Last Updated on July 21, 2011 by Jody Halsted
Irish Fireside has long been a favorite site of mine, so I was thrilled- like over the moon thrilled- when Corey asked to interview me about traveling in Ireland with kids. We talked about the best places to take kids in Ireland, great products that do double duty and tips for finding faeries. The interview is below. Enjoy!
Show Notes (supplied by Irish Fireside)
What makes Ireland perfect for traveling with family?
How is traveling Ireland different from elsewhere?
How do you prepare your kids for travel?
Any special paperwork or duties required for traveling with kids?
What ages should kids be to explore Ireland/Dublin?
Hunting for fairies in Ireland – watch Jody’s fairy hunting video.
Memories from Ireland… pubs, fish and chips, live sessions.
Castles with the kids… and getting “over-castlated.”
Kilkenny, Muckross House (Killarney), Bunratty.
Slow down and taking the time to do other things.
Jen Leo and Cora visit Ireland.
Where do you stay? B&Bs? Castles? Family rooms?
Is it too expensive to take the kids to Ireland?
What mode of traffic do you travel in Ireland?
What are the biggest mistakes parents make when visiting Ireland?
Shipping supplies to Ireland.
Having your laundry done in Ireland.
Pull-it-yourself luggage for the kids. The Trunki – read Jody’s review.
Flights, car seats, and booster seats. Cares Harness. Boost-a-Pack – read Jody’s review.
Must-see destinations for families.
• Killarney/Ring of Kerry/Dingle
• Clare/Cliffs of Moher/Doolin/Ennis/Aran Islands
• Wexford/Wicklow Mountains/coasts/lighthouses
B&B owners are great resources.
Stay more than one night in one place.
What on you’re next agenda?
Northern Ireland, Derry (Londonderry), Wexford
Causeway Coast and Glens
Regional tourist websites
Facebook tourism pages
B&B websites (do they list things to do in the area)
Tips for preserving your trip to Ireland?
• Digital copy of photos
• Ferry coins
• Photos of entrances, unique occurances, signs (English Market in Cork, Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Piggery)
Share your stories of traveling Ireland with kids at www.irelandwithkids.com.