Traveling in Ireland

Traveling in Ireland

Welcome to “Traveling in Ireland,” the podcast where Jody Halsted, your go-to Ireland travel expert, chats with locals about their areas and tourism businesses. Listen for laid-back conversations that spill the beans on the best places and experiences Ireland has to offer. From the buzz of Dublin to the tranquil spots in County Kerry, we’re diving into it all. Get ready for stories, insights, and tips that go beyond the guidebooks. Plus, I’ll be dishing out some Ireland travel tips to make your trip smoother than a perfectly poured pint of Guinness. Whether you’re a newbie or a frequent flyer to Ireland, this podcast is your shortcut to the real deal. Grab your favorite beverage, kick back, and let’s chat all things Ireland on “Traveling in Ireland” with Jody Halsted.

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February 29, 2024 21 mins

Experiential travel in Ireland: from craft workshops & cookery schools to farm experiences & food tours, immerse yourself in Irish culture.

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I've been bombarded with questions about why I love Ireland so much and how this whole adventure started. So, grab a cuppa, settle in, and let's dive into the backstory together!

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Ireland is a country known for stunning landscapes and natural beauty. The abundant rainfall that contributes to the country's '40 shades of green' is also at least partially responsible for the lush gardens you'll find across the country. While the majority of public gardens seem to be concentrated in the ‘sunny southeast', you can easily […]

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Wondering about the best places to visit in Ireland in 2024? And, if you are planning on visiting one of these tops spots, you've probably wondered if there are any secrets to having an amazing visit – and maybe avoiding the crowds (as much as possible). The answers to your questions are below – based […]

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February 1, 2024 29 mins

County Cavan is a place that many tourists miss or pass through as they make their way across the northern half of Ireland. Located on the border of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland halfway between Dublin and Sligo, Cavan (Irish for ‘the hollow') is an outdoor retreat, an area of lakes and open […]

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Round towers are an -almost- uniquely Irish structure. (Only 3 ancient round towers exist outside of Ireland.) In Irish they are called cloitheach (cloy- cach), meaning bell house, and were probably built between the 9th and 12th centuries. podcast episode 193 Round Towers in Ireland At least 120 round towers are thought to have existed […]

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During your Ireland vacation you'll have dozens of opportunities to purchase Ireland souvenirs and gifts. My advice? Buy items that will keep memories of your trip fresh for years to come. An added bonus when purchasing Ireland souvenirs – the Value Added Tax refund you receive as you leave the country. After years of traveling […]

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January 19, 2024 25 mins

Ireland has so much to offer families. I think it is the best country for a first European vacation – there is no (or very little) language barrier, wide open space to explore, and the land oozes magic. When you're traveling in Ireland with kids it's smart to concentrate on one or two areas. Not […]

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Turn in your VAT refund before leaving Ireland! Shopping tips to help you get your full refund & how to file your VAT refund Ireland

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January 14, 2024 32 mins

If you are considering touring with an Ireland driver guide then this information is for you! Learn what makes a driver guided tour different than a large bus tour, as well as why Ireland Chauffeur Travel is my first choice for chauffeured tours of Ireland. Traveling in Ireland Podcast episode 84 Touring with a Driver […]

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Enjoy a local Irish experience at Barnahown in Mitchelstown, County Cork. Restored Georgian farmhouse B&B near the Galtee Mountains.

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January 4, 2024 21 mins

If you're planning to visit Ireland in 2024 you need these Ireland travel tips before you begin booking! Get the very best Ireland travel advice from Ireland Family Vacations and the Traveling in Ireland podcast. Jody Halsted – Ireland Family Vacations and the Traveling in Ireland podcast. In case you're wondering why you would want […]

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Answers to the most frequently asked Ireland travel questions - and other questions you haven't thought to ask about traveling in Ireland.

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December 21, 2023 4 mins

4 fun, free Ireland itineraries for your vacation. Each itinerary includes suggestions for accommodations, attractions & dining.

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Renting a car in Ireland is the best way to explore the country. Everything you need to know about car rental in Ireland. Updated for 2023.

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December 20, 2023 14 mins

Want to tour Ireland at your own pace, but you don't want to drive? You should definitely consider hiring a driver guide in Ireland! A self-drive vacation in Ireland is not for everyone. Some groups are too large for a single vehicle while for others driving on the left on winding, narrow roads can make […]

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Expert advice to plan your Ireland vacation - step-by-step! Everything to need to know to create an amazing vacation in Ireland!

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December 8, 2023 20 mins

Should you visit Dublin in January? Yes! Dublin is a terrific city to visit any time of the year and January is one of my favorite months to explore the ‘Fair City' as prices are lower, crowds are fewer, and, if you time your trip right, you can enjoy one of the largest traditional Irish […]

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December 7, 2023 10 mins

If you've waited too long to do your shopping and want to give an Irish gift – or even the gift of Ireland – this year, I'm here to help! Ireland Vacation Planning Gifts The best thing about planning an Ireland vacation is researching all the amazing things you can see and do during your […]

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I received a question from a podcast listener last week with some questions about Christmas travel in Ireland. While her inquiry about car rental and things they could consider doing was an easy one for me to answer, it was the conversation that followed that prompted this episode… I'll share Victoria's words (with her permission). […]

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