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Why You Should Consider An Irish Holiday With Your Family

February 11, 2014

Ireland can be one of the best places to take a trip when you’re a family. You can travel to Ireland with the kids and discover traditional music. Craggy hills, imagination blended with history and much more. They also have a well-earned reputation for being friendly, and it’s growing in popularity with families over going on European holidays. 

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Let’s have a look at a quick guide to get started with planning a trip to Ireland with kids: 

Drive Or Hire A Guide 

When you have a family, it becomes a known fact that a holiday works best when you can work to your own schedule. This way you can pick and choose what you’re going to do and when, stay as long as you like in certain places and completely skip others. If you don’t fancy driving yourself you could always consider a professional driving guide. This way everyone can sit back and enjoy the scenery that Ireland has to offer, enjoy knowledgeable information about your destination and not have to worry about driving on the wrong side of the road. 

The Right Accommodation

You need to make sure you are choosing the right Ireland accommodations for kids. There is a variety of different options when thinking about accommodation in Ireland. You should book your accommodation based on your holiday goals. If you’re planning some trips with places like then you may want to make sure you’re close to drop-offs and pick up locations. Booking a rental home is a great way to holiday in Ireland, as it gives you a home from home feeling, especially if you have younger kids and need the self-catering facilities to hand. 

Visit A Castle Or Two

One of the really nice things about Ireland is that it is dotted with different abbeys, walled towns and castles, which are in a range of different repair, restoration or ruin state. They are really interesting and educational places to visit, plus you can get some lovely pictures. Although it may may your budget a little tight, booking a night or two in a castle could be an added touch to make the holiday magical. Make sure you pack some decent walking boots or shoes as some of the walks can be a little slippery if it rains. 

Stop Off At An Irish Pub

Just because it’s a pub doesn’t mean you can’t take the kids during the day. A traditional Irish pub is where anyone and everyone can enjoy music, food and craic (entertainment and good company). In Ireland, they encourage you to walk up to the bar to place any orders and join in the conversation. Early in the evening, it’s not uncommon to see many families enjoying an Irish pub, as the hours get later, the numbers understandably drop. You can sit back, relax and enjoy traditional music. You will feel the urge to clap along and even dance, making you feel like part of the welcoming community. 

These are just four of the great reasons to holiday to Ireland with your family. Have you ever taken your family on an Irish holiday? Please share them in the comments below. 

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