walking about in Ireland

Céad Míle Fáilte – that means one hundred thousand welcomes to TBEX Europe in Dublin, Ireland!

Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority in Ireland and their partners have created three pre-TBEX and two post-TBEX blog trips that are now open for application. This is a wonderful way to add on a few days to your Ireland experience, finding great experiences and adventures to share with your readers.

Pre-TBEX Trips

Wild Atlantic Way Northwest – A Voyage from the Northerly tip of the Wild Atlantic Way through the scenic wilderness of Donegal and into Sligo known as ‘The Land of Heart’s Desire,’ Iconic cliffs, spectacular, heart-stopping coastline, rich Gaelic culture &’ craic’, surfers’ heaven and then ‘catch-cook’ your own supper.

Limerick:  City of Culture – Limerick is a bustling University city famed for its rugby legends and sporting passion and for its warmth and home town feel. More recently it has become known as a cultural hotbed, and as it prepares to become Ireland’s First City of Culture in 2014, there’s never been a better time to visit and experience its diverse cultural offering firsthand. On Limerick’s doorstep, is what is often called the Eight World of the World – The Iconic Cliffs of Moher which really are a ‘must-see’. People also love Adare, one of Ireland’s prettiest village and the famous Bunratty Folk Village. Bring your camera, some good walking shoes and a keen appetite for local specialities and adventure.

Southeast Heritage – A Viking Past. Medieval yarns to spin (better than any soap opera!). From Ruined abbeys to extravagant castles, witches, family dynasties, ‘medieval’ has never been so fascinating. Let’s not forget the Ceol agus craic (Music and fun). Learn some Culinary secrets and get to grips with one of the world’s fastest field sports.

Post-TBEX Trips

Wild Atlantic Way West – One minute you’re soaking up the atmosphere of its vibrant cities and bustling towns, the next you’re in the heart of the countryside captivated by the ever-changing scenery of beaches, bogs, lakes, wild mountains and rugged seascapes. It could be the buzzing, friendly, charming towns, cosy pubs and lively night life. Or maybe it’s the ability to truly escape. But one thing’s for sure – you will be completely smitten with the West’s energy, people and rich surroundings.

Wild Atlantic Way Southwest – Right out on the edge of Europe, where Ireland’s highest mountains dip down into the wild Atlantic Ocean, is the ancient Kingdom of Kerry. This is the furthest west you can go in all of Ireland. “Next parish, Manhattan” they say here. And it’s partly this far-flung feel – that makes it so appealing. It’s a land where traditional Irish culture thrives, with thousands speaking Gaeilge – Irish – as their first language –But you won’t feel out of place here. The people of Kerry will greet you with a warm “fáilte romhat isteach –you’re most welcome here and you will be drawn under the spell of this of this romantic land of musicians, writers and sporting legends. Meanwhile according to Lonely Planet 2012 “Everything good about Ireland can be found in County Cork” Grounded, witty and irreverent, “The People’s Republic of Cork” likes to set itself apart from the rest of the country.

Full details about itineraries, dates, and additional information is available on the TBEX Dublin blogger trip page and the accompanying specifics for each trip.

Please note the following:

  • The trips are open to registered blogger attendees only for the purpose of discovering editorial content. 
  • No guests are permitted on the trips. This means even if you blog with a partner, you will each need to submit an application.
  • Tours are non-transferable. If you must cancel, please do so no later than 5 days prior to the departure date.
  • Participants are responsible for arranging accommodations in Dublin before and after their blog trip.
  • Participation is by application only. The application is forwarded to our hosts in Dublin for selection.

Registered TBEX Bloggers are asked to apply for all tours by Friday, August 16th, 2013. Applications will be reviewed and Bloggers will begin receiving notifications of their application status on Monday, August 19th, 2013.

NOTE: There will be upcoming pre and post day tours in and around Dublin offered on October 1-2, and then again on October 5-6. Those tours are offered to all registered attendees, again no guests, and are allocated on a first sign up basis. Details about those day tours will be announced soon.