NOTE: All new edition for 2015: Includes updated information as well as a new section on Ireland’s best pubs.
If you’ve always wanted to go to Ireland, but still haven’t made the trip, this book is for you. The Best Travel Guide for First Time Visitors to Ireland is unlike most other travel guides. It is specifically meant for those who don’t want to peruse an extensive travel guide and endlessly search the web only to be left feeling overwhelmed with the number of decisions that have to be made.
If you are looking for a 300 page travel guide that is just like the rest, this isn’t it. It’s meant to be easy-to-read and informative, allowing you to quickly create and enjoy an amazing trip to the Emerald Isle.
One of the most helpful features is the sample itinerary which can save hours and hours of time poring over maps trying to figure out what to fit in your specific time frame. This itinerary features popular must-see destinations for first time travelers as well as a few hidden gems that are off the beaten path. You’ll find information about renting a car (it’s different in Ireland), exchanging money, using a cell phone, GPS, what to bring, touristy destinations that are worth going to and which are the best to avoid, top historic sites, best destinations for scenery, where to go for great live music, top Dublin attractions, and much more.
This book includes many of the basics while also offering personal advice and recommendations on specific accommodations (even the personalities of some of their fabulous hosts), and more of what the average person really needs to know to make the most of their first trip to Ireland. It does not include a listing of all accommodations and restaurants in Ireland.
If you’ve been to Ireland once before or are just looking for an itinerary focused on more off the beaten path spots, you may want to check out the recently released Best Travel Guide to Ireland’s Lesser Known Destinations, which is quite a bit more in-depth.
Additionally, you are also free to contact the author for tips and advice if you are unable to find what you are looking for within its pages.