Tourism Ireland aims for +7% growth in US visitors in 2016
Mar18

Tourism Ireland aims for +7% growth in US visitors in 2016

Tourism Ireland aims for +7% growth in US visitors in 2016 Tourism Ireland’s 2016 series of ‘Jump into Ireland’ sales blitzes across the United States kicks off this week – taking in the key cities of Chicago, Boston and New York. A delegation of 20 tourism companies from Ireland and the United States will meet with more than 200 top-producing travel agents, as well as about 80 influential travel and lifestyle journalists. Alison...

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St Patrick’s celebrations get the green light around the world
Mar17

St Patrick’s celebrations get the green light around the world

Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening goes from strength to strength with 190 major landmarks and sites taking part this year – celebrating Ireland and St Patrick Some 190 iconic landmarks and sites around the world will be illuminated in green over the coming days – as part of Tourism Ireland’s 2016 Global Greening initiative to celebrate the island of Ireland and St Patrick. From Rome to Rio and from London to Las Vegas, a host of...

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Limerick going green for St Patrick’s Festival
Mar15

Limerick going green for St Patrick’s Festival

Limerick this week welcomes thousands of musicians and performers as two of the biggest events of the year transform the City’s main thoroughfares into an open-air festival of colour and sound. Coordinated by Limerick City and County Council in support of Limerick’s bid to host the European Capital of Culture designation in 2020, the Limerick St Patrick’s Festival begins with the annual St Patrick’s Parade which kicks off at 12pm this...

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CELEBRATE THE ST. PATRICK’S DAY FESTIVAL AT GUINNESS STOREHOUSE
Mar15

CELEBRATE THE ST. PATRICK’S DAY FESTIVAL AT GUINNESS STOREHOUSE

Join us to celebrate St Patrick’s Weekend in Dublin at the Guinness Storehouse. From 16th – 20th March we’ll be celebrating our 10th annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival! Here at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin we believe everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, which is why we invite everyone to the Home of Guinness® for some of Ireland’s best live music, entertainment, food and of course, a perfect pint of Guinness. Our opening...

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St Patrick’s Day Dublin: be Irish for a day or four
Mar15

St Patrick’s Day Dublin: be Irish for a day or four

St Patrick’s Day Dublin: be Irish for a day or four As the national holiday celebrated in more countries around the world than any other, St Patrick’s Day is the one day when everyone wants to be Irish… ..Except that celebrating the very best of Irish and international talent takes more than a single day back in the old country, which is why this year’s St Patrick’s Festival takes place over four days from Saturday 14 to Tuesday...

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Only Our Rivers Run Free By Charlie McCoy
Mar15

Only Our Rivers Run Free By Charlie McCoy

Here’s a lovely version of an Irish favorite, Only Our Rivers Run Free. It is from the album, Celtic Dreams By Charlie McCoy, and features Donegal’s Marian Bradfield on vocals with Charlie on harmonica. Charlie is in the Nashville Music Hall of Fame. He has recorded with everyone from Elvis through Loretta Lynn and…..well, he has recorded with everyone. Period, full stop. Arguably the most well known and respected...

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We Banjo 3 US tour
Mar11

We Banjo 3 US tour

We Banjo 3 are on a US tour at the moment and we just had confirmation today that they will be performing for the President of the United States on March 15th on Capitol Hill as part of the Friends of Irish Luncheon. Also in attendance will be the Taoiseach, the Speaker of the House and the British Ambassador. We Banjo 3 are right now one of the hottest Irish bands on the US Celtic/Irish music circuit. The band is set to perform for...

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Irish Schools Mark 1916 At Croke Park Event
Mar09

Irish Schools Mark 1916 At Croke Park Event

Held in collaboration with the Thomas F. Meagher Foundation, included a speech by President Michael D. Higgins and is the first of its kind in the history of the state. Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD who is head of the 1916 events programs said; “I would like to thank the Defences Forces, the Department of Education and indeed all of the school teachers and principals which have made this...

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Byrne and Kelly
Mar07

Byrne and Kelly

What began as Celtic Thunder’s Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly performing a series of shows together called ‘Acoustic By Candlelight’ back in 2012 has turned into what is now known as Byrne and Kelly. Driven by dynamic vocal harmonies, the duo seamlessly dives into combining genres like traditional Irish and Americana to create a fresh, Celtic folk sound. In 2013 Byrne and Kelly was awarded ‘Best Duo in a Concert,...

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Redhead Portrait Exhibition at Cork Airport
Mar07

Redhead Portrait Exhibition at Cork Airport

Jörg, who has been photographing redheads at the Irish Redhead Convention over the past five years has amounted a photographic collection of over 1,000 gingers and a selection of these will be on display. With over 7,500 passengers through the airport each day, it’s an exciting opportunity to showcase this stunning collection which really captures our glorious red hair and the wonderful characters who frequent Irish Redhead...

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