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St. Patrick's Day: Free Dublin travel app and guidebook tips

March 16, 2012|By Mary Forgione | Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
  • A free excerpt from the new Lonely Planet Guide to Ireland includes 21 Top Experiences to have on the Emerald Isle.
A free excerpt from the new Lonely Planet Guide to Ireland includes 21 Top… (Lonely Planet )

Lonely Planet often has limited-time offers for free downloads of their travel guides and apps. In honor of St. Patrick's Day, the travel guide company offers its Dublin City Guide app for free along with an excerpt from its new Ireland guidebook.

The deal: The app usually costs $5.99. To get the app, folks with iPhones, iPads or iPod Touch can download the Lonely Planet Travel Guides from the iTunes store, open that app and select the Dublin guide. (Android and non-Apple tablet users are out of luck for this freebie.)

But here's something everyone can access: a free excerpt from the company's new Ireland guidebook (in an easy-to-download PDF) of 21 Top Experiences to have when traveling to the Emerald Isle. 

When: The free app is available until 1:59 p.m. PDT Saturday.

Details: Lonely Planet offers up more free advice for those with an armchair interest or soon to be going to Ireland:

How to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Dublin (um, they recommend drinking a lot);
Food and drink on the Emerald Island (they dare you to try the specialty Lough Neagh eel);
Ireland's top 10 unusual places to stay;
The best Irish bars around the world (yes, Iceland and Chile each have one).

Contact: Lonely Planet Travel Guides on iTunes and/or 21 Top Experiences

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