Inside information & tips on what to see, do, eat, & special places to stay; Ireland, London & beyond!
Vibrant Ireland


What to Eat, Where to Stay in Ireland

Irish food is some of the freshest in the world, and Ireland has many fantastic places to stay, from exquisite spa hotels to the new breed of top class hostel. See reviews & discover favorites.


Desert at Kove restaurant, Enniskillen

Kove Restaurant at Killyhevlin; was their food up to my challenge?

Killyhevlin’s newest restaurant Kove had the unenviable task of having me, a US-expat, as a guest Read more

Ennis, Ireland cheerful shopfronts

Tops! Ennis Town & Rowan Tree Hostel and Cafe Bar

Ennis deserves its accolade as Ireland’s friendliest town. I spent 3 days based in Ennis Read more

Hargadon's pub, Sligo town

Sligo! Who Knew? Tips on visiting Sligo Town

Sligo! Who knew? Yep, that’s one of Sligo’s hashtags, and it’s true– Sligo and Sligo Read more

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What to Do in Ireland: Places to See and Tours in Ireland

One of the most popular posts of things to do in Ireland is my review of the Paddywagon Tour; to read it click right here. For sites mainly outdoors (such as megaliths & ruins,) check the Outdoor category, down below.


You may be able to explore inside the largest Loughcrew megalithic tomb via Loughcrew Megalithic Centre

Check ’em out! November Events & Ideas for the Cultural Adventurer

What the heck is choreosonography? How can I visit a locked 5,000 year old megalithic Read more

Dublin ; A Breath of Fresh Air! Hiking to a fantastic view over the city

Dublin; Finally a Wider View!

Dublin; A Breath of Fresh Air Many of us who live in and/or  love Ireland Read more

A pint being poured after the Smithwick's Experience tour in Kilkenny, Ireland

Jagger, Monks, Craic! The Smithwick’s Experience in Kilkenny, Ireland

What do Mick Jagger, Daniel O’Connell, Medieval monks & learning to play the bodhran have Read more

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What to Do in Ireland: Festivals & Events

There are many interesting things to do in Ireland; festivals & events are on in Ireland all year long. This area will show you a wide selection. To narrow it down to what is on now in Ireland or coming soon, click right here.


Out To Lunch Arts Festival 2016, Belfast. January's Top Pick for Cultural Adventure

Out To Lunch Arts Festival; January’s Top Pick for Cultural Adventure!

With over 50 intriguing events from comedy, music, food talks, art, magic & more, the Read more

Christmas break in Belfast idea: Belfast Christmas Market with City Hall. Photo by Chris Heaney.

A Christmas Break In Belfast -Festive Cheer is Certainly Here!

Would you enjoy a guilt-free break in the run up to Christmas? One where you Read more

She's 120 years old in December! Vintage Grand Opera House theatre goers in Belfast

Grand Times in Belfast this Christmas Season!

December is a GREAT time to visit Belfast, with shows, markets, & Christmas buzz galore. Read more

See More Irish Festivals & Events, Here

What to do in Ireland: Outdoor Adventure & Enjoying the Countryside

Whether you enjoy walking, biking, water sports, or just admiring nature, gardens, and the view, there’s plenty to do & enjoy outside in Ireland. From nature herself to man made megaliths many 1,000s of years old you’ll be in awe.


Horses enjoy the Super Blood Moon, Ireland. see more Super Blood Moon Ireland photographs at this Vibrant Ireland article

Super Blood Moon Ireland Photographs: Eclipse & Beauty 2015

Did you see any Super Blood Moon Ireland photographs on Twitter? We were so lucky Read more

Loop Head cliffs Ireland

The Joys of Rural Ireland: 3 videos

The joys of rural Ireland: 3 videos; snippets of wildlife, farm life, & seaside life  Read more

Cows Dunbrody Abbey at sunset in Ireland Summer Solstice 2014

Photos: Sunrise to Sunset; Ireland Summer Solstice

Midsummer’s Day in Ireland was spectacular. The longest day rejoiced with sun; the Irish Summer Read more

See More Outdoor Posts, Here

Ireland Tips and Information; Shopping in Ireland, & More

Here you’ll find out the best tips on buying a Irish Aran sweater, get a quick primer on Irish History, enjoy a dog rescue story with a happy ending, and more.


Happy 2016!

Changes for Vibrant Ireland in 2016!

Happy New Year! After much thought, I’ve concluded that I’m going to have to make Read more

Aw Go On - Classic Father Ted is a perfect Ireland themed online gift from I love Mayo

Online Irish Gift Ideas; Christmas 2015

Someone in your life love Ireland? Here are some handy Irish gift ideas, for Christmas Read more


Thanksgiving in Ireland; Tips, Eats & Events

In Ireland for Thanksgiving? Here are tips for finding your favourite Thanksgiving foods in Ireland, Read more

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