Jameson Distillery Re-Opens New Tour Site
Mar28

Jameson Distillery Re-Opens New Tour Site

‘Jameson Distillery Bow St.’ in Smithfield, Dublin, to support Irish Whiskey Tourism Strategy aim of attracting 1.9 million whiskey tourists to Ireland annually by 2025 Irish Distillers, Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, has announced the reopening of the home of Jameson in Smithfield, Dublin, following a total investment of €11 million. The new...

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Blessington Lakes County Wicklow
Mar25

Blessington Lakes County Wicklow

Just 25 miles from the centre of Dublin lie Blessington lakes. Beautiful and tranquil, there is a nostalgic tale of loss together with a sense of pride in their creation. In the 1930’s a decision was taken to build a dam at Poulaphouca waterfall. The waterfall now no longer exists. There was a need to supply Dublin with drinking water and hydroelectricity. The reservoir, officially known as the Poulaphouca reservoir flooded the...

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Chicago Goes Green!
Mar12

Chicago Goes Green!

Chicago goes green for St Patrick’s Day! This is the big start of the St. Pat’s festivities in Chicago. Saturday, March 11 was the big downtown parade, through the city’s beautiful Grant Park. Sunday, March 12 sees the world famous South Side Parade. The downtown one is all slick, politicians, big floats–you know the routine. And, it is the one for which they turn the river a bright green by adding,...

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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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Thatched Cottages Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford
Feb19

Thatched Cottages Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford

Kilmore Quay still retains it’s 19 century traditional thatched cottages in all their splendour. Traditionally thatcher’s used natural materials that could be sourced locally, for example water reeds by the river Slaney, wheat reed or straw from the farm. There are various designs that can be chosen for a thatched roof. The ridge of the roof can be very decorative or simple. Designs can be flush, block cut, bobbin, wrap...

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Live from Chicago with Bill and Imelda today 6PM Irish!
Jan23

Live from Chicago with Bill and Imelda today 6PM Irish!

Join us 18:00 HRS GMT for some great music and criac with Bill and Imelda live from our Chicago studio. Chat room and radio feed will be open....

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Scenes of Winters Past In Ireland
Dec31

Scenes of Winters Past In Ireland

Scenes of Winters Past In Ireland.   Scenes Of Winter’s Past In Ireland.

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Tourism Ireland teams up with world’s largest travel community on Instagram to promote the Walled City of Derry
Nov02

Tourism Ireland teams up with world’s largest travel community on Instagram to promote the Walled City of Derry

Millions of people worldwide to see images and videos of Londonderry Tourism Ireland has teamed up with Beautiful Destinations – the world’s largest travel and lifestyle community on Instagram, with a massive 7.4 million global followers – in its latest promotion for Londonderry and Northern Ireland. Tourism Ireland invited content creator James Relf Dyer, from Beautiful Destinations, to visit Derry over the weekend, to...

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Donegal Celtic Cross Forest Drone View
Oct27

Donegal Celtic Cross Forest Drone View

Planted by Forester Liam Emmery over a period of years he was able to plan out the design which would reveal itself every autumn to those flying overhead. A particularly dry autumn has made it stand out even more this year, with the different green hues more prominent. Unfortunately Emmery passed away in 2010 aged 51, before his creation became known to the public. His wife had forgotten about his elaborate plan until UTV approached...

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Irish Halloween Podcasts: Witches, Banshees and the Hell Fire Club
Oct27

Irish Halloween Podcasts: Witches, Banshees and the Hell Fire Club

Irish Halloween Podcasts: Witches of Kilkenny and the Hell Fire Club, Dublin The Story of Alice Kipler, The Witch of Kilkenny. The Hell Fire Club Dublin The Hell Fire Club on Mont Pelier Hill casts a foreboding presence over the south Dublin suburbs. It was originally built as a hunting lodge by William “the Speaker” Connolly, politician and land owner, in or around 1725. It is reported that the stone used to build the lodge was...

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