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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) ☘️💚




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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Sligo Oyster Farm Tour 1
June 9, 2022 / County Sligo Walks, Sligo Attractions

Sligo Oyster Farm Experience on the WAW

If you’re adding the Wild Atlantic Way (WAW) to your list of places to visit in Ireland, why not add...
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June 5, 2022 / Flying Protocols, Traveling on Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus Safety Measures to Continue

While face masks are optional on some Aer Lingus flights into Ireland, rest assured that the airline continues to operate...
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Patrick Kavanagh Centre
June 4, 2022 / County Monaghan Attractions, Heritage Sites

Patrick Kavanagh Centre Officially Opens

The award-winning Patrick Kavanagh Centre in County Monaghan was officially opened earlier this week by Irish government officials. This news...
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Book of Kells
May 30, 2022 / Book of Kells, Dublin Attractions, Trinity College Old Library

Trinity College Old Library Set for Upgrade

Have you visited the Trinity College Old Library in Dublin? This news item and page contain affiliate links and I...
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Whiskey Tasting
May 12, 2022 / Whiskey Distilling in Ireland

World Whiskey Day Celebrated in Ireland

World Whisky Day takes place each year in May and for anyone visiting Ireland, that means the opportunity to discover...
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Blueways Photo
May 9, 2022 / County Tipperary Attractions, Ireland's Blueways

Blueways in Ireland Receive Accreditation

Three Blueways in Ireland received accreditation in 2022, making them more desirable to tourists and staycationers in Ireland who are...
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a bridge over the sea the gobbins new tours
April 26, 2022 / Antrim Attractions, Northern Ireland Attractions, Walks in Ireland

The Gobbins New Tours Showcase Dramatic Coastal Walk

The Gobbins Coastal Walk attraction in Northern Ireland marked the unveiling of its new 2024-2025 tourist season with the relaunching...
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Global Irish Festival
April 23, 2022 / Irish Festivals

Global Irish Festival Series for Diaspora

A new initiative aimed at attracting people of Irish descent from across the world is being launched in Ireland and...
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Titanic Sinking
April 8, 2022 / Belfast Attractions, Titanic Belfast

Titanic Life Jacket On Display

One of only six life jackets remaining from the ill-fated Titanic went on display earlier in 2022 at Titanic Belfast...
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