RÉALTA NEW ALBUM! – CLEAR SKIES
May30

RÉALTA NEW ALBUM! – CLEAR SKIES

NEW ALBUM! – CLEAR SKIES * Out Now * Delightfully spirited and masterfully executed. The magical sounds of uilleann pipes and whistles weave their way harmoniously through an array of beautiful songs, lively tunes and soulful airs. Réalta’s second album is a sumptuous blend of traditional music from Ireland and further afield and is a testament to the creative talents of these young musicians! – John...

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Tourism Ireland welcomes strong +16% growth in overseas visitors for February-April 2016
May30

Tourism Ireland welcomes strong +16% growth in overseas visitors for February-April 2016

Tourism Ireland welcomes strong +16% growth in overseas visitors for February-April 2016 Positive start to the year as Tourism Ireland rolls out its promotional programme around the world, aiming to make 2016 another record year for Irish tourism Commenting on today’s figures from the CSO for overseas visitors to Ireland for February to April, Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “Today’s figures represent an excellent start...

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Belfast is “diverse and captivating” – says actor Richard E Grant.
May19

Belfast is “diverse and captivating” – says actor Richard E Grant.

Tourism Ireland campaign with Smooth Radio goes live, highlighting Belfast to millions across Great Britain A brand new online film starring actor Richard E Grant exploring Belfast has been unveiled. It’s the first in a series of short films created by Tourism Ireland and Smooth Radio to highlight Belfast and Northern Ireland to holidaymakers in Great Britain this year. In the film, viewers see Richard E Grant discovering Belfast and...

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Brand New, Sisterix
May13

Brand New, Sisterix

This musical formation was initially birthed for practical reasons, as a cunning plan to get food, when sisters Ornait and Siomha Hennessy were travelling around Australia in 2015. With a background in Irish folk music, they discovered that they were tapping into an original sound- eclectic but melodic, current but with echoes of the old singing tradition. With audiences responding enthusiastically, the sisters started to think that...

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Molly’s Revenge: Lift
May12

Molly’s Revenge: Lift

Traditional Irish, Scottish, Scandinavian, French, and old time American tunes have never sounded so alive and insistent. California-based Celtic band Molly’s Revenge announces “Lift,” a new album featuring a sparkling array of the band’s unusual and arresting aural folk art.   In early 2016 the band retreated to the NorCal coast, where they worked night and day to put together a record that could surpass the...

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Ireland is ‘hot’ – according to international luxury travel network
May10

Ireland is ‘hot’ – according to international luxury travel network

Ireland is ‘hot’ – according to international luxury travel network An international network of luxury travel agencies, Virtuoso, has revealed its list of “hottest” destinations for the upcoming 2016 summer travel season – and Ireland is at number six on the list. The survey shows that European destinations are top of the bucket list for most upscale American and Canadian jetsetters this summer – with Italy, the UK, France, Spain and...

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Tickets selling fast for next month’s Doolin Folk Festival
May10

Tickets selling fast for next month’s Doolin Folk Festival

Tickets selling fast for next month’s Doolin Folk Festival Tickets are selling fast for this year’s Doolin Folk Festival (June 10-12th) which includes The Hothouse Flowers, Jerry Fish, Finbar Furey, Dervish and Luka Bloom in its line-up. Taking inspiration from the great festivals of the 70’s and 80’s and set in the Brigadoon-like atmosphere of Doolin, Co Clare – between the Burren, the Cliffs of Moher and The Aran islands – the...

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The Willis Clan Irish Tour Kicks Off June 15th
May09

The Willis Clan Irish Tour Kicks Off June 15th

The Willis Clan is a family of amazing musicians, dancers, athletes, writers, and artists.  Living near Nashville Tennessee, they merge their Irish roots with other music and dance genres to create a unique blend of the old and new. God has blessed us greatly and we enjoy a rich and rewarding life. It is also a lot of hard work. With twelve children, just keeping their names straight can be a challenge. All twelve children’s...

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Tracing my Irish Ancestry: My Journey Home to Ireland
May09

Tracing my Irish Ancestry: My Journey Home to Ireland

Tourism Ireland has launched a new online film, ‘Tracing my Irish Ancestry – my journey home to Ireland’, specially created to encourage people around the world to visit Ireland in 2016 and find out more about their Irish ancestry. Tourism Ireland’s short film was produced to connect with those with Irish heritage around the world. It shows Irish-American Gerry Britt’s search to uncover his ancestry and how he traced his Irish roots....

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The Burren Rocks This May
May06

The Burren Rocks This May

A series of fun and educational events exploring how the history, culture, flora and fauna of the Burren have been shaped by the region’s geology will take place as part of ‘The Burren Rocks 2016’ in County Clare on May 28th and 29th. The annual programme of events is organised by Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Geopark, with the support of Doolin Cave, eWhizz, Adventure Burren, Aillwee Cave and the Burren Outdoor Education Centre,...

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