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Older than the Pyramids…

Perhaps the most significant attraction to linchpin the ‘ancient aspect’ of the east is Brú na Bóinne It has been the focus of human settlement for at least 6,000 years. The archaeological landscape within Brú na Bóinne, which means the ‘palace’ of the Boyne in Co. Meath, is dominated by the three large passage tombs, […]

By Hook or by Crook

One of the biggest draws of the Ireland’s Ancient East trail is a new tour experience at the world’s oldest working lighthouse. Hook Lighthouse on the tip of the Hook Peninsula in County Wexford will see visitors ascend the 115 steps of the 800-year-old building, and hear tales from a hologram of St Dubhan who […]

Matt LeBlanc and Chris Evans huge fans of Kerry

Top Gear rolled into Ireland last weekend as presenters Matt LeBlanc and Chris Evans took their cars around the Ring of Kerry for filming. Hoards of spectators turned out when the pair turned out hours early for filming, and the internet was alight with fans grabbing selfies with the TV stars whose first series after […]

Wet winter fails to deter tourists to Ireland

Tourists were unperturbed by Ireland’s wettest December in 130 years, as statistics show that visitor numbers increased over the winter months. Data released by the Central Statistics Office(CSO) on March 30 revealed that overall visits to Ireland between December 2015 and February 2016 increased by 17.1 per cent, compared to the corresponding period of 2014/15. […]

Behind Clery’s sudden closure

New RTÉ Documentary looks back at the iconic Dublin department store Clery’s following its dramatic closure in 2015 Watch it now on RTÉ Player International 6th January 2016: Friday, 12th June 2015 marked the end of an era as the iconic O’Connell Street department store Clery’s closed its doors for the last time. With no […]

Come Home this Christmas with RTÉ Player International

Come Home this Christmas with RTÉ Player International RTÉ Player International has launched a packed schedule of festive Christmas content, so no matter where you are in the world, you can feel like you are home with RTÉ Player International. From Christmas carols broadcast from Áras an Uachtaráin to mouth watering traditional Irish Christmas recipes, […]

11% tourism increase in Ireland in 2015

Tourism Ireland sets its sights on another record year for Irish tourism in 2016 – 8.2 million visitors Tourism Ireland recently launched details of its marketing plans to promote Ireland overseas in 2016 and beyond, at an event attended by Tourism Minister Paschal Donohoe and tourism industry leaders from around the country. The organisation aims […]

Act now to catch these great ferry bargains

Exploring Ireland in autumn/winter should be on every- one’s short break to-do list. The vivid reds, oranges and golds transform a country better known for its forty shades of green into an autumnal treat for the senses and the soul. Getting to Ireland from Britain has never been easier or more affordable and Stena Line […]

Trad fans to get online taste of Fleadh Cheoil with web open day

Join online for an online music performance, competitions, giveaways and a live Q&A to find out more about Ireland’s biggest trad festival

Get well-versed in Yeats country

There’s more to Sligo than the Fleadh Cheoil!

Irish chowder champ’s U.S. win

All-Ireland chowder champion wins at Rhode Island food fest

In the Irish World of April 6

  In the Irish World April 6    Economic and social justice think tank says Irish government policy is  increasing involuntary emigration Fr. Sean Healy on how Ireland could bring its taxation and social welfare systems into the 21st century Sinn Fein uses 15th anniversary of Good Friday Agreement to say that Dublin and London […]

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series on Inis Mór

  Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series to broadcast to the world from Inis Mór, live on Red bull TV This summer, all eyes will be on Inis Mór as the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series returns to Poll Na Péist (Serpent’s Lair) for the inaugural stop of the 2017 season. Returning for the […]

Long before the Kardashians there was Beau Brummel

Adam Shaw spoke to a self-proclaimed Protestant Ulsterman who has a play about the first celeb superstar The cult of celebrity is greater than it ever has been. Reality TV stars such as Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner have racked up millions of followers on social media on the back of merely having their lives […]

The Week: Irish News Highlight 5th Nov 2016

News highlights from Ireland, here, and around the world… Dublin Marathon attracts record numbers Up to 19,500 people took to the streets of the Irish capital last Sunday to take part in the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon. The race is now the fourth largest event of its kind in Europe, with 5,700 international participants this […]

Notre Dame brings a bit of that Indiana ‘can do’ to Connemara

A leading US Catholic university, home of the Fighting Irish, has branched out to Galway The University of Notre Dame is extending its successful Irish studies programme with a new partnership with the Benedictine Community at Kylemore Abbey this summer. The Indiana-based Catholic university has a Dublin campus, which has been home to an Irish […]

‘Sex, blood, violence and good-looking people’

Sky Atlantic gives gothic horror a fresh lick of paint

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