Travel to Ireland

Island of Ireland – Guide for Irish travel

List last updated June 29, 2023

Crosstown Cottage, near Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland – Bags packed and ready before heading to the railway station in Killarney. Jannet L. Walsh spent most of May 2018 living in this historic cottage researching and writing about her family’s Irish roots, connecting with local Irish culture and people. Photo June 1, 2018 by Jannet L. Walsh.


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  • Overview video about Ireland
  • Where to go in Ireland
  • What to do in Ireland
  • Essentials, help, advice and more

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Finding Irish origins near Killarney, Ireland – Jannet L. Walsh poses with a herd of Friesian milk cows on Dec. 26, 2018, in rural Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland. This farm is associated with the oldest recorded origins of her family dating back to at least 1820 or before.

Video overview about Ireland

Ireland Video – Watch informative video about Ireland I created in 2014 narrated by Martin McCarthy of Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland. He’s a traditional jaunting car driver, an Irish horse drawn carriage, called a jarvey.

Irish Jaunting Tour – Learn about Ireland and tour Killarney, Ireland by horse and cart.
Learn about McCarthys Killarney Carriage Rides and Shepherds Lodge, B&B., Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland.

Where to go in Ireland

Ireland – Download Map of Ireland as PDF from Irelandcom. More free publications and maps are available at Ireland’s official tourism website.

Learn about six regions of the island of Ireland

More details about Ireland, places to visit


What to do in Ireland

Planning trip to Ireland

Airports, island of Ireland

Download travel magazine free at More brochures available for free download at Tourism Ireland.

Essentials, help, advice and more

Social Media

Tourism Ireland Facebook

Tourism Ireland US

Tourism Ireland Instagram

Tourism Ireland Pinterest

Traditional Irish Music, Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland by Jannet L. Walsh

Killarney area tours, horse and carts

Day trips out of Killarney, County Kerry – I on several tours by bus out of Killarney and was able to see more than if I was driving. I booked trips a few days before, but you can also book in advance. I’ve had great experiences with Deros Tours located in Killarney. A few of the their tours include: Ring of Kerry, Dingle, Ring of Kerry and Dingle, private tours, Gap of Dunloe, trail tours and more.

Horse and cart tours in Killarney – You can just show up at the Killarney jarvey stand to take a horse and cart tour around Killarney or the Killarney National Park located near St. Mary’s Church of Ireland on Kenmare Place and Muckross Road. See Deros Tours for the Gap of Dunloe day trips by horse and cart tours.

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