Italian student ‘scoots’ around the island of Ireland
Aug26

Italian student ‘scoots’ around the island of Ireland

24-year-old undertakes 1,600 km tour of Ireland via footbike Roberto Cassa, a 24-year-old Italian student at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, has been doing something a little less ordinary during his summer break – travelling around the island of Ireland by footbike, with assistance from Tourism Ireland in Milan. Having set out from Belfast at the end of July, Roberto has travelled about 1,600 km over 17 days – from...

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Walks in Wicklow: Glendalough
Aug25

Walks in Wicklow: Glendalough

“Gleann dá locha”; The Glen of the two lakes, was carved into the Wicklow landscape by glacial activity. Standing in the graveyard in the lands surrounding the lower lake you can easily imagine a time when this was a very important, bustling place with a busy monastic centre including churches, farmhouses, workshops, guesthouses and monastic cells at its height in the 9th Century. Founded in early 600ad by Saint Kevin, visiting here,...

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Targeting the Diaspora in Milwaukee
Aug24

Targeting the Diaspora in Milwaukee

The 36th annual Milwaukee Irish Fest – the largest celebration of Irish culture and heritage in the United States – took place in Wisconsin over the weekend. With a huge audience of about 150,000 visitors, the four-day festival was an ideal opportunity for Tourism Ireland to showcase the island of Ireland as a superb holiday destination. Seán Kyne, Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources, was at the festival,...

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Fusion Fighters Tg4’s street dance competition
Aug23

Fusion Fighters Tg4’s street dance competition

Scoth na damhsóirí anseo in Inis How good are these guys Fushion Fighters

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Redhead Convention 2016
Aug19

Redhead Convention 2016

The quaint seaside village of Crosshaven, Cork, will once again come alive for the annual Irish Redhead Convention! Now in its seventh year, the weekend-long ginger extravaganza will be filled with fun, freckles and frolics, taking place from 19-21 August 2016. Thousands of redheads near and far will flock to the usually-sleepy village for a festival of extraordinary uniqueness, which raises vital funds for the Irish Cancer Society....

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Rose of Tralee festival kicks off.
Aug18

Rose of Tralee festival kicks off.

AN Italian Chef, a reporter on the Nicky Byrne Show on RTÉ 2FM, a Garda and the son of the 1988 Boston Rose have made the cut to be Rose Escorts at the 2016 Rose of Tralee International Festival. Peter Capocci, Carl Mullan, Patrick Browne and James Johnston respectively, were among the 65 guys who will be the Rose Escorts to 65 Roses taking part in this year’s extended Festival from 17-23 August in Tralee. #regram from...

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Return to Clinch Mountain – Brendan Hendry, Jonny Toman
Aug18

Return to Clinch Mountain – Brendan Hendry, Jonny Toman

A few days ago, we showed you the terrific video on the promotion of the new album, The Living Roots, just out from Northern Ireland’s Brendan Hendry and Jonny Toman. Here is a full musical vid to show you what these two are offering in this wonderful, brand new album. This cut is called, Return to Clinch Mountain. It is an old Stanley Brothers mountain tune from America. This shows the current, red hot approach virtually all...

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Amazing view of gorse fire on Bray Head
Aug17

Amazing view of gorse fire on Bray Head

Skycam Ireland took some brilliant footage of the blaze. It seems every year the gorse catches fire with a late summer hot spell.

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Donegal dance with a view
Aug17

Donegal dance with a view

The girls at Colaiste Aoidh Mhic Bhricne in Teelin, Co Donegal give us a perfect skit with an amazing backdrop of Slieve League prompted by a visit of Taylor Scallon School of Irish Dance from...

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August sunshine on the Wild Atlantic Way
Aug16

August sunshine on the Wild Atlantic Way

Ireland is experiencing a last summer hurrah and the Wild Atlantic Way is in full glory with day trippers and our 2 week break holiday makers from all over the country and abroad. Picture by @tim_mc78 of Barleycove Beach in Cork one of the most breathing taking beaches of the #WildAtlanticWay #westcork #barleycove #wildatlanticway #lovecork #Ireland #Travel #Corklike #lonelyplanet A photo posted by Wild Atlantic Way...

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