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Susan's Ireland Travel Blog

Susan's Irish blog gives you the heads up on all that is happening in Ireland right now.

Guided Tour of Ireland 2017 with Irish expert Susan Byron

A guided tour of Ireland with Irish expert Susan Byron will be available in May, June and September of 2017.

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Tour Ireland how to pick the right option for you?

Tour Ireland, how to pick the right option for you whether it's an independent car rental or luxury guided tour with Irish expert Susan Byron

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Skellig Michael, is it worth the hype?

Skellig Michael is notoriously difficult to access for good reason, find out if it is worth the effort?

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Ready made trip for independent travellers to Ireland.

Planning a trip to Ireland, feeling a little overwhelmed? a Ready Made Trip could be the solution. Choose from a Classic Package or a Bed & Breakfast Guide?

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Susan Byron Irish travel writer, photographer and tour guide.

Susan Byron is the author of independent travel website Irelands Hidden and the best selling Treasure Ireland series of Irish Travel Guides on Amazon

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Ireland travel a native's guide to the Hidden Gems of Ireland

Ireland travel guide, Ireland's Hidden is an independent website created by Irish travel writer, author, photographer and tour guide Susan Byron.

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Northern Ireland six cinematic counties

Northern Ireland is enjoying the limelight thanks to the hit TV series Game of Thrones with its stunning locations including the Giant's Causeway.

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Contact details Susan Byron

To contact Susan Byron, please fill in the email form here, I reply to every email with 24 hours or give me a call on my mobile number 00353657078930 as I am often out on the road.

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About ireland, a travel guide about when to go the facts and trip planning.

If you would like to know about Ireland, the real Ireland, you have come to the right place for trip planning advice, tips and tricks.

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Ireland Travel Guide - the 2016 edition is now available on

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Reviews of Susan Byron's website, travel guides and itineraries.

Reviews of Susan Byron's website, travel guides and itineraries written by independent travellers, readers and clients.

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Inishmurray will put a spell on you...

Inishmurray is without doubt the most beautiful place on Ireland, it will put a spell on you....

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Inishowen is wild, windswept, remote and exceedingly beautiful.

Inishowen is an undiscovered area of intense natural beauty and a vast cultural resource at the Northern most tip of Ireland.

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Beara, the Irish peninsula that time forgot!

The Beara Peninsula, apart from being stunningly beautiful is the place to go if you like peace and quiet roads with no tour buses.

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Donegal, a dream of a county with beauty beyond compare.

Donegal has it all, a beach for every day of the year and the kind of scenery that will make you cry!

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Wild Atlantic Way, 2500 kms of dramatic coastal scenery to drive in Ireland.

The Wild Atlantic Way is the longest defined coastal route in the world at 2500 kms stretching from Malin Head in the North to Cork in the South

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West Cork, go for the scenery, stay for the food!

West Cork is in a word idyllic, with a balmy climate, fabulous scenery and the best artisan food producers you will find anywhere in Ireland

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Dublin an insider's guide to the capital of Ireland whether you are interested in the events and the history of 1916 or just a visitor in general to the capital of Ireland.

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Not many people know that Halloween originated in Ireland as the pagan festival of Samhain which was celebrated in mid-winter Celtic Ireland 1000s of years ago.

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Why not rent a property from Cottages4you so you can try your hand at living like a local in Ireland.

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Europa Hotel

The Europa Hotel, Belfast is much more of an experience than a regular hotel stay, great location, wonderful food and homely atmosphere.

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A Galway Hooker sailing trip from picture postcard pretty Roundstone Harbour is a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours exploring the coastline of Connemara.



Atlantic Way Sailing is the most pleasant way to visit the Aran Islands or experience the Wild Atlantic Way.

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derreen gardens

Derreen gardens are tucked away in a delightful haze of pink and purple rhododendrons on the Beara Peninsula in West Cork.

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Uragh Stone Circle on the Beara Peninsula in West Cork is without doubt one of the most beautiful and most mystical places in Ireland.

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The Irish National Stud is where many of the worlds most famous racehorses where born and bred.

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Join Irish Folk Tours for an alternative candlelit evening of dinner, storytelling, music and folklore at the Brazen Head in Dublin

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Top 10 1916

Top 10 1916 things to see and do in Dublin commemorating the events of 1916 including the GPO, Collin's Barracks, Kilmainham Gaol, Glasnevin and the Garden of Remembrance.

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St Stephens Green

St Stephens Green in the centre of Dublin is a very popular and much loved park where Dubliners have brought their children to feed the ducks for generations.

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The GPO Dublin is an iconic building on O'Connell Street which was the focal point of the Easter Rising in 1916 which led to Ireland becoming a republic in 1922

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Dublin Bus provides great value sightseeing tours of Dublin city. New for 2016 is their Beyond the Barricades Bus Tour which commemorates the events of the Easter Rising in 1916.

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There are no such thing as leprechauns in Ireland but there are little people or fairies and you don't want to mess with them, ever!

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The Hill of Tara was the ancient seat of the High Kings of Ireland which is thought to have been much bigger and more important than Stonehenge in England.

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St Patrick the story of Ireland's patron saint who feast day is celebrated the world over on the 17th of March every year.

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St Patricks Day find out how the Irish actually celebrate St Patrick's Day in Ireland and learn about our customs, culture and traditions.

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slieve league cliffs

Slieve League Cliffs (Sliabh Liag) as Gaelige are twice as high as the Cliffs of Moher at 2000 feet and gloriously devoid of tourist traffic...

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Rainy days or 'soft' days as we call them are a regular occurance in Ireland!

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Take a Lough Corrib Cruise to visit the holy island of Inchagoill and Ashford Castle, where you can afternoon tea or take a hawk walk?

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ashford castle

Ashford Castle is so fabulous it will spoil you for anywhere else to stay in ireland...

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The Lodge at Ashford Castle offers alternative accommodation and facilities, including the fabulous Oscar Wilde Restaurant on the estate.


hawk walk

A Hawk Walk in the beautiful grounds of Ashford Castle is one of best experiences you will ever have in Ireland

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Irish Car Rental in Ireland all you need to know about driving on the left hand side of the road plus mastering the one fingered salute!

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Ashford Castle Spa transports you to another world of grand living, inspired elegance, nature and beauty on the shores of Lough Corrib

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Ireland things to do is a compilation of the very best there is to see and do in Ireland, in a handy short list of the top 10 in each category.

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There are 70 Irish lighthouses dotted around the Irish coastline in spectacular locations many of which you can visit on the new Great Lighthouses of Ireland Trail.

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Glebe House, an early Georgian rectory, belonged to the artist Derek Hill, patron of the Tory Island School of Painters houses a wonderful collection of Irish and International Art.

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Glenveagh Castle is stuff of fairytales, sitting at the edge of a lake surrounded by the misty mountains and purple heather of the highlands of Donegal.

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Lambay Island is an unspoiled naturalist and walkers paradise belonging to Lord Revelstoke just off the coast of Dublin. Formerly private it can now be visited by guided tour with Skerries Sea Tours.

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Put eco marine tours on your bucket list of things to do in Dingle if you want to see amazing scenery, basking sharks and whales!

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Irelands Hidden Gems