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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Bono, The Script and Hansard on Grafton Street tonight.
Dec24

Bono, The Script and Hansard on Grafton Street tonight.

Bono busking on Grafton Street via The Scripts periscope! Now it’s Christmas!! via Sunny Bono  ...

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Margeson on the Music October 2015

Margeson on the Music October 2015 Posted by Bill Margeson on September 18, 2015 at 3:00 Send Message   View Blog The Instrumental Album of the Year for 2015 will be The Return of Spring by Buttons and Bows. This globally loved group has not recorded in years, but here they are—still fantastic. Brothers Manus and Seamus McGuire on fiddles, Jackie Daly on button box and Garry O’Briain on guitar have created another diamond that...

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New Slí na Sláinte walking route launched in Bruff
Oct19

New Slí na Sláinte walking route launched in Bruff

A new Slí na Sláinte walking route was launched in Bruff, the 12th such route to be developed in Limerick. Developed by the Irish Heart Foundation and supported by Bruff Tidy Towns, Limerick Sports Partnership and Limerick City & County Council, the 3.5 kilometre route is located north of the town and is designed to encourage people to get more active and get walking. The sign-posted route was launched by Deputy Mayor of the City...

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Failte Ireland Welcomes Continuation of 9% VAT Rate
Oct13

Failte Ireland Welcomes Continuation of 9% VAT Rate

Fáilte Ireland today welcomed the continuation of the reduced rate of 9% VAT for the hospitality sector. The measure, which was originally introduced by the Government in 2011, has made a significant contribution to job creation in the tourism sector and to the perception overseas that Ireland is a destination which is good value for money. Speaking today, Fáilte Ireland’s CEO, Shaun Quinn, emphasised: “The tourism sector is once more...

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Cromwell’s Army remains found
Oct06

Cromwell’s Army remains found

Four skeletons were found in the grounds of Terryland Castle in Co Galway two weeks ago and experts are now saying that the graves may belong to Oliver Cromwell’s army. Historians and forensic scientists are very excited by the find. The site dates back to 1691 when French and Irish forces fought Cromwellian troops. It is believed that some of the remains may have noble and significant historical importance akin to the Richard...

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There’s a Lama on the loose in Co Offally
Oct02

There’s a Lama on the loose in Co Offally

Massive tailbacks on country roads near the village of Rahn Picture...

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Tom Cruise arrives in Ireland and traces his Irish roots.
Sep30

Tom Cruise arrives in Ireland and traces his Irish roots.

Tom Cruise arrived in Dublin earlier and checked into the Merrion Hotel on Stephens Green. Whilst launching his new film Oblivion, Cruise will be tracing his Irish roots Patrick Cruise, his great-great-great grandfather, returned from America when he was told that his land agent had evicted tenants from lands in Co Westmeath in 1843. He restored the tenants to 500 acres of land in Co Westmeath, compromising of townlands in Paristown...

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Teeling Whiskey Opens €10 million Distillery in Dublin 8
Sep30

Teeling Whiskey Opens €10 million Distillery in Dublin 8

Teeling Whiskey are to make a €10 million investment in Dublin’s liberties bringing 30 jobs to the area. Stephen and Jack Teeling who honed their skills from the Cooley distillery sold to Beam Inc in 2012 for $95 million. This will be the first new distillery to open in Dublin in 150...

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Margeson on the Music September 2015

Margeson on the Music September 2015 Posted by Bill Margeson on August 16, 2015 at 19:30 Send Message   View Blog As most of you know, IrishFest in Milwaukee is the largest Festival of its type in the world. There are 16 stages blasting away, and this year there was a record turnout of traditional music for the real Irish/Scottish music fan. Friday night of the Fest saw a truly stunning storm. Big time. I talked to a woman who said,...

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