Ireland Travel Guide

Once considered the land of saints and scholars, Ireland has gone through vast modernisation and grown in population and international status. It has developed as a bastion of human rights, and grown into its skin. The marks of the saints and the scholars live on in the churches and monasteries that dot the countryside and the heritage of poetry, prose and creative arts for which Ireland is rightly famous. As a place that is generally warm and welcoming, everyone comes to feel a wee bit Irish.

I fall in love with Ireland again and again. Yes, I was born here, but with each stunning view and friendly welcome, Ireland keeps reminding you why it’s one of the best places to visit on Earth.

This travel guide to Ireland will help you plan your trip, budget carefully and travel the smart way!

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Ireland Guide | The Wild Atlantic Way

As I am Irish, I am very proud of the diverse and beautiful landscapes that can be found throughout the country. But how do you tackle the whole country in one trip? One way is to focus on a road trip and limited itinerary. The Wild Atlantic Way is a road trip of over 2,500 kilometres (>1500 miles) which stretches from the very Northern tip of the island at Malin Head to the very Southern tip.

The route hugs the Western coastline, sometimes a little closely! My blog and video guide series gives you all the information you need to plan an trip and itinerary, whether you have a few days or a few weeks. Find out more today!

Articles Featuring Ireland

Vlogging Gear | Peak Design Clutch & Sony A7 IV

Peak Design Clutch: for every camera problem, there is a vlogging gear solution waiting to be bought! Swinging Camera Strap in Shot I spent Summer 2022 trekking in my campervan to Nordkapp, the most northerly … Read more

Digital Nomad Burnout – 10 Ways to Avoid

I am a full-time digital nomad and I have experienced burnout. In my past corporate life, I worked in financial services in the US, UK and Ireland before working from home as an academic during … Read more

Nomadic Update: June 2022 Newsletter

Hi, it’s Patrick here from Planet Patrick.  This is your June 2022 Nomadic Update newsletter. I hope you find ideas that inspire plans for your own travel as well as tips and tricks for those … Read more

Finding an Authentic Voice

I was in Canada last week. On one evening in Ottawa, the rain started to tumble in fat generous drops, what some Irish people might call ‘wet rain’, instantly soaking umbrellas and jeans and shoes. … Read more

British Airways E190SR – first post-lockdown flight! Belfast City to London City – Trip Report!

This was *such* a fun trip to take and vlog to make. I have been posting some travel videos over the past few years and the timing and content was (cough) *ramshackle! They’ve been for … Read more

Qantas QF10 FLIGHT REVIEW – London to Perth

This is the Planet Patrick Qantas QF10 London to Perth Flight Review. I took this flight in February 2019 and it is one of the longest flights in the world. Qantas QF10 Flight Review: Planning … Read more

51st & Green Lounge Review – Dublin Airport

So if you follow this blog (well, please do follow!), then you’ll know that I love crafts and I love to travel. Even better if both are combined. This time, I’m off to Los Angeles, … Read more

‘Ses’fikile Arrivals Lounge, Johannesburg JNB (OR Tambo) | Lounge Review

Arrivals Lounges This is a review of the ‘Ses’fikile Arrivals Lounge, which has now closed permanently. Arrivals Lounges offer a chance to arriving passengers to freshen up with a shower and enjoy a drink or … Read more