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Unmissable attractions along the Wild Atlantic Way

Unmissable attractions along the Wild Atlantic Way Anne Geaghan recounts her trip recent trip to Galway enjoying the hospitality of Ireland’s idyllic west coast, with thanks to Tourism Ireland. The recent August Bank holiday weekend in Ireland is one I will remember as the date of a short visit to Galway for a little taste […]

Wild Atlantic Way celebrated with new stamps

An Post has released a new colourful quartet of ‘hi-tech’ stamps depicting the beauty of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. The four stamps were designed to fully represent the 2,500km route from Malin Head, Co. Donegal to Kinsale, Co. Cork. They can be downloaded online and, once scanned by a smart phone or tablet with the […]

‘Border controls’ back with Wild Atlantic Way passport

A new souvenir passport that can be used to chart your journey down the Wild Atlantic Way has been released by Ireland’s tourism authorities. Failte Ireland, in a joint initiative with An Post, have launched the project in a bid to “deepen visitor engagement” with the coastal touring route. Consisting of 188 “discovery points” along […]

Ancient East to rival Wild Atlantic Way

One of the most successful Irish tourism campaigns in recent memory is the Wild Atlantic Way. Enter The Ancient East It has drawn in huge crowds from abroad, notably from the US and Canada, and is touted as having contributed massively to a massive 1.1 million jump in visitors to Ireland since 2011. But, as many […]

George Wendt’s Wild Atlantic Way

[tube]BQ04rwdAIrQ[/tube] George Wendt, well known as Norm in Cheers, takes his wife on a trip on The Wild Atlantic Way. George is in Ireland for The Cat Laughs Festival, 19 years after appearing at the very first one.

Irish wildfire reveals huge hidden ‘Eire’ signal from Second World War

The Week: News highlights from Ireland, here, and around the world… Irish wildfire reveals huge hidden ‘Eire’ signal from Second World War Irish helicopters discovered a forgotten Second World War landmark, after a wildfire on Bray Head revealed a huge stone “Eire 8” sign along the Irish coast. The large gorse fire on Bray Head […]

Run Wild

Louth’s Tom Reynolds and Wicklow’s Lillian Deegan raise €12,000 for charity as first to complete 1,800 mile Wild Atlantic Way Two ultra-running enthusiasts have become the first ever people to complete the ‘Wild Atlantic Route’ (WAR) – a 1,800 mile journey along Ireland’s west coast. Tom Reynolds, from Co. Louth, came home in 34 days, covering, on […]

Ministers are so wrong, our Post Offices are vital

‘Local post offices mean so much more to the heart and soul of rural Ireland than the high speed broadband the government has promised so many times and still shows no sign of ever delivering’, writes a recent arrival from London to rural Sligo, Trudy Prescott. Last September, an article in an Irish national newspaper […]

Craic no longer enough to attract UK visitors

Irish tourism bosses dealing with post-Brexit drop in UK visitors say Ireland will have to offer more action packed holidays Ireland must offer more in the way of outdoor activities to keep attracting visitors from the UK rather than just relying on ‘the craic’, tourism bosses told Irish hoteliers at the week-end. The CEO of […]

Would-be newly-weds go west

More and more Irish people in this country are holding their wedding receptions and bachelor parties in Ireland, writes Anne Geaghan I recently had the privilege of attending a family wedding at Salthill in Galway, just between Christmas and New Year. The setting was absolutely gorgeous with views of Galway Bay across the famous promenade. […]

Irish Ferries named ‘Best Ferry or Fixed Link Operator’

Irish Ferries has been voted ‘Best Ferry or Fixed Link Operator’ at the Group Leisure & Travel Awards 2017 for the second consecutive year. Speaking at the ceremony, Marie McCarthy, Irish Ferries’ dedicated Coach and Groups Manager, said: “We are delighted to have won this award for a second year running and would like to […]

Star Wars can claim over €2m in tax relief

These aren’t the tax revenues you’re looking for Revenue Commissioners have revealed that Pinewood Productions Ireland had claimed tax relief of between €2 million and €3 million (£1.7-£2.6m) on the upcoming Star Wars movie The Last Jedi. Their records show that the Revenue granted the tax relief for The Last Jedi on 27 June of […]

Why Knock is special to many

For pilgrims devoted to Our Lady, Mother of God Knock in Co. Mayo has long been a special place Presented by Knock Pilgrimages For 138 years millions of Catholics from all across the globe have flocked to Knock Shrine in Co. Mayo where it is said that the sick can be healed miraculously. The story […]

Shannon adds to US services

Orange County and Rhode Island added to Shannon Airport’s growing transatlantic services Shannon Airport has added the east coast airports of Stewart International in Orange County and Providence in Rhode Island to its transatlantic services. The announcement gives Shannon its largest number of transatlantic destinations for 17 years, and will act as a boost for […]

Everest hero John Burke gets his running shoes on

Everest conqueror John Burke was given the honour of starting the Bank of Ireland Night Run at Shannon Airport, before admitting it harder than climbing Everest. The popular Armada Hotel operator was joined by his wife and actor Aoibhín, the 5km run was a long way from the steepest 8.8km in the world which he […]

Welcome to Ireland’s sunny south east

We  take a closer look at Co. Wexford With numbers historically flocking to the west, we look at why this lesser-visited region of Ireland can give you just as much scenery, activities, history and craic. Ireland’s south east, unless you’re from there, has often been the first and last stop on holidays as visitors pack […]

WATCH: New Tourism Video Tracks Olympic Hopeful’s Journey

‘Transitions’, the third short tourism film in a series of five by has been launched online this week The ‘Wild Mayo’ series concentrates on the personal stories of athletes and their relationship to County Mayo, and has already proven to be popular online. Instalment three follows triathlete and former world junior medallist Con Doherty […]

Mayo footballers give tourism a boost has turned to the county’s football stars to highlight the variety of experiences available to holidaymakers in the county. Mayo senior footballers Aidan O’Shea, Lee Keegan and Colm Boyle feature in a new tourism video, in which they embark on a road trip along the Wild Atlantic Way in Mayo. It’s the second production […]

Ennis preparations for August’s Fleadh

Ḿicheál Ó Riabhaigh is quite excited about the Fleadh Cheoil’s return to Ennis, Co. Clare this year This year County Clare will host Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in the town of Ennis for the second year in a row. Without doubt, Clare is a special county when it comes to traditional music and hundreds of […]

The Week: News Highlights 22nd April 2017

We look at the latest news highlights from Ireland Married couples still getting older in Ireland Brides and grooms are continuing to marry at an older age according to the latest figures released by Ireland’s Central Statistics Office. Last year’s statistics show that the average age of a groom in an opposite-sex marriage is 35.7 […]

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