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Welcome. You’ve found a place where a community of Irish travel experts and enthusiasts are eager to reveal their favorite off-beat and unique locations. Here are a few of our regular contributors…


Submissions from our community help introduce all of us to places worth experiencing, so get in on the action and become a contributor.

Meanwhile, here’s our regular crew of Ireland experts and enthusiasts:

Liza Bresnan

Liza first visited Upperchurch, County Tipperary, by chance in 2002 and quickly became enamored with the people and music in the area. A few years later, she found her dream cottage and turned it into her Irish home.
Liza’s Tips | Website

Mindie Burgoyne

Mindie is the author of several books and is currently working on “Thin Places: Celtic Doorways to the Otherworld” which will focus on mystical sites in Ireland. She covers many places in Ireland where “this world meets the eternal world” at www.thinplaces.net.
Mindie’s Tips | Website

Tony CallandTony Calland

Early retired, Anglo-Irish living in rural east Galway. Well travelled on the Island of Ireland and a regular contributor to a number of Irish travel forums (aka tony2phones). Interests are mainly rural locations, photography, local festivals and events. Travel with my partner Christina and dog Brogan. Tony’s Tips

Stephanie and JoeStephanie and Joe Chastain

Stephanie and Joe just can’t seem to get enough of the Emerald Isle. After visiting Ireland for their honeymoon six years ago (and many times their after), the two have developed a passion for helping first time visitors plan their trip to Ireland. Watch for the launch of their new site in the coming months! Stephanie & Joe’s Tips | Website

Kerry DexterKerry Dexter

Kerry has been following music through Celtic lands for more than twenty years. Her work on history, travel, and the arts appears in publications including National Geographic Traveler, Strings, and The Encyclopedia of Ireland and the Americas.
Kerry’s Tips | Website

Jody HalstedJody Halsted

Jody publishes the Ireland travel planning website, Ireland with Kids. Her travel philosophy is, “just because you have kids, doesn’t mean you have to stay home!” A frequent traveler to Ireland, Jody helps families plan travel budgets and itineraries that are fun for kids and adults. Jody’s Tips | Website

Megalithic IrelandMegalithic Ireland

Megalithicireland.com came into existence through the dedication of its founder Jim Dempsey. His passion for all things megalithic & Early Christian is in itself “mega” as the site now hosts 3000+ photos from over 800 Irish sites. Deb Snelson joined the team in 2009, expanding the site to include castles & Medieval Christian sites. Tips | Website

Michele ErdvigMichele Erdvig

Michele Erdvig has done and seen it all in Ireland. Specializing in Irish travel for almost 40 years, she is one of the foremost Ireland travel experts in the US. She writes guidebooks and blogs about Ireland, creates custom Ireland itineraries, and dispenses free advice on her Ireland Travel Forum. Michele’s Tips | Website

Liam HughesLiam Hughes

Liam splits his time between the US and County Tipperary, Ireland. In addition to providing private tours of Ireland, he spends much of his time hunting for broken dishes which he crafts into beautiful shard jewelry.
Liam’s Tips | Website

Neil JackmanNeil Jackman

Neil is the owner of Abarta Audioguides, a newly launched Irish company that provide downloadable audioguides to Ireland’s wonderful heritage sites. On his blog Time Travel Ireland (www.timetravelireland.blogspot.ie), Neil aims to tell the story of some of the sensational sites off the beaten track in Ireland. Neil’s Tips | Website

ContributorCatherine McGlynn

Catherine proudly admits her bias toward County Donegal. At www.welovedonegal.com she spotlights the great offerings in Ireland’s northwest, and she shares stories from her holiday rental home in Dunkineely located between Donegal Town and Killybegs at www.daisycottagedonegal.blogspot.com. Catherine’s Tips | Website

marymulvihill2Mary Mulvihill

A Dubliner and award-winning heritage writer, Mary wants more people to know about Ireland’s hidden history – from the many inventions and discoveries by Irish scientists and engineers, to the Hill of Tara, which most Irish people have never seen. You’ll find her tours, audio guides, and books at IngeniousIreland.ie. Mary’s Tips | Website

Christy Nicholas

Christy is an artist, accountant and traveler with a love for Ireland and hopes to move there someday. A variety of her artwork and travel reports are available at www.greendragonartist.com.
Christy’s Tips | Website

Liam O’Connell

Liam is a Cork City native who now spends most of his time in California. He travels back to Ireland frequently to spend time with family and enjoy the Irish countryside. Liam blogs about the Emerald Isle on his website GotIreland.com.
Liam’s Tips | Website

Megan SmolenyakMegan Smolenyak

Megan is a real life history detective. Her history mysteries include the discovery of Barack Obama’s Irish origins and the true Annie Moore, first to arrive at Ellis Island. She’s the author of 6 books, including “Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing” and conducts forensic research for the military, coroners, NCIS and the FBI. Tips | Website

Deb SnelsonDeb Snelson

Deb is an award winning full-time photographer who travels to Ireland to contribute to www.MegalithicIreland.com where she tries to capture the beauty and essence of that country through the lens. Her photos can be viewed on that site as well as at her photography site. Deb’s Tips | Website

Corey TaratutaCorey Taratuta

Corey founded the Ireland Travel Kit and hosts the Irish Fireside podcast and blog. His writing appears on www.Lonely Planet.com and www.WanderingEducators.com, he has been nominated for Irish Blog and Web Awards, and his Irish travel program ranks in the iTunes Top 50 Travel Podcasts. Corey’s Tips | Website

Jessie VoigtsJessie Voigts

Jessie loves to travel, especially to Ireland and Scotland. When she’s not wandering, she and her family live on a lake in Michigan. She is the publisher of Wandering Educators, a travel library for people curious about the world, and founded the Youth Travel Blogging Mentorship Program. Jessie’s Tips | Website

Our list of regular contributors is growing… keep on eye on the site as we get closer to our “grand opening.”

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