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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) ☘️💚




Walking on Carrauntoohil
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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Valentia Island2
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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Smithwicks Experience Kilkenny lead
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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Ceide Fields
July 13, 2022 / County Mayo Attractions, Heritage Sites

Céide Fields Visitor Center Reopens

The award-winning Céide Fields Visitor Center in County Mayo reopened in April 2022 following a refurbishment that includes a new...
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Power of a Name Exhibition EPIC Museum
July 12, 2022 / Dublin Attractions, Irish Ancestry, Irish Emigration

What's New at the EPIC Museum

A new exhibition about to go on display at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin will examine the idea...
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Strokestown Park House Exterior
July 11, 2022 / County Roscommon Attractions

National Famine Museum Reopens

The National Famine Museum located at Strokestown Park in Co Roscommon has re-opened following a two-year closure. This news item...
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Trinity College Dublin
July 9, 2022 / Dublin Attractions, Trinity College Old Library

Explore Trinity College on New Tour

Trinity Trails is a new guided and self-guided walking tour that will enable visitors to explore Trinity College and find...
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Game of Thrones Tapestry
July 6, 2022 / Game of Thrones Attractions

Game of Thrones Tapestry on Display

Fans of the HBO show Game of Thrones will want to see the Game of Thrones tapestry at the Ulster...
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Blasket Island Centre
June 20, 2022 / Blasket Islands, County Kerry Attractions

Blasket Centre in Dingle Reopens

The Blasket Centre in Dingle, Co. Kerry, was updated in 2020 to include a beautiful new viewing platform providing stunning...
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Dublin buses
June 16, 2022 / Ireland's Public Transportation

Public Transport Fares in Ireland Reduced

For visitors interested in seeing Ireland by public transportation, the Irish government has reduced its public transport fares by 20...
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