Tourism Ireland welcomes exceptional +17% growth.
Mar31

Tourism Ireland welcomes exceptional +17% growth.

Tourism Ireland welcomes exceptional +17% growth for December 2015 to February 2016 1 million visitors in first two months of the year – for the first time ever Welcoming figures published today by the CSO for overseas visitors to Ireland between December 2015 and February 2016, Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “Today’s figures represent a very positive start to 2016 – confirming that, for the first time ever, we welcomed...

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The terrific Paul McKenna Band
Mar28

The terrific Paul McKenna Band

The terrific Paul McKenna Band from Scotland has a brand new bit of business out called, Paths That Wind. On Imelda Bhroga’s and my Sunday show on LiveIreland.com at noon from Dublin, Ireland, we play a lot of Paul McKenna, and we will play even more of this album. Great music. McKenna is a definite contender for 2017 Male Vocalist of the Year with this one. His voice is VERY special and exquisite, and it has matured a lot. Our only...

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Marc Redmond: Then and Now, Ghosts of 1916
Mar27

Marc Redmond: Then and Now, Ghosts of 1916

Marc Redmond: Then and Now, Ghosts of 1916 A selection of superimposed Photos by Dublin photographic artist Marc Redmond.              ...

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Roger Casement letters go on public display in Clare
Mar23

Roger Casement letters go on public display in Clare

50 original letters to and from Roger Casement in the three years leading up to his execution are being placed on public display at Clare Museum from this Thursday (24th March 2016) as part of the 1916 Centenary Commemorative events hosted by Clare County Council’s Archives Service. The Roger Casement Papers, which date from Casement’s arrival in Germany in 1914 to the very month he leaves Germany in 1916 on the U-19 submarine, were...

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Liam Neeson reads WB Yeats’ Easter 1916
Mar23

Liam Neeson reads WB Yeats’ Easter 1916

Liam Neeson’s love of Irish history is portrayed in RTE’s latest release Easter 1916 by WB Yeats. The Michael Collins star narrates the 1916 series of programs and this production is part of the “A Fanatic Heart” documentary by Bob Geldof.

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ProdiJig Opening At The Cork Opera House
Mar23

ProdiJig Opening At The Cork Opera House

Here’s a taster of the fantastic ProdiJig; the Revolution of Irish Dance. Opening this July at the Cork Opera House. This promises to be an exhilarating show, the preview videos are amazing. Working with revolutionary young Cork born choreographer and World Champion Irish dancer Alan Kenefick, and his award winning troupe of dancers, Cork Opera House is proud to be bringing to the stage this ground breaking new Irish dance show,...

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Arum
Mar22

Arum

Arum is an exhilarating four-piece band packing a thrilling repertoire of original and exploratory compositions. With their roots deep in traditional music, Arum is anchored by the wizardry of Conor Crimmins on flute, Alan Reid on Banjo/Bouzouki, Karen Hickey on fiddle and Martin Barry on Guitar and vocals. Arum are a band that are bringing some new adventures to Irish music. Melodies are intertwined with fascinating counter melodies...

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The Best 10 Beaches In Ireland
Mar21

The Best 10 Beaches In Ireland

With summer on the way and the spring sunshine out in full force, we can only smell the sand dunes and salty air with a selection of our top ten favourite beaches to visit in Ireland:                               

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The Wild Atlantic Way – Now Virtually Impossible to Miss!
Mar21

The Wild Atlantic Way – Now Virtually Impossible to Miss!

Virtual Reality Tours of the Wild Atlantic Way Piloted by Fáilte Ireland at International Tourism Fair in Berlin Fáilte Ireland has captured a number of unmissable experiences along the Wild Atlantic Way for virtual reality (VR) viewing, giving people the chance to remotely experience 3D tours of the coastal route. Piloted last week at the international tourism fair ITB in Berlin, VR gives Fáilte Ireland the chance to show buyers and...

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Seamie O’Dowd Musician, Songwriter Producer
Mar18

Seamie O’Dowd Musician, Songwriter Producer

Seamie O’Dowd was brought up by parents steeped in the musical traditions of South County Sligo, Ireland. His mother, Shiela, was a highly respected musician and teacher whose father and brothers all played fiddle, while his father, Joe, was renowned as a fiddle player among musicians and music lovers worldwide. Seamie himself began playing fiddle at about eight years of age. Making his first radio broadcast when he was ten...

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