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Hi, my name is Colette Connolly and I'm the founder of Ireland on a Budget, a website/blog dedicated to providing up-to-date information on traveling to Ireland on a budget and how travelers can make the most of their vacation while they're there. While I grew up in Ireland, I've been living in New York City for many years with my husband and two kids. For much of my career, I served as a copywriter and public relations professional. I love to share with my readers the joys of experiencing new places, especially those in my home country, Ireland! You can find out more at https://irelandonabudget.com
Some of the spirits that are produced at the Boatyard Distillery, one of 8 distilleries in Northern Ireland that you should visit. Photo: Donal Maloney for Tourism Northern Ireland.
The Boatyard Distillery is on the shores of Lough Erne. Photo: Tourism Northern Ireland.
Visitors take a tour at the Copeland Distillery in Northern Ireland. Photo: Christopher Heaney, Tourism Northern Ireland.
Sunset over Strangford Lough in the Ards Peninsula. Photo: Johnny Donnan for Getty Images.
A bottle of the Echlinville Irish Pot Still Gin. Photo courtesy of Tourism Northern Ireland.
The Hinch Distillery in County Down is one of 8 distilleries in Northern Ireland to visit. Photo: Jamie Cotter, Hinch Distillery.
A selection of Hinch whiskey. Photo courtesy of Hinch Distillery.
The artisan stills at the Killowen Distillery in Co. Down, one of the 8 distilleries in Northern Ireland to put on your itinerary. Photo: Tourism Northern Ireland.
Visitors take a tour at the Rademon Estate Distillery, one of the 8 distilleries in Northern Ireland that you should visit. Photo: Rob Durston, Tourism Northern Ireland.
A Bushmills Whiskey bottle. Photo: David Cordner for tourism Northern Ireland.
A bottle of Wild Atlantic Distillery gin. Photo: Donal Moloney, Tourism Northern Ireland.
Visitors enjoy the Wild Atlantic Distillery Gin School Experience. Photo: Donal Maloney, Tourism Northern Ireland.