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Links: Travel to Ireland
Here are a few of good websites offering assistance to the traveller to Ireland:
- Official Website of Tourism Ireland - Things to Do, Events, Accommodation, etc.
- Discover Ireland Website - Things to Do, What's On, Where to Stay, etc.
- Ireland Reaching Out (XO) Website - Advice on Planning Your Trip
- Fat Tire Tours Website - How to Travel to Find Your Roots
You may also want to take a look at the:
- Nolan-Miller Family History website
... besides documenting the results of personal family history research by a Nolan descendant, Lewis "Buzz" Nolan, this website also includes a travelogue component, describing the travels of Buzz and his wife Betty
In preparing for travel, you may also want to read a bit about the general history of Ireland and the many heritage sites strewn across Ireland. To assist in this I have compiled a few links of possible interest on my:
For information on an area in Ireland where you plan to spend more time I recommend that you do an Internet search for a website for that area. For example, entering search parameters [ "Ballon Village" website ] in the search field of your favourite search engine (e.g. Google.com), you will find the Ballon Village website amongst the top 5 search results. Such "local" websites offer prospective visitors a rare glimpse into modern-day life in Ireland.
Here are links to a few such "local websites" identified using the technique described above:
- Ballon Village, Co. Carlow
(close to Ballykealey House where Cahir/Charles O'Nolan,
the last historically known Nolan Chief, lived in the mid 1600s)
- Carlow Town, Co. Carlow
- Bunclody, Co. Wexford
- Bree parish, Co. Wexford
- Wexford City, Co. Wexford
- Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny
- Waterford, Co. Waterford
- Galway City, Co. Galway
- Dublin City, Co. Dublin
Although you can theoretically make all your arrangements for travel and accommodation before leaving for Ireland you will inevitably want to make some arrangements once in Ireland. For the benefit of visitors, Failte Ireland (the Government tourism agency) has a network of tourist offices strewn across the country, including at airports, where travel and accommodation may be arranged.