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  1. Oonagh Taylor
    Jul 7 2011

    I was listening to you talk this am on radio 1, you spoke of a special place in your heart is something on an island in enniskillen. My daughter just moved to live there recently and we visit her lots and are always looking for interesting places to go to. Could you let me know what you said about this island and whats it called as i missed that bit of your interview believe it or not and just caught the end of your sentence about it. Thanks a million.

  2. John
    Jul 8 2011

    Limerick is a county that tourists travel through.
    What interestings sights and sounds are in County Limerick for children and adults.

    • Jul 10 2011

      Hi John,

      There’s plenty for people to do in Limerick. In the city King John’s Castle is a great way to spend a couple of hours and then head to the Milk Market to explore the stalls of food, crafts and what not. Outside Limerick Lough Gur is a must see. There are scattered ancient sites around the lake with a number of good walking trails leading to the different sites, some of which date back to 2200BC. Best to drop in to the heritage centre and get details on the different sites before heading off. Adare is lovely also, as there are plenty of places to eat and a nearby castle and a park.

  3. Mar 15 2012

    Hi Julianne
    I hope all is going well with you, see you sometimes whenever i get a chance to go into work late. I have some very nice villas and apartments on Lake Como and some great offers if your interested for one of your abroad pieces on Ireland am
    Give me a call
    Talk soon
    Mary Power,

  4. wendy
    Jun 3 2012

    Hi Julianne
    I hope you are well love your tips and travel reports. Im taking my twelve year old daughter to london for a three night break. Its been promisied to her for some time and her confirmation money is sitting nicely away in the bank! Could you give me some hints and tips. Read your article with the mention of tea at the savoy so hope to includ that in. Any advice etc you could give would be most gratefull espically in relation to my twelve year old shopping etc etc Im not really a shopping person myself. I love London and the romance of it. Have been there a couple of times with my husband over the years but this is just the two of us girls and would like to seem like I know what Im doing and impres her.
    many thanks

    • Jun 5 2012

      Dear Wendy,

      Thanks for getting in touch and I’m glad you are enjoying my travel tips. There is so much to do in London, it’s a matter of choosing what your daughter most enjoys doing.

      For shopping I would say she would love Regents Street and Oxford Street where TopShop, H&M, Mango and lots of other shops are. Covent Garden is also a great place to shop as it’s smaller and there are still lots of shops there. There are street performers and also nice restaurants and cafes where you can hide away from the crowds!

      There is also a Abercrombie and Fitch off Regents Street which is hilarious to go in to as all the staff are young and dance to very loud music! You definitely have to go to a show, I loved Wicked it is just brilliant!
      London Zoo is quite amazing and it’s in Regents Park which makes for a lovely afternoon picnic and down the road from here is Madame Tussauds which I’m sure she’d love. I also love the Natural History Musuem and there are giant dinosaur skeletons which children and adults love!

      Of course if you go to The Savoy for afternoon tea, pop across the river to London Eye, the view is incredible.

      I hope you have a wonderful time and if you need any other information let me know!

      You can read more on London ideas here:


  5. niamh prein
    Oct 17 2013

    Hi Julianne

    We are going to Iceland shortly could you recommend which tours to do


    Niamh Prein

  6. Julianne Aherne
    Jan 10 2014

    Hi Julianne,
    My husband and I are planning a trip to Yellowstone and The Rocky Mountains in May. Do you have any tips for us?
    Julianne Aherne

  7. Susan Brophy
    Jan 16 2014

    Hi iv just watch Ireland am, would it be possible to choose holidays for 2adults 3 children I know very few people these days with only 2 children and a lot of hotels don’t cater for us ie. Disneyland Paris, sol Melia.
    It is very frustrating

  8. Linda Meehan
    Jan 16 2014

    Can you help. I an looking for suitable package holiday(s) that would work for family with 3 teenagers 15 (boy) 17 & 18 yr old girls
    We holidayed for many years at our own house in South of France but want to go somewhere this year ( last family holiday ) that will suit all
    A good camp site and or other accommodation in Spain Italy France or Portugal would be good
    Also we want to go for up to 2 weeks from last week in July
    Thank you

  9. Bernie ryan
    Jan 19 2014

    Hi Julianne. We are a family from Mayo. I am 37, my husband is 38 and our children are 14, 12 and 5. I booked flights to girona in June as I got the 5 of us for a great price from knock.
    I am now looking to book somewhere suitable for all of us to have a fun, exciting holiday.
    We stayed in cambrills park a few years ago and it was fantastic. Last year we went to lake Garda and stayed in camping del Garda. This campsite was ok but not half as good as cambrills.
    Can you recommend either a campsite or a hotel / apartment.
    Many thanks,
    Bernie Ryan

  10. Ann-marie Whelan
    Jan 20 2014

    Hi Julianne,
    Wanted to travel to Orlando in June. Saw your deal of 499 pp but when I went into the american_holidays site the 499 offer was only for Jan – May. Is their a 499 offer from Jan – June?


    • Jan 21 2014

      Hi Ann-marie,

      I have put this request to AH and will get back to you as soon as I hear from them.


