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Mini Summer Trip Guide to Affordable Western Ireland


Photo: The Village Pub

So what if the euro is up and the dollar is down?That doesn’t mean you should skip a trip to Europe. You can still find great deals, even in pricey places. In Western Ireland the secret is simple: knowing where the bargains and best sights are, like the dramatic Cliffs of Moher rising more than 700 feet from the crashing Atlantic waves in County Clare; the weirdly eroded limestone landscape of the Burren, where prehistoric slab tombs perch on the rocky flatlands like miniature houses of cards; and Doolin, a blink-and-you-missed-it village that has become an unlikely mecca for traditional Celtic music.

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Destinations: Ireland · Donegal + the North · Galway

Inspired by: 13 Affordable Trips to Europe — by Reid Bramblett, Published Apr. 2008

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    Man of Aran Cottage

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    Smuggler's Creek Inn

    In just a decade, Ireland's booming economy has taken it from a rural backwater to a sophisticated country that has surpassed Scandinavia for highe

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    Sceptre Tours

    One of the best deals in travel remains the Emerald Package from Sceptre Tours. Starting at $699 per person (up to $1,285 in summer), it covers rou

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