Proleek DolmanTravel Ireland as an insider!

We, Michael and Karin Shepherd, have lived in Ireland, on and off since 1996.  Before moving here from Oregon, USA we had learned that travel is enhanced by living with the locals rather than just observing them.  That is immersed in the culture--as an insider.

This web site travel guide intends to convery our experiences in such a way that you can evaluate what advice and travel tips apply to you and your style of travel and which you can ignore.  There are too many restaurants and accommodations that are good choices so we rarely review them here.  We do tell evocative stories about places that we visit so you can decide if they are just your cup of tea or better left for another time.


Browse through both famous and lesser known places of Ireland, including Dublin, Cork, Galway, Bunratty, Westport, Co. Clare, Co. Kerry and other.


 Evocative photo journals and articles full of travel tips and advisories. We also have plentiful tips about moving to Ireland. Latest from internet.


We offer free itiniraries for your interests such as painting, music, history, geneology, and meeting the locals.  Also tips on cars and accommodation.


When we spot good values or interesting Irish products we will highlight them here.


Resources:  Ours & others

Browse for ideas on this site & elsewhere

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to whet your appetite

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