  11. keg
    Jan 24 2014

    hi julianne!!!
    my daughter is going to Debrecen in Hungary to work with the theatre there. Her and her 3 friends are having trouble finding accommodation for 5 weeks. We have trawled the internet and come up with nothing. They are going end of feb and the whole of march. Do you know of any sites we could use???

    thank you
    keg x

  12. Niamh Mc Mullan
    Jan 25 2014

    Hi Julianne,
    I’d like to take my 2 boys on a sun holiday next month, I am a single mother, my boys are 2 years old and 16 years old, ideally we’d like some sun, a little fun, comfort and minimum stress, maybe a short flight. My eldest son is on the Autism spectrum so nothing too crazy but comfortable and fun, we went to Majorca once, which we enjoyed but almost missed our flight home because of confussion and stress at the Airport. I’d really appreciate any suggestions you might have, I’m not great with booking things online, can you recommend suitable resorts or maybe a good package holiday travel agent please?

    Regards, Niamh.

    • Feb 8 2014

      Hi Niamh

      I’m sorry I only spotted this message now. When were you hoping to go and I can take a look. Actually we are doing a Travel Clinic on Ireland AM next week and I could include this.


    • Feb 10 2014

      Hi Niamh,

      I have a whole list of deals and info for you if you would like to send me your email address or email me on –


    • Mar 28 2014

      Hi Niamh,

      We covered this question yesterday on Ireland AM, I hope you got to listen in!

  13. Dave
    Jun 22 2014

    Hi Julianne, Any tips where to stay in biarritz , france, and San Sebastian, at reasonable prices, any recommendations on what to see or do during july? Thanks Dave 🙂

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  16. Noreen ryan
    Oct 7 2014

    Hi Julianne, we are hoping to head on big family holiday next year, we want to book a villa with private fenced pool, there is four couples and 6 kids and a baby of 18 months, any suggestions would be great, we will hire a car if needs be. Hopin to get one villa to accommodate all. Please help, have been looking a lot but nothing as yet ticked all the boxes. We were looking at portugal as an option as it suits been short flight, but open to suggestions.. Thank you in advance. Noreen

    • Jan 15 2015

      Hi Noreen, Apologies – usually my website sends me messages like this otherwise I miss them. I don’t think I got this one to my website? Did you sort this out? Portugal is a great spot with lots of different options. Let me know via email – if you need advice.

  17. Oct 9 2014

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    for people experience, well,keep upp the good work fellows.

  18. alan
    Dec 14 2014

    hi julianne ,
    i heard your piece on today fm about orlando florida this morning ,can you please post the details or e mail them to me as i am taking my 5 year old to disney world and any information on packages there would be fantastic . thank you so much in advance julianne .


  19. Diane Keyser
    Jan 13 2015

    THANK YOU Julianne Mooney for your decision to not support SeaWorld! We are very pleased to update you with her reply which we received from Keith Hutchinson. TV3, in the meantime, took down the clip from their website!

  20. Michelle
    Jan 15 2015

    Hi julianne,

    I’m looking for a week holiday in the sun and I’d like some advice where to go I’d like to go to either Portuga I hear villamoura is a nice area to go or tenerife I want to be in the center if things just somewhere nice for couples to go and relax

    • Jan 15 2015

      Hi Michelle, It really depends when you are going. If it is now, Portugal won’t have the weather and your best bet is Morocco or Canary Islands. I’ve not been to Tenerife, but a lot of people really like it – especially if you move away from the main strips. There is plenty to do, day trips etc. Portugal – I love. It’s got great food and beaches along algarve and also just up around Cape St Vincent is really beautiful. If you check posts on my website I have covered several places in Portugal – just search Portugal and they will come up!


    • Jan 27 2015

      Hi Michelle

      Did you email me on this?


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    Apr 18 2015

    Have you heard about Escape Goats?
    It’s a new website that went live today for anybody travelling around Ireland searching for something exciting to do and looking for great destinations and experiences in the location they are in or planning to visit. The site also offers an online booking service to an array of activities and events nationwide.
    For those who have a business or are hosting an upcoming event or who wish to promote a recreation activity in their locality they can advertise on for free.
    This company was a wildcard finalist in the AIB Startup Academy recently and is fast becoming the leading online platform to find something to do in Ireland.
    All you need to do is log on and let Escape Goats match amazing experiences to you and book great activities for you to enjoy at no extra cost.
    To help promote the website they are offering all those who sign up to their mailing list at automatic entry into a draw to win a 25 euro voucher. And for those who purchase an activity online, you are in the draw to win a 100 euro Escape Goats voucher. This promotional draw ends on Thursday 24th.

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    I hope this info is helpful to you and your followers.
    Warm regards.

  22. Eoin B
    May 1 2015

    Hi julianne I’m travelling over to the NFL game in Wembley on Sunday the 4th of October, I would like to fly in Sunday morning and home Sunday night. Can you recommend the best airport to use, as the game won’t be over till 6pm? I don’t mind what airport I use from Ireland as I normally do the same day return Dublin liverpool for soccer matchs.
    Thank you

    Eoin B

    • May 5 2015

      Hi Eoin
      You will be cutting it fine to be honest, although there is a late flight leaving from Heathrow that night back to Dublin so that is probably your best bet. If you are under time constraints, take the tube to paddington and take the heathrow Express. The flight is at 10pm although it is pricey so it might actually be worth staying overnight and getting a cheaper flight the next day if you have people with you to share a room. But otherwise, Heathrow will be your best bet to make it home that night!


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