Capital Celtic Vacation Guide to Ireland by EEHealy -
There are many ways to plan your trip to Ireland so that you can experience all or part of Ireland's treasures.
Under this Capital Celtic Guide EEHealy will give you insights and pointers on different ways to experience the
best for your time and money.
The LINKS on this page will take you to resources that will provide
you with valuable information as well as portals to book your
Ireland Travel Online.
POPULAR GUIDE BOOKS:
(With reviews from Amazon.com.)
Fodor's Exploring Ireland by Lindsay Hunt - "There are lots of good pictures in this book, including tourist attractions, local people, scenery, events and historic photos. There are many localized maps that show the general area of the sights and events described in the book. There are also good over view maps. Great "focus" sections give detailed information on specific points of interest or significant historic events in Ireland. The Travel Facts section has a comprehensive list of things a traveler might want to know."
Fodor's Ireland - "Insider info that's totally up to date. Every year our local experts give you the inside track, showing you all the things to see and do -- from must-see sights to off-the-beaten-path adventures, from shopping to outdoor fun. Hundreds of hotel and restaurant choices in all price ranges -- from budget-friendly B&Bs to luxury hotels, from casual eateries to the hottest new restaurants, complete with thorough reviews showing what makes each place special."
Bed and Breakfast Ireland: - A Trusted Guide to over 400 of Ireland's Best Bed and Breakfasts by Elsie Dillard, Susan Causin. - "I had the opportunity to use this book while on an extended vacation in Ireland. I had the use of several guidebooks, but this publication became the book of choice. I found the information to be timely and descriptions of the various B&B's to be accurate, including the personalities of the various owners."
Karen Brown's Ireland: - Charming Inns & Itineraries by June Brown, Barbara Tapp (Illustrator), Karen Brown. - Travel Your Dreams with Karen Brown. "Meander down the streets of Dublin or journey around the lovely Dingle Peninsula. Irish hospitality prevails: from grand castles to country farmhouses, you will be treated as a houseguest rather than a tourist. Itineraries guide you through the Emerald Isle, from Dublin's fair city to the beautiful scenery of Connemara."
FREE INFORMATION RESOURCES:
Fáilte Ireland - the National Tourism Development Authority, established
under the National Tourism Development Authority Act, 2003. The organization
provides strategic and practical support to develop and sustain Ireland as a
high-quality and competitive tourist destination. In this context, their mission
is broadly: "To increase the contribution of tourism to the economy by
facilitating the development of a competitive and profitable tourism industry."
Irish Tourist Board - Ireland Travel and Tourism Information.
The official Irish
Tourist Board guide to Ireland, Ireland vacations and travel information.
Both of these web sites are loaded with free information on travel to Ireland. When you start your planning contact the Irish Tourist Board for Free Information and save money.
Telephone them at 1-800-669-9967 for Information.
Karen Brown's Ireland - Online Reviews - Charming Inns & Itineraries is this online version to the book. Here you can review and e-mail eack location. Karen has provided the reader with a few of the best places to stay in Ireland.
E-mail Karen Brown for Information.
Rick Steves' Ireland - In his latest public television special, Rick Steves takes you on a
two-hour journey through Ireland, the place he calls the friendliest land
in Europe. In three new episodes from Rick Steves' Europe, we get
an intimate look at Dublin, the Wicklow Mountains, Dingle Peninsula, and
more. Between each episode, Rick offers travel tips and a
behind-the-scenes look at the production of the series.
His web site contains loads of good travel tips for Ireland and Europe as well.
Purchase Rick Steves Guide Book to Ireland - Online.
Pictures of Ireland - Visit this site which contains many links, having detailed descriptions to pictures of scenery, landscapes, cities, towns and regions in Ireland.
Dublin Photo Site - Visit this site which contains 1800 original photos that are free for non-profit use.
Cedar Lodge - Dublin Location - In the Ballsbridge area, just southeast of Dublin proper, is this charming Victorian home. Just across from the British Embassy, the home of Mary and Gerard Doody offers guestrooms in a three-story extension overlooking their grassy garden. Awarded Dublin Tourism's premier 4 star rating, and having achieved the AA's highest quality mark Cedar Lodge is comparable in many ways to top class Dublin hotels.
E-mail Cedar Lodge for Information.
LemonGrove House - Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford - Colm & Ann McGibney provide a lovely and comfortable country home setting for the tried traveler. Breakfast is a full traditional Irish breakfast in a lovely dining room. Ann is a perfect hostess ready and willing to provide helpful answers to all your travel questions.
E-mail LemonGrove House for Information.
The Old Deanery - Ferns, Co. Wexford - Valerie & Lorcan Sinnott owners of The Old Deanery, the grandest house in Ferns, built in 1735 have updated it to the 20th Century and have provided a lovely setting for a country house Bed & Breakfast or self-catering cottages. This is one that is also in Karen Browns book.
E-mail The Old Deanery for Information.
Kilcaw House - Kinsale, Co. Cork - Henry & Christina Mitchel have a new home build on seven acres just outside of Kinsale proper. This family provides a wonderful setting with complete Irish breakfast that is tops. Special attention is given to insure that your stay is friendly, warm and full of charm.
E-mail Kilcaw House for Information.
The White House - Kinsale, Co. Cork - Kinsale is noted for fine food. The White House is a Landmark in Kinsale, Ireland's gourmet center. Here you will not be disappointed when it comes to fine food.
E-mail The White House for Information.