The Maguires take the country by storm
Mar12

The Maguires take the country by storm

Now, out of Co. Wicklow comes the Maguire Family. The family is another of those great Irish traditional music acts that seem to constantly spring up and keep the music vibrant–alive. Their new album is Little Giants and Other Oxymorons. We’ll be playing it a lot here on LiveIreland, and here is why. They are good. By that, we don’t mean “good” in the sense of cute or fun in a family way. We mean good....

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St. Patrick’s Festival Celebrates ‘Ireland You Are’ Across 4 Days
Mar12

St. Patrick’s Festival Celebrates ‘Ireland You Are’ Across 4 Days

St. Patrick’s Festival Celebrates ‘Ireland You Are’ Across 4 Days & 30 Events in Biggest Ever Festival Programme Celebrating our national holiday, St. Patrick’s Festival will bring together 3,000 artists, musicians, dancers, poets and performers in a stunning programme with over 30 events spanning four days and nights. Launched today (15th February) by Lord Mayor of Dublin Brendan Carr, the theme for St. Patrick’s Festival 2017 is...

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New Tourism Ireland film highlights Ireland’s biggest traditional music festival
Mar12

New Tourism Ireland film highlights Ireland’s biggest traditional music festival

Four days, 17 unique venues, one great traditional music festival … Tourism Ireland has unveiled a new film called “Temple Bar TradFest 2017”. Every January, Ireland’s largest traditional music festival takes place in Dublin’s Temple Bar, with four great days of music and dance. Tourism Ireland’s film showcases the musicians and unique venues in and around Temple Bar, including St Patrick’s Cathedral, City Hall and some of Dublin’s...

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The World Goes Green For St Patrick’s Day
Mar11

The World Goes Green For St Patrick’s Day

Tourism Ireland reveals the quirkiest ‘Greenings’ for St Patrick’s Day 2017 More pictures below. What do the Big Banana in Australia, an Ethiopian Airlines aircraft in Addis Ababa and two rhino statues in Nairobi have in common? They are just some of the more unusual participants in Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative for St Patrick’s Day 2017. Tourism Ireland’s annual Global Greening initiative has gone from strength to...

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Erin Walton to visit Ireland
Mar11

Erin Walton to visit Ireland

Erin Walton to visit Ireland The sensitive middle daughter from the iconic TV Series, The Waltons is to visit her ancestral home in the late Spring. Mary McDonough, who for a decade portrayed Erin Walton in the TV Series, has Irish roots in Golden in Tipperary, Limerick, and in Dublin. She plans to explore her roots during her week long stay. Following her success as an actor Mary went on to be a successful author and producer, and...

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Powerscourt House and Gardens, Co Wicklow
Mar08

Powerscourt House and Gardens, Co Wicklow

Powerscourt House and Gardens is located in Enniskerry, County Wicklow in the most picturesque natural surrounds. It is reported that Powerscourt House was built upon the remnants of a two storey strategic 13th century castle originally built by the la Poer family, a Norman family. The estate is so very intertwined with Irish history and the history of the local area. Richard Wingfield, Viscount Powerscourt, and then owner of the...

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Suburban Dublin, Drimnagh Castle
Mar06

Suburban Dublin, Drimnagh Castle

Just over three miles from Dublin City Centre is Drimnagh Castle built in the early 13th century. The castle was originally granted to a Norman family the De Berneval’s. It is the only fully moated castle in Ireland supplied by the Bluebell River. The castle was built as a defensive outpost following the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland. Irish clans, usurped from their lands by the Normans had retreated to the Dublin and Wicklow...

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Dublin Airport wins global airport quality award.
Mar06

Dublin Airport wins global airport quality award.

Dublin Airport wins global airport quality award. It was joint first for customer service in Western Europe alongside Malta, Porto & Zurich airports Dublin Airport has won a major international award for the quality of the customer experience that it provides to its passengers. Dublin was the third best airport in Europe for customer service last year in a tie with Malta, Porto, and Zurich airports. Sochi and Moscow Sheremetyevo...

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Jump into Ireland, Feet first!
Mar01

Jump into Ireland, Feet first!

You don’t just arrive in Ireland. You jump in, feet first, right in amongst it all. From the minute you’re here, you’re one of us. Living in the moment, or, ‘in the now’ as we like to say. You never know quite what to expect when you’re in the now. But one thing’s for sure – we’ll show you wonderful places, and things you won’t find anywhere else in the world. And when the fun’s finally over, you’ll feel like you’re leaving home...

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