This news item contains affiliate...
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