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  • Viking Ireland – 7 Irish Places Shaped by Vikings

    By Expedia on 18th August 2017
    The first Vikings in Ireland are thought to have arrived in the country around the 8th century, while there were numerous Viking invasions from the 9th to 11th century. While the Vikings raided many Irish towns, and in particular monastic sites, they also helped shape many of Ireland’s largest cities, with Dublin, Waterford, Cork, and Limerick all having strong ties […]
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  • 7 Great Places for Food Along Ireland’s Ancient East

    By Expedia on 16th August 2017
    Ireland’s Ancient East has a plethora of gastronomic experiences in towns dotted along its beautiful coastline and further inland. Not only that, this part of Ireland mixes food with the best of heritage and culture. From innovative to traditional dishes, food stalls and budget to high-end restaurants, there are plenty of places to stop and fill up on delicious and memorable feast […]
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  • 48 Hours in Carrick-on-Shannon

    By Expedia on 11th August 2017
    A popular town for stag and hen weekends, Carrick-on-Shannon is the largest town in Leitrim. Located on the River Shannon, where the border of Roscommon and Leitrim meet, Carrick-on-Shannon has plenty to offer visitors to the area, whether you’re travelling alone, with friends and family, or as part of a large group. With over 40 lakes within a 10 km […]
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  • 10 Lesser-Known Islands to Explore in Ireland

    By Expedia on 9th August 2017
    An island itself, Ireland has many islands beyond its shores and along its rivers that travellers often overlook. Some of these islands are tucked away in the lesser-known parts of Ireland, whilst others are merely missed for more prominent sights. From remote and isolated to the more inhabited and historic islands, below is a list of 10 lesser-known islands across […]
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  • The Great Lighthouses of Ireland

    By Expedia on 4th August 2017
    In celebration of World Lighthouse Day on August 7, there seems no better time to highlight some of Ireland’s most breathtaking lighthouses. The great lighthouse has been a saviour of the seas for centuries, with many lighthouses located across Ireland existing for hundreds of years. Whilst exploring Ireland, make sure to take a moment to appreciate these significant structures. Below is a […]
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  • 20 Irish Pubs in Surprising Places Around the World

    By Expedia on 2nd August 2017
    There aren’t many places you can travel to in the world without coming across an Irish pub. What is surprising is when you find an Irish pub in the most far-flung place or unique spot. As International Beer Day approaches, we thought it would be fun to take a look at 20 of the most unusual and unexpected places to […]
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  • A 48-Hour Travel Guide to Fermanagh

    By Expedia on 28th July 2017
    When it comes to a short break, cities often jump to the top of the list, whether it be Dublin, Cork, Limerick or Galway, or a cheap European city break. There’s good reason for this as city breaks often provide a wider variety of attractions and things to do. Here in Ireland though we’re blessed with so many great destinations […]
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  • 12 Bank Holiday Breaks to Consider

    By Expedia on 26th July 2017
    Ireland’s August Bank Holiday is fast approaching, which potentially means a long weekend of relaxation, time with family and friends, and opportunities to create experiences and memories to last a lifetime. For many it is an ideal time to explore more of Ireland, be it travelling further afield or somewhere closer to home. To help you plan a great weekend, below is a list of 12 Bank […]
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  • A Guide to Northern Ireland’s Game of Thrones Locations

    By Expedia on 21st July 2017
    After a long wait for fans of the hit TV show, Game of Thrones is now back on our TVs, and with it comes countless twists and an array of amazing scenery to enjoy. While several countries are used in the filming of Game of Thrones, some of the most popular locations are based in Northern Ireland, including the location for […]
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  • 15 Hidden Beaches in Ireland That Will Take Your Breath Away

    By Expedia on 19th July 2017
    There are so many beaches to discover in Ireland but it is often the hidden ones that prove to be the most exciting and memorable. What’s more, a hidden beach could mean having a whole stretch of sand, water and views to yourself. With that in mind, below is a list of 15 Hidden Beaches in Ireland to keep in your back pocket as you explore Ireland […]
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